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What is a good budget to start a micro-niche site?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by adil0809, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. adil0809

    adil0809 Newbie

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    Hello Everyone! I've been watching many journeys since quite a time and learning from all of them. But there's one thing that I can't figure out.
    What is the good budget to start a micro-niche site? I want to start amazon affiliates/store kind of site when it starts getting good traffic.
    Can anyone suggest
    methe estimated budget? Is 150$ good for the start? Can anyone also please mention where will I need to spend money and where can I save in the start.
    Thank you guys!
     
  2. arpitagarwal82

    arpitagarwal82 Power Member

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    Lets do a quick calculation
    Keyword Research: $10
    Domain $10
    Hosting $15 (for 3 months)
    Content $50
    Logo design etc: $10

    Now this is calculated on basis that you can install wordpress and do all plugins theme etc.

    So you are left with approx $55 for seo and link building.

    Doable I guess.

    You can save a bit by doing your own KW research and writing content.
     
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  3. adil0809

    adil0809 Newbie

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    Thanks Arpit. I've done a lot of Keyword research for the niche I want to enter so I'll be good without that for the beginning.
    Can you tell me good hosting sites that do monthly?
    Can do logo design and content on my own too but will need additional content to fill it with good content.
     
  4. NicheFox

    NicheFox Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Check out Hostgator's baby and hatchling plan, they are good and do month to month.
     
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    A good budget is nothing. You make money out of nothing, then you can go far. As long as you have social media, and your fingers, you do not need money to start. Just common sense.
     
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    $150 budget is more than enough to get the things started.. The main thing is , you will only be charged for hosting. If you are a good learner , you can make all other things by your own and save more money. $150 budget will drive serious result for you.. Enjoy :)
     
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  7. arpitagarwal82

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    For hosting try to search BHW marketplace http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackhat-seo/f196-hosting/

    Personally i would suggest to go with hostwinds. Check these two threads.
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...ay-specials-lifetime-recurring-discounts.html
    http://www.blackhatworld.com/blackh...mo-24-7-live-support-litespeed-webserver.html
     
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  8. SEO INC

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    You don't really need too big of a budget to start a website to be honest. Only domain and hosting, everything else can be done with free if you put the time and research into it.
     
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  9. danno

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    I would spend about $10 for the domain and $10 per month for the hosting. After that I install my own Wordpress site, do my own SEO etc. You'll probably need to pay for some good quality content though so the price of that will depend on who you buy it from.
     
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  10. adil0809

    adil0809 Newbie

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    You guys are awesome and motivating at same time!
    Will start my journey after finalizing few things! Thank you guys!
     
  11. luisk

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    If you are going to write your own content, make sure you are wrinting something you like, otherwise you are going to get bored easily.

    And yes, social media is always a good way to start sending some traffic to your site.
     
  12. burgtech

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    I think 200$ is fair enough money for a quality niche website. in this amount the the expenditure of affiliate marketing also includes. Any niche with this budget can start earning in few weeks
     
  13. Adrian112

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    I spent more than 1000$ until I found my own scheme for niche sites.

    You can't just build a site and expect it to go wild in earnings.

    I spent 4 years and 30+ failed sites until I found great niche, best CTR theme and nice content writers, and I was lucky to spend that much because most of guys will never reach that.

    99% of people: Fail once, go on, fail twice: Fuc? this sh?t I'm going home.

    Just start with something, you will make it if you work long and hard enough
     
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  14. LoftPower

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    Agreed upon. $150 can be stretched quite far here in the beginning.
     
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    You can start without investing money. For this purpose why you don't start from social media. In short, if you'll use your mind then you'll find a lot of free ways to get money here.
     
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    150$ is a very good about of budget to start a blog. Make sure kw research is done at it's best.
     
  17. steroidjoe

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    Agreed, like Pinterest is good for female related stuff like fashion. You don't need to buy all that stuff if you don't want to risk the end result. For graphics you use a photoshop copy, and free images are everywhere, you can Google "public domain images" + name of image to get commercial use images or even on Flickr. Keywords are easy, use google keyword planner.

    There is a post around here on how to make a good google blogger website. If you can pull that off, then you can mask the domain like on GreenWaveHosting. Then you can upgrade to better hosting with the domain name. I haven't tried this because I have VPS and buy the domains.
     
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    i suggest that you must do all the work manually then when you know what works use that money to scale things up.
     
  19. Brandon Williamson

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    Yes! I agree keywords give tough time in starting but after some time you'll become habitual. However, I don't think budget matters a lot. Yes, of course $150 is sounding cool to start and you can also start from less than $150 as well.
     
  20. Luka19

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    150-200 USD would be perfect for startUP