The Ultimate Online Business Model to Follow for Short and Long Term Success

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I feel like so many people that would otherwise do well are chasing after quick money schemes that won't work, or at least won't work long term.

Here is the exact online business model that I follow that will always work, is sustainable, and is scalable:

You start by setting up a niche site >

you create 10-20 content pages >

you write 20 articles based on your content pages and you submit them to article directories and document-sharing sites >

you build high quality back links to your site and the different pages >

you test different monetization strategies such as adsense, digital products(Clickbank), or physical products(Amazon) >

you setup a freebie people will get for giving you their email address >

you have an autoresponder series of 10-20 emails that each subscriber will be sent that further informs/sells your product(s) >

you setup another niche site following the same format >

you do this until you have 4 or 5 niche sites >

you go back and analyze which niche site is performing the best >

you create your own product for that niche site, this can be an ebook or membership site(I highly recommend a membership site) >

build more pages and move towards making the site an authority site >

this whole time you keep setting up at least one new niche site per month >

keep turning your best performing niche sites into authority sites, or at least a site with your own product or paid membership >

if you want a FAT, one-time check, then consider selling one of your authority sites on flippa >

some of the niche sites that you've created that you're not interested in developing further can also be sold for decent sums on flippa >

enjoy the hell out your online empire.

The point is, if you can get your first few niche sites making money, then you've learned enough about traffic, monetization, and conversion to replicate your results on a bigger scale, and with your own products.

The sky is the limit after that.
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  • Looks like a sound business model. At the moment I focus solely on SEO, but I am planning on learning the art of other revenue generating methods.
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  • Profile picture of the author jcruz
    How long did it take you to actually start making a decent profit, as far as your niche site's? And how did you go about the backlinks, did you outsource it, did you use some type of automation software, did it manually? The reason i'm asking all this is because i'm in the proccess right now of trying to build a couple of authority sites, but i feel a little overwhelmed. Any suggestions would help.
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by jcruz View Post

      How long did it take you to actually start making a decent profit, as far as your niche site's? And how did you go about the backlinks, did you outsource it, did you use some type of automation software, did it manually? The reason i'm asking all this is because i'm in the proccess right now of trying to build a couple of authority sites, but i feel a little overwhelmed. Any suggestions would help.
      Once I learned how to choose a niche correctly, my first profitable site got to that point within 2 months.

      I outsourced some of the backlinks, and did a lot of it manually. I did manual linkwheels with a bunch of web 2.0 sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amanda Craven
    Good post - and the best thing is that you put it out here for everyone rather than turning it into a WSO...

    Or have I got you thinking on that one?!:p
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  • Profile picture of the author O0o0O
    That is pretty much the formula, mate. Try automating and outsourcing each method if you can in order to grow your progress even more.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProvenViral
    Or you can always hire someone to do that and concentrate your efforts on management. That's what I do and I have everything pretty much automated.
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  • Profile picture of the author socialsite
    Looks like some good advice. I would also say that it also goes along the line of having multiple streams of income, which is always a smart thing to do. I made the mistake in the past of relying on only 1 site to make money from and found out the hard way on that one.
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  • Profile picture of the author SiteSmarty
    What are your thoughts of having multi niche sites on a WordPress Multisite as sub-domains?
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  • Profile picture of the author xxdksxx
    How long does it take you to choose a keyword for the niche site?

    Can you tell the steps you take?

    What about backlinking manually? How do you personally go about doing it that is most effective?
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by xxdksxx View Post

      How long does it take you to choose a keyword for the niche site?

      Can you tell the steps you take?

      What about backlinking manually? How do you personally go about doing it that is most effective?
      I can tell if a keyword phrase is worth pursuing in about 10 minutes at this point. I check it in google's keyword tool, then I check it in regular google with quotes around it, and then I search it again with no quotes and analyze the sites that are already ranking in the top 10 with yahoo site explorer.

      That's all I do- and from past experience I can evaluate accurately if I'll be able to get in the top 10 or not.

      As far as backlinking I've actually experimented lately with some fiverr gigs, and some of them have worked well- some haven't.

      To backlink manually I just create linkwheels with web 2.0 sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author derekmichael02
    Dillon - Viperchill.com has two kick-butt articles on keyword research and backlinking. GREAT info for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author xxdksxx
      Originally Posted by derekmichael02 View Post

      Dillon - Viperchill.com has two kick-butt articles on keyword research and backlinking. GREAT info for you.
      Thanks I will check it out.

      The reason I was asking was because I just started a thread asking how long it took people to find what they thought was the right keyword for a niche site. I have made one niche site a couple months ago and chose the the wrong keyword and am just now going to give it another shot and am hoping to not miss anything this time around.

      And as far as the backlinks I just didn't really understand the best overall "Method" for building quality backlinks myself instead of outsourcing I guess.
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      • Profile picture of the author sgoerger
        Great thread, that's a very good looking business model. What I'm wondering is, how "niche" are these niche sites? What size monthly searches are the keywords you target? To me, this model sounds a little involved for what I consider a "niche" site. But that's all semantics, probably...maybe what I call a niche site you would call a "sniper" site or something like that.

        So, want to give away any knowledge on what keyword criteria you look for when building your sites?
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        • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
          Originally Posted by sgoerger View Post

          Great thread, that's a very good looking business model. What I'm wondering is, how "niche" are these niche sites? What size monthly searches are the keywords you target? To me, this model sounds a little involved for what I consider a "niche" site. But that's all semantics, probably...maybe what I call a niche site you would call a "sniper" site or something like that.

          So, want to give away any knowledge on what keyword criteria you look for when building your sites?
          I go for keywords that get at least 500 exact searches a month. A lot of people would say that's way too small- but I have one site that gets 30 visitors a day on average but it makes over $1000 a month.

          For the supporting pages on a niche site, I might go after phrases that get as few as 100 searches a month- but when you have 20 of those pages, plus the traffic from random phrases people search for, it adds up.
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    This is a solid model!

    I would have to say though, I'm learning more and more that SEO shouldn't be IMers only source of traffic.

    One Google update that doesnt like your site and your business can be toast.

    Granted if you have a list that definitely helps protect you, but I think getting into paid advertising (or at least other free methods besides SERPS) is a good idea.
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  • This formula for success is the basic of Internet Marketing in a nutshell! Your goal should be to creating 100 of these sites and you will have have a nice income coming in. Now it do take some work to do. But if you do put in the work you will be rewarded for your hard work. Do one a week! and in 24 months you will have your 100 sites.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aubaine
    Looks pretty solid to me! Think I'm going to have to save this info! :]
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  • Profile picture of the author WSPcpa
    Great model. I'm new and I've bookmarked this forum as a model I may use.
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  • Profile picture of the author Caper224
    Originally Posted by NateRivers View Post

    I feel like so many people that would otherwise do well are chasing after quick money schemes that won't work, or at least won't work long term.

    Here is the exact online business model that I follow that will always work, is sustainable, and is scalable:

    You start by setting up a niche site >

    you create 10-20 content pages >

    you write 20 articles based on your content pages and you submit them to article directories and document-sharing sites >

    you build high quality back links to your site and the different pages >

    you test different monetization strategies such as adsense, digital products(Clickbank), or physical products(Amazon) >

    you setup a freebie people will get for giving you their email address >

    you have an autoresponder series of 10-20 emails that each subscriber will be sent that further informs/sells your product(s) >

    you setup another niche site following the same format >

    you do this until you have 4 or 5 niche sites >

    you go back and analyze which niche site is performing the best >

    you create your own product for that niche site, this can be an ebook or membership site(I highly recommend a membership site) >

    build more pages and move towards making the site an authority site >

    this whole time you keep setting up at least one new niche site per month >

    keep turning your best performing niche sites into authority sites, or at least a site with your own product or paid membership >

    if you want a FAT, one-time check, then consider selling one of your authority sites on flippa >

    some of the niche sites that you've created that you're not interested in developing further can also be sold for decent sums on flippa >

    enjoy the hell out your online empire.

    The point is, if you can get your first few niche sites making money, then you've learned enough about traffic, monetization, and conversion to replicate your results on a bigger scale, and with your own products.

    The sky is the limit after that.
    ^^^Not bad but everyone isn't interested in taking the long way an this is the long way. You invest all that time in those niche site, researching, developing, content creating, seo, etc and it still has a chance of being a loser.

    I like the flippa idea though but here's one better.

    Why not use a more direct path to cash, bootstrap that cash an purchase a underperforming website. Fix it up an monetize it where the previous owner faltered and then keep those that yield the most income and sell those that dont.

    See, I'd be the guy asking to buy that niche site you developed before it was yeilding a return to get it at a great price then I'd reflip all that work you put in.

    Here's how to really create a online business model. First NEVER EVER rely on one stream of income. Perfect one stream then create another. I believe in keeping 5 separate streams of income at all times.

    Ok, but anyways here's my business blueprint. Start out fast with cpa offers. Promote them online an off, find a desperate market an throw a cpa offer in front of it through offline outsourcers, forums, classifieds, and ppc, build a list with them an push cpa offers an affliate offers to them. You come out the get fast enough you can request weekly payouts from your AM. do this for your first 6 weeks all the while prospecting websites on high payout adsense keywords. Compile a list of at least 10 on the 2nd page of a high payout adsense term with light to moderate competition.

    After that first 6 weeks cashing up, contact the website owners you compiled and buy at least 2 low(under $1000 total for both). Spend 2 months fixing the on-page seo, and ranking those sites, maybe monetize with a product or build a list if it fits a niche for a product. track your progress. in two months when you get it in the top 5 results on first page you'll be getting adsense clicks an have a listing or affliate sales thru the site don't even wait! throw those sites on to flippa, show your stats and flip them for a nice chunk of change. then rinse an repeat on bigger scale.

    This style changes lives, secures families, and sometimes creates douchbags lol but it works.

    Take your earnings from
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by Caper224 View Post

      ^^^Not bad but everyone isn't interested in taking the long way an this is the long way. You invest all that time in those niche site, researching, developing, content creating, seo, etc and it still has a chance of being a loser.

      I like the flippa idea though but here's one better.

      Why not use a more direct path to cash, bootstrap that cash an purchase a underperforming website. Fix it up an monetize it where the previous owner faltered and then keep those that yield the most income and sell those that dont.

      See, I'd be the guy asking to buy that niche site you developed before it was yeilding a return to get it at a great price then I'd reflip all that work you put in.

      Here's how to really create a online business model. First NEVER EVER rely on one stream of income. Perfect one stream then create another. I believe in keeping 5 separate streams of income at all times.

      Ok, but anyways here's my business blueprint. Start out fast with cpa offers. Promote them online an off, find a desperate market an throw a cpa offer in front of it through offline outsourcers, forums, classifieds, and ppc, build a list with them an push cpa offers an affliate offers to them. You come out the get fast enough you can request weekly payouts from your AM. do this for your first 6 weeks all the while prospecting websites on high payout adsense keywords. Compile a list of at least 10 on the 2nd page of a high payout adsense term with light to moderate competition.

      After that first 6 weeks cashing up, contact the website owners you compiled and buy at least 2 low(under $1000 total for both). Spend 2 months fixing the on-page seo, and ranking those sites, maybe monetize with a product or build a list if it fits a niche for a product. track your progress. in two months when you get it in the top 5 results on first page you'll be getting adsense clicks an have a listing or affliate sales thru the site don't even wait! throw those sites on to flippa, show your stats and flip them for a nice chunk of change. then rinse an repeat on bigger scale.

      This style changes lives, secures families, and sometimes creates douchbags lol but it works.

      Take your earnings from
      I do agree with you that buying a site that has potential and flipping it is a great idea. That's something I haven't done yet- I've always started each site from scratch.
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    Really solid info ... better than some that you pay for.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    That's essentially the business model I follow with my personal sites. It's been working out pretty well so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewCollinson
    Anyone here used Market Samurai for niche research?Did it work?
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by AndrewCollinson View Post

      Anyone here used Market Samurai for niche research?Did it work?
      Market samurai is doesn't do anything you can't do with free tools- but it does make it a lot faster. I guess that's the main tradeoff with anything you pay for though...

      The most useful feature, keyword ideas, is free even after the free trial runs out- so unless you like the other features a lot- you can keep using it for free after the trial.
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  • Profile picture of the author Webmarketips
    Wow Thanks for that. Free great informations. Looks like a good business model and I am on my way to try it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jenifer smith
    knowledge is power, they said, thanks for the knowledge.
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  • Profile picture of the author Murt@gh
    Nate, that is an excellent post and I'm sure people will take that information and use it to help them focus on a direction to head in.

    It is a nice feeling to know you can scale up, so once you have had some success, scale up without hesitation, that is the way to go!
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    • Profile picture of the author NateRivers
      Originally Posted by Murt@gh View Post

      Nate, that is an excellent post and I'm sure people will take that information and use it to help them focus on a direction to head in.

      It is a nice feeling to know you can scale up, so once you have had some success, scale up without hesitation, that is the way to go!
      Yeah definitely- once you get the hang of creating profitable websites- whether each one makes a few hundred or a few thousand each month- it's nice to know that you can just build as many as you want. No limit
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