Niche Affiliate Income

Tortoise and Hare Affiliate MarketerI believe there are two major types of affiliate marketers:

  • One type I like to call the Tortoise
  • One type I like to call the Hare

This idea came to me from the old fable of “The Tortoise and the Hare”.

Obviously, Aesop didn’t think about affiliate marketing when he wrote the fable, but the principles are easy to recognize.

I think it’s important to recognize your “affiliate marketing type.”

The reason?

This choice will have a huge impact on the success of your affiliate marketing business.

So are you a… [click to continue…]

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[Update:  The contest is closed and I’ve chosen the winner.

Congratulations to Dan of Walnut Marketing.  He has the 22nd entry in this contest and that’s the number that came up when I used the number generator in

Here’s the proof:

Zombie Niche Site Contest Results

As a reminder; I assigned points based on the following criteria:

  • 1 point for a Twitter share
  • 1 point for a Google + share
  • 1 point for a Facebook share
  • 3 points for a blog post share

Sorry to all who entered and didn’t win.  I have lots of sites in my collection; so I’ll definitely hold another contest in the near future. Stay tuned for more details.]

How to Survive a Zombie ApocalypseNow that I’ve decided to stop building niche sites, I have dozens of domains collecting “space dust.”

I’m completely focused on Steve Scott Site.   So I’m no longer interested in developing or building small niche sites.

That’s why I’ve decided to do a giveaway for one of  these web properties.

Here are the details… [click to continue…]

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Death of Niche SitesAt the start of 2012 I decided to test the profitability of niche sites.

I heard a lot of great things about this income model and wanted in on the action!

For four months I worked hard on these sites.  And I’ve even made a little money.


I don’t believe the “niche site” model is a viable long-term strategy for affiliate marketers.

In this post, I’ll tell you why.  Plus I’ll give reasons why you should stop creating niche sites and focus on building a real, long-term business.

To start, let’s go over my… [click to continue…]

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Niche Affiliate IncomeCan you make money with small niche sites?

This is a question I want to answer in 2012.

You see, I’ve built a successful authority affiliate marketing business.  But I’ve never tried my hand at creating multiple small-scale websites.

So my goal for 2012 is to figure out this whole niche site thing.  I even created a special series that talks about how I’m doing it.

In today’s post, I’ll provide my first income report from these experiments.  I’ll show what has made money.  Plus I’ll detail a major setback that’s a negative impact on these sites.  And finally I’ll give my opinion on the future of niche sites.

Let’s get to it… [click to continue…]

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Niche Income SeriesIt’s time for another update of the Niche Affiliate Income Series.

I’ve completely shifted focus with this project.

I’m still spending a lot of time experimenting and perfecting different strategies for making money with niche sites.

The goods news is I’m getting results with many of my web properties.

For instance, there are eight major strategies that people are using with niche sites.

And that’s what we’ll talk about today… [click to continue…]

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Niche Affliate Income SeriesIt’s been almost 2 months since I’ve talked about my niche affiliate income series.

Much has happened during this time.  I’ve shifted my focus on a number of sites and learned a lot about building small niche web properties.

The one thing I’ve discovered is you can make money with niche sites in a number of ways:

  • Information based affiliate products
  • Amazon physical products
  • Amazon Kindle books
  • Google Adsense
  • Product Launch Jacking
  • Cost-Per-Action

The end result is I’ve decided to branch out and build a whole series of niche sites – Each focusing on different income models.  (I promise to provide specific examples in the next update.)

Now the MAJOR obstacle to building niche sites is search engine optimization (SEO.)  Frankly, it can take a long time to build links and get your niche site ranked in search engines.  Sometimes it seems like I’ll spend an entire day doing one thing for a single site. [click to continue…]

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Niche Affiliate Income Results [Update #1]

December 2, 2011

What’s going on with my niche affiliate income project? Get the results on the first site and learn what’s in the works…

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10 Key Things I’ve Learned From 6 Months of Building Niche Sites

November 17, 2011

Building a niche income site isn’t as you might think. In this guest post, Tom describes ten hard lessons he’s learned in the last six months of creating small, income producing sites.

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How to Monetize an Affiliate Niche Site [Niche Affiliate Income #3]

October 25, 2011

How do you make money with a niche site? In this post, I talk about how to find a topic that’s profitable. Specifically I we’ll talk about targeting niches where you can offer a catalog of affiliate marketing products.

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15 “Google-Proof” Ways to Create a Quality Niche Site [Niche Affiliate Income #2]

October 19, 2011

Google Panda Update ★ Google Sandbox ★ Niche Affiliate Sites? ★ How to make Google LOVE your niche site.

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7 Questions about Niche Income Sites [Niche Affiliate Income #1]

October 17, 2011

Want to create niche affiliate income? You’re in luck! I’ve decided to create a series where I teach how to create a network of niche affiliate income sites. Here are seven questions about this process…

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