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Giving Away 2 Aged Sites

In my quest for a more focused, less stressful life & business, I’ve been selling or giving away some of my sites, or just letting them go as the domains expire.

Today I have 2 sites that are well aged, have PR and are expiring soon, so I decided to give them away. They have been neglected for years, so they are ready for some action.

No need to delay it any further, so here they are, with a little bit of information about each:

http://www.yourvirginiahome.com/ – 9 year old, PR1 site. This used to be my husband’s business site when he first started in real estate. It was hacked a couple of years ago, and Google stopped serving ads, and I never tried to talk to them about it (it used to get really good payouts). I haven’t added anything to this site in a couple of years, and it’s not monetized. 1720 unique visitors for 2010. It has some very good links pointing to it, and with new content and some back links could turn a nice profit. There are good search numbers for “Virginia home” related key phrases.

Suggestions for improvement/monetization:

  1. You can change the theme and instantly make it look better
  2. You can start posting regularly and traffic will increase for sure
  3. Acquire some links: I never did anything intentional to get links, so this option is wide open

There are lots of searches for variations of Virginia home, and if you decided to go that way, you could probably connect with some real estate offices and sell leads.

virginia home

http://www.youwantthisstuff.com – 8 year old, PR2 site, great name: 1167 visitors in 2010!

If you want one of these sites, please comment below and tell me which site you want and why I should give it to you: what are you planning to do with it. On Wednesday evening I’ll decide who gets the sites.

Now here is the small print: the sites come “as is” (I’ll take off my ebay info form youwantthisstuff.com, so that will only have the link pages and site template/logo) . I’ll send you the files and the database and you take care of it. If you need help moving he site to your host, it can be arranged for $25 if your host has Cpanel.

One comment per person: please don’t spam with comments. I’ll choose someone who has a plan for the site, not based on how many comments you left. Good Luck!

Free Niche Research: Are You In The Right Niche?

Free Niche Research: Log Homes

free niche research

Let’s do a more competitive niche today: while it’s usually more work to rank , it’s also more likely to be very profitable.

I choose Log Homes for our research today: let’s get right to it and see how we can profit form this niche!

Top 10 Highest Paying Keywords (from the Google keyword tool)
suwannee river log homes $4.90log home insurance $4.89log home magazines $3.93luxury log homes $3.21

log home restoration $2.35

log home maintenance $2.17

neville log homes $2.13

log homes illustrated $2.06

log home construction $1.99

stonemill log homes $1.95

luxurious log homes $1.91

Top 10 Most Searched Keywords (all phrases are exact matches in Google)

log homes 27,100

log cabin homes 14,800

log home 8,100

log home builder 8,100

log home kits 8,100

log home plans 8,100

modular log homes 4,400

log homes for sale 3,600

pictures of log homes 2,900

log home floor plans 2,400

luxury log homes 1,900

Resources

Many resources are available for this niche: your local builder, a friend/relative who build a log home, specialty magazines, forums, etc.
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Possible Affiliate Programs

Amazon.com has books, tools, plans, and more for the log home niche.

You can also find some ebooks at Clickbank.

Monetization Suggestions

AdSense payout is amazing! If you enjoy writing, you can make very good money.

Of course, don’t neglect your product pages, where you can sell books, tools, magazines, plans and more.

You can also build a list: people who build a log home are usually very passionate about the subject, and always looking for a way to make their home better.

Here are some domains available for this niche now:

PicturesOfLogHomes.com ==> 2,900 exact searches a month ==>Excellent opportunity! Easy to crate site, find pictures of log home and and update regularly: you can even invite people to submit their own log homes.  People looking for pictures of log homes are probably thinking about building or buying a log home, and there is your opportunity to get them on your list and send them pertinent information. Of course, you can have special pages for log home plans, log home kits, etc.

Here are some .org domains available:

customloghomes.org

honestabeloghomes.org

logcabinmodularhomes.org

logcabinshomes.org

loghomeliving.org

loghomepackage.org

loghomepictures.org

loghomesdesigns.org

loghomesfloorplans.org

loghomeskits.org

loghomesplans.org

logmobilehomes.org

luxuryloghomes.org

manufacturedloghomes.org

picturesofloghomes.org

satterwhiteloghomes.org

And some .net ones:

honestabeloghomes.net

logcabinmodularhomes.net

logcabinshomes.net

loghomepictures.net

loghomesdesigns.net

loghomesfloorplans.net

loghomeskits.net

loghomesplans.net

picturesofloghomes.net

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Welcome

I’ve been thinking about starting this blog for quite some time, but I’ve been afraid. I know: why should I be afraid? For one, there are so many excellent blogs about online marketing, and affiliate marketing, and then, I am always second guessing myself.

But, I’ve been working online for about 9 years now, and though I’ve had many the ups and downs, I’m still here.

I hope that some of my experiences will help and even inspire some of my readers to take action and keep going.