Have you helped someone today?

My day was made much more pleasant today with a private message and $5. I know $5 is really nothing much to write about, but to me, it means more than the last affiliate contest I won - much more. Some background: I am a member of a few forums. In one of them particularly, we all really try to help the other members, especially if they are struggling with some aspect of their business. There is a newer member in there who is a truly nice guy, and he’s trying very hard to make some forward progress. He has a relatively good idea for a product line he wants to work on, but his niche was too broad. We had been working on getting him to figure out how to find a more focused niche within that broader niche. He was getting it, but it was slow, and I could tell at times he was getting frustrated with himself. Let’s face it, you can only convey so much information through forum posts. I had previously created an information product that teaches how to find profitable niches, and part of that is how to find laser focused sub-niches, as well as identify the hot buyers within those sub-niches. I sent this guy a free copy of the product via private message. He said he got it and appreciated it, but it’s been a couple weeks and I hadn’t heard anything back from him. I figured maybe it wasn’t what he was looking for. In fact, by this time, I had forgotten all about it. Then, today, $5 shows up...

How To Use Curated Content For Niches

Mike Darling Guest Post by Mike DarlingToday we have a guest post by Mike Darling of SellFromYourDesk.com.I know Mike from a private online forum we both belong to, and I am quite honored to have him as a guest today.​​Mike is a successful online marketer. He is also a Registered Geologist out of Bend, Oregon. He runs Smarter Web Solutions, LLC.Mike teaches others to create an online business based on a laptop - one that can be conducted from anywhere in the world, needing only a computer and an internet connection.He trains how to create passive income streams through the development and proper nurturing of lots of niche websites.​ He also specializes in niche market research, search engine optimization, direct response marketing, and creating and selling digital products on-line.Please take the time to leave comments or questions below.​​How to Use Curated Content for Niches We all love the idea of creating niche websites, but one of the biggest challenges to building niche sites is getting content. Writing content for blog posts on subjects we know and love is a challenge to most people. Writing content for our niche websites on subjects that we may have little knowledge of can be even a greater challenge. There are two ways to get content for a website - create it yourself, or borrow the content from somewhere else. If you create the content, then you have to either write a blog post, record a video or podcast. The task of writing a blog post can be made easier by paying someone to write articles for you, or utilizing private label rights (PLR) source material. With both...