Back in the Summer of 2010 Pat Flynn was challenged by Tyrone Shum to see who could build the most profitable niche website from scratch.
There was only 1 rule: no paid advertising to generate traffic
They went about laying out the steps on how they identified their niches, built their websites and used 2 different techniques to get traffic to their websites. Who was the final winner? You can find that out here: Tyrone Shum and Pat Flynn’s Niche Site Duel
Recently Pat announced that he will be doing it all over again! That is very exciting because a lot has changed since the days of getting organic traffic from the search engines and social has opened the doors to massive amounts of traffic. Many of the techniques used in the past wouldn’t have been considered ‘black hat’ SEO or anything, they just don’t work anymore. Even if you create 100% unique and high quality articles, you won’t get any Google love by submitting them to article directories. That is just 1 example.
But on the other hand, you have the authorship write-up in google+, twitter and facebook pages and more. Short videos in YouTube for very targeted niches are fairly easy to rank as well. I will be very interested to see what strategies Pat will be following when building his new niche website as well as get traffic to it.
I hope he will allow viewers to contribute their journey as they create a Niche Site as well in the upcoming Niche Site Duel 2.0, as that was one of the best parts of the duel on the last go round. I have a couple ideas on a couple Niche Sites I would like to finish up on as well. Originally when I started How To Earn Money .TV I started to produce a series on building a Niche Website. You can see how I came up with the Niche as well as the keyword research behind it by watching the Keyword Research Tutorial which led to Installing a WordPress Blog in Minutes.
I left off with installing the blog and moving on to finding a good affiliate program to use on the website. I had one in mind but it turned out they cancelled their affiliate program around that time and the project went on the back burner as I started on another Niche Membership Website. The Niche Membership site has become a huge success but requires quite a lot of time to manage and run. With over $100,000 in sales in 6 months it has occupied a lot of my time until recently.
So now I am going to blog about the creation of a couple niche websites. I am not quite ready to reveal exactly what I will be creating, but most likely one will be a shopping cart driven website that takes online purchases either through an affiliate program or drop shipping arrangement where I can get higher commissions, but also higher risk and involvement. The best way I can describe the other website is a very local, city specific used car website. Income will be generated through commissions earned through referrals. There might also be some PPC advertising spots on both sites in the future.
So stay tuned, I will be posting more information about the Niche Site Duel 2.o as I get everything ready so I can hit the ground running in June/July 2013!
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