How to Build A Money Making Niche Site From Scratch (Newbie Friendly)

Frank Joseph
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Frank Joseph
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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

how to build a 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, you would be able to know if the keyword is difficult to rank for. Before you can use 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:

If you have found your rank-able keyword, then it is time to purchase your domain name. You can buy cheap domain on godaddy anytime by using coupon codes. (editors note: you can visit here Get a cheap domains and hosting at Godaddy Coupon for a 99 cent domain and more for the latest GoDaddy Coupons) I always go for EMD or P-EMD.  Next is to find a cheap host and your site is set. (editors note: check this page for a cheap hosting coupon Get a cheap domains and hosting at Godaddy Coupon for a 99 cent domain and more)

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, Adsense, Clickbank and

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
PR- PageRank
EMD- Exact Match Domain
P-EMD- Partial Exact Match Domain



  1. Roger Weavers says:

    Hi Frank,

    There are some good tips here about ranking your blog. The most important thing I think is the keyword competitor research. So many people try and rank for highly competitive keywords and never get anywhere near page one. Picking the right keyword to optimise for can be very time consuming but it will pay off in the long run. You are much better off ranking for many keywords that have low search volumes and are not that competitive rather than trying to rank for highly competitive keywords, especially if your blog is relatively new.
    A great way to make sure your WordPress blog pages and posts are correctly optimised is to use the SEO plug-in from Yoast


  2. Twitter:
    Nice share, Frank. The long term success of any internet marketing model depends on giving value to the readers and building trust with your list . Only then you will be able to reap the benefits .
    Your niche site challenge site is excellent .
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  3. Twitter:
    I love Niche site because i have been using it to make money online, although am yet to build a single niche site that earn $2k to $4k per/month. Hoping to hit of one those lucky number next year.
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  4. Twitter:
    This post is very useful for those who want to start a new blog.
    accurate steps are given in this article.
    Keyword Research is basic things which we should do before writing any article.
    Any way nice article
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  5. Twitter:
    I think all these steps are very easy except that SEO stuff, its key task. Its very hard to rank nowadays so hard to earn too. Its all because of competition in blogging.
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  6. Twitter:
    Great post particularly for those sites that have a specific niche. I am still testing different strategies to draw attention to my blog, which deals with free trade, and actually earn money from it. Thanks. Keep up the good work.
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  7. Twitter:
    Keyword research for our niche should be the first priority of every new blogger . With effective keywords , You can touch heights but if you just right without keyword research , then its a complete waste of time.
    Creating backlinks for your website is important as it helps our website to rank higher and to come up on the first page of google.
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  8. Twitter:
    Hi Frank,
    Nice post for build niche site. if you want to earn some buks then niche sites are the great way to earn sufficient money.Thank you for sharing these tips.
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  9. Twitter:
    You are right Sameer, i know of a blogger who owns around 30 niches sites bring $6k per month. am going to do the same thing next year.
    wish me luck :D
    Frank Joseph recently posted..Niche Site Challenge: Building a Niche Site From Scratch (part 2)My Profile

  10. Twitter:
    Thanks for the tips Frank. I have 3 niche sites. I am dying to get them ranked. I started niche blogging because I thought I could pocket some extra dollars monthly. But now I feel I should continue with my normal blog….
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  11. I love nichesites to make money in a easy but fun way. I enjoyed this post. but I still don’t get the SEOpart.
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  12. Twitter:
    Nice article Frank. Its good to see someone writing about niche blog opportunities for newbies. Which is sometimes must to earn some bucks with it as a well researched niche keyword can earn big for you. Most of the full time bloggers also keep themselves busy with some kinda niche blog to earn something for them. One thing which every newbie blogger must know is that niche blog needs a lot of research before giving it a try.
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  13. Twitter:
    Very useful article for new bloggers like me. As you said, Its important to find right keywords / niche.
    But next step is also equally important, “How to structure article”. few reviews and few How to’s… with proper SEO strategy , will get your blog going in no time.
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  14. Twitter:
    Hi Frank,

    Well written and yes, you can still make money from niche site if you are devoted enough. Niche sites can still build a lot of passive income if you do it properly.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  15. I always love with niche site, but while starting a niche site we need to do lots of research. In that research lots of things are comes like perfect product, competition and you are able to write on this topic or not. This product is useful for peoples are not.
    I am telling you your niche site must be place in top 10 result not in top 20 because if you got ranking on first page then you sell something. :) :)
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  16. Twitter:
    Hello Frank,

    Creating a niche site is beneficial if you can research an excellent “keyword”. If you can choose a low competitive and highly monthly volume good keyword then you can rank it easily on Google. But most people fail because after writing some posts they don’t find topics to write on it. I follow some special techniques those help me very much. Yes, you are right 20 post is enough for a niche.

    Thanks for your writings.
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    • Twitter:
      Thank you Gautam Biswas for dropping by. Any blogger who get lost on what next to write about is not serious :D
      The most important part is to get a profitable keyword that is easy to rank.
      I am currently ranking for a keyword that has 40k local search per month and other longtail keywords (i.e: 3k, 2.5k and 1k local search)
      The site is ranking for a total of 70k search term and am in the top 1-20. and i have only 9 articles on the site!
      So 20 articles is enough to build a niche site.
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  17. Hi Frank,

    Thanks for sharing the over this topic, i like the way you started from the beginning. I like the way you explained but i think i don’t agree is that you can judge keyword competition with google Keyword planner and search engine results. You can’t be sure until you are exerienced to see how pages are ranking, what authority these pages are giving, what strategies they are making.

    Can you please explain a bit about this doubt?

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    • Twitter:
      Hello Manish, thank you for your comment, you cannot judge how hard or simple a keyword is, intense of ranking.
      What I mean is this, you can use google keyword planner to get how many search a keywords has a month, but not how easy or hard to rank the keywords.
      But with using the search engine and other useful resources, you can know if a keyword is simple to rank or a no-go area.
      That in itself is a long but simple to apply post.
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  18. Everett Dalton says:

    Hey, thanks for this post it was very informative. I learned a lot about making sure i take the time to see if a keyword is even worth ranking for. I already installed seo quake on firefox. appreciate the tips.

  19. Twitter:
    Hi Frank,
    Most beginners make first mistake when they research keywords.
    They keep a little time for keyword research. Moreover, they sometimes add irrelevant posts in their blog.
    The post will be helpful for newbie.
    Thanks :)
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  20. Twitter:
    Lovely tips! Newbies should focus more on semantic or long tail keywords that relates to niche.
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  21. Hey Frank,
    Nice post and Thanks for sharing these important tips with us. Deciding a particular subject is very tough task and we have to make our blog niche only that subject in which we have interest and we love to doing research. Keyword research plays an important role. Other point you also mentioned are very important. These tips really gonna help all the newbies.
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