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5 Niche Site Tools to Help Increase Your Profit and Earnings

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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.

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.

1. LongTailPro

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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.

Top Features

  • 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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

2. Ahrefs

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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!

Top Features

  • 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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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

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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.

Top Features

  • 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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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

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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.

Top Features

  • 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.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

5. AgoraPulse

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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.

Top Features

  • 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.

Pros

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.

Cons

It doesn’t support Pinterest and YouTube. You’ll miss out on the potential followers and influencers you can get from these other platforms.

Conclusion

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.

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Christopher Jan Benitez is a freelance writer for hire who provides actionable and useful web content to small businesses and startups. In his spare time, he religiously watches professional wrestling and finds solace in listening to '80s speed metal.

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1 Mental Block that Plagued Every Blogger Who Ever Blogged

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Unless you are the Dalai Lama, you, at one time or another, became highly attached to a single blog post. I do not care who you are. 8 figure bloggers allowed their fears to attach them to a blog post. 8 cent bloggers allowed fear to attach them to blog posts.

Now, the happiest, most successful bloggers face, hug and release this fear, for sure. But every blogger allowed fear to goad them to TRY LIKE HELL to drive traffic or profits to a single blog post. Or, being human and foolish, we allow fear-attachment to goad us into thinking that publishing a guest post on a blog with a million member community instantly leads to millions of dollars in blogging profits.

Nope.

I recall being featured on Virgin Dot Com. Floored and humbled, for sure, but I was kinda detached about the feature, being more grounded in love and gratitude, and less fear-attached to any single platform, post or opportunity.

Happy, successful bloggers own this fear-attachment, let it go and adopt an abundance mentality. While most bloggers publish a single post and try to SQUEEZE as much out of it as possible, due to fear and attachment, I developed an abundance mentality and published 700 posts on Blogging Tips Dot Com. Heck; I have published 70 guest posts on the blog of Enstine Muki. For most bloggers, publishing 70 guest posts in total is quite a feat. I published 770 guest posts….between 2 blogs alone.

Why?

How am I so prolific?

I have largely conquered the fear of trying to GET as much traffic and profits as possible through any single blog post. I blog from an energy of love, fun and abundance, mainly, not fear, tension and scarcity. Few bloggers have mastered this mindset; only the happiest, most detached bloggers become so prolific, it makes our heads spin.

You Are Human

Of course you become a little attached to any one blog post. This is not a problem. But you need to be honest; the attachment is fear, and as the attachment and fear grow, you move from abundance and worldly success, to scarcity and blogging struggle.

A Good Mindset for Abundance Mentality

Alonzo Pichardo wisely advises to publish content, and let it do what it does. I agree. I never check metrics. Genuinely; if blogging is energy and if I am having fun, I reached my goal. Increasing success is imminent. I trust my feelings, not inanimate numbers on a screen. This is the abundance mentality in action.

 

Why this Mindset Prospers

I appear to be in a million places at once because I never attachment to any one post or video. Per Alonzo, I let the content do what it does. Not being shackled by stats, I keep creating, expand my presence, appear to be all over, and see greater success. Meanwhile, most fear-scarcity bloggers write a single post and waste their time and energy:

  • trying to GET as much as possible through it, promoting it in thousands of places over the next 30 days
  • obsessively checking post metrics every few minutes, or, every hour, after publishing the post
  • panicking and bailing on proven strategies when a single post does not meet their expectations

All while this crowd makes all these mistakes, I am publishing hundreds of pieces of content over the same month, and also, meeting tons of new bloggers through genuine blog commenting, enjoying the ride.

Publish a post, promote it in a few spots, then move on to the next post, video or blog comment.

Develop an abundance mindset.

See increased blogging success and enjoy the ride.

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5 Lessons Learned from Publishing 700 Posts on Blogging Tips

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We have hit 700 posts on Blogging Tips together, guys.

Thank you for reading, commenting and sharing these posts.

I took a few mini vacations from writing but published 1 guest post daily on this rocking site for many months on end. Helping you has been fun, freeing and fulfilling. Here is to the next 700 blog posts.

I learned a few clear blogging lessons during this guest posting run. Rather than call myself “The Cal Ripken of Guest Posting” – feel free to use that – I reckon we’ll dive into the success tips.

1: Avoid Setting Goals

I never could have written 700 posts if I TRIED to write 700 posts. Sounds quite impossible. But holding an intent to help people blog goaded me to show up daily, for writing and publishing. Blogging is simple but highly uncomfortable sometimes. Focus on the process, not goals or outcomes, to have fun helping people, to detach from outcomes and to become highly prolific.

2: Follow Your Fun

I have fun blogging about blogging. I make room for fun daily. 700 posts later, I am just getting started.

Follow your fun. Make work, the reward. All else will feel like extra, meaning post frequency and traffic and profits feel like no big deal if you blog mainly to have fun helping people. Fun-loving bloggers keep on creating and connecting their way to greatness. Everybody else struggles, getting bogged down, struggling and quitting because they do not enjoy the ride.

3: Spot Reader Problems

Writing and publishing 700 posts on a single blog – I published 1,400 plus posts on Blogging From Paradise in addition to hundreds of guest posts on other blogs – requires you to be skilled at spotting reader problems. Blog post = problem solved. Expand your awareness. Instead of running around rough shod all day long, devote time and energy to identifying common problems suffered by your readers. Nailing down problems supplies you with an endless flow of blog post ideas, helping you become prolific.

Moss Clement does a sensational job in this regard, which makes him incredibly prolific.

4: Brand Yourself Clearly

Zac Johnson recently noted how much he loved my travel photos. Folks have been enjoying my eBooks and paperbacks, sales increasing no doubt because I brand my paperbacks and eBooks freely through images I use on Blogging Tips

Never ignore opportunities to brand yourself and your blog clearly.

Many years ago I rarely if ever worked my travel photos into my guest posts on this blog. These days, every featured image consists of travel photos of me, or, travel photos of my paperback, sitting in some exotic location like here in Ortahisar, Turkey.

Be you. Brand you. Brand yourself clearly to boost sales and to increase your blogging success.

5: Nudge Out of Your Comfort Zone

I do feel pretty good but tired now. At 1:45 PM Turkey time. I have worked for about 3 hours, have walked the dogs for 2 hours and feel ready for a nap, after the rare late night out, being up until 2:30 AM last night. But I nudge out of my comfort zone to write and publish this guest post. Do you believe I felt comfortable writing and publishing 700 guest posts on one blog alone over the prior 3 years? Of course not.

Success unfolds exponentially outside of your comfort zone.

All traffic, profits, comments, social shares and heck, any success, expands quickly as you nudge out of your comfort zone daily. Many days, I feared I’d not have enough time to write and publish a post on Blogging Tips. 1 short week ago I spent nearly 20 hours offline, as I traveled from Oman to Turkey during my birthday. I still managed to write a Blogging Tips post on waking the following day; all about doing fun, freeing but sometimes uncomfortable things to accelerate your blogging success.

Adopt this mindset: 1 day at a time, and 1 moment at a time. Seemingly jaw-dropping feats unfold 1 moment at a time.

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3 Gateway Activities Leading to Increased Blogging Income

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Most bloggers crave a blogging income boost.

Some bloggers have yet to make a penny. Other bloggers want to take it up a few levels from their current full time income.

Foolishly, most bloggers focus their attention and energy on an income stream itself to increase blogging income. Can an advertisement make money? No. Ads are inanimate objects. Ads cannot do anything. Skilled bloggers who publish helpful content and build strong bonds make money through ads, but the ads themselves, are completely worthless.

Stop focusing on trying to make money via a specific income stream itself. People obsess over Google Adsense, affiliate marketing and other ways to make money, for increased blogging income, never realizing that the blogger makes the money, not the income stream. Stop obsessing over income and focus on simple, generous activities that lead the way to increased blogging profits. Think of a bridge, linking you to greater blogging profits. You cross the bridge through your commitment to these activities.

Specific gateway activities lead to blogging income. If you want to make more money through blogging, focus on these 3 strategies.

1: Comment Genuinely on Blogs

I commented genuinely on Blogging Tips for weeks. Zac invited me to guest post on this blog. I published nearly 700 guest posts here, boosting my blogging profits through this rocking guest posting gig. Blog commenting served as the gateway activity that bridged me to my increased blogging income. I did not get paid to comment, but genuine comments opened the door for guest posting, and guest posting increased my blogging profits.

Publish genuine, personalized comments on top blogs from your niche. Make friends. Observe how opportunities for prospering multiply around you, through both blog commenting and the bonds you build via this gateway activity.

2: Promote other Bloggers on Your Blog

Guys; this is such an easy gateway activity for boosting your blogging profits. Promote other bloggers on your blog. Look for nothing in return. Be generous. Be genuine. Be helpful.

Photo break; here I am enjoying lunch the other day in Turkey.

How it works: promote other bloggers on your blog via a link and mention. Over time, and through persistent promotion, some of these bloggers befriend you. Blogging buddies:

  • promote you
  • endorse you
  • purchase your products
  • hire you

all leading to increased blogging profits.

This is by far the easiest gateway activity for profiting IF you generously, patiently, persistently and genuinely promote other bloggers on your blog, expecting nothing in return.

If you are a travel blogger, promote The Roaming Renegades today. This duo publishes helpful content and engages freely via social media.

3: Practice Writing

Weird, right? Writing is the #1 skill for increasing your blogging income, yet few bloggers practice writing offline, only writing when publishing posts. Bad idea. Advertisers, prospective customers and potential clients need to see that you write skillfully before paying for advertising or investing in your products and services.

Write persistently offline to shine online. Write 500 to 1000 words daily in a Word document. Practice your writing to engage in a critical gateway activity guaranteed to increase your blogging income. Plus, you will stand out from the masses of bloggers who never practice writing offline.

Blogging is simple but sometimes, uncomfortable. See the journey through by focusing on these core activities. Income does not increase by trying to boost your blogging income through channels, forcing cash out of these streams. Blogging income increases for generous, skilled, committed bloggers who give much of their attention and energy to these core, gateway activities.

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