Niches sites are one of the best ways to make money online, and they can make you nice passive income.
I created my first niche site back in 2010 when I was 16 years old, so I have tons of experience with these sites, and today, I have 90+ niche sites in 10 different niches.
I created most of my sites in 2013 and 2014, back then my goal was to create one site every 2 weeks, and I created 40 sites in 2013 and 2014.
After that, I outsourced everything and now everything is on autopilot, so I do have 90 niche sites, but I spend only 2 hours per week on these sites just checking stats, replying to comments and stuff like that.
If you are wondering how can I run 90 sites, and how can you start your own niche site and start making money online I will explain you everything in this article.
Niche site creation is simple and I will try to explain this for newbies.
I will write this tutorial in 3 parts, and I will publish one part every day for the next 2 days.
Also, I will try to explain everything from A-Z for newbies, so everyone can create their own site.
Niche sites are profitable, and they do not require huge investment, so your niche site will cost you maybe 100$ with hosting and professional theme ($50 if you don’t want to use professional theme).
And after that, you can create more and more niche sites, and they will cost you only 3$ per site once you have your hosting and some nice theme.
Step 1: Find your Niche
Well, if you are going to start your first niche site, you need to find some niche first.
For example, if you like dogs, you can choose dogs niche and you can create website based on this niche.
If you like cars you can start your car niche website, start with something you can write about and something you are passionate about.
You can click here and read my article about niche sites, I explained everything about niches there, so you can find your perfect niche.
It’s always better to start with some micro niche, for example, if you like cars, maybe you like some specific car brand like Toyota.
If you like Toyota and you know something about them, if you have some experience with them, you can start niche site about Toyota.
You will always make more money with Micro niche site because you will get highly targeted visitors.
When you find your niche, be sure it’s profitable too!
Step 2: Is your Niche Profitable?
If you find some niche you like, and you have tons of stuff to write about, it doesn’t mean you can make money with that niche.
There are some niches where you can’t make any money, there are no products you can sell in that niche, so there are no advertisers and there are no ad clicks.
For example, if you like wine, playing cards, magic, and shit like that, you can’t monetize it, you need some niche with 100+ available product in that niche that you can sell through your affiliate link.
What are some of the most profitable niches?
Cars, Gadgets, Fitness, Bodybuilding, Jewelry, Health and Sports.
If you can relate to any of these niches, you should start your niches site with that one, and again, be sure you can target some micro niche.
Let’s say you start with Sport niche, you can write about everything, about every sport, about sport equipment and you need 10000+ articles just to make your site look legit, because if you have sport website, you need to cover everything in that niche, Basketball, Football, Hockey, Sport equipment, Sport Jerseys and everything else.
But if you like for example Basketball, and start your niche site about Basketball accessories, you can target only that micro niche, and you can cover everything in it, from Shoes, Jerseys, equipment for training and other stuff.
So you can create 5-10 articles and you covered everything in this niche, later, you can just add one new article from time to time just to keep your site up to date.
Also, when you have some micro niche like Basketball accessories, you can sell tons of affiliate products through that site.
You can sell Basketballs, Jerseys, accessories from Amazon (you will get commission for every sale through your site) and you can also sell digital products like Basketball training DVDs on Clickbank and some other stuff like that.
Also, if you use Adsense or other PPC sites you will make more money with micro niche too, because you will get targeted ads for your niche and Adsense will server your visitors with ads about Basketball and stuff like that, so you will get more clicks and more money.
If you don’t understand this I will explain you, your visitors will click on your ads because they are looking for Basketball equipment on Google, and they found your site, and your site is everything about Basketball so Adsense will show Basketball ads to your visitor, and he is targeted because he is already customer in this niche, so he will probably click on your Ad, and you will make money.
Step 3: Buy Hosting and Domain for Your Site
This is the only investment for you, and this is one of the most important thing for your niche site.
When you buy your hosting and domain you can start with your website, but you need some great hosting for your site.
Hosting is like a house for your website, so be sure you buy a good one.
Why is hosting so important for my niche site?
Let’s say you have some niche site and you are writing about Engagement rings there, and your visitors are targeted customers who are looking for some engagement rings to buy and they find your site on Google search results.
So your chance to sell some engagement ring through your affiliate link is huge because they are looking for these rings, so they will probably buy one, and let’s say average engagement ring price is $700 on Amazon, so you will get $40 commission if this visitor go to Amazon and buy it.
Now, if you have some bad hosting you will have downtimes every day, for few hours, and downtime is that time when visitors just can’t access your site, because you have bad hosting, and if these visitors are customers you are losing $200-$500 and more every day.
That’s why you need to choose stable hosting, and I would always recommend you Bluehost, you can click here and read my Bluehost review.
Believe me I tried so many hosting companies and I had tons of problems with them, from downtime, to random bans, and most of them were too expensive, more than $200 per year.
In the late 2014 when I had maybe 50 niche sites I tried Bluehost, I bought their premium plan for something like 120$ per year, and few weeks later when I checked, no downtime, no errors, no limited resources, everything was perfect on my sites.
Even their support transferred all my sites from Hostgator to Bluehost, for free.
Bluehost is also really affordable, and you can buy one year hosting for 50-60$, and you will get free domain for your site, free domain for life.
If you want to buy this hosting you can click here and read my full tutorial on how to buy Bluehost hosting.
Also, if you need any help setting it up you can contact me and I will help you, I work with Bluehost for few years now and I know everything about it.
How to choose domain for your Niche Site?
Always choose your domain based on your niche.
For example, if you choose Iphone Cases niche, find some domain like BestiPhoneCases.com.
Best place to find your niche related domain is LeanDomainSearch, you can visit this site, and when you enter some keyword like ‘iphone cases’, site algorithm will recommend you best available domains based on your keyword, for free.
And don’t forget this, if you buy hosting at Bluehost you will get free domain for your site, for life..
Now, you just have to install WordPress on your domain.
If you don’t know how to install WordPress you can click here and read my tutorial about WordPress installation.
This is a simple step and you can install WordPress in few minutes.
That’s it for today. I will write new article tomorrow, and I will explain you how to install your website, I will give you inside in my niche sites, I will give you all plugins that I use on my niche sites, I will show you tons of tips and tricks about WordPress, plugins, themes..
I will also explain you how to write articles and how to outsource them so you can have fully passive income niche website.
Also, I will give you full inside in my SEO optimization for niche sites, so you can rank your sites faster.
If you have any questions about anything from this article, or if you need help with your hosting, domain, or your niche feel free to contact me and I will help you.