Changing Niche In Wealthy Affiliate

Last Update: March 08, 2019

So I've not blogged on here for a while. So I thought I would just post a bit of an update. I am very much part of Wealthy Affiliate although I havn't blogged on here for some time now.

In the background I have been working on my main "money Making" website. But recently I have reached a point where I am actually considering changing direction with my online business completely.

I've worked on the same website now for about 3 years now! I chose a hard niche to tap into but I have no regrets. The "Make Money Online" niche is one that many people go after but it's a really hard one to crack! You need to find your own little corner or the market and hold on as tightly as possible!

I'm pleased to say that I have made some good money with the "Make Money Online" niche, but now I feel it might be time to move on...

Starting A New Authority Website In Wealthy Affiliate

I think the most scary part about changing direction is starting over again after 3 years! I'm going to keep updating my original website www.makemoneyonline.zone but of course, more website's means more work, so the new one will take priority for a while.

I always recommend that newcomers to Wealthy Affiliate don't tackle any more than one website at a time, until that site is earning money. There is just so much work that goes into creating an authority website. The thought of starting again is very daunting but exciting at the same time.

Have you ever changed direction with your online business?


So of course I've been looking at domain names for my new website... I personally think it's a really important decision. This is the very first thing that a potential customer sees when visiting your site. So I like to take my time over choosing a really good domain name.

Problem is I've found 2 really good domain names for my new niche. Now I don't really want to give it away just yet, so my niche is staying a secret for now. But I've found 2 great domain names. One is a VERY short and very easily remembered .net domain whilst the other is a slightly longer .Com domain.

I can't decide whether to go with the really short .net or a slightly longer .Com. A lot of people say that .Com domains always do better in the search engines, but I'm not sure.

I purchased a Dot Zone domain name and that ranked just fine for many of the keywords that I targeted.

Not sure. Think I will go with the dot com domain, but we'll see.

What would your preference be? .Com or .Net?

Ever Hired A Writer?


Another thing that I am considering with my new niche is hiring a writer. Outsourcing some of the work seems like a really good idea as I know how much work is ahead of me!

I've never outsourced writing before, so this will be a very new experience for me. But whilst I learn, I will also share my experiences with you and the readers of my site. So maybe we can learn about this together.

Have you ever hired a writer? Or had any experience with outsourcing? I would love to hear all about it.

I have to decide on many things here! I'll keep you all informed.

Speak to you soon, take care!

Andrew

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bill808 Premium
Google says they don't play favorites when ranking the .whatever. I think at least .com, .net and .org are treated equally.

Hiring Writers. Not all writers are good copywriters and not all copywriters understand SEO

Give very specific instructions about each article, make sure the copywriter knows what keyword to use.
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bill808 Premium
Hirer someone from WA who knows what you need.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hey! Thanks for the advice, very much appreciated. I have been advised of a very good writing company that not only deal with very high quality writers, but also writers that understand SEO. I'm very pleased to have found these guys. My only worry is how much this company will charge per article. Its always cheaper to do it yourself, but time is always against you in the beginning.

Really appreciate your input. Cheers!

Andrew
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Andrew.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hey! good to see you on here. Glad you enjoyed the post.

Andrew
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DonnieNorton Premium
Hi Andrew, I think outsourcing to a writer is a very good idea but one that needs to be considered very carefully. Looking at their portfolio is extremely important as there are lots of people who think they are writers but will turn in shoddy work. I always believed that a.com domain name is better for trust and authority. I wish you all the best
Donnie
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Andrew-74 Premium
I think you are totally right. The .Com domains always get more trust and they tent to be a bit more valuable.
Outsourcing is something that I am going into very carefully, but hopefully I will make the right decisions!

Thanks for your advice,

Andrew
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Johnpavich Premium
Andrew , hey that's my middle name !
Well I'am a little new at this business only about 7 months approx. But i read somewhere recently that a name a short name is very important .
Like if you hear the following names what do you think of , ikea, Ali , Madonna, Elvis, etc. I don't think it matters if it's. Com or .net or dot anything the name says it all.

All the best in whatever you decide !!!
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Andrew-74 Premium
Yeah, totally right! Short domain names are the easiest to remember and the most valuable! The domain name that I have been looking at is very expensive for the .Com but very reasonable for the .Net version.

I think .Com domains give more confidence to the end user too.

Thanks for the input!

Andrew
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Johnpavich Premium
Anytime i can be of assistance let me know !
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Johnpavich Premium
Yes i heard .com is more recognized.
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Andrew-74 Premium
Definitely the most recognised web extension but I just wondered how it compared to .Net. I wouldn't think twice about trusting a .Net site so long as the content was good. However, it would seem that many people don't trust them as much as a .com site.
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Swangirl Premium
One reason I avoid .net addresses is because there is usually already a .com out there with the same name (that is why you are looking at the .net). Therefore, if someone is looking for your site they may end up on the .com and not even know the difference.

That is good way to lose a lot of traffic. That is why I stick to .com's

I don't know that the ranking aspect makes much difference anymore however. I will be interested to see what more experienced members have to say about that.

I imagine you could make it work either way.
Jessica
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Andrew-74 Premium
Hey there Jessica! Normally you would be quite right about this but in this case its a bit different. You see, the .Net domain would cost me about $15 per year. The .Com domain on the other hand is up for sale on GoDaddy for $12,000. Its a very good domain name! I could never afford to pay 12 grand for a domain name at the moment, but $15 is fine!
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