Unfortunately, the Webmaster’s Challenge I eluded to in this post has been canceled. However, I’m going to continue with my previous plans for building my niche site, walking you through every step of the process.

Even though there won’t be any official prize ($3,000 in cash total), the true prize will be building a profitable and self-sustaining niche website. I believe I can achieve this, and I’m going to lay everything out for you along the way.

I hope you’re excited about this as much as I am, and if you’re feeling overly zealous, you’re more than welcome to join along with me and start your own niche site. If you do, let us know by leaving a comment below.

I already have my domain name and hosting. For the Challenge, we had to sign up with a specific web hosting company, but now that the challenge isn’t happening, I decided to switch over to my regular hosting service, HostGator. Fortunately, I didn’t have a whole lot started, so it was just easier for me to start a fresh install of WordPress and import my FlexSqueeze settings once I have that installed.

Once my DNS settings change over to HostGator (should be no later than tomorrow), I’ll be able to move forward with the design and necessary pages that every website should have. More on that in a later post.

I’ll be making good use of the Nomad’s Guide to Make Money Online as I talked about in my how to find a niche market post. This guide is an excellent resource for anyone getting into niche marketing or wanting to make money online in general.

I was thinking about the best way to keep my niche site updates and “regular” posts separate from each other, or rather, make it so that you all know the difference and not get them confused.

What I came up with is creating a “Niche Site” category and adding all of my posts that have to do with the niche site to that category. Make sense? If you’re not sure which posts pertain to me building my new niche site or not, simply click on the Niche Site category, and only the posts dealing with that topic will show up. Easy enough, right? Great.

Just a heads-up, the next post dealing with the niche site will deal with choosing a domain name and setting up your web hosting account. In this post I will also reveal the niche I have chosen and the corresponding domain name I bought.

I think that’s all for now. Any questions? Leave them in the comments below…

Rachel and IThat’s right, folks, it’s time for yet another blog post roundup. My oh my does time fly, and I hope you’re enjoying every minute of it. Speaking of, I got to enjoy last weekend in Virginia for my cousin’s wedding (picture of my cousin and I). It was a great time of visiting and spending time with family and also meeting new people.

Did you do anything exciting last weekend? What about this weekend?

Let’s get to last month’s blog posts that you may have missed:

Q&A: Getting Traffic to Your Website

10 Freelance Jobs You Can Start Today

How to Create a Killer Affiliate Marketing Squeeze Page

August 2010 Income Report and Micro Niche Site Update

How To Find a Niche Market and Make Money Online

Q&A: Building Links to Your Website

Now, I have some exciting news. Well… exciting to me at least, but I hope you’ll find it exciting as well.

Starting next month and every month after, not only will you find my last month’s blog posts in each roundup edition, but I’m also going to start including other blogger’s posts that I find interesting and helpful from around the web.

Exciting, right? This will give you an idea of what kind of blogs I follow and enjoy reading, which is healthy as a blogger because you should always be reading and learning. Plus, it helps to build community and allows me to network with other bloggers and bring in new readers.

That’s a big hint, BTW!

So, I hope you’re looking forward to that as I know I am.

P.S. If you want to see more pictures from the wedding last weekend, just add me on Facebook. 🙂

One of the fundamental keys to making money online is being able to find a niche market to sell to. There are thousands upon thousands of niche markets out there, and some with very little competition.

For those just getting started and who want to venture into making money online, they usually face one of two problems:

  • Finding a low-competition niche that isn’t profitable
  • Finding a profitable niche with too much competition

This isn’t always the case, though. Some may have done their homework ahead of time (kudos to them), and others just get lucky (it happens).

However, for MOST people… they don’t have a prayer in the world. They find themselves stuck in one of those two situations, get frustrated when no money comes rolling in and give up.

It’s a real shame. Let me ask you this…

Do you know how to find a niche market?

Unless you’re already making money online, then the answer is probably “No!”

If that’s you, and you’re ready to give it a real go and make money online, then keep reading.

I just got done reading the e-book Nomad’s Guide To Make Money Online. The timing couldn’t have been more perfect for me because I’m in the planning stages of venturing into other niches, as talked about in my recent income report.

You see, I chose to go into the ‘work from home‘ niche, which is by far one of the largest and most competitive of all the niches. What this means is that it’s very hard to get ahead and beat out the competition and make serious money online. Hard… but not impossible. It’s a long road for sure, and I’m still traveling. The ride is fun, though. 🙂

But… I want to venture into smaller, less competitive niches. There will be less work involved, and the rewards can be just as good.

That’s where this book comes into play. I know that it will help you out tremendously just as it’s going to help me. I’ve already gone through it and can tell you that it’s the most complete guide I’ve ever seen that shows you how to make money online by finding niche markets. That speaks volumes considering there is so much information out there. Normally, the information you need is either scattered far and wide or is incomplete, or even inaccurate.

This book is different, though.

Nomad’s Guide To Make Money Online

The book is written by Janet Smith, whom you’ve probably never heard of before, and that’s because she prefers it that way. Janet is a “digital nomad,” able to travel the world while making money online at the same time (hence the name of the book). She specializes in making money with small niches, and was quietly doing so until she decided to write her book and share her knowledge.

The book is so in-depth that it took a solid two days to absorb the information. A two days well worth spent, might I add. Unlike a lot of people that talk about making money online, who always seem to leave out a little bit of important information here and there, Janet doesn’t hold back one bit.

Her approach is honest and straightforward; she starts from the very beginning of the process of how to find a niche market and walks you through step-by-step exactly what you need to do to make money online.

Here’s what you’ll find inside the e-book:

  • The Mindset of a Digital Nomad
  • How to Make Money Online
  • MMO Vocabulary Terms
  • Finding Niches & Conducting Keyword Research
  • 3rd Tiers, Content, & White Hat SEO
  • Backlinks, Black Hat SEO, 1st Tiers, & 2nd Tiers
  • Monetization Methods & Maximizing Your Income
  • How and Why to Get the Right Traffic
  • Tips for Getting Started
  • Helpful (Optional) Tools
  • Free Resources
  • Using the System for an Online Business

The guide is 179 pages long, jam packed with exactly the information you need to understand in order to implement what Janet teaches so you can begin making money on the internet. Let me just say that you don’t need to know this stuff from the get-go. You could be completely oblivious to this stuff and not have a clue what I’m talking about… and you will still be able to understand what is taught in the guide.

Janet goes out of her way to explain everything so that complete beginners can understand and grasp the concepts. The “MMO Vocabulary Terms” in Chapter 3 will immensely help if you fall into this category.

Final Thoughts

I could go on and on, but that would be pointless. The simple fact is that if you’re looking for a way to make money online, you need this guide. I have yet to see another “MMO” guide out there that comes even close to the value of what Nomad’s Guide To Make Money Online offers.

This book is going to be my make money “Bible” when it comes time to start my new niche sites. It’s just that good, and I can’t thank Janet enough for the time and effort she put into writing it.

I highly recommend grabbing a copy for yourself if you want to make money online…

Get your copy today. Version 2 is now out and even better.