The first step in creating a successful website is to find a niche. This may be anything!
The possibilities are endless, to say the least. Make sure you pick a topic that you have a good deal of knowledge about or are very enthusiastic over. This will make is much easier to write blog posts down the road.
Use and SEO keyword tool to look up other sub-niches that you may not have thought of. More narrow is better than being to broad. Once you find a good keyword you can use for your niche and site name. Check Google Adwords Keyword Planner to see if the ad competition is high and pays well. This will take some time so be patient, finding the correct niche keyword can make or break your online income.
Find a Niche You Understand
If you can not see yourself writing, at least, twenty-five posts (shoot for 50) about the niche you are thinking about starting; you should find a niche you know more about. For this site, my niche is helping people to start a blog and giving tips to new bloggers.
Before I started this site, paid for the domain and web hosting, I was confident in my ability to write more than twenty-five posts on the subject. With this niche, I am able to write about all the steps of setting up a website, goals that should be set, and the social network side of marketing online.
A good way to find topics about a particular niche is finding books on a similar subject and seeing what the chapters are about. You can even go to other websites on the topic and see what they are filling their web space with.
Amazon is a good place to look as well; since you don’t have to buy the books before you see what the chapters are about. This works for a lot of books but not all; find a book that has the ‘look inside’ label over the cover photo and sneak a peek at what is inside.
These almost always include the table of contents. Once you have found a good niche that you know you will be able to write plenty of posts and pages for, it is time to find and purchase a domain name!
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