Ok, you want to create an authority niche site fast, but don’t know where to start? Making websites is not rocket science, but coming up with ideas can be difficult. When thoughts just spinning around and around, nothing seems to get done. But today, let’s stop the brain spin and start focus on the right things.
Let’s Build an Authority Niche Site
Choose a niche that you know and care about. Sounds easy, I know, but if you start writing about stuff you don’t have any interest in and just a little knowledge about, it’s hard to stay focused.
Let’s Find a Niche with Enough Keyword Ideas
A big mistake is to start building a niche website and run out of keyword ideas after twenty articles. To build authority, you should choose a niche with at least 200 keywords to create content around. The more, the better. Spending time searching for article ideas is a motivation killer. Therefore you should have a keyword list ready to pick ideas from before you get a domain and hosting.
To create a keyword list, you can use the Google keyword planner and Ubersuggest. If you need more stats, I can recommend Mangools. It’s a paid keyword tool but not as expensive as Ahrefs and Moz. Free tools have limits, but you can still get many keyword suggestions to add to your list.
Keyword research is an essential part when building a money-making website. Without proper research, everything you do later could be a waste of time.
Review the Competition
The next step is to check how fierce the competition is. Almost every niche these days have big authority websites in the top, ranking for the best keywords. It can feel impossible to get any rankings when you start reviewing the top sites. But don’t give up, you can still find good keywords with realistic ranking possibilities.
You can use Ubersuggest to see the SEO difficulty for each keyword. Everything under 30 points is “easy” keywords. But easy keywords can be hard to rank for if the top ten results only contain established websites with a strong SEO score. You need to find keywords where the top results contain websites you possibly can outrank.
The best way to find the right keywords is by using an SEO tool with daily ranking updates. Free tools are not updated so often, which can give you false data.
Get a Domain Name
You have probably heard about expired domains or how to buy authority domains on Flippa or at other domain brokers. If you can find a domain this way that has the right metrics, then go for it. But you can start with a new domain and build up its authority from scratch. I like to start with a new domain and slowly develop it.
I don’t use other TLD’s then .com, or my country’s TLD if I am building a local site. You can probably use .org, but I believe that building a brand requires a .com domain 95% of the time.
You don’t need enormous resources in the first year. Use Bluehost or similar alternatives with a $3-4 monthly cost. Don’t use super cheap hosting because you need reasonable fast servers and minimum downtime. You should use a hosting company that has a good reputation.
If your site is growing fast, use Cloud hosting. Having your virtual server makes a significant difference compared to shared hosting. If you don’t want to manage your server, use Cloudways. They are probably one of the best-managed cloud hosting providers right now. If you know how to install and run an unmanaged server, Vultr or Hosthatch is good alternatives. This website is using Hosthatch.
The fastest way to build a site is to use WordPress. Most hosting services have a 1-click installer, but you can download and install it manually too, it’s a straight forward process. The WordPress community is massive, and you can always find solutions to any problem with a quick google search. The possibilities with WordPress are almost endless.
You can use a free WordPress theme, but I prefer to only use premium themes like Divi or Astra. You can customize a premium theme without touching any code, which keeps the time it takes to set up a website short.
There are four plugins that I always install on all my websites: iThemes Security, WP Rocket, Antispam Bee, and Yoast SEO. With these plugins, you get a solid foundation, and according to my experience, a website doesn’t need any more plugins, unless you want more design features.
Create basic Website Pages
Write Level 1 Articles
Your first articles should not target any crucial keywords. You need these articles as a foundation for your site. Write 20 – 25 articles targeting low competition keywords with a word count between 1000 – 1500 words.
Write Level 2 Articles
Now you can start focus on money keywords. I guess you want to make money with your authority site, which makes this process important. The articles can target reviews and product keywords or similar money keywords. Write 10 -15 articles with a word count between 1500 – 2500 words, but can be longer if more words give more value. Don’t write too long articles just for the sake of it.
Write Level 3 Articles
These articles target your most important money keywords. It’s essential to do thorough research before you start writing. Take your time and don’t rush it because you need to add high-quality content to gain trust and authority. Write 5 -10 articles with at least 2500 words each, adding more words is better if it contains valuable information.
How Long Does It Take to Write Articles?
It depends on how fast you can write if you have the right skills and have the right motivation. It might take some time in the beginning, but with practice and a writing habit, it will go faster. Writing is something you must do regularly to keep it going.
An authority niche site should contain at least 100 000 words, and if you are going to reach that goal in six months, you need to write 600 words every day. It will be difficult at first, but can you get through the first two weeks and keep your motivation up, everything will be more comfortable.
Don’t buy articles unless you know a writer or service that delivers high quality. Remember that quality is expensive, and you can’t purchase quality for $20 1000 words. No one can do the research and valuation it takes to deliver high-quality content for a too low price.
Don’t bother with SEO and link building the first six months, focus only on creating useful content. If you don’t have any linkable content, then you waste your time. You don’t need backlinks to get traffic, but to compete, building your brand and get a lot of traffic, link building is essential.
Authority Niche Site Check List:
- Do a Thorough Keyword Research
- Check Your Competition
- Find a Brandable Domain
- Get Proper Webhosting
- Install WordPress
- Setup Basic Pages
- Write Articles
- Social Media and SEO
I know that six months is a short period, but it is possible to reach 100 000 words with a solid plan and enough motivation. A properly researched keyword list could be worth thousands of dollars, and make sure you master this skill fairly before you even think about creating an authority niche site.
You don’t need to be an expert copywriter to write a great article. The only thing that prevents you from being a niche site owner is a lack of motivation or laziness. Take action now and reap the rewards of success later.