Should I start IM with micro niche blogs?

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Hello everyone.

I was wondering if it's a good idea to start my IM journey with micro niche blogs?
Is there money to be made with these blogs?

Many people have advised me to start with a website around my passion, but I came to realization that it will take me a while to really profit from them because I will be reinvesting so much of my initial profits into the growth of the site.

Your thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jcedric
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    If you can stick with it and grow them, it's a nice little place to start. Make sure you use Wordpress or a similar platform so that you can monetize the site with adsense which is the best place to start for beginners.
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  • Profile picture of the author iansinfo
    Originally Posted by Salkema View Post

    Hello everyone.

    I was wondering if it's a good idea to start my IM journey with micro niche blogs?
    Is there money to be made with these blogs?

    Many people have advised me to start with a website around my passion, but I came to realization that it will take me a while to really profit from them because I will be reinvesting so much of my initial profits into the growth of the site.

    Your thoughts?
    Salkema if you go the micro niche route it is hit and miss so to make a success of it you need to make lots of sites in many niches, Good Luck
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  • Personally, you will eventually want to go authority. Their honestly isnt a point to target such a small portion of a market if you can target the broad perspective of it. I was doing research today and found allot of micro niche sites. The only problem with these is that your limited to traffic.

    Theirs a concept in web development called "Progressive Development". Basically come up with a brand-able domain and start the project off in a micro perspective but the intention to grow. If you make a project with the name. Blue Dog Collars.com your limited to only blue dog collars but if you start a project with dog collar central. You can start the project off with blue dog collars and then move onto yellow, pink etc...

    The point is that the domain isnt limited, you now have the option to expand if you wish to do so. Their is nothing wrong with starting off micro but do it with a long term intention.
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  • Profile picture of the author wfletch24
    Another issue that you might run into with micro niche sites is a lack of interest. If you are going to be doing all the work yourself you might find it very tedious to create all the content on a topic you have no interest in whatsoever. For me personally, that is a big set back. I find it tedious to write on topics that I don't have an interest in. Especially if it is something that you will have to spend a lot of time researching in order to create good content around.
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    • Profile picture of the author aarthielumalai
      Originally Posted by wfletch24 View Post

      Another issue that you might run into with micro niche sites is a lack of interest. If you are going to be doing all the work yourself you might find it very tedious to create all the content on a topic you have no interest in whatsoever. For me personally, that is a big set back. I find it tedious to write on topics that I don't have an interest in. Especially if it is something that you will have to spend a lot of time researching in order to create good content around.
      I completely agree with Wfletch. I have some niche sites (not micro niches, there is a difference), and I can't write a single article on those subjects; the time it'll take me to research and write an article in those subjects is just not worth it, so I outsource the writing and marketing. Do you have the funds to do the same? If you do, then yes, go ahead. They can be very profitable.

      And, there is a difference between micro niches and niches. I personally wouldn't go with a micro niche because I can't grow the site. Choose a niche with multiple sub niches so you can ultimately make the site into an authority site. Think long term, so you can make money soon, but also build a business for your future.
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      • Profile picture of the author chrislewis217
        Originally Posted by ProfitFromMyDomain View Post

        Personally, you will eventually want to go authority. Their honestly isnt a point to target such a small portion of a market if you can target the broad perspective of it. I was doing research today and found allot of micro niche sites. The only problem with these is that your limited to traffic.

        Theirs a concept in web development called "Progressive Development". Basically come up with a brand-able domain and start the project off in a micro perspective but the intention to grow. If you make a project with the name. Blue Dog Collars.com your limited to only blue dog collars but if you start a project with dog collar central. You can start the project off with blue dog collars and then move onto yellow, pink etc...

        The point is that the domain isnt limited, you now have the option to expand if you wish to do so. Their is nothing wrong with starting off micro but do it with a long term intention.
        Originally Posted by wfletch24 View Post

        Another issue that you might run into with micro niche sites is a lack of interest. If you are going to be doing all the work yourself you might find it very tedious to create all the content on a topic you have no interest in whatsoever. For me personally, that is a big set back. I find it tedious to write on topics that I don't have an interest in. Especially if it is something that you will have to spend a lot of time researching in order to create good content around.
        Originally Posted by aarthielumalai View Post

        I completely agree with Wfletch. I have some niche sites (not micro niches, there is a difference), and I can't write a single article on those subjects; the time it'll take me to research and write an article in those subjects is just not worth it, so I outsource the writing and marketing. Do you have the funds to do the same? If you do, then yes, go ahead. They can be very profitable.

        And, there is a difference between micro niches and niches. I personally wouldn't go with a micro niche because I can't grow the site. Choose a niche with multiple sub niches so you can ultimately make the site into an authority site. Think long term, so you can make money soon, but also build a business for your future.




        All these individuals have really valid points. Personally, I wouldn't waste my time doing micro niche. What's the point? If you can just target a broad market but making sure to differentiate yourself, you can grow. Not only that, find something that you have a genuine interest in. The time it takes to do research, and write the content is very time consuming. When you have a genuine interest in something that you can make a business with, not only do you not have to spend a whole lot of time researching since you'll be shooting off the top of your head, but you'll enjoy the process instead of dreading it.

        Plus to grow, start by targeting a subset group of the market and write content that appeals to them. Then move forward onto the next. How do you think Facebook became so big? First they were only exclusive for Harvard students, then they moved to Standford students, then college students, hight students, and finally the rest of the world. That's how you grow a business.
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  • Profile picture of the author alan01
    For my personal point of view, I always thinks like in different way. I only focus on niche which I like and I know more about it so I can do proper research and improve the site so I can increase the income too.
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