Best info guide to build niche blog????????????????

by gg44d
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Hi All,

I have been out of the loop for years (RUSTY). I had a very lucrative website in the late 90's that made me a fortune, due to have a unique product of my own. I am looking to start a $$$$$ making blog on a niche interest of mine. What would you suggest as the best info guide to get me going on the right track? I have bought several WSO"S and haven't found what I need. Basically looking for a beginners guide. What would you recommend?

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  • Profile picture of the author trobo
    Since you're asking about niche blogs, I would recommend going over to nichehacks.com and having a look. I have found lots of helpful info there and there are tons of links to other resources as well.

    Good luck on your journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by gg44d View Post

    Hi All,

    I have been out of the loop for years (RUSTY). I had a very lucrative website in the late 90's that made me a fortune, due to have a unique product of my own. I am looking to start a $$$$$ making blog on a niche interest of mine. What would you suggest as the best info guide to get me going on the right track? I have bought several WSO"S and haven't found what I need. Basically looking for a beginners guide. What would you recommend?

    Thats
    Scott
    It's not a guide per say, but I'd recommend Affiloblueprint by Mark Ling. It's a training program. It's really thorough and has videos, PDF's and all that. It's taught in a cool way -- build a site from the ground up in a niche outside of IM, so you're not expected to know anything.

    Joey
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    • Profile picture of the author gg44d
      Originally Posted by Miguelito203 View Post

      It's not a guide per say, but I'd recommend Affiloblueprint by Mark Ling. It's a training program. It's really thorough and has videos, PDF's and all that. It's taught in a cool way -- build a site from the ground up in a niche outside of IM, so you're not expected to know anything.

      Joey
      Originally Posted by trobo View Post

      Since you're asking about niche blogs, I would recommend going over to nichehacks.com and having a look. I have found lots of helpful info there and there are tons of links to other resources as well.

      Good luck on your journey.
      Thank you both I will check these out. So many offering it can be overwhelming.......Just trying to save time and find current quality info.
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    • Profile picture of the author gg44d
      Originally Posted by Miguelito203 View Post

      It's not a guide per say, but I'd recommend Affiloblueprint by Mark Ling. It's a training program. It's really thorough and has videos, PDF's and all that. It's taught in a cool way -- build a site from the ground up in a niche outside of IM, so you're not expected to know anything.

      Joey
      This is exactly what I am looking for , but building a niche site/blog vs affiliate site. After second look this maybe what I am looking for.
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      • Profile picture of the author Eagle07
        Originally Posted by gg44d View Post

        This is exactly what I am looking for , but building a niche site/blog vs affiliate site. After second look this maybe what I am looking for.
        You may want to simply create a focused affiliate site. I mean an affiliate site for just one product and properly optimized so that it generates free traffic on autopilot and has the ability to give you commission sales without spending on paid advertising.
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    • Profile picture of the author DWaters
      Originally Posted by Miguelito203 View Post

      It's not a guide per say, but I'd recommend Affiloblueprint by Mark Ling. It's a training program. It's really thorough and has videos, PDF's and all that. It's taught in a cool way -- build a site from the ground up in a niche outside of IM, so you're not expected to know anything.

      Joey
      I also highly recommend Mark Ling's program. He has a very easy to follow program, provides excellent detail and knows what he is talking about. Very thorough. You won't go wrong there.
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  • Profile picture of the author visimedia
    I have a niche blog and did a lil test, the test is I build no backlink till now... no backlink at all , just pure good on page and user experience.

    It seems like outranking some websites in google and the traffic gradually increases.

    THe key is:
    - very good content, that's unique and so useful
    - regular content, 1 - 2 new contents only

    HOpe it helps
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    I would find somebody that does blogging. Maybe somebody like John Chow. Also don't be affraid to type your questions into google and youtube to see what kind of results you get. Its a great learning tool.

    As long as you know you have a demand for your information and people are searching for it.

    Biggest thing I am seeing is you want quality content with a good social media presence direction back to your blog.
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    • Profile picture of the author gg44d
      Originally Posted by EPoltrack77 View Post

      I would find somebody that does blogging. Maybe somebody like John Chow. Also don't be affraid to type your questions into google and youtube to see what kind of results you get. Its a great learning tool.

      As long as you know you have a demand for your information and people are searching for it.

      Biggest thing I am seeing is you want quality content with a good social media presence direction back to your blog.
      Thank you for the advice. I know all the info is out there. I just don't know what is good, bad, or outdated. I need a blueprint from start to finish for a newbie.
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  • Profile picture of the author kk075
    There's no secret sauce to making a niche blog successful except for sitting down and writing. As long as you create great content, people will find you....even if you do nothing else.
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    • Profile picture of the author gg44d
      Originally Posted by kk075 View Post

      There's no secret sauce to making a niche blog successful except for sitting down and writing. As long as you create great content, people will find you....even if you do nothing else.
      I couldn't agree more. I always gave quality and did real well. Those were the old days. I am used to dream weaver and webposition gold lol. Writig the articles is easy. Putting it all together with social media, backlinks, etc is all new to me. I would like to do it right the first time.

      Thanks everyone for your input!
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Harris
        Hey Scott,

        I remember the days of webpositon gold.

        And by the sounds of things you are wanting to rely on ranking your site in google to bring traffic in once you are up and running.

        There are other ways to drive traffic to your sites that can be much more dependable and reliable than search engine traffic.

        A couple you might want to consider are facebook paid advertising, and by setting up your site so that it is mobile responsive you can also tap into paid mobile advertising.

        Both of these have pretty good demographic targeting capabilities so you can really drill down into your target audience.

        Best of luck with it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
        Originally Posted by gg44d View Post

        Writig the articles is easy. Putting it all together with social media, backlinks, etc is all new to me. I would like to do it right the first time.
        The parts I bolded are not compatible. There are no 'tricks/hacks/methods/etc.' left in 2015 so that you can just whip out a whole bunch of articles, get SERP ranking and make money. At least, what's left for hacks won't be forever, or for very long.

        I would bet that 99% of all blogs started were never profitable, and of those that were, you would need to separate out the ones who's profits were less than $10,000/year to get a real idea of how many blogs in the whole blogosphere (of mostly crap) actually made somebody a living.

        I only have so many hours in the day. There are more webpages out there than I can read in who knows how many lifetimes. Google has billions of dollars and a buttload of IQ points on staff. THEY want to decide their SERPS, not a bunch of IMers.

        Learn the term 'Content Marketing'. If you want to make money off of a blog (long term decent income), yet you don't want to do any affiliate stuff, well, you better have TOP NOTCH content. And then, you MUST get that content found and spread.

        Otherwise, people won't give a rat's ass about a bunch 'o articles you whip out.

        EDIT: After reading more of your posts, why are you asking a bunch of mostly beginner/intermediate people for advice when you have 3 friends making over $10,000/month? Ask them. One of whom is making more from dealing in info/scripts for Forex than actual Forex trading itself and quit Forex trading? I find his case amusing for some reason ...
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        • Profile picture of the author gg44d
          Originally Posted by Christopher Fox View Post

          The parts I bolded are not compatible. There are no 'tricks/hacks/methods/etc.' left in 2015 so that you can just whip out a whole bunch of articles, get SERP ranking and make money. At least, what's left for hacks won't be forever, or for very long.

          I would bet that 99% of all blogs started were never profitable, and of those that were, you would need to separate out the ones who's profits were less than $10,000/year to get a real idea of how many blogs in the whole blogosphere (of mostly crap) actually made somebody a living.

          I only have so many hours in the day. There are more webpages out there than I can read in who knows how many lifetimes. Google has billions of dollars and a buttload of IQ points on staff. THEY want to decide their SERPS, not a bunch of IMers.

          Learn the term 'Content Marketing'. If you want to make money off of a blog (long term decent income), yet you don't want to do any affiliate stuff, well, you better have TOP NOTCH content. And then, you MUST get that content found and spread.

          Otherwise, people won't give a rat's ass about a bunch 'o articles you whip out.

          EDIT: After reading more of your posts, why are you asking a bunch of mostly beginner/intermediate people for advice when you have 3 friends making over $10,000/month? Ask them. One of whom is making more from dealing in info/scripts for Forex than actual Forex trading itself and quit Forex trading? I find his case amusing for some reason ...
          The gentleman I was referring to is one hell of a teacher, but couldn't trade his way out of a paper bag most times.I guess it is like the old saying "if you can't do it, teach it". He opened a membership forum which he claimed took 24/7 of his time. It took him about 5 years to get all his teachings on video so he doesn't have the ball and chain. My other friend has a plain jane blog, with lots of good free content including one free trading system. He has only one upsale for a premium trading system. He makes 8-12 k month. He has been around for awhile. He has someone do his site work, so he is limited on what he can share. I agree with you on top notch content 100% and giving them more than they expect. And no I do not plan on blazing a thousand affiliate links. I am not looking for any black hat tricks. As I stated before I have been out of this for years and just looking for quality up to date info to guide me. Thanks for you input!
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  • Profile picture of the author answergal
    Yea, posting quality info on a blog and waiting for search engine traffic doesn't work anymore. I have a very active and high ranked blog (not a niche site), and it took lots of time to build trust and rapport with my readers. You also have to do the social media dance to build that social profile and proof for folks to see. For a niche blog, I'd say get involved with niche groups on FB and communities in G+. That's where you can share (not spam) your "value" blog posts and build an audience. -- Sorry not to have a good resource for you, but just some advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author ContentPro22
    Hi.

    Here are a few resources I can think of off the top of my head:

    - ProBlogger.net
    - CopyBlogger.com
    - Anything By John Chow (Check out his blog and products)
    - Entrepreneurs-Journey.com

    You shouldn't find yourself running out of things to read from these sites. Good luck.
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    • Profile picture of the author gg44d
      Originally Posted by answergal View Post

      Yea, posting quality info on a blog and waiting for search engine traffic doesn't work anymore. I have a very active and high ranked blog (not a niche site), and it took lots of time to build trust and rapport with my readers. You also have to do the social media dance to build that social profile and proof for folks to see. For a niche blog, I'd say get involved with niche groups on FB and communities in G+. That's where you can share (not spam) your "value" blog posts and build an audience. -- Sorry not to have a good resource for you, but just some advice.
      Originally Posted by Michael Harris View Post

      Hey Scott,

      I remember the days of webpositon gold.

      And by the sounds of things you are wanting to rely on ranking your site in google to bring traffic in once you are up and running.

      There are other ways to drive traffic to your sites that can be much more dependable and reliable than search engine traffic.




      A couple you might want to consider are facebook paid advertising, and by setting up your site so that it is mobile responsive you can also tap into paid mobile advertising.

      Both of these have pretty good demographic targeting capabilities so you can really drill down into your target audience.

      Best of luck with it.
      Originally Posted by ContentPro22 View Post

      Hi.

      Here are a few resources I can think of off the top of my head:

      - ProBlogger.net
      - CopyBlogger.com
      - Anything By John Chow (Check out his blog and products)
      - Entrepreneurs-Journey.com

      You shouldn't find yourself running out of things to read from these sites. Good luck.
      Thank you all. I see tying everything together with RSS feeds, social media etc........ have time on my side and will read all the places mentioned. Thanks for you help. I am just wanting to do it right. I have plenty of time now to spend on it. Thanks again!
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        IMO, these days it takes more than posting just good content to your blog. You have to have a plethora of tools used to boost your blog and its traffic.

        Doing strategic backlinking along with Social media and building followers that way is a good start

        7 years ago you could just post great content on your blog and the World would find you.

        Not so much anymore


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  • Profile picture of the author Big Al
    I'm with EPoltrack77.

    People like Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income or any blogs that you currently follow.

    On my iphone I use the app - feedly - to keep up to date with my favourite blogs but it'd also be a good way to find out how many readers different blogs have and then find one that resonates with you. It has to resonate with you, be in line with your values and how you want to make it work.

    Not sure who said it but 'pee off the herd to find the tribe' ... or something like that ;-) ... is pretty good advice.
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    • Profile picture of the author gg44d
      Originally Posted by Michael Harris View Post

      Hey Scott,

      I remember the days of webpositon gold.

      And by the sounds of things you are wanting to rely on ranking your site in google to bring traffic in once you are up and running.

      There are other ways to drive traffic to your sites that can be much more dependable and reliable than search engine traffic.

      A couple you might want to consider are facebook paid advertising, and by setting up your site so that it is mobile responsive you can also tap into paid mobile advertising.

      Both of these have pretty good demographic targeting capabilities so you can really drill down into your target audience.

      Best of luck with it.
      Originally Posted by answergal View Post

      Yea, posting quality info on a blog and waiting for search engine traffic doesn't work anymore. I have a very active and high ranked blog (not a niche site), and it took lots of time to build trust and rapport with my readers. You also have to do the social media dance to build that social profile and proof for folks to see. For a niche blog, I'd say get involved with niche groups on FB and communities in G+. That's where you can share (not spam) your "value" blog posts and build an audience. -- Sorry not to have a good resource for you, but just some advice.
      Originally Posted by ContentPro22 View Post

      Hi.

      Here are a few resources I can think of off the top of my head:

      - ProBlogger.net
      - CopyBlogger.com
      - Anything By John Chow (Check out his blog and products)
      - Entrepreneurs-Journey.com

      You shouldn't find yourself running out of things to read from these sites. Good luck.
      Originally Posted by gg44d View Post

      Thank you all. I see tying everything together with RSS feeds, social media etc........ have time on my side and will read all the places mentioned. Thanks for you help. I am just wanting to do it right. I have plenty of time now to spend on it. Thanks again!
      Originally Posted by discrat View Post

      IMO, these days it takes more than posting just good content to your blog. You have to have a plethora of tools used to boost your blog and its traffic.

      Doing strategic backlinking along with Social media and building followers that way is a good start

      7 years ago you could just post great content on your blog and the World would find you.

      Not so much anymore


      - Robert Andrew
      Originally Posted by Big Al View Post

      I'm with EPoltrack77.

      People like Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income or any blogs that you currently follow.

      On my iphone I use the app - feedly - to keep up to date with my favourite blogs but it'd also be a good way to find out how many readers different blogs have and then find one that resonates with you. It has to resonate with you, be in line with your values and how you want to make it work.

      Not sure who said it but 'pee off the herd to find the tribe' ... or something like that ;-) ... is pretty good advice.
      Thanks everyone for the input. My niche is forex trading. I am a member of the 10000 hour club (trading time behind the screen). A trading friend of mine has a basic forex blog which for the most part is free. He sells an advanced coarse for about $600 and his blog makes him 8-15 k month. I am looking to do the same but better. I make great money trading, but looking to diversify my income. Thank you all for your input and bring me up to speed!
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  • Profile picture of the author ContentPro22
    Have you checked out NichePursuits.com? Pretty famous blog on niche website building/marketing. Spencer Haws, the owner, has something like 200 niche websites that he makes money from (don't remember the exact number). Anyway, it's a really great resource. Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    He sells an advanced coarse for about $600 and his blog makes him 8-15 k month.
    Really?

    I was in the Forex niche years ago. It's tough. Major scepticism, massive refunds, tons of really high quality competition.

    If you are really doing well trading, I would not even attempt to break into selling Forex products.
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    • Profile picture of the author gg44d
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Really?

      I was in the Forex niche years ago. It's tough. Major scepticism, massive refunds, tons of really high quality competition.

      If you are really doing well trading, I would not even attempt to break into selling Forex products.
      It is a brutal field for sure. I have 3 trading buddies who have forex websites, and they average 10k per month. One is making soo much from his site he quit trading. Thank you for your input.
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    • Profile picture of the author gg44d
      Originally Posted by Brent Stangel View Post

      Really?

      I was in the Forex niche years ago. It's tough. Major scepticism, massive refunds, tons of really high quality competition.

      If you are really doing well trading, I would not even attempt to break into selling Forex products.

      Once you learn forex trading it is very boring(wash, rinse, repeat). The US keeps changing the rules on forex trading which is probably going to make me move out of the country soon. They also are discussing driving the retail buyers out of the market.

      I have so mush to offer on this subject and could write quality articles for hours. I would really like to help the new guys before they spend a ton of money, or lose a ton of money in the markets.

      I also want to diversify as anything could change tomorrow, and the more incomes you have the better. I was making an unbelievable amount of money online in the 90"s and know the power of the web. Eventually my product was copied and a million websites were selling it as their own.

      That taught me not to have all my eggs in one basket. I really do appreciate all the input you all have given me.

      Scott
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  • Profile picture of the author Slade556
    The best thing you can do is just write quality stuff! it doesn't even matter what niche you're in (well, it does, but only to a certain extent), as long as you write informative, good quality articles, your blog will be golden!
    Then focus on building quality backlinks and promoting it everywhere you can (social media comes to mind..).
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