If you have an established Business, brick & mortar, eCommerce or perhaps a Blog then you don’t need to Determine a Niche. Yours is already established BUT if you do not then Pat comes up with 7 Passions, 7 Problems, & 7 Fears. Not problems like what YOU may come across as you practice SEO but Problems others will have and need to search for answers.
Goal: To be number 1 in the Search rankings such as Google, Yahoo, and Bing.
What does that mean exactly??
Well, it means that we have gotten use to putting something in the search bar and wah-la! Answer before us in 2.3 seconds. We also know that we typically don’t have to search more than that first page typically to get the answers we are looking for.
Keywords goes into search bar and page of Ad’s (that look like regular search findings- ever get tricked by that?) & URL’s comes up.
Name of the game- Be that top spot! The first non-ad link on the first page that pops up after hitting Search.
The process of doing this has been a struggle for me – I read and read, watched course after course but it still didn’t actually click until recently.
Here is what it took for me to learn and I want to share with you so that you can save yourself hours and days of frustration and confusion about SEO and Keyword Research.
It truly isn’t as hard as my Brain had me believing.
I learn by watching and doing. Not always does it click in my brain until I see it being done. I found a Video from where Pat Flynn and Tyrone Shum create a “Niche Site Challenge” back in 2010. Even for being, at the time of this original post publishing, 7 1/2 years old, the information out of this challenge is absolutely relevant.
To catch you up: Pat Flynn on his site- Smart Passive Income was challenged by Tyrone Shum of TryoneShum.com to build and profilt from a Niche Site. Pat writes his step by step processes of the challenge:
Niche Site Duel-002-Finding a Profitable Niche My Process Revealed (I am in no way affiliated or receiving any type of compensation from Pat Flynn or Smart Passive Income or Tyrone Shum)
Watch the Video below that Pat released with his Post. This will walk you through exactly how he goes through his process.
Coming Soon- Will share with you How to Build your Funnels so that you can drive the traffic you just learned how to get, and turn them into actual Sales.
Every Blogger out there that has been in the biz for more than a minute has a say on How SEO and Keywords work but I want to mention another GREAT tutorial that I have personally used and LOVE.
Josh and Jill Stanton with Screw the Nine to Five has a membership site. (I am a member but in no way am I being asked to or compensated for this mention)
Within that site they have broken their modules down into how far along you are in your business. They have them cutely named, The Grind, The Hustle, The Engine, The Traffic and The Profit.
Within the Grind, Josh has a huge module on how to Validate your Idea. Let’s be real and admit that not all ideas are money making ideas so this exercise is to help alleviate months of unprofitable work. The next set of modules is The Foundation. This is the module where Keyword research is taught. The process is very similar to what Pat Flynn teaches in the above mentioned tutorial but goes a lot more depth. There are some differences but neither way is better than the other.
The Videos along with the modules have tons of explanations, Screen mirroring while he goes through the steps along with worksheets and spreadsheets to help.
If you do not want to become a member but love their chemistry and sense of humor like I do- (which makes it way more fun to learn) Screw the Nine to Five have lots of videos on their YouTube Channel. You will find most of them a couple years old but still very relevant. Jill and Josh concentrate mainly on their hugely successful Membership site. There’s a lower end monthly charge but well worth it. Throughout my experience within the membership I have found Jill and Josh to be VERY approachable, wildly helpful and their Facebook community is worth the monthly fee alone.
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