Going Nicheless (My plan for 2019!)

Last Update: October 30, 2018

Hey, just giving an update on what I'm working on and insights I've come across.

I just finished up my cold weather/seasonal site and it's up to $500 a month (in a similar niche last year I made $350 in October).

I'm hoping to crack $1500 in November (last year I got over $2000 in November) and to average over $3000 for December, January and February.

My plan since September has changed. I had a niche all picked out and it was going to follow the same strategy I've followed for the last two years but I've decided to switch it up a little.

Instead of picking a niche, I'm going completely nicheless and I'm going to put my keyword research skills to the test.

I'm still targeting "best of lists" but I'm going after more of the special feature best of's I talked about here:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/dylanrieger/blog/finding-bes...

Many of these keywords still get traffic with the year and those I consider golden.

To make this work I'm targeting best of lists that are very, very low competition. In some instances there's no competition. Mainly, though, if a keyword has best of's past the 5th page I won't be bothering with them. Also, the products are generally in the $250 and up range.

I've found when there's only one or two other "best of results" on page 1 of Google I can not only rank for the "best of" but for the term without the word "best" as well. This brings a lot of traffic.

The last month I've been researching like crazy in all niches trying to find these keywords and have a list of nearly 300 right now. My goal is to write 100 of them in the next year.

My ultimate goal is to have a $10,000 month in 2019. I believe in 2019 the winter site I just finished up will make over $5,000 in December, which means this site I'm turning my attention to will have to make over $$5,000. It'll be tough but I'm hoping I can do it.

I'll be providing updates along the way with anything new I come across. It takes about 6 months to see results so it'll probably be around March or April when I update.

I also have started ecommerce dropshipping with Shopify and Aliexpress (opened a store a few days ago). This is different from seo and traffic comes form Facebook Ads and other pay for traffic sources.

I've made a few sales from launching Sunday but so far the ads have cost more than the profit. This is to be expected with Facebook ads, though. Basically you spend $30 on each ad and cut away the losers and keep the winner and scale them to profit.

I'll be focusing on dropshipping this year as well and I hope to get a profitable ecommerce store going.

So that's my 2019 plan. In 2018 I sold my site and got ahead for the first time and this year I'm hoping to stay ahead. I don't want to sell any sites this year and I finally want the round the clock passive income I've been dreaming of for 3 years now.

I wish everyone luck reading this and hope you reach your goals in 2019!

**Note: I wouldn't go nicheless if you plan on targeting keywords like best refrigerators 2019, best tvs 2019. You need a lot of authority to rank for those keywords and you most likely won't get that type of authority going nicheless.

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DanOIS Premium
Advice based on my own personal experiences:

Step 1: Pick one CORE PROBLEM and solve it really well.

(Examples: make money online, lose weight, find a partner etc).

Step 2: Identify sub-problems that you can solve.

Step 3: Use long-tailed keyword research to connect the people looking to solve those problems with your products.

My reasoning is that people resonate with problems - rather than categorising themselves into niches.

Hope that helps.

Good luck.
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Roybretton Premium
Thank you for an excellent blog post Dylan, it's always good to hear success stories. Your nicheless plan sounds interesting and it appears that you have researched what you're doing, I look forward to hearing the results.

Wishing you every success and I hope you reach your goals for 2019. (I believe you will)

Roy
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KayOSmith Premium
Sounds like such a great plan! That is extremely inspirational :) I was thinking of going with Shopify too in the near future, but am still just getting started with my website. I think I might focus on that for a little bit longer and then add on the Shopify a little while later. Thanks!
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Rainfalls Premium
There you go there you go I like it! I was thinking the same thing. I think the problem that we can get into when we try to not reinvent the wheel.

Which is wise.

Sometimes we lose our creativity. We forget to have fun and be unique. Which is apart of what Search Engines are looking for AND it will bring the very best content out of us.

Thanks for sharing! Continued success
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Hustle9 Premium
Hey Dylan,
If you are interested in dropshipping I would suggest you a few things and I hope these things will help you.( I did Dropshipping for few years )

-If your facebook pixel is new, go for broad targeting. It can help Pixel to grab more data.

-As a beginner look for trending products and sell them. This will help you to catch some sales faster and feed the data to the pixel.

-Test multiple products and scale the winner. But to see a good performance of the ad at least it needs 3 days.(Dont kill the ads faster)

-Understand the Facebook audience and choose the products according to them. (Facebook users don't have the intention to buy anything. But you need to get their attention and send them for shopping)

-Give good attention to Facebook ad copy.Words,colors,images etc...

Hope this will help your journey.And I really appreciate your guidance in WA.

Thanx alot Buddy!
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LeeMcQuay Premium
Thank you for sharing this with us Dylan.
I am really curious to see how this goes, although I am wishing you much success with it.

I have trouble coming up with 10 keywords let alone 300 ; )
You are doing awesome though. I am sure you will be successful in 2019.

Wishing you the best in all you do
Lee Ann
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks
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neilc Premium
Sounds like you're doing pretty well! Congrats :)

So when you say "nicheless", do you mean starting a new "best product" blog but writing product posts across various niches?

Back in the days of Squidoo lol, I did this "best product" approach for seasonal stuff - mainly star wars Halloween costumes, artificial Xmas trees, and Xmas decorations.

All 3 lenses made killer Amazon and Commission Junction sales. During Black Friday weekend especially, each lens pulled in 500 viditors/day.

But it was a seasonal thing, so no sales/commissions the rest of the year :(

But it would be cool to try this seasonal strategy again with a blog.
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dylanrieger Premium
Yep.. no niche and doing best of's in all kinds of niches.. And wouldn't have to be seasonal. I'm just looking at every niche and finding low competition keywords to rank.
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neilc Premium
Sounds awesome and could be very profitable! :)
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TDomena Premium
Your experiments are exciting to read. Thanks for keeping us posted!
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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Zarina Premium
I had a feeling you'll share an update today haha.

I get so excited about your progress, as if it is me making the commissions lol. Can't wait to hear how well your site performs during the holidays!

I am surprised you decided to go with drop shipping. I remember you asked a question about it a while ago but thought you said you'd stick to affiliate marketing. What changed your mind?
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dylanrieger Premium
I make a lot of last second decisions sometimes. I didn't plan on doing dropshipping and then I just kind of went for it. It took about 10 days to set up the store and I started running ads Sunday.

Plus I want run up my business expenses so I have to pay less taxes and ads are a good way to do that.
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Zarina Premium
I see! Looking forward to hearing your progress with drop shipping site too. Thanks for sharing updates man.
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem and if it's profitable I'll update for sure. I might not stick with it, though. We'll see.
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jsripe Premium
Thanks for an inspirational post, Can i ask how many sites you have in your portfolio right now to keep? Is $10k a month your goal for 2019 ( $120k for the year) ? I have similar goals i just wanted to know how many sites i should have in mind to build the upcoming 3 years in my WA journey. I want to start building my list ideas for niche sites. Im ready to work hard to get to my goals!
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dylanrieger Premium
Right now I have one.. I sold my last site for $40,000 in May. You can honestly have one site that makes that much and if you work on a single niche and get an understanding of everything you can definitely do it with 1.

When starting out I would focus on 1. If you do two or three at a time you might have a hard time getting traction.

A site like this one makes probably 20k to 40k a month:
https://www.thesleepjudge.com/
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Zarina Premium
I agree, it's best to stick to 1 site especially if you're not outsourcing Jim. I have 2 main sites and even with writers I feel like I am too freakin' slow.

My Amazon site just turned 1 year old and it just made $1500+. If I had more focus and content on it, I'd certainly make more. So I highly recommend you focus on 1 site and follow Dylan's strategy with best of posts.
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dylanrieger Premium
Congrats on the $1500!! I know what you mean when you say it feels like you make money when I make money. I get the same feeling when you make money!
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jsripe Premium
Thanks for your fast reply, i will at least move the 4 domains that i own and do a basic ( 25+ articles on each) and then i will setup goals on how to grow them!
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Zarina Premium
Thanks Dylan!! Can't wait for holiday sales haha.
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Jadatherapy Premium
Thank you for this heads up and sharing you plan for 2019.

Much appreciated

Jennifer
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dylanrieger Premium
You're welcome!
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Jadatherapy Premium
Thank you
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RodneyJr Premium
Hey Dylan, congrats. But, I have to know; what are you doing that generating so much money and how long have you been at WA?
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dylanrieger Premium
I have a training on what I do here: Basically I just create buyer guides (best of lists). There's a little more to it but the the training above covers must of it and this post covers the rest:
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RodneyJr Premium
My niche is video game and video game tech, how can your training(s) work for me?
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PotPieGirl Premium
SO much love for this post and your plan! I love having some "niche-less" sites - they tend to do well AND they are amazing testing grounds for new niche site ideas. You're gonna crush it!

Jennifer
~PotPieGirl
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dylanrieger Premium
Yep! I'm hoping to find some good niches in it to expand further.
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Swangirl Premium
Hi Dylan,
Do you mean your website will be a "Best Of" type site so it could contain any products in a "Best Of" format? Is that what you mean by nicheless?

I always look forward to your updates!

Thanks,
Jessica
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dylanrieger Premium
That's what I mean.. I'll be targeting very low competition best ofs across all niches.
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Swangirl Premium
Thanks! I always appreciate your ideas.
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YanFellow Premium
Always love your Posts, Dylan.

That's a really interesting approach but I have absolutely no doubt you'll do it! I'm still working through the training :-) so info and posts like this are a real boost.
Ian
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dylanrieger Premium
Good luck!
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Calh60 Premium
Wow, fascinating ...please keep us updated on your progress.
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dylanrieger Premium
Will do!
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Debs66 Premium
Hi,

I always love your posts and when you say nichless it sounds intriguing is that similar to that post in YouTube you did. Forgive me if I come across a bit ditsy.

I havent tried any of what you do but I am thinking of venturing down those ways. If I do I shall go into your posts in a more in-depth way.

Wishing you all the best. I have to say your posts are so helpful. Looking forward to reading more from you Dylan. Thank you for sharing. Your brilliant anyways.

Debs :)
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dylanrieger Premium
I'm just not going to tie myself down to a specific niche and do a very broad website.
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Debs66 Premium
It all sounds exciting and you will accomplish it thats for sure Dylan.
Debs :)
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CandP Premium
Wow, sounds incredible! We look forward to the updates on this idea and thank you so much for sharing it with us.
You rock!
Colette and Philip
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dylanrieger Premium
You're welcome!
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Happy2Learn Premium
Thanks Dylan i always appreciate your teachings
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dylanrieger Premium
No problem!
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SongbirdDL Premium
I will be following your story to see how this will go. Thank you for sharing your plan for 2019.

Wishing you the best.

~Danielle
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dylanrieger Premium
Thanks!
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kimwolfe Premium
I always enjoy reading your insights Dylan. Always great little nuggets of tried and true info. And I appreciate you sharing your wisdom with us. Thanks! Look forward to the next update.
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dylanrieger Premium
You're welcome!
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feigner Premium
Be interested in seeing the results Dylan.
I wish you well with your new venture.
Do you reckon america getting rid of e-packet will affect your ecommerce business?
have thought of getting in on this but the profit margins from china have just been squashed.
I hope you have a good 2019
Phil
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dylanrieger Premium
I don't think it'll effect things too much and I'm not entirely sure epacket is fully going away. If anything it could be good for dropshippers and force Chinese manufacturers to store products in America. This will mean much faster shipping times!
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TomFortune Premium
Hi, can I ask you, how old is your cold weather site?
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dylanrieger Premium
6 months.. but I had experience in the niche before and knew what keywords to target
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TomFortune Premium
Good work! I guess I will just keep plugging away.
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