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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 ...
 
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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…
 
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?
 
Almost exactly a year ago, my partners and I launched Motion Invest as a new way to buy and sell content sites. We've delivered on being a fast and easy way to buy or sell content sites. Our original plan was to buy sites ourselves, so we would only buy sites that we felt strongly enough about to put money behind. We still buy sites directly if you…
 
Brand Builders has come a long way. If you were familiar with Brand Builders 1 or 2 years ago, what you see today is drastically different. Today, I hop on a call with Brady Cargle, the manager of Brand Builders and talk about the evolution that Brand Builders has taken over the past 2 years and why it’s become a very interesting business. In full …
 
Listen in to hear the Word Agents founder story. Vincent D'Elleto has focused on providing customers high-quality SEO content at scale. By focusing on this niche, he's been able to grow it to 7 figures and beyond with a goal of hitting 8 figures a year very soon.
 
Today, I'm happy to share the success story of Systeme.io founded by Aurelien Amacker. Systeme.io is an all in one landing page, funnel builder, and email automation software platform. The best part? Aurelien was able to build up the business targeting the French market (where he is from). He has only recently started focusing more on the US market…
 
Kevin Jourdan saw a need for a brokerage in the French Market, so he built DotMarket.eu. He is now on track to sell over $1 million worth of sites on his new brokerage. He shares his background that includes building, buying, and selling niche websites and also how he's gone about growing a successful startup brokerage.…
 
Learn how Niche Website Builders launched their digital agency to nearly $800k in year 1 revenue by using 2 small facebook groups that they had started. In addition, you can get an exclusive deal for content and link building services by going to https://www.nichepursuits.com/nichewebsitebuilders
 
I'm all FIRE'd up! FIRE (Financial Independence, Retire Early) is a movement that is all about making and saving enough money at an "early" age so that you can live off your investments for the rest of your life. I'll be honest that I've thought about this subject a lot. In fact, I quit my job in 2011 (in my early 30s) and have been building online…
 
Affiliate marketing can be a lucrative business. In fact, it’s how I was able to quit my job over 9 years ago and I’ve been building sites, products, and running various online businesses ever since. However, when it comes to building a site like OwnTheYard.com (my Niche Site Project 4 site), it can be extremely risky. An affiliate site that is rel…
 
Would these behemoths of the internet make up their minds? Do they love my site...or not?! Google and Amazon appear to be all-powerful and that power has been on full display over the past couple of months. First, Amazon decreases their commission rates...during a pandemic...because...Bezos money? Next, Google rolls out a core update near the end o…
 
I'm excited to have Doug Cunnington back on the podcast! Doug and I connected back during the first Niche Site Project (2013) and he enjoyed my project so much, he started his blog and stole the name for his domain from my project! : ) NicheSiteProject.com is where you can follow along with what Doug is up to these days. Even though Doug has been i…
 
Harsh Argawal is a well-known blogger in the WordPress and digital marketing space. Shout Me Loud gets over a million pageviews a month, which is really high for a blog in just about any space, but especially the Wordpress and Blogging niche. Not only has Harsh built a significant business, but he's also found a way to a have a proper work life bal…
 
I'm excited to welcome Richard Patey onto the Niche Pursuits podcast! Richard is well-known in the buying and selling websites space and has a lot of experience. You can check out what he's been up to lately over at RichardPatey.com. During today's episode we talk about Richard's background and how he got involved in building, buying, and selling w…
 
Today, I'm excited to have Kyle Roof on the podcast! You can find some of Kyle's work at Internet Marketing Gold and Page Optimizer Pro. Kyle has been involved in SEO for a long time and is well known in the industry. In particular, he is well known for performing SEO tests to see what actually works for ranking in Google as opposed to just taking …
 
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