Creating a Successful Niche Website

creating an info website It’s really crazy that I’ve never created a complete video presentation on content marketing and website creation for people who want to learn how it all works.

Occasionally I’ll see YouTube comments that say, “Hey, how do I start making money?” Plus, I’m constantly answering the same questions over and over again via email, Facebook, etc.

Even though I have a lot of info on my site, some prefer visuals.

So it was time for me to create a video that contains a lot of getting-started info all in one place.

And I finally tackle some of the MENTAL mistakes to avoid even BEFORE you begin.

Who Is This For?

Now, if you’ve been following me for awhile and are already finding your way with your website, you may not learn too much.

However, you will finally get to hear about about my keyword research strategy.  The post about my experimental site generated so much curiosity about my process that it was time to address it.

I can tell you now.  Some of you are going to be very inspired, and others are going to be disappointed — depending on how methodical you are when doing certain tasks.

I’m a person who goes with my gut and relies very little on what the numbers say.  So no matter how my strategy is perceived, I’m glad to finally set the record straight.

Both videos are pretty long.  So if you are a more seasoned content marketer, you may prefer to watch the videos on YouTube so you can jump to the desired sections.

I added markers in the description to make it easy to skip to different parts.

Video 1 – Topic Choice, Keyword Research and Common Mistakes

This video is great for people who are just getting started or having trouble getting out the gate.  In one section I discuss why I believe certain topics perform better than others.

For example, the buying mood that your visitor is in when they arrive at your site plays a tremendous role in converting sales and making money.  This is an aspect many people ignore when brainstorming.

I also discuss passion vs. earning potential and the mistakes people make regarding topic choice.

And finally, the video ends with an explanation for why I don’t believe you need to look for very high demand (monthly searches) when using keyword research tools.

Video 2 – Website Creation, Traffic and SEO

In this video you will get an update on my Site Build It! site and I’ll also share the pros and cons of the two building methods I suggest.

There is also a very detailed section on search engine optimization (SEO) and backlinks.   Discover what I think about certain strategies like guest blogging, forum signatures, directory submissions and other backlink building activities in 2013 and going forward.

I still believe there is too much misleading information about SEO these days, so I discuss what Google really wants and why you can’t rely on search engine optimization anymore.

Your Support is Appreciated

I covered a lot of ground in these two videos, so I hope you enjoyed them.  If you found the videos useful, please rate and share. Thanks in advance. :)

Don’t forget to subscribe to my channel so you can keep up with my videos. I recently passed the 50,000 subscriber mark and I am truly humbled by all the support.

Thanks so much for taking time out of your day to watch and I wish you all the best with your websites!

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  1. says

    You uncovered some gold mines in here. I am sure that this will help a lot of marketers. Most marketers think that as long as they follow what everybody is doing, they’ll make money but boy are they wrong. If this is true, then everybody should be making some money. It’s nice that you touch upon the subject of standing out from the crowd. If you really don’t have something good to offer, then you’ll never get anywhere.

      • Anonymous says

        I just finished viewing your you tube video on Content Website Success 101 and it was amazing, THANK YOU.! I have been searching for a process to use to get started and you cleared up a lot of mixed up ideas in my head. This information is very direct and to the point. I try to do a couple hours of reading on internet business a day, now I only have to do one because you condensed the information so nicely. I look forward to hearing about anything you have to say.

  2. says

    Hi Lisa & Folks.
    I commented here a while back during May, now I’m receiving on average 3-5k visitors a day on my website which towers my expectations. I have to thank & salute Lisa & the likes of other helpful webmasters with good experience. The main reason I have got this much traffic is because I found a Great keyword in my niche and harnessed it. The keyword was having lots of searches and will continue to do so, also the competition is fairly low, and I spent a Lot of time building reliable backlinks, creating good social media background for my page; After all Google scans the specific ranking page & looks at the URL page’s social background, backlinks & how “reliable” the text of the page is for the particular keyword. Once you’ve got a few good backlinks from reliable sources, and with ankor text similar to that of your website & the keyword your searching for, and the content relates to your keyword well although the density is fairly low, then you’re in for getting a good ranking for your keyword. The only fault on my website is social media background, only 0.2% of traffic comes from Twitter/Facebook, which is quite low compared to other sites in my niche. It’s better to put all your work into 1 traffic source, the results will be good if you put in hard work & keep at it with that 1 traffic source. Good luck folks. Thanks for the excellent website & content on here :).

  3. says

    Hello Lisa,

    I’ve tried your advices and they worked greatly for my Blog, I’ve shared them so my friends would get the benefits too!

  4. says

    Lisa, I just started my blog last week. I used the free WordPress site to create it. Can I use AdSense to advertise on this? Do I need to register my domain name? If I can’t, is there a way to “transfer” this website to another program and still keep my followers? How do I get my website to come up when Googled? I am a real “newbie” at this and would love some help.

    • says

      You are not allowed to make money from a free wordpress site. It’s against their terms. You either need to upgrade with them to a self hosted wordpress installation ( or move it completely to a new host yourself. The first option is probably the easiest and I would imagine WordPress offers some redirect so you don’t lose your traffic.

      As far as getting search engine traffic, that’s a very complex process. Start here

      • says

        That’s the reason why it’s such a terrible idea to use free WordPress site. You’re not allowed to use ad-sense as well as affiliate link. With respect to ranking, I’ve been very skeptical about using these free web 2.0 property website such blogger, WordPress, weebly, and so forth because I rarely see them rank on the first page of Google.

  5. says


    To create a successful niche website, the first & most important thing is to find a low competitive niche. I just watched video #1 and really impressed with the tips you shared for keyword research. Hope these tips will work out for me.

  6. says

    Hi lisa, i have a website and really needed this to get things started… spending all my time watching both the videos. I’ll practicing them with my website… thanks you

  7. says

    Can I use AdSense to advertise on this? Do I need to register my domain name? If I can’t, is there a way to “transfer” this website to another program and still keep my followers? How do I get my website to come up when Googled?I have to thank & salute Lisa & the likes of other helpful webmasters with good experience. The main reason I have got this much traffic is because I found a Great keyword in my niche and harnessed it.

  8. says

    Hi Lisa,
    Great work done here :) Videos are awesome! Your videos are good and properly shown each n every aspects of the blogging, SEO, Traffic and Keyword Research.
    Thanks for sharing this info with us.

  9. says

    Hyee Lisa !!
    Its really a very nice and informative article that you shared. I was finding difficulty in topic choice and keyword but after watching your first video all my doubts got cleared. I will be looking for a niche website. THank You :)

  10. says

    Thank you, Lisa. I am amazed at the clarity you have provided me. I watched Video 1 and Video 2 is next. I appreciate your conversational style, personal examples and technical expertise. I am going to start working with Long Tail to help narrow my niche! I’ll be riding with you from here on out! Thanks again. I’m a new fan! :)

  11. says

    Thanks for providing very useful tips Lisa.

    A successful website always have a niche content, appealing design and proper White Hat SEO to target the real human audience

  12. Omar Castro says

    Congratulations, your content is really really good and helpful, I love your website and I am engaged with everything you have shared so far. Thanks for everything.

  13. says

    Helo Lisa
    I am weak in topic research and keyword research but get to learn many things from your first vide of the article.Now i have selected a particular topic and also doing keyword research.
    Thank you for sharing your informative article.

  14. says

    Hello Lisa,
    Just getting started with niche blogging, learned keyword research and some other useful things through this guide.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this informative guide.

  15. says

    I really appreciate your effort to educate us on successful blog creations. most of us waste time building a blogs with a very high competition keyword, and when we realise our mistake we have already wasted money and time.

  16. swati says

    Really great post.I understood all the important things like a topic search,keyword and common mistakes of the website.

  17. says

    Hi Lisa,

    What about if I create my website for affiliate purpose only. All my blog post about make money online and affiliate. But I still follow Google guideline such as create the quality posting. What your opinion about this

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