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Published on September 20, 2009

Author: zorzini

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A fast-forward guide to how to launch a successful niche blog, with Inspired Mag as a case study.

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Launching a Successful Niche Blog

Menu   To Blog or Not to Blog?!   Find Your Niche   Preparations   Start Blogging   Smart Blogging   Become Popular   Drive Traffic & Get Some  Social Love   Monetize   Become a Top Dog   Help Others

  To Blog or Not to Blog?!

  Find Your Niche

  Preparations

  Start Blogging

  Smart Blogging

  Become Popular

  Drive Traffic & Get Some  Social Love

  Monetize

  Become a Top Dog

  Help Others

Imma let you start but.. You should know that this is NOT a Get Rich Quick magic formula. You must work your ass !

1. To Blog or Not to Blog

1. To Blog or Not to Blog YES   you have quite some spare time   you're creative   you're not afraid to learn   NO you can't manage negative feedback you want to get rich in three months you don't have another job

YES

  you have quite some spare time

  you're creative

  you're not afraid to learn

 

NO

you can't manage negative feedback

you want to get rich in three months

you don't have another job

2. Find Your Niche

2. Find Your Niche stuff you do + stuff you like + things you want to learn     - boring stuff - non lucrative things = COOL THING        

stuff you do + stuff you like + things you want to learn  

  - boring stuff - non lucrative things

= COOL THING        

2. Find Your Niche / Inspired Mag make a research on the BuySellAds advertising marketplace find out who are the biggest advertising sellers could you do something like that? what should you do better?

make a research on the BuySellAds advertising marketplace

find out who are the biggest advertising sellers

could you do something like that?

what should you do better?

2. Find Your Niche / Tips Design Blogs * slick design is a Must!   Freelancing Tips & Tricks   Mobile Apps    Web & Air Apps

Design Blogs * slick design is a Must!

 

Freelancing Tips & Tricks

 

Mobile Apps 

 

Web & Air Apps

3. Preparations

3. Prepare   come up with a creative name    hire / ask a friend to make you a cool identity   buy a domain * short & easy to spell .com from GoDaddy   get a premium Wordpress theme * Theme Forest   customize it   buy some cheap US hosting * Aplus.net   install a tarcking service * Woopra or Analytics   fine tune your blog * RSS feed, sidebar, About page, footer

  come up with a creative name 

  hire / ask a friend to make you a cool identity

  buy a domain * short & easy to spell .com from GoDaddy

  get a premium Wordpress theme * Theme Forest

  customize it

  buy some cheap US hosting * Aplus.net

  install a tarcking service * Woopra or Analytics

  fine tune your blog * RSS feed, sidebar, About page, footer

4. Start Blogging

4. Start Blogging   see what the other bloggers in your niche write about   think of similar things but from a different perspective   write ideas all day * ar work   write around three posts per week   create powerful titles    take your time to find some cool visuals for every post   use a spell checker   use tags and friendly permalinks   repeat the above

  see what the other bloggers in your niche write about

  think of similar things but from a different perspective

  write ideas all day * ar work

  write around three posts per week

  create powerful titles 

  take your time to find some cool visuals for every post

  use a spell checker

  use tags and friendly permalinks

  repeat the above

5. Smart Blogging

5. Smart Blogging   make at least one killer post per week     don't be afraid to comment on competitor's blogs     innovate! the most people are boring     don't be TOO original     don't have too high expectations     don't forget to write down every single idea!

  make at least one killer post per week

 

  don't be afraid to comment on competitor's blogs

 

  innovate! the most people are boring

 

  don't be TOO original

 

  don't have too high expectations

 

  don't forget to write down every single idea!

6. Become Popular

6. Become Popular   make new friends     use a shiny RSS feed icon and subscribers counter     ask friends to comment      reply to all comments and emails      surprise your readers     guest blog for other blogs in your niche

  make new friends

 

  use a shiny RSS feed icon and subscribers counter

 

  ask friends to comment 

 

  reply to all comments and emails 

 

  surprise your readers

 

  guest blog for other blogs in your niche

7. Get Some Social Love

7. Drive Traffic & Get Some Social Love   write great content and the the traffic will come     begin to write on a daily basis     write sharable & bookmarkable posts     create clickable titles     follow lots of relevant people on Twitter     shoot daily tweets and jump in relevant conversations     don't overshare

  write great content and the the traffic will come

 

  begin to write on a daily basis

 

  write sharable & bookmarkable posts

 

  create clickable titles

 

  follow lots of relevant people on Twitter

 

  shoot daily tweets and jump in relevant conversations

 

  don't overshare

7. Drive Traffic | Case Study Inspired Magazine stats after the first six months: 6.000 daily visitors   14.000 daily views   9.000 RSS subscribers   20.000 Twitter followers   2.700 weekly retweets

Inspired Magazine stats after the first six months:

6.000 daily visitors

 

14.000 daily views

 

9.000 RSS subscribers

 

20.000 Twitter followers

 

2.700 weekly retweets

7. Get Some Social Love | Tips   Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 Web activity   Facebook just hit 300 million active users   Twitter will hit 18 million users by the end of 2009   you must focus on the most popular services for your niche   Twitter is the most popular social outlet for the design, development, and freelancing niches   Twitter and Stumble Upon became a bigger traffic source than Digg   there are various social news and social bookmarking services for every niche  

  Social Media has overtaken porn as the #1 Web activity

  Facebook just hit 300 million active users

  Twitter will hit 18 million users by the end of 2009

  you must focus on the most popular services for your niche

  Twitter is the most popular social outlet for the design, development, and freelancing niches

  Twitter and Stumble Upon became a bigger traffic source than Digg

  there are various social news and social bookmarking services for every niche

 

8. Monetize

8. Monetize   add some banners * BSA works best for those niches     make a research to find relevant advertisers     email possible advertisers      use legit affiliate services: sell Wordpress themes, HTML templates, iPhone Apps, hosting services -> full list @ the end   create smart infomercials / paid reviews

  add some banners * BSA works best for those niches

 

  make a research to find relevant advertisers

 

  email possible advertisers 

 

  use legit affiliate services: sell Wordpress themes, HTML templates, iPhone Apps, hosting services -> full list @ the end

 

create smart infomercials / paid reviews

9. Become a Top Dog

9. Become a Top Dog   build relationships with your competition     interact with them on Twitter, Facebook, Digg & so on      guest blog for the top 10 blogs in your niche      exchange links with other top dogs      hit the homepage of social outlets (try some networking)     deliver quality content on a daily basis no matter what

  build relationships with your competition

 

  interact with them on Twitter, Facebook, Digg & so on 

 

  guest blog for the top 10 blogs in your niche 

 

  exchange links with other top dogs 

 

  hit the homepage of social outlets (try some networking)

 

  deliver quality content on a daily basis no matter what

10. Help Others

10. Help Others   promote cool newcomers on your blog     share the social love with the others     give free tips & tricks     add fresh links to your blogroll no matter what Google PR they have     drink some beers with local bloggers

  promote cool newcomers on your blog

 

  share the social love with the others

 

  give free tips & tricks

 

  add fresh links to your blogroll no matter what Google PR they have

 

  drink some beers with local bloggers

More Links live case study > Inspired Magazine inspiredm.com     social strategy > Okapi PR okapipr.com     research > BuySellAds buysellads.com live analytics > Woopra woopra.com competition tracking > Compete compete.com   follow social comments live  > UberVu ubervu.com

live case study > Inspired Magazine inspiredm.com  

 

social strategy > Okapi PR okapipr.com  

 

research > BuySellAds buysellads.com

live analytics > Woopra woopra.com

competition tracking > Compete compete.com

 

follow social comments live  > UberVu ubervu.com

THANKS! @zorzini

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