In my previous post, I announced to you about my plan to building niche sites starting from scratch. We all know about Pat Flynn the owner of the popular Smartpassiveincome.com.
Pat is a very successful blogger and affiliate marketer. Last year, he did a niche site public case study which he called Niche Site Duel and that project was very successful that so many people started building niche sites imitating what he did then and now, he is about to start another niche site case study (Niche Site Duel 2.0) and I’m joining him on this one.
There are also some other people that I’ve been following for some time now that are really good when it comes to building niche sites and, I’ve really learnt a lot from these guys. I will talk a little about them before I end this post. But, what I learnt from them is what I’m going to apply now to see how far I will go with niche sites.
However, I’ve build one this year but to be honest, I’ve not been doing the things I’m suppose to do in order to promote that site but, I plan to give it more time this period.
Why Niche Sites Instead of Authority Sites?
There has been a lot debate out there whether you should go with something that is profitable, something with lots of opportunity or if it’s better to go with something you’re passionate about. Now, when it comes to building an authority site that is, a site which you intend to keep for years to come, you should go with something you’re very passionate about.
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But, if you want to build niche sites or multiple sites then, go with opportunity. Reason been that, if you do everything well, it will not take much time to start seeing results and, it does not require you to be very knowledgeable about the niches you choose.
I think it’s really important to have a set goal for everything we’re doing, this will motivate us the more to work harder in order to achieve our goals. My goal thus is
- Make at least, $500 per month from this site after about 6 months or so.
However, I plan to be generating this revenue mainly from the search engines. This is my first public case study so, I’m ready to accept mistakes and then, learn from them and I will also work very hard to see that this project become successful. I must also admit that, I’m not even close to being an expert at building niche sites as I’m just beginning but, I believe I’m still in the learning process so, I’m still the same thing as any of you out there but, I want to learn which is why I’m embarking on this journey :).
My Niche Sites Project Strategic Plan
Like I said above, I plan to get majority of my traffic from the Search Engine. I might also decide to be promoting it via social media.
- Google Adsense
- I may also decide to create a product of my own.
- Still thinking on more, depending on the keyword I selected.
Point to note: My monetization strategy is going to depend on the niche and keyword I choose to target.
In the future, I might decide to flip this site depending on some factors.
I have a lot of plans already coupled with the ones above but, I’m definitely not going to cover everything today but in a nutshell, below are the main process I intend to follow in building my niche sites….
- Research a market
- Pick a niche ( Target specific low competition keyword)
- Buy a domain and set up Hosting
- Produce content, targeting my selected keywords
- Get Traffic
- Make money
- Ongoing maintenance.
Finally, I must bring to your notice that when it comes to building successful niche sites, proper keyword research is a must. You cannot skip this at all.
The main different between those that has succeeded in building niche sites and those that failed is 90% based on the keyword they choose therefore, you must all bear this in mind if you finally decide to build your own niche sites now or later.
My friend Chadrack Irobogo is also on the project, check his his post below where he talked about it….
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I’m going to be keeping you people updated on all the process and everything I’m doing on this project from time to time however for now, my next home work will be to conduct my keyword research and, I’m also going to tell you what I did but. I will try to also shoot videos to drive it home the more but if i can’t, because of one thing or the other, i will still try and get you a video from someone that has done what i did before. I won’t be revealing my keyword for now after I’ve found it, this if for security purpose.
You’re also very free to join this case study if its what you want, I’m sure you will learn one or two things by doing so. We’re all still learning remember. If you want to learn more about building niche sites then, I recommend you visit the following people….
1. Pat Flynn
2. Spencer Haw
3. Tung Tran
4. Jon Haver
5. Matthew Allen
Please, i will like to hear your take on this plan of mine. What do you think? You’re also very free to ask me any question on the comment section.
Also, do me a favour by tweeting and sharing this post with your friends and loved ones, thanks in advance :).