Tips for making money with a niche site

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Morning!

I'm earlobe deep into creating my latest product and was researching how to create and monetize niche sites.

I found

How to Build a Niche Site That Brings in at Least $500/Month

and

How to Build a Niche Site

to be particularly fascinating.

Why?

Look at the number of steps that's involved!

I mean, if you check out bunches of the Make Money Online products you see all over the place....

... the sales page makes it seem easy-peasy to accomplish.

But in reality....

It's like building a mansion.

You don't start buy furnishing non-existent spaces!

Instead, you create the foundation first (buy a website domain)...

... Add some walls (build out that website with your articles/authority)

... Furnish the rooms (monetize the site)

and the like.

Your takeaway?

It takes *time*.

It's almost never pushbutton simple.

And that's okay.

Good stuff!
#making #money #niche #site #tips
  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Here's another neat article about a niche site that is monetized solely thru affiliate links:

    How a Small Tech Site Found a New Way for Publishers to Get Paid - Bloomberg
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  • Profile picture of the author nwik
    With the use of paid traffic you could easily earn a good revenue.

    It would be a lot harder if you start from nothing. You have to have a sufficient background about what you are entering.

    It is not that easy and it takes a lot of patience.
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  • Profile picture of the author barbling
    Well of course it's not that easy and of course it takes a lot of patience!!!!

    Folks, if you're serious about making money online...

    You WORK for it.

    Okay?

    It's not a push-button thingee where you simply spend 3 minutes online and then earn a bazillion dollars.

    You WORK for it.

    /Rant off.
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    • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
      Originally Posted by barbling View Post

      It's not a push-button thingee where you simply spend 3 minutes online and then earn a bazillion dollars.

      You WORK for it.
      Or as I like to say, "the internet is not a magical place where you don't have to work to build a real income or business".

      Great share, Barb (again).

      Regards,
      Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author Cool Guy
    Time and effort are the two things most needed to be successful in IM. There are no shortcuts (unless you have a huge bankroll).
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  • Profile picture of the author maxsi
    OK thanks for the info => it takes time (always)
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  • Profile picture of the author sarafisher
    Building a niche site or any site and marketing it is no easy task. You need to put in a lot of effort into it. No matter how you plan to make money in the online sphere, let me tell you that it is not going to be easy. You're going to have to work hard and use your unique set of talent to get ahead in this race. Just sharing my two cents here.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    One thing to keep in mind is that when you are just starting out, and you are putting in the work, you may not have a lot of visible results.

    I lived in Minnesota back when they built the Metrodome stadium. They leveled the ground, then started on the project. Driving by, you could not tell any progress was being made. For months (might even have been a couple of years), it looked like nothing was happening.

    From above, though, it was like watching an anthill, with a swarm of activity as they excavated the site, built the foundation and started building the stadium itself.

    "All of a sudden", there was visible progress, with the rise of the outer walls, and finally the inflation of the dome. Now they were getting somewhere!

    But they still had a long way to go before they had a finished product.

    Building a long term successful business will be the same way - lots of work for not much immediate payback, then a bloom of visible results, followed by ongoing improvement and maintenance.

    Of course, you won't have to invest $600 million to get there...
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    • Profile picture of the author sarafisher
      Exactly, I'm currently working really hard online with little success to show. But it's better than before and I know if I push further, I can succeed. Between so many people telling me I can't make it, thank you for being a person who tells it like it is.

      Also, I'm new to the warrior forum and don't know how things work. I clicked the thank button and for some reason they told me that I didn't have enough credentials.
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

      One thing to keep in mind is that when you are just starting out, and you are putting in the work, you may not have a lot of visible results.

      I lived in Minnesota back when they built the Metrodome stadium. They leveled the ground, then started on the project. Driving by, you could not tell any progress was being made. For months (might even have been a couple of years), it looked like nothing was happening.

      From above, though, it was like watching an anthill, with a swarm of activity as they excavated the site, built the foundation and started building the stadium itself.

      "All of a sudden", there was visible progress, with the rise of the outer walls, and finally the inflation of the dome. Now they were getting somewhere!

      But they still had a long way to go before they had a finished product.

      Building a long term successful business will be the same way - lots of work for not much immediate payback, then a bloom of visible results, followed by ongoing improvement and maintenance.

      Of course, you won't have to invest $600 million to get there...
      Yep, I think sometimes when I look down on Warrior Forum from atop I see many of those "ant hills" that are continuously being decimated from the lure of quick and easy money.

      It's ashame but a good metaphor.

      Sometimes I think if we had more people adopting the Mindset of the worker drone ( with more mindfulness of course) in an ant colony we would see more successful people
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      • Profile picture of the author sarafisher
        That's the problem. Everyone only wants to get rich quickly. Nobody wants to do the consistent hard work needed.
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  • Profile picture of the author ahmedezzezz
    I think It's not for beginners because they will face a problem of how to get traffic to their website .. i mean they will use paid traffic which needs money to drive traffic and make sales
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    • Profile picture of the author sarafisher
      You don't always need paid traffic. You can do without any paid traffic. There is Social Media, SEO and many other ways to drive traffic to yous site. You just have to work hard consistently and be passionate.
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  • Profile picture of the author 3wCorner
    Try and try until you succeed. It doesn't mean that if you have a guide to do things about IM and those people are successful using it, it will happen also to you. Those guides are made sometime before, search engine algo changes now and then. You need to formulate your own.
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  • Profile picture of the author heo001997
    Thanks for your site, I've to glance those three and find out that all of them are helpful with easy to read English.
    Hope others can find it useful too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kurt
    In IM there are barriers, which stop progress, and there are hurdles, which take some effort to get over. I like hurdles because the screen out the majority of people that are unwilling or unable to get over them.


    Hurdles are good because they thin the herd, weeding out the people unwilling to put in the effort eliminating most of the would-be competition.


    Sure, a few things can be a headache, but a couple of aspirin are really cheap.
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  • Profile picture of the author Whintaked40
    Making money online is so hard and it has no push and earn button . You need and time,consideration to your work and hard work also. So it is also hard to earn money from first day but you can make good money after some hard work and consideration.
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  • Profile picture of the author kaitlam14
    Thanks for the info bro. I staring to make money with this
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  • Profile picture of the author Robscom
    Thank you for posting this thread and links.

    I have a good M-F job, full time. Plus I like what I do, so it's a good thing.

    So if I built a niche site on the side (or maybe more than one?), I could expect a side income in 6 months or so? (Hopefully?) Is that pretty much the plan?

    (Be gentle. I'm new.)
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    • Profile picture of the author MiaFromHome
      Originally Posted by Robscom View Post

      Thank you for posting this thread and links.

      I have a good M-F job, full time. Plus I like what I do, so it's a good thing.

      So if I built a niche site on the side (or maybe more than one?), I could expect a side income in 6 months or so? (Hopefully?) Is that pretty much the plan?

      (Be gentle. I'm new.)
      @Robscom,
      Yes, with steady posting of quality content where you gradually start putting in an affiliate link and doing some keyword SEO, expect 6 months to start earning. It's a decent plan, and it has worked for people if they don't give up too soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Profit Traveler
    Great post barbling I was already a fan of the "Location Rebel". He does great job.

    I would also just add that right from the start why not create your website to have appeal to future website investors.

    Once a niche site earns any revenue at all (and sometimes even with no revenue) you have the potential to Flip If for a nice lump sum.

    But if you want the big bucks hold on to it for at least 8 months and build that revenue stream consistently.
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