One of the best ways to learn something is watching someone else go through the experience first. As a result, I've started a number of different public case studies on my blog where you can read all the steps required to start a niche business project from start to finish.
All of these case studies are businesses that I am personally involved with on a day to day business. My primary business is everything I do outside of this blog; and in fact I usually don't get a chance to blog about everything I am doing in my business (much more than the case studies listed here).
However, I feel like sharing a few of my projects publicly is a great way for me to stay on task, and hopefully is an interesting way for you to learn what is working and what is not.
A big part of my case studies is to blog as they are occurring. So, rather than simply doing a huge blog post after I've completed a successful project and writing about it; I share all the details along the way. These details often include things that may seem less exciting or less about big results. Hopefully, this is a more realistic approach that will help you realize that there is a lot of hard work and “boring” parts of starting projects.
The big reward can come at the end; but you must go through the monotonous parts first. So, I HIGHLY recommend that you read through all the posts; as there is some hidden “how to” gems that you won't get by simply reading the results or earnings posts.
I've completed 2 Niche Site Projects, both of which have been a huge success.
In a nutshell, I've taken a keyword idea from inception to full website, to ranking at the top of Google in a couple of different markets. If you have ever been interested in building niche websites from scratch, these projects will give you everything you need to know and more.
These projects are HUGE, so enjoy reading 🙂
In 2014, I decided to buy 2 websites and then publicly share how I go about improving the earnings, and potentially prepare for re-sale. One website is an SEO based based website and gets most of its earnings from Google Adsense, the other one gets most of its traffic from Pinterest and earns from Media.net primarily.
Here's all the posts related to these 2 purchased websites.
I'm involved in a number of different businesses outside of niche websites. I am a HUGE fan of software based businesses. For that reason, I thought it might be interesting to share a “live” case study of a software that Perrin and I are developing. Its a big idea that we hope to develop into a great business. Hopefully this case study can give you what you need to know to go out and create your own software business as well.