I have wanted to get into making niche websites for a while now. I constantly come up with what I think are brilliant ideas and I start them and don’t finish or I don’t start them at all.
I am going to continue with the site that I created a couple of months ago that I haven’t done much with yet. I decided to join in Niche Site Duel 2.0 (NSD2.0) that Pat Flynn is hosting on Smart Passive Income so that I will follow through.
The site that I will be trying to rank in Big G and make money with is Coon Hunters Club.
I have a good friend who is helping me out with all of the information. I chose this topic because I know a lot of people who are obsessed with coon hunting and they spend A LOT money on it. I needed a topic that would have relatively low competition and has the potential to make money.
I had thought of other topics as well but when I checked the competition for this particular subject I felt the most confident that I could out do the competition.
I chose the phrase coon hunters club because I think it will be fairly easy to rank for. I wanted the site to just be called coon hunters, but that was taken so I chose coon hunters club.
Pat suggests that the keyword you want to rank for has at least 3,000 local searches per month. Here are the statistics for the term coon hunters.
So you can see there are 3600 local searches for ‘coon hunters’ and 880 local searches for ‘coon hunters club.’
According to Longtail Pro I am ranking number 13 in Google for the term ‘coon hunters club’ and number 26 for the term ‘coon hunters.’ I have barely done any back linking work so I think that these results are a good indicator that this site will be successful with some work.
So far I have 12 articles posted. There were base articles. There is one on each breed of coon dog and includes their history, strengths, and weaknesses.
I paid a writer on Odesk $3 apiece for the articles. They were poorly written but saved me from having to do a lot of research. I heavily edited the articles and fixed all of the grammar mistakes and run on sentences.
I also went back and paid $4 apiece for ten more articles. These articles covered basic coon hunting tips. Once again they are poorly written but I have the information I need and something to work off of.
Now that I have most of the basics either published or ready to be edited and published I am going to write the rest of the articles myself. I am also going to focus a lot of time on doing product reviews.
Pat Flynn suggests making a list of 50 articles that can be written on the topic so I pulled out a spread sheet and began listing ideas.
The Ultimate Resource
For this site to be successful it has to be helpful. I am not impressed with any of the other websites on this topic. I think I can make my website a lot more helpful than what is already out there.
Besides all of the articles that will be posted, I wanted to have a resource on the site that people would be searching for. I decided that I would make a list and link to all of the coon hunters clubs across the country. This way anyone who is searching for a coon hunters club will find the list and hopefully stick around awhile longer.
As of now I have $106 dollars invested in this site. $36 on a domain name and one year’s hosting through Go Daddy (after coupon codes) and $70 on articles. I don’t plan to spend any more money on this site unless necessary.
I will use Amazon affiliate links and Google Ad Sense as the primary monetization methods. I will document the everything I do and the sites success of failure on here.
I am not sure that it is a good idea for me to link to the site through here, but if you guys want to check it out visit www(dot)coonhuntersclub(dot)com
Come back and let me know what you think.