Raise your hand if you have even been enticed by the seemingly endless supply of bloggers out there who boast monthly income reports that rival most yearly salaries.
Or raise your hand if you have ever felt completely mystified as to how the heck they go about pulling in that amount of money, month after month? *throws second hand in the air and waves them like she just don’t care*
Now be honest, don’t you wish you could see exactly what they do so you could steal *cough* “model” *cough* their approach, and apply it to your own online exploits?
Before we cracked the code on this whole ‘make money online’ thang we felt the exact same way.
We wished, willed, and silently pleaded with these bloggers to reveal their secret formula on how to make money with niche sites so we too could get in on the action.
But they didn’t. Or, I should say, some of them did…we just didn’t know about them. So we were forced to figure it out on our own. And now that we’ve got that process on lockdown we want to open the vault and invite you to follow along as we build a niche site from the ground up.
We’re going to feature it all—the good, the bad, the ugly. We’re holding nothing back, meaning there will probably be some big wins and some epic losses over the next 3-4 months. But one thing that is for sure: If you follow this case study you should be able replicate our entire process and create a moola-makin’ site of your own.
So allow me to stop blabbering on and get down to the dirty deets…
The niche we have chosen to answer is…drum roll please….Cellulite!
Now as many of you know we do have sites in the skincare and beauty niches, however we have never attempted to build a small micro-niche website solely on cellulite, so this will be a first for us.
Another aspect of choosing a niche like cellulite is that it is quite competitive, so we think it will make for a good challenge for us to see if we can in fact reach our goals and make a good run of it all.
Alright, now for the specifics…
Niche We’ve Chosen
Product We’re Promoting
URL of the affiliate program: Finulite.com/affiliate-program/
Specific Pages We’ll be Using
Keywords We’ll be Using for Each Page
Page 1 Keywords (each italicized keyword will be our main keyword for that page while the others are sub-keywords):
how to treat cellulite
home cellulite treatment
cellulite treatment at home
cellulite treatments that work
at home cellulite treatment
Page 2 Keywords:
best anti cellulite cream
do cellulite creams work
the best cellulite cream
anti cellulite creams
Page 3 Keywords
causes of cellulite
cause of cellulite
what causes cellulite and how to get rid of it
how to fight cellulite
how long does it take to get rid of cellulite
will exercise get rid of cellulite
Page 4 Keywords:
does finulite work
Factors Outside of Our Control
- Because this is a public case study we fully expect to see some negative SEO (in the form of spammy links) from people trying to knock us down and ruin our results out of pure malice
- Rank on Page 1 of Google for at least ONE keyword by February 1, 2014
- Have the site generating $500 a month by April 1, 2014
And there you have it! We realize that we have some aggressive and lofty goals for this project, however we want to show you that it is absolutely possible to make good money by following and replicating our method.
Also, we want you to see how profitable niche sites can be so if you are wanting to make a little money on the side, or escape the 9-5 you can do it by modelling this process.
Trust me, if we can do it, you can absolutely do it too!
Finally, we want to hear from you! You are the reason we are running an open and public case study, so we want to challenge you to follow and replicate our method as we move through this process.
And if you do choose to follow along, please get active in the comment section below each post (including this one!) and let us know what you’re thinking, what you’re struggling with, what you’re succeeding with, and any questions you may have.
Let’s make some cash-money, shall we?
P.s. If you do in fact want to join us in this challenge you are going to have to pick a niche to enter, then pick a product to promote, do some keyword research—either basic keyword research or more advanced research using Long Tail Pro—and set up your WordPress website. Good news is all these links will teach you how to do it all!