Multi niche website vs single Niche website

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I have the domain how.com.ng, it's the ccTLD for my country Nigeria. I was planning to develop a how to website like ehow or wikihow but i have been thinking so deep about it. I am confused because i have been reading a lot online that multi niche website is not so profitable and also difficult to rank or become an authority website. I also notice that how to website and no so much on the internet. I don't know if a going into a single niche would be more better. Please i will like your honest opinion about it
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by krestup View Post

    I don't know if a going into a single niche would be more better.
    Yes, single niche = more better.

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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Krestup,

    You certainly have the entrepreneurial mindset. I like that. My advice, though: walk before you can run. There are holes in the idea you talk about, but aside from the holes, pulling off that type of project - and doing so well enough to see significant returns - is no easy task. I would guess that you're just starting out in IM. If I were you, I'd keep things simple for now. Start out with a simple, solid, proven business model. It doesn't need to break new ground. Once you enjoy success with it? Move onto the next project. Something better. Onwards and upwards, as they say. All the best!

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    • Profile picture of the author krestup
      Originally Posted by Tom Addams View Post

      Krestup,

      You certainly have the entrepreneurial mindset. I like that. My advice, though: walk before you can run. There are holes in the idea you talk about, but aside from the holes, pulling off that type of project - and doing so well enough to see significant returns - is no easy task. I would guess that you're just starting out (or pretty much) in IM. If I were you, I'd keep things simple for now. Start out with a simple, solid, proven business model. It doesn't need to break new ground. Once you enjoy success with it? Move onto the next project. Something better. Onwards and upwards, as they say. All the best!

      - Tom
      I have idea about internet marketing.. I know it's a big project for me, i have hired writer that are updating the blog, because am not a good writer. presently they are writing about money, health, relationship and tech. Do i just focus on those niche or launch a different website for the following niches
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
        Originally Posted by krestup View Post

        I have idea about internet marketing.. I know it's a big project for me, i have hired writer that are updating the blog, because am not a good writer. presently they are writing about money, health, relationship and tech. Do i just focus on those niche or launch a different website for the following niches
        Understood. Here's what I suggest:

        1. Choose a market where you can promote PPL offers. (Pay per lead). These are simple join forms where you get paid affiliate commission when someone fills them in for free. Just don't use free in your ad copy (big no-no with CPA networks).

        2. Put together a niche blog dealing, obviously, with a section of that market. You want your articles to be informational, not promotional. (Informative articles are more likely to be shared.) The promotion comes from monetization: ads sometimes placed in the article body and always dotted around your blog (sidebar, header, usually).

        3. Learn how to syndicate those articles, thereby feeding your blog with traffic. Since you're promoting PPL, it's easier for someone relatively new to convert them, as opposed to revshare or PPS.

        4. Grow the traffic. Become a traffic addict. As the traffic climbs, so too should the income, providing it's targeted traffic, the articles are good, the website design is professional, and you're well-monetized.

        That's one possible easy route to get off the mark. I always suggest collecting opt-ins from day one as well, so get yourself an account with aWeber or Get Response, both of which are free for the first month.

        You should target yourself with 1 signup a day for starters. Then you grow it. The aim being to get your butt up to around $100 per day. Good money, I would imagine, in your neck of the woods.

        What you could then do is tutor people where you live. Show them the ropes. Show them how you did that.

        Alternatively, do the old rinse, repeat. Leverage your success from the above and do it all over again in a different niche or a different market entirely.

        NB: The above is a springboard for research. Not remotely all-inclusive information. But it will give you a relatively easy way to get yourself earning steadily.

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  • Profile picture of the author MarkTMS
    I've personally done better with small niche sites than big authority sites. Bug big authority sites are way more profitable in the long run. My most valuable site is a huge authority in a difficulty market, but it gives a stable amount of income every month. An its very unlikely that Google will take it down from the SERPs
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  • Profile picture of the author krestup
    what if i develop a forum instead where user can generate the how to articles
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by krestup View Post

      what if i develop a forum instead where user can generate the how to articles
      Personally, I have never been a big fan of developing a Forum.

      Takes up a lot of time with not a whole lot of payoff, imo and my experience.


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      • Profile picture of the author professorrosado
        Why don't you look at other "How" websites and see "how" they are realized? With a name like "how" it will take you quite some time and about 100,000 hands in order to get where you hope to.

        Your name is not "niche" friendly. So, your domain choice has pretty much determined your best course of action and it isn't to think small. But then, are you able to do what needs to be done with a domain like "how"?

        So my advice to you is a mixture of what the other brilliant warriors have offered you: create subdomains for the specific niches that you are able to be expertly passionate about and begin to populate your subdomains expertly.

        Outsource or invite guest bloggers to fill in expanding niches (subdomains) and start developing this authority site.

        If you are using Wordpress, then make it a multi-site installation or keep separate installs for each subdomain and use the main "how" site as a directory for your sub-domain niches. You can add rss feeds from the subdomains and recruit new authors and experts from the main site.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi K,

    Think of it this way: where your attention and energy goes, grows

    Give your attention and energy to 1 niche, to learn that niche inside out. Then, people will see you as that niche guy, the person who's an authority in that niche, which grows business quickly. Choose a topic you could talk about all day; write about it all day, on your blog. Follow your passion. Hasn't hurt me 1 bit

    All the best!

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  • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
    I have a general blog and it`s going pretty great Don`t be discouraged by all the negative messages you got about the general websites. If you are uncertain, just start with one niche, and move towards new niches as soon as you see improvements in your website's authority.
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  • Profile picture of the author krestup
    I want to get people to write for me..
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