You will also learn how to generate good content for the site to optimize it for search engines along with setting up your ads.
- Design and Build your Site
Now that you have found, researched, and developed your monetization plan for your niche, it’s time to actually design and build your small niche website. You want to create a fairly basic, professional, and clean looking website. To start you want the site to have a good header. Just find the logo for your product and add something to the logo like the “Crazy Limo Fan Site.”
Even if you don’t know much about design yourself that is Ok. Small Niche Websites should be fairly basic and visitors want information more than an amazing looking website. For these small niche sites, I would suggest using WordPress to design the site. Search engines love WordPress and they are naturally SEO friendly. And of course, it takes a lot of the design work and time out of the equation.
I would recommend finding a web host that has Cpanel as the control panel. It will usually come with a program called Fantastico that allows you to install WordPress in one-click. That will save you a lot of time. If you do a little research it won’t be hard to find some decent and cheap web hosting.
You also want to keep in mind while you are designing the site where you are going to place your ads. You don’t want to design the site and find out that there is no room for your ads.
In addition to all this, you can create a database of all your potential clients as you find email address and connect with them at regular intervals of time. This is how you get to improve the sales of your website along with building healthy relations with your consumers.
- Generate Content and SEO
The next step once you have designed the layout of your site is creating the actual content. When creating your content you always need to have SEO in mind.
You are probably wondering where you are going to find all the content for your website. The best place to find content for your niche site is Wikipedia. When you go looking for information on Wikipedia, make sure not to copy and paste! Google hates it and your search engine ranking will crash. What you need to do is put all of the information you gather from Wikipedia into your own words. It’s actually quite easy and won’t take you long at all.
Again, when you are writing make sure to be thinking about SEO. Whatever your keywords are, such as Crazy Limo, use them as much as possible as you are writing the content. You also want to include them in your header tags. If you aren’t a writer and are worried about that aspect, don’t. It doesn’t have to be perfect. The visitors to your site just want information and hopefully, you can get them to click your ads.
The only other thing you will need to do that will help the SEO of your niche site is to create backlinks. Backlinks are links to your site from other websites. It won’t take long to create a good number of backlinks.
– Post on related forums. If your site is about a game, find forums about that game/game console and make some posts. Include a link to your site in your signature. Make sure not to spam sites with your link!
– Comment on related blogs. Find blogs about your subject and comment. Just make sure to include your link and remember, no spamming.
– Take advantage of social networking. Submit your site to social networking sites such as Digg and even Myspace.
- Setup your Ads
Setting up your ads is the last thing you need to do before getting ready to launch your small niche website.
The first step is to put up Google Adsense as it’s very quick and easy. Make sure that you edit the colors to your site so that they blend in. Once the Adsense is on your site, be sure to add a URL channel to your Adsense so that you can keep up with your ad impressions and click-through rates for the site.
Once you have an Adsense setup, it’s time to set up your affiliate links. You should add this to a separate page on the site so that it looks like a store. If you use Commission Junction, just set up the products you found that relate to your product on the page. Visitors to the site will click on the product and be sent to a secure site where they can make their purchase, and that is when you collect your commission. You don’t have to do anything after you set up the links as far as shipping, etc. Just sit back and wait for your commission.
- Setup DNS
The only thing left to do at this point is to point your domain to your new web host. Just login to your domain registrar and change the nameservers from the registrar to the web hosts. It will take up to a couple of days for the domain to resolve to your new host and for the site to be live.
There you have it, all you need to know to build and make some great money with small niche websites! As long as you follow the steps I have outlined, you’ll be well on your way to making money!