I've been working on my sites for the niche site challenge and it's time to post an update on how things are going. I've learned a lot over the last couple months as I keep plugging away at my target.
Things haven't been going fast, but I think that's due more to my other responsibilities than anything else, but I'm looking to change this and speed things up.
When you're starting your own website getting a content plan is crucial. I talk with clients about it when they're launching new sites all the time and this step cannot be overlooked or marginalized.
Want to invite problems, stress and other annoying and unproductive influences in to your day? Then try to start a website without a solid content plan and you're sure to be on your way!
Google, in their vast wisdom has decided to shut down Google Reader. I understood when they shut down Buzz, and Wave, but this one, I have to admit doesn't make a lot sense.
But it's theirs and they can do with it as they please, so now those of us who make regular use of it are going to have to find an alternative.
The bad news is that so many of us who love Google Reader will have to find something new.
The good news is that there are several alternatives that will work.
What's the biggest secret to being productive? Being organized. And being productive is a huge thing for me in my web design business. There are so many thinks that I need to keep track of, and so many things that have to get done, that not a day goes by without me referring to my task lists over and over.
What is holding you back from becoming who you want to be and doing what you want to do? You'll see, if you take a few minutes this Monday morning to watch this video, that you're just letting excuses stand in the way.
Resolved to let nothing stand in their way, Rick and Dick Hoyt have demonstrated that obstacles can be smashed and "you can do anything you want to do, as long as you make up your mind you're going to do it."
You want to attract tons of visitors to your niche website, right? Then finding the keywords associated with your topic is absolutely crucial to your success. This isn't easy stuff, but it's worth it. This is usually the step in building niche websites that people get hung up on, and it's for a good reason.
This is where the elbow grease and stick-to-it-iveness part will kick in. But doing the planning first and digging in to research will payoff in the end when your site is making money!
So we're getting started with building your own website and the Niche Site Challenge is officially underway! It's time to dig in to getting started with some topic research.
Do you want a website that is attracting visitors, gaining subscribers, and meeting conversion goals? Have you ever thrown your hands up in the air wondering why your website isn't doing what you designed it to do? Frustrating, isn't it?
How would you like to learn about starting your own website and get help each step along the way?
The Niche Site Challenge is specifically designed to walk you through the steps to create a website and do it along with a group of others who are doing the same thing.
The idea is to have fun with this while at the same time working hard on creating something awesome that others will find to be an awesome resource.
Welcome to 2013! Now it's time to get to work and figure out where things are going this year and how things are going to happen. What are you going to do with this blank slate called the "new year"?
What do you want to achieve in 2013?
What do you want to get done this year? You've got 12 months staring you in the face waiting to see what you're going to make of the opportunities. So what are you going to do?