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It is aimed at someone just starting out in online marketing that is stuck at taking action and getting started. At the same time if you do have experience there will be some good nuggets in there that you can add to your online marketing arsenal.
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I have included a table of contents below to give you an idea of the sections covered in the book. As you will see it covers everything from choosing a profitable niche, keyword research, setting up your website, writing great content, and optimizing it so that you end up on the first page of Google.
I have also included the full blueprint below except without images. The PDF includes all the images.
1. Introduction To Affiliate Marketing
In a nutshell affiliate marketing is a way to make money by simply having a website and promoting products that you believe in. It’s a win-win because you are able to recommend useful products to someone that needs them and at the same time get a commission of the sale.
The most basic example of an affiliate marketing niche website is an Amazon review site. If you are interested and knowledgeable about drones you could build a review site on this niche. You would review the various drones that are for sale on Amazon and people would read your reviews and hopefully purchase one which they feel is the best for them. They would click on a link that takes them to Amazon and if they purchase it you would receive a percentage commission on that sale.
There are some people that make thousands of dollars a month with this simple method. They have a great website with high quality content, people trust their reviews and thus when they recommend product X thousands of people will purchase it. A famous affiliate marketer called Pat Flynn (Smart Passive Income) made $102k in September 2016 just off affiliate commissions. How crazy is that?! He “simply” has a great site that thousands of people visit each month and he recommends products which he uses and believes in so it’s all authentic.
2. Choosing Your Niche
In order to create a niche website that makes you passive income you naturally need to have a niche first. A niche is basically a subset of a larger category and can either by very specific or more broad. Whilst you could create a website in the “fitness” category it would be very difficult to get traction with it because there is so much competition. Think of Men’s and Women’s Health that dominate this niche and the other big companies too. A specific niche in fitness might be “body weight exercises at home”. You could create a niche website that focuses on different types of exercises you can do at home. You could link to pull up bars off Amazon and other equipment which might be needed. You could also expand and add nutritional advice and recommend certain supplements etc.
The trick with choosing your niche is that you need to be relatively passionate about it. You are going to be writing content on it and you need to have at least an intermediate knowledge level on it. Or at least know more about it that the average reader. As profitable as “bonsai tree’s for beginners” might be I have no interest in it and would lose interest very quickly. A quick test is if you can write 10 articles and more on that subject without getting sick of it.
Think of your hobbies and what you enjoying doing in your spare time. Do you surf, scuba dive, snowboard, train your dog, skateboard, online marketing, boats, cameras, drones, laptops, photo editing, fitness, diet, home security etc. There are so many options you just need to find one which you enjoying doing AND is possible to monetize.
Monetizing your niche
Before choosing a niche you need to make sure you can monetize it. Typically most niches can be monetized with Amazon. Heck if you enjoy yoga and want to niche down you could create a site in the “Doga” niche. This is yoga with your dog… Even this has the ability to monetize.
Realistically you want to find a niche with higher commissions. Assuming Amazon pays your 5% of the above book that means you make $0.75 which is pretty poor. An electric skateboard selling at $500 would earn you $25 each time you get a sale which is better.
High paying commissions
There are products which can pay hundreds of dollars in commission over the life of your sale. These are typically monthly recurring payments where you receive commissions each month.
Wealthy Affiliate is a very famous example. It is a website and forum that has lots of training and is great for getting started in affiliate marketing. I would recommend signing up and watching the first 10 training videos. These are free so it’s a no-brainer. Their business model works by members promoting the site to people needing online marketing training. They have great commissions so it works out well. Just signing up one person for a year can earn you $175! And this continues for every year that the person stays a member. By just signing up one person per day you can effectively make 365 X $175 = $63,875 in a year.
Assuming your website is set up and generating traffic you are earning this income passively and could be sitting on an island having sundowners with your best friends. This is how life should be lived. Not in an office working a depressing job for 48 weeks of the year. 80% Of your life will disappear and you won’t have anything to show for it other than a mortgage, a car and taxes.
It’s never too late to try change and get more out of life.
Another great resource is Udemy. It is an online training platform with has courses ranging from photoshop all the way training your dog. The best part about it is that you get a 50% commission on sales which is a lot more lucrative than Amazon’s 5%. I would recommend signing up as there are lots of great courses worth doing. I have personally done about 5 different courses there.
The trick with Udemy is finding highly rated course which you have either done or you can tell that they are quality. Let’s assume that our niche is iOS development. You are interested in creating iOS apps so you decide to build a niche website on this topic. You could have articles on different app ideas, software needed to start building apps, how to outsource ideas to developers etc. Now you need to monetize your site… Luckily Udemy has courses on iOS app development!
As you can see it’s easy to pick which course to promote. The first one has a 4.6 star rating and 3,143 reviews. It is clearly a very popular course and thousands of people have rated it highly. I would recommend this course to my readers and if they sign up I would either make $25 or $100 depending on if the special is running. You can even promote the course and say there is a huge sale currently on which makes people more inclined to buy. They feel like they are getting a huge discount and don’t want to miss out.
If you decide to go with the “making money online” niche then you can still use Udemy here. Let’s say you write a post on SEO, which we will cover here later, you could then recommend a high quality course on that topic that goes into much more detail. A simple search on Udemy gives me numerous SEO related courses and all I would do is choose one which has lots of reviews and a high rating. As I mentioned above it is a win-win situation. You are giving them high quality resources which will no doubt help them and at the same time you receive a commission on that sale.
Clickbank is another famous marketplace that has numerous products which you can promote and earn commissions off.
The key is to choose products/services to promote where you receive a high commission off. This is one of the reasons why I am typically not a fan of Amazon. Although some people make thousands of dollars a month off them.
3. Keyword Research
So you’ve chosen your niche and now you need to come up with keywords to target. Keywords are what you type into Google when you search for something. Keywords can make or break your niche website. If you choose phrases that are too competitive you will never rank for them and thus never receive traffic. A good example is “how to lose weight”. There is a lot of money to be made with that keyword but it is nearly impossible to get onto the first page of Google for it. Big companies that have unlimited budgets and highly authoritative sites will win that race. See below:
On the other hand a phrase such as “ How to lose weight eating only green grass” will have very little competition. BUT it will also have very few searches for it each month. It is a double edged sword where you need to pick a keyword that has enough searches to be profitable but at the same time not overly competitive. Err on the side of caution here. Rather attempt to go for a keyword with lower competition and searches to make your first niche site easier to rank for.
In order to find the best keywords to use you will have to research them. This process involves using certain keyword tools such as LongTail Pro and Google Keyword Planner. You will search for phrases that are specific to your industry and analyse them to see if they are worth ranking for. The word “long tail keywords” basically means it is very specific and thus easier to rank for. “Rottweiler puppies for sale in Austin” is a lot more specific than a keyword such as “dogs”. The former would be easier to rank for and would result in visitors being very interested in purchasing what you are selling. People searching for “dogs” might only want to find pictures of dogs so most of that traffic would not be relevant to a person wanting to sell Rottweiler puppies in Austin.
Coming up with effective keywords
You probably know the basics of what keywords you want to target but you will need to use the tools to narrow it down. Keeping with the above keyword if we are targeting selling Rottweiler puppies in Austin we can use a website called Ubersuggest to give us more ideas. By using our original keyword of “Rottweiler puppies for sale Austin” it gives us another ten phrases that people are also searching for.
We can also use Google Keyword Planner to help us out. By logging into your Google account and searching for keyword ideas you are able to see similar keywords and the monthly search volume. We can filter it to only include phrases with certain words so if we are only selling puppies in Austin we might choose to include the words “Rottweiler Austin Sale”. This means we will only be getting phrases which have all three of these words in them. You can play around with this setting to help you target your market very specifically. We can then see how many searches each of these keywords get per month. As I mentioned above we want a phrase with enough traffic but not too much competition that makes ranking for it impossible. As you can see below the search is 30 per month. Depending on your niche this might be far too few but in our case of selling puppies this is more than enough provided they are interested buyers. This appears to be the case judging on the phrase.
Assessing keyword competition
Now that we have a few keywords to choose from we would determine the competitiveness of those particular keywords by using LongTail Pro Keyword Research Tool. Refer to this video showing you exactly how to analyse competitiveness. There should be a trial version that allows you to try out the tool for free or $1. I find this tool very useful and makes my life easier when picking keywords to use. Choose a keyword that is too competitive and you will waste lots of time, effort and money trying to rank it.
If your competitor has hundreds of links from other Rottweiler breeders from around the world Google will assume he is well respected and rank his site higher than yours. If his site has hundreds of different pages all with lots of high quality content then Google will also assume it is a better if yours only has a few pages. LTP analyzes this and many more factors to determine competitiveness.
Essentially LongTail Pro looks at the sites which come up on the first page of Google and determines how strong they are. These ten sites are the only ones you should be worrying about. Authoritative websites are those which have lots of trust from readers and Google knows this. The more backlinks a website has to it from other strong powerful sites in the same industry the higher it will be ranked. So if your website is targeting the keyword “rottweiler puppies for sale austin” and your competitor is targeting the same phrase the results will depend mainly on backlinks. We can see the competition for this specific keyword below. If you watched the video you will know what keywords you can target based on the competitiveness score.
We can see the average score for our selected keyword is 22.7 which falls in the low competition range. I would typically advise sticking below the score of 30 when you first start selecting keywords.
The alternative option if you don’t have LongTail Pro Keyword Research Tool is to simply search Google and analyze the first ten results. From there you can assess each website individually using tools such as Semrush, Moz and Majestic.
With Moz we can see the Page Authority(PA), Domain Authority(DA) and number of backlinks. We can see the same numbers in the LTP screenshot above for Lonecreek Rottweilers. The most important aspect when determining competition this way is to look at the PA. You will find many site such as Craigslist and Oodle have high DA’s but low PA’s. This is because the website in general is authoritative but often the specific page has a low PA. It is usually possible to outrank these pages. Once again I try aim for keywords where most of the pages have a PA of below 30 and preferably 25.
Another useful metric is that called Trustflow (TF) which we can find on a website called Majestic. It basically measures how much “trust” is flowing to a particular page. So if your competitors page had lots of other powerful sites linking to it Google would assume it has lots of trust and give it a high result. We also aim to focus on keywords where the competitors have a TF of below 25. For Lonecreek we can see they have a TF of 16 so this means we should be able to out rank them in theory. You would perform the same test on all of the top 10 results in Google and create a spreadsheet for the various DA, PA and TF results. You can do this for all your keyword phrases and then determine which offer you the best value. If one phrase is too competitive on Google then exclude it and don’t waste your time on it.
As you can see it is possible to do keyword research without LTP. It just takes longer and there is no “Keyword Competitiveness” score which LTP calculates based on a complex formula. This is what I really like about LTP. Doing it manually is fine if you have lots of experience but it’s easy to underestimate the competition by just looking at the PA. LTP takes into account the number of backlinks, how important those backlinks are, age of site, PA, DA and pagerank to come up with an overall score. So I would recommend at least using the trial version to select your initial keywords to be 100% certain that you’re not getting in over your head.
Keyword content strategy
Once you have researched all variations of the keywords you want to target and have chosen your winners you will then need to rank them. Typically each keyword will have its own article where you write content around that respective phrase. So you could write an article with the keyword “Rottweiler puppies for sale in Austin”. This article could be about what buyers should look out for and help them distinguish the difference between a good ethical breeder and a backyard breeder. You want to write at least 10 different articles on the various keywords you have chosen. If you just have a homepage with one article Google will realise your site is a “joke” and you will get a “thin content’ penalty. I will go over the SEO aspects further down.
The keyword would be included in the article along with variations of the phrase and synonyms to make it look more natural. You should be writing new articles on a regular basis in the beginning as this improves your SEO ranking as Google recognizes that you are providing content. Certain sites will create a few pages then sit back and not touch the site for months which Google understands and does not like.
You cannot use the same long tail keyword over and over because Google will know you are trying to trick them. Make it natural by using other phrases such as “German Rottweiler litter”, “Austin Rottweiler puppies playing”, “Rottweiler breeder in Texas Austin”.
The next step is to choose the domain name for your new niche website!
4. Choosing The Domain Name
By now you should have completed the following:
- Picked a niche that you have a passion in (e.g. iOS development)
- Found a way to monetize it by promoting some product/course/service (Udemy course)
- Researched various keywords in that niche to see if there are enough monthly searches
- Analyzed the top ten Google pages to see how strong your competition is
- Confirmed that keyword competition is low enough to beat
We then need to select a domain name that is similar to our keyword. Domain names can be anything but it does help to have them related to the niche. High authority sites can get away with having a brand name such as neilpatel.com but for smaller niche sites it helps to use related keywords.
In the past people would try have exact matches with a specific keyword and the domain name. So if your niche was dogs your domain might be howtotrainmydogtosit.com and you would be trying to rank for that keyword. The problem with that is it often limits your site and makes it very specific to a keyword. A better name might be k9training.com which would allow you to target any type of dog training.
A useful tool for this is Domain Name Brain which gives you lots of ideas for domain names based on your niche. The domain we initially selected, k9training.com, is taken so we would have to find an alternative option based on the ideas we are given.
Once you have selected your name you will then need to Google it and make sure there are no competing companies using it, which might very well be the case with the above k9training name.
Another important point to make is to always choose the .com suffix as it is a lot more powerful and generally ranks better in Google. Rather change the name slightly if the .com is taken than settle for a .net or .org suffix.
Now that you have your domain name chosen you need to buy it. The easiest is to get your domain and hosting from the same company so that it is all in one place which makes payment and managing it easier.
Choosing a webhost
There are a few popular companies which do hosting and domain names but my favourite is Bluehost. Between Bluehost, Godaddy and Hostgator they are all very similar but I’ve been using the former which is why I recommend it. When you sign up you get a free domain name for a year so all you need to pay for is the hosting. I would advise going for the most popular option which is called “Plus” as it will host unlimited number of websites. This is important because you will probably build 3 or 4 different niche websites within the first month and even more throughout the year as you start making more money.
There is another option called 1&1 which at the time of writing has an amazing special going on for $1 a month. If that special is still running when you read this, which probably won’t be the case, then I would recommend going with it.
Below you can see a comparison of the two web hosts. As I mentioned above I would recommend the middle option, “most popular”, for Bluehost and the “Unlimited” option for 1&1 at $0.99. They both come with a free domain which saves us about $12 and makes our life easier to register it as well.
Bluehost Web Hosting Options
1 & 1 Web Hosting Options
5. Signing Up and Registering The Domain Name
We’re nearly there! As I did the registration through Bluehost I will use screenshots from that site but it should be similar to 1 & 1.
Visit Bluehost and chose your package. Once you have chosen it you will be directed to the next page where you will choose your domain name as decided upon above. Enter it under “new domain”, making sure .com is selected, then click next.
After this step you will be taken onto the following page which requires you to fill in your details and the package option. You should see a little message letting you know that the domain is available and ready.
Choosing the package option time period is up to you. Naturally the longer you sign up for the cheaper it will be per month. I personally prefer this as it forces me to commit to building niche sites for the long term and lowers your chances of giving up which is a big problem in affiliate marketing. I would advise subscribing to Domain Privacy Protection as there are free websites which anyone can access where the owners information from a website can found. This is not ideal especially when you are building niche websites as other marketers can spy on you and see what sites you own and which niches you are in. I will show you what I mean a little bit further down.
You also have the option of paying with PayPal by clicking “More payment options” if you don’t have a credit card.
Whilst $190 might seem like a lot, it is over a 3 year period which equates to less than $0.20 a day. Essentially for less than a price of a coffee you get a month of hosting. If you feel more comfortable signing up for a yearly package instead then do that.
You can see the difference between my website which uses Domain Privacy Protection and another random website I looked up which clearly shows the owner’s name, address and telephone number. I am not sure about you but I would not want such personal details posted on the internet for anyone to find. If you ever want to find out who owns a website who.is will tell you if they haven’t used a privacy service.
6. Installing WordPress
Once you have completed the information and clicked Submit you will come to the next page asking you about upgrades. At this point none of them are necessary so make sure they are all unchecked and click Complete at the bottom of the page. You should then receive confirmation that your purchase was successful and you will be asked to set a password for your account page.
Once you are in your account you will have many options. The first thing we will do to build a successful niche site is to install WordPress. WordPress is a content management system that allows you to create amazing looking websites with no technical knowledge. Most of the websites on the internet use WordPress, including this site. You will see an option to Install WordPress under the website section. Click on that. You will be taken to the next page which offers you services to install it for you. Ignore those options and simply click the green Install button at the top. We can install WordPress very easily for free by ourselves.
You will then have to choose the domain name that you are installing WordPress on which will be the name you just registered above. You can select show advanced options which will give you the option of naming your site. Make sure you write down the username and password used for the login so that you don’t forget it.
Once the install has completed you will see a notification as below. Next to the notification saying your install is complete you will see an option to View Credentials. This will show you what your website address is as well as the url to get to the admin section where you will be setting up the page. This url will be your website name plus wp-admin at the end, such as k9training.com/wp-admin. Click on the link and log into the admin section of your new niche website you’ve just built.
You are now in the Admin section of the website and this is where you will choose a theme, install plugins and create content. Under the options on the left you will see Appearance and when you hover over it you will see a number of options. Click on Themes and it will take you to a page which lists the themes you have already installed.
You will need to then go to WordPress.org themes and from there I usually look through the Popular category and find a theme which looks attractive. There are so many choices very difficult choosing which one will be best. You can always install a few that catch your eye and once installed activate them and see how they are live on your niche site. If you don’t find any that look high quality enough then have a look at the Avada theme. It is a highly responsive and professional looking theme that you typically won’t be able to find in the free theme category. I have used it on a number of my sites and find it conveys a higher level of confidence.
Once your new theme is installed it is time to start creating content. You could write the best articles in your niche but if no one finds them you will not earn any commission. The answer is to optimize your website for search engines, commonly referred to as SEO. This is incredibly important and can make and break new affiliate marketers. You could create the perfect website with amazing content but lack of traffic will mean very little commissions, if any. This is what causes people new to the game to give up and settle for an average life of 9-5 for 48 weeks of the year.
The next section goes into tremendous detail on how to optimise your site and get it to the first page of Google.
7. SEO For Niche Websites
What is SEO?
Search Engine Optimization is the “art” of ranking websites higher for their specific keywords. Google has a very intelligent algorithm that was created to give the searcher the “best” results for whatever they are searching for. So in theory websites should do nothing else but create the best content that they can and Google will decide which are the best. This is obviously a problem as it means your new niche website won’t have much chance of ever seeing traffic.
The solution is to use SEO methods to boost your sites rankings. There are lots of different methods and some are more important than others. Essentially you are communicating to Google that your site is important and should be ranked higher than it currently is. By optimizing your website for search engines you will increase your chances of receiving Google traffic on a daily basis and thus earning higher commissions on affiliate sales. Organic traffic is the best as it is free, relevant and requires no effort on your side other than cashing the cheques.
There is also paid traffic sources which I would recommend using too. But optimizing your niche site for search engines should be your main priority when starting out. There are two main aspects of SEO.
This relates to everything on your website. It starts out with keyword research and ends with an article that is optimized for the search engines. The first thing you need to do is choose a keyword that are you wanting to rank for as we discussed above. If your niche site is dog training your main keyword could be “How to train my dog to sit”. You would first check to see what the volume of traffic is for that particular phrase. If no one is searching for it then it would be a waste of time to create content for it. On the other hand if thousands of people are searching for it then it is probably too competitive and you would struggle to rank for it.
At this point you need to decide if there is enough volume for that keyword based on the Google Keyword Planner which we used above. My main advice is not to be put off by low volume. 50 Articles with search volumes of 50 per month is 2,500 visitors and if you are ranking highly for them you can be guaranteed highly relevant traffic on a monthly basis. The more profitable a niche is the lower the search volume needs to be. If you are targeting leads for a divorce lawyer all you need is one conversion per month and you could collect possibly $1k in referral fees. But if you are promoting $50 products on Amazon where you only receive $3 commission then you will need thousands of visitors.
Creating SEO content for your niche
Once you have chosen a keyword that has sufficient search volume and is not too competitive you will create an article. You need to let Google know what keyword you are ranking for but at the same time not over-optimize it. The exact keyword should be used in the page title and then throughout the article in different phrases and synonyms.
The title would be “how to make your dog sit” and then you would use other variations to make it sound natural. “teaching your dog how to sit”, “get your dog to sit on command”, “getting your dog sitting quickly” etc would be other ways you could use the keyword.
- Use the exact keyword in the page title
- Make sure permalinks show page name and not numbers e.g. www.dogs.com/how-to-make-your-dog-sit
- Use re-phrases in an H2 heading
- Use re-phrases in the content naturally
- Have at least two images and use re-phrases in the alt tags
- Include a YouTube video that relates to your content
- Include two links to external authoritative sites in your niche
- Link from page 1 to page 2, page 2 to page 3, page 3 to page 1 etc. You need to create a silo whereby every page is linked like an electric circuit.
The reason for the above is that Google values user experience. If a page has images, external links to trusted websites and YouTube videos it assumes it will provide a richer experience than a page of just words. Also having pages that are more than a thousand words is good for main articles. Most of the websites I visit will have 2k-3k word articles as they are trying to offer as much value and information as possible.
Google also likes to see freshness. You can’t build a niche website, throw in 5 articles and sit back. You need to be posting content continuously so that Google knows your not just a one hit wonder. Think of all the top websites you know or visit regularly. They sometimes post a few articles a day and they are always coming up with new content. A general guide for new content is as follows:
- 2-3 posts per week for the first month
- 1-2 posts per week for the second month
- 1-2 posts every two weeks from the third month
Typically these don’t need to be high quality 1k plus words masterpieces. They can be 500 words or more and you can even outsource them if you are not interested in writing them yourself.
Change the permalinks under the settings menu to “post name”. The default is a “plain” so your url for a new post would be www.mynichesite.com/?p=12 instead of www.mynichesite.com/how-to-build-a-niche-website. This has an impact on SEO.
I would recommend adding the Yoast plugin as well as Google Analytics by MonsterInsights. Yoast gives you a breakdown of how your article is looking in terms of keyword optimization as seen below. Do NOT try get it all green as you will end up over-optimizing your keyword and probably get penalized by Google. You can also edit the metadata(snippet) which is the piece of text that displays in the search results. You could even get more clicks than the pages ranked above yours if your metadata is clear and attracts their attention.
Setting up a Google analytics account and Webmaster Console is also needed. This allows you to give Google your sitemap location so they know exactly how to index your niche website. You can get much better analytics and can determine where your traffic is coming from. You will need to track traffic on a continual basis to see what improvements need to be done especially if you are getting high bounce rates. Bounce rates are when people come to your site and then leave meaning they are not interested. Google knows this and assumes your site is not offering user experience which will lower your rankings.
Simply Googling for “Google analytics” and “Webmaster Console” will bring you to the pages. You will then sign up and provide the details of your new website.
Once you have optimized your niche site as per the above you could effectively sit back and wait for traffic to come in. You have written great content targeting keywords that are not too competitive so why isn’t traffic pouring in? Google values trust as one of, if not the most important aspects when ranking websites. Trust means that other websites are referring to your page by backlinking too it.
If you wrote an amazing article on how to train your dog to sit then other websites in that niche might refer to your article on their site. This counts as a backlink and it is how Google determines how trustworthy you are. If lots of high authority websites are referring to yours then yours must be exceptional too. Think of it like you going for a job interview and the top gurus in that field all recommend you for the job. Of course you are going it get it!
This is the most difficult part of SEO and many websites never get it right. Certain backlinking is very easy and people enjoying doing it because of that but it offers very little benefit. Commenting on other niche websites articles. Most of the time these links are nofollow which means you don’t even receive any credit for them. They can help to give your backlink profile a more natural look so it’s worth spending sometime on them.
You can create easy backlinks through the following ways. You would create a Facebook page, a YouTube page, Instagram, Twitter etc and include your url in your profiles. Creating a Youtube video that addresses a problem in your niche and including your website link in the description. Answer relevant questions on Quora intelligently and include a link to your website that will give them more information.
The best backlinks are those from high authority blogs in your niche. But to get those is not easy and often involves a lot of hustling. You need to connect with the webmasters of those sites, build relationships and subsequently write guest posts. This is a long process but one that needs to be done if you want to succeed in online marketing.
An easier option is to buy link packages. There are companies that build these links for you as they have the connections and this can make life easier if you have the money. The Hoth is a well known company that provides SEO packages although they can be quite pricey. They are good quality so if you have a the budget and your niche site is able to be monetized well then this is a good option. If this is your first niche website and you are on a low budget then I would recommend going with SEO Clerks at first. They are a lot cheaper but not as high quality. Naturally it is a trade off so decide how much you are willing to spend to get your website on the first page of Google.
SEO Clerks has lots of sellers so the best would be to choose packages from sellers with a high percentage feedback as well as lots of recommendations. The below package is reasonably priced at $19 and will save you countless hours of having to build backlinks. As you can see it is quite a lot cheaper than the Hoth. The best would be to experiment and see which gives you better results and if those results are worth the premium.
The backlink profile is very important and can get you penalised if you over-optimize. The profile is the wording used in the backlink such as “click here”, “teach your dog to sit” etc. You need to make sure that you use near exact keyword matches only once as backlinks and only on high authority sites. Try stick to the below guide:
- 15% brand name e.g. live life with passive income
- 15% naked url e.g. www.lifelifewithpassiveincome.com
- 15% long tail e.g. How can I earn a passive income through online marketing
- 15% synonyms e.g. Creating wealth on the internet through residual means
- 15% generic e.g. click here
- 20% actual keyword but only once per keyword e.g. earn passive income online
So you need roughly 100 lower value backlinks to use your exact keyword once or twice. It can also take 2-3 months before your niche site’s SEO gets you higher rankings. If you are still not ranking by then a few more high authoritative backlinks will be needed. Another package from either SEO Clerks or The Hoth should improve your rankings if the keyword is not overly competitive. I would recommend going through this SEO course on Udemy which is FREE.
You have all the information here to escape the rat race and live a life with passive income. Enjoy life and don’t let work get you down for the next 40 years of your life 😉