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Passive Income Investment Opportunities, ex. Micro Niche Sites, Suggestions? :)

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  1. youssef93

    youssef93 Senior Member

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    Hey there everyone,

    I've been doing marketing services for a while and earn quite a bit from it. However, it does take a lot of work and dedication and I always feel it kind of "unstable". Even if it isn't, one shouldn't put all eggs in one basket.

    I was looking into decent investment opportunities with good returns and the first thing that came to mind was buying ready-made micro niche websites. There a few providers who offer that here on BHW. Some questions:

    1. Do you recommend a particular provider? Do you agree on that idea as means of investing in something that would bring passive income?

    2. If yes, or no, what do you recommend investing in? I'm willing to do about $1k for now, maybe more if it's something worthwhile.

    I'm sure many service providers here on BHW have been in the same situation when they wanted to use profits from their services to create their own passive income empire.

    Any thoughts appreciated! :)
     
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    Hagal Registered Member

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    What do you mean "passive income" ?

    depends what are your ambitions. 1k might start business that will give you $100 a month, or 5k a month.

    One passive income that worked fine for me before panda was micro niche sites with affiliate program. Even if you use adsense, you can still get normal income.

    let say that for that money you can buy 30 domains with articles and + sofwares for seo. If one site makes $5 dollars somehow (average), which is very realistic, you get $150 dollars a day.

    You can spend 300-400 dollars on softwares to get all you need. You don't have to buy keyword research software, you can get for free from here (traffic travis pro or market samurai).

    But you know that it is easy to do simple math here. Putting effort and making it happen is way harder.
     
  3. youssef93

    youssef93 Senior Member

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    Thanks for your input.

    By passive I mean, something that would not require continuous work to get paid. For example, in order to make money from the marketing services I currently provide, a customer places an order and our team processes the order for him. With micro niche websites, you do the setup, the seo then money keeps rolling in month after month. Of course you have to work on maintaining those sites, updating them...etc but it's still nowhere near the effort you do when providing a one-on-one service to customers.

    Once again thanks for the input. I still welcome any other suggestions as to where to invest, spreading your eggs in several baskets. :D
     
  4. Gorush

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    micro niche sites wont guearantee you passive income as far as I know.

    YOu probably expect a roi of 50-100% within a year is that right?

    peace

    ps: stay away from forex
     
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    youssef93 Senior Member

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    Well if you're talking about guarantee here, I don't think anyone or anything can guarantee money lol. Everything has its risks in this business.

    I'm not into forex and don't plan to be involved, but thanks for the heads up. 1 year is a bit long though, but I do understand it's a long term thing and would take a few months to start seeing some profits, I'm ok with that.
     
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    indianbill007 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    You can invest money in products/scripts. Its a one time effort. Develop a good product/script and then focus on marketing it.

    Effort is one time in the development after that its mostly passive income. Some times some maintenance is needed but its considerably less than providing services.

    Making products is what makes companies like Microsoft their billions of dollars.

    See whats in demand currently, hire a good team and get it coded :)
     
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    Gorush Power Member

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    where do you find a "good" team? odesk - freelancer - bhw?

    peace
     
  8. Coffee King

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    "My newest site is about 350 pages and is about 7 - 8 months old and generates about 2,400.00 a month."

    Have you been following BTB's tips and guidance? Go for gigantic micro niches, never stop adding content!

    You might want to take a look at:
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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/buy-sell-services/333933-introducing-micro-niche-sites-plus.html
    You'll get a ready-made micro niche site with a few articles, as well as many many keyword for all of your future articles as well. I plan on purchasing one in the near future (already working on my own site for now).

    Also, you might want to look into LinkPushing, .edu Services (Big Buddy's thread), and bookmarking services (or BMD) for bookmarking Linkpush links.

    Anything leftover I'd spend on outsourcing article writing.
    I have personally used and recommend Mike2000:

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    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/buy-sell-services/227910-article-writing-service-premium-quality-best-price-100-unique-content.html
    I don't think you can go wrong with that plan of action. Of course, I just started getting into niche sites myself. Also when you end up creating many large micro niche sites, look into having different adsense accounts as well. More baskets the better! No need to worry about that for awhile though.

    So $100 for a niche site. $300-$500 on link building. $400-$700 on article writing (for Mike2000, $700 would be about 186 [500 word] articles).

    Best of luck!
     
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    thought the same - since i was the guy who asked btb :p
     
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    I'm not sure there are too many real passive income sources, even online. Depends on too many things to be a true passive earner. However, as suggested by others you can invest in websites to make some nice retunr on your investment + you can work 4-5hrs a WEEK adding new content and ordering more SEO, (or other traffic sources) and that's it. Also, everything depends on how much money you want to make... $100-500 a month should be relatively easy with good knowledge and tools. More than that.. imo that's where it gets a bit trickier, not impossible of course by any means.
     
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    Since this looks a lot "future resistant" than traditional micro niche websites that are slim and could relatively get knocked easily by panda, I think I'm going with that option. Maybe buying myself 2 or 3 of those and growing them. :)

    Thanks a lot for everyone who had suggestions. Still open to more :)
     
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    Hey man,

    I would go with building two fairly big niche sites. Then again, it depends how much money you have.

    I started a thread to track my progress (check my threads), and my plan was to build 3 micro niche sites a week. As I continued, I noticed that some of these topics, it's really hard to deliver value because the topics are SO specific.

    I'm actually in the same boat as you; I have around $1000 that I'm investing. I can also fork up an additional $200 every month. So $1000 startup, +$200 a month. This is what I'm doing:

    - Targeting a fairly competitive keyword - 110,000 Exact Global Searches; 49,500 Exact Local Searches - Fairly high CPC (over $10.00)
    - About $100 on articles. The key here is, to get quality. This is going to be a big niche site, and you don't want junk on it. For some of my articles, I'm even paying $12 for 900 words; great quality. I'm also a good writer so I write 2 articles a day for the site myself.
    - $600 on SEO over the next two months. Then I'll plan further from there

    Within the next week, I also plan to start another site, but this one less competitive (possibly around 20K searches). Why? Don't wanna put all my eggs in one basket.

    The ROI on niche sites can be huge. Reason I say "can" is cause there's always the possibility you will fail. But hey, that's what an investment is. It involves risk.

    I say go for it. Pick a topic, do some keyword research, and get started. The biggest problem for me was procrastinating. Finally, last week I said f**k it! No more waiting. If I wanna make a decent passive income, I have to get started. And hey, here I am, a week later, and my site already has 23, high quality articles live.

    Good luck bro!
     
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    youssef93 Senior Member

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    Thanks a lot bud.

    You might wanna check out BTB's service referred to above by Coffee King. I bought my first website with them right now. The thing is, they do all the keyword research, set up your site and get you linkpushes in stock ready for you to use.

    So basically all what's gonna be left for me is to create content and build links forever. I'm also pretty interested in your "very high quality" writers. If it's $12 for 900 and the quality is pretty high then I'm all for it, if you don't mind sharing of course.

    I'm probably gonna follow you since as you said we both seem to be in the same both. I can shell out $1k to start then maybe an additional $1k each month.

    Perhaps we can help each other out on this journey? :D
     
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    I'm doing a passive income website (multi-MNS), i just need to rank it top 3 and maybe make dozen new links for it (paying someone to do it ofcourse..) for like every other 3 months to keep it up there, even less effort if competition is minimum.
    Here is my journal you can read it... started it under a month ago and it is already making money: http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...right-tools-you-can-make-i-think-journal.html


    I would personally invest that money into sites like i'm doing, they will make you money as long as you need (google decides to crash your sites) for time being so you can find new markets while those sites generate money for you.
     
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    any other opinions?