Imitate Before you Innovate
Nov03

Imitate Before you Innovate

When you are new to niche website building it’s important to learn as much as you can so as to build a high quality website which is useful for your users and becomes seen as a valuable resource. A really good place to start is with people who already do it. You should always seek to imitate before you start to innovate! Why? Because if you don’t know what already works, the history of what works and what people are doing there is no way that you can better what is already being done. You must first learn the system and then look to better it once you fully understand how everything works. Imitate A great place for beginners is www.smartpassiveincome.com. This blog is run by a guy called Pat Flynn and he really does a good job in communicating ideas and what works in building websites to people at all levels. Not only that but he has really built a name for himself in the community so he has access to interview people who are very knowledgeable within the industry. Innovate When you have learned everything you need to know about building a successful niche website, you can then look to further your reach in the SERPs by using other techniques. I’d recommend checking out a guy called Alex Becker over at www.source-wave.com to see what he is up to. Always interesting viewing and something to think...

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Building Value Three Ways
Oct31

Building Value Three Ways

When you start thinking about creating a niche website you need to make sure you are bringing value to the table. In this post I would like to outline some ideas about how you might bring value to your readers and those who come across your website in the internet. 1. Knowledge First of all you should have good knowledge about the topic which you are building your site around. Without knowing much about the topic you aren’t going to have much to say and what you do say will probably not be revolutionary. So, make sure it’s a topic that you have great knowledge, passion or preferably both about. 2. Frequency If you only have time to share some of your knowledge once a year at Christmas when you are at home in front of the fire, that’s not really going to cut it for your readers. You should be able to commit come time each day to writing or publishing material on your niche website. On a similar note, if you are publishing content that links to products to buy you need to keep on top of whether they go out of production. If you are trying to sell something that is not for sale you won’t be making any money. 3. Spread the Word Social media such as Facebook, Google + and Twitter are essential forms of communication for any website in the 21st century. They offer you a platform to reach millions of people very easily. However, with that being said you shouldn’t go out and sign up to all hundred or so that there are out there. It’s better to have a few channels which are updated regularly and look professional than 15 which are hardly used. It takes a lot of time and effort to maintain them so think carefully before you start....

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