Lots of bloggers are intrigued by the concept of creating niche review sites and making money while they sleep. The premise seems simple, but depending on the niche you dive into, you could have a hard time finding success.
In my last article here on Basic Blog Tips, we talked about a few different niches that you could start making money with right now. To help you better understand how niche websites are created and focus their content on driving leads and generating revenue we are going to take a look at five different examples.
These examples of niche websites cover a wide range of interests, from web hosting and online gaming to health care related topics.
When creating niche review sites the important thing to remember is that you want to become the #1 resource for whatever it is that you are trying to rank and push leads on.
Here's an example before we get started.
If you wanted to create a niche review site on knives, you would want to provide the following:
- Category of different types of knives
- Reviews on each type of knife
- Comparison posts of top knives
- Q&A related to knives
- Researching knives long tail keywords
By focusing your efforts on everything possible about knives (your niche of choice), you are more likely to rank in the search engines with a free organic listing. The less competition in your niche and the more long tail keywords you go after, the better chances you have for ranking in the top results.
Let's Dive Into the 5 Examples of Niche Review Sites!
Everyone loves some nice screenshots and visual examples, so that's what we are going to do.
Be sure to check out each of the niche website ideas listed below and see how they are focusing their effort on creating quality content, then passing them along to actually sign up for a lead gen offer.
As bloggers and site owners, we are all too familiar with the world of WordPress themes and the many services out there that offer premium theme subscriptions.
Of course some of them are better then others, and a site like ThemeGrade.com made it their business of building a collection of themes and rating them, while earning a commission on all referred sales.
If you want to talk about a competitive niche, then you would have to start talking about online gaming. While gaming isn't as big in the U.S. as it is in the rest of the world, there are plenty of review sites out there. Many of them will break down their niche sites based on specific games, like this example does for roulette. Notice how they point out the top roulette bonuses and use “play now” to bring in new referred players from their site.
Web Hosting Geeks
Just like we are all familiar with WordPress themes, we all know the high commissions that web hosting services can pay out. There's no wonder why it's easy to find niche review sites focused on finding a fantastic webhost. One of the largest and most successful hosting reviews sites in the game today is WebHostingGeeks. It's one thing to offer reviews of your own, but their massive site has been able to collect almost 9,000 original and authentic reviews from hosting customers around the world. Quality stuff!
I originally used “knives” as an example at the beginning of the post without the thought of using it as real example. I plugged “knife reviews” into Google and came across the free niche website below. This is an excellent example of what I mentioned earlier, in that the site breaks down the many different types of knives out there, then provides individual reviews and ratings on each.
Lastly we have a simple looking (yet awesome) HDTV review site. While the main page of the site looks like your normal blog and article content, it's actually a lot more complex and even has a form for you to sort out the best reviews on the site based on television brand, size, price range and rating. Another great example of how you can create an effective niche site using WordPress as a blogging platform.
Now it's time to start creating niche review sites of your own!
With all of these examples and the breakdown that I listed at the top of the page, you should have a lot of great ideas for a niche and how you can start creating niche review sites of your own. Find some good looking niche website templates and once your niche blog is created and established, it could be a great source of monthly income for you or you could even go on to sell the site for a nice payout.
Be sure to integrate Amazon into your niche website earnings strategy. Here's a video from Lisa Irby that will give you some tips for making money with Amazon on your niche site.
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