Hello guys, this is day two of my niche sites tutorial, and if you read my last tutorial you probably learned something about Niche sites, how to find your niche and how profitable your niche really is.
If you didn’t you can click here and read my Part 1 of this tutorial.
In this tutorial I will explain you how to design your niche site, how to set up everything and I will show you all plugins you need to have for your niche site.
I will also give you few more tips about safety, content and profit with your niche sites.
I will try to explain everything in easy steps so everyone can understand it.
Step 4: Your Niche Site Design
Website is like your shop, you have to design it nice to attract people and if you can’t offer them nice place to stay and feel comfortable they will leave your shop and they will buy nothing at all.
When I started working with niche sites it was so hard to create nice and good looking site for affordable price.
Back in 2010 I paid like 450$ for my first custom theme design on Freelancer and my site was still shitty and it was full of bugs.
Now, you can just go online and buy amazing WordPress theme for 40$ and you can have professional website in 3 minutes.
WordPress themes are great, you can buy some theme, customize it almost 100% and you can create your own design and your own brand in 10 minutes.
If you afraid that you can’t just install WordPress themem theme developer made it even easier for you.
Now when you buy some theme and when you upload it, you get Dummy content, so you can just click ‘Install dummy content’ and your site will become fully functional and you can just change logo and your niche site is designed and you are ready to make money with it.
I can recommend you few best places to buy your theme from:
My Theme Shop is probably the best WordPress themes shop online, and one great thing about them is that you can use some theme you buy from theme for Unlimited sites.
Other theme developers will ask you to buy theme again for every new site you want to start.
Mythemeshop will also offer you amazing niche theme designs, and I bought almost all niche site themes from them.
They are also really affordable and you can find perfect professional niche theme under 50$.
Themeforest is also great themes shop and you can find 1000+ themes for you niche site on TF.
They are also really affordable and professional but they do not offer refunds for their themes and you have to buy some theme over and over again every time you want to start new niche site with that theme.
Website design is really important so you should spend few days on your niche site design so you can create great environment for your visitors and buyers.
If you need any help with your website, wordpress themes or any other stuff about your niche site feel free to contact me at any time and I will help you.
Step 5: Niche Site Plugins
As much as you need great design for your niche site, your plugins are also really important.
I will explain you everything you need to know about WordPress plugins and I will give you inside in my niche site plugins.
WordPress plugins are made to make your niche site run smoother, better and for you to give your site more functionality and security.
I will create you list of the most important niche site plugins, these plugins are light, they will not slow down your website, and you can use some other plugins with these from my list.
Auto Post Thumbnail
This plugin is really important for me because most of my niche articles are full of photos and different products and creating and setting up featured image and thumbnail for every article would take me 5-10 minutes per article and 2-3 hours for 20 articles per day.
This plugin will automatically take your first image from the article and use it as your Featured image and post thumbnail.
You can also disable this plugin for specific posts or categories.
This plugin is free and you can find it on this link.
If you are serious about your niche site you will create few articles per week, and it’s important to always have your site backup.
This plugin can backup your site every week and you can download backup file on your desktop.
So if you accidentally delete something from your site or if your site get hacked you can always send this Backup file to your hosting any they will just replace it and your site will be up and running.
So this plugin is really important not just for niche sites, but for every website.
You can find this plugin for free on this link.
Contact Form 7
If you want to make it possible for your website visitors to contact you, you can use this free plugin called Contact form 7.
This plugin will create amazing simple contact forms for your visitors, you just have to add your mail and that’s it.
You will also get tutorials on how to create contact form and how to test it.
Contact form is important, tons of visitors will contact you about some product, and you can always send them some affiliate link and recommend them some product.
This plugin is free and you can find it on this link.
This is one of my favorite social media plugins.
Digg Digg is floating social media likes and shared plugin, and you can get tons of visitors from social media with this plugin.
Traditional social media plugins are outdated and people can see them only on the start and on the end of your article.
This plugin will float with your article from the top of your article to the bottom of your article, and your visitors can like or share your article if they like it.
This plugin is free, check it on this link.
You will get on average 20-40% more social shares with this plugin.
This is one of the best and most profitable plugins ever made for WordPress.
I started using this plugin 3 years ago and Easyazon increased my earnings for 30% in my first day of using it.
If you are using Amazon Affiliate program for your website this plugin can make you even more money.
When you use Amazon affiliates on your site, you will get commissions only if someone from US buy something through your site.
If someone from UK visit your site and buy some 2000$ engagement ring you will get $0 commission.
Basically, if you have 30 sales per day, 10 from UK, 10 from Canada, and 10 from US, you will get commission only for those US sales, so you basically lose tons of money like this.
When you install this plugin you will get commissions for every country listed on Amazon Affiliate like France, Italy, Brasil, Japan, UK, Canada, Spain and other countries.
You can also read my full tutorial on EasyAzon on this link.
This plugin is paid, and you will pay it 29$ for lifetime license, and you can return that money from one Amazon sale.
Limit Login Attempts
If you are the only one who can access your Admin panel it doesn’t mean you are safe.
There are tons of hackers who are trying to get into niche sites every day.
They use bruteforce attacks so they can access your Admin login and they try billion password combinations.
You can avoid this with one simple plugin.
Limit Login Attempts will block and ban everyone who access your admin login and enter wrong password more than 2 or 3 times.
This plugin is free and you can check it on this link.
WordPress Pinterest Automatic
Pinterest is huge social network and it’s great traffic generator for every niche site.
If you have your niche site with few photos in every article you should definitely use this plugin.
This plugin will save few minutes of your time per every article, it will automatically post your article photos to your Pinterest account.
So you will get passive social media traffic and passive income from those visits.
This plugin will cost you 14$ with lifetime license.
Q2W3 Fixed Widget
This is also one of the best WordPress plugins for your revenue increase.
This plugin will allow your sidebar Ads to float down your article, so you will get on average 30% more click on your ads with this plugin.
I use it on my niche sites and it’s great. It’s also free for life and it’s really simple, you can just install it and let your sidebar items float with your article.
Floating plugin is free and you can get more info about it here.
This is not only Adsense plugin, you can use it for ads from any other Ad platform too.
This plugin will help you insert your ad banners wherever you want in your article.
You will get thousand options with this plugin, you can insert your ads anywhere in your post, you can align it, wrap it, and you can also disable this plugin on specific posts.
This is a free plugin, you can find more info about in on this site.
WordPress SEO by Yoast
This is the most important plugin for your niche site.
With this plugin, you will be able to rank on Google and other search engines for any keyword you want.
In my next article I will show you how to set it up correctly and how to connect it with Webmasters, how to create sitemaps and everything else.
I use this plugin for 5 years now and I find it amazing.
It’s also free and you can check it on this link.
That’s it for Part 2, in Part 3 I will explain you everything about site optimization, how to finish your site, how to get good SEO results, how to submit your site on Search engines, and I will share tons of useful tips for your niche site.
I will show you how to properly submit your site on Social media and how to create social media accounts for your site, I will explain you how to get backlinks and how to monetize your niche site even better.
If you want to read Part 3 of this tutorial you can click here and read it.