If you are interested in making money blogging or you are in any way interested in building multiple streams of online income then you definitely must have heard of one blogger who is making waves in these areas. Pat Flynn, is one blogger you cannot ignore when it comes to making money online though he has tried in many ways to be modest about it!
I got to know of Pat Flynn back in 2010 when I “chanced” on his blog, the Smart Passive Income Blog. At the time he just finished what he now call Niche Site Duel 1.0. Though I got to know of the challenge after it was ended, the information he provided on the topic was so encouraging that I immediately signed up for his newsletter and since then I have never regretted joining his newsletter!
Niche Site Duel 2.0: This Must Not Slip Through My Fingers!
Now, this post is actually about Pat Flynn’s Niche Site Duel 2.0 which is officially launching this week. Niche Site Duel 2.0 according to Pat, became necessary because from 2010 when Niche Site Duel 1.0 happened till now, a lot of things have changed. There is therefore the need to update the strategies and tactics used in Niche Site Duel 1.0.
Niche Site Duel 2.0 is therefore another way of his sharing his experience and expertise. My greatest joy however is the fact that Pat has graciously allowed his newsletter subscribers and blog readers to participate in this niche site challenge.
I must say at this point that this post is nothing but my official announcement that I’m taking up this niche site challenge with Pat Flynn! From what I’ve learned from Niche Site Duel 1.0 Pat is undoubtedly, an expert when it comes to building niche sites. And so, I’m actually looking forward to seeing good results from this duel.
Why Become a Part of Niche Site Duel 2.0?
There are actually a few reasons why I decided to take up this challenge. Here are some:
1. It Aligns With Part of My 2013 Business Resolution
At the start of this year, one of my plans was to set up at least 4 niche sites before the month of June and then progressively add to this number as the year move on.
Unfortunately, thus far I’ve been able to set up only one niche site out of the 4 even when we are already in June! Of course, there are reasons for this one of which is my SEO web content writing service. Right now, I spend more time on clients’ projects. But I’m not really comfortable with this because one of the reasons why I made that resolution was to set up niche sites that will run on their own freeing up my time to do other things.
I’m a passionate believer in building multiple streams of passive income. You know as they say, you mustn’t put all your eggs in one basket! Joining Niche Site Duel 2.0 is therefore a way of pushing myself to achieving my dream of multiple streams of passive income.
2. Hone My Niche Site Strategies and Also Learn New Ones
Another reason is the opportunity this will give me in terms of strengthening my niche site strategies. Indeed, I’ve been into building niche sites for some time now but as you know, there is no end to learning. So, Niche Site Duel 2.0 is a good avenue for me to learn new strategies, build on the ones I’ve been using and also to network with other like minded online entrepreneurs.
3. Contribute To the Blogging Community
The third reason is to use this challenge to contribute some insider tips to the Web Income Journal community. If you are wondering how this is going to be, then understand that for some time now I’d been working on a free email course titled: WP Riches In Niches Power Course! This email course was supposed to be available only to my blog subscribers. However with my joining Niche Site Duel 2.0, I’ve decided to share the content freely on this blog!
4. Help Move Me Out Of My Comfort Zone
Lastly, I want to use this as a personal development tool. I did mention above that one of the reasons why I was unable to meet my target of 4 niche blogs by the month of June is because of the many projects in my hand right now. However, I must say also that beyond that, it is clear to me that I have not been able to push myself beyond some limits. It does appear that I’ve somehow set an imaginary comfort zone which is not doing me any good. This challenge therefore is to help me step out of this comfort zone because I believe working with other people in this challenge will offer some push to do things I’m not ordinarily doing right now!
So, What Should You Expect From Niche Site Duel 2.0?
Like I have mentioned above, I would be sharing with you what I learn as we go on with this duel. I will update you on my results and also seek to know what areas you can help out, where necessary. What it means is that even if you are not able to directly join the duel yourself you will be able to pick up one or two strategies and tactics to build your own niche sites.
I ask you therefore to stay connected to the Web Income Journal in order to get the full gist as we go on. You can do this by signing up for the blog’s free update either by email of RSS feed. To sign up through email simply use the box below.
In my next update, I will roll out the tactics for choosing a profitable niche to target. I’ve read Pat’s insights and criteria for choosing a target niche. I intend to give you some very simple tactics and criteria that I use. I’m sure you don’t want to miss out. So, sign up for free updates right now by entering your details in the signup box below this post.
The journey has begun; keep a date with us because this challenge is really going to an enjoyable one!
Over to You: Do you build niche sites? What do you think is the most difficult aspect of building niche sites? Share your views in the comments below.