Update on the Ezine articles challenge :
I have 70 articles as of the time writing this article and hope to cross the 100 articles mark today or tomorrow. I have made just 1 sale so far but I am not bothered. Afterall there are 97 days to go and in those days, I will make sales that will make the challenge worth it for me.
Some questions some of you may want to ask :
Do you write the articles by yourself?
No, I don’t have the time to seat and write the articles by myself. I have writers who constantly write my articles for me.
Are they Nigerians?
Yes, all of my writers are currently Nigerians but they are one of the best in the world. 2 of them can compete against any writer from around the world and I mean it.
How You can participate in the competition and get a chance to win my prize :
The first thing to do is to pick a niche. Picking a niche is difficult but also very easy. You can pick a niche from the top of your head or go to article directories such as ezine articles and the likes to check out some of the niches people are writing about. Another way to pick a niche is to use online magazine, your local library and the likes.
1. Use your passion
One of the best way to pick a good niche is to pick something that you are passionate about. I am of the believe that I can write articles in any niche but for a beginner who do not know the secrets then it is important that you pick something that you can write on with little research.
However, while picking your passion, it is important that you know the monetary value of the niche in question. For instance, football is a good niche but the monetary value is nothing to write home about therefore I will not advise anyone to pick football as a niche.
Women who are passionate about skin care, make ups and the likes can make money from these niches but football as far as I am concern is not a good niche for internet marketers. Those who do not mind betting can however go for betting related niches though I don’t like that niche – I believe it is unethnical.
Some passion related Niches that can make you money :
Games – xbox, ps1,2,3 and upcoming PS4, PSP and the likes.
Make up – skin care and the likes.
Novels – Reviewing books online can be profitable.
Dog training for those who love dogs
2. Pick niches based on trends
You can also pick niches based on seasons.For instance, you can create a site that deals with Chrismas gifts, valentine gifts and the likes.
Some niches that I suggest for this challenge :
Ps3 – General gaming
register of cleaners
catch the cheating spouse
general public records
how to get pregnant
wood working – carpentry
get your ex back/ save your marriage
home remedies/natural therapy
Health and Fitness
Recreation and Sports
Travel and Leisure
Home and Family
Food and Drink
Kids and Teens
Arts and Entertainment
Shopping and Product Reviews
Internet and Businesses Online
Home Based Business
Writing and Speaking
Computers and Technology
News and Society
Reference and Education
NB : There maybe some repeats in the niches above but anyone of them should be good for this challenge.
However, when picking a niche you need to make sure the niche you are picking has some monetary value. Ensure you do not go for something that people will not be willing to spend money on. I have listed so many health and fitness niches here mainly because health sells.
Tomorrow, we will take a look at how to conduct proper keyword researches. But mean while, here are the terms and conditions for the challenge.
Terms and Condition for my challenge :
1. You must have at least 200 articles submitted and approved by ezine articles by not more than 11 pm on the 30th of April 2011. The competition kicks off on the 17th of January 2011.
2. All your articles must be under the same author name at ezine articles.
3. All prizes can not be exchanged for money or transfered.
4. All the 3 winners will be interviewed and the interview will be posted on this blog and can be used any where else. I will however, quote the name, phone number and website of the person so wishes.
That is all for today, I will see you again tomorrow. Leave your comments please, they motivate and help get things going.