I have a guest here today and it’s someone I met few months ago and since then, we’ve become good friends, this is because we share the same interest. We’ve also been sharing ideas together as far as building niche sites is concerned. I’m talking of Ndy Wills and he is here to teach you what he knows about building successful niche sites. So Ndy over to you.
Thank you Theodore.
Obviously there are many ways legit money can be earned from the internet but in this particular update, we will be taking a look at how anybody with average knowledge from any part of the world can build up a simple and basic niche website and earn a minimum of $200 on a monthly basis on complete auto pilot once the initial work has been done.
Unlike what most people think, building a niche site that brings in $500 to $1500 on a monthly basis is not that a big task. Anybody can do it provided you are willing and committed to doing what the 99% of people are not willing to do.
There are limitless options of what you can do with these niche sites. As a matter of fact, I just recently sold one of my 6 months old niche sites at flippa.com for a little over $1,000. You can read all about it here. Dough from nicheproject.com also sold his one of his niche sites via empire flippers for $10,000, you can also read the update here.
If you can build a single site that brings in an average of $500 monthly, what stops you from build 5 more of such site to earn a total of $2,500 monthly? It all depends on you, how far you are willing to go.
In this article I will walk you through a step by step process that anybody can duplicate to build a highly profitable niche website.
Step 1: Keyword Research
As you might have known by now, the very first step in building a niche site is to decide on the topic you want to build a blog on and then dive in to analyze different key phrases that you will want your blog to rank for.
This is a very important phase that must be carefully implemented if you really want to get your blog ranked and make money from it because, this step will guarantee the success or failure of the site you’re building. Here, you need to pick keywords that you are sure you will be able to rank considering your available resources.
So for example let’s say you like cooking and want to build a blog that focuses on Best Cookware sets, then your niche will be “Home Improvement & Kitchen” while the keyword you will be working smart on to get your blog ranked for will be “best cookware sets”.
Step 2: Preparing contents for your New Blog
Now that you are armed with a niche and a keyword for your new blog, it’s time to start writing contents (articles) for your new blog. Usually, I like to start a new blog with a minimum of 5 prewritten articles. You will need to write 4 secondary articles of 500 words minimum and 1 primary article of 1000 words minimum.
The 4 secondary articles should be written and optimized for other secondary keywords (e.g. best stainless steel cookware, cast iron cookware advantages etc.) you have researched while the primary article should only be optimized for your primary keyword (best cookware sets). Be sure to include the keyword in the title of the article, introduction paragraph and in the ending paragraph within the article.
Step 3: Getting Domain and Hosting
Once you have your article ready, it’s time to purchase a domain and hosting account for your blog. There are many options where you can buy your domain and hosting including Namecheap.com for domain and Arvixe.com for hosting.
When buying domain for your blog, avoid going for the EMDs (exact match domains). For example, with our “best cookware sets” keyword, buying a www.bestcookwaresets.com domain is what is referred to as EMD and it’s something you should not indulge in. instead choose branded domains like cookingtips.com. This is because Google now flown at EMD domains and going for such can easily get you penalized.
Step 4: Building out your niche site
With all the above listed steps dully observed, it’s now time to put all the pieces together and get your first niche website up and running. These are the steps I usually take when building out my niche site;
- Install Word press in your hosting account
- Install and optimize the following plugins
a) All in one SEO pack – for tweaking your on page SEO
b) Google xml sitemaps – create & publish sitemaps to enable Google crawl your site
c) Digg digg alternative – Enable social sharing of your content
d) W3-Cache – tweak you site to load faster
e) Contact form 7 – create a beautiful contact form in seconds
3. Publish your primary article as a page and click on settings, then the reading option and click the static option then from the drop down menu, select the primary article you have just published to be your home and static page. Doing this will allow Google to rank your site base on the primary keyword which your primary article was optimized for.
4. Now publish the remaining 4 secondary articles you had written earlier as post and not pages and make sure to link each to the home page with different anchor text. Also include at least one relevant image per post to make your site beautiful and engaging.
If you have come this far then congratulation on getting your first niche site up and running. It’s time to move on to phase 2 in the niche site building process. At this stage, you should leave your blog for a couple of days to get indexed and possibly rank in Google.
After a day or two, perform a Google search with the naked URL of your blog address and see if it shows up. If it does, then congrats! Your newly created blog has been indexed by the big G. Next, it’s time to start building backlinks and tracking your keyword ranking.
Step 5: Backlinking to your niche blog the right way
Getting backlinks to your newly created blog is the remaining ingredient needed for your site to rank high in search engines, get traffic and generate commission from sales. I will be doing another blog update solely on link building. In that next update, I will teach you how to build links to your blogs the right way without getting penalized by Google.
Finally, I’m constantly building out niche sites. I also do live case studies revealing how I build these niche sites from scratch up. You can follow along on my niche site case studies progress at my blog: digitalmasterblog.com
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