Niche Profit Classroom

July 23rd, 2011

Over the years I’ve wasted a lot of time and money on useless or incomplete tutorials on how to use Wordpress and more importantly how to make money on Wordpress, primarily by creating niche sites.

I have been interested in creating niche sites for a while but always seemed to get stuck half-way through the process because it just got too hard and there was conflicting information on what to do.

I was skeptical at first (justifiably) before trying the Niche Profit Classroom, but I soon realized after joining that the members site is a treasure trove of information and most importantly it is up to date. The guy that runs the site is called Adam Short and he is a straight-talking, easy to understand guy who seems genuinely interested in helping people be successful.

I have set up my first niche site using the method outlined on the site and will be keeping a close eye on it over the next few months. I’ve always seen those sites that use great marketing spiels and look slick and wanted to make them – well now I can.

As great as the Niche Profit Classroom is, there are a few things I didn’t like. One was when signing up for it, they up-sell you on ‘niche packs’, which are basically packages put together by their team which include everything you need to create your own niche website. The catch is that the niche packs are also sent to other people on the website (even though you pay for it) and you have to do a lot of re-writing (especially the articles). Saying this, you can still be successful with these niche packs because not many people follow through, but I think they should have been a little more honest on the sales pitch because you have no idea what is involved and they do not make you aware of the fact that other members have access to the same niche packs you are purchasing. Their site is so great that they don’t need to do this up-sell early on, so do be aware of this if you sign up for it.

The crux of the traffic generation part of the site is a 21 day blueprint, which basically outlines how you go about getting back-links and getting your site rankings up in google in order to get free traffic in 21 days. They have some good webinars on how the new Panda release effects the way you should go about this traffic generation.

For me, the best part of the site is the fact that they have a service whereby they host your domain and have step by step tutorials on how to set up your site correctly (e.g. how to do opt-ins, sales page, graphics etc.). In the past I have usually got stuck in setting up the site correctly and seeing it through to the end (especially the sales pitch and the opt-in page).

Another cool features is the keyword tool which enables you to download keywords from Google’s keyword adword tool as a CSV file, upload them directly to the keyword tool and it analyzes the keywords for you on whether or not they are suitable or not . In other words, the tool checks the PR ranking, competition etc. and provides a ranking.

In summary, they have the following sections on their site:
- community (forums/support)
- classroom (tons of videos on how to create your site and drive traffic)
- software (market profiler, moneywords keyword tool, niche profit press automator, 15 minute newsletter creator, 15 minute sales letter, download page generator)
- media (webinars – loads of great webinars), Q&A coaching calls, NPC Media Center (a lot of tutorial videos)
- downloads (hundreds of step-by-step training videos)
- resources
- hosting
- outsourcing

Conclusion
Niche Profit Classroom is the best membership site that I have found for learning how to make money by focusing on niche markets. From traffic generation through to site completion they have everything and more that you need to be successful.

The reason I like this membership site so much is because
- it is up to date and constantly maintained (weekly webinars and updates)
- the people running the site are genuine and you can contact them on weekly webinars to ask questions. A big drawback of many sites is the inability to ask questions and get support when you need it.
- the content on the site is high quality

Anyone, for now that is my two cents worth. If you do try using it I would love to hear your feedback.
I am just starting out creating my first niche site using their methods and will let you know how I get on.
I have a full time job but I hope to be able to dedicate enough time to do it…

Cheers – Richie

The Wordpress Classroom 2.0

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A great resource on how to learn Wordpress

Wordpress Affiliate Theme

July 19th, 2011

It’s been over a year I think since I last put an entry on this site….
Life gets busy!

Well, I’ve decided to try and dabble in some affiliate marketing again. I had some success a few years back but got too busy with my regular job, so thought I’d give it another fling.

For starters, I am going to download the Affiliate Theme for Wordpress and see what it’s like. I’ll let you know after I try it out!

Thesis Premium Theme

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The Thesis Themes are some of the most popular in the blogosphere and are easy to modify. The themes are created so even if you only have a limited knowledge of CSS and HTML, you can tweak the Thesis theme and create an awesome, unique design.

Twitter Tools Plugin

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Twitter Tools is a plugin that creates a complete integration between your WordPress blog and your Twitter account. You can do a lot of cool things like create a blog post from each of your tweets, create a daily or weekly digest post of your tweet, create a tweet on Twitter whenever you post in your blog, with a link to the blog post or even post a tweet from your sidebar.

‘Autoblogged’

July 8th, 2009

The Autoblogged plugin is a great plugin which helps you automatically add posts to your blog by adding posts from any RSS or Atom feed. The word autoblog has spamming connotations, but the plugin can be effectively used to create focused RSS feeds. You can also add your own comments to the feeds to spice it up with some originality.

Visit Autoblogged site

Wordpress database backup plugin

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The database backup plugin is easy to install and use.

Google analytics for Wordpress

July 8th, 2009

The google analytics plugin is a must if you want to track your stats – plus it’s free! It’s easy to install and you simply have to add the relevant analytics account ID in the admin panel after you activate it.

Broken link checker plugin

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The broken link checker plugin for Wordpress is a godsend. One of the things that can really drag you down in your google rankings is having a lot of old posts with broken links. This plugin automatically finds broken links and enables you to either discard the link or to delete the post entirely from the admin panel.

Definitely a time saver and very useful.

Next Gen Gallery

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Next gen gallery is the best free photo gallery software for Wordpress that I know of. You can bulk edit, bulk upload and the pic lens photo gallery is really cool. Highly recommended.