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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5 Point Checklist For Writing The Perfect Affiliate Product Review (With Two Real Life Example Reviews)

Filed in Affiliate Marketing, Content by on June 27, 2017 28 Comments
5 Point Checklist For Writing The Perfect Affiliate Product Review (With Two Real Life Example Reviews)

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 […]

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Niche Site Challenge: Building Traffic, Growing Your List and Getting Your First Sale [Part 5]

Filed in Affiliate Marketing, Blogging, Case Studies by on April 21, 2017 11 Comments
Niche Site Challenge: Building Traffic, Growing Your List and Getting Your First Sale [Part 5]

You can see all updates from the Niche Site Challenge here. In my last update you read about my catastrophic failure with my last niche site. But this month the phoenix is rising from the ashes. There’s a new site with a new angle. And it’s already making money. In this article I’m going to […]

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The Niche Site Challenge: Five Lessons You Can Learn From My Catastrophic Failure [Part 4]

The Niche Site Challenge: Five Lessons You Can Learn From My Catastrophic Failure [Part 4]

You can see all updates from the Niche Site Challenge here. I’m not too proud to admit when I messed up. And, around October last year, I really messed up. I promised to bring you a new niche site update every month. And did I? Nope. In fact, right now, One Day Guides lies untouched. […]

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How To Start A Niche Site In 6 Simple Steps For Just $23.49

How To Start A Niche Site In 6 Simple Steps For Just $23.49

Stop putting it off, will you? You keep telling yourself that you're going to start a niche site this year. That you're finally going to take control of your income. But you never do it, do you? Well, today is the day, my friend. It's time to step beyond that crippling fear of failure. To say goodbye to […]

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

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

You can see all updates from the Niche Site Challenge 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 I wrote an article high on the […]

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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]

You can see all updates from the Niche Site Challenge 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 […]

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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]

You can see all updates from the Niche Site Challenge here. 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 […]

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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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[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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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 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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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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18 Rookie Mistakes I Made In My First Year Blogging (And How You Can Avoid Them)

Filed in Blogging, Case Studies, Content by on August 20, 2015 7 Comments
18 Rookie Mistakes I Made In My First Year Blogging (And How You Can Avoid Them)

This last month has been a month of reflection: On life, love, blogging, marketing, writing and everything else in between. Why? Because as I sit here, the clock turns to midnight, and I’ve officially been a blogger, marketer and life-lover for a whole year. (See how to find your niche for blogging) And it’s taught […]

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What I Learned From Writing 325,000 Words In 12 Months, Becoming A Professional Blogger & Building A $3,500 Per Month Business

What I Learned From Writing 325,000 Words In 12 Months, Becoming A Professional Blogger & Building A $3,500 Per Month Business

If this time last year you would have told me that I was going to be a professional blogger, I’d have had two words for you: Yeah, right! I'd never been featured on another blog, nobody had ever paid me for my writing and I was still selling shoes in a shop. Because, that’s what […]

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The Ultimate Guide: How To Guest Blog Like A Pro (& Get Loads Of Targeted Traffic)

The Ultimate Guide: How To Guest Blog Like A Pro (& Get Loads Of Targeted Traffic)

Guest blogging is key to getting traffic. Why? Because the traffic it brings is specific, targeted and warm. People who come to your site through guest blogs not only want to be there, they like you. And they think you’re an authority. That means that the traffic for Guest Posting has something no other form […]

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