How to start a profitable website

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Why are you here?

With all that’s going on in the world right now more people are realising it makes sense to have a back up plan.  What sort? How about an online business. You have obviously been thinking about it otherwise you wouldn’t be here.

You obviously want to know how to start a profitable website. Not much point wanting an unprofitable one after all.

So with more time you have been looking around online and if you are in the UK now know that lockdown will continue for at least another 3 weeks. Clearly a brilliant time to learn the basics and get a website up and running. The best time to create an online business.

Sooo….. what is the first thing you need to do to start a profitable website? Most people just leap in without giving much thought to what their website will be about. Surely its creating the website that’s important, isn’t it? You know, getting it built, adding the fancy bells and whistles to wow the customers. Not really. So how do you start a profitable website? Well you need to start right at the very beginning.

First you need to decide what the website is about.

Choosing A Profitable Website Topicfrog pulling a bag of cash. How to start a profitable website

You can’t just create a website about anything, it has to be a specific topic on which you have a decent amount of knowledge and interest. Well you can, but it would be pointless. You won’t know what you are talking about and it won’t be enjoyable.

The first step, before we do anything, is to decide what the site is actually going to talk about. You need to create a “niche” website. Niche is a word that refers to a small, profitable corner of a market. This means that your site will be very specific and focused on one topic. Your goal will be to dominate this “niche” and become an authority in it. Does that make sense?

Let me give you an example.

You may love sport and take part in a few. Through the process outlined below, you decide on something within that topic that is the right angle for you. You don’t create a website about sport in general. You narrow it down to a very specific piece of this topic (a niche). Through your research you may decide it would be best to create a website about the training process of one particular sport or about the clothing required. Though with the clothing, it could then be narrowed down further into a particular part, such as footwear. Now, THAT is a “niche”. If you became an authority on that specific topic, it would be something that could be very profitable for many years to come.

Isn’t bigger better?

So, you may be thinking “Why should I narrow it down so much? Wouldn’t it be better to go after any sports or at least all equipment needed including clothes or even just clothing?”

I know I thought the same when I started. I had many thoughts along the lines of: What if I run out of things to write about? Surely I need a bigger topic for more variety to make the site more interesting. No and no. You won’t run out of things to say, unless you pick the wrong topic, such as something you have no interest in.

Too much variety on different subjects isn’t good because it means your customer struggles to find what they are interested in amongst everything else you have written about.

Less is good

Wikipedia states: 

  • A niche market is the subset of the market on which a specific product is focused. The market niche defines the product features aimed at satisfying specific market needs, as well as the price range, production quality and the demographics that it is intended to target. It is also a small market segment.

A narrower niche means that there is less competition and the more you narrow down your topic, the amount of competition reduces further.

And the less competition, the greater chance you have of becoming an authority on your topic. When you become an authority it brings more people to your website, they learn to trust you and this brings them back.

HOW to choose your topicmaking a list

Make a list of everything you are passionate about.  Write everything down, everything you can think of.

Then, it’s time to research which of those passions and interests would make the best topic for your website. To do this you need to work out two simple things.

1) How many people are interested in your topic

2) How many other websites there are on this same topic. There are simple, free online tools that you can use to work it all out.

So, step number one is to see how many people are searching for your topic online. This gives us a rough estimate of how much demand there is for a website on this subject.  Visit the “Google AdWords Keyword Tool“. This is a free tool provided by Google and it will let you know a rough idea of how many times someone typed any particular keyword into Google.

How does it work?google adwords keywords

Lets find out. Clink on the link or type it in to google.

You should have a screen like the screenshot opposite. Then click on the blue button that says ‘Go to keyword planner’.

I am showing you as I do it for you, mainly because I have seen so many outdated instructions without anything to show you how it should look. Instructions are fine but you want to be sure you have the right page. Especially when you are discovering this for the first or even re discovering after a long time.

At this point I will confess that it has been a long time since I used this tool and it does look different. It’s also good for me to brush up on such tools and remember to use them. Such tools do make life easier.

And on to the next

So let’s say you decide you are keen on crafts, so you narrow it down to your 2 main interests in that very large topic, knitting and crochet. You put in crafts, knitting and crochet just to see what happens and to try out the tool.

There is less competition but still plenty of visitors looking and searching for information. So then you need to scan the list to find potential topics.

Altogether there were 2,651  results just from the 3 words.

Keywords that you provided:google adwords keywords 1

crochet

100K – 1 M   High

knitting

10K – 100 K  High

craft

100K – 1 M  High

So crafts and crochet both have 100,00 – 1,000,000 average monthly searches. So the narrower subject of crochet is more popular than knitting.

So we take that one and put that into the keyword planner. There are 667 results, just from crochet.

The top 5 that come up are these:google adwords keywords 1

crochet patterns

10K – 100K High

amigurumi

10K – 100K High

free crochet patterns

10K – 100K High

crochet blanket

10K – 100K High

crochet baby blanket

10K – 100K High

So crochet patterns and free crochet patterns are highly popular searches with amigurumi in between them.

A topic of patterns could be narrowed down further into amigurumi patterns. You will have noted that Amigurumi was another popular search. Or baby clothes , blankets, or more specifically, baby blankets  even.

While you are on the webpage “Google AdWords Keyword Tool“, spend some time playing with various words of ideas  that interest you. then choosing narrower subjects from the words offered. This will help you learn how it works and make it easier and faster when you are needing particular keyword.

What’s next?

Now you know that it’s possible to make a site about crochet patterns, you need to check the amount of sites that there already are about crochet patterns. Of course, if you find that there’s 100 million sites about crochet patterns, you will need to go back and look at other crochet niches.How to start a profitable website 1

To find this information, all we need is Google. So type Crochet patterns into Google  Now you look at the top of the page, just above the first entry where it says “About 132,000,000 results “.

This means that there is 132,000,000 web pages on this term. It may seem like a lot, but it’s not that bad because in reality, only percentage of those sites will be very good with high quality content. Compare it to the general term of crochet where you get: “About 891,000,000 results”.  Plus google will have scanned the entire internet for that search term, so even a mention will have that page included.

Another popular search was Crochet Blankets. Put into Google it came up with: About 106,000,000 results so lower still.

Just play around with your words and ideas until you have settled on what you want your niche site to be about.

Niche done, ready to go

Well not quite but that is a major step forward you have made a start. Many jump into building a website, buy the first domain name they think of and the first topic they think of. Many also go for a topic rather than a niche at first thinking it will be easier.

Admittedly it does sound as though it will be. The reality is, that 6 months down the line, you are likely to scrap that site and start again, having taken the steps of choosing a niche and domain name carefully.

That time won’t have been wasted, you will have learnt a lot. The original site could be kept for trying out new ideas or plug ins before adding them to your main site. Also could be something you might want to go back to.

A little planning in the early stages can save you a lot of time later.

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Easy Article Writing tips

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Writing Good Quality Articles  

The internet is all about content whether it’s good, bad, vague or weird. For you to attract traffic to your article or website you need unique content that captures a reader’s imagination and will keep them on the page and coming back for more. The use of keywords and link building  for SEO by search engines is a major challenge for all bloggers. This is where article writing tips come in handy, the more you know the easier it is

Major blog owners are using the correct ranking process, which is getting ranked by the consistent posting of good quality content.

Here are some Easy Article Writing tips

What is makes a good quality article? A quality article informs, entertains, convinces or converts, and conveys a compelling message in a clear and concise manner.

 Guides in the creation of a quality article.

  • Your article should contain resources that are useful.post Easy Article Writing tips
  • It should contain practical tips that your readers can use and easily apply. Step by step ‘How to’s’ are often popular.
  • If you are writing an article on a topic that encourages discussion, you should give an alternative view and encourage readers to discuss the topic.
  • Your content should have your ‘voice’ that makes it personal to you. Adding your own experiences can help the reader identify with you. Once your readers know the content is consistently good you will have established a degree of trust with them  that will bring them back regularly.
  • When writing your article any facts should be supported with references and links to the original post. That way they can check the original and read  further if they wish.
  • When writing about a topic or idea be sure the information good quality and up to date. It’s no good writing about methods of doing things on the internet from 10 years ago.

Wikipedia has a page on articles HERE

  • This page advises on article layout and style, and on making an article clear, precise and relevant to the reader.

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What Constitutes Bad Content

If there are quality articles, it means there should be rubbish articles also. Rubbish or bad articles are those that have no relevance, its just writing for writings sake.

Tips to avoid when writing a good article:

  • Affiliate links: Too many affiliate links is not considered a good idea.
  • To many repetitive sentences without substance can put people off. You sometimes see this when people are trying to reach a set word count. It may meet the criteria set but is boring for the reader.words crossed out
  • Too much of a hard sell is very off putting for potential customers and readers. You aren’t there to make a hard sales pitch. What you are there for is to introduce things that your customers will find useful or will solve a problem they may have. If a person makes enquiries and you cannot help with what they seek then you can always send them in the direction of help that is available. You wont get that sale but they will be back because you were so helpful and solved a problem for them.
  • Guest Posting: When writing articles for guest posting check their guidelines and write accordingly. Going off topic will not get it accepted.

Proofread all you write

Most of the time you write and just assume your content is good and it’s ready to publish without checking. That’s not always the case. You should proofread your articles and check the spelling etc. Though there are plug ins that will check spelling and give a reading on the SEO. A good one will also show when your article falls short in the SEO department with advice on what to add where. A good one that I use is Rank Math and its free. The website gives a rundown on all the features. Certainly worthwhile to give it  try. When I added it to my sites I went back over previous posts and discovered that many early ones had a very low score. Those were changed and re added to Google Console.

Programs like Grammarly and so many others can also be useful but even then its a good idea to check the article over just to ensure there isn’t a glaring error that was missed.

Check the word count too if you want it an optimum length to be indexed by Google and moved up the ranks.

Writers Block

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It happens to us all at some point or other. You sit down to write but words just won’t flow and you lose your focus. You try a bit of  brainstorming but that comes up blank too. Then you try reading a few blogs for inspiration, playing around with keywords but still the words aren’t there.

What do you do?

Talk to Someone

When you experience writers block, it  can be good to talk to someone.  To a friend or a family member maybe. Whoever is supportive of your work. Tell them  you are looking for inspiration and see what happens.

Do Some Exercises

Sometimes a block can be due to stress from an event or situation. In that case walk away from your work and focus on something else. Go for a walk or a run, if you like running, do yoga or some other form of exercise for a while.

More Ideas

Meditation can be an excellent way to set the mind free and bring new ideas.add new

Something I do is every time I get an idea for a post I write it as a post title. Then I will start writing a few lines that came with the idea. After coming to a natural halt, I will save the new post as a draft to add to later. I do this quite often as when the idea appears I might not have the time to research and write the piece there and then but I don’t want to forget about it.

That way there are often several blogs posts waiting to be fleshed out. If you have no ideas you can look through those waiting until one sparks interest. Or try adding a few more lines to each and one will have you writing more.

Sometimes we subconsciously sabotage ourselves. Read about limiting beliefs in this post. HERE!

The Variety of Article Styles

What sort of articles would be best for you to write?  So what sort are there?

  • Articles about tips (as this one)
  • Comparison articles ( comparing products)
  • Articles about personal experiences (depending upon the blog niche)
  • Review Articles
  • How to articles

There are of course more but this gives you the general idea.

In conclusion

So there are many variations to focus upon. The articles or posts you write will of course depend upon the niche you have chosen and that will determine your topics.

Whatever you focus upon, if you have personal experience the reader will often like to hear about it. It gives them a connection with you and helps build the trust.

The main thing is to fill your website/blog with good quality content that will be interesting enough to bring people back and rank well with Google. The more you rise up Googles ranks, the more traffic you are likely to get to your website.

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Simple Affiliate Marketing tips

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It doesn’t matter whether you are new to this or been doing it for years, it is an ongoing learning process. Everyone, it seems, is always interested in simple affiliate marketing tips. Knowledge is power and the more we know the better our businesses are.

Tips for Affiliate marketing.

Every, or maybe that should be, most affiliate marketers are always looking for the successful market that gives the biggest paycheck.

Some think there is a magic formula that is readily available for them if only they could find it.

Actually, it is both more complicated than that and easier than that. The magic formula is good marketing practices that have been proven over many years and of course, hard work and dedication.

There are basic formula’s that have worked before with online marketing and are continuing to work in the growing online affiliate marketing world of today. With these 3 simple affiliate marketing tips, you will be able to able to increase your sales and survive in the affiliate marketing online.

What are the basic formula’s?marketing Simple Affiliate Marketing tips

1. Using unique web pages

to promote each separate product you are marketing. Do not lump all of it together just to save time, effort or  money. It is best to have a site focusing on each and every separate niche and nothing more.

Always have product reviews on your website so visitors will have an initial understanding on what the products can do to and for those who buy them. Include testimonials from those who have already tried the product if you can. Check that your customers are willing to allow you to use their names and/or photos on the site of the product you are marketing.

You can also write articles highlighting the uses of the product and include them on the website as an additional page. Make the pages attractive, compelling and include calls to action on the information. Each headline should attract the readers to try and read more, even contact you. Highlight your special points. This will help your readers to learn what the page is about and will want to find out more.

2. Offer free downloadable ebooks

to your readers. If possible position them at the very top side of your page so it they simply cannot be missed. Try to create autoresponder messages that will be mailed to those who input their personal information into your sign up box. According to research, a sale is closed usually on the seventh contact with a prospect.b;og

Only two things can possibly happen with the web page alone: closed sale or the prospective customer leaving the page and never returning again. By placing useful information into their email inboxes at certain specified times, you will remind them of the product they thought they wanted to buy and hopefully will return later. Be sure that your content gives them specific reasons to buy the product. Don’t make it sound like a sales pitch because that can be off putting. The hard sell approach no longer works, people tend to back away.

Focus on important points like how your product can make life easier and more enjoyable and or solve a problem they may have. Include compelling subject lines in the email. As much as possible, avoid using the word “free” because there are still older spam filters that dumps those kind of contents into the junk before even anyone reading them first. Convince those who signed up for your free ebook that they will be missing something big if they do not avail of your products and services.

3. Get the right kind of traffic

that is targeted to your product. Just think, if the person who visited your website has no interest whatsoever in what you are offering, they will be among those who move on and never come back. Write articles for publication in e-zines and e-reports. This way you can locate publications that is focusing on your target customers and what you have put up might just grab their interest.

Try to write a minimum of 2 articles per week, with at least 800-1500 words in length, preferably more. By continuously writing good content you can generate more targeted readers to your site per day.
Always remember that only a small percentage of the people visiting your site are likely to buy your product or your services. Which is why we try to generate as much traffic as possible to our websites each day.

The tips given above are not difficult to do, if you think about it. It just requires time and action on your part, especially with writing content. The saying is: ‘Content is king’.

 

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There is always more to learn. Keep reading others hints and tips too. Knowledge really is power.

Not all tips will be useful bit over time you will learn to try out and use just the ones that resonate with you. If they feel right, they will be the most useful an just what you need.

You could read 50 tips and only get a handful of usable tips but that handful or even 1 or 2, could be the ones that make the difference and start you on the road to earning. .

Whether its tips or a new way of doing something, affiliate marketers are always learning because they need to keep up.

 

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