How to Use ChatGPT For Blogging 2023: 15 Time-Saving Tactics!
ChatGPT (Generative Pre-trained Transformer) is a language model designed to chat in a conversational manner; ChatGPT is on everybody’s lips lately. How to use ChatGPT for blogging is usually the first question people think of. This article will give you some ideas, and I will also point out a few other tools that may help you.
ChatGPT is a chatbot. It is the primary tool for brainstorming today, and before I forget, it is free – for now.
Here are a few facts about ChatGPT: It was launched in November 2022 by OpenAI, trained on top of GPT-3.5, and its knowledge is limited to events up to 2021.
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, was behind the development of ChatGPT. And no, Elon Musk does not own ChatGPT; he was only involved at some stage with OpenAI. Joseph Weizenbaum did not create ChatGPT either – he was a professor at MIT and is considered one of the fathers of artificial intelligence.
The Latest News: ChatGPT in Real Time with WebChatGPT! This open-source extension adds current and relevant web results to ChatGPT’s answers for more accurate and up-to-date conversations.
Now let’s get back to how you can use ChatGPT for blogging.
15 Ways You Can Use ChatGPT for Blogging
Chat GPT has been trained to participate in conversations using the Reinforcement Learning through Human Feedback (RLHF) technique. It is your task to instruct ChatGPT creatively, try and retry till you get results that you are happy with, and then use Grammarly, the Hemingway editor, and an SEO tool like Semrush whenever you need to.
ChatGPT can help with ideas for titles, generate content ideas, help with keyword research, and generate FAQs. It can also write articles and even write Schema for your FAQ section.
Other tools available from OpenAI can generate images for your blog and plugins for your website, but we will just be discussing ChatGPT in this article.
Content strategy encapsulates your business goals, objectives, target audience, and includes your content plan. A well-defined and implemented content strategy can help to improve brand authority, generate leads, and increase sales.
1. Content Planning
Content planning is an important part of positioning yourself as an expert in your niche. By consistently providing valuable content, you can establish yourself as a credible and reliable source of information in your industry, ultimately leading to increased brand loyalty and authority status.
To build out your content, I suggest the following steps in terms of addressing content gaps:
- Make a list of keywords already covered by your articles.
- Sort the keywords into clusters.
- If you find weak clusters with insufficient articles, ask ChatGPT to suggest more keywords for that cluster.
- Go through the process of writing the articles with ChatGPT.
Note: Remember to check the keywords with an SEO tool and fact-check all the generated text.
2. Keyword Research
ChatGPT can help you develop long-tail keywords to use in your blog posts and improve your organic search engine traffic.
You must check the keywords with an SEO tool like Semrush or Ahrefs. The training data for ChatGPT does not include keywords metrics.
Find out more about keywords, backlinks, and ranking in this Ahrefs review. And here, you can read about Semrush’s Keyword Magic tool.
3. Keyword Clustering
As we saw, you can get ChatGPT to generate keywords. Then, since it remembers your conversation, you can ask it to cluster the keywords.
4. Finding Search Intent
This AI assistant can help you if the search intent behind some keywords needs to be clarified.
Given the right input, you can get ChatGPT to write a whole article for you. I suggest you follow your usual process of writing a blog post and ask ChatGPT for suggestions and help at any stage, for instance:
- Blog title
Note: Don’t forget about on-page SEO (refer to the “ChatGPT and SEO for Content Writing” section of this article).
Your instructions must be detailed enough for ChatGPT to understand you better. You will find that ChatGPT is always eager to help!
Let’s go over a few examples.
5. Blog Post Title
You will need a catchy title for your blog that includes the keyword. I instructed ChatGPT to use the keyword “ChatGPT for Blogging” and got the results below.
As you see, not all titles include the exact keyword, but ChatGPT does a pretty good job!
6. Blog Post Outline
Now you can ask the AI tool to generate ideas for an outline.
You would need to optimize the outline for SEO (according to the section “ChatGPT and SEO for Content Writing” below).
And if you need some help, read our article on how to write a blog post outline.
You can ask ChatGPT to compose an introduction based on your blog title and include the keyword in the first or second sentence.
Now that you have an outline, you can get ChatGPT to expand on each section. Remember to tell him what keywords need to be included and how long you want each piece to be.
In the same way, you can get ChatGPT to write the rest of the blog post.
Having written the body of the post, you can ask ChatGPT to write a conclusion.
10. Image Ideas
Ask for ideas, for example: “Can you provide three image ideas for each heading of the above blog?” (To illustrate this, we’ll just ask for ideas for one section.)
And if you want to try another new tool, use DALL-E 2 to generate your images.
DALL·E 2 is a new AI system that can create realistic images and art from a description in natural language.
In my opinion, DALL-E 2 is an incredible tool for generating images for a blog post. Its cutting-edge AI advanced technology can create unique and captivating images that will help your blog stand out.
Just imagine: you give DALL-E 2 a text description of the image you want, such as “a photo of a young man hiking in the mountains” or “a painting of a group of friends having a picnic under shady trees,” and it will generate an image that matches that description perfectly. This means you can rely on something other than stock images, which are often overused. And you can have images that are truly unique and fit the style of your blog.
Also, DALL-E 2 allows you to be really creative and make images that might not have been possible with traditional methods. The powerful software can help you create beautiful images to convey the message of your blog post.
In short, DALL-E 2 is a game-changer for creating images for a blog; it can help you create truly unique and captivating photos and convey your message more powerfully.
11. Using Copywriting Frameworks
Copywriting frameworks are a set of techniques and strategies used by copywriters to structure and present information to effectively communicate the intended message to the target audience.
These frameworks provide a step-by-step process for organizing and presenting information, from capturing attention, arousing interest, creating desire, and prompting action. Examples of copywriting frameworks include AIDA, PAS, USP, Soap Opera Sequence, Monomyth, and more.
The framework selection depends on the message and the audience you are trying to reach. It helps make the message more relatable and keeps the audience engaged, making it more effective and persuasive.
Note: The three paragraphs above are AI-generated content. Originality.AI classified it as 100% original, but it had some grammar errors. I corrected the errors with Grammarly, and it is now classified as 94% original. No doubt ChatGPT is powerful, as you can see!
As for writing copywriting frameworks, here is an example.
12. Writing the Meta Description
Now you can ask for interesting ideas for meta descriptions for the above blog to attract more traffic from search engines.
If the meta descriptions are too long, you can ask it to read them and rewrite these to be at most 160 characters long.
Or initially ask ChatGPT to stay under 160 characters.
13. Creating a WordPress Schema
Say, for example, you have the following question in a FAQ section.
You can ask the AI assistant to write the FAQ Schema for the same question.
The example written by ChatGPT passes the Rich Results Test.
Promoting Your Blog
Promoting your blog is essential to building an audience and driving traffic to your website. Share your blog posts on social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and engage with your followers.
Remember to also promote your blog through guest blogging on other websites in your niche. This can help you get a new audience and establish yourself as an authority in your field.
SEO tactics such as keyword research and meta tags can help your blog rank higher in search engines, making it more visible to potential readers.
14. Promoting on Social Media
With Chat GPT, you can create all the promotional material for social media, from Twitter to FaceBook.
Or for a promotion email, you can ask the tool to: Create a promotional email for my blog “Becoming a Pro Blogger with ChatGPT: Best Practices to Follow.”
15. Writing a Newsletter
And you can get ChatGPT to write a short newsletter.
ChatGPT and SEO for Content Writing
Let’s assume you have a list of competitors with relatively low DA/DR on the first page of Google that you hope to beat.
By now, you know that ChatGPT can suggest most of the information needed to write a blog, but it does not take the SERP into consideration. We can’t count on the outline suggested by ChatGPT.
We need to know the best structure for our article based on what our competitors have, for example:
- Number of H2s and H3s (H4, H5, H6 are not as strong signals)
- Density of exact keywords, LSI, NLP words
- Keywords used in headings
- The structure of sections
Surfer SEO, on the other hand, gives us most of this information, but as much as it tries to break it down for us, it misses important points.
PageOptimizer Pro covers the points missed by Surfer, but it can sometimes be confusing.
It is beyond the scope of this article to get deep into statistical calculations, but here is a list of Youtube videos that will help you.
At this stage, you should have the right outline and additional necessary information.
Now you can start utilizing the power of ChatGPT: ask for headings and specify exactly what keywords should be included. Ask for an introduction and paragraphs and specify exactly what should be included.
If you follow these steps (which is not an easy or fast exercise), you should have the perfect article.
Latest News: Try the new ChatGTP SEO Extention – AIPRM for SEO. With this extension, you can do things like create a keyword strategy and even generate SEO-optimized content to outrank your competition. This video explains some of its features: How To Rank First Page Google With ChatGPT SEO Extension (New Strategy 2023).
Here are a few additional programs and chrome extensions that may help you:
- Thruuu – paid or free. It is used for scraping the top 10 up to the top 100 articles on the SERP. Thruuu will give you the number of words, H1, H2s, H3s, number of images, and more for each article that it can scrape.
- SEOquake – Semrush chrome extension
- SEO Pro Extension
Bonus Tips on How to Use ChatGPT for Blogging
Keep in mind that while ChatGPT is a powerful tool, using it does not mean you can neglect the human touch. You should always review the content generated by the model and add your personal touch.
Catchy domain names are essential for any website – they help you stand out from the crowd and attract attention.
ChatGPT can help you generate a list of ideas for your next domain name. For example, you can ask for ten domain names for a site dedicated to “How to Use ChatGPT for Blogging.”
Of course, you must check availability.
As we’ve seen, ChatGPT can be used to generate content ideas. But you can also use it to generate ideas for:
- High-quality product reviews that will help you monetize your blog.
- Persuasive sales copy that will encourage your readers to make a purchase.
- Infographics that will make your content more engaging and shareable.
- Video content that will increase engagement and drive traffic to your blog.
Sentiment analysis is important to bloggers because it allows them to understand how their audience reacts to their content.
By analyzing the sentiment of comments and social media posts, you can gain insights into what your readers like and dislike and then use this information to create more engaging and relevant content.
Additionally, sentiment analysis can help you identify potential issues or concerns your readers might have so you can address these promptly.
Overall, sentiment analysis can help you improve engagement with your audience and better understand readers’ needs and preferences.
Convert YouTube Videos to Blog Posts
A few applications, like Jarvis, can help you with this task. But you can also do it manually using ChatGPT. Let me show you how.
- Go to your video on YouTube and click CC to enable captions.
- Click on the three dots and then on “show transcript.”
- Click on the three vertical dots to disable Time Stamps.
- Select all the transcript text, and copy and paste it into the editor of your choice.
- Divide the content into logical paragraphs.
- Ask ChatGPT to rewrite each paragraph (you can ask for a few versions) and suggest a few headlines.
- Do some formatting, and your blog is ready.
Note: During my research for this article, I discovered an extension, “YouTube Summary with ChatGPT,” that will summarize a video.
Rewrite Old Content
Here are several ways to improve old content with the ChatGPT AI tool:
- Rewrite paragraphs or certain phrases and add new ideas.
- Change the tone.
- Update the information: Ensure all the post’s information/data is still accurate and relevant.
- Add new information: If there’s further information or research on the topic, include it in the post to make it more valuable to readers.
- Update meta descriptions if needed to improve the post’s visibility.
- Use social media to promote the post again: Share the post on your social media channels to reach a new audience or even your old followers.
- Use the post for email marketing: Use the post as an opportunity to provide value to your email subscribers and promote your blog.
- Use the post as pillar content and expand it by creating more content around it, such as new blog posts, videos, podcasts, etc.
In summary, update old content by adding new information.
AI Detection Software
AI-generated text detection uses artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to identify or classify text generated by a machine or computer. You can use such a utility to detect fake news, identify plagiarism, or filter out automated spam messages.
The technology is based on ML, which allows it to improve its performance over time as it is exposed to more examples of AI-generated text. AI-generated text detection aims to accurately identify machine-generated text and distinguish it from human-generated text.
Applications for the detection of AI text are:
Those tools still need to be proven.
Every way to spot AI-generated text becomes outdated very quickly. It’s an arms race – and right now, we’re losing.
During my tests, I found that tools generated to detect GPT-2 were very reliable in detecting code generated by ChatGPT. But let’s remember ChatGPT is not Open AI in which one can change parameters like Temperature and Frequency.
Originality.AI is still in beta and was sometimes confused, giving false positives. I had only to add one or two characters to a paragraph of about 100 words, and AI content was reassessed as original content.
Google’s Position on AI
As a blogger, you should be interested in Google’s opinion. Google is sending mixed messages, and for now, “Google does NOT seem to reduce organic traffic to a piece if you use more or less AI to help you write it.” according to Gael Breton from Authority Hacker.
Soon we will really be able to judge Google’s position on AI-generated content. Matt Diggity, the creator of The Affiliate Lab course, said in his video “How ChatGPT has Changed SEO Forever” that he built a whole site using AI. He will disclose the results in one of his future videos.
Note: If your content is detected as AI, try a rewrite in the style of Dale Carnegie, Mr. T, or some other celebrity.
In Closing: How to use ChatGPT for Blogging
As we have seen, there are endless ways bloggers and content creators can use this AI tool for inspiration. From generating ideas and outlines to writing entire blog posts, ChatGPT is a powerful tool that can help you save time and increase productivity.
The 15 tactics we’ve discussed here (and the bonus tips) can help you make the most of ChatGPT’s capabilities and grow your blog in the process. Whether you want to improve your SEO, increase your traffic, or write better blog posts. ChatGPT is a versatile tool that can help you achieve your blogging goals.
Just ask this AI chatbot, and he will help you!
My advice? Embrace, experiment, and step confidently forward into the future!
This Week in Niche Pursuits News: What Jobs Will AI Replace? Google Releases Bard! 3 Weird Niche Sites.
Welcome to another episode of “This Week in Niche Pursuits News!”
This is a show where we talk about the most recent industry news, share success stories, discuss our shiny objects, and reveal a few weird niche sites we’ve run across.
In today’s episode, I’m joined by co-hosts Jared Bauman and Jake Cain.
Watch Niche Pursuits News
“This Week in Niche Pursuits News”
Google Bard opens up to beta users.
OpenAI release paper theorizing which jobs will be eliminated by AI: “An Early Look at the Labor Market Impact Potential of Large Language Models”
“Now That’s Impressive!”
Shiny Object Shenanigans
- Spencer’s “Faceless” Youtube channel now has over 580 subscribers.
- Jared continues to grow his Weekend Growth newsletter
- Jake is using Hubble AI tools to create a trip planner, hashtag generator, and more
“One Weird Niche”
- SaveTabSoda.com/. Tab Soda was discontinued by Coca Cola in 2020. Passionate fans are trying to bring it back
- PrisonInsight.com. Making $3,500/month – 100k pageviews. Ads only.
If you want to get more of this type of content, be sure to join the Niche Pursuits Newsletter here where I share similar topics 3 times a week.
read the transcription:
Spencer: Hey everyone, Welcome back to the Niche Pursuits Podcast. I’m your host, Spencer Haws, and this is another episode of a show called This Week in Niche Pursuits News. Now, Jared and I released the very first episode of this particular type of podcasts last week, and it was really well received, and so we’re gonna do it again.
So, Jared, welcome back to the show.
Jared: Thanks, we have an episode two, we didn’t know if this was gonna go.
Spencer: That’s right. And it went really well. We had lots of great comments on YouTube. A lot of great feedback, a lot of listens, and so it went well. Let’s do it again, and we’ve got a second co-host with us.
Jake is with us. Jake, welcome to the show.
Jake: Hey, thanks. Glad to be here. Hopefully people still like the show after I’m on it, so I feel like you’ve got a lot of pressure. .
Spencer: That’s right. You gotta. You know, and people are probably familiar, at least longtime listeners are familiar with you. You hosted actually a few episodes.
You’ve been on the podcast a number of times, so Jake is part of the Niche Pursuits family. So welcome, great to have you here. So as a reminder, if you listen to last week, we actually cover four different show segments, right? So the first segment that we do is we cover industry news, digital marketing news, and really just a segment now that we’re calling this week in Niche Pursuits News and then the second segment of the show.
That we’re gonna cover is something that is called now. That’s impressive. This is success stories, maybe niche websites or businesses that we’ve run across that are just doing something very impressive recently. The third segment that we’re gonna cover here is shiny objects, shenanigans. And this is where Jake Jay’s Jake, Jared and I are gonna talk.
Some of the side hustles that we’re working on, things that are just interesting to us. And then finally we’re gonna cover one weird niche where each of us bring a sort of weird niche site, something with a unique angle to the show that we’re gonna talk about that hopefully just sparks some ideas for listeners.
So having said all that, Let’s jump into it. Before we cover our very first topic, I just wanna remind people that in addition to the podcast, I do have a newsletter that I send out three times a week. The Niche Pursuits Newsletter is actually formatted very similar to this podcast in, in that it covers a lot of news.
Success stories, even some weird niche sites. And so if you want to read similar things that we’re covering here in the podcast three times a week, Monday, Wednesday, Friday, get an email join the newsletter. It’s niche pursuits.com/newsletter. Okay, so the very first thing, I’m gonna let you kick this off, Jared you have a news item that you wanted to share here with Google Bard.
Jared: Bard is here. Which by the way, can we spend 10 seconds talking about the awful name or ?
Spencer: Yeah. Where we come up with this, we’re talking about
Jared: Google, which is such a cool name. I feel like Google is a company such a cool name and like the future of search is here and we name it. Gonna have to, gonna have to get used to that.
Okay, so Bard was released this week. A lot of people got an email. That’s how it was released. It would be an email to your inbox. It was released to the US and UK only. I do know of a lot of people who were overseas in other countries that VPN n and were able to get access that way. Just, just saying.
It’s only been released in English. Early word on it is that, It rarely is citing sources. So that was a big topic of concern, right? Like, hey, where are they getting their information? Are they gonna kind of take content from publishers and just surface it in their AI chat bot? Are they gonna give sources?
There’s been back and forth. So there’s been, you know, testing that’s been going around and there has been some use of sources, although not exactly a. It, it also seems from reports to struggle with to struggle in areas where you think it would kind of get it. Like with, for example, search intent being so important to Google.
It seems to really under have difficulty like understanding areas that have multiple meanings or complex, you know, ideas. So anyways, yeah, Bard is here. Obviously. Last week we talked about chat, G p T four and Google was quick to get Bard out the door this week, so I, I think you guys played around with.
Spencer: No, I’ve just joined the wait list. But I have not had a chance to play around with it, so I’d be curious. Yeah. Jake, I don’t know if you have, or Jared, if you have, but I have not seen how it operates exactly.
Jake: No, same here, man. I hopped on the wait list just to check it out, but haven’t, haven’t seen it firsthand yet, but yeah, I, I’m curious.
I, I don’t know my, my early thoughts on it and I have no idea how it’s gonna play out, but, , you know, when this was first announced and everybody was kind of freaking out, is I wonder if it’s going to be, people kind of freaked out when they started doing the rich snippet thing, right? Yeah. Where they just sort of give you the answer to a lot of those q and a simple questions up front and they kind of have the link, but how many people really click through that, you know?
So like the zero click searches. So I’m kind of curious if it’s gonna. , not much you knew about nothing but similar to that. Right? Like maybe a better experience of that. So like the same people who already weren’t gonna click through to your site, they asked how many ounces are in a cup or whatever, and they’re not gonna come read your article about that.
Like, are those the people that still aren’t gonna click anything with Bard and Right. Are most of the people that are really looking for like a resource and they want to read up on something, there’s still gonna be a visitor. Like that’s the way I’m hoping it plays out. But I don’t know. I guess we’ll all
Spencer: find out.
Yeah, exactly. And it’s I don’t know if we know too much, maybe correct me if I’m wrong, about how exactly this is gonna be implemented, right? Yeah. I think right now you can get on the wait list and maybe try out Bard, you know, it’s just sort of lives on its own, right? Kind of like Chad, g p t is just kind of on its own.
But eventually, yes. I mean, you have to imagine that Google’s gonna implement something right directly in the search results.
Jared: Google’s been interesting about this, right? Because they’ve said that it’s. Intended to replace search. It’s more for creativity. You know, I can’t remember the exact language they’ve used, but they’ve been very clear, like, well clear after they botched the launch and their stock price drop a bunch, but clear now and it’s not intended to replace search and more of a creativity tool.
I wonder how that’s gonna, like you said, Jake, impact the way they roll it out. You know, is it gonna replace search features or is it gonna kind of be an additive to search
Spencer: feature? . Yeah. So time, time will tell, you know, we’ll, we’ll kind of take a look at it. I kind of lean towards what Jake said in terms of I don’t think it’s gonna be like an immediate, like no longer getting clicks to your website, right?
It’s gonna be more like a, a, a rich snippets or, you know, maybe a knowledge panel or something, right. That, that maybe even most people don’t even use. I, I have no idea. So, so we’ll see. Very interesting developments happening from. You know, also related to artificial intelligence open AI just this week released a full study where they looked at the jobs that would be impacted by artificial intelligence and in particular tools like chat, G p T.
And so they had a full study report that they just released. And it gave some of the you know, occupations that will no longer be around potentially. Right. Or at least that will be. And so let me actually share my screen here of it’s, you know, in a PDF here. And I’ve, I’ve scrolled for those viewers here on YouTube.
They can see this. But we’ll talk through some of these. So I don’t know if you guys can see this but this is basically, it lists the exposure that these occupations have with artificial intelligence, right? Interpreters and translators have an 76.5% exposure. For example, you know, survey receivers 84.4%, mathematicians, tax preparers, financial analysts, writers and authors, web and digital interface designers all have a hundred percent exposure, which I assume means they could be fully replaced by AI , right?
Yeah. . And then there is one interesting one down here. Search marketing strategists. Mm. This is with the highest variance, right? So 14 point a 5% variants. I guess that just means they really don’t know, you know, in their models, right? Some might say it’s 80%, some might say it’s only 60%. Anyway, so I think that’s kind of a broad term, you know, search marketing strategist.
There could be a lot of different aspects. The do or. Get replaced. Now, here’s the jobs that open ai, according to their study, says, will not get replaced by artificial intelligence, if I can find that. I thought it was on page 29. 29. Yeah. There we go. Thank you. So if you take a look at these agricultural equipment operators, athletes and sports competitors, cooks, short order cement, masons, concrete cutter.
Fish cutters, dishwashers, dredge operators. I think you get the idea. There’s a whole list here. These are manual labor type positions, right? And so if you’re in one of these positions, you’re safe basically from artificial intelligence. And so the one interesting thought that I have is that if you have a college degree and you’re a knowledge worker, like your job is in.
Right. But if you didn’t go to college, like you’re safe , right? Yeah. Or, or if you’re doing manual labor jobs. So what do you guys think of this? Like, kind of what’s your take? Yeah. Do you find anything interesting about some of this from open ai?
Jared: Well, I mean, clearly AI is gonna have a big impact on some jobs.
And I mean, with what you’re able to put into. Like chat g p t and get answers back. It’s pretty phenomenal. You were talking last week about getting help on homework, you know, so I, I wonder if tutors on there as well, right? Like, there’s some things that just seem like they’re really in danger, you know?
But at the same time, I, at the, you know, the attitude I keep bringing to is I was around as a professional photographer when the transition from film to digital happened. Mm-hmm. , and it, it, you know, it wasn’t ai, but the digital camera seemed like AI compared to a film camera. . Remember there were days when, as a professional photographer, you couldn’t see the back of your camera to see whether you took a good picture or not.
you know? And so it was almost like having ai and what it became more about now was other factors in your photography, the experience, the branding, the marketing, all that kind of stuff. So, you know, all these jobs, it’s gonna be interesting to see how AI incorporates with them. I doubt many will disappear completely, but will just change in the way that people consume them and interact with them.
Jake: Yeah, same. I you know, one thing that’s just amazing to me is all this stuff is rolling out is like, how quickly it’s all changing. You know what I mean? Even from like a few weeks ago, like stuff that I’m doing with my business that I’m trying to incorporate, some ai, like how I’ve thought about it has changed just from weeks ago, by new tools that come out and all this stuff.
And so it’s just, it’s so fast moving. It almost feels foolish to make predictions. I was kind of surprised on that list that like translators was like 75%. I feel like that’s a. one that it could be really good at. And then the one that could be interesting is like accountants and stuff like that, which, you know, nobody likes that kind of stuff.
It had that at a hundred percent. I think it, it’ll be interesting to see what kind of tools get developed around that kind of stuff, you know what I mean? Cuz that’s an industry I feel like they could, TurboTax and all that stuff exist, but you know what I mean? Like if there are some really cool AI generated finance tools, right.
That seems like that could be pretty exciting. But I mean, who knows, man, it’s. It’s happening very quickly.
Spencer: I think. I think that’s right. It it, it’s changing kind of by the minute here. You know, I think there’s companies that are probably already working on tools for every single one of those right.
Occupations that we just mentioned, right. That are building that next tax preparation software where, I don’t know, you just upload your, your documents and like it’s done. Right. And, and they’ve optimized for every tax loophole you can find. Right. automatically via. So we, we live in just very interesting times in particular, you know, as bloggers and and niche website creators.
I’m trying out new things with my site, you know, with Chad g p t plus. I know you guys are as well, and so I guess just keep listening, you know, as we find out things we’ll, we’ll share what’s working for us. So, okay, we’re gonna move on to the. Segment of our show here and it’s called now. That’s impressive.
This is where we bring something that we’ve either a success story or something that just we’ve found very interesting here recently in the past week. Now, before we do that we gotta pay some bills. We’ve got just a quick sponsored spot from Link Whisper. And for listeners that are somehow unaware, I actually am the creator of Link Whisper.
It’s an internal linking plugin that I created outta my own need about three years ago now. Jared, Jake, do you guys use Link Whisper? I do every hour . I love it. Every hour. That’s, that’s a lot. I mean,
Jared: not me personally, but someone on the team over here uses it. Yeah. Yeah. We, we use it a lot. You know, privilege to, to, to help you out with some of the back and forth in the early days.
So it definitely, I mean, you know, link internal linkings, it’s difficult and it’s, it, it, it really makes short work out of the 80 20 of it, right? Like, you know, getting 80%, 90% of the internal linking you need done in minutes rather than, you know, what can sometimes seem like ours. ,
Spencer: Jake, how do you use Link Whisper?
Jake: Yeah. Same, you know, I’ve been using it since the early days. A lot of times it’s just simple stuff that I have my team trained on, so it becomes part of the publishing process. So just try to make sure, like we don’t have any orphan posts, so like posts that exists with no link back to them. So like right after we do it, we go run that report and like find the most relevant spot and add, you know, one to three like relevant links and it just takes an extra couple of minutes rather than going back.
editing the post. So it’s just one of those things that once it’s like into your system, that way it saves you a ton of time and it’s well worth it. So, yeah. Yep. Big
Spencer: fan. Awesome. Thank you guys. So if people listening want to go check out Link Whisper, they can go tolin whisper.com and I do have a $15 off discount if you use the Discount Code podcast.
So go to link whisper.com, add to your cart, and then at the checkout screen, enter the. Podcast, you’ll get $15 off link whisper if you wanna check that out. All right. Jake, you’ve got the first item here on the, now that’s impressive segment of the show. Why don’t you tell us what you found? .
Jake: Yeah. So I was gonna talk about this koala again, AI writing tool which I heard about and I feel like a lot of people have been buzzing about.
I heard about it from John Dykstra, the Fat Stacks newsletter, which I’m on. I’m, I’m a big fan of John’s, like, I feel like we have a very similar philosophy for building sites and he’s very much like a content snob, I feel like, is the, the sense that I get. So when he put out a pretty heavy endorsement for like an AI tool, I was.
I feel like I should check this out. And they also have a pretty sweet lifetime deal going on right now. So anyway you can do some nice free testing with it, but I’ve used. Jasper and tools like that, just kind of playing around with it. And we use AI strategically, but I tell you what, this thing does have some really impressive things about it and it’s simplicity.
So, you know, just putting in a topic and then you’re able to, it’s able to kind of pull sources from the internet live, so like it will link to like references and things like that. And it also gives you an outline which you can change before it actually runs the article. And anyway, yeah, I’ve.
Maybe an hour with it, you know, just kind of playing around with d different topics and yeah, like if you’re somebody that’s in that world using a tool like Jasper, I would give it a look because it’s, it’s pretty darn impressive, man. So but yeah, I just saw that like 48 hours ago. But it’s pretty cool if you’re looking for, for a tool in that space.
Jared: Jake, you, you kinda labeled yourself a bit as a content snob. Just borrowing the term by the way, not assigning that too, but ha have you figured out how you’re gonna use it? Have you, you know, kind of taken it for a test drive in terms of how you’d use it on one of your websites?
Jake: I’m working on that .
Spencer: Fair enough, fair enough.
Jared: good enough to, to, to, to lean into, I guess, is what you’re. .
Jake: Yeah. Yeah. For, for certain types of content, you know, and I think that that’s and the content saw, I, I was referring to, I feel like John is kind of like that, like about his writers. And so he said for now he’s kind of using it for like social media content.
So probably that for now, like lists where you don’t, you know what I mean? Lists of ideas, lists of inspirations, stuff like that. I feel like it would do an excellent job with that. And if you have a team in place that can come back and add custom images and those sorts of things, like. You know, build that into a nice piece of content.
So that’s probably where I would, I would start with it for sure. But yeah, it’s an interesting tool. I like.
Spencer: Yeah, I’m doing a kind of a live chat here on the screen for, for viewers here and, you know, just write a list of the 10 best WordPress plugins for seo. It’s cool, it, you know, it pulls up the actual sources, right?
It, it gave me a nice list here and, and pulled up the, the sources for that, which, yeah. I, I don’t know that chat g PT Plus does that. It usually doesn’t pull in sources or links. I feel like the G P T four is doing that
Jake: a little bit. Is it? Okay. But if you go to the Koala writer Spencer, that’s obviously we don’t have to do, do a full demo.
This is the one that’s that’s kind of the impressive one, I think like that Gotcha. Actually creates like a full article. Right. So you start with, you have to have the paid version to do G P T four. Yep. But you start with the target keyword, and then you can like, set up some things down below, like presets as far as like tone of voice and.
how long you want the intro to be and stuff like that. And then basically it will give you an outline on the next page to which you can edit, right? So if you wanted to add, kind of do your own research, which I like, you know, add in some more subheadings of things you think you should cover, take some things out and then it will write the article.
So it kind of has that step in place, which I kind of like, it gives you a little bit more control over the output. And then yeah, the, the final result that I’ve seen is it’s been really. .
Spencer: Yeah. And you know, it’s interesting because all of these, of course, are layers on G P T four, right? Right. Yep. But it’s, it’s cheaper, right?
Like it’s $20 a month to get G P T four on your own. This is nine bucks a month, right? And so it adds, adds some layers maybe that make it specific to writing blog posts, et cetera. Now, I, I will just say that I’m not an affiliate for Koala. I have not used it. But I’m gonna sign up as an a. Real quick.
So if anybody listening wants to check it out, I’m gonna assume I’m gonna create this after the show. But you can go to niche pursuits.com/koala, we’ll see if I can get you you know, anything special there by the time this is released. So alright. Jared, what do you got for us? Well,
Jared: I, I I believe that next on the list, Spencer, is you, is actually me.
I think that you, you’ve got a double whammy here and now that’s impressive.
Spencer: All right, so I saw a story about Baremetrics. Now, I don’t know how familiar everybody is with Baremetrics, but it’s basically an analytics tool that you can upload your, you know, if you’re, you’re selling a software tool or you’re a SaaS company, you’ll use bare metrics.
To help you understand your monthly recurring revenue, your churn rate give, y’all create a p and l automatically, right? Like tons of stats is, is what this tool does. And somebody posted that the, the team over at Barometric changed their pricing. They increased pricing by two and a half times, just maybe six months.
And the reason they did that is because they purchased the company. So the original creator of Barometric sold the company maybe a year ago, and then the new company that bought it, they increased the price like two and a half times. And what’s cool is that Baremetrics shows the stats live of the company.
It’s an, it’s an open company so you can see the exact revenue. demoing their tools. So I’m sharing the screen, and this is showing bear metrics. You can see that their monthly recurring revenue is $261,612. That’s the, that’s as of today. This is live, this is their real business, right? We, we can see everything.
So it’s, it’s very cool way to show off their product, right? This is Bear metrics, but it’s the stats for barometric the business. And what’s interesting, so if I go. All time. This created a lot of buzz when the company was sold and then the new company increased prices by two and a half times.
You can see this huge spike , right? Their recurring revenue went from 191,000 a month to 334,000. Everyone’s like, whoever sold this company was an idiot. They should have just increased prices and doubled, you know, almost their recurring revenue. But now what’s happening is you can see over time, The recurring revenue is essentially in a nose dive now coming back down closer to that original 191,000.
So the question is, was increasing price by two and a half times a smart move or a bad move? And I, I don’t know that I know the answer, but I’d be curious to hear your thoughts on this. I mean, on one case, yeah, they’ve made a lot more money over the past six. , but now they’ve got a business that’s in decline.
But maybe they have less customers that are willing to pay higher price. What do you think?
Jared: Well in theory it’s easier to operate a company with less customers for the same pri, you know, for the same. , but it’s also a lot harder to grow a company that’s in decline versus continue to grow a company that has upper trajectory.
For sure. I mean, I understand the, the, there is a, a long held business philosophy that in like instead of incrementally tic-tac raised prices here and there, like just go for the price point you’ve now established you need to be at and deal with the churn and the problems and survive that. . I would say that if this is part of like a really well thought out, thought out, long-term strategy, they haven’t, you know, they haven’t you know, it’s a nose dive, but it’s not, it’s not terrible yet as part of a bigger strategy.
It could work. It could definitely work. But that, that, that, that, that nose side doesn’t
Spencer: look good. No, it doesn’t. And it’s just, it’s very interesting because the, the original founder of Barometric was always very public on Twitter about sharing his revenue stats and what he was doing in the. And so it was just this, this huge deal, you know, when the new company raised prices and, and so in a way he’s being a little bit vindicated.
I’m sure he is actually enjoying seeing this decline. The, the original founder , it’s like, okay, few. I wasn’t like terrible about kind of keeping prices where they were. So, we’ll, we’ll see how that goes. But if anybody wants to check it out, they can go to demo.baremetrics.com. You can see the live. Anytime, you know, there’s lots of companies that share their numbers publicly.
You know, I often go look at Convert Kit. They share their numbers publicly. It’s kind of fascinating to see these businesses. How’s Convert Kit doing? It’s doing really well. , I was looking at it I think yesterday just because I was on barometric. It’s like 2.8 million recurring revenue a month.
Well, geez. Cause they were, their
Jared: prices recently. I don’t know, a year, like a year ago. Two maybe six months to a year ago, I think. Yeah.
Spencer: Yeah. They’re doing really well. There you go. Yeah. That’s crazy. It is indeed. All right. I’ve got one other one here that’s more in the niche site space. So, Ian Nuttle is pretty public on Twitter as well.
He recently sold a package of two sites through FBI FE International and. , he sold them, I believe he said mid six figures. He didn’t give the exact price, but he said he sold them for mid six figures and he was willing to share the websites. So the first one is visual fractions.com, and I’m gonna share that here, right?
And so it’s, it’s got calculators, you know, conversions. Fractions, right? And. . I think I need to go. Are you guys seeing an a’s uh, screen now? I think I might need to stop sharing. You know what I’m see visual fractions. Oh, now you don’t aps. Yep. Yeah. And then I just pulled up visual fractions on a hf, so you can see it’s an oppressive site, right?
Like he mm-hmm. grew it quite quickly. He has used, I believe, for both of these sites, primarily programmatic s. And so he’s a programmer. He finds lots of very similar, you know, keyword phrases and builds out, you know, pages in a programmatic way. So the second site that he sold in this package was worksheet genius.
And apparently he just found a way to crank out a bunch of worksheets. , right? . So it’s kind of an interesting niche. I’m just pulling some of these. . Okay, so
Jared: this would’ve applied nicely last week for your your tutoring example,
Spencer: Spencer. Yeah, you’re right. . It would’ve. And so I’ll show this one here also in a rs, right?
So both of these sites, you know, getting over 600,000 organic visitors
Jared: among, and we know a tends to short it. I mean, those are some impressive keyword and traffic numbers.
Spencer: Yeah, absolutely. And so anyway, it’s just kind of cool so people can check those out. You know, worksheet Genius and visual fractions.com.
Just something I ran across. He sold it for mid six figures, so, I don’t know, half a million dollars, $600,000, something like that. Nice little exit. And uh, all through programmatic seo. So in very interesting angle there.
Jake: Are you guys doing anything that’s in the programmatic vein at all in your, in your.
Jared: a little bit, and we’ve had some success with it. Yeah, yeah. Yeah. It’s, it is very intriguing. It gets, I don’t know about you, but every time I, I see an example that’s using programmatic seo, my heart kind of flutters a bit. Like, it really gets me excited,
Jake: I agree actually. Yeah. I’m, I’m kind of fascinated by it. I’ve actually communicated with Ian a little bit via email. Just sent him some newbie type questions in that world. Just trying to wrap my head around it because. at one level, the concept seems simple, but then like the, how do you actually do that?
That part I don’t really get, but smart guy, man. I love that aspect of the site. You just showed how it’s, you’re sort of building a worksheet on the fly, like, you know, like you’re checking these boxes. I want it to be about this and a little bit more difficult. Like, I have no idea how he pulls that off, but like, I think for people that can do that, like it shows the power of like having an interactive tool like that, you know what I mean?
Like, Diversity can be, if it’s something that’s like truly helpful yeah, it probably like really easy for ’em to build. I don’t know, ,
Jared: but that is I would say I don’t want, I don’t wanna label it like more advanced, but certainly like the more basic programmatic sites you might think of are like, what’s the population of Geneva, Switzerland?
And it, you know, pulls a data set in and you know, so it’s the sites that you just had up Spencer that, that Ian made, there was a lot more going on for those. And you know, so I think that that’s, , you know, feather in his cap. Like he’s really building out sites that are a little bit more substantive than kind of some of the basic programmatic SEO stuff you might
Spencer: think of, right.
Yeah, I think he’s got the skillset, you know, he is a programmer so he can kind of do it himself and tweak it and customize it. Whereas us, you know, people don’t have programming skills. You know, we’re kind of learning as we go. And if
Jared: you fall in on Twitter, every, every third tweet he shares, I’m like, I don’t understand what he just said.
I don’t really that.
Spencer: But there’s gotta be somebody smart listening right now to this podcast that maybe it’s gonna spark an idea for ’em. They’re like, I could build that. That would be so easy. Right? Yeah. And so that kind of leads us into our shiny object shenanigans. You know, programmatic seo, maybe a little shiny object that we’re, we’re looking at right now.
But this is a segment where all three of us are gonna just share kind of what we’re working. The side that is not our main business, not our main focus, but something that’s fun. So I’m gonna give another update on my faceless YouTube channel. I talked about this last week in the episode, and I think when I shared that, I’m gonna be looking over to another screen here.
About a week ago, that channel had 394 subscribers on it. And this is a fully outsourced channel. You. The face of the creator is not on this channel at all. Right. And so we’ve got voiceovers and some editors and, and we’re putting out videos. So it went from about 394 subscribers a week ago to now 591.
Wow. Now, nice. This is, yeah, thank you. This is still like a small channel Of course, but we’re trying to get that thousand subscriber mark where we can finally monetize it. So we’re getting close, like at this rate within like two. We’ll be there. We can finally monetize it, see what the RPMs are like on YouTube, and kind of go from there.
So this has just been super fun. Again, I, I’m working with a partner on it. I’m just outsourcing. I’m, I’m investing, I’m paying, and, you know, I, I have a partner doing all the work, but I love checking in. It’s, it’s, it’s just fun. that’s
Jared: more than 50% subscriber
Spencer: growth in one week. Yeah. Yeah. It’s, it’s insane.
The one thing that we’re doing that’s a little bit different this week is we’re creating some shorts YouTube shorts, cuz my partner felt like, hey, doing a bunch of shorts might get more subscribers cuz we can Yeah. Pump out more videos quicker and that might help us, help us get subscribers. , that strategy appears to be working this week.
So Cool. That’s where we’re at. All right, Jared, what you working on?
Jared: I hope it works. Like I said last week, on so many levels still, still trying to you know, carve out a little time each week to build out the the weekend growth newsletter and email list. You know, we do a lot of list building and email marketing for clients at my agency.
I’ve never knuckled down and kind of started to just share stuff that I see working, whether it’s on my own websites or some of the websites we manage. So you know, every week trying to send out one email trying to do that for 12 weeks or three months. And we talked about that last week a bit, so we sent out another email.
You know, it’s still just trying to make sure I’m finding the right topics, I think. As now it’s week three. I’m, I’m trying to make sure, like I, I go after the topics that people might be interested in, but I’m not really sure exactly what people are interested in. Cause I haven’t been doing this very long.
But the email that went out on Tuesday all the emails have gotten over a 50% open rate.
Spencer: So that’s a good sign. Excellent. Yeah, that’s very good. It’s a good sign.
Jared: There’s, you know, some, some good interaction. So I I think the next thing I want to try, I’m gonna say it publicly here, is to try to make.
Five to 10 minute video about the topic I’m emailing out as well. And so we will see if I can do that, but I’m gonna try to do that for the next email that goes out next week and make a little video because I know you know people, a lot of people like to read your newsletters. Super popular. Spencer, obviously, you know, people read it three times a week, but you know, some people want to consume that content via maybe video.
So we’ll we’ll give that a shot. We’ll give that a shot. .
Spencer: I like it. So is the idea to build a YouTube channel is, is that where the videos are gonna live to kind of be in two places? They’ll live on YouTube?
Jared: Yes. Hadn’t thought about building the channel out, but . Yeah. Yeah. We’ll, we’ll put that down as a
There you go. Yeah, let’s do it. right here, right now. Commit as of
Jared: 30 seconds ago. It’s now a goal. ,
Spencer: that’s why we do this. Yeah,
Jared: yeah, yeah. No no, it’s a good point. I mean, yes, I think that’s, that’s an obvious natural next step to
Spencer: that. Awesome. Sounds good. . All right, Jake. Yeah. What you working on?
Jake: I love this topic.
Shiny objects are like my life. So like I’ve been it’s a real problem. Fortunately, you know, I’ve got about 10 or a dozen or so sites that really like make the money and I’ve like systematized those to a point to where like, the writers, the editors, et cetera, like it’s all kind of going right. And so I can spend a lot of my time just like tinkering with things, cuz I feel like it.
energy. But the tool that I’ve been playing around this week, it is connected to some of my sites, but it’s called hubble.ai. And I feel like I keep talking about ai, but connected with the founder his name’s Derek. Really nice guy. But it’s an exciting tool because they’re building like no code, low code type stuff where you can sort of use the power of AI to build kind of simple tools.
And so how I’ve been using that some real examples is kind of like a, like a. Let’s just say like a hotel comparison type tool, right? So you can upload your own data sets, right? So I was taking like information about particular properties, like hotels, putting them into the tool, and so it sort of knows that information and then you can kind of, they’re building out like a chat type interface.
But right now it’s more like a form or you can ask questions like, Hey, what’s most important to you? Like, , you’re going with just just a couple, or you’re bringing kids, like do you want to have a big pool? That sort of stuff, right? Like you ask those questions and then it can kind of plug that into the data and then give you, like, AI can basically provide the best answer.
So sort of like a trip planning type tool. The other way that I’m using it is I’ve got a site where I just built like a hashtag generator. So like sometimes people, you know, they might. Unique hashtag for like an event or you know, a family reunion or whatever, right? So for my purposes, I’d built a form that kind of collects what you need to know.
So like, what’s the name of your family? When’s it happening, where’s it gonna be? Are there any other nicknames or inside jokes? Like that kind of stuff is the form that I built. And then, On the back end, you kind of giving it instructions kinda like you would with chat g p t or whatever. Hey, give me some hashtag ideas that include this, this, and this, and make ’em funny and use alliteration and all of these instructions that the user doesn’t see, but they’re able to, to get that output.
So anyway, I’ve been yeah, playing around with that and it’s kind of in its early days, but they are like making very quick advancements and developments to the tool. But so yeah, if somebody’s out there that wants to kind of play around, , you know, you’re not a real techy person. It’s very easy to use.
might be able to build some, some cool tools like that. So I’ve been playing
Spencer: around with that this week. Yeah. So is the idea to kind of I embed these on your site, is that kind of how they live? They live on your site and you’re trying to get people either on your email list or further down you know, a funnel to make a.
Jake: Yeah. That, that’s exactly what it is. So like, in my case, like the hashtag generator in particular the niche that I’m in actually has a lot of search volume. And so there are people out there that have that tool. So it’s, you know, kinda like having a calculator or any other, you know, interactive tool on your site.
So we essentially wrote an article that like, has some ideas and like general tips for like building your own hashtag. And then we also have this hashtag generator, you know, that’s kind of at the top of the page. So that, that’s how I’ve been using it is to. Add some interactive content.
Spencer: So that’s, yeah, I’m hoping to Engagement.
Yeah. Rank adds engagement, keeps time on page longer potentially. Right.
Jake: Maybe build some links, you know, like if mm-hmm. people like it and share it, that sort of thing. Right. So and then, yeah, it was, took me like a couple hours to build, you know, I mean, it could take five minutes, but after doing a lot of tweaking and back and forth and getting it just right, you know,
Spencer: It’s pretty cool. That’s awesome. That’s really, yeah. And, and, and Jake is like the perfect person to talk about shiny objects because I I love it. We could, we could do a whole show about like all the little, like variations of, of stuff you’ve done and little projects you’ve done. Yeah. You know, we, we hop on a call every once in a while and we talk about kind of what’s our latest project, and Jake’s always.
Something. Right. Some something new. So I love it. This is this is good. Okay. Let’s move on to our final segment of the show. One weird niche where each of us bring one weird niche site or something unique that we’ve run across in the past week. Something that is maybe not your standard like niche site that targets a keyword that everybody else is trying to target.
Right. So let’s do it. Jared, looks like you’re up first.
Jared: All right. So there’s a little bit of a backstory behind this one that I, I wanted to go look into. Back. So my mother is a avid tab soda drinker. And talk about, you might remember tab soda referenced in the movie Back to the Future when Marty wants to get a tab.
That’s right. And uh, it’s, it’s a, it’s a, it’s a popular eighties drink that died off quick, unless you’re my mom and two other people in the Southern California area. But she was passionate about it. And when in 2020 Coca-Cola, the, the brand that owned it sunsetted it, they killed. and my mom’s been devastated ever since, but
But um, I got to thinking about it and I went looking and sure enough, there is a website that is called save tab soda.com. You got it up on the screen if you’re watching on YouTube. Yep. And there is a passionate group of fans that are heavily lobbying to bring tab. . If you go to Google Trends, I’ll tell you, interest does not seem to be dying off in tab soda.
You know. Yep. There you go. Yep. There’s a huge spike right there when Google when was announced they were killing it off, but Yep. There’s a look at that nice recent spike right there that might be from this podcast, .
Spencer: Oh yeah, we’ll double that after this is the least exactly problem.
Jared: If, if you go to Etsy, this is our eBay, sorry, not Etsy.
If you go to e. It’s not uncommon to see people selling one can of tab for $50 or higher. ,
Spencer: geesh. Oh, I love it.
Jared: Anyways, obviously all joking aside, there is a passionate group of fans that are doing this, and I don’t really, I don’t really know the monetization strategies around building something with this, but clearly there’s community, right?
Like there is a, there’s a community here and where there’s people that are, , you can almost always find ways to monetize. I don’t, I’d love to hear what you guys think. Just off the cuff, maybe crazy, weird monetization angles on this, but there’s a loyal group of people, there’s a passionate fan base, there’s a community that can be made and there’s nobody else doing it.
Jake: I mean, my first thought is just like merch, you know, like people that wanna wear. Shirts and stickers and all that kind of
Spencer: stuff. Right? Like kinda show I’m proud to you. He’s co following, right? Yeah. Mm-hmm. . Yeah, I think that’s a good idea. My, another angle might be like beyond just tab maybe have a whole website dedicated to discontinued products.
Yeah, there you go. And, and just write articles or like references like Tab was in Back to the Future and you have an article about that, you know, everywhere it was mentioned. I don’t know. So you could have all these people that. Had some product they were passionate about in the sixties, seventies and eighties.
Yeah. Or nineties or whatever that, that are gone. Maybe you have a whole website about that.
Jared: Yeah. Yeah. I mean, even if just, I mean, right there alone, search traffic could drive a lot of you know, ad revenue, you know, could just be a simple play right there.
Spencer: Yeah. And maybe it’s low competition because like, who’s gonna write about tab?
I mean, it doesn’t exist , right. So, That’s true. I You have it. That’s a good one. That’s cool,
Jake: man. So are you gonna buy that on eBay then for, for like a Christmas present? Is that the plan?
Jared: It crossed my mind. I think I’m gonna shop for a deal, you know, I’ve got a couple months here where I can try to find a good deal.
Maybe I can get a six-pack, you know, an or best
Spencer: there. Find a two liter for 20 bucks, you know, or something. Yeah, yeah. All right. Awesome. Jake, you got an interesting one. .
Jake: Yeah. I saw this on Flip a and the guy that’s selling it, maybe he was on the podcast. I recognize his name. His name’s Ron Stefanski.
Is that somebody
Spencer: you guys know? Oh yeah, yeah, I know Ron. He’s over at one hour Professor. Okay. Is he,
Jake: I guess he’s the seller of it. So this is his site. Oh, okay. I mean, he’s got his name and stuff on there, so I’m not like disclosing any kind of secret info. But anyway, yeah, so Prison Insight and he was kind of sharing the story and I was just going through the listing and basically, according to.
Stats that it had on there, like the average numbers I had, it’s like making 3,500 bucks a month on average, like just over a hundred thousand page views on average, according to the, the flip a listing. It’s making all that through just display ads. But essentially when you go through the site, like I pulled it up in aaps, like, it’s just, they basically cover things like the visiting hours, like how to send letters, how to, how to make phone calls to an inmate, that sort of thing.
So the audience that it’s catering to, I guess, are people. Family members or loved ones that are like in jail. And so there’s all these different federal, state, et cetera facilities. And that’s pretty much it. So they rank for like, you know, like if you just type in the whatever, whatever correctional unit, like they’ll be on page one for that and you go and they’ve kind of got that basic information and that’s pretty much it.
Like it seems like they have some q and A type content. But yeah, I thought it was kind of a weird niche and it’s interesting to me because. . A lot of people think about that, right? Like what niche to get into. And I know for me, like a lot of my sites are on hobbies and stuff like that, , but it’s just, it’s always like re-energizing and fascinating to me when I find these, because like to be in the incarceration niche, right?
you would never think, at least me, I mean, it’s very boring information, right? Nobody’s like excited about it, but it serves a purpose. Like people are looking for it and it’s. , you know, I mean, he says in the listing like, he hasn’t touched it in a very long time. Like he literally does nothing to it. There are no, there’s basically is no upkeep, you know?
And so yeah, it’s just fascinating because it kind of, it to me like things like this shift your perspective a little bit. Yeah. Like if there’s somebody that’s out there that’s trying to think about, you know, , what niche should I get into? And that sort of thing. . I don’t know, man. Well, every once in a while you uncover some of these, right?
Where it’s just like, ah, I would’ve never thought about that. But this guy’s crushing a hundred thousand page views a month, you know, three grand a month, totally on autopilot, like mm-hmm. . It’s
Spencer: pretty impressive. I’d take it.
Jared: A lot of the advice out there, right, when you’re starting your website, first website maybe like find SL your’re passionate about all that.
Not bad advice by the way. , but you know, like the boring businesses, there’s a lot less competition usually, right? Because yeah, it’s not really a passion for a lot of people. And so you, you know, like as as you consider if you have the wherewithal to kind of, kind of get vetted in and really produce what you need to, to, to rank a site, like boring niches boring websites can be really attractive because nobody else is necessarily competing for it as much.
Spencer: Yeah. Yeah. And I love some of these keywords. I thought pretty cool. Yeah. You know, can you have nails in prison? Can you have Facebook in prison? Why do inmates get paid? Just things I, I’m on the same page. Never would’ve thought about, you know, this kind of being a niche and never really thinking about, Hey, there’s this much search volume.
Yeah. There, there’s actually this many people searching for all these correctional facilities and, and all these questions. Yeah. Surrounding it. He’s done a nice
Jared: job. I mean, it’s, it’s, it’s a nice looking website too, you know, like the new buyer is getting a site that maybe it hasn’t been updated much, but you know, it’s got a nice little logo.
It’s, it’s laid out, easy to read. It’s super simple, right. I don’t know what kind of theme that is, but it’s just a simple theme. Clearly is, is made for people to come read, get what they need, and, and have a good
Jake: experience. Didn’t you have a guy on the show the podcast that did like a DMV type
Like Yeah, yeah. dmv.org. Yeah. dmv.org. Yeah.
Jake: And it’s, I mean, it’s basically like sharing similar site thing, right? Like a government institution, right? Like the, the boat, the motor vehicle thing, right. And just kind of put it together in. User friendly way and I don’t know, maybe there’s something there, right?
So I feel like a lot of government sites like state by state and it’s gonna vary and it’s not laid out really well. You know, like if you could take some kind of government thing and like just present it in a better way, like that might be a niche right there, you know, like it seems to work. . Couple of examples where it’s worked clearly, so,
So good one. Yeah, that can give people some ideas might spark some different ideas for them to start a. The last one that I have that I ran across this week just so niche. So I, I don’t know, I never would’ve thought of this, you know. So the, the website is dog-checks.com, so dog checks.com with the dash in the middle.
I guess I better share my screen on this one. This is literally just a site where you can go and order check. That has a picture of your dog on it or so good of dogs. So good. Wow. Right. Dog checks. Like that’s, that’s not what I was
Jared: expecting. , when I first, when I first saw this on the agenda, I thought, is this like a name thing or like a dog name thing?
No. Then I pulled it up like, oh my gosh. So you can get your dog on your checks.
Spencer: Yeah. And like, I don’t know that this is gonna be making a lot of money, but it’s just a weird niche site I had to share. I mean that’s the whole website. It’s all. Finding, you know, a, a breed of a dog or, I think you can upload your own picture somewhere.
But what’s interesting is all of these that you click on, it’s, these are all just affiliate links, right? Whether you click more info, well, I’ll do that. It, or whether you click buy now, it goes to carousel checks dot. , they have an affiliate program that I was looking earlier, pays like 35%. Right. So it’s, it’s just an affiliate site.
They’ve got tons of listings of dog checks. Right. And I, I was looking at the traffic. It’s not a lot. Right? There is not a ton of people I think, searching for this particular term.
Jared: Did you see the backlink
Spencer: profile? I didn’t look at the backlink profile. It’s a DR. 70. Is it
Jared: really? That’s, I think so. I just put it into, yeah, put it into H address.
50 70. Wow.
Jake: I wonder if one of these like credit card companies makes where you can like upload your own photo to credit cards if they could sort of pivot into this century. and start doing custom dog credit card affiliate offers. So now those are pretty lucrative, right? ? Yeah. Dog, dog
Spencer: cards. , I mean, that’s what I was gonna say is my first thought is like, well, do people really use checks very much anymore?
But yeah, if they move to, you know, debit or credit cards maybe that’s the way to go. But yeah, and like the whole website is just listings. Like it’s, I don’t think there’s any content from what I’m seeing. You know, I’m not, see, yeah, it’s just order, check,
Jared: take back what I say. It’s a DR. 70, but not because it’s got great back links,
So something else, something else going on there. But yeah, .
Spencer: Okay, well maybe, we’ll, it is a Dr. Dive into that, but, but it is a Dr. 70, but it’s a DR. 70, but, so I, like I said, don’t know if it’s making much money. Probably not, but just an interesting niche, a weird, a weird niche. But
Jared: who knows? I mean, like you said, those affiliate commissions aren’t bad.
I mean, it doesn’t get much traffic though. But what a weird, what a weird niche.
Spencer: Yeah, yeah. There you go. So hopefully for people listening in, you know, one of those ideas maybe spark something that they can go out, they can start a site. There, there really are just so many ideas. There’s gotta be millions of different sort of niche sites that you can create, some of which maybe are a hundred percent reliant on Google, some of which are maybe not reliant at all on Google, right?
Maybe it’s a viral niche or just has a good PPC angle right there. There are so many ideas out there that people can explore. If anybody’s running across an another interesting or weird niche site, send it our way. We wanna keep doing this every. . So I think we got it. Got through our whole list here, guys.
What do you think? How’d we
Jared: do? That’s it. We covered it all.
Jake: I guess we’ll find out in the
Spencer: comments, . Yeah. How we did.
Jared: I don’t know, but we covered it
Spencer: all. . That’s right, that’s right. Hopefully people enjoyed this. Jake, thanks for coming on. We’ll maybe have you on again in the future. And Jared, of course.
Thanks for being here. As always, really enjoyed it. Thanks guys. We’ll see you. And just final note. As a reminder, anybody that wants to get more content like this, they can join the Niche Pursuits Newsletter. They can go over to niche pursuits.com/newsletter, where I send out similar topics three times a week.
Thanks again, everybody for listening.
Will You Make Good Cashback While You Shop in 2023?
If you shop online frequently, it’s worth using cashback sites to get money back on your purchases. Rebaid is one such cashback site, and in this Rebaid review, we’re going to explore if it’s legit and whether it can get you great rebates and discounts.
There are many cashback sites out there, which is why it’s tough to decide which ones are worth your time.
Before you use Rebaid, read on to learn about how it works, what it offers, how it pays, and whether there are any better alternatives.
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Ease of Use
Rebaid is a legit cashback site offering hundreds of discounts with many major retailers. If you love to shop online, it’s well worth using Rebaid to take advantage of their rebates and even get free products. Sign Up for Rebaid Today!
- Free to use
- Easy-to-use platform
- No payout threshold
- Get paid instantly after redeeming a deal
- High cashback rates of 25% – 100%
- Hundreds of offers in multiple categories
- Has an excellent 4.6-star rating on Trust Pilot
- Only available to US residents
- Can only redeem 10 deals in the first month
- Some cashback offers run out quickly
- Have to receive a check for first two payments
Rebaid Review: What is it?
Rebaid is a cashback site that offers money-back deals on a range of products, plus coupons and discount codes.
It’s partnered with a range of well-known big brands such as Amazon, Walmart, eBay, and Etsy to name a few.
It also offers the chance to win free products and cash prizes by entering sweepstakes.
When shopping through the site, you can get between 25% – 100% cashback on many products in various categories like furniture, home and kitchen, apparel, toys, office supplies, baby care, and more.
Brand owners can also use Rebaid for a product launch, which helps them increase their customer base, improve sales rank and get more Amazon reviews.
How Does The Rebate Process Work?
Here are the simple steps to start earning a rebate payment with Rebaid:
Sign Up for Rebaid
If you live in the United States, you can sign up for Rebaid and enjoy their cashback offers.
Click on ‘’I am a shopper’’ and fill out your name, email, and chosen password.
Search Through Rebaid Deals
Once your account has been created, you can start to browse for a product offer on Rebaid.
If you know what you’re looking for, you can shorten your search by clicking on the related category.
Alternatively, scroll down and search through the many available deals. These can be sorted by price, discount amount, and popularity.
Another option is to click the ‘Sweepstakes’ tab or the ‘Codes and Coupons’ tab to see what’s available.
Click to ‘’Redeem Offer’’
After finding a great deal you’re interested in, click the ‘Redeem Offer’ tab.
You’ll be prompted to choose whether you want to be refunded by direct deposit or a check.
Next, you’ll be redirected to the store where the item is being sold to make your purchase.
You’re eligible to use the deal one time for each product and can only access 10 rebate promotion offers in your first month on the Rebaid platform.
For the following months, you can access a higher number of offers and keep an eye on your limits in the shoppers dashboard.
Confirm Your Purchase
After buying the product, return to Rebaid and copy and paste your order number into the box displayed on the deal page.
This will trigger your rebate, and the cashback will be sent back to your account.
Receive Your Rebate
Rebaid will authorize your cashback amount.
Your first two rebates will be sent by check, and after that, you can opt to receive cashback via a direct deposit which incurs a $1 fee.
However, to get direct deposits, your account must be at least five weeks old, and you must have redeemed a minimum of two offers.
Rebaid Review: What Do They Offer?
There are two main ways to make money on Rebaid, which include:
Cashback, Sweepstakes, and Coupons
The best way to use Rebaid is by taking advantage of its many cashback offers.
They have hundreds of offers available, some with up to 100% cashback, so you can even get free stuff quite regularly!
Some cashback deals will only be available for a certain amount of purchases.
However, if you click on a deal and it has run out, the deal will often become available again at a certain time, which will be clearly stated in the top right-hand corner of the product image.
The sweepstakes are another way to possibly win cash prizes and free products. Just click on the sweepstake and enter your email address to be in with a chance of winning.
Check the countdown timer to see when the lucky winner will be chosen.
Coupons and codes work similarly to cashback offers. Click on the item you want to purchase and click ‘’Get Code’’.
Add the code when prompted on the order page, and you’ll be rewarded with a percentage off the original price.
Another option to make money with Rebaid is to join their referral program.
The Rebaid referral bonus is quite generous, and for every person who joins through your referral link, you’ll receive $10.
But you’ll only get this bonus once your referral has redeemed at least one offer through the Rebaid platform.
Rebaid Review: How Do You Get Paid?
Rebaid cashback is paid through check or direct deposit directly after a purchase is completed.
There is no payment threshold that you have to reach to get your cashback.
The only downside is that you can only get check payments until you’ve redeemed at least two product offers.
Check payments can take around 5 – 6 weeks to reach you. Direct transfer deposits may take up to 5 days to show in your account.
Rebaid Review: How Much Money Can You Make?
The amount of money you make with Rebaid will depend on how regularly you shop online through the platform.
Rebaid does have high cashback percentages of between 25% and 100%, so there is the potential to make quite a lot of money back.
However, you might not always find products you want to buy through Rebaid.
Plus, as a new user, you’re only eligible to take advantage of 10 product offers a month.
This amount will increase when you’re active on Rebaid, but there’s no set timeframe stated in the FAQs detailing how often this is.
Who Can Use Rebaid?
Rebaid is only available for US residents to use.
If you live outside the US, try one of the alternative cashback sites listed below.
Best Rebaid Alternatives
While Rebaid does offer some great cashback deals, there are many great alternatives that you might want to consider. These include:
On RebatesMe you’ll receive a free $10 just for signing up!
They offer up to 40% cashback when you shop at any of their 4,000+ partner stores.
To use RebatesMe, add their Chrome Extension to your browser. And, when you shop at store sites, you can click on any available cashback offers.
You can also scroll through the hundreds of deals on their website and click to activate any that take your fancy.
TopCashBack is another popular cashback site that was founded way back in 2005.
Initially, it was only available in the UK, but then it expanded to the US in 2011.
The site is free to join and free to use and can be accessed via the website or by downloading their app from Google Play or the App Store.
Once signed up, you can access cashback deals from over 4,000 big brands such as Groupon, Walmart, Amazon and more.
Their cashback rates are some of the highest in the industry, and you can choose to redeem your rewards via PayPal, direct deposit, or gift cards.
Swagbucks is a legit, get-paid-to site, that offers many ways to earn, such as shopping online, answering surveys, browsing the web, and watching videos.
They’ve partnered with over 1,500 popular merchants such as Target, Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks and more, where you can get cashback shopping through the Swagbucks site.
Choose to get paid via PayPal cash or gift cards, and you can earn $5 just for signing up.
Learn more about the platform in this Swagbucks review.
MyPoints is one of the most established rewards platforms, founded in 1996.
It partners with more than 1,900 retailers to get you cashback on a variety of everyday purchases.
By shopping through the MyPoints platform, you can take advantage of many rebate deals and you can even earn more by completing other simple tasks, such as:
- Watching videos
- Playing games
- Taking surveys
- Taking daily challenges
Choose to be rewarded with PayPal cash, a prepaid Visa card or gift cards.
Rakuten is a long-standing cashback site that currently has millions of members.
They offer a $10 free bonus just for signing up and partner with over 2,000 merchants, such as Macy’s, Sephora, Groupon and many more, to get you great cashback deals.
Use Rakuten by installing their extension to your browser or by downloading the Rakuten App.
Opt to have your cashback paid out via check or PayPal once every three months.
Rebaid Review: Is it Worth Using?
Overall, Rebaid is worth using as it has a large number of cashback deals with high cashback rates of 25%, right up to 100%.
This means you can even get products for free and save a decent amount of cash on different purchases.
However, Rebaid may not be right for everyone because you might not find products you want to buy, and you’re limited to 10 purchases a month.
If you’re looking to make more money online, check out these side hustle apps and these surveys that pay cash instantly.
Engage Your Audience With Humor in 2023
Memes are the life force of the Internet. And these days, memes have become so popular and relatable that they’ve crossed into the business world. They’re regularly featured in email marketing campaigns, blog posts, courses, and presentations. But with so many memes circulating, finding the right ones for your needs can be hard. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the 11 best websites for memes.
These sites make finding the perfect meme for your next project easy. Whether you’re looking for a hilarious way to communicate with your team or simply want something to share on social media during times of stress, these memes websites have got you covered.
11 Best Websites For Memes: Whether You’re Viewing Or Creating Them
Finding the right meme can be difficult with so many out there. These 11 best websites for memes will simplify the process and help you find the perfect one.
Reddit is a social media platform where users can share and connect with their favorite interests and hobbies. It is a great place to discuss through images, links, text, and memes. Apart from posting comments, it allows members to vote up or down on any post to generate engagement.
Reddit has a huge variety of memes and GIFs available on its platform. You can find a subreddit on any topic, be it funny memes or the latest memes. Reddit has everything in store. Simply type in the category of the meme you are looking for and choose the subreddit you want to explore.
When looking for memes, subreddits such as r/memes or r/funny provide users with a wide range of the latest and most popular visuals.
What’s interesting about the Reddit community is that users can check out the top trending memes and register votes on meme predictions. This helps in determining the most popular ones that become viral.
Reddit has laid down 12 meme-posting rules that all members should abide by. This ensures the community is a friendly and safe space that does not threaten any member’s privacy.
Tenor is one of the best websites for memes, where users can get hold of thousands of GIFs. You can choose from the featured GIFs or look at the top trending Tenor searches displayed on the homepage.
The meme generator on the Tenor website is another handy feature. You can build a library of memes by cropping, editing, and captioning GIFs, stickers, and MP4s.
So if your style is more of a video meme i.e., a short video with a text message, Tenor is a perfect choice. You can create your own GIF and share your creation with millions on social media. Tenor also provides updates on how well your GIFs are performing in terms of search volume and share history.
Have an artistic streak and a good sense of humor? Imgflip is a great place to create and share memes and GIFs. Imgflip contains a database of meme templates that you can use to design your custom meme. You can upload memes on the website as “private” or share them with your friends and the Imgflip community.
Imgflip is more than just a meme generator website; it also serves as a community hub for meme lovers. They have a user-uploaded gallery and voting system along with their meme-generating tools.
When users create and upload their memes, other members of the community can vote on them. The most popular memes make their way to the homepage, where even more people can vote and share them. This creates a self-reinforcing cycle that showcases and rewards the most popular and humorous memes.
9GAG, also known as the “HQ of memes,” is one of the most popular websites for memes on the internet. It focuses entirely on the humor genre. You can search the website to find the fresh, trending, or highly-rated funniest memes on the web.
9GAG classifies memes through tags which you can browse on the homepage. The tagging feature makes searching convenient and helps you refine your search by letting you pick your favorite tag. The website uses this information to recommend awesome memes based on your interests and preferences.
9GAG is also a medium for news alerts. It uses memes and GIFs to share the latest news alerts. You can vote for your favorite post and share it on your preferred social media platform.
GIPHY is a website exclusively dedicated to GIF memes. It classifies all sorts of GIFs according to the subject of interest. Action, Gaming, Entertainment, and Reaction GIFs are a few of the most popular categories available on GIPHY.
GIPHY has made searching for relevant GIFs, memes, or stickers very convenient. You can narrow your search using the right keywords, hashtags, or even the username of the GIF creator.
GIPHY is the perfect place for any meme lover. In addition to thousands of memes, it gives users the ease of embedding the GIF link in their blog or sharing it on their chosen social media. You can also use GIPHY to create your own GIFs and stickers.
Know Your Meme
Know Your Meme is the ultimate solution for any meme lover. It uses wiki software to collect and document a variety of internet memes and other trending topics through images or videos.
You can browse through funny memes, upload memes of your own, and participate in forums of Meme Research.
The discussion threads can help refine your meme creation skills and develop content that will improve site traffic to your blog.
Memedroid has one of the most extensive collections of memes and GIFs available on the internet.
You can use the platform to find the latest and top trending memes or head over to random memes for a quick laugh.
The friendly website layout is an added bonus to using the website. It is easy to search for any meme you like, and the voting emoticons increase user engagement.
Every meme post on Memedroid has the relevant call-to-action icons of sharing and favoriting right in front. The handy chat icon and mobile app make Memedroid a great choice to head over for memes.
Imgur, also known as the “magic of the internet,” is another amazing meme website to search for the best meme.
The website interface and the handy search bar make Imgur a popular choice with its users. You can explore memes through tags placed right on top or search for the most viral meme or high-scoring meme.
Imgur is a dedicated meme website that focuses on making the search for memes easy. You can search for memes using filters such as keywords, tags, images, or usernames.
You can also use Imgur to create and upload memes. The meme maker has built-in templates to choose your favorite meme template, background, and text to design your custom meme.
Pinterest is a popular image-sharing website that acts as a visual discovery engine. Users can find ideas on various topics and pin them to a custom board. While people use this site to bookmark recipes, how-tos, and other bookmark-worthy content, it’s also one of the best websites for memes out there.
You can find thousands of memes on Pinterest. Just type in the meme you are looking for in the search bar and choose the one you want. You can save the ones you like on your board or follow the profiles of other meme uploaders.
All in all, Pinterest is a great place to start your meme journey. You can get inspiration for creating new memes and increase backlinks and site traffic to your blog.
Tumblr is a microblogging and social media platform where users can share content such as images, links, texts, memes, and GIFs.
You can search for different memes by using the relevant keywords and filtering them based on the latest and most popular memes. Tumblr also allows users to follow various tags and member accounts.
Through Tumblr, you can get inspired by the latest memes and create and post new memes. Members can create a private or public blog on Tumblr which can help to redirect traffic to their website.
Memebase is a meme center for thousands of popular memes. It categorizes memes based on popular themes and helps users save time and explore their favorite categories.
From puns to cringe, politics to video games, and webcomics to animal cuteness and comedy, you can search for any kind of memes you want, including dank memes.
Similar to Reddit, you can upvote or downvote memes and find the most popular weekly memes on your preferred topic.
How Do I Find Trending Memes?
There are a few ways to go about it if you want to find trending memes.
One popular method is to check social media platforms such as Twitter or Instagram, often hotbeds for the latest memes. You can use hashtags such as #memes, #funny, or #trendingmemes to help you find the most popular content.
Another way to find trending memes is through meme generator websites such as Imgflip, GIPHY, or Kapwing. These sites allow users to create and share their own memes, so you can browse through various popular and trending templates.
Additionally, many of these websites have a section dedicated to the latest and most popular memes, making it easy to keep up with current trends.
No matter which method you choose to find trending memes, it’s important to remember that the cycle of viral content moves quickly. What’s popular and trending one day may be forgotten the next, so it’s always a good idea to stay on top of current events and pop culture trends to ensure you don’t miss out on the latest memes.
The Bottom Line: Best Websites for Memes
Memes really do say it all, and sometimes with no more than one word. This phenomenon has taken the internet by storm and can be found in every corner of the web. From Reddit to Imgur, Memedroid to Tumblr, there’s no shortage of platforms offering memes for you to find or even create your own.
Not only do these websites for memes help you unwind after a long day, but they’re also great tools when it comes to creating content for your business. So go ahead and get meme-ing!
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