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Starting your own Youtube channel is not complicated at all. But since there is a lot of competition, you must choose a youtube niche with low competition that will allow you to get traction and reach a specific audience.
In this post, I will list the 10 best youtube niches with low competition that you can choose, and I will also show you how to choose your own niche based on your passion, knowledge, and income potential.
Before we get started, let’s see how you can choose your niche so that you can build a solid foundation for your YouTube channel and you are guaranteed to be able to create content in the long run.
How do I find my niche?
The best way to find your niche is to choose a profitable niche, you have passion for and you have at least a little knowledge about it. The combination of these three factors will be the best choice.
Here is an example of your perfect niche.
Now, passion is not about the niche itself. For instance, you may be passionate about some aspect of running a business and you really know you will enjoy this kind of work.
For instance, as a blogger, I really love the idea of having an online business that helps me to make passive income. I like adding new content and applying different types of strategies to generate traffic to my blog.
But, I never really loved the idea of having to write content regularly. I am doing it so that in the future I can generate enough income to be able to hire writers for my content.
That being said, here are a few things that will help you in determining your passion:
- How do you spend your free time?
- Which type of content do you like to consume when you are free? Is there any specific youtube channel or blog you like to read?
- What were your biggest struggles in life? This is where you will need to learn a lot and you will be in a better position to provide help to others.
Choosing a profitable niche is vital if you want to make money with youtube. For instance, your focus should never be making money with ads ONLY when choosing a niche.
You must choose a niche that has high-income potential. If you don’t know where to find that information, you can do a search on Google Trends or head over to Clickbank and see what types of affiliate offers are in demand right now.
For instance, let’s say your niche is the Home decor. You will head over to Google trends and see what trend it is giving you.
Here you can see that the trend is almost constant. The important thing is to choose a niche that is either constant or has an upward trend.
The next step is to go to ClickBank or ShareASale and see which products are related to your niche.
Here you can see that I have entered the word “home decor” in the ShareASale search tab and I got 685 merchants and 149,145 products that are listed.
It means that if you choose this niche you will have a lot of opportunities to make money with affiliate marketing.
Having at least a little knowledge of your niche or interest is vital to create quality content for a long time.
Though you might not know a lot about a niche, being curious about a niche will be enough for you to do extensive research before you create quality content for your readers.
It’s important to understand that if you are creating the same type of content as other people and you are not including statistics, proof, screenshots, or any type of additional information, you won’t be able to stand out from the crowd.
That being said, let’s now look at the youtube niches with low competition.
10 Best youtube niches with low competition
1. How-to videos
How-to videos are perhaps the easiest type of videos to create when you are just getting started on Youtube.
Since there is a wide range of people looking for these types of videos, you will be able to attract a new audience that will be ready to subscribe to your channel if ever they find the content helpful.
The key to succeeding with these types of videos is to create content that is clear and easy to follow. And the awesome thing is that as a beginner, you can create how-to videos without any additional equipment or editing software.
All you will need is a tripod and your mobile phone.
Creating tutorial videos is another fantastic way to attract a very specific audience on youtube that can help you get more views once the youtube algorithm understands your channel.
The awesome thing about tutorials is that you can create very simple videos (3-5 minutes) and provide an in-depth explanation of the topic.
For instance, you can create tutorials on how to use specific software that doesn’t require any products or equipment. You can just record your computer screen and record your voice.
The key is to create simple videos that are easy to follow and straight to the point.
Pro Tip: You should understand that people who are watching your videos expect to get something valuable in return for their precious time.
Before you start your tutorial channel, be sure to check out the competition on the platform and see if there are other small channels (Less than 20,000 followers) that are appearing in the search results.
You can also use vidIQ to check competition, search volume, and the number of views for specific channels or videos.
Let me show you how:
Suppose I have to create a video on ” niches that make money without showing face”. I will type the keyword on YouTube search.
With VidIQ, I will get this:
Here are a few things to take into consideration:
- The overall score is high. It means that this keyword has high volume and low competition. It means that I get to page 1 faster.
- The top 2 videos are from the same channel with 603k followers (competitive)
- The third result is a video from youtube that has (95.5k) followers. ( slightly competitive).
- But, The 4th result is a youtube channel with only 1.73k followers. ( This is encouraging as if ever I can create a better and more interesting video, I can get into the 4th position.
As you have seen, doing your keyword research is crucial if you want to appear on the first page. And with the help of vidIQ, you will get all the stats instantly.
For instance, if I click on the 4th video will get this information:
On the right side, you will be able to get the stats for:
- The channel’s total number of views
- The average daily views
- Average daily subscribers
- Video tags (that you can use for your own videos)
- The number of views the video got in the first 7 days
3. Gaming videos
The gaming category is very popular on Youtube. Though many people will tell you that it’s a saturated niche as there is a lot of competition, there are new channels that are getting a lot of traction.
If you are someone who is addicted to playing games, then you can record your screen and provide commentary tips for other people.
The key to success is to find a popular game that is not saturated by YouTubers.
For instance, if you like Fornite and want to create a successful youtube channel, you will find that there are hundreds of YouTubers who are creating videos for that game. Trying to break through and compete with them will be really tough.
However, if you choose games like Overwatch or Rainbow Six Siege, you will be able to create a successful youtube channel faster as the competition is low.
4. Cooking videos/Recipes
Cooking and recipe videos are very popular on youtube as the audience for this niche is really huge.
If you are someone who loves cooking, then making videos while preparing your favorite dishes can be an exciting experience.
Though there is a lot of competition in this niche, you can focus on a very specific niche and build your youtube channel.
For instance, if you focus on cooking in general, it will be really tough to break through. But, if ever you choose narrow niches like Vegan, gluten-free, quick meals, exotic cuisine, or family meals it will be easier to break through.
With this niche, you will need to have a:
- A good camera or phone for high-quality videos
- Good lighting setup
- Good audio for professional sound
- And a tripod
5. Sports videos
Sports videos are another fantastic niche on youtube where you can really stand out. Though there is a lot of competition you can still break through if you can provide different content.
For instance, if you choose a popular sport like football, you may find it difficult as there is a lot of competition. You should also avoid creating videos like football highlights.
So, what type of sports or video should you create then?
Well, you can choose sports like NBA or cricket where the competition is low. You should also try to choose a specific player or team that doesn’t have a lot of videos on youtube.
Preferably a team that is not in the top 5 of any league.
To be able to succeed in sports, you will need to create unique and innovative content, rather than choosing to do the compilation type of videos.
You can choose to provide in-depth analysis for a specific match, or even provide unique information about a player or coach.
6. Product Reviews
Product reviews are an awesome niche where there are a lot of opportunities to make money with affiliate marketing.
Usually, people who want to buy a specific product or service will need to watch a review before they make a decision to purchase.
This is where you can capitalize by providing unique content that will help and guide them to make a purchase through your affiliate links.
The key is, to be honest, and provide useful information where you will explain how a specific product or service can help a potential buyer (or make his life easier).
If the buyer is convinced that what you are explaining will make his life easier, he will make a purchase.
The awesome thing about reviews is that you don’t need to show your face to create informative and helpful content.
If you are deciding to create review videos, then you will need to understand how affiliate marketing works and how you can use it to your advantage to make money on youtube.
7. Travel videos
If you are someone who loves to travel, this can be a fantastic opportunity to create travel videos while you are enjoying your trip.
If you are living in a beautiful location or traveling to exotic places, then you should document your journey and provide useful information for your audience.
You can vlog your journey and create travel guides and tips for your audience. In doing so, you will have the opportunity to suggest travel agencies that you have used or you can also find affiliate offers for travel agencies where the income potential is great.
8. Business videos
Business videos are another fantastic opportunity to create a massive following and make money on Youtube.
With business videos, you will have the flexibility to create helpful tips, tricks, tutorials, or guides that will help you target a very profitable audience.
In this niche, if you can get views, you will have a tremendous opportunity to make money with affiliate marketing, your own products, and youtube ads (which tend to have a higher RPM than other niches).
With this niche, you will have the flexibility to pivot in any direction you want since this is a huge topic.
9. Technology videos
Technology is a niche that is constantly changing and evolving. If you want to choose this niche, make sure that you are someone who likes to stay updated on the latest trends and products.
In this niche, you can provide unique content about artificial intelligence, blockchain, latest gadgets or comment on the latest tech news.
You should do extensive research before you decide what type of content you want to create for this niche as it is competitive and many people are eager to have the latest and updated information.
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10. Health and Fitness videos
Health and fitness are one of the most competitive niches on youtube as it offers tremendous opportunities to make money with affiliate marketing.
Though it can be really challenging to stand out, you can focus on a very specific niche that will help the youtube algorithm to show your videos to a very specific audience.
Here are a few sub-niches that you can choose:
- Stretching and Toning
- Spartan Races,
- Cooking for Two
- Crockpot Cooking
If you are a fitness freak, then this is the perfect niche for you especially if you have the desire to help people live healthier lives.
Final thoughts: Youtube Niches With Low Competition
These were the best Youtube niches with low competition that you can choose for your youtube channel.
Right now, the Youtube algorithm is helping new content creators to get more views for their videos.
So, now is the right time to get started!
Though many people will tell you that youtube is really competitive, I have seen many channels with 30-50 videos having more than 100,000 subscribers or channels with only 10 videos getting more than 100,000 views.
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- How To Make Money On Instagram Without Showing Your Face
- How To Make Money On Social Media Without Showing Your Face
- How To Become A Successful Vlogger Without Showing Your Face
- How To Be An Instagram Influencer Without Showing Your Face
- Starting Your Fashion Blog Without Showing Your Face
- Blogging Without Showing Your Face-Ultimate Guide For Beginners
See you soon!