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March Madness – NCAA 2009 Basketball

March 19, 2009 by  
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March Madness – NCAA 2009 Basketball

March Marchness and bracket fever begins today. As you can see at a site like Google Trends, NCAA  basketball related searches receive a huge spike. It can be hard to compete with the ESPN’s and other big networks for events like this, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a chance to profit off it. From brackets to team-specific sites, there’s plenty of longtail options in something as big as this. If you’re really agile, you could make money off the hottest trends... [Read more of this article]

You Can Be Making Money This Afternoon with Pepperjam Store Builder!

October 27, 2008 by  
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You Can Be Making Money This Afternoon with Pepperjam Store Builder!

Making money with a niche website or blog just got a lot easier thanks to Pepperjam Store Builder. With access to millions of unique products from a variety of merchants (and the ability to streamline those products as you choose), Pepperjam Store Builder provides you with the tools you need to have a niche website or blog storefront up and running in under an hour – which means you can be making money this afternoon. Pepperjam Store Builder works well with any existing site or blog. (If you... [Read more of this article]

Getting Targeted Web Traffic- Part 4

Swapping Advertising A great way to get your product information out to people is by using links, banner ads, coupons, and swapping articles.  If you’re in the home renovation business you can trade articles with other businesses such as painters and electricians.  In fact, you can trade articles with anyone in your chosen industry that isn’t in direct competition with you.  Extra content on your website will give you more credibility while having your articles on other websites will lend... [Read more of this article]

Getting Targeted Web Traffic- Part 3

October 17, 2008 by  
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Using Banner Ads One mistake that many online businesses make is using banner ads to reach the greatest amount of people.  Your focus when it comes to banner ads is to reach the right type of people for the product or service that you’re selling.  One thing to keep in mind is that, if you have a limited budget, you should avoid buying banner ads altogether.  If you have a big budget, banner ads can be great for branding your company.  You’ll be able to negotiate contracts that are long term... [Read more of this article]

Getting Targeted Web Traffic- Part 2

October 15, 2008 by  
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Doing something innovative and creative online, as well as using the latest technology, will always getattention.  For example, adding animation, flash, or a photo can create a buzz about the product or service that you’re selling.  Just as e-mail, which contains jokes and strange pictures, gets forwarded all around the planet so too can your marketing message make the rounds.  Come up with a marketing message and then forward it to family, friends, and anyone else you know. Any time that you... [Read more of this article]

September 2008 Affiliate Income

October 14, 2008 by  
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I know it’s almost half way through October but it’s never too late to post the affiliate income report for September 2008. It was a tough month, with commissions dropping due to the economy. My niche sites and PPC campaigns are more luxuries than necessities. Which, due to the economy, creates a drop in commissions. Well, I can’t really complain because it’s still extra money in my pocket. Here are the results. Ebay Partner Network My Ebay earnings dropped from $300 a month... [Read more of this article]

Getting Targeted Web Traffic – Part 1

October 13, 2008 by  
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General Marketing Methods One of the best ways to get leads on the Internet is by getting a product mention or a free link on another website.  Effective internet marketing is all about putting your product or service in front of potential customers at the exact time that they are looking for it.  This technique is known as “pinpoint marketing”. Pinpoint marketing is much different than advertising on radio or television, which are known as “interruptive marketing” techniques.  Interruptive... [Read more of this article]

Niche Market Research

September 26, 2008 by  
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A big factor to successful niche marketing is knowing who your target audience is and how to reach them.  To determine what types of customers you are trying to reach you should be asking yourself the following questions: What age group are you trying to sell to? Are you selling to a specific ethnic group or gender? Will most of your customers be married or single? How fast will most Internet connections be? Will you target customers who have children? What level of education will most of... [Read more of this article]

August 2008 Affiliate Income Frome BANS

September 13, 2008 by  
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I know it’s been a while since my last affiliate income post. Here is a short post to show my earnings for my niche marketing efforts in august 2008. This income reflects only my three BANS stores that have little to no SEO optimization done to them. All traffic is organic from Google and Yahoo. I’m showing you this to let you know that it is possible to earn a little extra money every month with a BANS or phpbay store. August EPN Income Three hundred dollars may not seem like much but,... [Read more of this article]

Niche Marketing vs. Internet Marketing Niche

September 12, 2008 by  
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Comparing niche marketing and an Internet marketing niche is equivalent to comparing apples with oranges. Apples and oranges are both fruit. Niche marketing and an Internet Marketing niche are both forms of Internet marketing but as different as apples are from oranges. The term ‘niche marketing’ means selling a specific product to a specific type of buyer. There are far less competitive niches than an Internet marketing niche.  Most niche markets are more open to the latest marketing strategies,... [Read more of this article]

What Niche Marketing is Not

September 8, 2008 by  
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Niche marketing is not about trying to sell your product or service to the world at large. As a small businessperson, you couldn’t afford that kind of multi-million dollar advertising budget. It isn’t possible. You can, however, with only a computer, an Internet connection and a good idea sell to a smaller audience using niche marketing. Niche marketing is not about trying to compete. Competition is taken out of the equation when you do niche marketing. You aren’t out there in the world lined... [Read more of this article]

Micro Niche Finder Tool Switches to Google

August 25, 2008 by  
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Some of you may remember my post review about the Micro Niche Finder Tool. It was basically a post on how I didn’t like Micro Niche Finder because it relied on Wordtracker search results and mixed it with Google’s index. Well all that’s about to change. I just received a broadcast email from James Jones about the new updates for Micro Niche Finder. At the end of the email James gives some info about Micro Niche Finder switching to Googles search numbers. This is a BIG plus! The... [Read more of this article]

Earn Some Extra Income With T3leads.com

August 20, 2008 by  
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Pay per lead affiliate programs are becoming more and more popular as the internet continues to open up new ways to bring in streams of income from product and services marketing. Pay per leads give a unique avenue in which you can make money from the visitors to your site sometimes even when they do not even buy anything. Out of the many companies that are on today’s market for pay per lead services there is one that stands out above the rest. This company is t3leads.com The benefits of using... [Read more of this article]

Creating Content Even If You Don’t Write

August 19, 2008 by  
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Creating Content if You Don’t Write If you don’t write, or know how to take photographs, there are still some things that you can do to generate content for your website: Buy content You can buy images and photographs that are of high quality without spending a lot of money. Spending a few hundred dollars on some great images will go a long way in giving your website a professional look. There are many websites on the Internet where you can find images and photographs that relate to your business.... [Read more of this article]

Niche Store Builder-A BANS User’s Must See!

August 13, 2008 by  
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If you’re like me and have been using BANS (Build A Niche Store) for a while, then you know that finding resources is vital to your affiliate success.  Many of you BANS users may already know about The Niche Store Builder The The Niche Store Builder is run and owned by Mark Hansen. Mark Hansen has been around website development since 1994.  His skills revolve around web application development and search engine positioning strategies, specifically focused on e-commerce in ASP/VBscript. Mark... [Read more of this article]

Affsphere- The Affiliate Friendly Article Directory

August 12, 2008 by  
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This week Anik Singal released a new article marketing directory called Affsphere. This new article directory is quite different from the others. AffSphere actually lets you place affiliate links within the article and resource box. This opens the door for affiliates to earn commissions directly from the article. AffSphere also allows you to earn in a couple of different ways as well. Watch the video for some more info. [video]3YsOvhVoW_g[/video] Affsphere runs like any other article directory,... [Read more of this article]

NicheFree July 2008 Ebay Affiliate Income

August 11, 2008 by  
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July 2008 Income Report I just wanted to share my ebay affiliate income for July 2008. I run about 5 BANS sites which are NOT fully SEO optimized for the search engines. I do have one site that is okay but still needs a little more optimization for certain keywords. Now let me remind you that I used the same methods (longtail keywords) that I provide on this blog. I don’t do anything different. I just optimize each page according to my research, add content, and find backlinks. I also write... [Read more of this article]

How To Make A Squeeze Page-Part 1

August 5, 2008 by  
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How To Make A Squeeze Page-Part 1 Squeeze pages are a vital step when trying to build your opt-in list in any niche market. Making and designing a squeeze page is not hard to do, you just have to know what tools to use. Over the next four days, I will post various step by step videos showing you how to make and design a squeeze page. These videos will go over designing the landing page, slicing, and coding it. This step by step video series is great for both beginner and advanced designers. If you... [Read more of this article]

How to password protect a folder

August 4, 2008 by  
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Password Protect Folders There are plenty of ways to password protect a folder. Some sites offer scripts or software to solve the ever increasing problem of digital theft. The other option only works if you hosting provider uses cpanel. There is a super easy way to password protect folders using this method. I’ve provided this video showing you how to password protect a folder using cpanel. Click on the video below and tell me what you think. If you’re reading this via email, please click... [Read more of this article]

How To Get More Targeted Website Traffic

August 1, 2008 by  
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NicheFree Stats Getting Targeted Website Traffic I’m sure you know how hard it is to drive targeted traffic to your website or blog. Accumulating targeted website traffic can be difficult, especially if you are not some sort of SEO guru. Now I’m no SEO guru and I just started blogging in June 2008. So, why am I telling you this? Because I’m going to show you how I generated over 7000 visits and 15,000 page views to my blog within 30 days. I did this with no pay per click advertising,... [Read more of this article]

How to Find the Best Niche Markets For Affiliate Programs

July 28, 2008 by  
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Intent gurus always make niche affiliate marketing sound easy; then when you try to cash in on it you fail. There are various reasons for this, but the subject of today is how to find the best niche markets. In order to know what is popular at the time, it is important that you know where to go in order to discover new niches. Two great sites that you can use to your advantage are eBay pulse and Google keyword tool. These are two excellent tools that you can use in order to find the next hottest... [Read more of this article]

The Secret To A 500 Word Article In 10 Minutes

July 26, 2008 by  
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Articles can be a big marketing boost for your website or blog. If your like me, writing them is a pain in the neck, especially if you are a slow typer. Well now you can pump out a 500 word article in about 10 minutes with the the help of Dragon Naturally Speaking. I use this software now, and it’s helped me to create articles for my niche markets in no time. Check out the video at the bottom of this post. With Dragon Naturally Speaking you put on a headset, open your word processor and talk.... [Read more of this article]

PROOF My Niche Keywords & Methods Work!

July 22, 2008 by  
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Hey everyone. I wanted to base this post on proof. Even though everyone has their own methods to make money online, I usually stick to building BANS sites and do a little affiliate marketing on the side. I recently did a post about compound bows (http://www.nichefree.com/target-the-outdoor-niche-with-a-compound-bow/) and since the I’ve seen a few more (not too many) BANS sites pop up related to this niche. Which in my opinion is good, it means people see the potential in the niche market ideas... [Read more of this article]

Wordtracker vs. Google – You be the Judge.

July 15, 2008 by  
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I wanted to take this time to clear up some stat issues. Some of the readers of my blog have been questioning my stats, they’re not too sure my stats are accurate. That’s fine, I believe that everyone is entitled to their own opinion.; ) I would also want to make sure that the stats are accurate before I start another niche marketing site. That is why I took the liberty to contact Wordtracker about their stats not matching up with Google’s. This is the email reply I got back from... [Read more of this article]

What is Niche Free?

July 2, 2008 by  
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I created Niche Free for one simple reason, to help people find their niche. Back in January 2008 I was discharged from the Army. I had just finished my first term of service and was back out in the civilian world. I know wanted to be my own boss and not work for anyone else. So I started reading e-books and taking marketing classes to learn how to make a living online. I knew if I wanted to be my own boss, the internet was the way to go. After reading countless e-books and blogs I knew I had... [Read more of this article]