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First Niche Site – The Process

Today marks the beginning of the journey we are about to set on. It is also the day I spend $16 Canadian to get a domain for a year. Hosting is already included because I got it for a few projects during the summer.

So what was the process to determine the type of Niche to enter?

I talked about going to the gym before and decided to focus on the health and fitness industry. After doing that, choosing a specific workout that people may have troubles with, was easy. Search up some questions about your topic of interest on Reddit, that will give you a few ideas.

Performing keyword analysis using market samurai and long tail pro, I kept seeing low average keyword competition numbers. Here’s a youtube guide to help you use long tail pro. That meant that the competition for those specific keywords was low enough for me to be able to rank well in Google.

In the beginning, I thought the niche was very specific. However, these programs showed that there are different variations and therefore, I chose the more general domain name to be able to branch out. It all depends just how specific you want to be.

Unfortunately for me, health and fitness are massive. There’s a lot of forums and a lot of websites all around. I may get buried because most have a high domain authority, but, oh well, we won’t know until we try.

Random ideas that came up

  • Buying multiple domains and doing a 301 redirect to one website
  • Saving that money and using it on marketing (can’t because of the rules I made)
  • Promoting it on every possible fitness social network
  • Making a free ebook

The mindset

  • No expectations
  • Stay positive
  • Keep promoting
  • Keep writing great content

Next Steps

Making the first post for the Niche website will take some work. Anticipating it to be done by Wednesday and everything else set up by tomorrow. Making the free ebook sounds like a good way to get people to sign up for a newsletter and because it would be about something that is in my lifestyle, it will be fairly easy to write about. Just have to figure out how to actually write one, will end up using the guide from Onyx Defiant.

Hosting, Theme, Blogging Platform

  • Dreamhost (Affiliate link)
  • Twenty Twelve
  • WordPress

Plugins

  • Contact Form 7
  • Akismet
  • Disqus Comment system
  • Force Regenerate Thumbnails
  • Google XML Sitemaps
  • SumoMe
  • Pretty Link Lite
  • TablePress
  • All in One SEO Pack
  • Wordfence Security

I switched from the HelloBar because it had glitches on chrome and firefox. SumoMe does a pretty good job.

Keyword Research

  • Long Tail Pro (Trial)
  • Market Samurai (Trial)

These tools are pretty dope, considering buying one of them. A niche site a week is going to get ridiculous, even more so if free tools would have to be utilized. The amount of time research will take up is ten times more.

What you should read

21 Quick Actions for Massive Blog Success

Beginners Guide to SEO

How to use Long Tail Pro

Write Epic Shit

the breakdown

Hours spent so far – 2 for research and blog setup

Money spent ($136) – $16 + $120 for a full year of shared hosting

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