How to make money online with Niche websites

How to make money online with Niche websites

Lets start with what is a “Niche website” or a “Niche Blog”: Its basically a website or blog specializing in a very narrow spectrum or topic. Like for example this blog is a niche blog specializing in the niche “ Making money online”.

Similarly other few example of niches are how to gain weight, how to learn guitar, WordPress expert tips etc. Basically a blog that speaks or publishes information only about the narrow field of expertise that the blogger chooses to be in.

Advantages of a Niche Blog

The first and most important advantage is that, every visitor to your blog knows exactly what you are writing about and they have a possibility of finding or learning about exactly the set of information that they are interested.

The reason is that the blogger or website owner and the visitor share the same niche interest. This situation makes it easier to monetize from your website. Read further I will explain.

How to make money from Niche websites

70% of my income from Niche blogs is from Affiliate sales and remaining 30% is from Google Adsense.  Further I will share the action plan that I follow to develop and monetize a niche website.

Niche website Monetizing Action Plan

Step1: Identify your niche

This is the most important step and the rest of your success depends basically on the niche you select. Its very critical to select a very narrow niche with good potential but lower competition.

To find a competitive niche, you could use the Google adwords keyword tool. Search for a keyword and it would show the competition and also the amount of monthly search queries. Ideally the best niche to choose would have low competition and higher search queries. (any amount of queries above 100,000 a month would be a great niche)

Step2: Find and Register a Domain name

This is the second most important step. A right domain would make a huge difference. The difference between selecting a normal domain name for your website and a domain name for a niche website is that the niche website domain name should have the primary keyword in the domain itself.

Like the domain name I have selected for the WordPress SEO niche is WordPressSEOhq.com. I guess this part has made the importance of having a good domain name clear as it gives you an upper edge to rank higher in the search engines.

Step3: Write unique and quality articles

Content is the most important factor for any website. For your niche website, before you start working on the SEO and marketing, make sure you have at least 15 – 20 high quality, niche specific articles. As soon as enough articles and content are in place you could proceed to the next step.

Step4: Search engine optimization

There are many parts to search engine optimization and its important factor to achieve higher SERP for your niche keywords for your blog to be successful money minting machine.

The best SEO practices I follow to publicize my niche websites are:

  • Directory submissions
  • Dofollow blog commenting
  • Forum signatures
  • Article submissions

A list of high PR dofollow blogs and High PR dofollow directories could be handy for your search engine optimization process.

Step5: Monetizing techniques

Once you have all the above steps in place and gradually when you are ranking higher for your keywords and your niche websites have started to appear in the first page of Google search engine, its time to monetize your efforts.

Once you have enough traffic to your niche websites, gradually people trust your expertise and niche authority. This trust and loyalty are factors the main factors that would help you consistently monetize your niche websites. Hence its important that you do not loose your trust by promoting or suggesting products that are not really good.

The two methods of niche monetization that works well are

  • Affiliate products sale revenue
  • Adsense advertisements

The first method can be set up by signing up with the best affiliate networks or Amazon affiliates to promote products that are the best in your niche. You earn the commission and this never stops.

The second method could be highly rewarding as your traffic improves and its critical to blend your Google ads within your website content.

Hope this post has cleared up your questions on how to make money online with niche websites. And trust me this is a practical method that earns me around 1000 USD every month without any expense at all.

 

Jo

Founder of OrangeCopper Webmaster Networks, also writes for the latest Launch - HippieMonk Tech & LifeStyle Blog! Stay tuned to the Orangecopper Network of websites at our network page.

19 thoughts on “How to make money online with Niche websites

  1. Kudos to you, Joshu! You have presented a simple step by step plan on making money from Niche Websites!

    Although it is easy to read and very informative, the readers should not think that following the steps will be an instant success. It takes hard work, patience and dedication for niche websites to work for you.

    1. Dear Terrel,

      Thanks for the kind words!
      Yes, you have said it very correct. It is very critical that you have a organized and patient approach, success will find you.

      Cheers, Josh

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  3. I really love this article it gives me alot of help in making money online and am also earning from it thx keep up the good work…

  4. Hi Josh,
    Which would be more profitable? A website or setting up a blog at Blogger.com. I heard it's best to
    create a website, that way you'll get
    better SEO recognition from Google.
    My main blog at typepad has adsense but it's slow-going, so I started 2 more blogs (free) and they haven't even received a comment yet.
    Thanks for the great tips.

    1. Dear James,

      In my opinion, its high time we write co-branded blogspots and typepads that are hosted on their website and dont have a independent domain and self hosting.
      There are loads of factors that limit you when you have a cobranded blog. your own domain name and hosting will not cost you 3 – 4 dollars per month for a very high quality hosting package and it gives you good credibility as a professional website / blog. My recommendation for you to identify one niche and topic as your primary blog, setup a wordpress selfhosted blog on that one and work in an organized manner for atleast 5 months on that blog, building content and publicizing.

      After that, am sure you will start receiving traffic and your ads will start to bloom money. The idea is to get quality content -> traffic -> money. The idea of 100 websites earning 1 dollar a day never works as its not easy to build quality content on 100 topics daily as there are niche leaders in all categories. Concentrate on one blog that earns 50 dollars a day like in 6 months time and later you can add one more new blog. Thats what is working for me well now.

      and say no to autoblogs as its simply a method to get banned by google panda update (latest algorithm update), so concentrate on delivering value through great unique content. Let me know if you have any questions.

      cheers
      Josh

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