Setting up (the actual process) of a niche website is very easy. It really is only buying a domain name and set up your hosting. Even setting up your website will take 4 seconds (installing wordpress) with i.e. Bluehost. The only thing that stands in the way of a niche website is actually starting one is you.
You may be smarter. Your family might come from privilege. Your daddy may own the company, but you will not outwork me!
– Eric Thomas <<< Click to Tweet this quote
The difficult part of building your niche website is finding the right niche and going for the right keywords. The more time you spend on this in advance, the more time you save later on. There are a few things to consider when building your first niche and here are a few tips to get your started.
Create Lists of Pro’s and Con’s
I personally don’t do lists… I know I should as this is a super easy method of creating some structure from chaos. For some reason I always to loose the list or just don’t know what to write. However it is still a good method to eliminate a few ideas.
This is a fairly common way of doing things, which is writing stuff down (duh). But you are actually creating a sitemap in of what you want to place on your website. Or if you have a few ideas which ideas divide them up into categories and create a few topics like you see below.
(Mind Map of Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income)
As you can see, Pat used his own fears, problems and passions to create various options for niche website ideas. This is a great way to generate content and get ideas that a lot of other people will share, just because hey are human too..
The best option would be to go with “Passion” in this case as most likely this topic will be interesting enough for you to work on for a while. If you would choose something like problems, you might get a bit sad thinking (and working) on your problem for your first niche website.
Better learn with a smile than with a frown..
After you did some heavy soul/mind searching you proceed to to make a list (dammit another list) of your top 10 or top 5 choices. Better do 10 as you have to do some keyword research once you are done. In Pat’s case he got the following top 10 list.
Pat’s Niche Top 10 List
You then proceed to add these into Long Tail Pro and check if
1) What keywords are high volume keywords
2) If there is an exact match domain available
3) What is the competition in your niche
THEN you go forward and buy the domain name, set up your hosting and add your first wordpress site. All this can be done from the back-end (called C-panel) and by pressing “wordpress” and it automatically installs wordpress on your chosen domain. The video below is from BlueHost and shows you how to install wordpress.
And from there on it is adding content to your website. As simple as that.
If you want to know more on how to find keywords to write about, there are various articles on the site that can help you on your way. Here is an article that will show you how much content there is needed for a niche website.
Best of luck and talk soon!