What Makes a Micro Niche?
Do you really know what makes a micro niche?
Micro Niche Examples
Let’s see how others are having fun and growing with their micro niches.
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Growing in a Micro Niche Organically
This video is an example of a micro niche being grown organically without any push.
Before you actually set up your blog or do any rearranging of an existing blog, please read this blog post on Good SEO on a WordPress Blog.
6-MONTH MICRO-NICHE ***UPDATE***
- I’ve been following along with the Targeting Course and I’ve narrowed down my niche even more to be even more targeted than I was.
- I got a manufacturer to make me their very first affiliate!
- I’ve sold 1 affiliate product so far for them. (I only have 5 posts with a link).
- I have my own private group that is up to 18 members (minus myself).
- I have a fan page that now has 27 followers.
- I’ve created a product for my site using Carla’s digital product creation eBook.
- UPDATE 08/23/17 – SOLD my own journal product that I put on my blog after recording update video below
- After creating the product, I decided to sell it on my site rather using a plugin rather than through a 3rd party site.
- I’ve branched out on YouTube, G+ and I’m continuing to grow Instagram.
9-MONTH MICRO-NICHE ***UPDATE***
- I’ve sold at least 5 affiliate products now. I will get my first payout at the end of the year.
- The affiliate that I’m promoting upped my commission from 4% to 15% without me asking them too!! They just emailed me one day and told me I was doing a good job and offered me MORE money! They originally only gave me 90 days on trial (less than Amazon gives).
- I also got to participate in an Instagram takeover of the manufacturers account and tell my story.
- I’m being considered for an interview with the Washington Post about my Trich, I’ll know more in the coming weeks but it’s just awesome to be considered.
- To date, I’ve sold 3 of my own products as well that I created.
- I have 35 fans on my fan page.
- I have 89 members in my private group! (that’s a huge jump in the last three months).
I’m helping people genuinely! I’m helping myself! I’m doing everything this class tells you about and I’ve done it from scratch. The first 6 months felt like a real slow crawl but now it’s really getting good!!
11-MONTH MICRO-NICHE ***UPDATE***
- I have my categories pretty nailed down now.
- The site as a whole makes a lot of sense.
- I created a page of helpful products to help my target audience
- I used the sales hack to create cool banners for my site.
- I’ve created free printables that have gotten me a lot of sign ups, I get 1 sign up every 2 days right now.
- I am making affiliate sales at $22 a pop! It really adds up, I’ve made over $100 this month!
- I still use amazon where it makes sense and helps the reader, I make a sale every day or two.
- I am going to a conference to speak in less than 3 months about my niche. HUGE! HUGE! HUGE OPPORTUNITY to help people, share my blog, my journal, my struggles, my faith and I’m really humbled by this part of the update!
- I’ve sold 10 of my digital journals.
- I’ve sold 9 of the physical ones on Amazon. (yes, I’m in print now!)
- I have 65 fans on my fan page.
- I have 292 members in my private group! (that’s a huge jump in the last 2 months!).
The VIP is where a lot of this is happening. We’re making a business out of blogging and we’re helping people in things we’re passionate about. If you’re serious about growing a blog, and doing it the right way, making your blog the best it can be – we’re waiting for you over there.
Don’t overthink the startup of your site. I cannot stress this enough.
I gained traffic with very little going on, the bare minimum in plugins, categories, etc.
You do not need a million categories when you are first starting out in your micro niche, in fact, you may only need one.
You do not need to go out and sign up for every social media outlet with your new blog name, you may find that you’re only going to use one right now.
Don’t even think about an email list right now. That’s cart-before-horse-syndrome – you can’t start thinking about email lists at all before you even get to know who your audience is or what they want to hear from you!
Get your website up and running with your new domain name and just start off doing little things.
Put one foot in front of the other, and just do one thing at a time.
If you want to grow a micro niche the right way, you can’t rush it.
Add an about me page to the site. The whole point of this is to connect with a targeted audience, show them who you are! You might think about adding a video or some sort of personal welcome message on the page. Your welcome message should completely reflect who you are. If you’re not a Pulitzer Prize winning writer, don’t try to be one. Just write the way you would write if you were talking to someone normally.
Put an author profile in your side bar of your blog. Again, this is about connection, people will immediately connect with you if you have a picture of yourself with a quick and short bio. Don’t overthink it.
When thinking about what to write for your first blog post, how about an introduction to yourself, why you started the blog, what you hope to accomplish with it, etc. Be very personal and honest.
When writing your second, third, and fourth (and so on) posts, think of a creative way to connect (and interlink) to the others naturally.
Inerlinking to other posts is great SEO and it increases your pageviews, lowers your bounce rate and overall makes your website a friendly place to be for readers and bots. We have an excellent thread that covers SEO and Interlinking in our group, as well as our SEO & Keyword course too.
The one thing I do prepare for when I’m writing a a new post is, “how am I going to tie this into something else I’ve said before?”
Selling should be natural.
You’re going to be honest, helpful and recommend solutions – not shove products in their face.
The key is to build trust and with trust comes respect. Your audience sees you have their best interest at heart and that you know what you’re talking about and they will be more inclined to take your product suggestion.
Not every single post needs to have a keyword if you can’t find one (overthinking will get the best of you in this area if you let it), you can write what’s on your heart without keywords and you should as long as they are targeted to your audience and micro niche. Interlinking is a good indication that you know how to write to target to your micro niche audience because everything is staying in harmony with the blog topic as a whole.
Don’t write product reviews but instead target questions and offer the products you want to sell as the solution or aid to the problem.
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Robin goes into this deep in our Buyer Keyword Upgrade
These micro niches can evolve into so much more than you can imagine when you target your audience.
Just be fearlessly authentic in your micro niche and opportunity can’t help but seek you out.