How this company began: My first freelancing pursuit after leaving corporate America involved developing inexpensive websites for companies and non-profits. After building a few sites, I realized that every single project was held up waiting for the company to send their content. Some companies actually paid for a website, had it developed, and then never sent their content!
With a bachelor’s degree in Writing and a background in sales, writing sales copy was a logical way for me to fill this void. After creating about 8 websites, I shut that business down, focused solely on copywriting, and started SEO Content Solutions.
This is a perfect example of finding a niche quite accidentally by being aware of a missing piece in the market place.
In my post How I Made $100,000 By Spending 25 Minutes and $0 on Marketing, I talk about how I came to serve the niche of offering rebrandable copywriting solutions for SEO companies.
Listen to a podcast interview and read a press release to learn more about SEO Content Solutions (formerly called “Website Promotion Today”) .
How this company began: After writing and submitting press releases for clients for years, Tara and I really NEEDED an affordable press release distribution site with all of the features we wanted in an online press release submission site – and we wanted it to be affordable! On Online PR News any one can submit free press releases or choose to upgrade to an SEO press release submission for just 6 bucks.
Press releases on Online PR News offer a wealth of features the we wanted in a press release submission site such as:
- Human approved submissions
- Up to 3 anchor text links
- Image within your press release
- Optimized page title tags and meta descriptions
- Coded for Google News feeds
- iFrame that displays your actual site in every press release
- Pull quotes to instantly engage and entice readers
- Simple social media bookmarking
- Ad-free pages
- Ability to search for news by category, date, and keyword
…and thay look pretty darn cool if I do say so myself
Take a look at a sample press release
I highly recommend this slideshow titled “Submit An SEO Press Release: A How-To Guide” to learn how to get the most visual appeal and SEO benefit when you submit a press release on Online PR News.
How this company began: I started reselling hosting back when I was building websites. I found that I was constantly telling people to buy this kind of hosting or that kind of hosting so it just made sense to offer my own affordable hosting!
Because hosting is such a competitive market and would cost mega-bucks to promote through search engines or traditional advertising, I chose several niche domains that point to my hosting site. By focusing on small niches and adding value through published tutorials, I can find a place in a big, competitive industry.
Even though I don’t promote this business too much, I have continued to earn back my yearly reseller investment many times over each year. If you’re interested in reselling hosting yourself, contact me. If not, consider www.simplebloghosting.com for your domain, hosting, and online marketing needs!