Is Your Niche Site A Real Lemon?

Written by Donna Monday


By now many of you have heard aboutrepparttar advantages of building niche web sites to promoterepparttar 145350 selling of products and services online. Indeed, building a targeted niche site is a very smart idea.

Because ofrepparttar 145351 huge amount of competition from larger company sites and thousands of smaller competitors, building general mall type sites or ďcatch allĒ sites is a waste of time. It will be extremely difficult to get even one visitor to your site if youíre trying to reach everybody.

Therefore, some smart Internet savvy marketers figured out that if they picked a niche area and focused only on that niche, then they have a much better chance of finding targeted visitors looking for very specific information on products and services.

But figuring out what a niche is and exactly how to go about promoting that niche is very puzzling to a lot of people looking to userepparttar 145352 Internet to grow rich, or at least make a comfortable living. Yes, you can make serious money onrepparttar 145353 Internet with a niche site.

First, though, youíve got to find a good niche.

Well, Iíve foundrepparttar 145354 perfect example of a niche web site that is attractive, informational, and shows a real love for itís subject. Would you believe that a love of lemons could grow into a moneymaking niche site?

How to Build A Niche Web Site in 9 Simple Steps

Written by Donna Monday


Maybe youíve been wondering how to go about setting up a niche web site. Well, hereís a quick little article that will show you how to create your very own affiliate web site. Please note: this isrepparttar cheat sheet version. There is a lot more information you should learn about this subject before you get started.

Step 1. Pick a Niche Subject

This may berepparttar 145349 hardest part of your web site project. Thereís literally tons of subjects to choose from. People are interested in a variety of things Ė from parrots to pilots. You donít have to necessarily pick something youíre interested in, but it helps.

Youíre more likely to do a better job at building your site when you have some interest inrepparttar 145350 subject matter. Itís like taking a high school or college class. Some subjects are more interesting than others. Make sure you choose something that a reasonable amount of people are actually searching for online and want to find out more information about.

Hereís a free tool that will help you checkrepparttar 145351 popularity of specific subjects: (http://www.nichebot.com)

Step 2. Do Keyword Research

This is a part that many people skip. Iíve made that mistake myself and sufferedrepparttar 145352 consequences Ė a failed web site. Even though itís nice to think that you can write anything you want and have total creative freedom, not using keyword rich content is a BIG mistake.

Iíd rather lose some creative freedom and attract visitors to my site, than have a lot of flowery prose that zero people will see. You MUST include targeted keywords in your web site copy. Also, make sure you use your targeted keywords inrepparttar 145353 upper third portion of your web site pages. This is also called optimizing your web site forrepparttar 145354 search engines. Userepparttar 145355 Overture Keyword Tool for research: http://inventory.overture.com/d/searchinventory/suggestion

Note: keywords must be relevant torepparttar 145356 THEME (subject) of your site. Be careful not to over use them. Search engines donít like keyword SPAM.

Step 3. Get A Domain Name

Having a unique domain name is important, although some donít agree. However, a unique domain name makes your site look more professional and trustworthy to visitors. I use BuyDomains (http://www.buydomains.com). They are notrepparttar 145357 cheapest, but I stick with them because I like their easy interface and good customer service. Nameboy (http://www.nameboy.com) is also good.

Step 4. Write Keyword Rich Content

This may be a hard step for those of you who donít consider yourselves writers. But, writing web site copy is not as hard as it seems. Just think of it as having a conversation with a friend about a product or service youíre really enthusiastic about.

Donít think you can extolrepparttar 145358 benefits of your subject? Tune your TV into QVC or one ofrepparttar 145359 other shopping networks to see how they can spend several minutes talking aboutrepparttar 145360 benefits of all kinds of mundane products. This is what youíll be doing for your web site.

Your copy should feature a good balance of friendliness and professionalism. Remember, youíre passing along useful information to your visitor. Put yourself in their shoes. What would you want to know about xyz subject if you were them? Now, write that down. Donít forget to sprinkle targeted keywords throughout your copy. I print out a list of them to use for my sites.

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