Last week, I held a poll to see which of 3 projects people were most interested in. Well, the results are in!
So, why did I run a poll about what my next niche site project would be? Well, there were so many potential projects that I could have pursued, but I decided to narrow it down to 3 top choices. I wanted to get feedback from YOU, my readers, because the entire purpose of this project is for me to share what I find success in or what I fail in, and overall, teach the process of building a niche website.
In other words, these projects are for you…not really for me. I have been building niche websites for about 5 years now, and I enjoy doing it privately. However, after the success of my last niche site project, I can see the enthusiasm and desire for others to know the processes that I am following to build a successful website.
That's why I held a poll with 3 choices for Niche Site Project 2:
- Build a Niche Site and reveal everything (just like the original Niche Site Project).
- Teach a student to build a niche site – and document their progress.
- Build a Niche Site, but don’t reveal the domain until its ranking near the top of Google.
And the Winner Is…
After a week of voting, here are the results:
Option 2 won with 54% of the vote. So, for niche site project 2, I will be teaching a student how to build a niche site!
What this means, is that I will be choosing one of YOU, to be my student. Then for the project, we will record our skype sessions, videos, and more with your questions, progress, and things we learn along the way. The real draw of this option, is that having a “newbie” (I hate that word by the way) building a niche website, will reveal lots of questions, that perhaps I didn't answer with my first project.
How Can You Become My “Student”?
Now that I have decided to pick a student, I'm sure your first question is…”Great! Can I be your student?”
I love your enthusiasm; however, I want to state this very clearly: DON'T EMAIL ME OR POST IN THE COMMENTS THAT YOU WANT TO BE MY STUDENT!!
I get it, I really do. Many of you want me to coach you and teach you the many mysteries of the world wide web and how to slay the Google beast. You want the magic pill to cure all your ills. Well, as it turns out, I'm fresh out of magic beans.
Instead, I'll be providing realistic advice and coaching; and here's your first piece: Even with my coaching, you might fail! Business is a risk, and there is no 100% success rate…in ANYTHING!
Okay, now that I've gotten that out of the way; I want to re-iterate that I will NOT be choosing someone that leaves a comment or emails me asking for me to be their coach. In fact, since my last post, I've already received dozens of emails and there have been lots of comments from many of you asking to be “the student”. Please stop.
Guidelines For Being the Chosen One
At this point, I haven't decided how I am going to pick a student. I AM open to your ideas of how to choose a student – and you can leave your suggestions in the comments below.
I suspect that I will have some sort of application process; but I haven't developed that process yet and am still brainstorming. So, please give me a week or 2 to figure that out.
Overall, I simply wanted to let you know that the idea for Niche Site Project 2 is all set! I will indeed be teaching one of you how to build a niche site, and the entire process will be documented. I will let everyone know when the application process begins…so thanks for your patience over the next week or 2.
As always, I really do look for your feedback in the comments below. I love your ideas, and hope that you can share any that you might have for how the application process should work. Thanks!