How to Develop Money-Making Niche Sites with WordPress

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How to Develop Money-Making Niche Sites with WordPress How to Develop Money-Making Niche Sites with WordPress Cover Designed by Linda from http://ecoversource.com/ What is This Book About This Ebook is a beginners guide to using the WordPress platform to setup static websites as opposed to the usual blogs that we are so used to with WordPress. The sites in question are small static (using pages and not posts) websites that are optimised towards a particular subject and then monetized using AdSense and affiliate links. However, this Ebook is not about making money it’s about WordPress. I give the technical details of how to use built in features of WordPress to manage AdSense more easily but there is no information about how to use AdSense effectively. I have listed some resources at the end of the ebook about AdSense. Why Niche Sites and Not Blogs? By nature a blog is an ongoing conversation with the reader and as such it requires regular updating. A blog can of course be very profitable but it requires constant work. The kind of niche sites that I build with WordPress as I describe in this book can be setup and then simply left alone and require zero maintenance. Thus the overall strategy is to pick a niche that has profitable keywords, build a small website around it and then leave it to bring in search engine traffic. Rinse and repeat to build a collection of sites that bring in a residual income without requiring maintenance. Check For Updates! Revision 1.8 1 Who Is Caroline Middlebrook? Caroline started blogging about Internet Marketing in August 2007 and has since built up a loyal following on her blog: http://www.caroline-middlebrook.com/blog/ Caroline has a technical background in software development and loves to teach others how to overcome technical challenges in order to harness the power of the Internet. This is her first Ebook, and will not be the last! Make Sure You Have the Latest Version! At the time of this writing, I am on the fourth revision and as I get more feedback from readers I find myself making changes often. On the download page on my blog I show what the current revision is. This Revision: 1.6 Click Here to Check For Updates! Check For Updates! Revision 1.8 2 Table of Contents What is This Book About ……………………….. 1 Why Niche Sites and Not Blogs? ……………. 1 Who Is Caroline Middlebrook? ……………….. 2 Make Sure You Have the Latest Version! ………………… 2 Table of Contents …………………. 3 Acknowledgements …………………. 6 Chapter 1: Getting and Installing WordPress ……………….. 7 Hosting WordPress Installations …………….. 7 Setting up WordPress with Fantastico …………………….. 8 Step 1: Click the Fantastico Button ………………………. 8 Step 2: Select WordPress ………………….. 9 Step 3: Fill in the Required Information ………………… 9 Step 4: Finalise the Installation ………….. 10 Step 5: Login to Your New Site ………….. 11 Chapter 2: Basic WordPress Administration ………………. 12 Testing Your Site ……………….. 12 Remove the Links in Your Blogroll ………………………… 12 Change Your Permalink Structure …………………………. 13 Chapter 3: Installing a New Theme ………….. 16 AdSense-Ready Themes …………………….. 16 Step 1: Download the Theme ……………. 16 Step 2: Upload The Theme To Your Site …………….. 16 Step 3: Activate the Theme ………………. 17 Chapter 4: Setting up AdSense On Your Site …………….. 19 Step 1: Sign Up to AdSense ………………… 19 Step 2: Get Your AdSense Code ………….. 19 Step 3: Edit the AdSense Pages of Your Theme …………………….. 19 Check For Updates! Revision 1.8 3 Chapter 5: WordPress Plugins ………………… 23 WordPress Plugin Installation ………………. 23 Essential Plugins for Any Website …………………………. 23 Database Backup Plugin ………………….. 23 Automatic Upgrade Plugin ………………… 24 All In One SEO Pack Plugin ……………… 24 Optional Plugins ………………… 25 My Link Order Plugin ……………………….. 25 NoFollow Plugin ……………… 25 Akismet Spam Filtering Plugin …………… 25 YouTube Brackets Plugin …………………. 26 Chapter 6: Creating Your Site Content ……………………… 27 Site Subject & Monetisation …………………. 27 Typical Structure of Niche Sites ……………. 27 The Role of Blogs in Niche Sites …………… 27 Creating Static Pages …………………………. 28 Discussion ……………………… 29 Page Slugs …………………….. 29 Setting up Your Link Structure ……………… 30 Displaying Your Pages in the Sidebar ………………… 30 An Introduction to Widgets ……………….. 30 Configuring Your Sidebar …………………. 32 Using the Blogroll To Manage Your Links ……………. 32 Incorporating Affiliate Links ………………. 34 Adding NoFollow to Selected Links ……………………. 34 Ordering the Blogroll Links ……………….. 35 Setting the Front Page For Your Site …………………….. 37 Editing Blog Posts ………………. 37 Check For Updates! Revision 1.8 4 Changing the Name of Your Site ………….. 38 Chapter 7: Final Thoughts ………………………. 39 Applications of This Ebook …………………… 39 Your Feedback Appreciated …………………. 39 Please Share This Ebook! ……………………. 39 Appendix 1: Uploading Using FTP ……………. 40 Creating an FTP Site to Connect To ……………………… 40 Using ALFTP to Transfer Files ……………… 41 Appendix 2: External Resources ……………… 43 Caroline’s Work ………………….. 43 WordPress Resources ………………………… 43 WordPress-Ready Web Hosting …………… 43 Google AdSense ………………… 43 Search Engine Optimisation …………………. 43 Check For Updates! Revision 1.8 5 Acknowledgements I’d like to thank the following people for proof-reading the Ebook for me and pointing out various errors and giving me suggestions: Kathy Binns Andy Darley – http://www.andthenhesaid.com/ Hunter Nuttall – http://hunternuttall.com/ LGR – http://www.blog.lgr.ca/ Jason Gilman – http://axodys.com/ Kitty – http://blogkitty.com/blog/ Heather Bayer – http://www.cottageblogger.com/ Shane – http://www.askshane.org/ Clearwater Florida Real Estates – http://www.sandbarstosunsets.com/ Todd Morris – http://candlemonkey.com/ Evan Hadkins – http://www.wellbeingandhealth.net/ Rosie Jones – http://www.lovelifegodsexmoney.com/ Is My Location Online – http://ismylocationonline.com/blog/ Sol Lederman – http://wildaboutmath.com/ Peter Buick – http://www.peterbuick.com/ Andy Beard – http://andybeard.eu/ Tom Leroy – http://imtrip.com/ Check For Updates! Revision 1.8 6 Chapter 1: Getting and Installing WordPress First of all realise that if you wish to generate any revenue from your site, you need to host WordPress on your own domain. You cannot use a free hosted WordPress blog due to the conditions that they impose in this section of their FAQ. AdSense, Yahoo, Chitika and other ads are not permitted. Sponsored / paid posts including PayPerPost and ReviewMe are not permitted. Sponsored / paid links are not permitted. Text ads are not permitted. So, not what we want when the site is designed to earn money! Hosting WordPress Installations WordPress is open source software and is freely downloadable directly from their website here . However, to install from the download directly requires some technical skills. It’s far easier to use a web host that has WordPress support integrated so that it can be set up with a few clicks of the mouse instead. I use BlueHost for all of my WordPress sites. 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