What Have We Done So Far, And Where Are We Going?
Beginner Niche Marketer’s Guide Vol. 10
If you’ve gotten this far in the series, you are probably very excited, and maybe a little confused. You may still be missing the “big picture” of niche marketing, so I wanted to take some time to day to do a bit of review and overview, to let your brain catch up, and understand what’s going on.
To be honest, I’m not quite sure if the original order I put the lessons are in is the best, so hopefully you gave everything a once-over before you started buying domains, lol. Oops!
So far we have…
- Chosen a niche for our business
- Picked a name for our business (domain)
- Found products to sell
- Discussed some ways to get traffic to our business
- Started looking at specific ways to turn traffic into sales
It may seem underwhelming, but this is the basics of how I make money online, and how a niche marketing website is built. Not impressed? Sorry, that’s really all there is. Of course, we will continue to delve into more detailed information about how to get more traffic and sales later 🙂
Your Main Tasks Moving Forward
Honestly, at this point, you could do just two things every day for the rest of the year and be making good money by the end of those 12 months:
2. Writing content
The fuel for my niche websites has always been content. The more content you write, the more traffic you get. It doesn’t matter if a post get 1 or 100 visits a day, it’s still increasing daily visit rate. Do that for 1-2 years, and before you know it, you will have several hundred or thousand visitors per day to your site.
Bonus Training: How To Write A 500 Word Article (The Easy Way)
From there, making money is simple. Making BIG money can get a bit complicated, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.
The research part is twofold. One, you need to find good topics to write about. These can be in the form of keywords, or just from information you find around the web, or even just ideas you have that you think people will want to read.
The other part is researching products that relate to your niche. These can turn into reviews (more content), or just products you think fit will with other pieces of content you’ve written.
No Matter What, Traffic = Money
Let’s say you write content for an entire year and make $0 but have 2,000 visits a day to your website. You can absolutely sell that website for a tidy profit, or even just put some Google Adsense on there and start making money that way.
It’s virtually impossible to have a website with traffic that doesn’t make money in some way or another. Getting an autoresponder service and starting to collect emails for email marketing is another option. For me, niche marketing is the best because it makes the MOST money (in my experience) for the least amount of dollar investment.
So, at the very least, you will have a valuable web property that you can start to tweak and experiment with different money making strategies. But it all starts with traffic, and free traffic comes from content. It’s as simple as that.
Two Main Mistakes I See Newbies Make
Sometimes, it takes a really long time to see results. Some folks take to writing naturally and somehow start to see regular traffic in just weeks. Others, like me, are a bit dumb, and take longer.
I wrote for One More Cup of Coffee for 5 months before I got over 100 visits in a single day. Two years later, I get several thousand visits a day. Imagine if I had quit after 4.5 months?
Many people do quit, and they just become another statistic. Don’t be that person. In all honestly, how long is a year? Can you dedicate just 1 year to trying to figure out this ‘online business thing’?
The other trap that people fall into is looking for quick results. Things like buying SEO guides is a waste of your money. Most of them are tricks that worked one time, and the writer thinks he discovered the secret to SEO. Want to know what works all the time? Writing content that people want to read. You may get stuck in the back of the line for a bit – I totally admit that this is a very slow approach to getting results. But the results will come, and your site will not be damaged by some b-level SEO looking to sell you a $5 guide so he can upsell you to his exclusive coaching program for $997.
If you can avoid quitting and falling prey to SEOs that claim to know more than they actually do, you'll be alright 🙂
Support Means A Better Chance of Success
Going it alone is going to be tough. If you got through all 10 of these lessons already, then you know that doing something for the first time is challenging.
NOW, you understand why I recommend the Wealthy Affiliate community above all other products I’ve ever reviewed. There’s literally no other place that you can get such helpful, friendly, and fast support while building a niche business.
Have a group of people support you and be there for you when you have tough questions, and having ME to consult with for those BIG questions is an invaluable resource.
If you are starting to take this ‘online business’ thing seriously, and want to do it right the first time around, you NEED Wealthy Affiliate. I could not have achieved the level of income and success that I have today without them, and I still count on them to this day.
Have you made it to Vol. 10 of the Beginner Niche Marketer’s Guide already? What did you think?
Most importantly, what type of training do you want to see coming in 2015?
- Vol. 1: How to Choose a Good Domain Name
- Vol. 2: Best Hosting For Newbies
- Vol. 3: How to Build a Website for Cheap
- Vol. 4: Choosing a Profitable Niche
- Vol. 5: Get Free, Targeted Traffic
- Vol. 6: Finding Profitable Products
- Vol. 7: What To Write About Next
- Vol. 8: Keyword Research & Rank
- Vol. 9: Basic Sales Funnel Concepts