Ever wondered whether making money off a niche site is even possible? Are the bloggers who have found success in niche sites publishing their real income or is it all just a marketing scheme?
Guess what! I am here to figure all of that out. I am proud to announce that I will be creating a niche site and I will keep you in the loop every step of the way!
To start off, I would just like to mention that I am not going to go through all of the basics here. I am already assuming that you know how to set up WordPress, a hosting platform and registering a domain name. I’ll leave this to the professional marketers out there who are trying to get you to sign up using their affiliate links.
Instead, I am going to be transparent with my failures and successes. This will be a no nonsense series which I will be doing and hopefully by the end of all this, you and I will be able to debunk whether making money through online and quitting your full time job is even possible.
I will not hold back from sharing the secrets that I have discovered like many of the bloggers out there. I have read tons of blogs about blogging, and almost all of them do a very good job at keeping the reader’s attention and selling them stuff but have very little value to offer. I suppose they want to keep their secrets from everyone else so they can dominate internet marketing themselves. After all, if everyone becomes a pro at internet marketing, their competition will be a lot tougher wouldn’t it?
What is my background in internet marketing?
Before we dive into the technical stuff, I would first like to give you a little background of who I am.
Firstly, I am someone who is very interested in personal finance and my goal is to retire before the age of 30 years old. I have already realized that financial freedom is not possible if I continue to be an employee and that is why I have decided to venture into starting an online business.
If you have been following Million Endeavour thus far, you may have realized that I have been writing for about 3 years now. For those who curious about ME stats, well it’s not that impressive. I get about 200-300 visitors a day and make chump change from advertisement. Progress has been stagnant at best.
This is why I have decided to create a niche site to help me improve and learn more about internet marketing. Hopefully by the end of this, my online income would have surpassed the income that I receive from my public sector job.
Now that you have a general idea of why am I doing this, let’s get started shall we?
Finding a Niche Topic
The first step for anyone looking to start a niche site or blog is to decide on a niche.
Are you going to create a blog on a topic that you’re interested in learning more about? Are you going to going to write about a topic that is marketable? How much competition will there be in your niche topic?
These are only some of the questions that you will need to think about. Whatever you do decide on, just keep in mind that successful branding in your online business can go a long way.
For me, my niche site is going to focus on health and fitness. I have decided to choose this niche because I am a fitness enthusiast and I believe that this topic can be quite marketable despite the large amount of competition out there.
Once you have decided on your niche topic; you will have to register a domain name. Something that is unique, catchy and demonstrates relevance to your niche will do the trick. Take your time thinking of what your domain name will be (make sure it is available too) as it will be with you for the next little while.
Next, register the domain name, set up a hosting platform (I recommend BlueHost) and install wordpress. By the way, have you noticed there are no affiliate links here? I am here for YOU, not to make a sale!
In any case, I digress. Now that you’ve caught up to where I am on my niche site project, I welcome you to join me in my journey. I will be open to creating a mastermind group for those interested. Just let me know in the comments section if you are.
Although I am no expert in online marketing, I am committed to learning how to make money online! It will definitely be a much easier process for both you and I if we work together in discovering how to make this work. If you would just like to follow along for now, that is cool too.
That’s it for now. Stay tuned for the next update.
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