I build sites with wordpress, monetize them and flip them regularly.
How do I do it? Ok Let me share!!!
1. Finding Niches
There are tons of niches out there and I am shocked when people complain about having problems picking niches.
Just look around you whereever you are surrounded by money waiting to be made, niche waiting to be explored.
You sitting on a chair? Furniture niche
You On the bed? That's another niche
In the kitchen? Tons of niches to be exploited there
In the Car?
Browsing the Clickbank marketplace is also a favorite past time of mine, there are so many abandoned niches there that are very profitable.
Amazon is also filled with thousands of niches, as there are hundreds of thousands of products
2. Narrowing it down to Keywords
Niches are a broad category of potential stuff to make money from. Narrowing it down is why we do keyword research.
Most people I know use the Google Keyword Tool- https://adwords.google.com/select/KeywordToolExternal
And yes it works. It helps us to have a better understanding of how popular certain niches are.
So when I throw "Chair" into the tool, it gives me lots of keywords.
The temptation is to always go for the higher ones, I've read alot of stuff and 2000 and above seem to be the norm but from personal experience I've made lots of money from the not so popular niches.
3. Going Beyond The Popular
Here is what I usually do with less than popuplar keywords. I look for high commision items [digital products or physical] and believe me even if I target a keyword with just 200 monthly searches, I sometimes make more money than when I target the popular keywords with tons of seaches.
This is becos once, I rank well on search engines for this keyword, particularly get to number 1, even 50 visitors could mean $150, and when I flip the site, I sell for times 6 to times 12 of income made per month.
See how that works?
The most important SEO these days is Onsite SEO.
Tweak your site content to target your main keyword and related keywords.
Build extra pages and posts that focuses on the related keywords and Google sees you as a highly relevant authority in that niche.
Offsite SEO shoudl alo not be taken from granted but ever since I lost crucial positions to sites with very few backlinks but great content. I have learnt to do meaningful backlinking.
THE MYTH: All backlinks are important! Are They?
Nothing could be farther from the truth. All backlinks are not equal.
.edu and .gov backlinks are popular these days as being very imortant. I agree with that.
But you must make sure your backlinking efforts are relevant.
Article Links work for me - Links from article directories
Forum profile links - They used to be very effective, but as always, when you have everybody doing the same thing, it is not as effective as it used to be.
Making forum links effective. Make sure you make a few posts, cos signature links seem to get better ranking results these days.
Fastest way to pull in traffic to your sites is to submit some articles to article directories. Ezinearticles.com, Goarticles.com and articlesbase.com seem to get the best of results these days.
The beauty with article submission is that you get 2 benefits...
- Regular traffic with the articles submitted
- Regular backlinks, you get more backlinks as others publish your your articles elsewhere.
What Kind Of Wordpress Sites Do I Build?
1. Wordpress with affiliate programs is perfect. I have a number of sites promoting affiliate programs.
What I usually do is set up an homepage with a review of the program or programs promoted.
Promoting 2 or more is always good, as people like having a choice.
I then create blog posts on keywords related to the niche the product is in and link the blog posts to the homepage/reviews
2. Wordpress for niche sites and monetizing with adsense and amazon is also awesome. I do this too.
Because wordpress is just so easy to tweak for seo purposes and update with fresh content, I love it!
FREE PLUGINS AND THEMES?
Wordpress is awesome for easy site building because of great themes and plugins available all over the web for download.
Most of the themes and plugins I use for my sites are free, so it really doesn't cost much to set up a good wordpress site.
Normal costs incurred usually are domain registration, hosting and content creation.
Free Themes - WordPress › Free WordPress Themes
Free Plugins - WordPress › WordPress Plugins
OK let me stop here for now.
Feel free to ask questions newbies
And experts feel free to correct me and add extra pointers
Cos we all need to help each other. As John Donne, once said, "No man is an island entire of himself"
I apologize if it sounds like I am rambling. Just poured the tips out as they came...