This guide will direct new bloggers who are planning to build their first niche site. you will learn what a Niche Site is and also how to get it started from the ground up. If you conduct your research pretty well, you can build a niche site that will earn you passive income for a very long time to come.
What is a Niche Site?
Before we get started, let me explain a little bit about Niche Site- A niche site is a website that talks about a particular subject, example- if you build a site that is focus on only shoes, it is a niche. You cannot have a site on shoe and then talking about computers, health, games etc. you have diverse from the main topic. Hence it is no longer a niche site but a ‘site’. I hope you get my point? You can also follow me on my Blog where i am in a competition with other bloggers on how to build a niche site from scratch and earning more than $500 monthly.
Beginners guide to setting up your first Niche Site
Keyword Research: You first need to do your keyword research and know the topic of your new site, since this is your first niche site, you don’t want to go for a keyword that would be impossible (or too difficult) to rank. One of such keywords are, weight loss, acne, payday loan etc. Use google keyword planner tool to find keywords that have about 3,000+ local search and then using google.com, you would be able to know if the keyword is difficult to rank for. Before you can use google.com to analysis the top 10 (or top 20) sites in your niche, you need to install seo quake.
To know if your keyword is rank-able, check the DA of the top 10 sites, if they are above 35, then you will have a hard time beating them.
Also you need to check the PRs of the sites, if all of them have PR of 2 and above, you need to skip it and look for another one.
If there are authority sites ranking for the keyword, it will not be worth going for it. (you know Authority site from their alexa rank and the backlinks pointing to it)
Domain and Hosting:
Article: After installing wordpress on your new niche site, the next is to install a nice magazine theme and all the necessary plugins. After you have done that, we are now going to write the article for the site.
How to structure the article;
We are going to find the top 5 products in our niche and then review them, the words should be about 400-700 words.
Then we are going to write 5 in depth article about the keywords (How to ____)
About 10 to 20 articles is okay for a niche site… but when it is making money, you can add more articles.
If you don’t have traffic to your website, there is no way you will get a sale. That is why a lot of companies out there make money selling SEO Service to site owners. If your keyword is easy to rank, with only on-page SEO, you can get to the first 20. But if you want to stay in the first page, then you need to build some quality backlinks to your site. You can manually build quality backlinks by writing guest posts on niche related sites, commenting on high pagerank sites as well as niche related sites.
This should have come before SEO, but I want you to know that you cannot make money from your site if you don’t rank your site. There are lots of ways to make money from your niche site. One of the popular ways is through Amazon.com, Adsense, Clickbank and Cj.com
Since your site is focus on a particular subject/niche. You can look for companies that produce the products and see if they have Affiliate/Partnership program. You can join them because you will get better % from each sales you make. If you do your homework every well, you can make $500 monthly from your niche site. And now is the time to build more niche sites…
Full meaning of Abbreviations:
DA- Domain Authority
EMD- Exact Match Domain
P-EMD- Partial Exact Match Domain