This niche site is now about two months old and not only has it made it in the top 10 for all three keywords I’m targeting, but it’s ranking #1 for one.  Here’s the breakdown:

Keyword 1
Exact monthly searches: 33,100 – Current position: #8 in Google

Keyword 2
Exact monthly searches: 18,100 – Current position: #4

Keyword 3
Exact monthly searches: 720 – Current position: #1

Not too shabby.  Typically though, I would like to be at #1 for all three keywords by now, but I decided to use this site as a test ground for some Fiverr gig reviews, which I believe has led to the slower than normal climb up the ranking ladder.

Continue reading my niche site diary #4

Update: This post was written in 2012.  Some of these gigs may be effective still, but most likely they’re not. And, if they are, I would still be leary about the long term results.  I am working on updated link building tactics so stay tuned for that.

I’ve recently been testing out a handful of different Fiverr gigs that offer backlinking services.

I’ve sifted through hundreds of gigs looking for effective services and narrowed it down to roughly 5 services to test out initially.

There are a few more which I’m currently testing and some of the results I’m about to give you may be a little premature to form a decision, so I will revisit them in part 2 of this series.

So, here are the gigs that made the first cut and their results:

I will setup link wheel for your page Be on the first page in Google search in 1 month for $5

This is apparently the oldest link wheel gig on Fiverr and it may just be since he has an insane amount of positive reviews. I’m not a huge fan of link wheels, but since this is an extremely popular service I thought I better give it a try. Continue reading my review of Fiverr gigs

Productivity TipsIt’s no secret that I try to get as much done with as little effort as possible (some call it laziness)…

But, that doesn’t mean I don’t work my ass off, it just means I spend little to no time doing meaningless work and instead focus all my energy on tasks that count (or at least I try, I still have those not-so-productive days at times…Damn You YouTube!).

Simply put, I strive to get the most bang for the buck, in terms of my work output.

This is extremely important for obvious reasons:

  1. Wasting time on fruitless tasks doesn’t pay.
  2. Spending time on menial jobs that are better off delegated just doesn’t make sense – You NEED to value your time.
  3. By performing ONLY the tasks that are necessary, you are less likely to get burnt out.

Continue reading 3 productivity hacks you’d be crazy not to use

Stay ClassyIf you’ve been in the online business for a while or built up an email list of substantial size, then you may have run across some interesting characters!

I have an active email list for one of my health sites that gets around 20-30 new signups per day.  It has grown quite large over the years, and while most everybody I interact with from that list is really cool and thoughtful, every once in a great while I’ll get a few strange ones.

I just recently got this email today from a new subscriber to my list who wanted to download the free eBook I offer…

No problem, you just enter your email, confirm your address and then you get a “Welcome” email with the link to download the free eBook.

Pretty standard stuff…

Continue reading Stay Classy Anonymous Internet Users!

BacklinksOK, let’s take a look at the bread and butter of the niche site process.

Backlinking!

Honestly, this is the part that can make or break your niche site success.  Why?

Because if you never get your site to the top of the serps, more specifically Google, for any of your keywords then it’s going to be hard to make any decent money.

Sure, you might get some traffic from longtail keywords that will slowly add up over time, but who wants to wait that long?

Not this guy.

So, we need to build links.  Lots of them.  And preferably quality ones.

Continue reading niche site diary #3

Crystal BallI recently read an article over on Tom Ewer’s blog titled 3 Reasons Why Targeting Multiple Low Competition Keywords Is Good For Beginners.  If you’re new to SEO then check it out as it has some valuable information and may even save you a lot of time.

What I want to quickly do is take it a step further and explain why this is not only a good idea for beginners, but it may just be the future of SEO as we know it.

First of all, this isn’t one of those SEO is dead posts…

In fact, I laugh every time I read one of those.

But, in order to get the most out of your SEO efforts, you NEED to look into the crystal ball and see where SEO is heading.

Now, have you ever worked your ass off to get a competitive keyword to the first page of Big G and then instantly you’re let down by the amount of traffic that keyword really sends?

Most people blame keyword estimates, which may partly be the case, but there’s another factor that comes into play with competitive terms…

And, it only seems to be getting worse as time goes on…

Continue reading to learn why targeting low competition keywords may be the future

Site setupAlright, so I got down and dirty on how I select my niche site keywords

Now, it’ time to set-up my site!

This is actually my favorite part of the process. I love the feeling of starting a brand new project, planning everything out, etc.

And since I have an oversimplified process of doing it, I never really get burnt out.

So, let’s get down to it shall we!

Here’s a quick rundown of the steps I take:

  1. I use either Bluehost or Hostgator for all of my niche sites.  For this specific example I’m using Bluehost.
  2. After ordering my hosting package I immediately use the ol’ one-click WordPress site set-up option.
  3. I then upload the thesis theme and install the WordPress SEO plugin, among a few other plugins.  See my WordPress SEO Made Easy post for more information on how I optimize my sites. Continue reading my niche site diary #2

Niche SiteAs I’m sure you’re well aware, many bloggers have been detailing their niche site process lately.

It’s the IN thing to do right now…kinda like content curation and displaying your online income for the world to see…

But, since everybody has their own little way of doing it, and I just happen to be starting a new niche site right now, I thought it would be a good idea to show you exactly how I do it!

Now, I’ve been creating niche sites for many years and I’ve got what is probably an overly simplified process for doing it, which I’m about to share with you.

Plus, it’s important to understand that I do more than just create niche sites, slap up adsense and backlink the bejesus out of them until they hit the top of the SERP’s.

No, I like to create niche sites, slap up adsense, backlink the bejesus out of them and slowly turn them into authority sites!

The latter, to me, is extremely important for long-term online success if you’re in the business of creating multiple sites for money.

Anyways, on to the niche site specifics…

Getting Started

Continue reading my niche site diary #1

What's holding you back?I’ll admit it, I get nervous about taking on new projects from time to time…

Sometimes doubt will come flooding in…

And every once in a while I’ll come up with a crazy idea that gives me butterflies in my stomach.

But, that’s how I know I’m about to do something BIG!

Most people are happy living in their comfort zone…

They don’t want to try out new ideas and the mere thought of making it big and getting attention frightens them.

Then there are those that embrace it!

Those that would rather deal with failure than regret.

Let’s take one of my niche sites, for example…

When I decided to take the diet industry head on and corner the market on probably the oldest and most known type of diet in existence…

I had my doubts…and I was a little nervous!

Continue reading What’s Holding You Back?

profit from guest postsUnless you just crawled out of a cave, made your way to the nearest computer and decided to immediately take up internet marketing, you’ve probably heard of guest posting.

And no, this isn’t another article on the benefits of guest posting….

In fact, I take a somewhat different stance on guest posting than most others.

I’ve published guest posts on quite a few blogs – with a handful being MAJOR sites – across several different niches.

And while it’s a good way to build relationships and backlinks and should NOT be ignored (I even still do it from time to time), it’s just a small and sometimes time consuming piece of the puzzle.

BUT, what I would like to get into is a completely different side of guest posting, one that suits my style a little better, which is…

Creating an army of writers for my niche sites!

Continue reading to learn how to create your own army of writers

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