NST 001: Make Money Online Without Spending a Dime

by on February 5, 2014 · 6 comments

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Welcome to the very first episode of the Niche Site Tools Podcast!

I am super excited to have a Podcast available for you today and honestly, I’m quite nervous as well!  ;-)

Thanks to a recent tweet from Jeremy Frandsen over at Internet Business Mastery, I decided to go with progress over perfection and make it happen.

I commit to bringing you a new episode at least every two weeks, but most likely more often once I get the hang of things.

The Podcast is now available in iTunes here, but some of the details are still updating.

I’d really appreciate it if you would subscribe and listen via iTunes or your favorite mobile app. The more subscribers and listens, the more visibility the show will get.

I’m not going to do any heavy promoting for the Podcast just yet, as I’d like to get a few more episodes posted first.  In that way I can show some different topics and hopefully a nice improvement in quality. I’d also like to get some feedback from all of you out there as well.

Eventually, I’d greatly appreciate some 5 star reviews and would be sure to give ya a shout-out on a future show, but I know we’re not quite at the 5 star level just yet.

Podcast Summary

In this episode, I will detail how you can get started making money online without spending a single dime.

I go through some of the main pros and cons of utilizing the Blogger platform and below I will list several examples of posts that I’ve had success with over the past 3 years with my personal blog running on Blogger.

Once you get the hang of things and decide where you want to take your online adventures, you will definitely want to progress to having your own hosted WordPress site(s), but if you are brand new, I wanted to make sure you are aware that there is a completely free option available to you.

Even if you do happen to be a seasoned veteran, with your own web hosting and WordPress site(s), you may want to consider having a free Blogger site as well.

If you’re been doing this for any length of time, you know that you will need backlinks to build rankings and traffic. Having one or more free sites off to the side, is great for linking to and highlighting posts from your other sites.

Resources and Items Mentioned in the Podcast

These are examples of posts on my Blogger site that have resulted in sales and affiliate commissions:

Best Pet Water Fountain – Drinkwell 360 Stainless

Dr Elsey’s Precious Cat Litter Ultra Rocks!

Success With Market Samurai

Example of how you could promote other niche sites that you own:

Learning Spanish Simply

Another way to promote your other niche sites is to set up a blogroll, which I have in the right hand column of that site. When you publish new articles on your other sites, they will automatically be linked to in the blogroll.

Info from Cliff Ravenscraft on Adding Music To Your Podcast:

Podcast Answer Man Episode on Adding Music to Your Podcast

Here is the microphone that I am utilizing to record the show, it was one recommended by Pat Flynn in the lower priced category:

Audio-Technica ATR2100-USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone

It is great, but I now realize after listening to the podcast, that I definitely need a pop filter and just ordered this one below. I also need to pull back from the microphone a bit. Those two steps will definitely help to cut down on the hard P sounds for the next episode. Stick with me, I promise it will get better over time!

Studio Microphone Mic Wind Screen Pop Filter/ Swivel Mount, 360° Flexible Gooseneck Holder

I hesitated slightly before putting the podcast out, since I think the audio could definitely be improved.  However, that was when the theme of progress over perfection came back to mind.

Don’t let the idea that something is not perfect or 100% where you want it to be hold you back. No one is perfect, continued forward progress is the key to long term success. Just continue to improve over time and keep taking that next step forward!

Definitely let me know what you think, drop me a comment below or email me to chris “@” nichesitetools.com And if you have any questions that you would like answered or ideas for topics that you would like covered, please let me know!

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Crystal~Fine Art Mom February 6, 2014 at 9:44 am

Looking forward to listening! Progress not perfection + quality comes with quantity = moving forward!!! Yippee! Good for you Chris – awesome progress! I love keeping up with what you’re working on.
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Chris February 6, 2014 at 10:45 am

Thanks Crystal, greatly appreciate it and hope you enjoy the show!
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Crystal~Fine Art Mom February 7, 2014 at 9:19 am

I took a listen this morning! Sounds great – good sound quality. You did an excellent job first podcast out – I’m going to look for you in iTunes now! :)
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Chris February 7, 2014 at 9:36 am

Thank you so much for the feedback! I was afraid to open the email with the comment details, since I figured you had listened to the episode. ;) Let me know if you have anything you would like covered on future shows!
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Crystal~Fine Art Mom February 7, 2014 at 6:33 pm

Have no fear! Your first episode was great. I only hope that someday if I ever podcast my first episode would be so good! :) I’ve added you to my iTunes line up too! Keep ‘em going! You have a great voice for podcasting too. Congrats for going for it. I’m afraid I’m having trouble getting any new ventures going right now so I’ll live vicariously through yours.
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Chris February 7, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Thanks again, that really means a lot! I guess that it is true, that we are generally our own worst critic. When you’re ready to launch your Podcast one day, let me know, it is quite tricky to get it all setup right and I would be glad to assist.

And of course, if you need any help to get going on your next project, let me know as well! I have a feeling that you probably need a way to manufacture more time in the day and I haven’t quite figured that one out yet!
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