I'm going to save you time and start with a qualifier. Before you read the rest of this article, you must be able to lay claim to at least one of these!
No email list
No products of your own
No joint venture partners
No pay per click experience
No internet experience
No SEO knowledge
No copywriting skills
No web design expertise
No money for advertising
If any of these apply to you, then this article's for you – read it thoroughly.
Looking at the above list, have you ever felt behind the 8-ball trying to figure out how to make money online?
Allan's article “Meet your new competitors – they're kids” gave us a preview of what's to come – as if it wasn't daunting enough that you've got to know how to:
Research products to market
Set up a website and shopping cart system
Establish a supplier network to deliver your products
Find, convert and keep customers!
Perhaps your tank's a little low on technical knowledge or you're a newbie to online marketing. Maybe as you're reading this, you're currently learning how to do the whole shebang.
Until you make enough money to contract outside help, sometimes you need to be across everything – marketing, technical, copywriting, search engine optimization etc.
Where do you start? How much easier would you have it if someone told you exactly how to do it?
Recently a couple of guys have proved it's less about the “what” and more about the “how”. Check this out. Tim Godfrey and Steven Clayton made:
– $173,000 from a site selling Bird Cages
– $14,134 per month from a site on Train Horns
– And $7123 each month from another selling Sewing Machines
Talk about some bizarre niches!
How many people would have picked these? This was kind of the point and these guys have developed a blueprint for pinpointing niches and cashing in on them with their unconventional formula (like they are to the tune of $1 million a year).
Featured on Fox News and The New York Times, their course Niche Blueprint tells you exactly what to do and how to do it. It's that simple.
They reveal how to cash in on low competition markets, set up web sites at the push of a button and get free traffic. In fact, in one of their videos you'll see a live site in action so you can learn exactly how they make $15,000/month from it.
Niche Blueprint Course Outline
The Niche Blueprint course is delivered efficiently over a 6 week period, although you can expect to have your own web site live at the 30 day mark.
Fancy a sneak peak? This is the Niche Blueprint Course Outline:
Module 1 – Introduction To The Program
Module 2 – Choosing Your Niche
Module 3 – Finding The Suppliers And Pricing Your Products
Module 4 – Finding A Domain Name
Module 5 – Building Your Niche Blueprint Store
Module 6 (Part 1) – Traffic, Customers And Cash
Module 6 – (Part 2) – Optional Paid Traffic
Module 7 – Running Your Niche Blueprint Store
Module 8 – Outsourcing Secrets
Module 9 – Selling Your Site
The goals and action plan are clearly set out and there are both Demonstration Videos and Training PDFs to help you achieve what they have. Here's a Niche Blueprint module in more detail:
Module 5 – Building Your Niche Blueprint Store
In this module, you'll build your Niche Blueprint store. You'll learn how to quickly install and configure your Niche Blueprint E-Commerce platform and to set up your catalog and the look of the store.
Goals and deliverables
An understanding of how to implement the Niche Blueprint E-Commerce platform
A payment gateway setup with PayPal
A new logo for their store (quick, cheap, painless, and GREAT quality!)
A toll free number for their store
A complete working Niche Blueprint store with a complete product catalog
Installing the Niche Blueprint platform, instructions on how to set up shopping carts and other elements.
Configuring the Niche Blueprint platform.
Setting up your PayPal payment gateway
Setting an effective on-site catalog.
How to create/outsource a store logo.
Other design considerations and techniques to achieve maximum sales and conversions.
Installation instructions for the Niche Blueprint platform
Configuration instructions for the Niche Blueprint platform
Sample design contest listing
Module 5 goal sheet
What you'll get from Niche Blueprint
For such a simple course, Niche Blueprint is exceedingly high quality. It takes the guesswork out of the whole process and you'll have experts guiding you on what to do, when to do it and showing you first-hand how to do it.
As a Niche Blueprint member, your resources will include:
Comprehensive guide to finding markets – learn the reasoning behind the bird cages and train horns choices.
Complete eCommerce platform for your domain – all the software, templates, website on your domain set-up with the push of a button.
Supplier database of 1000s – ready to ship to your customers and manage inventory so you don't have to. If they don't have a supplier for your niche, then they'll source a reliable one for you.
Complete SEO plan to teach you how to penetrate the top 5 organic listings on search engines.
Various pricing models with a guide on how to price your products.
Outsourcing recommendations – because once you've got a few sites going and the checks are coming in you'll probably need extra help.
Tips on how to sell your site and make money fast using Tim and Steven's proven method.
AdWords pay per click conversion secrets – make money even faster with PPC advertising.
Traffic plan to generate free traffic for your web site – helpful if you're starting off with a lower budget!
All told there are 23 videos and 26 PDF manuals to get you well on the way. After each major section of the course, they'll also be featuring live Q&A TV Shows.
The guys have specifically stated that they want to give you all the tools you'll need to put their blueprint into action.
Niche Blueprint is a realistic business model that anyone can succeed with.[UPDATE: Niche Blueprint is now included as part of a larger, more comprehensive package – Internet Marketing Advantage. Take the $1 trial]