Top 35 Blogging Ideas That Are Guaranteed to Be Popular

Blogging with a purpose increases market share, consumer engagement, revenue growth, and ROI. Of course, you want to do that.

I mean, just look at this:


But a lot of people I know are still stuck on the fundamental question:

What do we blog about?

For brands, the question is easy enough to answer.

You need to understand: 1) what you’re selling, 2) to whom you want to sell, and 3) what blog topics are relevant to both.

For individuals or other organizations who want to start a blog to monetize, the question can be a bit trickier.

About a year ago, I came up with an idea. I wanted to show you how to generate $100,000 a month from a new blog.

I picked a topic and have been making progress toward that goal.

But what if you haven’t picked a topic yet?

That’s why I wrote this article. A great blog has to start with a topic.

These are the types of articles, topics, and approaches that have demonstrated massive success in the past and will continue to do so in the future.

1. Listicles

Marketers have a love/hate relationship with listicles.

They’re among the most popular articles online, used by Buzzfeed, defended by the NY Times, and even discussed at this year’s SXSW tech conference.

Some people think listicles lack quality. And that could be true for some of them. Listicles, like any form of content marketing, have their pros and cons.


But let’s face it, people love to read listicles. It’s not just a trend. It’s scientifically proven!

That’s why the article you’re reading right now is a listicle.

2. How-tos

People generally hate reading instruction manuals. When was the last time you snuggled up with a glass of wine and the instruction manual to your toaster?

How do people figure out how to do stuff?

They Google it.

WikiHow became insanely popular based on how-to articles alone.


You might be surprised to see the kind of things people are Googling.

If you can find your niche audience, cater to their curiosities, and give them some helpful answers, you can’t help but create a popular blog.

Organize your blogging ideas all in one place across all the document apps you use.

3. Politics

Politics are popular during every election year. Whether national or local, find a political topic to discuss, and join this conversation.

Politics can be dicey, however. People tend to get really polarized around political topics, so be prepared to handle some controversy.

4. Bacon

Everyone loves bacon.

Huffington Post is one of the most popular blogs online, and it has an entire archive of bacon articles.


It’s not a trend going away soon, so get on board.

5. Recipes

Recipes are a great way to draw traffic to your blog.

There’s always a new diet fad, e.g., today’s Whole30 is yesterday’s Atkins, so there’s always new recipes to be discovered.

6. Beginner guides

Before you can convince someone that you know the advanced stuff, start with 101 beginner guides.

My own beginner guides have been very popular.


Everyone has to start somewhere. Beginner guides are often the way bloggers build organic search traffic at the start, and they can even be done using infographics like this guide to Sharepoint.


7. Ultimate guides

Subject matter experts, on the other hand, are always seeking out the most credible ultimate guides for their areas of expertise.

The term “ultimate guide,” however, is a bit overused. You can use some alternate terms if you want, such as these from Business Casual Copywriting:

  • Essential Guide
  • Complete Guide
  • Uncensored Guide
  • Last Guide to ____ You’ll Ever Need

If you’re an expert on something, creating an ultimate guide is an ultimately awesome way to do some ultimately popular blogging. 😉

8. Frequently asked questions

Be warned that posting answers to frequently asked questions online won’t stop people from asking anyway.

They do, however, serve as a resource for people, and they are often featured on e-commerce websites—but overlooked on blogs. FAQs are blogging gold in any age.

Google’s algorithm uses FAQs, questions, and other popular topics as part of its Knowledge Graph. If you’re lucky, you might score a top spot in this coveted place.


9. Interviews

The best way to set yourself apart from the ocean of bloggers is to gain insight from industry experts.

Whether it’s with people on your team or from other companies in the industry, set up interviews on websites like to gain valuable knowledge from a professional.

10. Personal stories

While personal stories may not be the keyword-filled anchor pieces you want, they’re still valuable additions to any blog.

Through sharing personal stories, you give readers a chance to relate to your business on a personal level, which helps build brand affinity.

11. Charity and activism

Any type of charitable actions, events, or activism you support should be blogged about.

Crowdfunding sites such as KickStarter, IndieGoGo, GoFundMe, and the like appeal to the good in people, and showing you’re active in these communities can build your readership. Even an occasional petition can help the brand image.

12. People features

Featuring select people—customers, professionals, authorities, leaders, etc.,—is a great way to add personality to your blog and create a sense of connection.

One of the most popular blogs doing this today is Humans of New York.


Occasionally featuring a real person—including photos, quotes, and other personal information—is a great way to produce strong engagement with your audience.

13. Product reviews

Not only are product reviews a trusted resource online that will draw traffic, but they are also a revenue stream for bloggers.

If you want to monetize your blog instantly, this is a smart move.

By linking to product pages through affiliate links like Amazon Affiliates, you can monetize a blog almost entirely on product reviews. Make sure you go niche, since this provides the greatest platform for credibility and expertise.

14. Sourced news

A great way to get media attention is to report on any type of sourced news. Long before the Internet, newspapers ruled the roost, and sourced news is still appreciated by news junkies.

With the right type of curation, selection, and commentary, this is a niche you can dominate.

15. Gifs and memes

It wasn’t just listicles that made Buzzfeed so popular.

Memes and gifs are widely used on the site too.

Gifs give people the experience of a video and usually provide a ton of entertainment.

16. Myth-debunking

Every industry has facts and fiction, which is why shows like Mythbusters got so popular.

We love learning what we’ve been doing or thinking wrong this whole time, so popular bloggers debunk myths.

17. Virtual reality

VR is a growing industry that’s only going to continue getting larger as time goes on.


Analysts predict it’ll reach $3 billion in investments by the end of 2016, so jumping on the bandwagon now could drive early adopter traffic.

18. Internet of things

Smart and connected devices are everywhere these days, and IoT experts blogging about IoT topics draw readers.

If you choose an IoT niche, you’ll have to prove your mastery of the subject matter. The niche is full of people who know what’s up.

19. Automation

For B2B businesses, automation is the buzzword of the day, so any posts regarding ways to automate something is Internet gold.

Automation, of course, is broad. You’ll need to select a type of automation in order to drive truly valuable traffic.

20. Troubleshooting guides

I’m always on the lookout for reliable troubleshooting tips.

Troubleshooting guides speak to the pain many content seekers are looking to eliminate. They want to solve a problem, which is exactly what a successful troubleshooting guide will do.

21. Contests

A great way to draw interest in a blog while rewarding readers is by holding a contest.

Contests once got a bad rap as being scammy or cheap, but they are on their way back as a valuable traffic-driving technique.

24. Advice

Both Lifehacker and Lifehack rose to prominence by featuring valuable advice to readers on just about every subject.

Life advice, regardless of the subject matter, is a valued commodity.

25. Productivity tips

People want to do more faster and are always on the lookout for tools, technology, or tips to help them get more done. Productivity tips are the bread and butter of many online blogs.

26. Travel

No matter how connected we get, travel will always be a popular topic for online searches.

With 126 million passports in circulation in the U.S. today, you know people are traveling—or at least they want to.


We all want to travel somewhere exotic and new. Any advice on how to do it cheaply is always appreciated.

27. History

History lessons are a great way to fill a blog with useful information.

Long-time bloggers often get caught up on current events, so occasional forays into history help create consistent content.

28. Funny stories

There will always be a place for humor in this world.

Posts that make people laugh get shared on social networks. There’s a reason why Buzzfeed, The Onion, Clickhole, and BoredPanda are among the world’s most popular websites.


29. Parenting tips

There will always be parents around, and any parenting tips are appreciated.

Blogging moms have conferences and conventions around the country, teaching people to follow in their footsteps and growing a sustainable industry.

Dad bloggers are also coming into their own as popular and respected places of information.

30. Upcoming events

You can always tell when an event is coming up by the buzz in the blogosphere. Whether it’s global events like the Olympics or local events like a concert or book-reading, events saturate many of the most popular online searches.

31. Internet stars

Partnering with and featuring the biggest Internet stars helps grow your following, so many content creators are partnering up in order to stay competitive. If you don’t know who PewDiePie and The Fine Bros are, it’s time to do some homework.

32. Tech support

Companies that offer technology services, hardware, or software will often include technical support within their blogs.

Microsoft, Google, and Facebook have extensive knowledge bases online, and they’re only growing along with everyone else’s.

33. Gift ideas

Right about now, blogs around the Internet are preparing holiday gift guides to help guide consumers to the right presents to buy for their colleagues, friends, and family during the holiday season.

Affiliate links can help create revenue for these cornerstone articles.

34. Best-ofs

The best ____ of 2016, the 2000s, this century, and of all time are all great articles to read.

WatchMojo built an entire business on top 10 lists, and many others are following suit. Including best-of lists focused on everything within your industry is a great way to draw reader attention.

35. Respond to readers

People have always been interested in getting advice from publications, whether it’s from old-school advice columnists such as Ann Landers or new-school ones such as Dan Savage.

Responding to readers makes you a real person having a real conversation and allows you to address individual concerns to prove you care.


Popular topics come and go.

You might pick a technique today only to find it went into disfavor the next day. That’s part of the excitement and drama of blogging. You’ll deal with it, pick up your traffic, and move on.

The topics, techniques, and tactics listed above are virtually guaranteed to make you the world’s most popular blogger.

Maybe you’ve got all the traffic you need. Maybe you have the audience you want. Maybe you’re content.

But if you want to see some improvement, it couldn’t hurt to try a few of these.

What blogging ideas will you be using that have the promise to be popular?


  1. Hi, The no 13 haves the typo.

    Best Regards,

  2. Sulabh Sharma :

    Thank you for writing and sharing this article. These are really one of the best blogging ideas and niche to start with. In the point “13” it looks like you have misspelled reviews as “teviews”.
    Anyway I enjoyed reading this article.

  3. Suseela Susiee :

    Wow! I Agree Neil.. It was the best article , actually you have posted something new compared to others, because I read many articles related to this topic but I only get impressed with your post only.. Thanks a lot..!

  4. Hey Neil,

    Great article! I wish I have a bit of time to target Virtual reality; -) By the way, the link doesn’t work 🙂

    • Thanks for the heads up David

      • Rocking blogging ideas Neil.

        For me, doing interviews with the experts in my field works like a charm.

        And I always recommend my fellow readers and clients to do the same if they are just starting out. After all, connecting with the influencers and sharing their work always attracts more eyeballs, right?

        Using solid beginner guides also work really great especially if you spend quality time crafting them.

        I personally like your beginner guides and often use them as an inspiration to craft my own articles Neil.

        Great stuff again from you.

  5. Hi Neil,

    I have been already doing few of the things you have mentioned. Interviews & Beginners guides are in my to do list.

    I run a web hosting blog and would like to publish an interview of yours about your recommendations and suggestions on choosing a web hosting service. How could I reach you for the same?

    Tauseef Alam

    • I’m a little busy with my book at the moment, but if you shoot me an email I can try, but it might need to wait. neil@

  6. Shaikh Masood Alam :

    I know and write Listicles and How to article but never try beginner guide type articles. This guide helps me to find some new kind of post idea for my new blog.
    I think I should follow WatchMojo strategy for planned website, what you think?

  7. Thanks for this article Neil!
    I have just started the listicles on my blog for me the listicles seem to generate more comments.
    and the GIF memes created a lot of shares. Soon I’ll definitely write the beginner guides.

  8. Mr. Neil,
    It may be “Review” not teview.
    It just a silly mistake. Please solve this as soon as Possible

  9. As usual you have shared a great ideas for blogging. A newbie like me, face the problem of going out of stock on topics. Is this dearth of knowledge on topics? Any suggestion for this situation.

  10. woaahh.. that’s a huge list.
    Thank you so much Neil for it.
    I am covering few of the topics in my blogging niche i.e. Listicles, Interviews, Contests, How To’s etc.
    But there are few which I was thinking to start in it.
    Reading your article motivated me to think more over it.
    Thanks for it

  11. V K Rajagopalan :

    Hi Neil,

    A very nice list of things to do to generate revenue online. And, all of them are quite doable too.

    At No. 14 – Sourced News, are you actually referring to sites featuring news feeds from popular eZines, eNewspapers, etc?

  12. It’s like you’ve read my mind Neil.

    I’ve been blogging recently but struggled to come up with ideas. Thanks for inspiration.

  13. Going off to write some bacon articles now…

  14. Hi Niel, great post as ever. There is correction on point no 13. Product teviews, you can ask your team correct it. Cheers!

  15. Hi, what about dogs and puppies? Following several of your tips I’m building a page to show my love for them and to help people to housetrain their dogs 🙂 <3.
    Here is the link:

  16. Thanks for the article, enjoyed it and informative as usual. One of the reasons a blog gets amplified and popular depends on who writes it. Niel Patel’s blogs get easily popular, than someone XYZ and not an influencer. I guess that is the first thing a new blogger must try to achieve over the time.

  17. I have two questions for Neil or his staff! I am now starting to blog for my life insurance website and am realizing that I am a GREAT writer when writing in a “stream of consciousness” (conversational, rambling) style, but TERRIBLE when it comes to writing on a specific topic such as “Getting Life Insurance as a Diabetic”, etc. etc.

    The “stream” style could be presented as a daily journal post, and in it I would address the same subject matter as a conventional life insurance blog would have in it, but with a more conversational, and less formal tone and style…

    If the experts could let me know if this could work—and if so,, how would the setup for the “on page SEO” be affected, since there would be no titles of articles, only daily posting dates?

    If you understand my dilemma and know how SEO would be impacted,,, your suggestions are welcome!!!


    • ooops, to clarify, the two questions would be:

      1) can the “stream of consciousness” writing style (conversational, rambling, folksy) work with subjects like life insurance, and will Google still direct people to such and informal blog?
      2) how would the on-page SEO be set up since there would not be formal Titles of the posts?

  18. Is it OK to choose two ideas at a time?! I write ‘how to guides’ on new business/startups ideas and interview business owners on
    Or should I concentrate on one at a time….

  19. Sansar Lochan :

    I am sad you didn’t mention educational blogs. 🙁

    My niche is same :/

  20. You just gave me a brilliant idea, thanks!

  21. Chris Mophart :

    Thanks for the post. I have decided to start another blog on upcoming events. I personally attend many events and i think its good to let people know upcoming events.

  22. Yugandhara P. :

    Yes, quite a long list but definitely worth trying out. Some never thought about can be used for blogging. Thanks for sharing such useful tips.

  23. That’s a great share.
    I have recently started a listicle blog and getting good number of visitors since its launch. Thanks for sharing this post.

  24. this post is garbage! theres post ideas all over the internet already I guarantee you

  25. That’s great. I am writing about relationships, women abuse and career. Can you suggest if these topics are good enough or not?

  26. Hey Neil,

    Another spot-on content post. I would like to add one more to the list if I may:

    One of my best (and really simple) content strategies is embedding a popular, “viral”, or relevant YouTube video associated with your business (that your ideal customer will enjoy and get value from) on your blog, and then write up your thoughts about the video finished up with a call to action.

    I’ve done it countless times with great success on my site.

    Keep up the great work.


  27. Dave Rosenburg :

    With Vice shooting their programs in virtual reality, and even before then; I’ve had a sense, and it’s almost a no-brainer that VR will be the next big thing (like smartphone big) because it’s bad@$$.

    Imagine, going to Walmart virtually, and picking out produce. You order, and it ships to your house or whatever – any industry has potential there. It may be a novelty experience in some situations but there will be art and deeper experiences too, like movies.

  28. Neil – this is the first time I read an article in your blogs with a low quality. This isn’t you.
    I read most of your articles and love them. This one should be seriously revised or even removed.

  29. My Blog is full of listicles and now I’ll be using other ideas as well, Thanks for the lovely post.

  30. I think you should also add Fashion and beauty to it, representing female readers 🙂

  31. Thanks for share this article bro…. but evergreen content and viral content is the best niche and i will make a blog same as watchmojo with top 7 lists.

  32. Sanjeev Kumar :

    Hi Neil,

    I like your ideas, But If I have a authority website and i cover different niches in this site. So hoe we can promote it.

  33. Thomas McCallum :

    Going to be widening out to use as many of the good ones as possible. Like list posts myself. But your right, sometimes they lack depth.

  34. Personal interviews, guides and writing on different trending topics always give good results. Thanks for this wonderful post Neil.

  35. Mohammed Anzil :

    Awesome post again. Listicles perfectly work for me and it helps me to get more stumbles from StumbleUpon.

  36. Hi Neil,

    These 35 ideas can boost just any site in Google search results. I am very much impressed with all the tips because all the techniques are valid and practical. Thank you so much for making my day.

  37. Thanks for the post Neil! Before enlisting a listicles i used to pay attention to your earlier guides that is always prefer odd numbers. listicles is really good for enrichment of traffic to your website.

  38. Excellent list, I like the way you have represented these important topics. I though if anyone can concentrate it will then its a win win situation to work on these ideas.

  39. Neil,
    I can see some of irrelevant words on this blog content and like image09, Image15 and etc..

    Can you fix this issue?

  40. Hey Neil,

    Very informative article. Thanks for share about free digital marketing opportunities. It’s great to read your posts and grabbing knowledge from it. In fact, it helps me to revise everything even if I missed out anything.

    Great share!

  41. Hey Neil – thanks for the citation and the fantastic post! Outstanding list of recommendations. Always appreciate your insights!

  42. Very nice Neil! Many people (including me) find it tough to come up with decent article ideas, so examples of tried and tested content types like these are always helpful.

  43. Listicles are the easiest one to start while Beginners Guide is toughest as you have to be expert in that area before guiding others.

  44. Hey Neil,

    without disputing the amazing content you put out, this post only has 33 tips.. numbers go 21-24..

  45. hi neil

    thanks for the list. I was expecting “health” as a topic to pick but unfortunately couldn’t find it, however parenting tips is a great advice.


    Hi Neil,

    You tend to came up with post idea I have been on the lookout for since 2013. It’s never too late to act though but I think the aspect of blogging idea am into is how-tos, and, obviously my goal is to build a brand. And I think am doing that sire!

    If you are less busy, kindly take few moment to check it out. It’s a new blog though with just 5 articles which has minimum of 2000 words each.

  47. Exactly what I need for a new blogger! My sis was asking those questions just a week ago. You are a magician!

  48. Blogging is joy to the soul and profitable in the long run. If most people would create content daily for 2 years, they could possibly earn more than their day jobs and use it as supplemental income to pay a few bills & more.

  49. Thanks Neil. I have no problems generating content. I have problems coming up with the broad idea. What I mean is, give me a topic, and I can populate the site effectively.

  50. Great post! But isn’t “Ultimate Guide” getting less effective?

  51. Hi Neil, this is a really good post! I hope it can help bloggers to focus on new micro niches.
    In my personal opinion, I think the “How-to’s” are the best of the list you mentioned above.

  52. Harshit Bhootra :

    Hey Neil,

    We have started an offline business ( ) in our town. can you provide any reference about how we can publicize it online limiting the ads to the city and the maximum targeting to the students and parents.

  53. Wow! I Agree Neil. Thank you for writing and sharing this article. this post ideas all over the internet already I guarantee you!!!

  54. Hi Neil,

    You always come up with some really thrilling content. Although, it takes time to read your posts, but its worth spending time reading about what you share.

    I have been using some of the blogging ideas to engage my users. But, there are many new stuff mentioned here. I will be trying them out and see how it works out for me, how my audience responds? Lets see!

    Also I think Round Up posts works really well. We get really good number of shares with them.

    PS: I think Neil, you get too many comments, hence you should have Comments System above, just before visitors comments start. This will give you even more Comments 😛 Learnt this from any PRO 😉

  55. Farcas Gelu Danut :

    I use listicles, is very good ideea.

  56. Well one of my friend have blogs in education niches and its driving a lot of traffic to the site.

  57. Great Information Sir, I will try to create this type of contents in my blog. Thanks for sharing.

  58. Fireworks Nation :

    Hi Neil, Thanks for your innovative ideas to spread a blog and improve search results.

  59. Yogesh Jethwani :

    Hey Neil!
    What’s up?
    So, I was a bit confused between a few niches to start up a new blog and then this post came in front of me to save me from that situation! I read this post thoroughly and realized which niche to go with. I now have a new website and along with that I have got some ideas for the posts that I am going to make on it.
    Thanks for this post again!

  60. Great blog post as ever with some really good tips. Product reviews and interviews have always been a favourite of mine. Always amazes me how little bloggers use these tactics when they can be relatively straight forward.

  61. William Shishui :

    Good write up as always, Neil!
    I have known the first 3 of the list would be popular, but the rest of ’em are new for me.
    This article is a big inspiration for me.

  62. google tag manager :

    You have generated good ideas for the user who is interested in internet marketing. I would like to join your network it is possible, Can you explain how can i joint it. it life time package or just for one month access.

  63. Great article neil.. Can you tell me how to choose titles for the blog posts. Even though we know what to write we end up with not so engagin title. Any tips on blog titles is much appreciated.

  64. Hello Neil. That’s an awesome post.

    I will be printing this one.

  65. Hey There,

    Everything you mentioned here, have the potential to become something big in the upcoming future. I personally think that How To and tech website would gonna be there always because there are always new tech almost every month and people needs to keep their self updated and If someone is taking a step toward it. This could be a big initiative for it. Now a days there is a flud of tech reviewers on the youtube. Some of them are promoting using website and some of them are just plain video producers.

    Anyways thanks for this amazing article. Will look forward to start something soon

    Have a good one

    • Couldn’t agree with you more Ashish. These sites will grow more and more and the influx of youtubers are making lives easier for so many of us

  66. What are views about health and personal blogs ? ? ? ??

  67. Neil your advice is amazing. I just started your class.
    Brian McKay

  68. Thanks Neil for this expert round-up. The ideas are quite useful and easy to implement. I always love reading your articles… Your loyal fan here from Nigeria. Keep up brother

  69. This is huge, Neil
    No one will carefully read this and still not be able to create traffic-attracting posts

  70. Sherman Smith :

    Hey Neil,

    These are great ideas for blogging. The List posts, Reviews, and FAQs are probably my most productive topics I talk about in my blog.

    Thanks for the share Neil!

  71. Thank you for your valuable information this give an clear idea for beginners in the blog writing also helpful for one who develop the website via blog keep update this kind of post

  72. Tiffany Hines :

    That’s an amazing story. Given what you went through it is quite inspiring that you can logically construct a plan to ensure that you are mentally strong. It is also inspiring that you can then turn that plan into a successful business.

  73. Jade Khunhankaew :

    This is great, thank you so much.

    I just started my blog and I am stuck after 3 posts. Boo! Now I have loads to write about 😉

  74. Hello, Neil!

    So excellent!

    I loved all of these ideas — And literally, they are the work!

    I’d test out some of them to see how I go. 🙂

    ~ Adeel

  75. That’s some awesome ideas! I definitely will take some to lean on them for more blog posts on my blog.

    I started mine almost 1.5 years ago and it all started off as a challenge to myself to try something new I have never done before in my life once a week and write about it.

    suggestions and ideas are always welcome 🙂

    So your blog post comes in super handy 🙂 Thank you!

  76. Great Blog Ideas List. It is very helpful for the beginners especially.

  77. Wow, Great information bro. Am I going to start up with How To’s section? can i make money bigger

  78. Good information. Lucky me I found your blog by chance.
    I’ve book marked it for later!

    Thank you so much!

    my website:

  79. Awesome article, you have included everything that a content marketer need to know. Amaazing ideas. Thanks man.

  80. Best Beverage Center :

    You are really a great content marketer neil. So nice of you 🙂

  81. Excellent list. I like these ideas. Thanks!

  82. Thanks for sharing! Most of them have obviously big potential. It’d have been great to have an idea on how big is the market.

  83. Well one of my friend have blogs in education niches and its driving a lot of traffic to the site.

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  85. Let's Fly Travel :

    We have started an offline business ( in our town. can you provide any reference about how we can publicize it online limiting the ads to the city and the maximum targeting to the students and parents.

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  87. Great article neil i just start a new blog Pan card guide should i start link building form first month or wait for some time ?

  88. Mohammad Farrukh :

    I think “Health and Fitness” niche should be in top 5 niches.

  89. Hi Neil,
    I really appreciate your efforts. I started blogging 2 years ago and started a new blog recently , but till now I remain clueless most of the time regarding what I can blog. I will be happy add this post to my bookmarks now. 🙂 Thanks again.

  90. Hi,
    It gives great variety of topics to write. We can also modify our writing according to the list given above. Fantastic!

  91. HI Neil I’ve been reading a lot of your articles recently and I am truly inspired. Obviously the hardest part to begin with is what to blog about and what the focus is. I am an optometrist by profession and was wondering if me starting a blog about eyes and health and general information is too narrow…just not sure if it would be popular.Do you have any thoughts….any suggestions would be appreciated.

  92. would it also be worth buying an ecommerce buisness that relies on people to look for products on your sites and then directed to retailers or suppliers you are affiliated with.As in I’ve researched a lot of buisness that are for sale that are fairly cheap and is it worth investing time in these to attract more people etc or better to start from scratch. I’m just trying to figure out a place to start. thankyou

  93. Hello Neil Patel,
    This is the first time I am reading your post and I find it extremely good. I came to your post by chance and I decided to read your whole profile. I was awe struck. You did all that when you were still so young. Almost unbelievable! But the you are of Gujarati origin and business runs in your veins. I am proud of you. You must have made your parents feel proud of you too.
    By the way, I am interested to know what was the outcome of “How to generate $100,000 a month” challenge?

    If you are looking for an exotic holiday, come to Sabah, Borneo which is my home. Email me. I am willing to take you around free of charge.

  94. yuvraj wadhwani :

    Neil you should hire a proofreader. You missed #22 and #23. 🙂

  95. Andrew Rogers :

    Completely agree with each one, even the Bacon one! ? But you did miss two out? Did they get deleted over time?

    I did the same at just last week though! How many people are hired to write and check Quicksprout? Is there a source you receommend?

  96. vivek rajkotia :

    Great Article Neil !

    I am looking for these information and fortunately came on your this post.Now i will get some ideas to choose blog niche for my new blogging journey.

    Keep posting .. 🙂

  97. Katie Isaacson :

    Neil, a lot of your posts inspired me. This article is also great. Especially listicles 🙂
    Some time ago I also started blog

    I am trying to use your advices there. Polish design, content, subscription pages. The idea is not new, but I’m trying to push system approach. The competition in my industry is very high, so without complex marketing – sign up pages, personal stories, useful reviews – it’s almost impossible to become popular.

    I wonder about listicles whether it is more entertainment content or professional one as well?

  98. Thanks for the post. I have decided to start another blog on upcoming events. I personally attend many events and i think its good to let people know upcoming events.

  99. Great article Neil. Thank you so much!
    I started blogging 2 years ago and started a new blog recently

  100. yeh ! it an great article, i never thought i will find this type of article thanks

  101. Wow !! Wonderfull Article .. On Page Seo Is Complete..

  102. Shubham Verma :

    Thanks a ton for such a cool article. Certainly filled me with some interesting ideas to work on my own blog.

  103. I am always amazed with all the ideas you share, captivating and inspiring! More power!

  104. Lydia Nicole :

    Hi Neil, what happen to #23 -#24/

  105. Lydia Nicole :

    Hi Neil, what happen to idea #23 –

  106. Jemmy singh :

    Awesome Article Sir 🙂 Thanks For Sharing With Us Its Helpful For NewBie Like Me :v

  107. Bhupendra Singh :

    Hi Neil, great article. Learnt a lot
    I am about to start a blog based on listicles spanning across many categories like tech, lifestyle, science, food.

    Is it a good approach or I should go for a listicles blog concerned with a particular niche. Please help me here. I am stucked

  108. Leian Cornelius :

    Woooo hoooooo!!!! I only started my blog yesterday and decided to do some research and plan my blog… you aced it! Thank you!

  109. Very Helpful article about Blogging ideas
    Thanks for the post

  110. Adarsh M Blogging Ideas :

    This is the best guide I have seen, Thank you.

  111. G. De Jesus :

    Awesome blog and advice!!! Its true what they say about creating a blog that will last forever. This is sure and example of it. Thanks this really opened my mind even more !!!

  112. thank u so much ..its a huge list but as a newbie im confused. i want everyone to be my audience but specifically ladies nd girls….i can write about food recipes….girls issues…..crafts….humor…..creative ideas…how to look good in less..but still im confused.actually im afraid to start like wat if i cant go through wat if i ran out of ideas . we r two frnds and want to start a blog.and we are from pakistan .i mentioned so u can hv a better idea .kindly suggest anything .puleeeezzzzz

    • You need to drill it down more and understand your audience. Writing to everyone is too large a task and feels a little hollow.

  113. hey hie neil,
    nice article thank you for such a inspiring post. I want to start my blog now but i got confuse actually i want to start blog regarding all general topics included content marketing,wp,reviews, inspired stories,seo and latest updates n all. But this is not proper sequence its looks like irreverent . Plz help me out.
    How can i start?
    just give me some idea or proper way to start it.

  114. The list goes from 21 to 24 – what is 22 and 23 – at least on my computer…


  115. SIR Whether it is good for a blogger to make a blog which is combination of two relative topics like a blog on both education and jobs guide

  116. Mellissa Bender :

    What about rants about society?

  117. Interesting article but a bit maddening. If one were to give strong opinions and essays on politics as well as artistic ideas and opinions ( eg. Best classical musicians and reviews) doesn’t that spread the ” NICHE” to far? And then categories… etc.If your MAINLY writing polemical essays ( political or music or ” the arts” where does one draw the line?

  118. Thank you for writing and sharing this article. this post ideas all over the internet already I guarantee you!!!
    I start offline on website Can you provide any reference about how we can publicize it online limiting the ads to the city and the maximum targeting to the students and parents.

  119. Thank you for writing and sharing this article. These are really one of the best blogging ideas. I read many article related to this topic but i only get impressed with your post only .
    Thanks a lot.

  120. Dear Neil Patel,
    Thank for your share.
    My website’s category is Travel and some services related such as bus services, car for rent. And I’ll earn money via Adsense with this site:
    Can you give me an advice another way to get more money?

  121. Visakh Viswam :

    Hey Neil,
    I have been thinking about blogging for quite sometime, I am a designer and recently I started a blog on offering video resources for User experience and User Interface designer. I am not seeing a flow of visitor to the blog. Could you please have a look at the blog and advise me on where its going wrong.
    Here is the

    • I would suggest getting your own domain name instead of relying on Blogger. It takes time to get decent results.

  122. Wonderful list of Topics Neil for the wannabe bloggers.

    I have jotted down some lists as well. Check those here:


  123. Hello Neil Patel today, I read ur article this is so impressive. I am food blogger can you check my blog and guide how to improve my blog. please please must be appreciated, new thank you.. waiting for ur reply

    • I actually don’t have any suggestions for you to change. The site is beautifully designed, loads quickly, and seems to have great content.

  124. Nice one, your post is of great help.

  125. Dear Neil Patel,
    Thank for your sharing this great article
    i have a website which i need to build backlink can you kindly advice

  126. Thanks for sharing useful information.

  127. i am working for my blog can someone check it and feed back me please

  128. hi nice post bro. it helped me a lot,
    could you plz visit my site and tell me what can i do to get more organic traffic and i watch all ur youtube video too.

    • You’re targeting a lot of really competitive topics/keywords. It might take you longer to rank because of it. Thanks for watching my videos!

  129. Harvilas Meena :

    In Your Article “Top 35 Blogging Ideas That Are Guaranteed to Be Popular”, there are no items on number 22 & 23. You jumped from Sr. No. 21 to 24 directly.

  130. Hi Neil, thank you for such an inspiring post! It really got me excited about staring to blog on one of my favourite topics – women and their limitations. However, I was a bit crestfallen when you kept advising people about sticking to a particular topic. While I think I understand your concern about being spread too thin and not making much of an impact, I feel that posts about women and their issues tend to be really wide. I live in a country where I feel we have not said enough about the rights of women. Can you please throw some light on my confusion in this regard?

    • It certainly depends on the subject matter. Google tends to make websites higher when I have a very specific focus. But if that doesn’t serve your needs, take it in a different direction.

  131. Hello sir

    thanks for giving us those cool ideas for a blog. I am really like this article thanks for sharing.

  132. Fantastic!

    I have better clarity in planning content for my dormant website. 2018 will be great!

    Thank you so much, Mr. Patel.

  133. Hello sir,
    Your article was great and it helped me to explore different areas but I am a bit confused about the topic I should start my blog upon.
    I am foodie and like to travel a lot so I think I should start my blog basically on something related to food and traveling.
    Can you suggest some good blogging platforms and what kind of content should I put in it ?

    • I always recommend WordPress. You could write about cuisine around the world!

      • Thank you soo much sir:)

        • You’re very welcome!

          • Hello Sir,

            I have one more question, there are 2 WordPress websites :
            1., and

            Which one is more suitable, as in terms of recognition and from an income point of view?
            And as far as I have searched asks for subscription to use there facilities. For a beginners like me which blogging platform would be suitable?

  134. Thank you. You helped me get a lead with my plans.

    (The link to the webinar and 30-day course seems to be broken.)

  135. thanks for sharing that great article with us. please keep it up.

  136. 3.
    I can see that My site is already on the list. So thanks for doing that. Secondly good by collecting such a huge list

  137. Loved this article. Thanks for sharing your tips. I will give them a go. Thanks a million

  138. Very informative one! It is really a handy who are very much interested to write blogs. Because choosing a right and catchy blog topic is not at all an easy task.

  139. Would you keep your blog to one topic or more than one. For instance blogging about personal finance, social security disability, and genealogy.

  140. Madhu SK BestWaytodoit :

    Hi Neil,

    First thing first. “Thank you from bottom of my heart”

    I am a regular reader of you blog & have found them very interesting and useful.

    This blog post is good for many reason at the same time I have one point of view and that is -Most of above are Generic Categories. What I feel that it is a era of Niche blogging at micro level. Hope in next update we will find more of such suggestions.

  141. Language is just a means of communicating your thoughts.Neil like always did a fantastic job!

  142. Natalia Mihalkova :

    Great list, Neil
    Thank you very much.I would like to check my personal blog on and to advise if I should add or remove some categories?I would like to rearrange my blog but not to exceed 20 categories.At same time I would like to cover all possible topics, so guest bloggers can contribute with content as well.Could you please share your opinion?

  143. Endup Lepcha :

    Thanks, Neil Patel, you caught my attention into blogging.

  144. This is great.

  145. I want to start my blogging carrier sir , is it profitable to write my blog in Hindi , can I earn money in history writing please suggest me .

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