Money is in the list – I know you’ve heard this a million times. But it’s true! You can’t build a successful niche website, or any sustainable online business for that matter, without a thriving email list. And I’m not saying this without proof. It’s hard to get your website visitors paying for anything online […]
James is a Freelance Blogger from Manchester, England.
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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. Not a word has been written in months. In this article, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
[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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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… […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]