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How to Build a Niche Website That Can Make $2,985 a Month

By Spencer Haws |

If you are interested in building niche websites, then you’ve just landed on the only resource you will need to get started.

Today, I am going to give you the ultimate guide that will teach you how to brainstorm niche ideas, create a website that ranks in Google, and make very real money from your very own niche website.

I quit my job in 2011 because my niche websites were making over $10,000 a month, so this subject is very near and dear to my heart!  

But does this stuff still work in general? Absolutely!

This post was originally written to showcase how I built a website that was making $2,985 a month!  I have since sold that website and the Amazon FBA business associated with it for $425,000.

However, I continue to create new niche websites and document their progress.  In fact, the most recent niche site I created has already peaked at over $5,000 a month and I expect that it will continue to grow over the coming years.

The potential is 100% still there to make good money with niche websites, and I’m going to show you how.

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Let’s get this started!

How Much Money Can You Make From Niche Websites?

You can make anywhere from a few hundred dollars a month to well over six figures a year with niche sites.  I personally know people making over $50,000 a month with their niche sites (but those results are not typical).

Watch this overview video to see how I grew one of my niche sites to $3,000 a month, where the traffic is coming from, and what my strategies were.

Before we jump into the details, I know that you might be interested in seeing some actual results.  Remember, these results don’t come automatically.  You have to put in the time and effort to achieve results like this.

I’m going to share a couple screenshots from the affiliate earnings from just 1 of my websites (affiliate marketing is how I monetize most of my sites).  Then I’ll give you more details about how I achieved these results, but more importantly, how you can hopefully replicate this with your own website.

Amazon Associates Earnings

First Tracking ID:

2016-11-03_1021

Second Tracking ID (same website):

2016-11-03_1022

Google Adsense Earnings

2016-11-03_1216

Other Affiliate Marketing Earnings:

The site also made an additional $66.08 from another affiliate deal.

Total Earnings from this 1 Niche Website: $2,985.26

Now that I’ve dangled that tempting carrot in front of you, let’s dive into how to actually make a site like that happen.

Update: 2020

I understand that the above screenshots are from 2016.  So, here are some more recent results from my niche websites:

Amazon Niche Site Earnings Display ad earnings

These screenshots don’t show all my sites, but you get the idea.  I continue to make over $10,000 a month from my niche websites (sites unrelated to NichePursuits.com).

The Niche Website Building Process Overview

The massive guide that you will find below includes everything you need to know to build your very first niche website, monetized with display ads, Amazon affiliate, or other affiliate marketing deals.  However, there is a lot of content there, so I’d like to provide just a quick overview of the process.

The whole idea behind a successful niche website is to find a profitable niche, start ranking in Google for lots of keywords in your chosen niche, and then turn that free traffic into earnings through affiliate offers ( like Google Adsense or Amazon Associates), or through your own product offerings.

Once a site is ranking in the search engines, it can essentially be passive income, where you are getting organic traffic and earning from your affiliate site with very little ongoing effort.

Consider this a table of contents for how to build a niche website from scratch:

  1. Brainstorm general market and broad niche ideas
  2. Begin In-depth keyword research
  3. Determine what problem your site is solving.  How will your site stand out?
  4. Pick a good domain name.
  5. Host your website.  Pick a Theme and get a logo.
  6. Develop a long term content strategy.
  7. Pick a monetization strategy.
  8. Link Building.
  9. Social Media and Other Marketing Strategies
  10. Maximize earnings through list building.
  11. Consider long term strategies to continue growing.

Tools Recommended

Throughout this guide, I mention several software tools that will help you build a website faster or better.  These are tools that I use and recommend, but all of them are not required:

To get started, you’ll just need a hosting subscription and then to follow along with my guide below. I recommend Bluehost because they’ve hosted almost all my small niche sites. They are cheap, super easy to work with, and the support is out of this world.

Click here to get started on your niche site journey with Bluehost.

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What is a Niche? And What is a Niche Website?

A couple of years ago, I wrote out my definition of what a niche website is…here’s what I said:

I want to start off by simply clarifying how I personally think of niche sites.   A niche site does NOT mean a small website (aka micro niche website).   There, I said it.

I think too many people think that a “Niche” website means building a site that only has 10 or 20 pages of content.  This is simply not the case.

“Niche” really means a small segment of an overall market or product.  It means laser focused on one particular topic…or niche.  As a perfect example, and to prove that I’m not the only one that thinks this way; check out the Wikipedia page of what a Niche Market is right here.

And even better, guess what example Wikipedia gives as an example of a Niche market / website?  ESPN.com!  That’s right ESPN.com is a niche website.  It focuses exclusively (with laser focused intensity) on Sports.  Again, this isn’t my example, this is from Wikipedia.  Yes, this is a VERY large niche site, but it is indeed a niche site.

ESPN.com produces dozens of articles, videos, and more each and everyday.

I share this simply to get the incorrect idea out of your head, that “niche” means a “small” website.  It doesn’t.

However, its more common to think of a niche site as one that targets a more narrow niche than just Sports in general.  A smaller niche in sports would be perhaps, Little League baseball, or Curling in Canada, or Speed skating.  However, just because your niche site only covers curling in Canada, doesn’t mean it can’t be thousands of pages of content.  Make sense?

So, a niche site is a site that covers the sub-segment of any market.  The site could be one page or a million pages of content, its still a niche site.

Now that I’ve clarified how I view a “niche” website, let’s move to step 1 in how to build a niche site.

Brainstorm Niche Ideas

You need to find a niche site idea. And ideally, you are going to find a profitable niche idea.

The first step to building a successful niche website is picking a niche market to target.  This just means, what general topic are you interested in or even better, what can be a profitable niche?

In general, you will want to find a niche topic that you have some interest in.  You don’t necessarily have to be “passionate” about it, but having some level interest will keep you engaged and more likely to succeed.

You also want to find a subject where you can write more than 100 articles.  So, if your chosen niche is hiking, there are thousands of topics you could write on from gear, trails, and much more.  (So, that’s a good thing).

But if your chosen niche is ferret hammocks (a real thing) then you are going too narrow. You should broaden your niche site to something like Ferrets in this case…then you can still write about the best ferret hammocks for 1 or 2 articles.  

I’ll explain more below, but you want to find a niche where you can find lots of low competition keywords quickly and you can also find other examples of newish or smallish affiliate sites ranking in the search engines for these keywords.

These types of sites are your “dopplegangers”, and it’s a good thing.

Then thinking long term, you’ll also want to consider whether you can build an authority site that might eventually allow you to sell your own products.  While not required, knowing that you have selected a niche that allows for this potential is great.

That’s a brief summary, but please follow the guide and questions below to help you find your niche website idea.

What Does a Successful Niche Site Look Like?

A successful niche website helps readers or customers find answers and solutions to their questions or problems in your chosen niche. In other words, you need quality content that both people and a search engine will love.

Ideally, your site will eventually have hundreds of articles based on hundreds of very low competition keywords. Over time you will want it to grow into an authority website, that perhaps has even more content and is truly a valuable resource for those in your niche.

As a reminder, your site should not be targeting 1 keyword…but potentially targeting any relevant keyword within your niche!  This could be a product review or a buying guide that you have monetized with affiliate links.  Or you might produce content that is targeting more informational keywords that is only monetized with display ads.

The overall idea is to start small and perpetually grow into an authority website as the success continues.

You should be more concerned with answering specific questions and low competition keywords than search volume.  I’ve done very well with some keywords that might only show they get searched for 10 times a month in keyword research tools, but in fact end up getting much more traffic than that.

For the particular type of niche website strategy I’m explaining, your main source of traffic is Google organic traffic.

Some articles that you produce will be “Pillar” articles and linkable assets; others just short answers to queries.  In general, you need to have a good mix of types of articles.

Just because the primary focus to start may be on getting organic traffic, that doesn’t mean that social traffic can’t be utilized!  In fact, depending on the niche of your site, you might be able to hordes or traffic from Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or other social media platforms.

In general, you should be more concerned with building a brand than taking short cuts.  And the long term goal may indeed be to build a large email list and sell your own products.

A couple of examples of niche websites: Survival Life and Own The Yard (I created this one).

Pick a Niche Topic Through Keyword Sampling

I conducted a full case study where I coached a student through picking a niche and building a site.  I have a couple of VERY in-depth video training that will help you find a particular niche for your site.

Watch this video to see how I recommend using keyword sampling in order to order help you find a profitable niche.

One of the keys to success with your niche website is keyword research.   I’ve written extensively about keyword research in the past.  However, the main idea is that you will rank higher and faster in Google if you target phrases that people are searching for on Google that are not extremely competitive.

I recommend using Long Tail Pro (which I created) for all aspects of keyword research.

With “keyword sampling” you are simply trying to see if your potential niche has lots of low competition keywords BEFORE you actually finalize your decision as the right niche for you.

Find Your Website Doppelgangers

If you can find a weak site that is newer (like you!) ranking on the first page of Google and getting organic traffic, you may have hit the jackpot. The “Doppelgangers” can also reveal great keywords and prove that success is possible…quickly.

To find your website doppelganger, use the criteria below.

Analyze Your Doppelgangers

Now to analyze your doppelgangers to see if you should really be going into the niche or even targeting a specific keyword, I recommend using something like SEMrush.com or Ahrefs.

These tools allow you to see what kind of traffic is possible and see what keywords they are ranking for

In addition, you’ll be able to see other competitors and their organic traffic levels.  If you are finding sites that a newer (like your site will be) that are already ranking for long tail keywords and are getting a decent amount of organic traffic, this is a great sign.

You will likely also see lots of other keywords that are ranking for that you didn’t expect.  This will help expand the vision for your site and give you ideas of other types of long tail keywords that you should consider writing about.

Is This a Good Niche? A Checklist

  1. Am I interested in starting a long term project in this niche?
  2. Can I easily produce 100+ content ideas?
  3. From my keyword sample, how many keywords had under KC 30?
  4. How easy was it to find long tail keywords in this niche vs. others I tried? (rate easiest to hardest)
  5. From the under KC 30 keywords; how many “weak” (Doppelganger) sites did I find? (Under DA 25-30, less than year)
  6. Using SEMrush, how many other weak sites was I able to find?
  7. How much traffic do each of these Doppelganger sites get (in SEMrush)? (maximum of 10 per niche is more than enough).
  8. Do I see the potential to create products in this niche?
  9. Can I think of any unique angles to stand out in this niche?

Assignment to Pick Your Niche:

This final video will walk you through SEVERAL examples of the exact guidance that I provided above to select a specific niche.  If the outline above wasn’t enough details for you, this video definitely will be.  I highly recommend you watch this to help you pick your niche.

Niche Website Ideas

If you’re having trouble yourself, here are some niche ideas that can give you a good starting place.  This is not an exhastive list, this is just to give you an idea of what some niches are that you could potentially target.

All of these items are just a drop in the bucket of niches! You could make websites about computers, sound systems, a church review website, chicken keeping, or teaching something. The options are limitless, so get you creative cap on and start searching

Begin In-depth Keyword Research

I highly recommend that you watch this in-depth training video that I created on keyword research.  This video will give you an extremely hands on overview of keyword research and how it can help you grow a successful niche website.

Now that you know what general niche you want to go into, it’s time to do more in-depth keyword research. Yes, you will already have done a little “light” keyword research to find your niche, but remember that was really just to find your general topic of your website.

Now it’s time to actually find topics that you will write articles on.

I recommend using Long Tail Pro to make the keyword research process easier and faster.  The most essential thing to remember with keyword research is that you want to go where the competition is low.

If you can target a few low competition keywords, you are much more likely to rank than if you were to target highly competitive terms.  This means that you will often need to target very low search volume keywords…and that’s just fine!

Goal: Target Long Tail Keywords in Each Article on Your Site

Each keyword that you find will get it’s own article.  That’s just how Google works, they rank individual pages on your site.  So, step 1 is to find 100 long tail keywords in the first 6 months

Once you’ve found your target keywords, you’ll write articles that target these keywords (1 primary keyword per article)

Why Long Tail Keywords?

If you want to get more traffic to your site, you should target more long tail keywords.  Did you know that there are more Long Tail Searches than Short Tail Searches?

In fact, many studies have shown that there is way more traffic in the “long tail” of search than there is in head terms.  

For example, the head term “camping” gets 550,000 searches every month.  However, it would be a terrible idea to target that keyword because it’s so difficult.

What’s interesting is that there are millions of keywords related to camping that may only get a few hundred or a few thousand searches per month individually, but in aggregate equate to MUCH more than 550,000 searches per month.

Keywords like, “can I go camping while pregnant” get only 20 searches a month and “best camping gear for families” only gets 170 searches per month.  But they are WAY easier to rank for.  If you were to combine all the long tail camping related keywords, you suddenly have a pool of easy to rank for keywords that add up to much more traffic than the one “camping” keyword.

Not only are these types of keywords easier to rank for, but usually, people are further in the buying cycle.  They are closer to making a purchase which could equate to higher conversion rates for you.

Here’s a graph that visually shows long tail keywords.

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High Volume is Not Needed

A common misconception is that you need high searched for keywords in order to make good money with your website.  Let me provide an example below that might help you avoid this common mistake.

Let’s take a look at the keyword “Ways to Make Money from your website” – (a keyword I rank for on NichePursuits.com) that only gets 10 monthly searches according to Google.

Even though it only gets search for 10 times a month, that article received 3,791 Unique Pageviews from Google last month.  

How is this possible?

Keyword variations.

For any given keyword phrase, people might type in their query slightly differently, even though they are looking for the exact same thing.  So, your article will end up ranking for many of these different keyword variations which add up to MUCH more than 10 searches per month.

For example, here’s the keyword variations I rank for in my “ways to make money from your website” example:

All of these variations are things I rank in Google for, and as a result, my page gets nearly 4,000 visitors a month from organic search.

So, I personally wouldn’t immediately eliminate keywords that get less than 100 searches per month.  Consider if there would be lots of variations as well.

Criteria of a Winning Keyword

As mentioned, ideally you will watch the training video above as it will give you the best overview of selecting great keywords to target for your niche websites.  However, here’s a quick overview of the criteria for finding a winning keyword.

Examples of Low Competition Keywords

The KC metric is used in Long Tail Pro and stands for keyword competitiveness.

How to Find Low Competition Keywords?

Typically, you will start with a seed keyword and then use tools like Long Tail Pro, Ahrefs, or UberSuggest to gets lots of keyword suggestions based on that seed keyword.  These suggested keywords are often what you will end up targeting.

I would recommend that you start with your own brainstorm to come up with a list of your own seed keywords.

Then consider using Keyword Modifiers, which I will give several examples of below.

A few other places that you can go to find both seed keywords and potentially low competition keywords are:

Keyword Modifiers to Consider

These keyword formulas have been proven to produce great long tail keywords.  In this example, my seed keyword is “survival knife”.  Then using the modifiers, I’m able to produce lots of related long tail phrases that would be worth considering.

You can plug your own seed keywords where you see the blank spaces in order to find great keywords to target.

How to Analyze the Competition

Again, please watch the video for how to analyze the first page of Google.  This is really teh most important step!

This is what you want to see in a given keyword.  If it meets most of the criteria below, then you can add it to your list and start writing an article on the subject.

Remember the First Page of Google is Your Competition, so you will want to see how the top 10 sites in Google meet the below criteria for your potential keyword.

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Question Based Keyword Research

Another little keyword “hack” that I highly recommend you consider is going after question based keywords.  People ask all kinds of questions in every niche.

And these are usually long tail and much easier to rank for if you can provide a solid answer to their question.  Watch the video below to see exactly how I find question based keywords.

Additional Tools to Quickly Find Low Competition Keywords…

Assignment for Keyword Research

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Determine How Your Site Will Stand Out

I think you should think about your new online venture as a real business.  That includes created some sort of vision statement to determine how your site will stand out from all the competitors.  Watch the below video for a discussion on how to do this for your niche site.

Vision Statement

Examples:

How to Make Your Website Stand Out

Is there a unique angle or “gimmick” that can make your website attractive to readers?  For example, Fit2fat2fit.com was about a guy that gained a ton of weight on PURPOSE, then went through the process of losing all the weight again.  Now as a fitness and diet coach, he can truly say he understands how his customers fell.  This is a slight twist in a very competitive market.

BlendTec sells blenders.  But they’ve found a way to go viral.  They have a series of videos called “Will it Blend?”  They take objects like hockey pucks, iphones, or just about anything else you can imagine and see if their blenders will blend it.

Instant links, mentions, and tons of sales for them.

So, your assignment for this section? Consider ways that your website can stand out from the crowd.

Developing a Voice

You need to determine the tone and voice that will be used on your website.  Will it be serious, humorous, or something in-between?  Again, this depends on your angle and brand of your website – they should align.

Pick a Good Domain Name

Some people spend much too long trying to come up with a good domain name.  However, the reality is that just about anything will work.

I recommend that you do NOT worry about putting keywords in your domain name.  The days of using exact match domains are long gone.  You will do much better with something memorable and brandable.

I recommend using NameCheap.com to register your domain name.

Here’s a few tips when considering what domain name to register:

A web host is simply server space for your website.  There are thousands of companies that can host your website and many of them are less than $10/month.

The key to finding a good webhost is to make sure it is a reputable and reliable company.  I also recommend that you find a hosting company that allows you to install WordPress with just 1 click.

One of the companies that I have used for a long time to host my niche websites is Bluehost.com

WordPress Theme

I recommend that you get a professional looking theme for your site.  If you can spend a few extra minutes getting a great looking website, people are more likely to stick around.

Here’s a few places you can get great themes.

If possible, make a logo that aligns with your vision, brand, and voice of your website. 

You can make your own design with Canva or get cheap logo designs at Fiverr.com or Upwork.com.  I was able to get the below logo on Fiverr.

Develop a Long Term Content Strategy

These ideas are what can take you from having just a so-so website to having a great website that helps you stand out as an authority.

So, not only do we discuss things like types of content and on-page SEO, but we also go into more in-depth strategies like clickable titles and more.

Below are a few points to consider to help your content truly stand out and make sure it’s truly valuable for the long term.

(If you are looking for an example that does all of the above, take note of the current article that you are reading!).

Keyword Focused Content

How do you produce “keyword focused” content?  Well, follow the bullet points below to give you a good guideline.

Writing and Publishing Content

How often should you publish content on your new website?

How long should articles be?

I created an entire tutorial video on this exact question.  Google is telling you exactly how long your articles should be.  Each article should be a different length, determined by what is ranking in Google for the given query.

Follow this video guide:

How many articles should I have on my niche website?

Your website can be as large as you want it to be.  It might only have 20 articles or it might have 20,000 articles.  There is often a tradeoff between how many articles you are able to produce vs. how much link building you can do for each article.

However, here are some ratios of the types of articles you might produce.

Organizing Content on Your Site

You will want to use the “Categories” in WordPress to keep your content organized and in a nice content structure.  I recommend 4 or 5 categories to start in your website and often never any more than that.

Here’s an example of the 5 categories I have on one of my niche sites.

When you build internal links, you can link liberally to articles in the same category (linking to other categories is okay too as long as its relevant).

Example of categories you might have on a site about Camping…

How to Create a Great Title

A great title gets more clicks and more shares…so spend extra time on your titles!  A great resource on creating a great headline is: Headline Resources on QuickSprout

A title that includes a list with odd numbers can perform well.  But you still need to be sure to include keywords (so you can rank in search engines better). 

If you want to get a “score” for your headline, you can use the Coschedule Headline Analyzer.

How To Make A Profitable Website: Pick a Monetization Strategy

Now we get to the step where you finally get to start thinking about making money for your website!  The previous steps will help your site get great content and your site may even start ranking in Google before you do any link building at all!

I have made a list of over 50 ways to make money from your website in the past; however, the short outline below should be enough for you to get started.

How to Monetize a Website

For one of my niche site, OwnTheYard.com, I make money from the Amazon Associates program and display ads.  However, there are actually tons of different ways that you can make money as an affiliate.

Now, you actually can sell your own products on you website and this can often be the most profitable; long term strategy. Types of products you could sell:

What articles get the most traffic and earnings?  This could lead you to an ebook to create or other products that you could create and sell.

For example, I’ve created several products for my NichePursuits.com audience.  A couple of those are Long Tail Pro and Link Whisper.

As an Affiliate, here’s a few ways to make money.

Amazon Associates Examples

I use Amazon associates extensively on my site OwnTheYard.com.  About half of the income from my site comes from Amazon.  A couple of other examples are below.

TheWireCutter.com

(Now owned by the New York Times)

BabyGearLab.com

CPA/Lead Offers

Build an Email List

Potentially the most profitable way to make money from the traffic coming to your site is to build an email list. Build a community, keep them engaged, and then sell products to that community.

Sure, it’s easier said than done, but in the long term, it’s an excellent strategy.

Link Building for Niche Websites

Link building is a very in-depth and often controversial topic. On one hand, some people feel like link building is so critical to a site’s success; on the other, you have people that never do any link building and do really well with niche sites.  I personally tend to be somewhere in the middle.

I don’t believe that link building is the most important activity you can be doing on your site.  I think keyword research and creating great content is the most important activity.   However, I do see the value in getting links as well…this is clearly a huge ranking factor in Google.

However, I’m a strong believer that your most valuable links are going to come naturally.   I have several sites that I’ve never done a single outreach or link building “campaign” for that have thousands of links.   So, it’s not that I don’t think links are important (they are)…I just don’t believe that it’s always necessary to personally put in the effort to get every single link.  Lots of links will come on their own…if you do things right.

Why Links?

Google ranks websites better that have high quality links.  The below infographic shows what the ranking factors are according to the SEO community (Google does not reveal what the exact ranking factors are).

As you can see keyword and content based features are very important, but so are page level links.

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There are both Do Follow, No Follow (passes PageRank or not) types of links.  Both links are valuable, but Do follow is preferred. Try to stay as “white hat” as possible.

And honestly, it’s debatable what is white or gray sometimes.  Just do your best to stay within the guidelines that Google has laid out in regards building links to your site.

Aggressive Link Building is NOT Critical to a Site’s Success

I’ve never done a “link building” campaign for NichePursuits.com or LongTailPro.com. I’ve just done simple outreach to truly build relationships with no intention to get a link.  And yet, I have thousands of links from thousands of different websites.

Another example is Claire Smith; she truly only publishes content and has a five figure a month business.  Jon Dykstra is another “non-linkbuilding” blogger that has done really well also, and you can read his story here.

How Many Links Should You Build for Your Site?  And How Fast?

Each article that you publish will require a different amount of links to rank.  Many articles may not require any links.  But if you are targeting more competitive keywords, you most certainly will need more links to those articles.

For example, if you are trying to rank in Google for “best blender under $100”, you will likely need 4 or 5 links to that page in order to rank well.  As you can see from the Ahrefs screenshot below, this is roughly how many links the sites ranking at the top of Google currently have:

ahrefs link building

And depending on how powerful the links are that you get, you may need much more.  As you can see the position 2 and 3 sites have 12 and 10 links.  You may need 20 or more to rank this article.

How fast should you build those 20 links?  Overall, 20 links is really not a ton, so you can likely try to acquire those as fast as possible.

However, in general, I like to use link building like salt for our steak.  We’ll just sprinkle a few links in on a monthly basis.

So, perhaps you will start with 5 or so links a month, then after a few months you can bump it up to 10 links a month.  Again, this all depends on how aggressive you want to get or how large your site is.  If it’s large or you are targeting large topics, it would be just fine to build hundreds of links each month.

List of Link Building Strategies…

There are thousands of different ways that you can approach getting links.  I can’t possibly cover all those in this article.  However, the below is just a list of a few:

Social Media Marketing Strategies

Your level of participation on social media and other marketing channels may depend on your niche or your overall goals.

I personally own several niche sites that I never get involved in social media with.  However, other site owners do EXTREMELY well with some of these ideas, so they are worth mentioning.

I will simply say that it’s possible to do very well with Google traffic alone, but the same could be said of social media traffic as well.

You can get tons of traffic from Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and many other social media platforms.  However, they can also be very time consuming if you try to tackle all of the above.

My advice would be to pick 1 social platform to start and really try to gain significant traction there before considering other platforms.

Pinterest Marketing

Pinterest is one of the highest traffic websites in the world.  And the best part for niche website owners is that it can sends hoards of traffic.

If fact, my current niche site (OwnTheYard.com), get roughly 500 to 1,000 visitors a day from Pinterest.  

However, I don’t claim to be an expert at Pinterest traffic, so I will simply say that I’ve had some decent success with Pinterest, but there are others that have had PHENOMENAL success with this traffic source.

Maximize Earnings Through List Building

Many niche website builders never get to the step of actually building out an email list.  And quite frankly, there is nothing wrong with that!  I’ve done very well building sites that simply rank in google and I get paid from affiliate offers (Google Adsense / Display ads and Amazon Associates mostly).

However, if your niche website turns into something that you would like to take to the next level, you’ve got to start building an email list.

An email list will allow you to sell your products or affiliate offers to interested buyers over and over again.

Joe Pulizzi of ContentMarketingInstitute.com said:

“An email list is critical because you can’t build your content on rented land. So many brands and companies build their audiences on Facebook and Google+, which is fine, but we don’t own those names – Facebook and Google do. If we are thinking like real media companies, the asset is in the audience. Getting an email address is the first critical step to figuring out who my reader is, and hopefully in the future, my customer of some sort. If our goal is to drive sales or keep customers happy in some way, we first need to get them as part of our audience.

The tools that I recommend for building your email list are:

Long Term Strategies to Grow Your Niche Website

Wow!  Now that you’ve gotten through these steps, you should have a successful niche website on your hands!

However, I would like to point out a few ways that you can keep growing your niche website into a larger business.

Here’s 3 ways that you can make more money with your new-found skill of building niche websites:

  1. Build MORE niche websites
  2. Get MORE traffic to your current website
  3. Make MORE money from each visitor

For most of my niche website “career” I’ve opted for option 1…just building more niche websites.  Often once I get them ranking in Google and the money is coming in somewhat passively, I have just decided to start a new website.  If this sounds like a good option for you, then congrats, start back at step 1 and build a new site!

You may decide to keep all the websites or you can venture into selling off some of your website for a profit at that point.

Or you may decide to continue focusing on this one niche website and simply grow it larger.  The most obvious way to do this is add more content.  There are always more keywords that you could be targeting in your niche, and these additional keywords and articles are likely to bring in more traffic.

This is an excellent strategy that I am currently employing OwnTheYard.com.  Building one website to the level that it is making more than your full-time job is not at all out of the realm of possibility.

There are LOTS of niche websites making six-figures a year.  

Finally, the last way to grow your niche website business is to make more money from each visitor.  You can do this through split testing where your ads are placed, becoming an affiliate for an offer with higher payouts, or building an email list and selling more often to that list.

However, another HUGE way to make more money from your own site is to create your own product.  Instead of making a 6 to 8% cut from Amazon Associates, you could start making 100% of the revenue if you create and sell the product.

The types of products you could create are endless from ebooks, software, video tutorials, physical products, and more.

In the past, I’ve personally done well with my own physical products and then selling them on my own website and through the Amazon FBA program.  If you want to read about getting started with the Amazon FBA program, I’ve written how I got started here.

However, the point is to think about whether it’s worth it for you to move from being just an affiliate to being the actual product creator.  Both have advantages and disadvantages, so I will leave that decision up to you.

Where to Go From Here?

With all the videos and resources to go through above, you won’t be able to soak it all in at once.  But this resource is here for you to come back to again and again.

If you are looking for additional support as you begin your niche site building journey, you can join the Niche Pursuits Facebook group right here.

In addition, I would recommend that you get on my email list so that I can notify you when I have more in-depth tutorials on building a successful online business. 

Overall, this article provides you everything you will need to get started building a niche website.  However, the ability to stay motivated and put in the work over the next several months needs to come from you.  This is not an overnight business, but it can be a very real one.

Good luck on your niche site journey!




Blogging & Niche Websites | 140 comments

By Spencer Haws

Spencer Haws is the founder of NichePursuits.com. After getting a degree in Business Finance from BYU (2002) and an MBA from ASU (2007) he worked for 8 years in Business Banking and Finance at both Merril Lynch and Wells Fargo Bank.

While consulting with other small business owners as a business banker, Spencer finally had the desire to start his own business. He successfully built a portfolio of niche sites using SEO and online marketing that allowed him to quit his job in 2011. Since then he's been involved in dozens of online business ventures including: creating and exiting Long Tail Pro, running an Amazon FBA business for over 3 years and selling that business, founding LinkWhisper.com, and co-founding MotionInvest.com. You can learn more about Spencer here.

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Sarvesh Shrivastava

Hey Spencer,

Yet another masterpiece buddy!!

There is no denying that niche sites are great and have huge scope. Although, I think it’s time to move to an authority site model by developing an authority for our niche sites in their niches.

Keep up the great work!!

Doug Cunnington

Hey Sarvesh, what do you mean by this part?

it’s time to move to an authority site model by developing an authority for our niche sites in their niches

I’m not sure I follow exactly what you mean. If you’re saying grow the site, then Spencer mentions that in Step 11, option 2. Get MORE Traffic To Your Current Site

Or you may decide to continue focusing on this one niche website and simply grow it larger. The most obvious way to do this is add more content. There are always more keywords that you could be targeting in your niche, and these additional keywords and articles are likely to bring in more traffic.

Anyway, just curious what you mean by authority site model… A lot of times people just mean a bigger site with better content.
Cheers

Spencer Haws

I’m sure that’s what he means. As I explained in the article, niche does NOT mean small…it means laser focus. Sure, you want to be an authority in your niche…and your site might grow to thousands of pages of content. Your site will still be a “niche” site.

At the end of the day, people can call it what they want, “authority” site or “niche” site…its the same thing, and this guide teaches exactly how to build one. (I know you 100% get that, Doug…thanks!)

Spencer Haws

Thanks Sarvesh.

Terrance Collins

I think I know the answer but please tell me your distinction between a niche site and an authority site.

Also, where can I find the most comprehensive niche/affiliate/authority site glossary?

Thanks in advance, Terrance

Brady Cargle

Hey Terrance, I’ll answer here. There isn’t a real distinction. 2 different ways to say the same thing. A lot of people think “niche” means small – it doesn’t. ESPN is a niche site. When people say “authority site”, they tend to mean a big niche site.

Sobuj Prantor

That was the 5000 word article.was waiting for published?

Doug Cunnington

Hey Spencer, This is an epic guide and I happy to see an up to date collection of your methods all in one place. I added a link from my guide on the topic to this one as a reference. It’ll take me a while to read the whole post and watch the videos. Well done!
Doug

Spencer Haws

Thanks Doug!

Kent Chow

Spencer, what a great detailed resource!

It spots on all “steps” and myself is doing average $3k mo too. I’m in the last step to scale the traffic, on-going add fresh content, and grow the monthly income.

The potential is unlimited. Also I start learning/building lists, drive traffic with social, spend paid ads, and even create my own digital products next.

Thanks again for LTP, all your inspirations last few years, and great NSP case studies. They are part of my growth and on-going my learning resources.

Spencer Haws

Great to hear about your progress with niche sites…congrats on the success!

Chris

Hey Spencer, whew, that is definitely quite the resource. Great idea to consolidate everything in one spot for easy reference. I will be sure to share the details with my audience, as we use many of the same tools and follow similar principles. Nice job!

Naval

Thanks Spencer for this awesome guide. This would definitely help me and others who have just started to build niche websites.

Andreea

Great. That will be my go-to guide when I am short of ideas.
thanks Spencer

Andrew James

Now that’s what I call a super-guide 🙂 Great job, Spencer.

James moses

Haven’t read half of this goldmine for affiliate marketers but i couldn’t resist scrolling down to say, this is easily the best post I’ve read in a long time.

mehedi

you couldn’t resist scrolling because you are interested in online money making and spencer always post for all types of readers (beginner to pro) with his simple yet magnatic tone.

thanks along will be small for this type of epic yet resourceful guide. But afterall Thank you so much Spencer for your extensive effort.

Spencer Haws

Thanks mehedi 🙂

Timothy Assam

I am researching amazon affiliate process hope it will help me and need more effort continuously.

Leo

Thank you for sharing this great article, and that the niche sites still work. I am far more beginner, but I have been slowly building out a site for awhile and it just broke into double digits a couple months back. In October, I made $13.81 which I am thrilled with, and it’s super motivating to hear about those earning serious money from the niche sites.

Thanks for all the info

-Leo

Col

Just started my first Amazon associates site and struggling a little. I’m going to use this article along with niche site project 3.0 as my guide. Thanks Spencer, this is very comprehensive. Can’t believe you giveaway so much info for free

Mark

Hi Spencer, sorry this is somewhat unrelated to this post but I figured the most recent post is the best way to ask you a question.

Have you noticed over the past few days (basically, since the elections) a drop in sales and/or traffic on Amazon? Be it your own product sales, affiliate sales, or both?

Spencer Haws

I have not noticed anything out of the ordinary.

Ziaul Tasnim

Oh, what a masterpiece topic. Really appreciated.

Spencer Haws

Thanks Ziaul!

Frank Joseph

This is the most detailed post on how to build a niche site… Am going to refer to this anytime am writing. Thanks spencer for taking the time to write this.

Spencer Haws

Thanks Frank!

Mahmudul Hasan

Hi!
Thank you for this guide. I just opened my first site ad worried about how to convert it in to a niche business. I copied your whole post and I will follow your guide. Thanks again.

Spencer Haws

Sounds great…thanks!

Powerhouse

Hi
Thx for the guide, I couldnt stop reading 🙂

Jami

Hello,
I have a question. What do you think about the Aliexpress Affiliate Programm have you ever tried it ?
Would you recommend it ?

Spencer Haws

I have used Aliexpress to buy products, but have not used the affiliate program.

Romanito Cillo

Thanks for the guide

Jori

Hi Spencer,
your posts are always an inspiration for all of us 🙂

can you please make a post on how to make a website for specific event in short event blogging ??

Spencer Haws

Thanks Jori…interesting topic idea, I’ll look into it.

Jori

Great Waiting for your post about event website 🙂

Dipankar Mitra

Thanks to given this post. Realy now i am very happy for this information.

Austin

Boo Yah! This guide rocks! Thanks for writing this. I just started a site a few weeks ago following everything I have learned from you. This will definitely get me motivated to kick it into high gear.

Spencer Haws

Thanks Austin!

julia

Hello. Do you have printer friendly version of this post?

Spencer Haws

I don’t

Kelly

Thanks for these tips, Spencer! One quick question — is there a big benefit to buying an aged domain vs. buying a new one in terms of page ranking and authority? Can that be a short cut to getting to the first page of Google? Thanks!

Spencer Haws

Not really. Age on its own does not help. (Links do though).

John Duggan

Wow no need to look anywhere else for guidance. Couple of questions Spencer. Should one use your own name or aliases when creating a couple of niche sites? What happens when your site gets really popular (can only happen if you follow this great advice ), should you go for VPS hosting? Is Bluehost friendly towards multiple niche sites being hosted?

Spencer Haws

You can do either. Sure, go to VPS if your site gets enough traffic. Yes, you can host lots of website on one bluehost account.

Neil

Hi Spencer, I’ve a domain named EMD.online. Can it compete with .com/.org/.net extensions? Also, “EMD.online” is another EMD too.

Spencer Haws

Sure. However, as mentioned in the article, I see no reason to use exact match domains.

Louie

Gosh! What an incredible resource you’ve just put together for us here, Spencer! It totally deserves to be linked to! Thanks man! 🙂

Spencer Haws

Thanks Louie!

Sarfraz Khan

That was the longest post I have ever seen. Currently I am making more than $3000 per month from a single site just as you have shown. Started the second one. Doing link building and content creation. Hope It will rank in a few months.

Spencer Haws

Awesome Sarfraz! This stuff works…nice job.

Ciara

Hey Spencer! What’s your take on securing a .com vs any other TLD. Would a .io be horrible? I have some catchy .io domains that are still available.

Spencer Haws

I always prefer a .com; however, that’s more for branding purposes than ranking purposes. If you really like a .io domain, then I say go for it.

Ahmed

Hi Spencer,
Thats great work and effort you crafted a very good motivating post here. Always like your work and guides thanks

Spencer Haws

Thanks Ahmed!

LetExpertsHelp

for me, it’s time to move to an authority site model by developing an authority for our niche sites in their niches.

Spencer Haws

Yep, this guide does that of course. I see no difference.

Eloies Jordan

Extremely high resourced article.The whole ‘Niche Pursuit’ in one post.I have bookmarked it for future reading.

Thanks Spencer for posting an awesome content.

Ngan Son

You are master of niche site building. I alway to follow your post to develop my website. Thank you for your effort as for the community.

Spencer Haws

You are welcome…thanks Ngan!

Kevin

Thanks for putting this together! I’ve been listening to your podcasts and following along/taking notes on the niche site projects, so it’s great to see it all in one place!

Spencer Haws

Awesome, thanks Kevin!

Azedine

Hey Spenser,
You nailed it, I think any newbie could start their niche website following this simple straight forward guide. No B.S. Great work buddy!

Spencer Haws

Thanks Azedine!

Natalie

Spencer – thanks a million for pulling this all together in one step by step guide and all in one location. Despite all your other great content and posts this IS your best ever blog guide! please don’t’ take it down or move it! My question though is this and I know it depends on time, but please give us some guide as to how long it would take on average for a part time effort – evenings 1 day weekend to get a site to stage where it’s earning $500 per month. I did hear you mention 8 months to a year. Any general indication? Thanks Buddy from the UK!

Spencer Haws

Thanks Natalie!

I think 8 to 12 months is probably a good estimate.

Bowen Khong

Nice post, thanks for writing. I finished it in a go.

Andro

Very detailed guide in building niche website. I have one niche blog and currenly earning $100 – $200 a month which monitize through amazon affiliate.

We’ll definitely use your strategy to grow the earning of my website.

Thank you for sharing your ultimate guide .

Spencer Haws

Thanks Andro!

Rajesh

Hi Spencer, nice post!
Transparency is what all I see on your post. Lots of things to learn from this post. I am experimenting on a niche site and let’s see how long will it take to work.

Spencer Haws

Good luck, Rajesh!

David

I have to say Thank You. I followed NSP3 as much as my time would allow. I got my site up, content added, plugged in some adsense and amazon affiliate links.

BAM! – money started to trickle in.

I will say I could have picked a better niche with more traffic (Long Tail Pro told me the low numbers) but I wanted to stay with something I was more passionate about.

I’m going to keep reading, listening and DOING what your saying because it works!

Thanks not holding back with the info.
David

Spencer Haws

That’s fantastic that you are starting to see some results from you site. Good luck!

Rene

Thank you for putting together this comprehensive guide. It’s very helpful to have it all in one place. I guess now I have no excuses left for not starting to take action 😉

Cheers
Rene

Spencer Haws

No excuses. Thanks Rene!

Raja Khan

Bookmarked this. Another great niche site tutorial from the expert. I’ve tried to build some niche sites. Even though none of them did’nt succeed yet, but, I will never give up. There will always be a way if there is a will, right ?

Spencer Haws

That’s right.

Leo

Hi Spencer!
thank you for this amazing step-by-step article! I am definitely going to follow this and work on my forgotten niche site 🙂

I have one question for you, how long did it take you to achieve these results with this site?

Thanks

Spencer Haws

The site is about a year and a half old.

Andy

When looking for niches I’m running into sites with good traffic (35k+), low DA (single digits) but a high placement on Google although the content is weak.
Checking with SEMrush I can see some of them have quite a few backlinks (over 300). It appears to be PBN’s behind to boost their ranking.
What’s your opinion on how to compete with PBN backed sites? Is it worth the effort? Can I outrank them with good content and patience?

BTW, crazy long and good write-up. Thanks.

Spencer Haws

Yes, its possible to outrank; although can be difficult. However, if you play the long game with good content, sometimes these PBN backed sites drop out of google.

Blogger Khánh Bi

Great ! thank the author’s share: D

aman

it was an awesome guide to read

highly benefitted

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Gone the time when you had success with small niche blogs. You need to now treat your new niche sites as your daily updated blog.

RogueSkolar

Wow. What a guide!!! Monstrous. Very grateful for this and all the work you Spencer and all the other guys do around here. You guys are awesome. Many thanks.

Spencer Haws

Thanks Rogue!

Aryan

In-depth, informative and very useful post. It will surely help lots of people on how to start and earn a decent income

Khasrang

Hello, Spancer.. !!
Wow .. That is quite an Awesome piece of Information on Niche Sites…
I have been reading your blogs for the past 1 year and I am always fascinated by the quality of the Nichepursuits that you have maintained with every new and unique contents…
Will be waiting for more of you.
Thank You.

Spencer Haws

Thanks so much!

Jeremy

Hey Spencer that is one long post and correctly wont be enough to be digested in one sitting, I have bookmarked this one as a resource to go and visit every now and then, Thanks for sharing and wish me luck on my niche site as well.

Spencer Haws

Sounds great.

Pravin

Amazing masterpiece article, Spencer!

I’ve been following this website and long tail pro for a while now. I will be taking action steps consistently in growing a niche site starting this week only and report back to you with case study also!

Just a side note and question- LTP’s service and the tool’s functionality has really gone down. Which other tools would you recommend for keyword research for finding the best low competition keywords ?

Vince

Thank you Spencer. I have been floundering around trying to make money online for about 3 years. Minimum amounts earned as an Amazon and Clickbank affiliate. Maybe enough for a case of beer at the end of the year after my hosting expenses. I was excited when I learned how to build a WordPress site considering I only knew how to get email when I started, but I have become disillusioned ever since. Thanks again.

Spencer Haws

Good luck Vince.

Louis

Let me give you guys an idea of what a bad niche is. I setup a camera site couple years back, and found out very quickly that “cameras” of any kind are very competitive, and this goes for camera accessories also, at the time, even the keywords seemed fairly doable, however, I spent months, and months going no-where. tip: if you choose a keyword that you think is good, and your video does not rank within seconds of submitting your videos, then that maybe an indication that there maybe a challenge ahead. If you picked a good keyword, then your video will rank high almost immediately. I created 20 videos around various products; Only 1 video managed to rank #1, and 15 min later the video was replaced by another; This is how competitive this niche is; Just because you are an expert on cameras or gopro does not mean you will get an easy pass to break into this niche; cameras have been around for many, many years, and there are camera affiliate sites that have been around for many, many years, so you have to complete with affiliate, amazon, ebay, and actual name brand camera sites. If you disagree, then feel free to let me know, and why, so choosing the right niche from the start is imperative. The worst thing you do is listen to the wind..”oh that is a great niche” that is no niche research, and could end up costing you 100’s or even 1000s in the long run; is your time not valuable?

Spencer Haws

I agree. Doing the keyword/niche research upfront is very important.

Apeksha

I am struggling to make money from affiliate marketing. I depend too much on Google Adsense. This article gave me knowledge and hope. Thank You 🙂

Joshua

Bookmarked! Thanks for sharing this explosive guide. I will start creating a niche blog this week using the info you have provided, thanks once again.

Seo Para Afiliados

Excellent tutorial. I Will work on it this week, just that I’m looking for. Thanks.

Mike

Hey Spencer, thanks for writing such an awesome article! I’m getting started on the journey of my first niche site and your step-by-step playbook is invaluable to me.

Three questions:

1. I signed up for the free trial of LTP and the interface is pretty different. Is this a trial thing or has the software changed since your videos? For example, there’s no column simply labeled “Domain Authority” when looking at Top 10 results per keyword.

2. I’m having trouble generating a large list of base keywords. I tried to follow the example in Samara’s coaching call video and I used seed keywords ranging from 1-5 words in length and I used your modifiers such as “best”, “vs”, and “and”. I wound up with a list of 201 words. I’m sure it’s operator error here, so any tips for building a better seed keyword list?

3. My first niche of choice is something I am personally very interested in, but it doesn’t have much in the way of < 30 KC keywords. The overwhelming majority are in the 30-45 range. If I were to stick with this niche in spite of competition, how does this change the roadmap to success? Is it even advisable to try as a first-timer?

Thanks so much!

Spencer Haws

1. The videos need to be updated. The trial is the same software as the paid version.
2. 201 words sounds like a good seed keyword list. If I’m understanding you right, you can punch those 201 words into Long Tail Pro and get hundreds of suggestions based on each of those seed keywords.
3. It does sound like a difficult niche. I personally would go after a different niche that is easier. However, if you just can’t see your life without building a site in that niche that you are passionate about, go for it.

Mike

Thanks for the quick response!

Actually 201 keywords is the result of the roughly 10-15 seed keywords I put in. I’ll try to put my thinking hat on tonight and come up with some more to see if I can add some diversity. My broad topic is very deep so I should be able to come up with some more (I hope)!

As for my niche, I could go on without it, and I intend to fully research a few other ideas before committing to a competitive niche, but I sure would enjoy writing on this topic. We’ll see how it goes!

Spencer Haws

Sounds great…good luck!

Miguel

I also have the trial version and see the differences. The instructions to find ideal keywords aren’t comparable to the new LTP version. Could you, instead, update the written instructions to narrow our results? Thanks 🙂

Renato Costa

Interesting to read, I am also building one myself!

neha malik

Hey Spencer.

Was about to quit the marketing.. You really inspired me… Thanx for sharing the wonderfull article..

Renato Costa

The thing is actually getting quality links, it’s so hard and it’s so important, that’s where most of us fall short on.

James Pollard

Awesome post! I love how in-depth and transparent this is. It really helps one understand how the process works. I also agree that making your own product is the way to go.

Spencer Haws

Thanks James!

Derrick

Spencer,
I love what you’re doing! I binge listen to your podcasts while driving.
I have a questions regarding the new metrics since LTP has switched to Majestic: Trust Flow; Citation Flow; Domain TF; Domain CF; KC.

What’s the score I should be looking for with KC, Citation Flow, Trust Flow, Domain TF, Domain CF?

Thanks

Aryan

Hello Spencer,
It’s so nice to to see this comprehensive guide. It will help us a lot. Loads of things to learn. Thanks for sharing man!In-depth and transparent!

Nauris

Hey Spencer!
I was wondering about Etsy? Should I consider them strong competitors or they fall in the same category as all social media sites?
Great Work and Thank You!

Spencer Haws

I would group Etsy into the ecommerce type sites.

Miguel

Hey Spencer, EXCELLENT content here! Wow! Thank you for putting this together. Quick question: I don’t own LTP but I do own Market Samurai. I can see the benefits of LTP vs. MS but I can also see some similarities.

Oh BTW, I ran a marathon the other day… prior to the marathon I swam 2.4 miles and biked for 112 miles. 🙂

Spencer Haws

Congrats on the Ironman! You, sir, have outdone me :). There are similarities between Market Samurai and LTP. One big difference is that LTP provides a Keyword Competitiveness score and Market Samurai does not.

shahab

nichepursuits really change my life i am newbie in amazon affiliate but all credit goes to S.hows
thanks

Akhil

Thanks, Spencer for such an amazing guide to building a successful niche from scratch. I’m gonna stick to this guide until I build mine. Can’t wait for Niche project v4.0 definitely gonna apply 😀

Sabbir Ahmed

Hey Spencer,
Thanks for your excellent content here! Thank you for putting this together. I am starting amazon affiliate marketing. Your article is very helpful and it’ll be success my dream.
Thank You
Sabbir Ahmed
CEO of HostHub

Spencer Haws

Thanks Sabbir!

Hana

I’ve watched all videos and read whole article for second time. Your post inspired me to create my own web finally. I am sure I have made a lot of mistakes as other beginners, but the most important is beginn not wait.. 🙂
Thank you so much for this post ! 🙂

Spencer Haws

Good luck, Hana!

Mike

What Metric to use in LTP instead of Juice Page links?

Page Ref Domains?

Spencer Haws

Yes, thats a good metric to use.

james

Thank you for posting such an article which provides good knowledge about the web development and encourage us to develop NEW WEB SITES

Jp

Hey, nice article learned new things from this. What about if your niche doesn’t have any search volyme in those keywords like: best….,guide…..,…..review and so on. And no keyword search in product brand name + model numbers. The searches in google are like this: product brand name example sony tv, black&decker drill..but its too diffucult with those keywords to get on googles first page. Should I instead write articles on keywords with 100-1k searches per month? Or do more youtube videos and and try to promote my site on forums?

Spencer Haws

Yes, write article on lower volume. MOST of my articles are targeting keywords with less than a 1,000 searches per month.

Hugo Marques

Hi, thanks for the advice. Helped me a lot buying my websites.

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Great post! Helped me a lot

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Very good article, I like to read, Congratulations

Chris D.

Oh, if that would be so easy, everyone would be doing. All this tutorials learning how to earn money, yeah. 99% don’t even make 1$, just so you know people before jumping in niche sites.

Niche sites are competitive, long term and usually cost quite some money.

ANSARI INSTITUTE

Hi Spencer,
This is one of the BEST niche websites guides I’ve ever read.
and the point that you have mentioned about keyword is a very good lesson for me. I will try to follow your point.

Patrick

Hey Spencer,

What a great resource this is. It is super thorough.

I am looking to start building my first niche site soon and have read a ton of stuff to get me up to speed (which is how I ended up on your site).

I have got to agree with you. This is, hands down, the most comprehensive guide on building niche sites out there.

I am sure it took a lot of effort to put it all together. And am really glad you did, because you have filled in all the blanks for me. Now I am ready to go and build that site and make a real success of it.

I have only just discovered your site. But it’s already been such a big help.

Thanks for all the effort you put into this.

Patrick.

Robert

Great content, I just started my niche site, and at first I picked wrong keywords, and it is being so tough to rank them but by chance I picked a low keyword keyword and I saw a huge gain in my traffic, Now I know how to pick low competition buyer intent keywords, and I learned all the things from your site, thanks for teaching us.

Brady Cargle

Those long tail buyer intent keywords are important 🙂

LISA BADER

YOWZA! I feel like I hit the mother lode! Thanks for being so generous with such amazing content!

Brady Cargle

Thanks Lisa! We’re glad we could YOWZA you. 🙂

Joshua Smith

The pillar post of the century! Thanks, Spencer. 🙂 I still refer to this one often and the content is still very much relevant today.

Brady Cargle

Hey Josh, I’m the content manager here at Niche Pursuits. Thanks so much for your feedback. This is a KILLER post. Spencer did an incredible job 🙂

Anh

Hi Spencer,
Thanks for your detail guide.
I really need your advice with my current website, I don’t know what I should do with it.
The wed is about home chore and appliance (ironing) and have about 20 articles, a free theme which is not I really want, I have 186 views so far (for 9 months but on and off, some months being abandoned).
What should I do now to boost it?
My goal is earning 1000$month from Amazon or Argos.
I see a lot of things to do, but I am a little bit lost now and wonder the chance to win this.

Many thanks

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