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Three Reasons Your Niche Site Makes No Money and You Should Get Rid of It

February 20th, 2013

internet-marketingThis is meant to be a really short post with three short reasons your niche website is making no money.  I’ve built a few sites based around tightly defined niches — some successful, some not.  By comparing my successes with my failures, I think I am in a good position to offer up some lessons I have learned in the niche marketing game.

Three Reasons You’re Niche Site Makes No Money

1) You don’t care about the products associated with the niche or people interested in the niche.  In comparing two successful sites I’ve created and that generate income against two unsuccessful sites that don’t generate income, it’s clear to me that you need to at least sort of like the niche you are building the website around.  If you like the niche, you will spend more time working on the site.  Try to find a niche that you don’t despise.

2) Sales in your niche don’t pay well.  If you’re working your tail off to sell a product that generates a $10 commission for you, then you need to sell a lot of this product to make any money.  Sure, it will probably be difficult in the beginning to sell products that generate higher commissions, but in the long run, it may be a better idea to promote higher cost products.  Why work your butt off for small commissions?  Selling anything is difficult.  Seeing one big commission will encourage you to work even harder.

3) You don’t genuinely recommend the products you are, um, recommending.  This is probably the biggest hurdle to having a successful niche website.  If you are only thinking about the money at the end of the road, you probably won’t get too far.  I don’t mean that it is bad to be thinking about profit at every step of the process of creating a niche site — I mean, why else would we make niche sites? — I just mean that it will be a whole lot easier to make money in a niche with products you can genuinely recommend.  Make things easier on yourself.

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*I want you to feel like this when you’re working on your niche websites.

Making Money on Hubpages Takes Work

April 15th, 2010

Today, I was talking to someone who recently started writing at Hubpages and also has written a few posts over at Xomba, another great site to write for, and she mentioned to me that making money with Hubpages seems like a lot of work.

It’s funny, because I hear these sentiments all the time. People seem to think (at least in the very beginning) that making money online or generating interest in your content online is going to happen very fast.

We often confuse the fast nature of the Internet with quick, overnight success.

I asked my friend if she has ever done anything worthwhile that didn’t take a lot of work. She replied, “Well, no.”

Making money on Hubpages–a very cool site not only for the fact that it allows you to write content that gets to the top of search engines and can be used to earn money and promote your work but also because it is just a fun place to be–takes work and of course time.

I recently read something on the Hubpages blog (it could have been written by Ryan Hupfer, I’m not sure) about how Hubbers make more money on their Hubs months and years after they’re written. I can back this up from experience writing at the site.

You will earn money for something you write today for years to come. But it takes work to figure out what works well on the site and what kind of content will get search traffic.

How to Promote Your Blog and Make Money

November 25th, 2009

pile_of_moneyI was getting ready to write a new post and for some reason revisited some articles I had written months ago but I hadn’t thought of in some time.  There was some good info in some of these posts, so I decided in this post I would bring them to your attention.

Here they are in all they’re glory.  Click ‘em, read ‘em, let me know what you think.  

Four Ways to Promote Your Blog  and gain traffic, subscribers, and maybe some friends.

Looking to start a brand new blog?  Why Not Buy One?  An established blog will have some age, links, content, and hopefully traffic.  These are all good reasons to buy.

Five SEO Tips to Turbocharge Your Website  These are some basic and easy things you can do to make your website more visible to search engines and clearer to your possible visitors.  Make the user experience better, and you will be rewarded.

Can You Really Make Money with Internet Marketing?  Many have tried.  Many have failed.  Some have succeeded.

Six Online Business Myths the Aren’t True  As in any line of work there are misconceptions, misunderstandings, and sure, some lies in internet marketing.

Make Money Writing for Xomba

October 23rd, 2009

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Xomba is billed as “A social network geared toward people who like to write” and is a great place to make money online for creating written content.  It is an Adsense sharing site, which means that you split Adsense advertising revenue 50/50 with the site.  It’s owned by Internet entrepreneur and writer Nick Veneris and run by a very competent and passionate team based in Florida.

It’s a good place to write and earn.  Xombytes are posts a minimum of 150 words and can be about, well, anything you want them to be.  You can write about music, politics, the new camera you want to buy, or celebrities and movies.  Celeb and movie subjects do really well on this site, so if that’s the kind of thing you write about, mount up.

You can also include a link back to your site in your post, so it can be a helpful way to promote yourself and gain exposure for your content while making money in the process.

Xomblurbs are more like a social bookmarking type of thing, in that they have to include a link to a website or article and only have to be 50 words long.  

So why Xomba?

  • Get more exposure for yourself and your writing by writing for an established site that already gets substantial traffic.
  • Connect with other writers (if you want to)
  • Earn money from advertisements displayed 
  • Dedicated staff and owner who really care about the site and the writers

Sign up for Xomba.com.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Meet Abmox, Xomba’s official mascot. Cute, ain’t he?
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