Big moves happening in the Niche Site Challenge. So far we had a change of heart with the passion niche. After doing some extensive research, we found a better niche to target along with a better keyword rich domain. (you can check out the progress of the Dominoes niche site here)
Once that was done I started my search for my Brand Niche site. As I mentioned in the first NSC post (Let the Games Begin), I wanted to create both a Passion Niche site and a Brand Niche site.
I started with the passion niche first because it was easier, and 2nd, because I was not sure yet on which domain to choose for the brand niche. I was stuck on it, sort of like writers block. For the life of me I could not choose one.
Also one of the domains I wanted was not available. I actually had it on back order as the original owner had let it go, but freaking godaddy has this stupid policy about a 90 day waiting period. Finally it got released and I bought it.
This worked out well for me since I couldn’t choose anyway. It gave me time to think about it. And to help me with the process, I went ahead and asked for help.
That’s where my loyal readers and subscribers came in …I love ya guys ;-)
I created a survey using google docs, (I loved it, I’ll create a tutorial on it soon) with only 3 questions.
- Which domain do you like best?
- Should I retire JoeyKissimmee.com?
- Can you give me some feedback?
Man oh man, the responses and replies I got. Some harsh, lol and some very heart warming. I actually got tear eyed on some of the responses. I had no idea how much this blog meant to a lot of people.
Here’s some of the comments:
This got me to thinking real hard on whether I should retire this blog or not. I mean I literally was going to push the delete button on this. Not because I hated it. It’s not like this blog sucks or has no traffic coming in or isn’t making money. It’s because it would force me to take action and actually start the new brand.
As a matter of fact, this blog is at it’s prime, at it’s peak. As I’m writing this post, The Alexa ranking is sitting on 47,514. Thousands of visitors per month, and very profitable.
So why start a new blog?
I believe in Innovation:
It is time for a new beginning. A fresh new start. It is time for something different. It’s been a long time dream and goal of mine to do this. It’s my passion. I have no doubt that I will turn my new blog into a massive success. And along the way help as many people as I can with their own journeys.
Before I tell ya what domain I choose, I want to share some of the results of the survey. I also wanted to say thank you so much for those who took part in this survey. You have know idea how much you helped me out with this. It was a big decision and I’m glad I was able to share it with you. I really do appreciate it and I wont forget it.
Below are the final results.
As you can see by the results, 42% voted for IncomePress.com. 35% went with NothingButContent.com. The other 3 hardly got any love which was surprising because I actually wanted to go with and almost did go with PassiveIncomeChronicles.com.
I love passive income. I believe this is the best way to achieve and make money online. This is why I wanted to go with this domain. It was very keyword rich. The only problem was that it was to long of a domain. That’s why I was hesitant about it.
I also liked the word “chronicles”. With this new blog and brand, I wanted to show more of a documentive type of thing. I wanted to share my online results, what got me there, how I did it and why I did it.
The problem with that word is:
- to hard to say
- to hard to spell
- everything has to be in chronological order
- and made every domain to long
So I’m kinda glad it wasn’t popular with the survey ;-)
This leaves me with 2 choices. IncomePress and NothingButContent. These domains was like a heavy weight championship boxing match. It was back and forth all the way. I literally couldn’t decide on which one to choose here.
So I went with the good ol’ process of elimination.
Nothing but content is sort of my slogan. It’s what I’m all about. I’ve owned this domain for a while now and about a year ago, I almost started the new brand with it. It just never took off. I couldn’t pull the trigger on it.
For this reason alone, I decided to go with IncomePress.com. Not because it was the number one voted. But because there was something about nothingbutcontent that I just could not get it going. I just didn’t feel it. It wasn’t in my heart.
And if it’s one thing I’ve learned in my life, is that you must go with your heart. Follow your heart. If you can’t put 100% of you time, energy, and soul into something, then why do it.
IncomePress.com is very keyword rich, easy to say, spell, and you know what it’s about as soon as you see it.
I’ve already began to write content for it so look out for those updates soon. Killer stuff coming out ;-)
As for retiring joeyKissimme.com, here’s the results:
From the results here, there is NO WAY I could ever completely retire this blog. 72% of the people said no to retirement. How can I neglect that.
This tells me that this blog means so much to many people. There’s tons of great content here to learn from and who am I to take something as valuable as this away from the people.
I will continue to provide content for this blog. not as much as before, but related content.
Especially the Niche Site Challenge Series.
This NSC series is a long term thing. The new blog/brand is a part of this series and blog. I will continue to provide you with the progress and results of both the Passion Niche site and the Brand Niche site.
Many people have started this journey with me so it’s only fair to finish it. Together we will learn and grow our niche sites.
It will be kinda cool and interesting to see how the niches sites has grown in a year from now.
What to expect in the Income Press Blog?
I’ve got some big plans for IP. I want to make it more of an interactive blog. I want to not only teach people, but to actually get people to take action and finally begin their journey. Whether it be to start a new blog, make a video, start building a list, etc.
The income press blog will be all about anything and everything on making money online, generating a full time income online, etc. It’s going to be more diverse than the JKDC blog. At least in my opinion.
I’m going to bring over a few things from this blog, like the Super Quick Tutorials edition, which is very popular on JKDC. Not much though because I really want it to stand out.
I’m also going to start a brand new podcast show and hopefully a video show as well for it. I think it’ll be something totally different than what everyone else is doing.
You’re going to see a lot of changes with it so I hope you’re as stoked and excited about it as I am ;-)
Big Take Away:
One of the big lessons learned and big take away for me in this niche site challenge series is that, you should never be afraid of change. Change is a big part of being successful. With out change there is no growth.
I’m not completely retiring from the brand “Joey Kissimmee”, this is my brand, it’s who I am. I’m just simply heading in a new direction. Changing. Starting fresh. Innovating.
That’s pretty much it here.
I want to thank all who helped me with this decision and took part in this survey. I also want to thank all of you who are loyal to the JKDC blog and continue to make this blog what it is today.
I hope you can follow and support me in the new brand and enjoy and learn from it as much as you have from this blog.
Peace and I love ya for free ;-)
Update on NSC Series
In the next NSC post, I will go over some of the details in the backlinking strategy. There was a big curve ball thrown and I think you’ll be amazed by it ;-0
I would greatly appreciate your thoughts on this post. What you think about change and innovation, What you think about the new brand and direction I’m taking. Good or bad, I would greatly appreciate your thoughts. Just post them down below. Thanks…