08 Dec 10 6:42 pm
when thinking about keywords, you want a variety of them, not just one or two.
For me, I usually look for am Authority keyword, (50k monthly searches ) which is more competetive and will take longer to rank for, but also tends to get a lot ,more traffic. this will take months to rank for, but it is worth it in the long run.
Then. as I write articles for my sites, I start small and gradually increase. Starting out, I will start with 100-300 monthly search keywords. I can usually get ranking for those within a couple of weeks (if not days) and keep building one or two pages at a time.
Normally, i start a new site with 4-5 pages of content, build links to those pages and then add my articles 1-2 at a time. add the articles build links, do more articles, build links.
Dont think of a niche as finding a single product to promote. you want to make sales over time.
focus on finding a problem that you can help people solve, and products that help solve that problem.
For example, I am currently working on a site about improving self esteem. I have several products that I know will help people with that problem because I have used them myself.
What I like to do is make a list of problems that I have been able to overcome myself, and problems that I know I still need to improve on.
For example, with my self esteem site. I have batttled low self esteem my whole life. Thanks to Mark and some of the things I have learned through several of his various products, (both inside the IM niche and outside) I have made a lot of improvement in that area over the last year. But, one thing I have already realised is that the more i learn, the more I realise i need to learn.
One great bit of advise I got a long time ago is that the best way to learn something yourself is to teach others how to do it. The process of teaching will help you to understand things on a whole new level. So, if you have a particular problem that you want to learn more about, start a site on that topic. Then, as you go along, check out products to help yourself and share your recommendations with your readers.