Food Niche Report- Trends, Ideas, and Monetization Tips. - The Niche Guru

Food Niche Report-Trends, Ideas, And Monetization Tips.

In this report, you will learn:

  • Market trends
  • How to pick a profitable sub-niche
  • How to make money in this niche
  • Sub-niches and micro-niches ideas
  • And more!

Section 1.

Food Niche Market.

In this section, you will learn some market insights.

Niche Market

The food industry is continuously growing. But with so many competitors, you have to know how to stay afloat at all times.

The Food market has traditionally been characterized by high volumes and low margins. Today, brands have to balance offering ever-novel experiences for consumers in saturated industrial nations as well as appealing to the rising middle classes in emerging markets. In 2019, the worldwide Food market realized a total revenue of US$6,954 billion. At US$4,133 per capita, Icelanders spent the most on Food.

In general, the food market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.6% between 2019 and 2025. The highest growth potential is attributable to the Bread & Cereal Product segment due to the worldwide pandemic.

Moreover, for the first time in the United States, total retail and food service sales reached over 6 trillion U.S. dollars fin 2019. This is roughly triple the sales numbers that were generated in 1992.

Also, platforms like Uber Eats and Deliveroo have given an incredible boost to the food market, which was suffering during the Covid. Platforms like these, together with social media platforms like Instagram, used by many influencers to provide recipes or simply to show delicious meals, keep impulsing the massive growth of this market.

Lastly, I suggest to take look at this post to understand better what is a niche market and how to take advantage of it.

Section 2.

Food Niche trend.

In this section, I will analyse the current trends in this niche.

Niche Trends

Market niche trends can help you identify how a market is doing. Trends allow you to see the interest in a certain topic over time.

When analyzing trends, it is vital to study the interest over time. If the interest fluctuates a lot with periods going doing to zero, then you want to stay away from that niche (unless is a new trend that is just starting.) However, if the trend is stable or is growing, it could be a good sign. There are some other factors to consider as well, but I’ll cover them later.

To analyze trends in the food niche, I will use the Google Trends tool. When using this tool, there are a few distinctions to take into account:

  • When you search for terms, it will show matches for all the words in a query.
  • When you search for topics, it will refer to a group of terms that share the same concept. So the result is broader.

Topics‘ can be great to find out the interest of people in a niche. The idea would be to use ‘topics’ to find niches that are worth pursuing. Then, you should use ‘search terms‘ as the first step towards content creation. This will help you understand if it is worth creating content on a given term based on current trends.

For this report, I am analyzing the topic ‘Food.’ Then, I have set the location worldwide and filtered by the past five years.

There a few things we can observe from the graphic below:

  • Overall, food is a trendy topic with a lot of interest over time.
  • You can appreciate a slight increase over time. The use of social media platforms and food delivery services emerging are some of the factors contributing to this growth.
food trend

By looking at this graph, creating an online business in the food niche might work. However, to avoid fierce competition in this niche, you should niche down and find sub-niche and micro-niche ideas.

So how do you find profitable sub-niche and micro-niche ideas? With proper niche research.

But we’ll get into that in the following sections. Just bear with me. For now, you can read in this post all the advantages of niche marketing.

Section 3.

How to Find Niche Ideas.

Learn how to find a niche step by step.

How To Pick A  Profitable Sub-Niche In Health And Wellness

There are many methods you can use to find out exciting sub-niches ideas. The simplest one might be a combination of Wikipedia with Google Suggest to find ideas. Then you can use Google Trend to validate your plan.

This is how to do it:

Step #1. Head to Wikipedia, and in the search bar, type your niche keyword and hit search.

food search in Wikipedia

Step #2. Skim the page for sub-niche ideas. You’ll be able to find plenty of food-related keywords along with the Wikipedia page.

Some places where to look include the table of content, in the content itself, and in the “see also” section at the bottom.

Also, when you click on a food-related term with a link, it will take you to another page where you’ll be able to find even more ideas. So this is an excellent method to brainstorm keywords and sub-niche ideas.

Step #3. Next, you can complete these sub-niche ideas with Google Search. Head to Google.com and enter some of your niche keywords. Google will instantly suggest some sub-niches for you.

You can even keep niching them down as you type:

This is a very effective and easy trick to find sub-niche and micro-niche ideas quickly.

Step #4. Lastly, use Google Trends to validate your niche idea. Following this example, I will check “diet food for dogs

The graphic below shows how this trend is stable and also increasing in interest. So this could be a great micro niche idea.

diet food for dogs

Additionally, you could also include in the Google Trends search bar a few terms from your Google suggestions or your Wikipedia keywords to visually compare your ideas.

For this example, I have used diet food, organic food and camping food.

food trends compared

As you can see, all these trends seem pretty stable, with a dominant interest in diet food. This will probably mean it will also be more competitive.

Normally, the higher the interest over time, the higher the competence as well. So it is vital to find a sub-niche or micro-niche in the sweet spot between search volume and commercial value—more on this in the next section.

In any case, this a very effective method to find sub-niche and micro-niche ideas in any industry quickly.

Lastly, note that trends that are just starting to grow are the ones with the most potential. It could be a new market blooming, meaning the competition is inexistent or limited. So do no drop ideas only because trends show low numbers. If the trend’s interest is exponentially growing and it gets stable, it is probably worth pursuing.

Section 4.

Food niche competition.

In this section, you will learn how competitive is this niche and opportunities.

Health And Wellness Niche Competition.

As in any niche with demand, competition in the high-level niche can be harsh. Big corporations typically dominate the internet for competitive terms in popular niches. And entrepreneurs like us simply don’t have the resources to compete against them.

That is why sub-niches and micro-niches are much better options- The more you niche down, the smaller the competence. But if you go too niche, you might face another issue: That the market might be too small.

The only way to know is by analyzing keywords directly related to your sub-niche or micro-niche ideas. This is how you’ll see if the main keywords you want to target are too competitive or there are still opportunities with less competitive terms.

To perform keyword research, you will need access to an SEO tool. Here you can find how to do it with Keysearch and SE ranking.

For this section, I will use SE Ranking, which provides a 14-day trial so you can do the same. You can refer to my niche keyword research post for more detail.

Let’s use for this example one of the most popular topics: ‘diet food

To have an idea about the overall competition in this niche, we’ll look for this exact term with the SEO tool.

diet food keyword overview

As you can see from the image, this is a competitive niche with a “difficult” score and a monthly search volume of 18,1k.

But what does this information really means?

This is to have a quick overview of the potential market regarding search volume (interest) and the difficulty. By checking the exact niche keyword, you can quickly learn how competitive a term is and also about the audience size. But ultimately, you still need to check your niche competitors in detail to have a better idea about your direct competitors.

Finding less competitive keywords.

Once you have checked your niche competitors and assessed the competence level, you can easily find profitable niche keywords with low competition with a few tweaks.

Step #1. Search for your niche keyword. For this example I’ll stick to ‘diet food.’

Step #2. Scroll down to the section keyword ideas. Here, either the similar keywords report or related keywords report will do the trick. So you can click on ‘View Detailed Report‘ on either. For this example, I have clicked on related keywords.

Step #3. Click on ‘filter‘ and set the values you want. In my case, I want something with a search volume over 200, CPC at least 1, and difficulty under 39. Then click on ‘Apply filters.’

Step #4. Now I have a list with 310 keywords sorted out by search volume. Although you could also filter them by difficulty or any other value you want.

Looking at this example and the keywords found, I am confident I could create a niche website about diet food with less competitive terms. Then I could monetize it with sponsored content, ads, subscriptions or, even affiliate marketing.

In summary, this list shows that with the right keywords, you could create a profitable niche website even in a competitive niche. You just need to find those less competitive terms.

Resources:

Section 5.

How to make money with the Food niche.

In this section, you will learn different ways to monetize this niche.

how to make money with health and wellness niche

There are several ways you can monetize your food niche website.

But what works best is to adapt your strategy to the user intent. For instance, if your website is about ‘diet food,‘ creating a website sharing healthy recipes or even creating an ebook with easy to prepare diet food, might be one of the easiest ways to monetize it.

The idea is to adopt a solution to your audience’s problem in the best format. Also, most of the time, online businesses adopt more than one monetization method.

I suggest you check this post about niche blogging to learn how to create a niche website step by step and how you can monetize it.

Some methods you can use to make money with the food niche are:

1. Provide a service.

Services are a very common way to monetize food niche websites.

For instance, some of the services you can provide are:

  • Food delivery
  • Cooking channel
  • Food distributor
  • Chef instructor

Depending on your selected niche, some services might work better than others.

Also, some of the services might be presential, but you could deliver many others online. For instance, you could be an online training coach. You just need a platform like HeySummit with registration and ticketing to do this in no time and efficiently.

You could even create online courses to help a targeted audience by providing valuable training.

Some website examples that monetizes by providing food services are:

Resources:

2. Create a product.

In the food niche, products are also a popular method to make money online.

Some products you could create are:

  • Niche-specific products to solve your audience’s problems. An app for healthy food for pets, a podcast providing training or tips for cooking healthy, etc.
  • Ebooks. This is one of the resources most used by bloggers. They are relatively fast to create and can make you some extra money. Ebooks can contain tips, recipes, training, etc. For this, I suggest you check Designrr– This incredible tool will allow you to create stunning ebooks in 2 minutes.
  • Videos/Podcasts. You could create videos or podcasts about particular food topics, which you could sell individually or with a subscription. My personal recommendation is Uscreen for video on demand because they already have an audience for you, which is difficult to find. For podcasts, Buzzsprout is the most popular solution.

When you present the right product to the right audience, products can be the easiest way to start making money. They also allow you to earn a passive income when you combine them with an evergreen sales funnel.

Some website examples selling food products are:

Resources:

3. Subscriptions & Memberships.

Subscriptions and memberships can make a great alternative to monetize your website.

Subscriptions are based on delivering extra value to your readers. This could be access to a premium section, deliver new content only to subscribers, and things like that.

Also, you can get recurring income from memberships. But you need to keep providing value to your readers constantly. This could be by delivering relevant content in the form of a magazine, weekly videos, or something valuable to your readers.

You can also provide exclusive access to your videos or podcast to your subscribers. And the best thing is that you simply need a plugin like MemberMouse to create subscriptions and memberships effortlessly.

Some website examples using these methods are:

4. Display ads.

Ads used to be one of the most common ways to monetize websites. However, there are three downsides with them:

  • You need a lot of traffic to make good money.
  • The user experience can not be as good.
  • Most people use ad blockers these days.

Having said so, many businesses use ads as their primary source of income. You could use platforms like Google Adsense, Media.net, VigLink, etc.

In any case, you could place ads just for an extra income rather than the primary source of income.

Lastly, food blogs normally drive lots of traffic, so displaying ads could be your secondary monetization method.

5. affiliate marketing.

This is my favorite method to make money online in any niche.

Affiliate marketing might need some time and traffic to get traction, but you will earn a passive income when it does.

All you need to do is to sign up for the best affiliate programs in your niche. Then, I suggest you read how to make money with affiliate marketing, and you will be ready to monetize your site with this method.

Some website examples using this method are:

  • Pinch of Yum. Affiliate marketing promoting different kinds of products for cooking and more.
  • Serious Eats. Affiliate marketing on recipes and kitchen product reviews.
  • Cookie + Kate: Affiliate marketing in links within posts, mainly with Amazon affiliates.

Resources:

Section 6.


Food sub-niche and micro-niche ideas.

In this section, I will provide you with some profitable niche ideas.

Health And Wellness Sub-Niches And Micro-Niches Ideas

After putting into practice what I have explained in this report and researching some keywords, I have collected a list of sub-niches and micro-niches in the food niche that can do a great online business.

I personally recommend focusing on sub-niches or micro-niches where trends are steady even though the volume is not high since they probably will be the ones with fewer competitors. At the end of the day, if you find good enough keywords, you will be able to monetize more easily.

I personally recommend focusing on sub-niches or micro-niches where trends are steady even though the volume is not high since they probably will be the ones with fewer competitors—that is why niche blogging is so powerful. If you find good enough keywords, you will monetize more easily and faster.

Lastly, what makes a profitable niche is the commercial value behind the keywords you choose. So if you just choose keywords without commercial value which are more informational, you might struggle to generate an income (although you can still do it)

You will need to do thorough niche keyword research and develop a list of keywords, and then plan your content creation strategy thoroughly if you want to succeed.

Sub-Niche: Diet Food.

diet food trend

Micro-niche ideas:

  • Diet food plan
  • Diet food recipes
  • Diet food for dogs
diet food micro trends

Interest by regions:

Diet food plan
Diet food recipes
Diet food for dogs

Recommended monetization methods:

Apps.
Product Creation (ebook, subscription box, etc).
Service.

Sub-Niche: Pet food.

pet food

Micro-niche ideas:

  • Dogs food
  • Cat food.
  • Fish food.
pet food trends

Interest by regions:

dog food by region
dog food
cat food
cat food
fish food
fish food

Recommended monetization methods:

Product Creation (ebook, subscription box, etc)
Affilaite Marketing.
ecommerce store.

Sub-Niche: Food Photography.

food photography trend

Micro-niche ideas:

  • Food photography
  • Food Stylist
  • Food photography course
food photography ideas

Interest by regions:

Food photography
Food stylist
Food photography course

Recommended monetization methods:

Coaching
Freelancer
Affiliate marketing.

Sub-Niche: Food recipes

food recipe trend

Micro-niche ideas:

  • Keto recipes.
  • Vegan recipes.
  • Easy recipes.
food recipe ideas

Interest by regions:

Keto recipes
Vegan recipes
Easy recipes

Recommended monetization methods:

Sponsored content/ Ads
Affiliate Marketing.
Product Creation (ebook, subscription box, etc)

Sub-Niche: Organic Food.

organic food trend

Micro-niche ideas:

  • Baby organic food.
  • Organic food restaurants.
  • Organic food products.
organic food ideas

Interest by regions:

Baby organic food
Organic food restaurants
Organic food products

Recommended monetization methods:

eCommerce store.
Freelance service.
Affiliate Marketing.

Other food niche ideas are:

  • Adulterated food
  • Camping food
  • Finger food
  • Fresh food
  • Frozen food
  • Functional food
  • Health food
  • Medical food
  • Natural foods
  • Negative-calorie food
  • Seasonal food
  • Spicy food
  • Traditional food

Need help creating a profitable niche website?

sergio- the niche guru

Recommended Resources:

Niche research guide.
Niche Blogging: Create your profitable niche website step by step.
Niche marketing strategies to drive traffic.

Now it’s your turn!​

Did you already find your Food niche?

The food industry is now at a great moment, and is an evergreen market with plenty of new opportunities. I suggest you focus on micro-niches to increase your chances.

Going sub-niche or micro-niche, you might have fewer customers, but your audience will be most likely to find you. This will also help you grow your website authority faster and start making money quicker!

If you have any question leave a comment below.

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