How to Create Niche Site Content for Best Results

Content is king is a common maxim among online entrepreneurs. But when it comes to building niche sites your web content is not just king but the thin line between success and failure!

This means therefore that taking your niche site web content creation very serious is something you must not toy with. On the basic level, your niche site web content must be optimized to rank high on the SERPs. This way, those interested in what you are promoting can easily find, click on your links and visit your niche sites.

But it doesn’t stop there. The content must be able to achieve what I referred to in our previous post as your Most Wanted Response (MWR).

And so, in continuation of our Niche Site Duel 2.0 series, I desire to give you a low down on how to create your web content while infusing the MWR power into it. Like I mentioned in the post where laid out my Niche Site Duel 2.0 overall strategy, I’ve decided to create all of the web content for this challenge myself. What you’ll be reading in this post therefore is actually my website content creation strategy. I employ you therefore to read it carefully and never stop until you’re through because you’ll definitely learn something new from it.

Btw. let me point out here that I decided to create my own content because I’m a professional SEO website content writer. If you’re not very good at this and if you have challenges with the following strategy nothing stops you from getting web content writing services to help you out.

Creating Web Content using the MWR strategy

MWR Web Content Strategy – The Two Sides to the Coin!

If you remember very well, when I mentioned the MWR in our previous post I related it to the structure of your niche site. I said then that your niche site should be designed to achieve your Most Wanted Response which could be, joining your newsletter, clicking on your affiliate links, downloading a white paper, etc.  Please read the post again for the details:

Recommended: How To Setup Your Niche Sites The MWR Way!

Now, thinking only about your Most Wanted Response is like having a coin with only one side which to all intent is useless! But I’m sure you don’t want a useless strategy, right?

So, how do you ensure that your strategy has both sides? It’s simply by also taking care of  the visitor’s Most Wanted Response!

Yes, think about it.

When a visitor first lands on your niche site what is on her mind? Is it to register for your email list?  Or is it to click on your affiliate links? Do you think that is what she really want most from your site?

Think about it.

Now, can you really imagine what she is thinking about as she lands on your niche site? I’m sure you’re beginning to understand what she wants most right? In case you still do not get, it’s simply this:

Your niche site visitor’s most wanted response from you when she visits is to be given the right information that will help her satisfy her desires! She doesn’t want any more information overload. The internet has enough of that already. The information you present her must be concise and should be able to educate, entertain and empower her to achieve whatever purpose for which she is seeking that information!

So, how is that?

Now, the next question you may want answered is, how do you put these two sides of the coin to your advantage?

Here’s a simply guide to do that:

1. Create Information Packed Web Content Pieces – This could be text based, videos, infographics, etc. The primary purpose of these content pieces is to entice and encourage the visitor to trust and easily engage with your website. This will in turn make her more open to do what you want, whatever that is!

2. Infuse In Your Web Content Your MWR – You can do this in several way:

(i) Put calls to action (CTA) in your informative content. These are to help the visitor do what you want. If you don’t let them know they will never do it. So, at the appropriate point within your web content put a call to action either directing the visitor to click for more details or any other action you choose.

Key Web Content for Niche Sites.(ii) Write product reviews. A proportion of your content should be reviews of the products you’re promoting on your niche site. Some people advocate the 80/20 rule – i.e. 80% informative articles and 20% product reviews. For me however, you are the one in control. You are free to choose what is working for you. But in doing this, ensure that you use quality web content for your product reviews. Learning to write good quality product reviews will help you achieve more with your niche site.

(iii) Besides the two above, part of the web content should be industry news, case studies, whitepapers, etc. Infuse these whenever and wherever possible!

3. Optimize Your Web Content For Both the Search Engines and Your Human Visitors – One thing is sure about niche sites, if no one can find you on the search engines it means you’ve lost the battle! Search engine optimization (SEO) is the power of any niche site.

This is where the keywords phrases you selected during your keyword research comes to play. However, in these days of Google’s numerous Penguin updates, you must employ the very best tactics when it comes to SEO optimizing your niche site content. Make a wrong move and your niche site will be confined to the waste bin reserved for worthless web pages.

Niche Site Web Content Creation Takeaway

The Law of reciprocity is actually what is in operation here. It’s simple enough: If you can help enough people to get what they want, you can have all that you want!

So, MWR in web content creation is about you being able to understand what your most wanted response and the visitor’s most wanted response are and then satisfying both in your niche content. Your ability to do this expertly will determine the level of success you will be able to achieve.

I’m sure this makes enough sense to you!

Please share your views and questions with us in your comments below. And if this post is in any way helpful why don’t you share it with your online connections? A tweet or a Facebook/Google plus share will be highly appreciated!

How To Setup Your Niche Sites The MWR Way!

In the past few weeks we have been working on setting up niche sites to promote high paying affiliate products in niche markets. We started this niche site series following my announcement of taking part in the niche site challenge, Niche Site Duel 2.0 being hosted by Pay Flynn.

Thus far, we have covered:

1.  Riches in Niches Power Challenge – Niche Site Duel 2.0 Announced!

2. How to Pick a Profitable Niche Market!

3. A Practical Guide to Choosing a Profitable Niche!

4. Niche Site SEO Strategy That Will Put You Ahead Of Your Competitors!

And so, having picked a profitable niche market and the right keyword phrases around which we will be creating our niche site content, our next move is to set up our niche site. In this post therefore, I want to give you a few thoughts on how to set up your niche site for maximum results.

Setting up Your Niche Sites for Maximum Results

Setup Your Niche Site To Fulfill Your Dreams!

I’m sure you already know that we are using WordPress to setup our niche sites. One reason for this is because; setting up your site using wordpress is quick and easy and free – many  webhost already have it as part of the webhosting package. Also many of these hosts have some one-click installation scripts that make installing your niche site a breeze!

Another reason why we want to use the wordpress blogging software is the ease with which wordpress sites can be customized and optimized for the search engines.

So, What Do You Need To Effectively Setup Your Niche Site?

The following guide is my personal strategy. I use it for nearly every one of my niche sites and it’s the same strategy I have used for the site I’m currently using for the Niche Site Duel 2.0 (this will be revealed later!).

I want to assume that you already know how to install a wordpress blog and so we will not go into details about that here. However, here are the things you need to ensure that your niche site is setup the right way:

1. A Domain Name – For this you may decide to go for an “exact match domain” (EDM) name or a brand name.

2. Webhosting Account – For this, I purchased a shared hosting account with the ability to host unlimited domains! Why I choose that? I did because like I mentioned in another post, I plan to set up more niche sites in the coming months and this is my simple way of saving some cost. If you have plans to set up more niche sites like me and also if you want to save money some money doing so, then you will need a plan like the one I’m using right now.

Click here to check it out!

3. WordPress Theme – I do not recommend some premium theme for your niche sites except you want to build an authority site with unique branding. So, for the theme a decent looking theme will do. Only remember to have a custom header and logo for your niche site. This will help to differentiate your niche site from the rest that use the same theme.

4.  Plugins – There are thousands of wordpress plugins you may want to experiment with but instead of that simply install only the necessary ones. Here are the few I recommend for now:

All in One SEO Pack – This is superb if you want to optimize your niche site for the search engines.

AdSense Privacy Policy – If you’re monetizing your niche site with adsense, then this is one plugin you will need. It’s a simple way of automatically adding an AdSense-compliant privacy page to your site.

Google Sitemap Generator – This is another plugin that is necessary for SEO purposes.

WP Smush.it – You definitely will be adding a lot of images to your niche site. This plugin is necessary to reduce the sizes of the images in order to speed up your site’s load.

WP Super Cache – You may not need this for now but as your site increases in size, you will need it to help with the load time.

Strictly Auto Tags – I love to use this to automatically add tags to every post instead of doing it manually.

SEO Internal Links – Linking your blog posts is a good thing for your site’s SEO. There are different options that can be setup with this plugin.

Related Posts – Offer your site visitors a few ways to stay a little longer on your site.

Jetpack by WordPress.com – This will give you an easy way of adding a contact us form, sharing button, subscription to both comments and posts, traffic stats and a few other options.

Growmap Anti Spambot Plugin – Fight spam comments the easy way.

5. Add the Necessary Pages – Some necessary ones include: Privacy Policy, T.O.S (of applicable), Reviews, Resources, Links, etc. This is to give your niche site some “professional” outlook!

6. Optimize for The Search Engines – Make sure your blog has search engine friendly URLs by using the “custom” permalinks together with your installed SEO plugins.  Use the All in One SEO Pack to optimize your home page putting in the appropriate title, keywords, description, etc. You should also do this for each post and pages.

A Word about Customizing Your Niche Blog Site

Niche Site Strategic Setup!Setting up your niche site is not simply about installing a custom theme or the right plugins. You will need to ensure that the site is setup with your MWR in mind.

So, what is MWR?

MWR simply means your Most Wanted Response!

This is one site design strategy that I don’t hear many bloggers talk about. A few years ago, I read an ebook, the Affiliate Master Course, from where I got the idea of the MWR.

Now, MWR is a strategic approach to website design which allows you to take into consideration what you want your site visitors to do when they first land on your site. It is therefore not enough to simply choose a wordpress theme for your niche site. You must understand that the different wordpress themes out are built to do different things!

Without deciding on your Most Wanted Respond (MWR) before choosing a theme means you will be throwing away most of the traffic you’d be generating to the site. So, first of all, prioritize what you want people to do on your blog before choosing the theme for your niche site. For example, as much as a magazine theme look so great, if it does not help you with your most wanted response, installing a premium magazine theme on your niche site would amount to a waste of precious space!

Here are some of the common MWR of most blogs:

— Build an Email List

— Sell Information or Physical Products

— Promote Affiliate Offers

— Offer Coaching/Consulting Packages

— Market a Freelance Service

— Get Visitors to Donate Money

— Build a Community

As you can see from the above, your MWR depends on your specific situation and your long-term monetization strategy.  Besides, you may have more than one MWR but the most important thing is that you should choose about 2 or 3 and focus on them while setting up the site.

For my niche site, my MWR are: (1) Guide the visitor to click on the adsense ads on the site, and (2) make them to click on my affiliate links and purchase the affiliate products I’m promoting on the site!

With this in mind my choice of a theme was a simple “Plugin-In-Profit” adsense wordpress theme designed to help the visitor do just what I wanted!

So, if you are setting up a niche site take some time to decide on what your Most Wanted Response is before doing anything.

Over to you: What are the best niche designs you have ever seen? What area do you think I’ve left out in this post? Share with us in your comments below.

Niche Site Duel 2.0 – Putting My Cards on the Table!

A few weeks ago I announced my decision to join the ongoing Niche Site Duel 2.0 hosted by Pat Flynn of smartpassiveincome.com. It was that decision that gave birth to the niche site series that has been on this site for a few weeks now. I must report that the response to the series have been very positive. Your comments and contributions so far have been wonderful. Thank you all!

Today, instead of my earlier announced video on how to run a keyword research using Traffic Travis, I want to use this post to talk more on my niche site strategy as regards the Niche Site Duel 2.0. I’ve decided to do this for 3 reasons:

1. Today being 1st of July is actually the beginning of the first full month in this challenge.  Because I intend to give a situation report at the end of every month, this is just the right time to post this information.

2. Putting my thoughts and niche strategies here for everyone to read will serve as both a guide to help me stay focused as the challenge progresses and also as a “marking scheme” that will determine what scores I be awarding myself at every point in time!

3. I intend to post more details on the strategies I’ll be using on this blog and then once a month, I’ll post a report for that month. I hope this will give you the opportunity to follow along with me and also give you a platform to offer your positive criticism and suggestions.

4. These updates will offer me the opportunity to compare notes with others who are involved in this challenge! (My good friend Theodore of topBloggingCoach.com some days ago, published his own niche strategies and that gave me an idea that I should also lay my plans on the table so we can better assess ourselves as we go on!)

My Niche Site Duel 2.0 Strategy

Will Niche Site Duel 2.0 Meet Up With My Expectations?

In my first post announcing my decision to be part of the Niche Site Duel 2.0 I mentioned the reasons why I decided to be part of this challenge. These include:

1. It is in line with my 2013 business resolutions of building some new niche sites within the year.

2. It will help me hone my niche site building strategies and also learn new ones

3. The challenge offered me an opportunity to push myself out of my comfort zone!

How this challenge will meet up with these expectations will be seen in the days ahead as would be revealed in the reports as we go on.

Site Setup and Content Strategy

Like I mentioned earlier, my niche site for this challenge is already up and running. However, for a few reasons I’ll want to keep the site address to myself, at least for now! At the appropriate time it will be revealed! 🙂 For now I want to simply say that I bought the domain name a couple of weeks ago and installed the blog a few days ago.

For the past 7 days or so I have been working on the site customizing the theme, installing the necessary plugins and also created the content for the necessary pages – About us, Privacy Policy, Contact us and a Resources page. Right now the site has about 3 blog posts!

Details of how I did these will be in a later post.

For content, I’ve decided on writing them myself, at least for now. I must repeat here that I’m not looking to build some authority niche site. I intend to build a niche site of about 20 to 30 pages of content for a start. Once the site is doing well in the SERPs, I will commit to occasionally update it on a bi-weekly or monthly basis. This is for the site to stay relevant in the SERPs in view of the recent SEO changes by Google, especially the Freshness Update“.

I may consider outsourcing some of the content along the line depending on how the site performs in terms of ROI. Also because I intend to build more niche sites within the year trying to write all the content myself when other sites are up and running will be tasking, so once I start building other sites the content creation may be outsourced.

How About Monetization?

I’ve already said it before that building niche sites is about building money sites! You’re not here to build relationships with other bloggers or a place to rant about your personal life and how your cat or dog is doing in life!

The primary purpose of a niche site is to make money. GED!

This being so, I’ve decided to monetize the site for this challenge in the following 3 ways:

mking money with niche sites1. Clickbank.com – There are a good number of products with very good reviews on clickbank.com and from these I’ve chosen 3 products to promote on the site.

2. Amazon.com – I’ve also found some very good products from Amazon.com. The reviews are also very good from which I’ve picked 4. I’ve also built an Amazon store and integrated it on the site.

3. Google Adsense – This is going to be the only Pay Per Click (PPC) ad program on the site for now and it’s simply to complement the other products. The niche presently has a very high volume of sponsored adverts on Google.com with the CPC for some of the keywords going as high as $4.3!

I want to concentrate on these ones for now but as we go on, depending on the results, I may add other monetization tactics like selling ad spaces or getting other products from other platforms and possibly creating my own product!

Traffic Strategies?

Traffic is definitely one thing that you cannot toy with when it comes to building niche sites. To make a success of your niche sites, the traffic you generate must be the right type of traffic. Simply driving traffic from just any place will not give you what you want.

Recommended: Website Traffic Generation: Why You Are Getting It Wrong 99% of the Time!

The best traffic for niche sites is traffic from search engines (organic traffic). These are people who are online searching for solutions for one problem or the other. This being so, my primary traffic source will be the search engines.

In a nutshell the traffic strategy will include the following (in order of preference):

1. Search engines (SEO)

2. Guest blogging on similar sites

3. Blog commenting on similar sites

4. Niche forum profiles and updates

5. Online answer sites

6. Social media

7. Article submission directories

8. Directory submissions

9. Link exchange

It will interest you to know that during my niche research I was able to uncover some potential similar sites for blog commenting, guest blogging and link exchanges. I also have some potential niche forums to concentrate on for that purpose.

Where Would This Be Leading?

Niche Site Duel 2.0 for me is only a primer. I intend to use the gains from this challenge to build more niche sites in the nearest future. If it turns out the way I want then it might just be my top-most online business model in the coming days!

Over to You: What do you think of my niche site strategies as revealed above? On the traffic strategies what is your take? Are there some traffic strategies you would suggest I consider? Please give your comments and suggestions below.

Niche Site SEO Strategy That Will Put You Ahead Of Your Competitors!

Today in continuation of our series on building niche sites, I want to talk about niche site keyword research. How, if you have been following this series you may have noticed that somehow, we have touched on this variously in our previous posts.

However, what I want to really do here is NOT to present a step by step guide on how to do keyword research but to give you a niche site keyword strategy that will put your niche site up on the search engines for it to drive the type of traffic that will pay you!

Remember that our niche sites’ principle is:

1. Build a niche site that is optimized for the search engines…

2. So, when a potential customer searches for a product in your target market…

3. Your niche site shows up…

4. Giving the potential customer the opportunity to visit your site, click on your affiliate link, and make purchases…

5. And finally, you get paid a commission for your referral!

With this in mind you will understand how important it is to choose the right keywords for your niche sites because this is what will ensure that your niche site perform creditably on the search engines.

So, choosing the right keyword/phrase is actually the bedrock upon which the success of our niche sites strategy depends. Get this wrong and you would have gotten everything wrong.

Now talking about our niche site SEO strategy, here is a simple layout of what we will be doing in the next few coming days:

1. Pick 20 – 30 less difficult to rank for keywords

2. Optimize each of your niche site pages with each of your selected keyword phrases.

3. Build backlinks to your pages.

Of course, you do understand that search engine optimization is simply about optimizing your webpages with the right keywords and then building back links to those pages. So this will be our focus from now on as we continue with building our niche sites.

So, let’s begin with…

Tutorial on Optimizing your Niche Sites!

How To Pick Less Difficult To Rank Keywords!

No matter how profitable your chosen niche is, picking keywords that are too difficult to rank for is a sure recipe for failure. You therefore need to learn the skill of effectively analyzing the top 10 results in the SERPs. This goes beyond the common tactic that many SEOs use in checking the number of competitors in Google. You know you’re usually told to enter your target keywords, enclosed in brackets, into Google search and then judge the difficulty of that keyword by the number that shows up!

For example, working with our “how do you stop snoring” phrase, you’ll have something like this:

Niche Site Keyword Research Tutorial

As much as this may look logical, the truth is that this result can be misleading because you cannot really tell the difficulty from just that data.  There are some other factors that need to be considered which includes:

•    Is the title optimized with the keyword phrase?

•    Is the keyword “expertly” sprinkled in the content?

•    Is the keyword casually mentioned in the page or is the site built around it?

•    How about backlinks, are these pointing at the ranking page or the root domain?

•    Does the site have .edu, .gov, DMOZ, or Yahoo Directory links?

•    What is the Google PageRank of the site and possibly the ranking page?

•    Is the page ranking on the search engines a root domain or a subpage?

•    How old is the ranking site?

You can see from the above that trying to determine the ranking difficulty of a keyword phrase, using the number of competitors in a search result on Google, is really not effective.

You’ll need to analyze the Google results using the above criteria before choosing your target keyword phrase.

How Do You Analyze The Competition?

There are actually three ways I’ll advocate here (1) manual (2) use free online keyword tools and (3) use paid keyword tools.

1.    Manual: This will involve you checking each of the top 10 sites that show up on the search results in Google using the above criteria. First enter your seed keyword in Google’s keyword suggestion tool to determine your potential keywords.

Please read our previous post for a guide on how to do this.

From the results, enter each keyword into Google search box enclosed in brackets. Now use the above criteria to analyze the top 10 results. From your checks, pick 20 to 30 keyword phrases which will then form your target keywords. When you write your niche site content you will then optimize the content for each of these terms.

Of course, the biggest drawback of this method is the time taken. In most cases this method could take you days, or even weeks, to accomplish. As you know, time is money! So, if you think you’re saving money by doing it manually the truth is you’re actually losing money! But then, the choice is yours.

2.    Use Free Online Tools: Some of the free tools I’ve always used to do this are Google’s keyword suggestion tool and Spyful.com. Simply get your potential keywords from Google’s keyword tool and then from the results, key in your potential keywords into Spyful.com. Spyful.com will then give you a summation of the results.

Here again is the result we got from Spyful.com in our previous post:

Keyword research using Spyful.comAgain, read my previous entry for details on these data.

Please note that for this method you will also need to enter each of your potential keywords into Spyful.com. Though this method is a little faster than the manual method still it may take you hours and sometimes a day or so.

3.    Use Paid Keyword Tools: There are various keyword tools that will do this for you in a matter of hours or even minutes! Once you enter your seed keywords and select your filters, the tool will go into work first suggesting potential keywords depending on your selected filters and then analyzing the results to determine the best keywords to optimize your niche site for.

This option is simply the best if you’re concerned with time, saving money and getting scientifically proven results. When you get a keyword tool that will do this for you automatically and you can devote the time gained into doing other things that will benefit your niche site business!

Here are my top recommendations:

a.    Traffic Travis

b.    Market Samurai

c.    Long TailPro

In my previous entry I briefly mentioned how I tried out Market Samurai and Long TailPro to have a firsthand knowledge of how they work. What I did not tell you is that I actually have Traffic Travis and that is because I wanted to introduce it at the right time!

Now, this tool has been very useful to me. It stands between the free and paid tools because you can actually have a free version that you may use for how long you desire and when you find it useful, you can then upgrade to the paid version.

For me this is a better option. Instead of just testing the tool for just a week, why not use it to create some niche sites, see how it works and then as you make money with your niche sites, upgrade to the paid version. That’s reasonable, right?

Click here to download the free copy. (Ok, that is an affiliate link. Download and use as long as you wish, but when you upgrade I’ll get a commission – Win, Win for all us, right? 🙂 )

Frankly, I must tell you that what you’ll have from this free version is more than what you’ll get from some of the paid versions. (Just watch out, I will be giving you an insider view of this tool in our next post)

Niche Site SEO Strategy Take Away!

In rounding off this post let me say that in analyzing the competition, our criteria above is very important. If you truly want to be on the first page of Google then know that simply using “exact match” keyword search will not get you there. This will never tell you the actual rankling difficulty for your keywords and this is what really matters. If you’ll ask me, I’ll let you know that personally I’ll go for any keyword phrase that has thousands, or even millions, of competing websites but has very weak websites on the first page of Google!

The only way to know this ranking difficulty is by using the criteria we laid out above. And what a better way to save your time and achieve results quicker than using a proven tool like Traffic Travis?

Download your free copy here.

That’s it for now. Please let me know your thoughts on this in your comments below. And as usual, I’ll appreciate it if you will share this post with your online connections. Thank you for doing that!

Choosing a Profitable Niche – A Practical Guide!

In my previous post I mentioned that choosing the right niche is crucial to succeeding with your niche site. In that post, I gave the criteria I normally use when researching a niche market and then promised to also give you a practical guide on how to pick a profitable niche. In this post I want to fulfill that promise.

So, if you are ready let’s get on with it!

Recommended: Riches in Niches Power Challenge: How to Pick a Profitable Niche Market!

Where Do You Look For Profitable Niches?

The truth is if you do not know where to begin your research, you will waste a lot of time running around! Now, I must say for your niche site to meet the criteria we set out you must stay away from anything “internet marketing” or “make money online”! Instead go for real, tangible products!

Why Real, Tangible Products?

There are lots of reasons but for this post I will simply say when you build you niche site around real, tangible products, you would be selling physical products and not some theoretical concepts. You would be delivering something of actual, tangible value to your customers and of course you don’t need to grabble with those pushy persuasion techniques you see on Clickbank.com!

Besides, building your niche site around physical products agrees greatly with the basic principle we are working with which is:

1.    Build a niche site that is optimized for the search engines…
2.    So, when a potential customer goes to the search engine and searches for a product…
3.    Your niche site shows up…
4.     The potential customer clicks to visit your site, looks around and then follows your affiliate link to the product site and there, make purchases…
5.    And then, you get your commission!

It’s that simple and honest, too!

You don’t have to use some underhand marketing tactics or some pushy salesmanship to “hand twist” the visitor because with physical products, the value of the product is obvious to the buyer already!

So, Where Do You Look For Profitable Physical Products?

Here are some good places to look: Amazon.com, ebay.com, Overstock.com, Rakuten.com (buy.com) and of course Google.com/shopping. For this guide, I’m going to use Amazon.com and a few other free online tools to show you how to pick a profitable niche.

So let’s begin.

Step #1: What Is Already Selling Out There?

For this step I could start either by first going to Amazon.com to see what is already selling there or I could use Google keyword research tool to know what others are looking for.

If you want to start with Amazon.com and work backward, what you simply do is visit the site and then specify “Books” to search. Then enter a niche you desire to target (you must have known this). Take a look at the results.   The number of books written on the subject at Amazon.com is an indication of how much that market spends on the topic. When you see people spending money, you have a potentially profitable niche!

Once you confirm that (1) The niche is targeted enough and (2) The niche is spending money, your next move is to know if the niche is big enough. From there you have to go on and use any keyword research tool of your choice.

For this guide, I’m working the other way round, starting with keyword research first and then going on to Amazon.com!

Step #2: Where Do I Look?

Here I’m assuming that I do not know what niche to target. So, I’ll start by using one of the “discovery keywords” I mentioned in the previous post – “how do you stop.”

I took that and entered it into Google’s search box and received the following suggestions:

Niche Site Product Research

Notice the two phrases I underlined. I will be working with these two but with special focus on the first one!

Step #2: What Really Is The Demand?

Next I will proceed to know if the demand is high enough. Is this niche a popular one? Are people looking to buy products in it?

So working with “how do you stop snoring” I opened Google’s keyword tool and entered this keyword phrase. Please note that I selected “Exact” as the match type. Here is a graphic of what I received:

getting details about the niche site research

 

There are actually two things that are my focus here these are “Competition” and “Global Monthly Searches!”

The competition is an indication of how other “sellers” sees this market. You’ll notice that for our example the indication is “high.” It is clear from all the keyword phrases returned in this experiment!

NOTE: A word about this competition. I have heard many say if this is high you should stay away from it because it means you will be up against a big competition. Unfortunately, it is not so!  This is only true if you’re using Google Adwords for your promotion. If however, your niche site will be monetized through Google Adsense and other affiliate products, going for this is your best bet!

For me, I don’t use Google Adwords. Search engine optimization is my specialty and writing SEO optimized web content is my stock in trade! And so, I actually look out for a high “Competition” as it is an indication profitability!

Step #3: How Profitable Is Really This Niche!

Now this step is only to confirm if truly this niche is profitable. For this I will use another online keyword tool and Amazon.com. The keyword tool is Spyful.com.

First, I will start with Spyful.com and I will be looking to find for our potential niche a search result of at least 1500 searches a day for all keywords combined. Also, I’ll check to know how much advertisers are paying per clicks (PPC) for these keywords on Google Adwords.

As a general rule, if the cost/click hits anywhere between 50 cents and $3.00, it’s a good indicator that people are making money in this niche market. A pointer that you too can make some money in it!

So, let’s see what Spyful.com has for our keyword phrase:

Keyword research using Spyful.com

Please take note of the data I’ve highlighted. These are worth explaining.

1.    Monthly Searches – This shows the local and Global figures from world-wide traffic as indicated by Google searches in all countries. For our example the local search is 240 while global it is 480! Of course, these looks insignificant but remember, I’m looking for a search result of at least 1500 searches a day for all keywords combined! For this, simply scroll down the page and you will see another section for “Profitable Related Keywords.”

Spyful.com Related Keywords

You should add these together and then divide by 30 to get the daily results.

2.    Cost Per Click – This is an estimate of the clicks an advertiser should expect from his advert on average each day and the the advertiser will pay per each click. Of course, this is only an estimate but for you as a niche site builder, it is an indication of what you can earn from such ads!

3.    Click-Through Rate – This is Google’s estimation of the number of clicks an ad gets vs. the total impressions the ad receives. If an ad appears 100 times, and it gets 2 clicks, its CTR is 2%! This is another profitability indicator for you. Please take note of this.

4.    Ranking Difficulty – Ranking difficulty takes into account the strength of the domains, on-page signals like “keyword in title,” and the number of .gov and .edu domains. We will talk more about this later when we discuss keyword research.  For now we will let it be!

So, there you have the data laid out for you. Easy to assimilate and simple to understand! All you need to do is use your experience and decide if this niche is worth targeting.

From my experience this is indeed a profitable niche however, from the “Monthly Searches” and “Ranking Difficulty” it will take some extra work to make an impact in the search engines.

But then you may want to check out Amazon.com before making your final decision.

So, what do you do?

Simply go to Amazon.com and enter the phrase, “how do you stop snoring” without the quotes.

So, what do we have?

Below are some of the products on sale at Amazon.com for this niche. Please note the customer reviews. Understand that if the customer reviews are over 30 it is an indication of how popular a niche is and as you do know, the more popular, the more profitable!

(i) Brookstone Anti-Snore Pillow!

Stop Snoring on Amazon.com

 

(ii) SONA FDA-Cleared Anti-Snore and Mild Sleep Apnea Pillow

Amazon.com - Stop Snoring

 

(iii) Doctor’S Nightguard Advanced Comfort, 1 Box

amazon.com Anti Snore Products!

 

Take Away: This is indeed a simple way of finding good and profitable niche markets.  How long does this take. For me, 30minutes to 1 hour is enough. But if you have not mastered the process it may take you a little longer.  You may decide to go for paid research tools. That is fine!

When I started the Niche Site Duel 2.0 I decided to look into some of these paid tools. And so, because Pat Flynn recommended the Long Tail Pro keyword tool I went on to download the trial version and tried it out. I also downloaded the trial version of Market Samurai having heard of it for some time now.

Now, I must say there are all good for keyword research.  But from my experience, to really get the best from them, you need the information I’ve just given you in this post. I must confess, I simply love using the free tools I used in this post. Yes, they may take time but I have a better grip on what I’m doing!

So, that is for now. In our next post we will talk about keyword research. Watch out for that post. If you have not signed up for our free updates do so right now, it is simple and free to join – see the box below!

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An Exclusive Guide to Picking a Profitable Niche Market

Last week I informed you of Pat Flynn’s Niche Site Duel 2.0 and how I have decided to take up the challenge. I also mentioned that as much as possible I would be updating you with the details as we go on with the challenge.

I’m pleased to inform you that after working for some hours a few days ago; I was able to pick a niche market to target for the challenge. And so, today I want to give you a detailed guide on how to pick a profitable niche market.

You must understand that this is the most important aspect of building a niche site because picking on the wrong niche can result on your wasting precious time, resources and effort.

But before going into choosing a niche market I want to briefly answer the question,

What Really Are Niche Sites?

I think we need to understand this right from the beginning because I have seen a whole lot of confusion when people talk about building niche sites. For example, among bloggers I discovered that many only see this as choosing a subject for their blogs. You may have heard bloggers telling you to target a niche if you want to succeed as a blogger!

Of course, this is good advice and may truly sound like what we are talking about here. But inherently, it is quite different from building niche sites.

Here are some differences:

1.    In niche blogging, you are expected to be an expert in your target niche. Because of the personal nature of blogs anything outside of being an expert and personal will hinder your success.

But this is not so with niche sites. In fact, I can authoritatively say, even if you don’t know anything about a particular niche you can still make a success of your niche site if you know what to do! Besides, you can run the site with a “pen name”!

2.    In niche blogging you are expected to continuously devote time and effort to updating the blog. This involves constantly writing new content, replying to comments, visiting other blogs to post comments, etc.

Unfortunately, doing all that takes away your ability of building multiple niche sites since you have limited time at your disposal. Can you imagine running 3 or 5 blogs at the same time? How about 10 or even 20?

Can you imagine how overwhelming that can be?

Remember, niche sites are about building multiple blogs that will help you achieve your dream of multiple streams of online income!

Indeed, there are other differences but these two are really the biggest ones. Later on we’ll touch on some other differences but for now let’s consider…

How to Pick a Profitable Niche

Riches In Niches Guide to Choosing a Target Niche!For this, I‘ll quickly give you my simple guide for choosing a profitable niche. Note that this is not about keyword research but “market research.” Of course, you may need to resort to your keyword tools to know what people are looking for but your concern right now is not what keywords you will target. That will come later.

So, what should determine your target niche? For me, these are the determinants:

1) Are there people who are passionate about this niche? Do they have a desperate problem they want solved? Are there enough “motivated buyers?”

2) Is the niche popular? Is the market big enough, but not so big as to have too much competition when you’re just starting out?

3) Is it profitable? Do the people in this niche spend money?

4) What products are being successfully sold right now to this niche? Can you get these products to sell as an affiliate or can you sell a similar product of your own? If you decide to sell your own product, can you improve on it and give them something they want that other products of their kind are currently lacking?

5) What are these existing products in your target niche being sold for? Can you make a good commission selling them as an affiliate? Or could you be profitable selling a similarly priced item?

6) Do you have an interest or passion for this niche? Do you have the experience to create the right content for your niche blog?  If you don’t, do you think you can develop the passion or interest? Or is there some good proven way you can get the content created for you?

You must take note of these 6 points because they will determine how much success you’ll get from your niche site. Picking the wrong niche will result in very unpleasant results!

Let me quickly inform you that Pat Flynn did a post where he gave his own criteria for choosing a niche market. Much of it is really not different from what I have here now but there is a particular criterion he mentioned which I want to note here. He called it “The Grandma Test!”

This is what Pat said about this test:

“This is an easy, but important test – at least to me.

Once I find a keyword with decent search volume and relatively low competition, I’ll ask myself the following question:

If I created a website in this niche and it became incredibly successful, would I be comfortable sharing my success with my grandma?

If the answer is no, then I may have to think twice about getting into this particular niche.”

I think that is worth noting because as much as you want to make money online, going over board and throwing your values away is not the right thing to do. I hope the message there is clear enough!

So, let’s move on…

How to Uncover a Killer Niche Market in a Matter of Minutes!

Build Niche Sites the Easy Way!

If you are in any way feeling that picking a profitable niche is an intimidating adventure then hear this, it is simple and you can actually pick a niche in a matter of minutes!

For example, if I want to quickly unearth a profitable niche, what I‘ll simply do is use any of the following qualifying keywords – referred as “discovery keywords” or “seed keywords” – to run a search on Google’s Keyword tool:

•    How to
•    How do I
•    How do you
•    How to fix
•    How do I fix
•    How do you fix
•    How to prevent
•    How do I prevent
•    How do you prevent
•    How to cure
•    How do I cure
•    How do you cure
•    How to remove
•    How do I remove
•    How do you remove
•    How to quit
•    How do I quit
•    How do you quit
•    How to get rid of
•    How do I get rid of
•    How do you get rid of
•    How to lose
•    How do I lose
•    How do you lose
•    How to get
•    How do I get
•    How do you get
•    How to stop
•    How do I stop
•    How do you stop
•    learn
•    get rid of
•    fix
•    remove
•    prevent
•    cure
•    quit
•    lose
•    get
•    eliminate
•    restore
•    stop

If you look carefully at these “seed keywords” you’d discover that what I’m simply doing is trying to uncover what people are looking to do, solve, or accomplish. Chances are this could help you find some of the hottest niche markets without much effort on your part!

Want to see a live example of how this works?

Then join me in the next post. As you can see this post has already grown too long and I must stop here for now. But not to worry, simply subscribe to our free updates using the form below and you will be notified when our next post is live.

Niche Market Selection Take Away:

Picking a profitable niche market is important if you want to make money with niche sites. The easiest way to do this is to look for a niche with a group of “extremely motivated buyers”. Some of the criteria you must consider are, is the niche large, popular and if there is a desperate need that calls for immediate attention. You must make sure that there’s a very strong motivation to take care of a problem.

Over to You: Do you build niche sites? What criteria do you use in choosing your target niche? Share your experience with us in your comments below.

EXCLUSIVE: Riches in Niches Power Challenge!

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 - Diversifying your earning potentials!
Why Put All Your Eggs In One Basket?

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.

How To Use Free Classified Ads For Online Promotions!

Ever considered using free classified ads for promoting your blogs and business websites? Ever tried it? If you have, how did it work for you?

Over the years, classified ads have proven to be effective ways of promoting products and services whether online or offline. This is what accounts for the increase of classified ads sites like Yahoo! Gumtree, eBay, Craigslist and many others that abound on the internet today.

From my personal experience, using free classified ads is a powerful way to increase your business’s online visibility and income because they are cheap, easy and flexible.

In this post I want to share with you some thoughts on how to use free classified ads to promote your business, website or blog. But first,

What Is Classified Ads?

According to Wikipedia.org,

“Classified advertising is a form of advertising which is particularly common in newspapers, online and other periodicals which may be sold or distributed free of charge. Advertisements in a newspaper are typically short, as they are charged for by the line, and one newspaper column wide.

The advertisements are grouped into categories or classes such as “for sale—telephones”, “wanted—kitchen appliances”, and “services—plumbing”, hence the term “classified“.

Classified advertisements are much cheaper than larger display advertisements used by businesses, and are mostly placed by private individuals with single items they wish to sell or buy.

Internet classified ads do not typically use per-line pricing models, so tend to be longer. They are also searchable, unlike printed material, tend to be local, and may foster a greater sense of urgency as a result of their daily structure and wider scope for audiences. Because of their self-policing nature and low cost structures, some companies offer free classifieds internationally.”

From the above definition, online classified ads are great for promoting products and services on the internet. For one, your ad is searchable by the search engines and you could achieve much for a real low price! With the growing number of classified ads sites out there, you could choose any one that suits your plan. If you are looking for the free ones and those that favor internet marketing promotions, I’ll suggest you check out Adlandpro.

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5 Super Tips on How to Succeed With Classified Ads

Promote your business with free classified ads1. Choose with Care – If you are going for paid classified ad sites you should be wary of spending money on sites you haven’t heard of.  A simple search on Google will give you enough details about a site before spending your money on it.  This is also important even if you are using a free classified advertising site.

Apart from classified ad sites you can also find niche sites or blogs that will accept adverts directly and advertise directly on such sites. These sites are always looking for adverts and can provide direct access to your target market.

2. Know Your Purpose and Capitalize on It – One thing you must understand is that classified ads are not for making the sale. The focus of a classified ad is to get the target to click through your website. It is only when they have clicked through that you attempt to make the sale.  Your ad must therefore be crafted with this in mind. Whether the sales is signing up to your list or actually buying a product, your website (or landing page) should be focused mainly on a single purpose in order for you to achieve maximum results.

3. Promise A Definite Benefit – Make the first line in your classified ad a quantifiable benefit. For example, “How you can lose 36lbs in 2 Months,” or “How to earn $2,359.58 Every Week Working Just 2 Hours a Week”.

It has to have figures in it so people can see exactly what they are getting. State something unique about the product. Why should they listen to you and not to the many other classified ads they are seeing? What is so special about you and your advert? Demonstrate it to them.

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4. Be Economical with Words – It is true that online classified ads are not charged by the lines just as newspaper classified ads but they are not different in many ways. For more effectiveness therefore, it is advisable to use less few words as possible. Be as succinct as you can in your advert as it will make your advert much more powerful than the one that waffles on for pages and pages.

5. Remember to Track Your Traffic – Whether you are paying for your classified ads or you’re using free classified ads sites, you mustn’t forget to track your results in order to know which sites are sending you traffic and giving you results. Of course, if you are paying for your ads then this is doubly important. This is the only way to ensure your advertising budget is getting you the best results.

A simple tracking code in the format: http://www.yourwebsites.com/?=CODE (where CODE is anything you choose) will do the trick. However, whatever you use as your code, make sure you keep a track of them somewhere so that you know which code relates to which classified ads.  Doing this, will help you determine from your webstats which of the classified ads is working for you.  If you can integrate it with something like Google Analytics for more advanced tracking, you will be able to track exactly which adverts are making you the sales.

Tracking your classified promotions helps you to know which adverts are making you the most money. Besides, the data you get from this tracking will be invaluable in improving your profitability. This way you will not need to waste your time on what is not working thereby maximizing your earnings.

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Conclusion

Free classified advertising is tested and proven for promoting businesses over the years. In these days of the internet using classified ads for your promotional needs can greatly improve your business profits. They are great for saving advertising cost. But always remember that when you are writing your classified ad your focus is getting them to click through to your site, so it is very important that you demonstrate the benefits to your reader. Also test multiple adverts to see which ones converts the best.  Work to improve your classified ads in order to get the highest possible conversion rate. If you have not tried this form of online advertising before now, don’t hesitate, use the information in this post and go try it today. Click here to get started right away!

Over to You: Do you have any experience with classified ads? Share your lessons with us in your comments below.

How to Optimize Your Website for Affiliate Marketing Success

Optimize your websiates for affiliate marketing success!

Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular methods of making money on your website. You don’t need a whole lot of things to start earning with affiliate marketing. You don’t have to worry yourself about creating a product nor about customer service.

Even if you are not good at selling, you can do very great with affiliate marketing because it is not really about selling but simply recommending a product or service to your target audience just as you would do a friend!

Unfortunately, because of the ease of entry, the competition is rife. It is not uncommon to find thousands of affiliates promoting the same product or service. Despite this competition however, you can grab a slice of the affiliate marketing pie if you would develop a working strategy for your website.

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No matter what you may have heard, affiliate marketing is not a get-rich-quick scheme. Your income will depend greatly on how much work and dedication you put into it. The following are strategic steps to optimize your website so you can maximize your income by being an affiliate publisher.

1. Content

Having relevant and engaging content is a requirement for many affiliate marketing programs. The more content your website has, the better off you’ll be in more ways than just affiliate marketing. Many successful affiliate publishers will add three to five articles per day on his or her website to keep the content fresh and regular. The more you add, the better the site will perform.

2. Match the Niche

Matching your website content to the advertiser’s products is one of the best methods of getting attention. For instance, if you sign up for an advertiser for dog-care products, you would want to create several articles pertaining to the usage of these products. You will need to provide tips and tricks, and anything else you can think of. Try not to feature the advertiser’s name in the articles, however. You don’t want it to feel like an advertisement.

3. Keywords

You should feature keywords optimized content on your site. Keywords are very important in nearly everything you do on the Internet. They are how search engines categorize and rank your website’s content. Through a bit of research using Google’s Adwords Keyword Tool, you can determine the best sets of keywords and phrases regarding your advertiser’s products.

An example of this is to run a search for “delicious dog food”. Under the expandable window for the “Diet Dog Food” suggestion from Google, you can see that “Diet Dog Food” is a phrase that has more than 60,000 global searches per month on average (at the time of writing this). This tool can give you an idea of what content to write. In the article for a dog food advertiser, you could feature the types of food available and the benefits from using “Diet Dog Food”.

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4. Rules

A very important aspect of affiliate advertising is following the advertiser’s rules. Some advertisers are very strict when it comes to how you place their advertisements. If you use Google Adwords to market an advertiser’s goods, some won’t allow you to “bid” on certain keywords or brand names. If you are caught, they will pull the account from your website. Read all of the guidelines before signing up for an affiliate publisher’s account.

5. SEO Practices

As in any website development, proper search engine optimization will help increase traffic to your website. When it comes to affiliate marketing, more visitors could mean more income. Above, we covered keywords and content already. However, there is more to SEO than that. Make sure your sitemaps and websites are submitted to the search engines. One of the best ways to do this is through Google Webmaster Tools. This tool will allow you to add your website to Google and submit your sitemap in one location. Besides, the structure of your website is important. Use CMS platforms like WordPress that lets you easily SEO optimize your site. If you are not familiar with the technical details of setting up a website, do not hesitate to get the help of professionals.

6. Analyze

Keeping an eye on the progress of your website can help you determine what methods to implement next. Most affiliate firms will have information such as banner clicks, impressions, and more that can show you how successful your campaigns are. Monitoring your website’s progress through Google Analytics can show you what pages on your site are the most viewed and how long visitors are staying on your site. With this information, you can adjust your content, add to it, create similar articles for additional interest, and anything else you can think of.

There is still quite a bit of money to be made through your website by being an affiliate publisher. As smartphone and tablet users are spending more money online than in the past, you could be capitalizing on some of it. Be vigilant in maintaining your website and the money will surely start to flow.

So, are you an affiliate marketer? How are you optimizing your site/blog as an affiliate marketer? Share your thought in your comment below.

Six Figure Pro-Blogging Secrets Uncovered!

Make money blogging

Why do a few bloggers make a six figure income from blogging while others struggle trying to earn a few dollars from their blogging activities?

Is there something these six figure income bloggers know and do that sets them apart from other bloggers?

Are there some secrets that the so called probloggers have access to but are hidden from the rest of us or are those six figure income results being reported by these blogging gurus something the rest of us can achieve?

I’m sure you may have asked these or similar questions at one time or the other if you’re one who really wants to make a living online as a blogger.

Over the past couple of years since developing interest in blogging, nay making money blogging, I have always sought to uncover what these six figure bloggers are doing that I’m not doing. You know, sometimes I think I’m a better blogger than most of these blogging celebrities! ?

But frankly, I’m being serious here!

Make Money Blogging Advice Abounds Every Where, But…

As a blogger you definitely have read or heard both newbie and veteran bloggers advice that to make money blogging you need to

>>> choose a niche you’re passionate and knowledgeable about,

>>> write unique and useable content,

>>> post regularly,

>>> market your blog through various ways like blog commenting, article marketing, forum marketing etc.

However, I want to say as much as all these are important and necessary, there is definitely something that is missing in them. Read any blog out there that offer tips on making money blogging and you’ll discover that all of them give this same advice. Everywhere you turn you receive this type of information as the “insider secrets” to making millions as a blogger.

But have you ever asked yourself if you’re not doing these things? If you’re sincere to yourself you must be doing more than enough. But the question is:

>>> why are you not making the type of income these super probloggers are making right now?

>>> Why is everyone not producing the same results if this is all that it takes to make a six figure income blogging?

To really uncover the secrets of these probloggers I’ve being studying this subject of making money with blogs over the past few years and I’ve asked many questions of successful bloggers trying to understand what really made them successful.

From my research and studies I’ve come to realize that making a six figure income blogging is more than just writing and publishing blog posts. Unfortunately, many of those making six figures as bloggers are not very likely to give you their secrets unless of course, if they can sell it to you in an ebook!

But, the truth is if you are serious about making that amount of money and you’re ready to invest in it, chances are you could be a six figure blog marketing guru as well!

The Secret Is Not Really… A Secret!

Ok, I want to say that what I’ve uncovered is not really a secret except you have not taken time to figure this out before now. When I say it’s a secret uncovered, I’m actually using that phrase as a personal experience. Yes, it’s a secret to many of us but for those who have looked carefully at what the probloggers are doing; it is simply an open secret!

So what is this secret?

Please read carefully…

Six Figure Income Blogging Is More Than Likely Not Done With One Single Blog!

In simple terms, you cannot achieve a six figure income running just one blog. It would take many many blogs to create a six figure income! This is the one secret that has set the probloggers from the pack.

The truth is there is so much that one blog can earn for you! You may be the most wonderful blogger out there but if all your labor is focused on just one blog, you might just be working a job and not building an online business.

How To Put This Six Figure Income Blogging Secret To Work

If you are a blogger who is finding it hard to maintain just one blog, your concern may be, how do you expect to run multiple blogs concurrently when running one is already taking much of your time? If this is your concern then the following may be of help. These are some of the things these probloggers are doing that many of us are not doing right now. From my studies if you’ll add these ones to what you’re already doing, you’ll be on your way to making your own six figure income as a blogger very soon.

1. Be an Entrepreneur and Not Just a Blogger

Sometime ago I wrote a blog post on how to build a business and not just a blog. The truth is making a six figure income blogging demands the mindset of an entrepreneur. If you are still seeing yourself as just a blogger you’ll be missing a whole lot of things. I think this blog post by Yaro Starak will give you an idea about what I’m talking about here. The lesson I learnt from that post is simply the fact that you must be an entrepreneur to make the kind of money you desire as a blogger.

2. Develop Systems

The first thing you should do is to document your blogging activities with the mind of developing systems you can put into use at any time. One of the gains of developing systems is that with such systems you’ll be able to accomplish more with less time. With a tested and trusted system you can easily transfer that knowledge to other markets without much stress.

3. Outsource Your Work

If you truly want to make a six figure income as a blogger then outsourcing some work to others is not a bad idea. Doing all of the work yourself is not something that is possible if you want to make that amount of money. Just be sure that you hire those that you can trust and have a great reputation for getting work done on time and accurately. If you’ve developed systems as suggested above outsourcing your work to others will be much easier as you will be able to decide on an outline of what is needed and provide these to the people you’re hiring. This will ensure that your work can be done to specification. For example you may need some persons to set up your blogs others to write the content for the blogs and yet others to market them using social networking sites. Once your systems are in place all these activities will be done with much ease and to specification. The good news is that you can easily find experts on particular markets in places like this one and pay them for the rights to their articles.

Conclusion: I believe making a six figure income with blogs is definitely something you can do as a blogger. The first thing that you would need to do is find profitable markets. Set up multiple blogs in these markets and then get the right people to manage the blogs for you.  Just be sure that you hire those that know what they are doing and are fluent in the language that you are marketing in as well. Someone that speaks and writes poor English will not help your income, but may hurt it if you have English based readers.

Over to you: Do you agree with the points raised in this article? Do you think having the mindset of an entrepreneur can really help you earn more with your blogging activities? I will be glad if you’ll post your comments below. And please you can help spread this article by bookmarking and sharing it using the buttons below!