3 Niche Blog Case Studies You Should Be Following

  • Published on : Feb 14 2013

When running a blog it’s very important to always put your audience and content first.

It’s not just about “creating content“… it’s about “creating quality content“!

One of the best ways to do this is through the use of tutorials, how to’s and case study related posts.

Some of my most read and commented on blog posts are the ones that I’ve spent the time to teach people how to walk through simple processes, yet they are extremely appreciated by the readers.

Even though some of these are out-dated, they are still getting thousands of new visitors every month.

Real Niche Site Case StudiesThis is something I’m actually starting to focus my efforts on, while also creating new tutorial videos on my YouTube channel. (please follow!)

There are millions of blogs out there, but easy to get lost in the mix and know which are provided up to date information and content worth reading.

In this post I’m going to show you three different blogs that you should be following right now.

Best of all, each of the sites below are currently running their own “Follow Along” niche site case studies.

This means that the sites are building a site from scratch and allowing you to follow along in the process as they keep you updated on the progress and results in the coming months.

Smart Passive Income

I can’t say enough about Pat Flynn and what he’s got going on Smart Passive Income. While you may find a lot of value in his blog, he’s done over 50 podcasts and has one of the highest rated and listened to shows on iTunes. I highly recommend you check it out.

As for Pat’s niche case study, a while back he created a security guard training site and is now raking in over $4,000 a month from being the #1 ranked site for the term “security guard training”. You can read his niche site duel case study posts on his site and see how he went through the whole process.

Smart Passive Income with Pat Flynn

Niche Pursuits

Next on the list we have Niche Pursuits, which is run by Spencer Haws. As you can tell from the title of the site, Spencer is all about building niche sites and he is actually in the process of starting a new one up right now, which he is going to document through his blog.

I have to thank Spencer because he is the creator of Long Tail Pro, which is one of my favorite pieces of keyword software. Compared to all of the keyword and research software out there, LTP is the best in my book and well worth the money. I’m actually using it every day to pull up new ranking reports and search for new niches with low competition and ROI.

Niche Pursuits Case Study

Blogging Tips

Last we have Blogging Tips, which I have to say I am a little biased on since it’s my own site. However, I am still running a “create a blog” case study of my own and both Pat Flynn and Spencer Haws were big inspirations in deciding to go live with a blog case study series.

It’s easy to create a site of your own when you’ve been doing it forever, but documenting the whole process for everyone to follow is quite a challenge. In just it’s basic infancy it’s already over 7,000 words, but it’s made for some great content and an exciting new project to work on.

Blogging Tips Create a Blog Case Study

Whether it’s Pat, Spencer or myself you decide to follow, I’m sure you will find great value in all of these case studies. Best of all, they are all completely free to follow and 100% transparent, meaning we are all showing you the exact steps we are taking to find our niche, create our sites, build content and links, then monetizing the blogs over time.

Zac Johnson
My name is Zac Johnson and I have been an online entrepreneur for the past 18 years and blogger since 2007. This is my personal blog and I welcome you to the site. In full disclosure, it is safe to assume that I am benefiting financially or otherwise from everything you click on, read, or look at while on my website.
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  • http://fusioncashfamily.blogspot.com/ marty

    Three wonderful blogs on page I have follow them all they all have great advice
    My recent post Top 7 Ways to Qualify for Every Online Survey You Take

  • http://www.crunchall.com sandi

    Two already follow from your list.

    In these pages really find a lot of useful information, especially for beginners.
    My recent post 25 billion songs from iTunes

  • http://kuldeeppal.com kuldeep Pal

    Your blog is my first source of information ,thanks zac !
    My recent post Content Strategy Plan for Marketing Campaign 2013

  • http://twitter.com/MattWoodwardUK @MattWoodwardUK

    Hi,

    I was wondering if it would be possible to get added to the list with my zero backlink SEO case study which you can learn about here http://www.matthewwoodward.co.uk/experiments/goog

    It was started in August and so far the blog has earnt over $35,000, getting 6k a month from Google (without link building) and is growing at a tremendous rate.

    Every month I publish an update recapping exactly what I've done the previous month in detail to drive the success of the blog so people can follow along learning what to do and what not to do.

    Thanks for your consideration Zac
    My recent post Monthly Income, Growth & Traffic Report – January 2013

  • http://www.conserve-energy-future.com Rinkesh

    All of them are really wonderful and full of solid information. Pat's niche site on security guard training is itself an example of how niche site can still be ranked today.
    My recent post 30 Tips To Go Green At Home

  • http://grovetimes.com Dhruv

    I always read the monthly income report of Pat Flynn.. This is the thing which keeps me working for my blog :)

    My recent post Make Money Online – Affiliate Marketing Tips For Beginners

  • http://twitter.com/GregrySmith @GregrySmith

    Zac,

    Awesome blog zac! I'm Gregory Smith, I am becoming the go to guy in the "local seo" niche and have been an SEO going on 10 years. I'm an affiliate marketer too and absolutely love what I do. I have recently started a new blog (3 months ago) and it is already deriving a huge income.

    I would appreciate it if you'd review my blog for consideration in networking with me. It might very well be a mutual beneficial relationship.

    Would love to be included in one of your posts. My blog is here: http://local-seo-company.net

    Thanks a lot zac,
    Gregory Smith
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