Using the Google Traffic Estimator to Find the Best Keywords

Whether you are new to Internet Marketing, or you have been at it for a while, having a system to find the best keywords is one of the critical success factors in this business.

In the video below, I show you exactly how I use the Google traffic estimator to do my keyword research to find keywords around which to build profitable niche sites. In this video, I show you:

  • What settings I use in the Google keyword tool and why they are important
  • I show you how to determine the level of competition for a given keyword, as well as give you my rule of thumb for the upper limit of competing sites
  • I show you how to analyze the strength of the competition
  • I show you a super fast way to find out if an exact match domain is available

Isn’t that a Lot of Work?

At this point, you might be thinking, Trent, that looks like a lot of work to find just one keyword! And yes, it is a lot of work, however, consider the following idea: What if you could find one keyword to build just one niche site a day and that site ended up earning you just $100 per month?

What does that look like after working 5 days a week for a year? Well, you’d have about 200 sites and you’d be earning $20,000 a month! Wouldn’t that be worth all that keyword research?

You bet it would!

How Can I Accomplish this in Less Time?

Most new marketers have a day job. Few can devote a full-time effort to building sites, at least initially. I am full time, however, even I don’t want to spend all day every day doing such repetitive work. (although I WOULD do it if there was no other option because the rewards are so worth it)

The “secret” to getting this done with very little of your time (but with some of your money) is to hire a virtual assistant to do this for you.

I Only Invest 30 Minutes of My Time Per Niche Site

The key to scaling up your niche site business is to outsource every little thing. In other words, you want to have a VA build your entire website and then deliver it to you ready to go. The only thing I do is to provide them with a few seed keywords. (I explain what a seed keyword is in the video above)

Now how many sites can you build a day? How about, as many as you want!

Consider the following facts:

  • It takes about 90 minutes to find a viable keyword, sometimes less, sometimes more
  • It takes about an hour to pick a theme, decide on your LSI keywords, configure your link structure, and install a few plugins, etc…
  • It takes about 2 hours to write 3-5 blog posts

What this means is that a niche site can be constructed in about 4.5 hours. Heck even if it takes a full 8 hours, its still so very worth it!

Why Building Niche Sites is So Profitable

I pay my VA $3/hour. She lives in the Philippines and that is the going rate for this type of work. So, even if she took a full 8 hours to build a site for me, my total investment is $3/hour X 8 hours = $24 + $10 for the domain = $34 per niche site. Yes, that’s right, about $34 per site; however, just to be conservative, lets use a nice round number of $50 per site.

My goal for each niche site is to have it make a profit of $100/month. That’s it, just a “measly” hundred bucks a month. That’s $1200 per year. If a site costs me $50 to make and returns even $1,000 over the next 12 months, that is a massive rate of return on my invested capital. I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of anything else that offers so little risk with such a huge rate of return. Real Estate? Stock Market? Not a chance in hell!

Don’t have, or don’t want to invest any capital? Do it yourself, or just stay working for someone else. I can’t help you with adjusting your mindset for putting your money at risk. What I can tell you is that you will not likely succeed in business if you aren’t will to take a risk.

In other words, wealth starts from the shoulders up.

If you didn’t understand what I just wrote, you might want to read those last two paragraphs again.

So How Do I Get Started?

I want to make this as easy for you as possible so here is all you need to do. Just join my mailing list and I will send you the exact set of extremely detailed instructions that I use when I hire a VA to build sites for me. I am willing to provide you with this for no charge and only ask one thing in return. Tell people about this blog post. Share it, tweet it, email it…whatever. I just want to spread the word to as many people as I can so that more people will have a chance to change their lives for the better. (disclaimer: there will be affiliate links in the report, so if you click them and buy anything, I will make money. However, with that said, aside from a hosting account, you don’t NEED to buy anything to succeed. The tools I use just make it easier and faster to succeed)

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Trent Dyrsmid started his last company in 2001 and in the years that he was CEO, it generated over $7 million in sales; with the bulk of it for IT services delivered over the Internet. In 2008, at the age of 38, he sold the company for over a million bucks and retired to San Diego and now blogs at Online Income Labs.