A True 4HWW Case Study: Growing a Niche Site to $10,000
Today I want to introduce you to a long time NicheSiteAzon reader, Daniel, who bought a site from Human Proof Designs after we had a chat about my success with niche sites and how well I think he would do in this business.
Daniel told me that he wants to document his journey growing a site but doesn't have a blog. Since we don't blog that much lately (as you have probably seen!), I thought I'd give him free range to share his experience here and do a little case study on niche sites and marketing in general.
I'm still involved with NSA in the background, but as I have mentioned in the past, I am not going to be doing much of the blogging myself anymore.
Ok, over to Daniel!
Hey guys, this is Daniel (although everybody calls me Dan), and I got introduced to the world of niche sites by Mike.
In this series of blog posts I'm going to cover the journey of my first site from $0 to $500/mo and the goal is to reach there by December this year.
Now, let me give you a little bit of background before we jump into this journal or like the industry calls them, Case Study (Boom! look at me, already talking like a pro)
From "Maybe" to "Let's do it"
Last year one of the clients I work with on my 9 to 5 (yes, I have a full time job at a Media company) wanted to move into Facebook ads so I went full-on into that and obviously did a lot of research about niche sites, which lead me to finding NicheSiteAzon and a bunch of other great blogs (I've linked some of them below). I started getting interested in niche sites as a side project.
Fast forward to December last year and everybody was talking on how much freaking money they were making with the holiday season and I was a bit like, dude, I want to get that aswell.
I was reading every single blog. Every one. EVERY ONE. Tung Tran, Empire Flippers, Spencer Haws, Neil Patel, Dom Wells, Matt Diggity, Authority Hacker... but finally something clicked in my head and I decided to take action (after maybe, 6 months? of just reading) and I bought a site from Dom.
Some embarrasing reality.
So I get the training, nice and cool, watch the videos, gather a few ideas on how to grow the site, a few weeks later I get the website from Dom and then...
I went on a two week holiday to Thailand that put me completely off-track and I did nothing with my little side hustle. Nothing at all.
That was last February.
I'm sure there are plenty of others in this world who started a site and then forgot about it. If this is you, then I've got the perfect case study for you.
Last week I had a look at the site. It's actually quite nice.
Ok this time for good
Look at this:
Without realizing, the site was slowly ranking for some keywords and getting a few visits every day.
So I technically bought myself an aged site haha.
Now, you know I have a full time job. I intend to dedicate no more than 4-5 hours of work per week to this site and my goal is to have it make $500 during December.
Will I be able to make it? Let's find out. During this weekend I'll be getting the basics ready and I'll be putting the months and months of reading other case studies to practice and get an strategy plan for the next 6 months together.
Next Monday (10th) I'll be posting my plan and a few stats on the site so we all know where I'm starting from, where I want to be, and how the hell I plan to make it.