In the DIY Niche Revealed post I said that I’ll be getting into a niche that I know very well, that I am good at, and that I have a true passion for.
A niche that if I had to do it all over again, knowing what I know now, I would get into this niche.
I also said that I’ll be using the principles I learned in Corbett Barr’s course, with a little twist of my own which I call, My Unfair Advantage.
This means that I will not be building some random niche I know nothing about.
This means I’m not going to do any article spinning or mass link building tactics.
This means I won’t be doing any type of shenanigans to build my blog.
I’m going to build a real blog that matters:
The end result for this site is the build a thriving and profitable audience.
I’ll be starting from scratch. It’s not like what I did with the Income Press Blog. I had sort of an unfair advantage when I started this blog. I already had a community built in this niche, (how to make money niche). This made it a bit easier to build.
With this new diy niche, I’m literally starting from scratch. I must admit though, this is new territory to me so there will be a bit of a learning curve and that’s cool, I love that.
Now this doesn’t mean I’ll be going in blind with my hands tide behind my back, hell na, never that.
I’m still going to be using methods and tactics to:
- choose a domain
- write content
- get backlinks (the right way)
- get ranked on Google
- and much more
As I go along I’ll be sharing with you how I do it and the methods behind them. For right now I want to share the plans I have for this blog and show you how I’ll be setting up my diy blog.
The DIY Blog Setup
To build and set up my blog I’ll be using the exact stuff I teach you here on this very blog. I do nothing different as far as building and setting up a wordpress blog.
Everything I teach here, every video, podcast, or blog post tutorial is pretty much how I do things on a regular basis. Even to how I set up my plugins.
So rather than repeat myself and duplicate my own content, I’m going to layout some of the key posts that I used to build my blog. Lol, believe it or not I actually had to go back to some of my own posts cause I couldn’t remember how to set up certain plugins ;-)
So here we go…
Setting Up My DIY Blog:
– How to Setup a Blog: I used this to build my DIY blog.
– Creating Content: You’ll need certain things done before going live with a blog.
This is exactly what I did to build my DIY Blog. I did nothing different from those 2 posts, with the exception of a few of my unfair advantages but I’ll cover that in the follow up post.
My Plans for the DIY Niche
There’s a few things that I want to do with this niche to really separate myself from the rest of the herd…
- A popular YouTube Channel.
- Create a Podcast.
- My own product line for this niche.
Obviously it will take some time to build a popular youtube channel, but with my experience with youtube and videos in general, I should do ok.
For the podcast I’m going to do exactly what I’ve been doing with my current podcast, The Income Press Podcast. I’m going to share some tips, tricks, and stuff that I know. I’ll also be interviewing some experts and even my competition.
Why interview my competition?
Because they already have an audience. Experts love to be called “Experts“. They love to talk. And they love to brag and boast. Not in a mean way, what I mean is they love to show their audience that they’ve just been interviewed or featured on a blog.
This builds their social proof and they become more of an expert in the eyes of their audience. Which is cool, nothing wrong with that. But at the same time, their audience will come listen to my podcast therefore giving me exposure to a new audience.
Pretty slick huh ;-)
For my product line, this will come later. I have to build an audience first. Build a solid relationship with them. Get to know them, who they are, and what their needs and pains are.
I’ll do what I call a “Survey Launch” to get a feel for what exactly they want, and then create my product according to the survey results.
The Survey Launch is a great and perfect way to creating the exact product your audience wants. I’ll talk more about the Survey Launch later.
My unfair Advantage Kit
In the next post I’ll be sharing with you My Unfair Advantage Kit. This kit is just a few things that will give me a bit of an advantage over my competition.
Now some of these are very familiar in the Internet Marketing “how to make money” space. But in niches outside of this, it’s unheard of. They don’t know about it. So this alone will give me an unfair advantage.
That’s pretty much it here. I just wanted to let ya know about how I set up my blog which is no different than what I teach here, and some of my plans going forward with this niche.
Let me know in the comments below some of the things you would do differently with your niche and blogs. Some of the things that may give you an unfair advantage. Or some ideas that maybe I can implement.