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Niche Pursuits Podcast

Spencer Haws from NichePursuits.com discusses business ideas that actually work. Learn how to build niche websites, market your website through search engine optimization, and much more. In addition, you'll get interviews with leading internet entrepreneurs that provide insight on: authority sites, flipping sites, using Google Adsense, outsourcing, automation tools, linkbuilding, building a real business, software development, creating iPhone Apps, lifestyle business, small business tips, and more. Overall, get your dose of motivation to move forward with your niche business ideas or take your small business to the next level!

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NP 111: How Jon Haver Builds Amazon FBA and Affiliate Site That Shatter His $15,000 Per Month Income Goal

Jon Haver of AuthorityWebsiteIncome.com discusses how he builds and grows both his Amazon Associates websites and his Amazon FBA business. In addition we will discuss a new software venture he has just started called Listing Eagle.  And finally, he shares what he will do now that he has shattered his $15,000 per month net income goal.


25 May 2016

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NP 57: How Claire Smith Makes Over 5 Figures a Month with Niche Sites and NO Link Building

In my podcast episode today I interviewed Claire Smith that is doing VERY well with her niche sites.  She is making over $10,000 a month with her niche sites. However, what makes Claire's story interesting is that she has NEVER built a link to any of her sites.  In her words, "I just never got around to it." Because she has never even tried to build a link to any of her sites, she doesn't have to worry when Google changes how the value links because well she doesn't have any!

1hr 17mins

16 Jan 2015

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NP 98: How to Monetize Your Niche Website: Coaching Call #7 with Samara

Hey there…welcome back to another Niche Site Project 3 coaching call!  Today we finally started talking about how to actually make some cha-ching from your website.  This call was all about monetization strategies for your niche website, both short term and long term.


15 Mar 2016

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NP 163: How Ron Stefanski Went From Professor to $18,000 Per Month With His Niche Website

Today I'm talking with Ron Stefanski from OneHourProfessor.com.  Ron talks about a site that is making $18,000 a month and he shares the exact things that help the site take off. We cover his keyword research strategies and link building strategies. Then we talk about his overall business structure, how he has a full-time virtual assistant, an editor, writers, how much content he has on his sites, and so much more. Overall, this is an awesome story about a "normal" person who has had enormous success building niche websites. Hope you enjoy.


4 Nov 2019

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NP 53: How to Earn Over $12,000 Per Month Selling Physical Products on Amazon with Chris Guthrie

Chris Guthrie and I have known each other for a long time.  Back in the day Chris was out building Amazon affiliate sites and I was building Adsense affiliate sites.  I'm not sure where we first crossed paths, but we've been in touch now for probably close to 5 years. I had Chris on my podcast over 2 years ago.  However, now his business has evolved so much that I wanted to have him on to discuss his latest business venture. Chris is now actively involved in selling physical products on Amazon through the Fullfullilled by Amazon (FBA) program.  In his first few months with his very first product, Chris has built his monthly revenue to over $12k per month with this business! (Profit is about 50% of that). I know that sounds almost too good; however, Chris has been kind enough to privately show me his Amazon account with earnings and the product that he is selling on Amazon.  It's a legit business.

1hr 2mins

3 Dec 2014

Rank #5

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NP 102: Basic Link Building Strategies for Your Niche Website: Spencer and Samara Call 9

In our call today, Samara and I discussed basic link building strategies for her niche site project 3 site. On one hand, some people feel like link building is so critical to a sites success; on the other, you have people that never do any linkbuilding and do really well with niche sites.  I personally tend to be somewhere in the middle.


21 Apr 2016

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NP 122: RJ Bryan's Process for Building a Niche Site That Makes $6,000 to $7,000 a Month

In today's podcast episode, I have RJ Bryan as a guest interview.  RJ is a long time reader of Niche Pursuits and build his first successful site around the time of Niche Site Project 2. RJ has a few niche sites making in total about $6,000 to $7,000 a month.  The largest site is making about $4,000 a month. RJ has a great story to tell, and also shares some great steps for his process of building a successful niche site. RJ recently started a blog where he shares his website building strategies at RJBryan.com.


14 Apr 2017

Rank #7

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NP 60: How I Made $4,399 Selling a Physical Product on Amazon in Just 30 Days

Today, Perrin and I get behind the microphone and discuss how to start and grow your own business through Amazon’s FBA program.  By following several key steps, I was able to sell $4,399 in product in just 30 days. Perrin and I share the process and answer some questions taken from the blog. This is a very real business, which I hope to scale and see monthly earnings quadruple. The potential rewards are, in my opinion, much greater than a niche website.


6 May 2015

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NP 86: How to Choose a Niche Through Keyword Sampling and Competitor Research: Spencer and Samara Coaching Call 2

This is the official podcast for Niche Site Project 3, coaching call 2 between Samara and I. If you are trying to figure out what niche to build a website on, you really need to listen to this coaching call.  Samara and I take an in-depth look into how you can discover low competition niches through keyword sampling and competitor research. This step is so critical in the entire process.  Before you run off and start building a website, you need to know if the niche you’ve chosen has potential for newer sites (like yours) to rank well in Google.


14 Jan 2016

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NP 78: How Jon Haws Built His Monthly Income to $22,000 and Email List to 40,000 Subscribers in Under a Year

Today, I'm excited to bring you an interview with someone with amazing genes.  My cousin, Jon Haws, is on the podcast today with what I think is an awesome story.  That's right, there is another Haws out there that also has the entrepreneurial blood flowing through his veins.If you don't recall, I interviewed Jon about 3 years ago on the podcast and now he's back for an update!At the time of our previous interview, Jon was running a landscape company, but using online resources to help get customers and grow his business.  Well, things have changed quite a bit for Jon since that time...but for the better.Jon recently was able to just quit his full-time job (as a Nurse) and pursue his online business ventures full time.


5 Nov 2015

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NP 148: How 2 Brothers Are Making $30k a Month Profit by Dropshipping High Quality Products Manufactured in the US

Today, I've got an interview with Joe and Mike Brusca from buildassetsonline.com. I do have to warn you that through this interview, you may get really excited about starting a dropshipping business. Their ecommerce businesses are doing $30,000 a month in net profit.  During this podcast episode, you're going to hear how you should go about picking a niche, what type of product you should be selling, and how to market those products.


6 Jun 2019

Rank #11

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NP 141: How Deacon Hayes Built a Blog to Over a Million Visitors and $100,000 a Month

Today, I'm excited to bring you another interview for the podcast!  I had the opportunity to chat with Deacon Hayes from WellKeptWallet.com and discuss how he's grown such a large website. I love the story of Well Kept Wallet for a couple of reasons.  First, Deacon has been able to grow the site to over $100,000 a month in revenue!  But secondly, his site was not an overnight success.  In fact, it took him about 5 years to grow the site to over $1,000 a month. So, the first lesson here is that often the rewards come to those who stick with it. However, Deacon also has some great SEO tips to share.  Most of the traffic to the site is coming from Google, and so I wanted to dive into the details of what is workings in terms of his SEO strategy. Enjoy the podcast!


1 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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NP 110: How Kevin Petersen Has Built a Thriving Business Investing in Web Properties

Kevin Petersen is the founder of WebfoliManagement.com, a private equity fund that invests in web properties.  In the interview today, he shares how he finds great deals and what he does to increase the earnings of these websites. His most recent purchase was PicReel.com and we dive into what made it attractive, and what he is going to do to increase the value.


13 May 2016

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NP 145: How Jon Dykstra is Making Over $40k Per Month Mostly with Display Ads and Informational Content

Jon Dykstra from FatStacksBlog.com is the real deal.  He owns several niche sites, with the largest one making over $40,000 per month. In the interview, he shares his content and SEO strategies.  He also shares how he rarely focuses on "money" keywords, but rather informational content.


8 May 2019

Rank #14

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NP 95: Launching Your Site and Grinding Out Content: Niche Site Project Call #4 with Perrin & Colleen

Perrin and Colleen discuss launching their website and building out more content for Niche Site Project 3.


24 Feb 2016

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NP 107: Advanced Link Building Strategies - Call 10 with Spencer and Samara

During this call Spencer and Samara discuss advanced link building strategies for Niche Site Project 3.


12 May 2016

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NP 116: How Dave Fox Built His $5,000 Per Month Niche Site Business

In today's episode, I bring Dave Fox as a guest on the podcast to discuss his growing niche site business! Dave has been a long time follower of NichePursuits.com, and although he has the background of a musician, he decided to dive into the niche site business.  Over the past couple of years he's done very well.  His sites are now bringing in about $5,000 a month! In the podcast today, we discuss Dave's background, how he got started online, and the strategies that are working best for him right now. We dive into one of his sites that is making about $3,000 a month and the keyword research and link building strategies that he employs. Dave shares how he uses scholarships to link build. He also shares things he learned about using Google Search Console to help improve his site.


27 Feb 2017

Rank #17

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NP 73: How to Make a Successful Website Using Long Tail Keywords: A Discussion of 6 Real Life Examples

Today on the podcast, Perrin and I discuss 6 examples of successful websites using long tail keywords. In general, if you are interested in building websites that get traffic from long tail keywords (and often really long tail keywords), then this podcast will give you some ideas and get you motivated. Overall, if you are interested in learning more about how to apply these long tail keyword strategies in your own websites, please check out Long Tail University (our keyword research training course).


24 Sep 2015

Rank #18

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NP 133: How Jake Cain Built a Portfolio of Sites Making Over $20,000 a Month

I'm excited to bring you an interview with Jake Cain!  Not only is he one of my full-time employees, he also has his own portfolio of sites that he's built on the side. I think you'll enjoy hearing Jake's story as he shares his journey from working in banking as his first job to where he is today with his own business.  He's gone from not knowing anything about building sites a few short years ago to now owning one that is making over $20,000 a month! Go ahead and listen to the episode to get all the details. Jake is also one of the coaches inside of Organic Traffic Formula, which was just launched last night.


5 Sep 2018

Rank #19

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NP 105: A Quality Focused Backlink Strategy - Jake and Ryan Call 6

In Jake's words: Today I talk to Ryan about building backlinksfor his site. In my own sites, I’ve had some pretty good luck withgetting high quality backlinks – which to me is way moreimportant than the quantity of links to my site. As I mentioned, many of the ideas I share were things Ioriginally learned from this post on Backlinko a few years ago. In the call, Ishare which ones work best for me, and how I put theminto action.


3 May 2016

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