Niche Blogs Vs. Niche Minisites
In this video you’ll learn:
- Why most marketers mistakenly advice you to create a niche blog
- The advantages and disadvantages of building a niche blog.
- The difference between a niche blog and a niche minisite.
A Niche Blog Isn’t The Only Option
If your strategy is to build a niche website and make money from advertising programs, you may think that starting a niche blog is what you should really do.
But hold on for a moment, you may be making a mistake.
Most people rush our to create their first niche blog using WordPress or BlogSpot, but they soon realize the sheer amount of work and commitment required to keep their niche blog fresh and relevant.
It’s no easy task, let me tell you. I have created dozens of niche blogs in the past only to seem them wither away and fail before they can even make any kind of substantial income.
Here are the pros of building a niche blog:
- You do not need to plan your content. Just start with whatever you have in mind and keep adding stuff as you think of them.
- You do not need to optimize each page for Google, since quantity matters more than quality in a blog.
- You can deliver the latest news and get traffic by being the first to publish in-demand content.
Here are some of the cons to building a niche blog:
- You have to keep writing new content regularly or your blog dies a slow death in terms of both readership and search engine traffic.
- This means that most of your efforts are wasted and you’re depending on dumb luck to get top Google rankings.
- This is only relevant in niche markets like technology where there’s actual “new stuff” to be reported.
So what’s the alternative to building a niche blog?
For years, niche marketers have been building “minisites” in niche markets, and making money on complete autopilot without ongoing efforts to update the site or add new content.
Niche Minisites Vs. Niche Blogs
In many aspects, a niche minisite shares many things with a niche blog. Both require content, search engine optimization, and monetization with ads or affiliate programs. Here’s how typical niche minisite looks like:
The major difference are:
- Niche minisites do not publish time-sensitive content like news or events. The focus is on conversational, evergreen topics that do not get outdated fast.
- Niche minisites have a manually organized homepage instead of a chronological one like most blogs do. This give the niche minisite owner
Here’s when you know it’s better to build a niche blog:
- Your niche market is active, with lots of news, events and product launches to report.
- You have access to first-hand information, expert opinion and breaking news in your niche market.
- You’re not a numbers-and-spreadsheets person, and you find planning and researching a niche absolutely boring.
On the other hand, here’s when you know build a more static niche minisite is the better option:
- You really do not have much time to build a niche website due to your lifestyle, commitments, or work.
- You are not confident of writing or creating content, and you’re thinking of outsourcing the entire thing altogether.
- You’re not really passionate about the niche, and you’re worries you may eventually lose interest and move on.
With Nichify, you can easily create a niche blog or minisite and make money from our integrated advertising and affiliate marketing features.
Unlike using WordPress or BlogSpot, you never have to worry about installing or upgrading plugins, getting hacked into and losing all your data, or manually managing affiliate links and ads on your content pages.
Signup for Nichify now and give it a spin, absolutely free, for 15 days. I am confident that you will fall in love with the simplicity, features and support we provide to help you build a better and more profitable niche website.