I thought I’d create a nice, short post this round to ease my blistering fingers a bit. Nope, didn’t happen. Once I ramble, I really end up rambling. I’m really going to have to start posting once every two weeks — these beastly posts are really starting to eat into my productivity.
No Bulshit Review of Niche Devil
Ok, so I’ve decided to put my other hubpages, info barrel, and clickbank projects on hold for the next 7-14 days and launch an “emergency” Make Money Online experiment to test out a new method of making money (Niche Devil). I’ve been wanting to diversify and get away from adsense, so this is a golden opportunity that could yeild some great affiliate revenue. Many who frequent Vic’s Make Money Online blog may have heard about Vic’s new product Niche Devil that people claim is a bigger, bader, and more Noob friendly version of BANS (Build a Niche Store). Now people claim a lot of things — I saw some idiots of TV the other day claiming that the Moon landing was faked — so that doesn’t mean anything, especially when you are trying to SELL a product to someone. Now, I do respect Vic and I trust what he recommends because of his reputation, which is why I’m going to test it out.
For those of you who don’t know, BANS sites are basically thin affiliate eBay portal pages for targeted products.
Still lost? Let me explain. You find a niche that has some targeted, “buying” traffic and set up a BANS site. Your website is pretty much becomes a (usually) ugly mash of content and eBay auction listings. Here’s an example of a BANS: http://www.homegrownsushi.com. Some people actually put some work into creating nice looking BANS, but most people created sheer crap that looked like eBay got it on with one of those old GeoSite pages back in the 90’s. The result of this unholy union is an ugly fucking page of listings. Fortunately for the site owners, search traffic would actually click on the links and end up on eBay.
The idea behind these sites is to basically to attract a reader looking for a product/solution and bombard them with images that same product going for cheap on eBay. The user clicks on the link and a lovely 7 day eBay cookie is installed. If you that person buy something right away or within 7 days, you get money. I’m not going to bother going into eBay’s convoluted payment system (something I barely even understand at this point) – suffice to say that if people you refer to eBay through a link click spend good money, you get paid a hell of lot for clicks.
I’ve been too busy with Hubpages, infobarrels, and Clickbank snipers sites to get around to hawking eBay products these days, though I do have a few phpBay sites (a wordpress plug-in version of BANS) that have generated 30 bucks over a couple months with virtually no effort on my part for backlinks.
Anyways, Google came down HARD on the whole BANS thing. Google didn’t just slap a few people lightly on the ass, they took a baseball bat to thousands and thousands of people. Folks lost their shirt – and probably their underwear too. Even worse, I wasn’t around actively selling them replacement hairy midget thongs. Ah well, you can’t have everything in this life.
Jumping on this craze, Vic over Blogger Unleashed Make Money Online blog suggested that people buy .99 cent .infos and throw up hundreds of BAN’s sites. Word seemed to spread and before you know it, a lot of fucking people were doing this.
Now, initially, people made some good money but it wasn’t long before Google deindexed most .info’s domains with a BAN’s template. Apparently, BAN’s left a huge footprint. There was a lot of controversy about what happened and more than a few people were angry at Vic for recommending this model of income. But, people did make money, and a few a lot of fucking money.
Well, Vic and his programming consultants have apparently been working on a sequel to the BAN’s software called Niche Devil – something the hype claims is brain dead simple to use and with a much reduced footprint. I only discovered this when I found this on Grizzly’ new post on his Make Money Online.
Vic’s promo video show that you can use Niche Devil to create niches sites in 36 seconds. Pretty fucking fast. Now, in comparison, it takes me a couple hours to set up a phpBay wordpress blog. Mind you, my blog actually has quality content and don’t look like crap. But that’s ok – these sites are build for the search engines and for people to click on the links.
There’s a lot of talk about this software getting slapped just like BAN’s. Splork, owner of the very entertaining Ways to Make Money Online blog, posted some doubts over at Grizzly’s blog about the long term viability of this new BANS on steroids software. I have to agree somewhat. But more on that later.
Now, this software promises to be an easy way to make money online for all the newbie’s. I had some problems with this selling point because there is no such “easy” way to make money – hawking something as “easy” smacks too closely of all that PPC MMO shit you see coming through those Google Ads.
Now, besides the very-probably-greatly exaggerations about how easy it is to make money with ND, the software looks pretty damn amazing for being able to “instantly” deploy a niche blog, but the key here is going to be some serious volume. It’s hard to beat getting a niche blog fully equipped with spun, keyword rich content, videos, categories, and eBay auction links in that amount of time.
Niche Devil supports ebay, amazon, and chitka affiliates and, apparently, has quite a bit of flexibility in regards to some customization if you want to get down and dirty.
How to Make Money Online with Niche Devil
So with all this hubbub in the Make Money Online world about Niche Devil being a waste of time or a miraculous way to make money, I decided to test the waters for you people.
Now, most earn cash online blogs will recommend MMO products to people with out ever testing for bullshit first. I personally find that kind of funny; how can you recommend something you have no fucking clue about it? The worst offenders are shills like pro bullshit blogger and John Clown who make their money by selling bullshit to the masses. Whatever, less competition for people like me.
I’m not going to do that here, no, I’m myself am going see whether Niche Devil works or not by deploying between 500-1000 Niche Devil websites within the next few weeks. Yes, that wasn’t a type. I’m going to try and pump out 1000 sites.
I’ll be in a pretty damn good position at that point to recommend or not recommend Niche Devil in two weeks.
I’ll be promoting primarily ebay, but I may have a few hundred sites with Chitika /Amazon to see how these affiliate platforms do. Ebay has been a bit touchy lately and I’m almost afraid of getting banned with this sort of site.
As with my Hubpages, Clickbank, and Infobarrel experiments, I’m going to post my earnings and stats.
It seems that Vic is only selling this for 14 days before taking it off the market to prevent over saturation – a good idea, if it’s true. So if you want to try to cash in on this, you are going to have to take a risk and buy it now or not at all. If you want to join me on my mad quest and buy me a coffee at the same time, buy niche devil here with my affiliate link. Again, I don’t know if this software will do what it promises, but I am going to sell my life for two weeks to find out. How’s that for a sales pitch?
I’m doing this experiment with a couple friends and we are going to push this thing to the extreme. If Google starts a deindex, it’s going to because I’ve single handed clogged up their index. I am shelving all other projects because I think there is a lot of money to be made for a short period of time here, so I want to ride this wave while it’s still a wave.
If there is anything I’ve learned over the past 3 months, it’s that volume can make you a lot of money. Most people who fail at MMO create a couple sites, baby them, and then bugger the fuck off when they make nothing. Still more people fail because they create a dozen or so sites and, for whatever reasons, find they are only making a couple hundred bucks. Folks, volume can bring in money.
Let’s use an analogy here (I seem to like these). If you are going to set up a store, you want more one or two items on the shelf. But most people don’t seem to understand this in MMO. Their fumbling around in MMO is equivalent to someone setting up a “shop”, putting out 1,2, or 3 items for display, and wondering why people who visit don’t buy something.
Guys, you have to put out a LOT of different items (niches). The more items you have in a store, the more of a chance that someone will likely “buy” something.
Is this the ONLY way to make money – certainly not. I’ve stated that you can make a lot of money from solid authority blogs in the right niches – but these types of blogs take a lot of time, both in developing content and creating backlinks. Unless you know exactly what you are doing and/or have deep pockets to buy authority links, you won’t make money for months at least. You can also have a few dozen niche blogs that you consistently SEO to reach the top SERP’s.
My MMO model right now is volume cause I see it works and it can work pretty damn well if you do it right.
Now, in regards to Niche Devil web sites, I know you can make money from these types of sites. Maybe not one, but 50,100,500,1000 of these? You better believe you can make some money. So, if there is any money to be made, I’m going to do it, and try to do it quick.
It’s my experience that you can make money with eBay just from targeted trickle traffic. We’re not talking about trying to create a website with thousands of people a day, or even hundreds. The goal here, like my hubs and infobarrels, is to get a handful of people (3-6) LOOKING for a product or solution. These ugly ass ND sites are merely going to point the way. If I can get 3-10 laser targeted people a day to each site, that’s between 3k-10k people a day if I get 1000 of these sites up. Folks, that’s a lot of fucking targeted traffic and I’d be willing to bet were talking thousands of dollars a month.
Now, let’s talk about how I’m going to accomplish this mad venture. You must think I’m crazy, to state that I’m going to do 1000 or so sites in two weeks. Maybe.
Niche Devil takes all of the actual “work” out of setting up a site. When you set up a wordpress site, you need to upload the site, choose layout, add the plug-in, put in the content, and in the case of a niche store like phpBay, manually add in the keywords for the ebay listings to be shown. Basically, you can spend a couple hours just dicking around with site creation.
Now, I want to be very clear here folks. I’m in this for some quick money. I am FULLY expecting Google to fucking beat the shit out of Niche Devil sites – the question is, how much money can I make before then? The money I make from riding this wave will be used to fund my expansion into more stable areas. If Google never ends up slapping these sites, well, I’m laughing.
I also have a greater strategy here as well. I’m going to use these ND sites to quickly test out the waters of new niches – much like I’m doing with hubs. Even if I don’t make any money with these, I will a ton of sites to use to support other sites and a fairly good idea about what niches are good or not. If I find some Niche Devil sites are raking it in, I’m going to put up a quality niche blog in that niche.
Where do I Start?
I’m predicting that this is all about numbers. As stated, if I can find need related niches and drive targeted traffic to ebay for products in these niches, I should start to score sales.
I’m going to be primarily working with ebay. For best results, you need to find products that people will be likely to buy on ebay and not just head to the local Wal-Mart. Ideally, you want to find buying keywords here, keywords that include “cheap, discount, for sale, buy, etc.” Someone that types in “cheap red hairy midget thongs” is more likely to buy hair midget thongs over someone who just types in “red hairy midget thongs.” Product names are also good to target here.
Now, I don’t have time to really throw backlinks. I’m going to keep my backlinking to a BMD run and maybe a directory submission. I can’t write an ezine/hubpage/infobarrel for these sites and I really don’t have time to do link exchanges to get extra links. If I find I am raking it in with some of these sites, I’ll work the backlinks. But for the first phase, I want to see what’s going to happen. Vic claims you get instant indexing with these sites — we’ll see.
I’ve already registered about 100 domains, set up a brand new server with a different hosting company, and I’m pulling out special mass domain management tools to help manage hundreds/thousand of upcoming domains. At this point, I’m going to start throw up the sites tonight or tomorrow morning.
A lot of people fail to make money online because they hesitate to take any sort of risk. What if Google bans my hubs, what if eBay goes bankrupt, what if my pet donkey dies? Guys, there is nothing certain in life. But one thing is certain: you are going to have put yourself out there and risk failure to find success.
More About Ethics and Making Money Online
Now on a different track, some people seem to have some issues with the whole rewriting thing (people have been sending me messages with “what the fuck are you saying taglines”), especially since I mentioned Human Rewriter as a cheap source for high quality rewrites.
I spent some time on my last post talking about the ethics in Internet Marketing, so I won’t rehash the whole is it ethical to rewrite thing.
Folks, the bottom line is that ethics in this game is going to really hold you back. It’s sad, but so very true. The Internet marketing world is a dirty dirty world, full of liars, cheats, and assholes who will do anything to make money online. If you want to play the game, you are going to have to put your respectability on pause for a bit.
You are going to have to deal with people who will steal from you, people who will cheat, and people who will fuck you over. You better have thick skin and you better be able to dish out some of what you are given, otherwise, you can just do this.
You know WHY you don’t show people your niches? It’s not so much that you don’t want people copying you, it’s because your competition has no qualms about click bombing your ads so you get banned from Adsense, or reporting you to Google for the slightest pinprick of illegitimacy.
To be worried about rewriting articles tells me one thing guys – you are thinking like a fucking blogger and not like an Internet Marketer. And that is a fucking big mistake that going to cost you. Don’t fucking look at the tree twigs when you should be looking at the forest. Do you want to make money or do you want do be poor?
Make Money Online with Ambition
It’s important that you guys be ambitious. If you see something that might work, go for it. That’s what I’m doing with this Niche Devil opportunity. Can it fail horribly and waste two weeks? Sure. I’ll lose money on my investment and look like a fool here. But you know what? I don’t fucking care. I want to push the envelope and see what’s possible. I think I can make some money here and I’m going to try and prove it.
A lot of people who have accomplished phenomenal things have had to take risks. If you always play it safe, you’re going to get safe…and be small.
If you see an opportunity, you take it. I hear a lot of people say they are afraid to try new things because Google may ban it or you. Folks, as long as you are not doing something stupid, you don’t have too much to worry about. And if Google comes at you swinging, you roll with the punches.
You should NEVER stand still because you are going to get knocked the fuck out. I’m making some decent money right now, certainly not Grizzly, Court, or Vic levels, but I’m very much on track to my 20k a month in a year goal.
I can sit on what I’ve made and feel good that I’ve accomplished something, or I can push myself to achieve something greater. Life is a race guys and I don’t just want to make it to the finish line, I want fucking first place! And you guys should too. I’d say in this game, you need to be as ambitious as possible. Don’t look at the roof when you should be looking at the sky, because all you will ever reach is that roof.
Go Make Money Online