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497 Inspiring Niche YouTube Channel Ideas


Starting a YouTube Channel or niche blog is fun, but one of the keys to success is to choose a targeted niche idea. A niche is composed of a target audience that is specifically interested in the topic of the site or YouTube Channel.

Some niche YouTube Channel ideas include 3D printing, amateur radio, beard care, engraving, robot combat, tarot, dutchoven cooking, curing meats, breakdancing, parkour, survivalism, 360 cameras, IoT, small business funding and AirBnB hosting for example. These are market segments you can address in YouTube videos or niche blogs.

We wanted to give you the niche ideas upfront, so here they are directly below. But if you are unsure which niche to choose, definitely scroll to the bottom of this article where you will find more information about how to choose a niche YouTube channel idea.

1. Hobbies

  • 3D printing
  • Airbrush Painting
  • Amateur Radio
  • Ant-Keeping
  • Antiquing
  • Art
  • Art Collecting
  • Astrology
  • Backpacking
  • Balloon Animals
  • Beading
  • Beard Care
  • Being a Scout
  • Bench Making
  • Bicycle Repair
  • Bird Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Blacksmithing
  • Blogging
  • Bonsai
  • Brewing Beer
  • Cabinet Making
  • Calligraphy
  • Candle Making
  • Card Collecting
  • Ceramics
  • Chess
  • Clothes Making
  • Coffee Roasting
  • Coin Collecting
  • Coloring Techniques
  • Comic Book Collecting
  • Cosplaying
  • Couponing
  • Crafting
  • Crocheting
  • Cross-stitch
  • Digital Arts
  • Diving
  • DIY
  • DJing
  • Drink Mixing (Mixology)
  • Embroidery
  • Engraving
  • Etching
  • Fabric Pattern Making
  • Fantasy Sports
  • Fashion Design
  • Felting
  • Filmmaking
  • Fish Farming
  • Fishing
  • Fishkeeping
  • Flower Arranging
  • Fossil Hunting
  • Furniture Building
  • Gardening
  • Ghost Hunting
  • Glass Blowing
  • Glass Mosaic Making
  • Go
  • Go Kart Making
  • Graffiti
  • Hair Regrowth
  • Herbalism
  • Home Improvement
  • Houseplant Care
  • Hunting
  • Illustration
  • Instruments
  • Jewelry Making
  • Journaling
  • Karaoke
  • Knife Collecting
  • Knife Making
  • Knitting
  • Knot tying
  • Kombucha Brewing
  • Lapel Collecting
  • Lawn Care
  • Leather Crafting
  • Lego Building
  • Lock Picking
  • Magic
  • Makeup
  • Meditation
  • Metal Detecting
  • Metalworking
  • Mineral Collecting
  • Model Building
  • Model Railroading
  • Modelism
  • Music
  • Musical Instruments
  • Mycology
  • Needlepoint
  • Origami
  • Painting
  • Patchworking
  • Perfume
  • Pets
  • Photography
  • Platemaking
  • Poetry
  • Poi
  • Pottery
  • Quilting
  • Rail Transport Modeling
  • Record Collecting
  • Robot Combat
  • Robot Making
  • Saddlering
  • Sand Art
  • Scrapbooking
  • Sculpting
  • Sewing
  • Shoemaking
  • Singing
  • Sketching
  • Soapmaking
  • Stamp Collecting
  • Stone Cutting
  • Tarot
  • Taxidermy
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Thrifting
  • Urban exploration
  • Vegetable Farming
  • Vehicle Restoration
  • Weaving
  • Welding
  • Winemaking
  • Wood carving
  • Woodworking
  • Writing Lyrics

2. Food

  • Appetizers
  • Baby Meal Prep
  • BBQ Recipes
  • Breadmaking
  • Canning
  • Cheesemaking
  • Curing Meats
  • Dieting
  • Dutch Oven Cooking
  • Entertaining
  • Family Foods
  • Freezing
  • Gluten Free
  • Holiday Foods
  • No Cook Recipes
  • No Fridge Recipes
  • No Oven Recipes
  • Pickling Foods
  • Smoking Meats
  • Vegan Recipes
  • World Cuisines

3. Sports

  • Airsoft
  • Axe Throwing
  • Backgammon
  • Badminton
  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Baton Twirling
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Beauty Pageants
  • BMX
  • Boating
  • Bodybuilding
  • Bowling
  • Boxing
  • Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • Breakdancing
  • Cabaret
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Chess
  • Climbing
  • Cricket
  • Croquet
  • Curling
  • Cycling
  • Darts
  • Dog Sledding
  • Equestrianism
  • Fencing
  • Fishing
  • Flag Football
  • Flying Disc
  • Frisbee
  • Golfing
  • Gymnastics
  • Handball
  • Hiking
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hula Hooping
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Iceboat Racing
  • Inline Skating
  • Jumping Rope
  • Karate
  • Karting
  • Kayaking
  • Kite Flying
  • Kitesurfing
  • Lacrosse
  • Laser Tag
  • Longboarding
  • Mahjong
  • Marbles
  • Martial Arts
  • Motorcycling
  • Netball
  • Nordic skating
  • Paintball
  • Parkour
  • Pickleball
  • Pilates
  • Poker
  • Pole dancing
  • Polo
  • Pool
  • Powerboat Racing
  • Quidditch
  • Race Walking
  • Racquetball
  • Radio-Controlled Models
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Derby
  • Roller Skating
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Scouting
  • Scuba Diving
  • Skateboarding
  • Skiing
  • Skipping Rope
  • Skydiving
  • Slacklining
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Snowshoeing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Speed Skating
  • Speedcubing
  • Squash
  • Surfing
  • Survivalism
  • Swimming
  • Table Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Taekwondo
  • Tai Chi
  • Tennis
  • Tennis polo
  • Trapping
  • Trapshooting
  • Triathlon
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo
  • Weight Training
  • Weightlifting
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga
  • Zumba

4. Technology

  • 360 Cameras
  • 3D Printers
  • Apps
  • AR
  • Cell Phones
  • Computers
  • Drones
  • Electric Bikes
  • Electronics
  • Gaming Consoles
  • IoT (Internet of Things)
  • Laptops
  • Mac
  • Phone Photography
  • Software Reviews
  • Tablets
  • TVs
  • VR Cameras
  • Wearable Tech
  • Windows
  • YouTubing

5. Education

  • Agriculture
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Studies
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Language
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Neurolinguistics
  • Performing Arts
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Space Science

6. Business & Finances

  • Accounting
  • Advertising in Traditional Media
  • Agile Development
  • Balance Sheet Analysis
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Benchmarking
  • Big Data Management
  • Bookkeeping
  • Brand Awareness
  • Brand Awareness
  • Brand Management
  • Business Ideas
  • Business Models
  • Business Plan Creation
  • Career Planning
  • Cash Flow Management
  • Commodity Markets
  • Company Culture
  • Company Valuations
  • Consumer Debt
  • Corporate Finance
  • Credit Counselling
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Data Analysis
  • Day Trading
  • Digital Marketing
  • Distribution
  • eCommerce
  • Economic Ideology
  • Employment & HR
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Equity Markets
  • Financial Literacy
  • Financial Modelling
  • Financial Risk Management
  • Funding
  • Global Financial Systems
  • Gold as an Investment
  • Green Economics
  • Green Marketing
  • Importing
  • Influencer Marketing
  • Insurance
  • Interest
  • Investing
  • Investment Performance Analysis
  • Job Searching
  • Legal Protection of Brands
  • Management
  • Market Segmentation
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Microcredits
  • Money
  • Personal Finance
  • Pricing Strategies
  • Public Finance
  • Quality Assurance
  • Resume Writing
  • Retail Management
  • Retirement Plans
  • Sales
  • SEM
  • SEO
  • Short (Finance)
  • Small Business or Startup Funding
  • Tax Advantages
  • Trade
  • User Experience
  • User Interface Improvement
  • Viral Marketing
  • Working Capital Management

7. Careers & Occupations

  • Accounting
  • Acting
  • Acupuncture
  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Adult Literacy
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • AirBnB Hosting
  • Airtravel
  • Animal Science
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • Architecture
  • Astronomy
  • Athletics
  • Audio & Video Equipment Technicalities
  • Automotive Body & Related Repairers
  • Barbering
  • Bartending
  • Battery Repairing
  • Biochemistry
  • Biofuels
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Bus Driving
  • Butchering
  • Camera Operation
  • Carpentry
  • Carpets
  • Cement
  • Copywriting
  • Custom Tailoring
  • Cyber security
  • Data Entry
  • Dermatology
  • Distance Learning
  • Drilling
  • Drycleaning
  • Drywall
  • Eco-Friendly Insulation
  • Editing
  • Electric Home Appliance Repair
  • ESL: English as a Second Language
  • Excavagation
  • Fashion Designing
  • Film and Video Editing
  • Film Production
  • Fire-Prevention
  • Fitness
  • Flight Attendant
  • Floral Design
  • Food Preparation
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • Fundraising
  • Gaming
  • Gem & Diamond Working
  • Geology
  • Graphic Design
  • Gripping (Motion Picture Sets)
  • Hairdressing
  • Heating / Air Conditioning Repair
  • Housekeeping
  • Interior Design
  • Interpreting Translators
  • Landscaping
  • Locksmithing
  • Logging
  • Makeup Artist
  • Mediating
  • Meditation
  • Mental Health
  • Metal Molding
  • Music Composition
  • Music Therapy
  • Nail Manicuring
  • Organic Agriculture
  • Photography
  • Plumbing
  • Precious Metal Working
  • Professional Dancing
  • Programming
  • Project Management
  • Railroad Working
  • Real Estate
  • Recycling
  • Religion
  • Repairing Camera Equipment
  • Roofing
  • Sawing
  • Septic Tanks
  • Set Designers
  • Skin Care
  • Social Activism
  • Software Development
  • Soil
  • Solar Energy
  • Soldering
  • Stand-up comedy
  • Telemarketing
  • Tiling
  • Tree Pruning
  • Upholstering
  • Watch Repair
  • Web Administration
  • Web Development
  • Welding
  • Wellness
  • Wind Turbines
  • Woodworking
  • Writing
  • Zoology

How to Choose a Niche YouTube Channel Idea

In order to choose a niche YouTube channel idea adapted to your needs, take your skills and personal interests into consideration. You also need to consider how popular, seasonal monetizable, evergreen, and YMYL the niche choice is.

1. Chose a Niche You Are Interested In

It’s important to take your personal interests and skills into consideration when choosing a niche idea. It’s even better if you are part of the target market you would like to address. If you have a personal interest in the niche you chose, it will be easier to stay motivated to build a passive income stream. Learn more about passive income here.

2. Niche Down to a Micro-Niche

Some of the niche ideas we provided above may not be targeted enough to have a targeted following, so you may want to consider a niche within that niche (micro-niche).  For example, instead of choosing “Fishing” you may choose “Salmon Fishing.” Here are some more examples of micro-niches:

  • Teaching: French as a Second Language
  • Basketball: Basketball Drills For Kids
  • Photography: Long Exposure Photography
  • Gardening: Pruning
  • Painting: Painting Portraits

3. Make Sure It’s Monetizable

You are probably starting a YouTube channel or niche site because you want to make money. In that case, ensure the niche you are interested in can make you money in some way other than just ad placement. See if there are affiliate programs you could promote or sponsorships related to your niche so you can generate passive income from your blog or YouTube channel.

4. Use Google Trends to Spot Seasonality

In the video above we demonstrate how to use Google Trends to see if a niche idea is seasonal or not. If you put a niche site or YouTube channel idea into Google Trends and see ups and downs over the months, the niche you’re interested in is seasonal. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing, but it’s important to be aware that if the niche you chose is seasonal, you will have expected swings in traffic and views throughout the year.

5. Popularity

You can also use Google Trends to see how popular the niche is. If there are no searches for it in Google or YouTube, it’s probably best to choose a different idea or micro-niche. If the overall trend is heading downwards, it’s important to know that this niche is losing in popularity. Keep this in mind when making a choice.

6. Evergreen

Evergreen content is content that will still be relevant in a couple years from now. So for example, if you write a recipe, it will probably still be relevant in a few years from now. However, if you write about the latest VR technology, it will probably be outdated in a few months. It’s important to keep this in mind depending on how passive you want your business to be. The less evergreen, the more often you will have to create and update content.

7. YMYL: Your Money or Your Life

Your Money or Your Life (YMYL) topics are Some topics that may be very competitive and hard to rank for. These include personal finance, health and fitness, eCommerce and news. It’s important to establish EAT or Expertise, Authoritativeness and Trust to truly stand out in these tougher niches. 

You can learn more about building a successful niche blog or YouTube channel, building EAT and more in Project 24 by Income School! We also have guides on how to make passive income from YouTube and from niche sites on our blog. Here are some things to keep in mind about the niche ideas we discussed above:

Hobbies

  • Fun place to start
  • Some are very seasonal

Food

  • Recipes are very competitive
  • Important to niche down

Sports

  • Compare to competition
  • See how can stand out
  • Some seasonal

Technology

  • Competitive
  • Not Evergreen

Education

  • Monetization strategies: Sell a course, forum access, membership
  • Some YMYL Topics (Medical, Finance…)

Business & Finances

  • Competitive
  • YMYL

Careers & Occupations

  • Some YMYL (Medical, Finance)
  • Hard to monetize if just about the job
  • Could focus more on inside-industry know-how

Related Questions

What are some good YouTube channel ideas?

Some good YouTube channel ideas include 3D printing, landscaping, interior design, beard care, robot combat, oven-free cooking, curing meats, parkour, survivalism, 360 cameras, IoT, woodworking, gaming, chess, bass fishing and AirBnB hosting for example.

What are the most popular YouTube topics?

Some of the most popular YouTube topics are entertainment, sports, recipes, gaming, makeup, technology, sports, and travel, music, comedy, DIY, unboxings, and ASMR. 

Do you need a niche on YouTube?

Yes, having a niche is essential for any serious YouTube channel’s success. It’s important to choose a niche you are interested in, that is popular, can be monetized, is not too seasonal, and is evergreen if you would like to make passive income from that YouTube channel.

What are YouTube Channel Categories?

YouTube Channel Categories are: 

  • Film & Animation
  • Autos & Vehicles
  • Music, Pets & Animals
  • Sports, Travel & Events, Gaming
  • People & Blogs, Comedy
  • Entertainment
  • News & Politics
  • Howto & Style
  • Education
  • Science & Technology
  • Nonprofits & Activism

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