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Spencer Haws from NichePursuits.com discusses business ideas that actually work. Learn how to build niche websites, market your website through search engine optimization, and much more. In addition, you'll get interviews with leading internet entrepreneurs that provide insight on: authority sites, flipping sites, using Google Adsense, outsourcing, automation tools, linkbuilding, building a real business, software development, creating iPhone Apps, lifestyle business, small business tips, an ...
 
"Love your work, dude." It's a saying that started in our shop and now I'm spreading the word through this podcast. My name is Jeff Estes and I am an entrepreneur that has created, operated and sold successful independent businesses since 2013. Join me as we take an in-depth look into the world of makers, small business owners and start-ups across the country. I am providing resources and insight for those who want to push the envelope of what it means to be a small business owner. Find insp ...
 
Have you ever wondered how successful people have turned an idea into a business or lifestyle? One day they have an idea and then many years later we see them on T.V. living the life that you dream of living…being hosted on big-time interviews, traveling the world, and achieving the financial freedom that you know you can achieve! One major thing that we do not see in these stories is the process of having the idea to actually creating the business or lifestyle around it. This is where "Idea ...
 
Based out of Dayton, Ohio, Randy Johnson hosts a weekly podcast titled Risk Without Regret. The main goal of this show is to inspire and motivate you to follow your dreams, take more risks, build a business around your passions, and have no regrets along the way. Some episodes, I'll discuss a quote I came across and really dig in deeper for 10-20 minutes. Quotes that mean something to me, and I think deserve to be expanded upon to make you think about them more and how they can relate to you ...
 
Startup Dad Headquarters is a podcast created specifically to highlight Entrepreneur Dads | Fathers who are saying, “Enough is Enough” to the Status Quo & Limiting Beliefs and taking MASSIVE ACTION to build and grow their businesses. This podcast is uniquely designed to give you Inspiration, Leadership and Actionable advice from dads | fathers | husbands who are in the “TRENCHES” making it happen (Grinding, Building, Growing & Crushing It). So if you've been saying to yourself, “I wish I cou ...
 
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Today, I'm excited to share with you an interview I did with Steve Wiideman from Wiideman.com. Steve has been in the SEO industry since 1999...a dinosaur in internet years! His first job out of college was doing SEO and search engine marketing. So, Steve bring all of his SEO knowledge and experience to the podcast today. In particular, we discuss h…
 
How can you know when you make a change to your website that it’s not hurting your rankings in Google? Well, you can set up SEO tests. Today, I’m excited to share my recent interview with Matt Diggity where he drops some serious knowledge bombs as it relates to SEO tests, affiliate marketing, ranking in Google, and much more. Why SEO testing? Well,…
 
How do you constantly come up with good ideas? How can you know what direction you should go in your business when you have a busy schedule and very little time to just think? In my interview today with Saud Juman, we discount how to tap into the "creative well" and what exactly that is. Saud started a company called PolicyMedical.com almost 18 yea…
 
One Little Web is a reseller-friendly SEO & content services owned by Sujan Sarker. Today, I'm sharing an interview that I recently did with Sujan. As you know, backlinks can be a big help to your site, if done properly. If you get excellent links and you see your traffic soar. Get a backlink penalty and watch all your traffic and income disappear …
 
Why is updating website and content auditing popular right now? Well, 10 years ago, people didn't need to audit their websites. It wasn't a thing. Generally speaking, websites we're pretty new. Now that sites are getting to be 10, 15, or 20 years old. There's a lot of upkeep and maintenance. Some are referring to this problem of old "blog content d…
 
Anthony Presley and a partner recently purchased Templatic Themes in 2018. The business has over 120 premium WordPress themes and plugins. When they bought the business they had a vision to grow it, but there have been a few major bumps along the way. Listen in to hear how Anthony and his team have tackled these challenges and even recovered from t…
 
Michael Bereslavsky of Domain Magnate is bringing private equity to online niche businesses. Learn more at: https://www.domainmagnate.com Since 2004 Michael has been building online businesses. Over the years, he’s had plenty of hard lessons and unique experiences. He found the best complementary strengths and profitability in buying, managing, and…
 
I'm excited to have Jon Gillham back on the show! Jon is the founder of the content writing service, Content Refined. During the interview, we not only talk about how he built the company but the entire process behind how they create content at scale. They do anywhere between 1,000,000 to 3,000,000 words a month on average! That's a lot of content.…
 
Brock McGoff owns the website TheModestMan.com which now generates over 400,000 visitors and $30k in revenue per month. Over the years of building websites, Brock has learned a lot. Including getting hit by the first Google Panda update taking his traffic down to virtually zero. Since then, Brock has made every effort to make sure a Google penalty …
 
Mushifiq is the owner of a popular website flipping newsletter and EasyWins.io. To date, he has completed over 175 website flips, whether buying, selling, or brokering website deals. How did he manage to flip so many websites? He’s created systematic processes of “easy wins”. These easy wins are tasks, or site improvements often overlooked but take…
 
Scott Voelker may be a new grandparent but has the energy of a teenager. This year marks his 19th year being self-employed, and although he is slowing down to focus more on family, his workload at Brand Creators is still more than most will tackle in a lifetime. Running the Rock Your Brand Podcast is his primary focus with nearly 900 episodes and 1…
 
Craig Hewitt is the founder of Castos, a popular podcasting platform. I met Craig 4 years ago at RhodiumWeekend.com when Craig ran the podcasting editing and service-based business, Podcast Motor, before he built Castos. Today, Podcast Motor and Castos have merged into a SaaS company for hosting and analytics for your podcast. They also still offer…
 
In this Niche Pursuits podcast episode, we discover the key themes that made ConvertKit a success. ConvertKit is an email marketing platform started by Nathan Barry, a former designer and author, in 2012. The software is now generating $2.1M monthly revenue, has been listed on the INC 5000 numerous times, and founder Nathan Barry recently invested …
 
Today, I'm excited to share an interview I conducted with Jared Bauman, a long time Niche Pursuits reader. Jared and I sat down to discuss a recent site he purchased and how he grew it 5x in just 7 months. He took the site from earning around $200 a month to now over $1,000 a month! Jared's website purchase criteria: 1. Ranking Articles 2. Consiste…
 
Do you know why you don't like leaving unread emails in your inbox? How about the little red notifications icon on your social media page? Or a text message you receive when you're driving - it just can't stay unread even though you know it's not very safe to look at your phone while driving. Why do we do these things? Why are we compelled to compl…
 
In 2010, I launched Long Tail Pro, a keyword research software tool. Over the next 5 years, I grew the company from 0 to about $1 million in revenue per year. I sold that company in 2016. Today, I share the "untold" story of Long Tail Pro and what has happened since I sold the company, along with some of the valuable lessons learned along the way.…
 
Today, I brought Mark Mark from Niche Website Builders onto the show to discuss my recent order of a Skyscraper link building campaign for one of my niche sites. We dive into how they started their agency (Niche Website Builders), what types of services they offer, and more. Then we spend time looking behind the scenes of what happens when they cre…
 
Unlimited WordPress development? WPTangerine is a service I had never heard of until recently. I was a bit surprised when I heard they had been around since 2015 and came highly recommended by someone in my network. In my podcast, I interviewed Marcus, the co-founder of WP Tangerine. We dive in and talk about how he built his business and how WPTan…
 
I started a case study to try and revive a dead email list of about 20,000 subscribers. However, it turns out my domain reputation is bad for this particular domain (my other email sending domains are excellent). So, my emails have primarily been going to people's junk folders, leading to terrible open rates. As a result, I'm PAUSING this email cas…
 
MarketMuse uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to analyze content, suggest topics to cover, and create better content. It works best for SEO writers who want to develop highly effective content marketing strategies not based on gut instinct. I've also recently been hearing all the news about GPT-3, robots writing articles, and wonderi…
 
Learn why Bart MacDonald of BloomVP.com left the previous company that he founded and raised $10 million for. + Bart previously founded and help raise funding for the SaaS company, Sapling HR. However, he recently stepped down from the CEO role at Sapling to found Bloom VP, a venture firm focused on SaaS. Listen in to hear Bart's strategies and why…
 
Matt Diggity is someone that has been buying, building, and growing affiliate website for a long time. In fact, I had him on the podcast about a year ago to discuss some of his background. Since then, I've stayed in touch with Matt and he started sharing more and more about the recent success of a couple of websites that he purchased. These 2 sites…
 
Mark Webster and Gael Breton are from AuthorityHacker.com and have been in the authority website space for a long time. Listen in as we discuss how they took a website from scratch to a mid 6 figure exit. We dive into how they: Sold a niche site for over six figures they built in 18 months Negotiated affiliate deals three times higher than the publ…
 
Dave Chesson has self-published nine books on Amazon that now have a combined revenue between $7-9k a month. How does he do this? He describes it as the “Long Tail Pro” of Amazon. Finding undervalued Amazon keywords that drive traffic to the book. He uses his niche sites to drive traffic to his books. We also discuss how he's built a $40k/month nic…
 
​Substack is a platform where independent publishers can easily earn money from their writing with paying subscribers. Substack allows publishers to collect payments from subscribers and publish their content online and in email format. If you do some googling or twittering, you’ll see that Substack is pretty hot right now. They got some $15 millio…
 
Did you know that more large sites (over 1,000,000 pageviews a month) use Ezoic when compared to Mediavine or Adthrive? Tyler Bishop is the chief marketing officer for Ezoic and during this interview we discuss how Tyler got involved in Ezoic and what the company does. We also dive into some of the common misconceptions about Ezoic; such as how it …
 
Matthew Allen is no stranger to online side hustles. He has been dabbling in online business for about a decade now. He even started a blog over at DumbPassiveIncome.com. Despite driving a delivery truck full-time for FedEx, he's still managed to find time to create AmaLinks Pro; an all inclusive Amazon Associates WordPress plugin. Amalinks Pro all…
 
I started a case study about a month and a half ago to try and revive a dead email list. This is an email list that has been collecting dust for a "Mom" blog that I own. The site makes several thousand dollars every month from Ezoic display ads and Amazon associates. However, I wanted to see if I could monetize the email list that had been ignored …
 
Artificial Intelligence for article writing is getting much more advanced. Tools like GPT-3 and First Draft by MarketMuse.com are making quality content production much easier. Will this eliminate the need for human writers? How will this impact the Niche site space and blogging in general?
 
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