50 Small Business Ideas for Bloggers

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Blogging isn’t just a way for businesses to promote their products and services. It can actually be the main concept behind a number of different businesses. If you want to start your very own blogging business, here are 50 different ideas.

Blogging Business Ideas

Freelance Blogger

If you want to get paid to blog, you can offer your services as a freelance blogger to other businesses and publications that will pay for your expertise.

Ghost Blogger

You could also offer your services as a ghost blogger, where you can essentially write content for other bloggers which they publish as their own.

Affiliate Marketer

Affiliate marketing can be a great way for bloggers to earn income. You can start a blog in basically any niche and use affiliate links to promote products or services from other brands and earn a percentage of each sale that you send their way.


If you’re able to build up a significant following and some influence with that following, you can work with brands to promote products or services as an influencer.

Blogger with Advertisers

You can also earn an income as a blogger by offering visual advertising opportunities on your sidebar or other parts of your blog.

Email Marketer

Bloggers also often have the ability to start a significant following with their email newsletters, which you can also use to sell various products or services.

eBook Author

You can also use your writing skills to put together and publish ebooks. And you can use your blog as a way to showcase your talents for potential readers.


Or you could opt to sell other types of informational products like forms or guides. And use your blog as a platform to showcase your expertise and facilitate the sale of those products.

Online Course Creator

Online courses can also be a great way for bloggers to earn money. You can use blogging as a way to build your expertise and then host your courses on your website or email list.

Product Reviewer

You can also review products from various companies on your blog in exchange for a fee.

Sponsored Post Writer

Or you could work with brands to put together sponsored posts on your blog as a way of earning an income from blogging.

Business Blogger

If you’re knowledgeable about business topics, you can start your own business blog as a way of building up your influence and expertise so you can offer business consulting, coaching or similar services.

Social Media Blogger

Similarly, you can start a blog about social media and use that as a way to market social media management or consulting services.

Event Blogger

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You can also cover different events on your blog and charge a fee to promote them or even use your blog to promote your own event planning services.

Fashion Blogger

If fashion is your area of expertise, you can start a blog related to the subject and then work with fashion brands to facilitate ads or sponsored content opportunities.

Beauty Blogger

Likewise, you can work with beauty brands by starting a blog about hair, makeup or other beauty related topics.

DIY Blogger

You could also start a blog that features a lot of DIY tutorials and projects and then work with craft brands and other companies that might provide some of the supplies you use.

Recipe Blogger

Food brands can also provide opportunities for bloggers to earn an income if you start a blog that provides recipes and other food related content.

Lifestyle Blogger

You could also potentially start a blog that covers several different topic areas and call it a lifestyle blog. Then you could potentially work with brands in a variety of different industries.

Email Newsletter Writer

If you want to actually write for other companies on a freelance basis, you could also offer your services as an email marketing expert or writer.

Tech Blogger

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For those whose expertise lies in the technology industry, you could start a blog about tech and then work with brands in that niche.

Membership Site Creator

You could also earn an income by starting a blog on a specific topic and then offering a membership section of your site that people can access for a regular fee.

Industry News Site Creator

Or you could specialize in covering news related to a specific industry and market your content and marketing services to companies in that niche.

Comedy Writer

If you have a great sense of humor, you could try to channel that into a humorous blog where you could sell ad space or earn income from affiliate programs.

Giveaway Blogger

Giveaways are also incredibly popular in the blog world. So you could specialize in hosting those contests and even charging a fee for brands that want to take part.

Photography Blogger

If you’re a photographer, you can use blogging as a way to share your work so that you can gain clients. Or you  can use it as a way o  offer your own photos for sales as downloads.

Fitness Blogger

Or if you specialize in fitness, you can use blogging to earn an income and to promote your services to potential clients.

Web Design Blogger

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Web design is another area that you can blog about as a way to bring in potential clients.

Mobile App Blogger

Or you could specialize in blogging about mobile apps and then work with mobile app companies to offer ad space, affiliate links or even offer your own app development services or apps for download.

Gaming Blogger

You can also start a blog about video games and similar topics and then work with gaming brands to earn an income.

Family Blogger

It’s also possible to start a blog about your own family or one that offers tips on family related topics and then work with brands that want to market family related products.

Education Blogger

Or you could specialize in blogging about educational topics and then work with educational institutions or companies that make educational materials.

Finance Blogger

Or you could start a blog about financial topics as a way to share your expertise and offer financial services or products.

How-to Blogger

If you start a blog that offers instructions for people on how to do anything from losing weight to learning an instrument, you could potentially turn it into a business by offering more in-depth guides for sale or working with brands that relate to your instructional posts.

Directory Site Operator

For bloggers who specialize in pretty much any subject, you could also start an income stream by having a directory section of your site where you charge businesses or individuals a listing fee.

Job Board Operator

If your blog topic relates to jobs at all, you could potentially start a job board on your blog as well and charge businesses a fee to list their openings.

Blogging Coach

For those who have a lot of experience in blogging, you could start a business as a coach for other bloggers to help them get off the ground.

Community Leader

You could also start your own community on your blog or another platform and use that as a way to monetize your blogging skills.

Industry Thought Leader

Or you could build a business as a thought leader in a specific niche or industry and use blogging as your main way of showcasing your expertise for hire as a consultant, coach or speaker.

eCommerce Blogger

If you run an ecommerce business, you can use your blog as way to promote your products on other sites or sell them  directly from your blog.


You could also build a business as a copywriter and use blogging as a way to show potential clients your writing skills.

Printables Seller

If you’re a skilled designer, you could showcase your design skills on your blog and then use it as a place to sell printables of your work that customers can download.

Workshop Host

You can also blog about a specific topic and then host workshops related to that topic, either in person or online, and earn an income from that.

Conference Host

Or you could set up a larger conference type event related to your blog and use that as a source of income.


If you want to start a podcast, you can easily use a blog site as a way to host and sum up all of your episodes so that listeners can easily access content and learn more about your podcast.


Likewise, you could start your own video blog and then also have your own site where you can host ads or earn income in other ways.

Blogging Tutor

If you want to help beginners learn the very basic technical or writing elements behind blogging, you could start a tutoring service.

Underwritten Post Writer

Underwritten posts are like sponsored posts, but the main content is completely your own and there’s only a small section at the bottom that includes information about your sponsor. This is another way bloggers can earn money from blogging.

Premium Content Seller

You could also have a blog where you share some content for free, but offer some other, more advanced content for a fee.

Blog Seller

Or you could start a blog, create content, build up an audience and then sell that blog to someone who doesn’t want to start from scratch.

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Annie Pilon Annie Pilon is a Senior Staff Writer for Small Business Trends, covering entrepreneur profiles, interviews, feature stories, community news and in-depth, expert-based guides. When she’s not writing she can be found on her personal blog Wattlebird, and exploring all that her home state of Michigan has to offer.

16 Reactions
  1. There are now so many ways to make money via the Internet. Some of them may take some skill but it doesn’t need something that you cannot easily learn. Of course, the harder it is to learn a skill, the more of a demand it will have.

  2. Thank for sharing these amazing small business ideas for bloggers. It’s really hard to find exact business idea according to skills so this article is explaining so many business ideas for bloggers.

  3. Normally, these ideas seems easy and can be done with less efforts. But as per my experienced, these are small business ideas can be very powerful and can lead you to successful business owners. But the efforts needed are tremendous and I think not every one can handle such efforts until they are solid resolve.

  4. Personally I think blogging is an exciting opportunity to let your creative juices flow strongly. It is exciting to know there are no boundaries to what you can do. Just explore your imagination and what you are passionate about. Go for it!

  5. There are a lot of categories to blog about… Don’t limit yourself in entertainment niche.

    Thanks for the share!

  6. This is really a well explained article, and we can get so much knowledgeable stuff from you content. Thank for sharing it.

  7. wow, the amazing article I have got one idea from it thanks. really it helps a lot.

  8. Huge list of blogging business here. Thanks for the post. Internet is full of opportunities.

  9. Great post! Thanks for sharing these blogging tips with us.

  10. No matter how amazing your product is, without adequate marketing and proper sales funnel your start-up will be as good as a boat in open waters with a tiny hole in the bottom. A clearly defined sales process that can be repeated time and time again to convert leads into paying customers will drive steady revenue growth.

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