Fancy a Challenge? Follow These Steps…
Your inbox is probably filled with messages promising a “fast, easy, effective” strategy to build lots of money making sites overnight.
You and I both know these programs rarely work as advertised. Maybe if you have a few years of experience and a few hundred dollars for advertising socked away, but certainly not right out of the box.
But just because a few unscrupulous marketers are willing to bend the truth to make a quick buck doesn’t mean it’s actually impossible to build a site fast. I’ve done it and seen it done plenty of times, some of them with pretty substantial results.
While you won’t be counting your new cars by Monday, you can certainly get a new niche-website up in less than a weekend, ready to start making money. Here’s how I do it.
Part 1 – Research and Outline
Even in high speed mode, you need to stop and do a bit of quick research. Fortunately, we can boil it down a bit to get a site online even faster:
- Choose a Niche – To speed things up, choose a niche you KNOW is profitable. One of the big evergreen niches. Check Amazon for top selling products or go to Clickbank and choose something in a niche that gets 200+ gravity products.
- Select 5-10 Keywords – Now find a handful of keywords in that niche. Try to match them together and look for terms with low or medium competition in AdWords Keyword Tool, and between 500 and 1000 monthly searches (no more!)
- Check Your Competitors – Look at competitor sites by searching for each of those terms. See what content they write, how they monetize and what you can do better than them, even in a short period of time.
- Surf the Industry Hot Spots – Go to forums, blogs, and other websites considered “hot spots” in this industry and build a database of information (however small it is) you can reference as you build your site. Whether you’ve been writing about this topic for years or just started today, you need to SEEM like an expert.
From start to finish, this step should take you less than 2-3 hours. Would this be enough for a larger site or an infoproduct? No, not even close to enough, but for a 10-20 page mini-niche site, it’s plenty.
This may be quick, but there are a lot of steps, so we’re going to continue this later in the week with Part 2 of the quick-weekend niche site building plan. Check back soon!