A Niche Site Project subscriber sent me an email:
"I'm sick of being a failure, of seeing no success! I am now so ready to finally really do the work and make it work no matter what!
I am sick of trying everything without doing anything, getting stuck in not knowing how to go about it in a productive manner with increased momentum.
I want to leave all that behind and truly focus on one course from beginning to end and do whatever it takes to finally see the light at the end of this dark tunnel.
I want and desire to be self-employed and really work full time as an online entrepreneur that makes money, not just playing at it or trying it out for size.
I've been at it for years and it is amazing how far I've come and the amount of wasted money spent without any results. I want a big change, a change for the better."
I want to point out that this isn't a unique story...
This is a smart, hard-working person.
She's read dozens of blog posts.
She's listened to hours of podcasts.
And she's watched hours of YouTube content about Niche Sites.
The majority of people that want to start niche sites fail.
A lot of people never actually get started.
Maybe they don't like the uncertainty of working on something for hours without knowing if it will actually pay off.
And maybe you're not exactly like the person above, maybe you have a different motivation:
For me, here are the reasons:
And the people that do get started have issues too. I hear this sort of stuff all the time:
No matter what...
You want to stop trading time for money
Building a profitable & passive niche site isn’t easy…
…it takes hard work…
…and a proven plan…
You have the drive, you just need a repeatable plan.
One of the main issues is that there are so many sources out there for information…
One blogger says you should do one thing……
And another blogger says you should never do that thing…
It’s confusing and frustrating…
You end up following some advice from blogger #1…
and then change your strategy…
Then you’re right back where you started.
But not everyone is struggling...
Niche Site Entrepreneur making $20,000 per month, One Man's Brand
"Doug and I had some coaching sessions to talk shop about Amazon Affiliate marketing and niche sites. We traded advice and best practices, especially around scaling and growth.
I saw all the coaching sessions with Rob and realized I wanted to hear about how a systematic approach could be applied to my portfolio of niche sites. He helped me pin point key factors that jeopardize growth."
(Niche Site Entrepreneur, making $16,000 per month as of September 2016)*
"One of my biggest setbacks at the time was not being able to create niche sites with any sort of system.
Doug taught me to let go of my perfectionist ways. We worked together to build a bunch of Amazon affiliate article templates."
The amount of time and energy I spent researching niches and creating custom article templates was wearing me down.
And you think to yourself: "How can I do that?"
When someone creates an Amazon Niche Site in a competitive niche, there's no magic or luck involved.
You may not be able to detect it, but there's always something (simple) that helped get them to earning commissions and then rank #1 in Google – generating a massive amount of free, organic traffic.
It's simply a matter of following a PROVEN, step-by-step blueprint.
It's been tried and tested by dozens of students. Students just like you...
Think about about what it would be like to have a step-by-step plan for creating a niche site that earned money for you everyday...whether you worked on it or not.
You can go spend the day with your kids... Or, maybe go on a hike... Or maybe just binge-watch Breaking Bad...
You simply need a blueprint to follow...
A plan that showed you how to find PROFITABLE niches that YOU CAN RANK.
A plan that showed you how to create content that converts visitors into Amazon customers.
And, showed you how to GET free, organic traffic from Google using proven, reliable scripts and templates that you can use and reuse...
It'd be fantastic if you could follow a plan like a recipe to bake a cake. It would be reliable and repeatable.
You're probably thinking, "Doug, how did you figure out this system?"
I'm Doug Cunnington, the founder of Niche Site Project.
Here’s what happened…
I didn't know a thing about niche sites. I never even heard of them!
I didn't know about keywords. Heck, I never even heard about WordPress.
But I knew that some people, regular people like you and me, were making $2, $5, or $500 per DAY online.
And somehow they figured it out. So I thought, "Hey, I want to do that too. I want to STOP TRADING my time for money..."
I started my first site! I bought a hosting plan, a domain, and wrote what I thought was great content.
No visitors got to my site. No one clicked on my ads. No one bought anything through my links.
I was frustrated and confused because I wasn't just guessing about what to do...
I was following the so-called "experts" and doing what they said:
BUT nothing I tried seem to work.
I created an Amazon Affiliate Site from scratch…
And it was featured on the Niche Pursuits Blog and Podcast.
Then I created another site and sold it with Empire Flippers.
I've told my story and been featured all over the place:
The thing I realized that systems and processes were the missing pieces. It's something no one talks about, but is ultra important.
The results can speak for themselves.
You can imagine that results like that must have some traffic...
And the great thing about having the system to create a niche site is the freedom you get.
By the way, I'm a Project Management Professional – a PMP – certified by the Project Management Institute.
And I don't say that to brag.
The PMP credential means that I have expert knowledge in setting up systems, making them repeatable, and I can simplify a series of complicated tasks so that people can accomplish great things.
And, I'll be honest with you....Building an Amazon Niche Site from scratch ain't easy! It's a lot of hard work and it will be a little frustrating at times.
A lot of people will spin tales of "easy money".
And you can get there, but it will take time and effort. It could be a passive income source, but only after working hard up front.
"Before I met Doug Cunnington, I was putting a lot of time into niche sites, but without seeing the results I wanted to see. I was making one site after another, and they all were going nowhere, but I didn’t understand why.
I had my job to keep me going, which was and still is teaching drums/guitar/vocals to all ages, but I really wanted my niche sites to start going somewhere.
I’d put a full year into it (2014-2015) and I figured it was about time I started getting real results.
[Compare July 2015 to July 2016...]
[And here is July 2015...]
When I did finally get a chance to have some coaching calls with Doug, things started to change direction for me.
Building niche sites and blogging is something that anyone can do, but if you don’t understand even one small part of the big picture, you can be spinning your wheels forever and I’ve heard of a lot of people just having enough of it and quitting.
The really great thing about working with Doug is that I was able to ask him anything, and get an answer that made sense.
Some “guru” types make everything sound so easy and kind of gloss over certain parts of the process, leading to a lot of problems and your site just goes off the rails.
The beginning of 2015 was frustrating for me, because I wasn’t earning anything through affiliate income, but I was putting so many hours in that I was beginning to burn out.
That’s when I worked with Doug for the first time.
Now, at the middle of 2016, I’m earning over $5,000 a month on the regular and I gotta say, its pretty darn cool."
– Dave Fox
The more importantly, why do some people find success…
And build big, successful, PROFITABLE Amazon Affiliate Niche Sites?
The answer lies in the process…
You may read income reports for niche sites (like from Smart Passive Income or Niche Pursuits), and dream about creating your OWN SITE making $5,000 or $10,000 per month.
(Who doesn’t want to make a side hustle or full-time income from a simple website.)
You’re willing to do the work. You’re not looking for a get-rich-quick scheme. You want to create a long term asset that actually provides value to the world.
You want to earn your success. (Does this sound familiar?)
So, what happens?
It turns out that most people who start niche sites quit within the first three months.
It’s simple. When people start niche sites, they do the wrong things.
And the problem is, when they spend time on all those things they find something happens:
They’ll waste their first three months, and they’ll have NOTHING to show for it other than a bunch of logins, passwords, some great content, and the belief that “I just need to finish this one last thing…”
But they’ll have NO TRAFFIC and NO SALES on Amazon.
And that lack of results will demotivate the MOST AMBITIOUS individual.
(And believe me. I know because I’ve been there…)
It’s human nature.
If you work on something without getting positive rewards, then you won’t want to keep working on it. In fact, it gets harder and harder to work on.
One of the most frustrating things is to sit down at you computer, ready to work on your website and NOT know what you should be doing.
Let’s say you have a full time job, like most people, or you only have limited time to work on your side project - say a niche site.
For the sake of argument, let’s say you have about 5 hours a week to work on your niche site. That’s just 1 hour a day, 5 days a week. It’s significant, but most people can carve out that time.
But if you have to spend about 60% of your time researching on
Then that leaves you with just a couple hours of time to do your REAL work. The last thing you want to do is waste time trying to figure out the next step in the process. There are 2 main issues with this:
It’s frustrating and annoying.
If you want to be successful a creating a niche site, you need to know exactly what to work on.
A perfect example is my coaching student, Dave Fox, who is making $5,000 per month consistently. He was making $0 when I started working with him.
I was able to tell him exactly what to work on - focusing on the 80/20 of niche sites. It took time and Dave can attest that he worked super hard. But after he complete the tasks that I laid out he was able to build a portfolio of sites that earn a full time income for him.
Solution: Know the process for creating a niche site. Know what you need to work on before you sit down to work. Use a process that is PROVEN and KNOWN to work.
Let’s look at a couple specific time-wasters while we’re at it.
Finding the PERFECT WordPress Theme
Finding the PERFECT Domain Name
Finding the PERFECT Logo or Header
Finding the PERFECT Colors and Design
Trying to find the perfect “anything” is simply a fool’s errand, and it’s a form of procrastination. The success stories that we hear about never have a part where “everything came together when I found the right theme,” or “traffic went through the roof after we changed the header.”
The success stories start with someone taking action and making progress each day. Each week.
Solution: Don’t get hung up with the small things that don’t actually move the needle. Take action and adjust along the way. You need a guide to help you sift through all the information out there.
Let’s say you have the perfect list of all the tasks you need to complete to create a niche site.
Spoiler alert: One of them is picking a niche.
You’ve probably heard it before from any number of sources:
Getting the right niche and picking the right keywords are CRITICAL. You have to get that right or you’ll never have a profitable niche site.
The advice is right.
You do need to have a great set of keywords if you want to have a successful niche site valued in the 5 to 6 figure range. (Note: Most niche sites have a valuation of 20 – 25 times the average monthly profits. So if you have a site making $500 per month, you can sell it for about $10,000+.)
But imagine you pick a niche that is not profitable.
Wah Wah Wah...that would totally suck.
You see, picking a niche is one of the earliest steps in the process. Once you do some keyword research, you can evaluate the competition in niches, then you can pick a niche that’s profitable.
If you pick the wrong niche, then here is what happens…
Do keyword research and pick a niche.
Create a site, publish great content, get backlinks.
People visit your website but hardly anyone buys anything.
You feel sad because you worked really hard, but didn’t get the satisfaction of a successful, profitable niche site.
Look, it happens. Not all niches will be profitable. I know because I’ve picked some really terrible ones in the past!
I thought I found a great set of keywords - 1000s of searches per month. And the kicker was that no other niche sites were even targeting those search terms.
I found 1 forum that seemed to have some content on the topic, but they weren’t really competitive. It turned out that the product wasn’t one that people actually bought online.
So I created a site that got a few 100 visitors per day, but they had no interest in buying. Sure, I made a few pennies a day from Adsense, but that’s nothing significant.
The main problems are:
Not enough people search for the terms in the niche so your site gets too little traffic.
The competition in the niche is too tough.
The products in the niche aren’t expensive enough so your affiliate commissions will be low.
Targeting a product that people don’t normally buy online.
The sad part is that there is so much information out there about keyword research and so much of it is old.
Want a real example…?
You can buy washers, dryers, & refrigerators on Amazon and they can be $1000-$2000 each!
But do you actually know anyone that has? Me neither.
Most people go to a big box store so they can see what the washer, dryer, or refrigerator looks like and feels like. Big box stores normally have some great deals and sales for big holidays, too. The result is that people don’t buy many big appliances online.
Keyword research is the root of choosing a great niche. And if you get that wrong, your whole niche site will be metaphorically cursed.
Solution: Use proven metrics for you keyword research, you could reduce your risk of picking a niche that just isn’t profitable.
Even if you get the right niche, you still need traffic on your site. If you have the best content in the world but no one is reading it, then you have an issue.
Traffic is the holy grail. If you can get traffic while target a profitable niche, then your site can make money.
And, if you’re reading this, then it’s even simpler. You’ll can review and recommend some product that sells on Amazon.
People buy things on Amazon because they trust Amazon.
And a ridiculous number of people have an Amazon Prime Account. I have one and I’d prefer buying something on Amazon over going to the crowded mall any day.
But, of course, you still have to get that traffic to your site. I didn’t get started with niche sites all that long ago.
It was actually almost 3 years ago when I bought the domain for my very first Amazon Affiliate Site.
Links are the backbone of the Google Algorithm.
Yeah, there are 200+ other ranking factors, but they pale in comparison. The thing is that you NEED to have organic traffic from Google if you want to have a niche site that will make a profit.
A profitable niche site needs to have visitors every single day, preferably free, organic traffic from Google.
There are a few pitfalls that can get you in the traffic area.
Using old, out of date techniques
Back in the day, before my time, you used to be able to build a website, stuff in some keywords, buy some links for a few bucks, and rank fast.
In fact, I got my start by learning from Pat Flynn of Smart Passive income (SPI). A lot of people don’t realize that Pat got lots of attention with his niche sites a few years back using what we now consider gray hat techniques.
Even Pat advised (in the Backlinking Strategy That Works) to create a link wheel, use Build My Rank, and an article spinner. If you didn’t know Build My Rank was penalized and de-indexed in 2012 and an article spinner is software that uses artificial intelligence to re-write existing content on the web.
He does NOT anymore and he’s a white hat supporter now.
But back in 2010-2012ish, one of Smart Passive Income’s most popular posts was “The Backlinking Strategy That Works” and I read that post in 2013 after I discovered the SPI Podcast. Those techniques would get you penalized by Google in 2016 faster than Usain Bolt could run 100M. I mean it’s really spammy stuff!
Expecting visitors to “just find you” because you have great content
It's not 2010 anymore. That may have worked a few years ago with fewer niche sites and websites in general. But now you have a lot more competition.
Having great content is just the price of admission.
You need to get backlinks in a white hat way so you DON’T get penalized by Google. If you just publish content week after week, day after day, you will be disappointed.
Focusing on things that don’t ACTUALLY help your site get traffic
There are lots of ways to get backlinks to your site. Some are easy, some are hard, some work well, some don’t…
The thing is, you need to know what’s actually effective and what’s not. If you have limited time to work on your niche site, then you need to ensure that you’re not wasting it.
So you may have heard people talk about using IFTTT (If This, Then That) to syndicate their posts or some other “system” that will help you rank your site. There are 2 big problems with techniques like that:
You FEEL like you are getting great work done.
You LOSE motivation because you DON’T get the positive results that you thought you would.
If you’re interested in building a long term asset (that’s actually going to last and NOT get penalized by Google), then you need to be smart about what you do. You’ll need to have a link building and promotional plan that’s scalable and effective.
Solution: Be sure not to follow old tactics or shortcuts that don’t work. Don’t buy links in any form and follow a White Hat approach. If you seek to network in your niche, then ask for guest posts, you’ll be on the right track. You’ll end up with plenty of valuable high authority backlinks that Google loves.
Imagine what it would be like to wake up each morning and see the new sales you made overnight without giving it a second thought.
It’s about creating something (and doing the work upfront) that will allow you make money while YOU:
The special thing about “passive income” is that when you stop trading time for money, income is scalable. It’s scalable in a way that’s not possible if you have a regular, full-time job.
It was unbelievably frustrating. No matter what blogs I read or how many times I went through the Amazon trade agreement, there was nothing I could do to satisfy Amazons very selective approval process.
This all changed once I enrolled for Doug's course. The content that was provided was easy to digest and actionable so as soon as I was done with it, I could immediately use what I learned.
The best part of the course though wasn't the content itself. It was actually the support that was given to me by Doug himself.
Anytime that I was stuck on a certain aspect of the niche site building process, Doug was only an email away with a great attitude and with the kind of advice that comes from someone with more than a few successful sites under his belt.
Buying this course is the sole reason that I just got approved for the Amazon Associates Program after so many rejections. To Top it off, I Immediately got my first sale by implementing the keyword research skills I learned in the course.
Doug is a patient teacher who will teach you how to build successful sites as long as you are ready to be engaged and put in the work.
I first heard about Doug from the Niche Pursuits blog run by Spencer Haws. Now, over 3 years later and having worked with Doug on numerous projects in a variety of niches I can tell you he knows his stuff.
He avoids fluff and helps people to build great niche sites that can replace the income they make from their full time job. You only need to look at his blog to see how well the people he has coached are doing today. We’re talking $15,000+ per month from Amazon Affiliate Sites!
His strategy is sound and is still working in 2016, for that I can attest. The quality of this course blows others out of the water, even those that charge 2-3 times the price.
By following his step by step guide to take yourself from nothing to a five figure niche site, you will find yourself on the next level.
Don’t be fooled into thinking this is easy however, it takes hard work and commitment, which is something Doug is open and honest about from the get-go.
If you are ready to change your future, avoid the BS and become a successful affiliate marketer, you need to get this course!
The FFNS Course
1-on-1 Coaching with Doug
Advanced Gray Hat Training
Private Blog Networks
8 LIVE Q&A Sessions
Exclusive Success Story Interviews
You’re going to learn about the Amazon Associate Program.
Why? So you’ll have a great foundation to help you get started an your niche site.
As you know, there is a HUGE opportunity for creating niche sites right now. And Five Figure Niche Site is designed to help you seize this opportunity. Throughout this training, I walk you through exactly how to start and grow an Niche Site business from scratch to 4 and 5 figures and beyond, step by step.
The goal of this Unit is to figure out your niche. It's a lot of brainstorming and research. You'll learn all about WHAT to look for and what to AVOID.
You'll learn about analyzing the competition for your potential niches. Why?
Because by the end of Unit 2, you WILL be choosing your niche.
If you pick a niche too fast without analyzing the competition, then you might be in for a rude awakening!
You might pick a niche where you’re facing a GIANT competitor.
It’s not that you can’t compete with a giant, but it’s more important to get traction FAST.
By going after less competitive keywords in less competitive niches, you can generate revenue faster.
And, the techniques you’ll learn can be used for any competition analysis in the SERPs – niche competition or keyword competition.
We’ll be talking about SEO factors that matter, tools to use for competition analysis, and tying it altogether with keyword research.
At the end of this lesson, your site will be set up! It goes by fast once you get started and most people can set up their site over a weekend.
Content is what makes this niche site thing work.
You need content to get your site to rank in Google
You need content so that people will read your website
You need content to get your visitors to click over to Amazon
The ultimate goal of your site is to help people make a purchasing decision about a product, and then actually buy the product. The catch is that you want them to go to Amazon through your affiliate link.
How do add affiliate links? First you have to be in the Amazon Affiliate program. That’s what we’ll cover in this Unit. Plus, what to do if you're rejected.
This unit is all about getting traffic your shiny new niche site.
Why are we focusing on Promotion, Outreach, and Link Building?
The traffic is what we’re after of course. The goal is to have people visit your site, learn something helpful about a product, and then buy something on Amazon.
So, to get that free, organic traffic from Google, you need to have backlinks pointing to your site.
We’ll be covering growing your business and scaling up.
It’s important to understand when to scale up. BUT it’s even more important to know when you shouldn’t scale up.
“I took Doug's Niche Site Project Course to increase my earnings from niche sites. Not only did that happen but a number of the project management skills transferred over to my other online businesses.
The coaching calls were invaluable - we focused on a particular niche site and how I could further increase my earnings.”
"When it comes to niche sites, there is just so much information out there on the web.
Honestly, a lot of the information can be weak or even harmful. As a site owner who likes to minimize the risk, I try to limit the information I consume to only the guys who are really providing good, actionable tactics.
Doug Cunnington's Five Figure Niche Site course is jammed packed with this type of information. This guy has been through the trenches since the earlier days of Amazon sites, and he has learned the hard way how to create profitable and long term web properties.
With the Five Figure Niche Site course, you can learn how to create these types of niche sites for yourself and make money online. The tactics he talks about in this course is exactly the type of tactics I've done with my own sites and have had real results, and I was able to quite my job and pursue SEO full time.
I highly recommend you getting this course and stop running the rat race!"
Before I started working with Doug I was just spinning my wheels. I was very green and had no idea how to pursue anything related to internet marketing or niche sites.
I knew my passion was to get out of trading my time for money and start down the route to a more passive independent income, I just didn’t how to begin.
As soon as I sat down for our first meeting I knew that Doug’s experience and passion would pay huge dividends for me and what I wanted to accomplish.
His tips and techniques were easy to understand and even easier to implement. After a putting in the time and effort I began to see my own success take shape within my own sites.
If you’re looking for a straightforward honest approach to niche sites and affiliate marketing then I highly recommend Doug Cunnington and his Five Figure Niche Site.
Without them I wouldn’t be the internet marketer I am today.
Don’t waste any more time!
- Kent Chow, Niche Site Entrepreneur & Software Tester(nicheup.com)*
"Now, in 2016 I'm making about $2,000 every month. I even had a month where the revenue was about $3,500.
I got Doug’s Niche Site Project Management Book back in Jan 2014. It has helped me to stay focus and grew my niche sites to hit $1k+ month.
Project management is critical for any online projects. Doug is an experienced PM and has broken down the process into chewable actionable steps.
I learned a lot and applied the PM principle with his coaching call. Instead of ad-hoc working on various tasks, follow his NSP project plan and get things done. You will become a much more organized and successful niche site builder."
There are over 47 videos in the full course.
This is the only product to my knowledge that uses project management to make creating niche sites repeatable.
Take Action Today Before It's Too Late.
Five Figure Niche Site will ONLY be available until Midnight on October 12, 2016.
This isn't some false scarcity either. I can only accept a limited number of people in this course due to the level of service and coaching each student has access to.
The thing is you probably realize that it's a waste of time to try to learn about niche sites from blog posts and podcasts.
There's a sea of information out there and most people are drowning in it.
So, you should ask yourself what it costs you to NOT ENROLL into Five Figure Niche Sites
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
You are fully protected by my 100% Satisfaction-Guarantee. If you decide Five Figure Niche Site is not for you over the next 60 days, just let me know and I'll send you a prompt refund.
If you don't benefit from the training material, email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) before the 61st day, show me you did the worksheets, and I'll happily refund your full payment.
"Try It, Learn It, Test It, Apply It"
This means you try part of the Five Figure Niche Site course for a full 60 days - and if you decide it's not right for you, email me before the end of the 61st day, show me you did the work, and I'll offer a prompt and courteous refund.
The best part is this:
You don't have to make up your mind about Five Figure Niche Site right now. Enroll in the training before enrollment closes...
..and decide if it's right for you within 60 days, after you take it for a test drive.
That's okay. You'll be able to use WordPress so it's super easy to learn. Here's a secret: I didn't know how to use WordPress until after my first niche site!
That's actually better! In Unit 1, you'll learn about brainstorming and generating ideas. And, more importantly, I'll show you how to pick great keywords that convert into buyers.
No, some niches are always going to be around. Others niches are growing. And, you may not know it yet, but you might have an unfair advantage in some niche that you have expert knowledge in.
I struggle with writing and grammar myself so I can relate! That's just fine because you can hire US based writers for reasonable rates and get excellent quality content. Don't worry, I have templates that you can use to make it easy. And repeatable!
Everything in Five Figure Niche Site is about repeatability. So you'll be happy to see the templates that you can use to write reviews. Or, even better, you can hire a write to create the content for you.
I'll show you how to get traffic in the first couple weeks even if you only have a small amount of content. It works! And, later you'll be able to attract free, organic traffic from Google.
We cover link building in Unit 6. It's all White Hat outreach and guest posting, which is great because Google loves that. We don't want to work hard only to be hit by a Google algorithm update.
If you follow the step-by-step blueprint and do the work, then people should come to your site. I've seen it work time and time again – For Dave Fox, Jim Horner, many others, and for my sites.
However, if that's the case you can contact me through a support email, the Q&A Sessions, or a One-on-One Coaching session to work through the issue.
If you put in about 5 to 7 hours per week, then you should be able to work through all 7 Units of material. You should use some of that time to work on the worksheets, a critical part of the course.
The course will be released over 8 weeks so you can work on each Unit at a time.
There will be a couple weeks that are Working Weeks, like when you first start working on choosing your niche.
Or when you start publishing content.
It all depends on you, your niche, and your site. So it's too hard to say.
I can tell you that people that follow the course material have created sites that make $100 per month within 2 to 3 months.
Other people have created sites that have been valued at over $10,000, over Five Figures, like Dave Fox.
Other people have used the system to scale and grow over time, like Rob Atkinson, who makes over Five Figures a month.
It really all depends on you. This is an intensive course and if you're willing to do the work, then you can succeed...even if you're just starting out.
If you are just starting out, then you should be realistic. You probably won't create a site that makes $10,000 a month for your first site. It might take you 12 months before you make Five Figures.
But you'll be learning the skills you need to grow a thriving niche site business.
Yes, you get 60 days of priority email support with all the packages.
If you have the Advanced option, then you will get 8 Q&A webinar sessions.
If you have the Premium option, then you will get 8 One-on-One Coaching sessions.
Well, I haven't taken all the courses out there, but here are a few things to note...
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