“I just read your article on VRE and the idea sounds interesting to me. How do I identify the niches that I can build my VRE in. You also said traffic is from search engines, what about marketing in free ad sites?” – Austin
I’ll answer your question in 2 parts: 1) How to identify VRE niches; 2) Can you market VRE sites in free ad posting sites?
1) How to identify VRE niches?
For those who don’t know what VRE is, VRE stands for Virtual Real Estate. The idea is to create many content websites and monetize them, typically through Google Adsense.
In the brick and mortar world, if you own multiple real estates, you know that you can earn passive income from rentals.
In the internet world, if you own multiple “virtual” real estates (which refer quality content websites), you too can earn passive income from Google Adsense or other monetization methods.
The best part is it costs you a lot lesser to build a VRE than buying a rental property.
Ok, back to the question – How to identify VRE niches?
The standard “by the book” answer is go for niches with low competition and good demand. But that’s not what I want to discuss today.
If you are really interested, I suggest that you start building websites in the health niche, especially those that require a CURE.
Let’s say you create a website about yeast infection and you put some Adsense ad to it. There is no surprise that most of the ads will be related to yeast infection cure.
Now, when people visit your website, what are they looking for? A CURE!!
Whether they can or cannot find the answer in your website, they will want to find more CURE. What would they do? Of course, they will click on your Adsense ad that promises another cure for yeast infection.
2) Can you market VRE sites in free ad sites?
Technically you can market your VRE sites through any means. As I’ve always said, the key is to advertise to targeted prospects.
Personally I don’t promote my VRE sites in free ad sites, i.e. websites like classified and free ad forum. Here are my reasons:
– The traffic is short-lived. To get consistent traffic, I need to keep posting ads and that’s crazy. VRE is all about growing lazy passive income.
– I doubt the traffic from free ad sites are targeted enough. But I may be wrong, since I’ve not tried it.
To me, free ad sites are only useful for backlink building so as to boost my search engine rankings.
If you somehow hate SEO, yet you want to build VRE niches, the only traffic alternative I know is article marketing. Built VRE niches and keep submitting articles to directories. You will see consistent traffic to your website over time.