We’d like to share a free niche website plan with you today. It involves very little research. Best of all you can get started right away, with almost no up-front costs. Let’s get started!
Pick a subject you are passionate about
Think of a subject that you are passionate about – the first one that comes to mind.
Jot it down:
Write down “keys of knowledge”
Now jot down three or five things that are key to every snowboarder(my example). This doesn’t have to be based on what you think others believe are “keys”, but what do you feel is most important, from your perspective, after all these years?
Here’s an example:
b. Good Gear
e. Maintaining Gear
Write a quick description for the subject you enjoy talking about
Using a text document (a Google doc, or MS Word if you have that) write down a brief description of what is exciting, difficult and easy about your subject. In this case it’s snowboarding.
Mention just a few things, and a story if you have one that comes to mind, illustrating what the subject means to you.
This will be the “thesis” of the website, what ties everything together. Get this right, and everything else will fall into place. I suggest starting with a general statement; perhaps a fact that few people know today about snowboarding. It will help you narrowly focus your website’s words. Here’s my example:
My first snowboarding experience was at Mt. Hood. It was tough, cold and I was miserable. I couldn’t seem to get the hang of being attached to a piece of wood by my feet. Skiing seemed even more miserable. After a few more rounds and many freezing trips back up to the high slopes, I finally got it!
The snow didn’t seem like an obstacle and my balance was just right. I could look straight ahead, avoid all the other snowboarders and made it down hill time and time again, this time with much more pleasure and far less pain. Though it’s been years since this experience, I have found out some things that really count go unmentioned until you’ve made a few friends who’re also snowboarders at heart. Attitude, good gear, friends, a perfect location all count when it comes to snowboarding.
If you break after your first fall, what’s that going to accomplish? I try to talk myself out of being downhearted if I fail. This applies to all sorts of things, not just snowboarding. But if you have this in place, what can stand in your way of learning to excel at what you do?
1. Attending to your surroundings with persistence
2. My biggest failures when I started snowboarding: What I learned the hard way
3. The journey is the finish line
b. Good Gear
1. Best Snowboard Brands
2. Best Cars for Heavy Snow Weather Conditions
3. Heli to a Destination: Prices and Choices for A Summit Like No Other
3. Reviews of Winter Goggles, Gloves & Masks
1. Best Places to Snowboard
a. Rare Snowboarding Events
e. Maintaining Gear
Write a brief description on a new page for each tab
The sub-topics like “Attitude” and “Good Gear” should contain a bit more information. But begin the same way: a descriptive paragraph, and move on.
Just a few things you know to be true, facts, stories and all true experiences. Create more tabbed lists here as well.
Don’t worry about these new sub-topics too much. We don’t know what you’ll write for “Location” >”Best Places to Snowboard” > “Rare Snowboarding Events”.
We are ONLY drawing out a general blueprint for your website with content that you actually find useful -things that are meaningful and full of passion. Write conversationally but stay focused, don’t ramble. If you’re worried, skip the topic and try the easier ones that come faster.
Get the big things in, broadly. Details come later.
The basis for a pond of knowledge & lots of advertising options
After you’ve branched out to 4-5 keys, with a few sub-topic tabbed lists in each, you have the basis for a very interesting and personal niche website.
Not only is it intimate, it also has plenty of room for advertising and product placement opportunities. Snowboards? Goggles? There is no limit because you picked a subject you know lots about. If you fail at finding an affiliate program, look to Adsense, Chitika or any other pay per click program. Consider also cross-subjects, themes that go along well with snowboarding as your monetization. Always recommend products and services you actually trust or own and use regularly. Otherwise, bad experiences will be associated with your website and you may get complaints.
Sign up with an affiliate and review the best products you like and use
For example, in “Good Gear” you can mention the types of brands that are your favorite while writing about your last snowboarding experience using them.
- Get signed up as an affiliate, if one is available, and review that product in a separate page on your niche website. It’s very easy, and you can do it at your own steady, slow pace.
Add images to each key subject and sub-topic
You can post your own pictures or you can find free commercial-use approved images online, on websites like Flickr. Be sure to search by Creative Commons license and credit the photographers on your website (preferably, they say, beneath the picture you use.) You can also set up a credits page where you can tuck those things in, but if anyone ever asks for a picture to be removed – even if the license was creative commons (commercial use approved) – be quick to respond politely with their request to remove image.
Copy and Paste all this content to your Blogger, WordPress, or other website platform
Now that you have a wealthy framework to build upon, copy and paste each of these titles and descriptions into pages for your website. Tuck them beneath each other as needed within your website platform. We typically use WordPress as it is the most versatile and friendly to use.
Continue to add subtopics to your subtopics & improve continually
With all this content, you can keep going; add additional sub topics beneath those 3-5 that you initially created. Re-arrange as needed, and tailor all the content neatly. Spell-check, grammar check, insert better images if the initial images didn’t pan out. Improve and improve.
The more pages you have with perfect spelling, perfect pictures, and highly readable and intimate content – the better it will be for your website in terms of traffic, SEO and more. Worry about those things at a later time, as you learn more about them.
For now, check to ensure you have great spelling, truthful pages and very clear titles and sub topic titles.
That’s what will catch people’s attention.
|Plan:||Share Your Keys|
|Costs:||$10+ domain, $0-30+ hosting|
|Monetization:||Pay Per Click, Affiliate, Unique Product, Advertisement|
Conclusion: You now have a niche website that will draw in audiences
- No one else will have the same web page as you if you apply a bit of your love to the subject, really showing people what you’ve been taught and what you’ve learned the hard way (perhaps things you learned expensively). (Unique)
- You have many choices in expanding your content without paying to have articles written. (Easy to do)
- You have many choices in picking affiliate brands that will pay you for writing about what you enjoy. (Earn money)
- The website is even possible to do on a free platform, without even buying a domain name of your own! (Save $12)
We hope you enjoyed this article “Free Niche Website Plan: Share Your Keys of Knowledge”; it was a pleasure to share this information with you. Sure it may sound familiar, “the old blogger story”. But it is well worth mentioning again, for those of you who may be discouraged, considering the cost of many blueprints for websites that make money.
If you throw your focus on writing narrowly on a subject you like – in the manner prescribed above- the domain name will also come to you. Then the logo. Then all the rest of the myriad of details that come into play when creating a new website from scratch.
Please leave a comment if you enjoyed this article and if it has enriched you toward providing wonderful information for your customers and all website visitors.
Go on, Tell your audience what you recommend out of a wealth of experiences: share your keys of knowledge.
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