27 Creative Business Ideas For Bloggers (Quick Money)

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 product review blog ($24K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,000 — $500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$2,314
Skills
Business model

Cy from Detroit, MI, USA started Super Smash Cache almost 8 years ago, a product review blog.

  • Revenue: $2,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 0
  • Location: Detroit, MI, USA

Case Study

Confidence in my sexuality was something I had to cultivate; I didn’t want others to feel alone like I did. I was resentful of the narrative that men having orgasms was expected, while women experiencing pleasure was extraordinary. “That’s just the way things are,” one of my (male) friends told me.

No.

Women can take charge of their sexual experience in so many ways, like:

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

How Much Can You Make?
$6,000 — $8,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$375
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Katie Emery from Los Angeles, CA started Katie Goes Platinum about 4 years ago, a hair blog.

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

Case Study

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

How Much Can You Make?
$419 — $1,020,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$4,868
Time To Revenue
90 days
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 2 hours/week
Skills
Interests
Business model

John Lee Dumas from Puerto Rico, USA started Entrepreneurs on Fire about 10 years ago, a podcast.

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

Case Study

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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4. ($12K/year)

Steven Lin from Bloomington, Indiana, USA started letsworkremotely about 5 years ago, a business.

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

Case Study

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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5. Become a social media influencer

How Much Can You Make?
$2,500 — $300,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$601
Skills

Examples of a successful social media influencer:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a social media influencer:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a social media influencer ➜

Case Study

Hi! My name is Dohyun Kim, and I am the individual behind the social media account YourAverageTechBro. My largest platform is TikTok with 155,000 followers, and I am also on Youtube with around 11,000 subscribers, and I am also on Instagram with a much more humble follower count of 850, and on Twitter @DohyunKim.

Currently, I am averaging around $3000/month across ad money, sponsored content, and a few course sales (this is a much newer product category that I am breaking into.

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6. Start a finance blog ($900K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$3,500 — $665,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$364
Time To Revenue
150 days

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner from Living on a Sailboat started Making Sense of Cents about 11 years ago, a finance blog.

  • Revenue: $75,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Living on a Sailboat

Case Study

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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7. Become a craft business blogger ($9.6K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$800 — $33,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$200
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Theresa Healey from Stormville, New York, USA started With Love From T To You about 5 years ago, a craft business blogger.

  • Revenue: $800/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 1
  • Location: Stormville, New York, USA

Case Study

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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8. Start a travel booking app ($33.6K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $1,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$96,374
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model
Work from home

Andrew Norton from England, United Kingdom started SkyAlliance over 3 years ago, a travel booking app.

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

Case Study

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

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$2,000
Time To Revenue
120 days
Skills
Business model

Abhishek Joshi from New Delhi, Delhi, India started Dog With Blog over 12 years ago, a pet blog.

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

Case Study

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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10. Become a ghost blogger ($147K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$450 — $24,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$125
Time Commitment Per Week
Min. 5 hours/week
Skills
Interests

Examples of a successful ghost blogger:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a ghost blogger:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a ghost blogger ➜

Case Study

Hey, I’m Lacy and I’m a content strategist, author of the bestselling Kindle ebook Make a Killing With Content, and the Director of The Content Direction Agency. We specialize in done-for-you content strategy and writing retainers for the content between launches or promotions that helps businesses grow, nurture, and prime their audience to say “hell yes!” before they ever see the offer.

Over the past 9 years, we’ve helped hundreds of business owners create bespoke content strategies to consistently drive quality traffic to websites, increase monthly email leads by 300% or more, improve search engine rankings, enroll dozens of clients per month into membership programs, support multi-six figure launches, and drive millions of views of our articles.

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11. Create an online course ($60K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$350 — $3,735,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$4,297
Time To Revenue
150 days
Skills

Lidiya Kesarovska from The Netherlands started Let's Reach Success over 9 years ago, a online course.

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

Case Study

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

How Much Can You Make?
$2,500 — $10,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,000
Time To Revenue
120 days
Skills
Business model

Carly Campbell from started Mommy On Purpose over 83 years ago, a mom blog.

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

Case Study

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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13. ($64.8K/year)

Brett Lindenberg from California, USA started Food Truck Empire almost 9 years ago, a business.

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

Case Study

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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14. Start a freelance writing business ($1.5M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$700 — $150,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$489
Time To Revenue
90 days
Skills
Business model

David Tile from Toronto, Ontario, Canada started Article-Writing Co over 11 years ago, a freelance writing business.

  • Revenue: $125,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 25
  • Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Case Study

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

How Much Can You Make?
$100 — $665,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$88,600
Skills

Qin Xie from London, England, United Kingdom started Money Talk over 2 years ago, a email newsletter business.

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

Case Study

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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16. Become an author ($240K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $1,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$6,050
Skills

Nick Thacker from Colorado, USA started Conundrum Publishing over 5 years ago, a author.

  • Revenue: $20,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 2
  • Location: Colorado, USA

Case Study

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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17. Start a beauty and fashion marketplace

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $40,480,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$173,333
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful beauty and fashion marketplace:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a beauty and fashion marketplace:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a beauty and fashion marketplace ➜

Case Study

My name is Kahindo Mateene, I am the Founder and Chief Creative Director of KAHINDO, my luxury sustainable namesake fashion brand. KAHINDO is a luxury womenswear brand created with original prints and exuberant colors that celebrates the legacy of African fashion with a modern twist. A socially responsible brand, we are dedicated to ensuring ethical work practices for the women who create our brand in Africa.

For me, fashion is only as beautiful as the way I treat the female artisans and workers who help me create my line. That means focusing on sustainability and ethical work environments for my global partners and using the KAHINDO brand as a vehicle to create equity and job opportunities for women. Together, we share the heart and soul of Africa with the rest of the world through fashion.

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18. Start a tech blog

How Much Can You Make?
$200 — $25,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$225
Time To Revenue
180 days
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful tech blog:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a tech blog:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a tech blog ➜

Case Study

Hey guys! My name is Josh Summers and I’m the founder of All Things Secured, a personal security and privacy brand that produces tutorials and educational content online. I started the company about 5 years ago while living in a sensitive part of China where the internet was highly censored and my activities were closely monitored, but have since moved to a more comfortable location in Thailand.

This past year, we crossed the 100,000 subscriber mark on YouTube and have continued to grow our content through email, live workshops, and other social media channels.

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19. Become a giveaway blogger

How Much Can You Make?
$25,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,000
Skills

Examples of a successful giveaway blogger:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a giveaway blogger:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a giveaway blogger ➜

Case Study

Hello! My name is Trey Christensen and alongside Cody Reese, we started a business called Vast or most commonly known as VastGG. In 2017, we began offering our marketing services in the form of social and viral giveaways. Using a bit of growth hacking, we developed a way to grow a client's following in the gaming and esports industries.

We never thought Vast would be anything other than a side hustle. However, we have now grown the business into a large-scale giveaway marketing agency with over 2,000,000 followers across our socials, 1,950,000 subscribers to our giveaway newsletter, and are generating over $30k in revenue per month.

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20. Become a nurse blogger

Examples of a successful nurse blogger:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a nurse blogger:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a nurse blogger ➜

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21. Start a real estate blog

Examples of a successful real estate blog:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a real estate blog:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a real estate blog ➜

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22. Become a blogging coach

How Much Can You Make?
$8,000 — $68,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$216
Skills

Examples of a successful blogging coach:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a blogging coach:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a blogging coach ➜

Case Study

My name is Tracie Fobes and I run a blogging education and coaching business.

There is no greater joy than doing what you love and seeing the money roll in.

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23. Become a public speaker

How Much Can You Make?
$7,000 — $200,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$7,333
Skills

Examples of a successful public speaker:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a public speaker:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a public speaker ➜

Case Study

Hi! My name is Dean Bokhari, and I’m the founder of DeanBokhari.com - a membership platform focused on inspiring people to improve their lives and achieve their goals.

These days, about half a million people read or listen to my work every month. It’s both fun and fulfilling to help others grow. And it’s financially rewarding, too—our revenues are over $100,000 per month.

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24. Start a vlog

Examples of a successful vlog:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vlog:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vlog ➜

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25. Start a career advice business

How Much Can You Make?
$15,000 — $100,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$33,380
Skills
Business model

Examples of a successful career advice business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a career advice business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a career advice business ➜

Case Study

Hi, my name is Biron Clark and I’m the founder of Career Sidekick. We’re a job search advice website that’s read by millions of people per year, and we’re a multiple six-figure per year business.

The website earns approximately $25,000 per month and I’m the only full-time employee.

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