James Johnson

James is a Freelance Blogger from Manchester, England.

He specializes in the topics of blogging, growth hacking and content marketing.

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4 Important Lessons Niche Marketers Can Learn From Marketing Giant Agoda.com

Filed in Affiliate Marketing, Case Studies, Sales by on August 28, 2016 9 Comments
4 Important Lessons Niche Marketers Can Learn From Marketing Giant Agoda.com

Take it from a career traveller: Booking a hotel is one of the most important parts of travel. Knowing you're going to turn up to somewhere: clean, with a good location, good price and a piping hot breakfast is peace of mind you can't put a price on. (But, probably about $80 a night if […]

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Niche Site Challenge Part 3: Why You Need To Forget Your Income If You Want Your Niche Site To Be Successful.

Filed in Blogging, Case Studies by on August 21, 2016 7 Comments
Niche Site Challenge Part 3: Why You Need To Forget Your Income If You Want Your Niche Site To Be Successful.

Part 1 of the niche site challenge is here. Part 2 of the niche site challenge is here. Running a Niche Site is, by far, the most rewarding experience of my online career so far. Forget quitting my job and becoming a writer. Forget landing big clients like Canva and Matthew Woodward. Forget that time […]

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The Ultimate Guide To Blog Comment Traffic [Yes, It Still Works!]

The Ultimate Guide To Blog Comment Traffic [Yes, It Still Works!]

There was a day, not too long ago, that blog comment for traffic just disappeared as a strategy. Aside from the occasional spam comment selling Viagra or knock-off Jimmy Choo’s, there were no real quality blog comments knocking around any more. It seems that bloggers, because of one Guru or another, has decided they were […]

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Niche Site Challenge: Facebook Videos, Blog Comments & Getting In The Dirt [Part 2]

Niche Site Challenge: Facebook Videos, Blog Comments & Getting In The Dirt [Part 2]

Part 1 of the niche site challenge is here. Firstly, let me apologize to you: You’re getting this post a little late. Because, as I sit here and type this, I’m in some awful little kitchen in rural Spain connecting to the most god-awful WiFi in the world. I’ll come to why that is later […]

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How To Start A Travel Blog: Introducing The Niche Site Challenge [Part 1]

How To Start A Travel Blog: Introducing The Niche Site Challenge [Part 1]

If you’re a member of the Nichehacks Mastermind you may have seen the huge confession I made to everyone. If not here it is for you again in full:     And this commitment still stands. In fact, I’m going one step further. Let me explain… Every month you’re going to see my progress on […]

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How To Generate 105 Blog Topics In One Hour [Case Study]

How To Generate 105 Blog Topics In One Hour [Case Study]

It could make you cry, right? Trying to come up with good ideas for blog topics. You’ve got the pressure of a deadline looming over you. You’re scared to death of writing bad content. And, not one single idea you write feels like it’s any good. It feels like you should just pack it all […]

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How To Start A Niche Site For Less Than $32 [Updated]

How To Start A Niche Site For Less Than $32 [Updated]

Stop putting it off, will you? You keep telling yourself that it just costs so much to start a niche site. That you’re going to invest all this money and never make anything back. But starting a niche site doesn’t have to break the bank. In fact, you can start one for less than you’d […]

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[Step by Step Guide] How To Revive Old Content For More Google Traffic

Filed in Blogging, Case Studies, Content by on May 14, 2016 10 Comments
[Step by Step Guide] How To Revive Old Content For More Google Traffic

I'm going to tell you something now that's going to scare you. Are you ready? Hold tight... Your new content is worthless. Yeah, you read that right. As it stands, right now, your new content - unless it goes insanely viral - is worth absolutely jack shit. Nada. Zilch. Bugger all. Why? Because your new […]

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[Case Study] How I Found 100 Keywords For My Niche Site In Under 26 Minutes (And How You Can Copy Me)

[Case Study] How I Found 100 Keywords For My Niche Site In Under 26 Minutes (And How You Can Copy Me)

I love a challenge, don’t you? So, when Stuart came to me and asked if I could follow Chelsea’s keyword research SEO article to see how many keywords I could find in a hour, I said... “An hour? Screw that! People don’t have an hour to do keyword research, give me 30 minutes and see what […]

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[Step by Step Guide] How To Use Udemy To Generate Dozens of Content Ideas In Less Than 10 Minutes

[Step by Step Guide] How To Use Udemy To Generate Dozens of Content Ideas In Less Than 10 Minutes

Coming up with content ideas is hard, isn’t it? Other niche site owners seem to have content flowing from here, there and everywhere. While you’re banging your head on the table just trying to think of your next article. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way that you could generate a lot of […]

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The Niche Marketers Guide To Building A Social Media Following That Converts

Filed in Traffic by on February 20, 2016 7 Comments
The Niche Marketers Guide To Building A Social Media Following That Converts

How the hell do they do it? You know who I mean… Those niche marketers with the epic social media profiles. Full of likes, comments, retweets, shares and glowing praise. It looks almost effortless for them. And you’re sat here, sharing and tweeting and coming up with really funny updates that people just don’t seem […]

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How To Run A Niche Site Without Neglecting Your Family

Filed in Niche Research by on February 13, 2016 11 Comments
How To Run A Niche Site Without Neglecting Your Family

Have you ever had the itch? The feeling that no matter what you’re doing, you’re always focused on the opposite. If you’re working, you’re thinking about all the family and home tasks you should be doing, like what time soccer practice is, how you’re going to make up working so many hours to your partner, […]

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5 Content Types Your Niche Site Needs To Get More Traffic

Filed in Content, Traffic by on January 27, 2016 7 Comments
5 Content Types Your Niche Site Needs To Get More Traffic

How the hell do they do it? How do all of these other niche sites create content that gets so much traffic? While you’re fighting to get somebody, anybody, on your page; it feels like all of these other sites are just traffic magnets. What is it that they’ve got, that you’ve not? The answer… […]

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9 Scientific Ways To Boost Your Traffic, Social Shares And Sales

Filed in Traffic, Ultimate Guides & Resources by on January 20, 2016 3 Comments
9 Scientific Ways To Boost Your Traffic, Social Shares And Sales

I’ve got news for you: If you’re not using science to power your niche site, you’re going to fail. It’s really that simple. Knowing what makes your audience share, search engines find you and customers convert for you is key to creating a profitable niche site. Because without that information, you’re just guessing. And guessing […]

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Your Ultimate Guide To Digital Product Creation (And Why It's Essential For You As A Niche Site Owner)

Filed in Digital Products by on December 15, 2015 10 Comments
Your Ultimate Guide To Digital Product Creation (And Why It's Essential For You As A Niche Site Owner)

Okay, I know exactly what you're thinking: Creating your own products is far too advanced for you. You need to have a 10,000 person mailing list, or a few millions hits on your site before you even think about it. And, it's easier to sell affiliate products anyway, right? So why even bother. Well here's the thing […]

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How To Write The Perfect Affiliate Product Review

Filed in Affiliate Marketing, Content by on November 23, 2015 6 Comments
How To Write The Perfect Affiliate Product Review

What is it with affiliate product reviews? They're so good for your site. But they're just so damn hard to write. And, it's frustrating. Because they should be so straightforward, shouldn't they? You're just giving your thoughts on a product. But then your inner marketer climbs out of the woodwork. Should you say this? Should you talk about […]

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How To Run A Profitable Niche Site In Just 10 Hours A Week

Filed in Affiliate Marketing, Case Studies by on November 23, 2015 3 Comments
How To Run A Profitable Niche Site In Just 10 Hours A Week

How often do you find yourself wishing for more time? If you run a niche site, I’m going to guess that it’s probably… Every. Single. Day. There just aren’t enough hours in the day. Days in the week. Or months in the year, are there? And if you’ve got a full time job, a family, […]

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8 Stupidly Simple Ways To Improve Your Niche Site In 15 Minutes Or Less

Filed in Affiliate Marketing by on November 18, 2015 8 Comments
8 Stupidly Simple Ways To Improve Your Niche Site In 15 Minutes Or Less

Where does all the time go? You've got some spare time to work on your niche site. You brew a coffee. You sit at your desk. You get distracted by family, chores, and life in general. And, suddenly, it’s the end of the day. And it feels like you've got very little done. You know you’ve […]

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James Johnson Exposes Stuart Walker On His Own Blog

Filed in Blogging, Case Studies by on October 1, 2015 12 Comments
James Johnson Exposes Stuart Walker On His Own Blog

Today I have a special opportunity: I get to expose Stuart Walker on his own blog. That’s right. For this post I’ve taken control of Nichehacks. And I’m going to show him how the site should be run. Okay, maybe I should explain: Last month I wrote a post about how I saved a dying […]

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[Case Study] Learn The 5 Quick Steps I Took To Revive A Dying Blog

Filed in Blogging, Case Studies, Content by on August 30, 2015 2 Comments
[Case Study] Learn The 5 Quick Steps I Took To Revive A Dying Blog

There’s one thing bloggers never realise about their own blogs: They’re living, breathing things. They live and die. Like people, plants and animals. If you give them the right content and readers they can live forever. But if you neglect them, leave them in the dark, and fill them with low-grade readers and content, they […]

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