If you want to make money online fast, you just need small niche websites rather than hugely popular websites with authority. A lot of authority websites get shut down because they don’t make enough money. Download Squad and WP Tavern are two recent examples.
Building authority websites around one broad theme such as technology, photography or gardening takes a lot of effort and time. You need to create great content regularly and keep it updating for a pretty long period before you can actually see the result.These require a lot of investment in terms of effort and/or money.
If you want to make quick money online, micro niche websites which require less time and effort are good alternatives. Niche websites focus on a small niche or topic of a broad theme. You can create hundreds of pages on the topics in your niche.
In contrast to niche websites, micro niche websites have just a few pages (1-10), with each page focusing on a particular keyword. So you just need to create some 10 pages of content and push it on Google to get a steady flow of income through AdSense, Amazon Associates and affiliate programmes.
How to create small niche websites and promote them to generate online income on autopilot? Here is a brief outline of the money making strategy.
1. Select a product keyword
As the sole purpose of the website is to generate income, you should focus on lucrative niches with huge number of potential buyers and steady or growing demand. Within the niche, pick product keywords as they fetch high earning per click in AdSense. Also, the visitors will be more likely to be a prospective buyer.
When you focus on “product keywords” or “buyer keywords”, it is easy to generate rich content by writing product reviews. For example, you can focus on “Portable Air Conditioners“. You can use Google Keywords Tool and SpyFu to brainstorm and find high paying keywords in AdSense.
2. Find related long tail keywords
Once you have your main keyword, you need to find some “product keywords” which have the original keyword along with a popular brand in it. You can find them by searching for your main keyword in Google and Amazon.
As my main keyword is “Portable Air Conditioners”, I will use the following keywords:
- EdgeStar Portable Air Conditioners
- Fridgidare Portable Air Conditioners
- Whynter Portable Air Conditioners
- KuulAire Portable Air Conditioners
- Danby Portable Air Conditioners
- Unistar DF158 Portable Air Conditioners
- Soleus Air LX-140 Portable Air Conditioners
3. Research Competition and CPC
Once you have a list of keywords for your niche website, go to Google Keyword Tool and check out the competition and cost per click (CPC) of the keywords. If you want to earn money through AdSense ads, try to use keywords with CPC of $0.50 or more. You can also use SpyFu to check CPC of keywords.
Now it is time to analyse our competition. Why bother about competition? Unless you are on the first page of the search result, you won’t get much traffic. If you can reach the top spot, you can expect up to 40-50% of the total search volumes to visit your site. If competition for a keyword is low, it will be easy to reach the top slot. Even if you have just 1,000 search for your keyword, being at the top on the search result page means 400-500 visitors whom you can convert into buyers.
You can use SEO Quake plugin for Firefox, Chrome and Safari browsers to get a quick analysis of the competition. You can also use Market Samurai software for keyword and competition analysis.
4. Create a Website
Get a domain name with your main keyword in it. For example, you can get http://portableairconditioners.com or http://bestportableairconditioners.com. Always get a domain name with .com, .org or .net.
Now you can install WordPress with a clean theme for your micro niche website. An HTML website should also be good in this case as you will have a limited number of pages. You can find several good WordPress themes and HTML templates for free.
Alternatively, you can set up a free Blogger blog with custom domain. This way you can have your own website by just paying for domain name. Of course, this means that you will have make some compromises such as limited SEO.
Make sure that your website is SEO-friendly with proper titles, meta description and meta keyword tags. If you are using WordPress, you can install free SEO plugins.
5. Create content
After creating the website, it’s time to add content. Write one 500-word article (product review or anything) for each product keyword. Articles should be keyword-rich and with focus on just one each page. Add images and useful information. Make sure to interlink your pages for better SEO and visitor engagement.
If you want to use affiliate links or sell Amazon products, add links in the first p- If your wondering what to write about why not write it in a product review fashion?ara of your article. You can ad more links later in the article. You should also provide a link at the end of the article.
For ads, it is essential to have them displayed properly. Insert Google ads just below the title with text wrapped around it. As the ad will be within the content area, your website visitors will not be able to ignore it.
Place the second ad somewhere around the centre of the article. The third block can be at the end of the article. The exact location can be decided after experimenting with different ones.
If you are using an HTML website, you can paste the code directly in the desired location. In case of WordPress, you will have to use some advertisement plugin to insert advertisements automatically at the beginning and end of article, and with help of shortcodes inside the body of the article content.
6. Build backlinks
Once you have create your entire website, it is time to create backlinks to your website and inside pages. Always use appropriate keywords as the anchor text when building backlinks to your webpages. If you are creating a backlink to “Whynter Portable Air Conditioners” webpage, try to leave comments on related blogs that allow do-follow comments. Use your name as “Name @ Keyword” and the URL of the webpage.
A quick way of finding blogs with do-follow comments in your niche is to Google the following query by replacing “Keywords” with your own: YourName@YourKeywords says “Keywords”
If you want to rank high, make sure that you build at least 5 backlinks a day. Just leave one comment per webpage/URL on each blog. Don’t spam in comments.
You can also join communities/forums related to your niche and add the link to your website in your signature.
Once your first niche website start generating money, start working on another niche website. Keep this repeating till you have achieved your desired income level.