27 Creative Business Ideas For Bloggers (Quick Money)

Looking to start a business in the blogging world, but not quite sure what to start?

The good news is, there are so many opportunities to start a blog and make money quick.

If you're looking to start your own blog, there are several niches you can focus your energy on.

We put a list together below of the most profitable blogging business ideas you can start today!

Here they are:

1. Start a hair blog ($72K/year)

Katie Emery from Montrose, CA started Katie Goes Platinum over 2 years ago, a hair blog.

  • Revenue: $6,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Montrose, CA

I started my blog in 2018 after I decided to embrace my gray hair.

I dyed my hair for over 25 years, and by 2018 my hair was horribly damaged. It really only looked good for a few days after dyeing.

I spent years thinking about ditching the dye and letting my hair go gray, but I was worried about looking old, or like I’d “let myself go.” Finally, I had enough of the constant chemicals, the cost, and the upkeep, and I decided I would stop dying my hair.

I joined some Facebook gray hair support groups and noticed that a lot of us had questions, but couldn’t find our answers online. So I decided to start a website that would be a “one-stop-shop” for women with gray hair where they could find the information and products they needed.

Up until the point where I started Katie Goes Platinum, I felt thwarted in my career. I had studied art history and photography, but couldn’t make a great living from them.

So I’d spent years in office jobs. They paid well but weren’t personally fulfilling.

In 2015, my husband got laid off, and our older son almost died from a mystery illness. The bills started piling up, and we started looking around for other ways to bring in income.

Jen Sincero’s book, You Are A Badass at Making Money inspired me to start thinking about blogging as a viable side hustle option. It seemed perfectly suited to me since I could do it from home, after work, and the start-up costs were fairly minimal.

I came up with two different blog ideas, but neither of them panned out. I wasn’t excited enough about the topics to write about them frequently enough to earn income.

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Katie Emery, on starting Katie Goes Platinum ($6,000/month) full story ➜

2. Start a podcast ($2.04M/year)

John Lee Dumas from Puerto Rico, USA started Entrepreneurs on Fire about 8 years ago, a podcast.

  • Revenue: $170,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 4
  • Location: Puerto Rico, USA

Before I launched Entrepreneurs On Fire I was working in Commercial Real Estate, which meant I was spending a lot of time in the car driving to show properties and meet with clients.

That’s when I had my own ah-ha moment: why isn’t someone creating a daily podcast for people like me, who have to drive to and from work every day and want to consume inspiring content? … Be the change.

Because I was not a huge fan of the radio, I started listening to podcasts. They were like a breath of fresh air: on-demand, valuable content that gave me advice, tips and tactics about any topic I was interested in for free.

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John Lee Dumas, on starting Entrepreneurs on Fire ($170,000/month) full story ➜

3. Start an online community ($12K/year)

Steven Lin from Bloomington, Indiana, USA started letsworkremotely over 3 years ago, a online community.

  • Revenue: $1,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Bloomington, Indiana, USA

This sounds terrible and I mostly accredit that to being a 19-year-old college kid, but I was bored and wanted a challenge.

Most of my summer at the time was wasted on video games, carbonation, and junk food. I wanted to do something that challenged me, be a good learning experience and hopefully make some money. After deleting all my games off my computer and phone, I fired up Google and got sucked into the wild world of making money online.

Not all of your competitors are bad, everyone is just trying to make it out there in a competitive world. Instead of trying to steal value from each other, see if you can find ways to create value together. At the end of the day, it’s always about the community and your customers.

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Steven Lin, on starting letsworkremotely ($1,000/month) full story ➜

4. Become a social media influencer

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5. Start a finance blog ($1.2M/year)

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner from Remote started Making Sense of Cents over 9 years ago, a finance blog.

  • Revenue: $100,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Remote

I was forced to learn about money at a young age. I have been working full-time since around the age of 14 (I was a full-time nanny for a job I had found on a bulletin board), and once that job was over I worked in retail for many years before I became an analyst. My dad passed away when I was a teenager, and there was no inheritance or anything like that, so I only had myself to rely on.

While I haven’t always been good with money, and I have made mistakes in the past, I have learned a lot and enjoy talking about it. I also enjoy helping others learn how to improve their financial situation too!

Learn how to separate work and life. Being a blogger can mean that your work-life balance can get out of whack, and this is because it is so easy in today’s world to constantly be connected.

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Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, on starting Making Sense of Cents ($100,000/month) full story ➜

6. Become a craft business blogger ($8.4K/year)

Theresa Healey from Stormville, New York, USA started With Love From T To You over 3 years ago, a craft business blogger.

  • Revenue: $700/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Stormville, New York, USA

Ever since I was a young kid I have always loved cooking, making art, and writing. But it wasn’t until I went into High School that my passion for these grew exponentially. On my days off from school, I would be in the kitchen baking cookies, cakes, bread, or working on my next art project.

At a young age, I was diagnosed with Celiac disease which is a severe allergy to gluten (found in wheat, barley, and rye). I also developed a long list of other allergies to dairy, soy, eggs, various fruits, vegetables, and fishes which means my diet is limited to a select group of foods. Due to the changes in my dietary needs, this forced me to cook most of my meals at home and invest in a few dozen cookbooks. Over time once I became more comfortable with cooking to my needs I started creating my recipes and writing them down with the hopes that one day I could create my recipe book and blog.

Although my recipe book is still a work in the process, my blog is up and thriving! Seeing as I am someone who can’t eat a large group of foods I understand how difficult it can be for others on the same path as me, so I wanted to create a place to share all of these recipes; but not only recipes, DIYs, traveling tips and life hacks, crafts as well.

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Theresa Healey, on starting With Love From T To You ($700/month) full story ➜

7. Start a travel blog ($33.6K/year)

Andrew Norton from England, United Kingdom started SkyAlliance over 1 year ago, a travel blog.

  • Revenue: $2,800/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: England, United Kingdom

It all started at Heathrow Airport. I was and currently still work at the airport as a security officer in Terminal 5.

When I first started the role I had learned how to develop software, code and also web design. However, I didn’t know what direction of business to pursue with these skills. In the role of a security officer, you interact with the masses of passengers passing through every working day.

It all started at Heathrow Airport. I was and currently still work at the airport as a security officer in Terminal 5.

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Andrew Norton, on starting SkyAlliance ($2,800/month) full story ➜

8. Start a pet blog ($4.8K/year)

Abhishek Joshi from New Delhi, Delhi, India started Dog With Blog almost 11 years ago, a pet blog.

  • Revenue: $400/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: New Delhi, Delhi, India

Post my MBA, I started as a digital marketer for an IT firm and I was managing the company website - content, social media, blogs, etc. Since my professional domain was digital and I had a keen interest in the same, I experimented with creating a personal blog of my own over a weekend. Since I was most interested in dogs and was volunteering towards their care, that came to be the theme of the blog.

Dog with Blog was conceptualized in 2010 when I thought of attempting to make a difference (in my humble capacity) towards the stray animal cause. I was merely concocting a cocktail of the twin loves of my life – dogs, and words – in that order. In India, there are many homeless dogs who rarely fund takers despite them being best suited to withstand and flourish in the tropical climates. We try to raise awareness towards their plight and with our active communities we run a dog adoption network which is completely free.

The power of social media is unquestionable and the very fact that we have been able to find some of the strays, abandoned dogs loving homes bears testimony to the same. Minus the digital channels, there wasn’t an efficient way to reach out to dog lovers across the length and breadth of the country.

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Abhishek Joshi, on starting Dog With Blog ($400/month) full story ➜

9. Become a ghost blogger

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10. Start an online courses business ($60K/year)

Lidiya Kesarovska from The Netherlands started Let's Reach Success over 7 years ago, a online courses business.

  • Revenue: $5,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: The Netherlands

Back in 2013, I had already discovered my passion - personal development - and had realized writing is the best way to express myself. So I combined these and started a self-improvement blog.

Starting the blog was the best decision and not giving up on it over the years (even when no traffic or money was coming in) was what helped me move forward.

It was first just a hobby and I knew nothing about blogging. Over the years, after publishing a ton of content, gaining traffic, learning about SEO, email marketing, social media, and all the ways to monetize a blog, it became a real business.

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Lidiya Kesarovska, on starting Let's Reach Success ($5,000/month) full story ➜

11. Start a mom blog ($120K/year)

Carly Campbell from started Mommy On Purpose about 85 years ago, a mom blog.

  • Revenue: $10,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location:

When I started Mommy on Purpose, I started with ZERO knowledge of the internet or how online businesses work. I could hardly type, to be honest, I didn’t even take a high school computer class (and I have no education beyond high school).

I waitressed through all of my 20s and had entered my 30s at a desk job - making slightly more than minimum wage. My husband and I had decided to start a family, and I full well knew that there was NO point in my “going back to work” after I had a baby… paying for childcare meant I’d be bringing in less than 200$ per month.

You won’t learn how to be successful until you find out what doesn’t work.

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Carly Campbell, on starting Mommy On Purpose ($10,000/month) full story ➜

12. Start a food blog ($64.8K/year)

Brett Lindenberg from California, USA started Food Truck Empire almost 7 years ago, a food blog.

  • Revenue: $5,400/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: California, USA

Back in 2014, I had an idea to start a food truck business. The business model seemed like a winner because I could operate part-time on weekends while maintaining my corporate online marketing job during the week.

I viewed this as a low-risk business opportunity since I wouldn’t need to rely on the food truck profits to pay bills. Any income generated would be “extra money” after the expenses of running a truck. Operating at a profit didn’t seem like a difficult task to assuming I would be willing to run the business myself and selected a high-margin menu for the truck.

Starting a business is time consuming and insanely difficult even if you’re doing it full time. Take the hours you have left after work and focus them toward one thing.

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Brett Lindenberg, on starting Food Truck Empire ($5,400/month) full story ➜

13. Start a freelance writing business ($960K/year)

David Tile from Toronto, Ontario, Canada started Article-Writing Co over 9 years ago, a freelance writing business.

  • Revenue: $80,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 12
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

In 2011, coming out of college, I miserably tried to start a penny auction website. I studied Political Science at University, which had absolutely no bearing on this idea. I knew I wanted to do something entrepreneurial and was consumed by this auction model. I had my own specific mechanics that I thought would make the game a lot more fair for the average consumer. But alas, 6-8 months later, after burning through thousands of dollars trying to get the technology right, I was absolutely nowhere.

I was resigned to not give up, but the mechanics of the auction are critical to the smooth operation of the website and if you can’t get it right you don’t have a business. So I decided to start taking on some freelance writing work, just to get some cash in.

One thing led to another and I started getting some bigger clients with bigger asks. Eventually, I snowballed hiring some writers and copy editors. Turning this thing into a full-time business operation.

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David Tile, on starting Article-Writing Co ($80,000/month) full story ➜

14. Start an email newsletter business ($1.2K/year)

Qin Xie from London, England, United Kingdom started Money Talk 6 months ago, a email newsletter business.

  • Revenue: $100/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom

My day job is a travel editor for a national newspaper in the UK, which I absolutely love. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, I was put on furlough at the beginning of May.

The great thing about launching a newsletter as a subscription product is that the overheads are low - or in my case, zero. The only thing I had to give up was my time, and I had plenty of it.

That month coincided with lots of journalists around the world getting laid off. Needless to say, I was seriously worried about whether or not I’d have a job by the end of the furlough period and how I’d make up the difference in income.

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Qin Xie, on starting Money Talk ($100/month) full story ➜

15. Become an affiliate marketer

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16. Become an author ($168K/year)

Nick Thacker from Colorado, USA started Nick Thacker almost 4 years ago, a author.

  • Revenue: $14,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Colorado, USA

I’ve always been a fanatic reader, specifically in the thriller genre. I discovered Dan Brown as a kid, then James Rollins, and I’ve always love action movies that combine adrenaline and history (think National Treasure, Indiana Jones, etc.).

I decided to write a book (my first was called The Golden Crystal, and it has been re-launched as The Atlantis Stone) when my grandfather passed away. He had always been a strong positive influence in my life, and he, my dad, and I often swapped paperbacks we liked. That first book was intended as a gift for my dad for Christmas, and it was going to be the only one I ever wrote -- just to see if I could do it.

I had no idea what I was doing (arguably, I still don’t…). I just thought it would be fun to combine technology with the discovery of Atlantis… in some way. When I got started, I was naive enough to think that books simply happen, but the book very quickly got the best of me. I took a six-month break and consumed as much as I could on the subject of the craft of writing fiction. I’d never really written anything before, so it was an eye-opening experience to learn about structure, plot tropes, character development, and everything else that goes into a good, cohesive story.

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Nick Thacker, on starting Nick Thacker ($14,000/month) full story ➜

17. Become a product reviewer ($24K/year)

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18. Start a beauty and fashion marketplace

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19. Become a tech blogger ($3.6K/year)

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20. Start a Digital subscription business

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21. Become a giveaway blogger

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22. Become a nurse blogger

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23. Start a real estate blog

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24. Become a blogging coach

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25. Become a public speaker

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26. Start a vlog

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27. Start a career advice

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Starter Story,   Founder of Starter Story

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