Running a website isn’t an easy business. It has many challenges you must overcome to survive the saturated market. Your SEO, reach, and content are things you need to deal with if you want to boost your site’s traffic.
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You can do these yourself. But it would take lots of time and effort to pull it off correctly. Good thing some tools help you with just that. Here are the best niche site tools that’ll increase your traffic and conversion rates.
Long Tail Pro is a keyword research app that helps you find the right keywords. It helps your site rank higher and gets more sales. Long Tail Pro has gone a long way since 2014. And things have gotten better as it now runs in the cloud. It supports Windows or Mac platforms, but not mobile devices.
- Keyword Competitiveness – It lets you choose the best keywords for your site. It shows you a list of keywords, ranging from the easiest to the most difficult ones. LTP does this quickly, saving you lots of time.
- Rank Checker – This feature lets you check the keyword’s ranking in different search engines. It enables you to know if the keywords are beneficial to your site. You can even check multiple keywords at once.
The user experience is great because its interface is professional-looking. The keyword research feature is useful in increasing your site’s visitors. It also has excellent tech support you can contact 24/7.
Its $37 per month price is overpriced for a keyword research tool. You also can’t access it using mobile devices. It’s a massive turn down if you’re on-the-go.
Ahrefs is for you if increasing your site’s traffic is your primary concern. This app is excellent for small and medium-sized businesses. Aside from being a backlink checker tool, Ahrefs can also monitor your SEO campaigns. It might not seem much, but it’s a fully loaded tool!
- Site Explorer – It monitors your competitor’s performance by checking their keywords and SEO strategy. This helps you analyze your site’s backlinks so that you can outcompete other sites.
- Site Audit – This feature examines your site’s health and searches for SEO issues so you can fix it immediately. It also notifies you if you gained or lost new backlinks and mentions.
- Content Explorer – It searches the most shared and viewed content on social media. This helps you know what kind of content you’ll be creating or sharing next time.
Ahrefs has a great crawling and ad-hoc keyword research capability. This is useful for increasing conversion rates and keeping track of your competitors. You can easily compare your site’s performance with others through this tool.
It lacks any built-in keyword management feature. This makes it hard for you to organize your keywords according to health. Its SEO reporting capability and user-interface are also limited.
3. Ninja Outreach
Ninja Outreach is every marketer’s dream. It’s a great tool to develop your influencer marketing campaign thanks to its rich outreach capabilities. Searching for influencers is made easier with this one. You can even organize them on different lists that have corresponding email templates.
- Prospecting – It gives you a full overview of all your prospects that contains their every detail. You can edit your prospects and contact them without any hassle.
- Template Management – This lets you create customizable email templates you can use for a specific list or prospect. This makes communicating easier.
Ninja Outreach lets you can quickly search for relevant bloggers and influencers. It makes prospecting easier because you can quickly go through them. It searches smartly as it connects you with people in your same niche.
You can’t send multiple emails at once with the standard blogger plan. You need to upgrade to a more expensive package to send emails automatically.
4. Time Doctor
Time Doctor lets you keep track of your workers. It’s a time tracking, and project management app rolled into one. The app is perfect for boosting your site’s and workers productivity.
- Time Tracking – It accurately tracks the amount of working time spent by your workers. It does this in a non-invasive way as it hides in the background.
- Web and App Monitoring – It presents you detailed insights on how you spend your time. You can also use this to create a more productive schedule.
- Client Login – This improves transparency as it gives clients access to your workers’ screenshots and working time.
TimeDoctor is an in-depth employee monitoring tool that boosts your team’s productivity. It does this without sacrificing privacy because you always have an option on which you’d like like to log.
The interface is dated and boring. You need to install the desktop app to use the stopwatch feature. The Chrome extension can also cause your system to lag.
Then there’s AgoraPulse, a social media sharing tool that amplifies your site’s reach. It functions as a community moderation tool that helps you manage multiple social media profiles. This helps solidify your site’s social media campaign.
- Analysis Tools – It shows the people who engaged with your social media content. You’ll know how many shares, likes, and comments they made.
- Management Dashboard – This is a quick access communication tool that helps you interact with your followers and influencers. You can follow them, respond to their comments, and message them in one place.
- Engagement Platform – It handles your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts in one dashboard. This also allows you to manage multiple accounts on each social media platform.
This is a functional tool that analyzes, schedules, and interacts with your social media followers. It boosts your conversion rate and strengthens your social media campaign.
It doesn’t support Pinterest and YouTube. You’ll miss out on the potential followers and influencers you can get from these other platforms.
There’s no doubt you’ll reap higher profits when you build your niche site using the tools mentioned above. Not only will these drive in higher conversions, but will also improve your site’s PR. With the many tools we have now, there’s no reason why we can’t cash in on web monetization now.
Do You Establish Work at Home Boundaries?
Some people love attention.
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I know a few who do their best to grab my attention. Phone calls, emails, cryptic Facebook Messages.
I ignore everything and every one outside of what I do in the moment since I set up work at home boundaries. I close the door and go into my office. No way I stop working for anything or anyone who starves for my attention. The house could burn down and I would scoot out at the last minute because work time is work time and I do nothing else save work during work time.
If you do not respect your time, people will not respect your time. If you give people your time whenever they want your time, for:
- small talk
- general BS
people will gladly ask for favors, engage in gossip, engage in small talk, chat you up and BS for hours, because you chose not to establish work at home boundaries.
100% of the time, if people appear to be using you or eating up your precious time, it is your fault. People treat you how you choose to treat yourself.
How a Happy and Successful Blogger Sets Up Work at Home Boundaries
Easy; I close the door, walk into the office and get to work. I do not leave the office until I complete my work. My phone? I turn it off. I check email rarely. I only check Messenger 2-3 times daily for 5 minutes at a clip.
I set up definite, clear, work at home boundaries to respect my time. People reflect my time-respecting back to me. Easy peasy.
If someone tries to grab my attention through Messenger, or the land line, or through email, or at the door, I completely ignore attempts made to grab my attention and time. Boundaries folks; you need to be clear and firm on your work at home boundaries to ensure everybody else respects your boundaries.
You Are Walking into a Word Office
Would a friend, family member or casual neighbor barge into your 9-5 job office asking for a favor? Would said folks barge into your 9-5 job office to spread the latest gossip? Nope. Then why allow said folks to barge into your work at home office to do similar things? Nope. Put up boundaries. Door closes. Enter office. You are busy. You are working. Even my 3 year old niece understands when Uncle Ryan goes to work in the home office. Everybody else can easily grasp this concept.
What About Impatient or Desperate Online Folks?
I completely ignore impatient, fear-filled, desperate folks who demand I answer Messenger or email requests in 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or in 24 hours. I respect my time and completely ignore people who do not respect my time.
I built my blogging business almost completely on a passive income model so nothing I do online is time sensitive. I have answered most questions 1,000 to 10,000 times through my courses, eBooks, blog posts and videos. It is up to these awesome but unclear folks to find and use the answers I created, to improve their lives.
I am generous daily, publishing a blog post and/or video. Plus I published about 800 posts on Blogging Tips, and over 2,000 posts on Blogging From Paradise. It is on the impatient folks screaming for my attention to follow my blog posts, guest posts, videos, eBooks and courses because I answered their questions many times.
People treat you exactly how you teach them to treat you. I have posture so I set up work at home boundaries for offline and online folks.
Respect your time and work schedule and other folks will do the same.
Who Do You Surround Yourself with in Your Blogger Network?
Some bloggers cannot see the forest for the trees, like the beautiful, lush, thriving national park I visited in New Jersey recently.
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The masses tend to be caught up in fear, pain and struggle because they cannot see the big picture.
Birds of a feather flock together.
You have heard that one, right?
I circle the globe and change time zones like most folks breathe. Would I be wise to surround myself with people who tremble at leaving their home town or home neighborhood? Nope. Such people would teach me the world makes for a scary, dangerous place. I would get advice like play it safe, be comfortable, get a job, buy a home and take it easy, from such folks. Such folks also live a bland life because if you rarely or never leave your comfort zone, you cannot:
- face your fears
- serve humanity
- be a bright light for people to follow
- live your deepest, wildest dreams
Obviously, I chose to surround myself with bloggers who happily circled the globe as successful bloggers. I also surrounded myself with happy, successful, home body bloggers too; to learn the basics of building a rocking blog effectively. I learned how to succeed from my blogger friend network, sponging up their knowledge, inspiration and insight.
Meanwhile, if you surround yourself with new, struggling or failing bloggers you will get advice on how to struggle, fail, or flounder through your blogging day.
Do bloggers around you complain about losing $50 on blogging? Lose these zero’s immediately and surround yourself with bloggers who invest thousands of dollars on their blogs. High rollers teach you to succeed. Broke jokes teach you how to fail.
Do bloggers around you see making $25 as being a huge amount of money? You better lose the low-aiming crowd to surround yourself with bloggers who see $1000 and $10,000 and more as making coin.
Do bloggers around you circle the globe as swash buckling travelers? Check out this photo from my trip to Vietnam. Kong: Skull Island was filmed here.
Time to ditch the comfort zone crowd to hang with adventurous types.
Don’t get me wrong; I celebrate every cent I make online. But if you think I’m placing a sponsored post for less than $1000, you are insane. Like a famous super model who said she didn’t get out of bed for anything less than $10,000 a day, you need to develop a prosperity consciousness that demands big money and ignores appearance of poverty, lack, limitation and fear.
Who Do You Hang With?
Who do you count as blogging buddies? Happy, highly successful, prospering bloggers? You better, to increase your success.
For example, observe my blogging paperback on profiting. The aftermarket price is $45 USD. If most or all bloggers in your network would feel uncomfortable receiving $45 in royalties for a paperback, you better lose that network and surround yourself with bloggers who believe in abundance. I know John Chow feels comfortable receiving $45 for anything he offers online. Who cares? It is just money. It is only money.
Surround yourself only with bloggers who:
- have posture
- have authority
- charge top dollar
- profit freely
- prosper freely
- exude confidence
- have a highly developed prosperity consciousness
You learn from the best, gain inspiration from the best and become the best by surrounding yourself with the best bloggers on earth.
But you need to be honest in who you choose to hang with in your blogging circles. Be clear. Be truthful with yourself. Maybe you feel comfortable trading comments with struggling bloggers you befriended 10 years ago but nothing spectacular happens for you if you surround yourself with struggling bloggers, being firmly fixed in your comfort zone.
Release all bloggers who are not happy and prospering.
Fill your blogger friend network with empowered, inspired, happy, successful, prospering bloggers.
Just your blogging success at stake.
Are You Chasing the Flavor of the Month?
My first fundamental of successful blogging focuses you on being present.
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All of our power resides in the moment.
None of our power resides in the future or past because neither exists.
Time is illusion.
Only Now is real.
Look at that brilliant featured image. I snapped it from the front porch during our trip to Fiji. Sweet things happen when you are in the moment, focusing all power on the present.
This marks my 796th blog post on Blogging Tips. I feel grateful to Zac for the opportunity to serve you. Plus I feel grateful for all success that flowed to me through these guest posts.
How in the heck did I write and publish nearly 800 guest posts on one blog?
I am in the moment, mostly. I am present. Plus I never, never, ever chase the flavor of the month.
Bruce Lee and Blogging
Being patient, persistent and present helps you tap into immense powers, including the power of being creative *and* prolific. See my 800 blog posts on Blogging Tips as evidence of such power. Toss in my 2,008 articles (between posts and pages) on Blogging From Paradise and you understand: focusing on one core task, or core purpose, in the present, leads to amazing things.
Bruce Lee spoke of fearing not the man who practiced 10,000 kicks once, but he did fear the man who practiced one kick 10,000 times. He embodied this mindset in his genius, Renaissance Man type ways.
Lee’s wisdom and physical prowess are both timeless because he understood and lived this great truth: do 1 thing so frequently, with a focused energy, being in the moment, that you do it incredibly well. He understood the truth of how I live my life: where your attention and energy goes, grows.
The Flavor of the Month
Most bloggers struggle because they practice 10,000 kicks once, chasing hot niches, running after trends, and choosing to blog today, and podcast tomorrow, because everybody runs a podcast these days. Wait a second; live video reigns supreme? Time to become a live video expert. Meanwhile, as you jump from niche to niche, and from blogging to podcasting to live videos, I just wrote and published 800 posts on Blogging Tips alone. Plus I wrote and published 1,000 more guest posts on other blogs.
While most bloggers chase hot trends, profitable niches and the latest game changing opportunity, guys like Alonzo and I thrive by doing one thing alone so we do it incredibly well.
Success is yours, but success is not an overnight or week-long endeavor.
Stop chasing hot niches. Visualize your dreams in detail. Focus on your blogging wins. Invest in coaching and courses from top bloggers. Surround yourself with positive vibes and positive people.
Write, publish and connect with top bloggers by helping top bloggers.
Success Finds Specialists
I took a nap this afternoon. A calm, peaceful breeze kisses my face right now as I write and enjoy the day.
Imagine if you could work from home every day? Visualize that fun and freedom.
Specialists are the only folks who work from home full time. People who do 1 thing persistently, practicing this skill, so they become super skilled in a single, specialized niche.
I gave all of my professional energy to being a blogger for the past 10 years. I became really skilled at blogging because I never chased the flavor of the month.
Avoid program hopping, niche hopping and all forms of flavor-chasing.
Do one thing. Do it well.
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