niche sites

SPI 073: Ask Pat Session 1—Un-Let Go, Traffic, Multiple Niche Sites, Content Mediums and $1k in 3 Months

In this session of The Smart Passive Income Podcast, I'm super stoked to answer voicemail questions from the SPI audience! Every once and a while, I'll be recording podcast episodes that are completely driven and made up of questions asked by you, so if you have any questions you'd like potentially answered on the show, [...]

Niche Site Duel 2.1.0 – My Niche Revealed and What’s Next

It's been a long and treacherous road to find that target niche to build a website for, but I'm happy to share that I've finally landed on one, and now we're ready to move forward! In my last NSD2.0 post, I published an article about a potential keyword and niche that I was thinking about [...]

Niche Site Duel 2.0.2 – I Have an Itch to Tackle this Niche – But Should I?

If you pronounce "niche" phonetically (e.g. "neesh"), then the title of this post doesn't sound quite as good. What about: Should I Beseech this Niche? Or perhaps: Should I Police this Niche? To be honest, that's just silly - doesn't matter. What matters is that for the past two weeks I've been conducting keyword research and I've discovered [...]

Niche Site Duel 2.0 – Criteria and Thoughts for Keyword and Niche Selection

When starting a brand new website, choosing the right topic for your site is the most important part of the process. Everything about our website - the name of it, what it looks like, what we publish - is determined by the topic or niche that we choose, so it's mandatory that we spend some time [...]

What to Do When “All of the Good Ideas are Already Taken” – Tips to Help You Pick a Niche

Lately, I've been getting a lot of emails about niche selection and how to choose the right topic when starting a new website or a blog.  Most people tell me that all of the good ideas (or keywords) are already taken, that there is too much competition and no more room left for them. If [...]

Why Some High Volume Keywords Lead to Disappointment, Even When You Get to # 1

My security guard training niche site, born from the Niche Site Duel here on SPI, has some pretty decent numbers to report since it's birth in September 2010: 224,655 Unique Visitors 758,065 Pageviews $25,389.24 in total Adsense earnings There are a couple of other numbers that I feel are significant too: $224.08 in earnings from the job board The [...]

Niche Site Duel – Investigating a Sudden Drop in Earnings

It's been a while since I last published a dedicated update about my niche site, A lot has happened in the world of search engine optimization since the last update and there's a lot of interesting data to report and thoughts in my head that will determine where I go with this site in the [...]

SPI 036: Multiple Passive Income Streams with Sunil—Success Story, Interview Series 2

In this session of the Smart Passive Income Podcast we continue our back-to-back-to-back series of success story interviews where we get inside the heads of people who are running successful online businesses and learn about how they're making it happen. Today I'm really excited to share my interview with Sunil, a blogger who I've gotten to [...]

Creating Niche Sites with PLR? I Ask The Expert

Currently, I have 4 niche sites—my security guard training site from the niche site duel and 3 others that I have started since. All are on the first page of Google, however the security guard training site is definitely the most successful (see Friday's post)—at least for now. I want to do a lot more, [...]

Affiliate Skin Review: How to Quickly Build Niche and Mini Sites

Editor's Note: This post is a review for a blogging platform that is no longer available. If you’re looking to start a website, recommend using WordPress on Bluehost. This short video will help you get started. (Updated 10/2015) Affiliate Skin is a brand new piece of software launched today by Glen Allsop from, who [...]