This post is part of the Waikiki Site Series, in which I’ll show you how to build a successful travel niche website from concept to reality.
I recently found a money making niche online which I’m going to pursue, and I’m going to share my experience with you along the way. Sound interesting? If you have any entrepreneurial spirit you’re probably intrigued right now, as you should be… this is going to be fun!
Moving to Hawaii and in particular Waikiki has left me pondering about the lack of resources for a person moving or traveling to Waikiki. Most websites that I’ve found are catered towards, Hawaii, or Oahu, or even Honolulu, but there are a shortage of high quality Waikiki websites which means my competition is minimal and there seems to be room for a site (mine perhaps) to swoop in and take market share explaining to people from around the world why they should visit Waikiki by telling them my experience through my unique voice.
When I started with Site Build It! a few years back one of the sites that was highlighted was that of a 14 year old girl who built a site about Anguilla. If you haven’t heard of Anguilla, don’t worry, I hadn’t either. Her site earns her substantial money through affiliate income, which I’ll also be shooting for. Smart girl; It probably helped that her dad is the owner of SBI – Ken Evoy!
After a few years of adding quality content via her family vacations on the site she had a highly ranking website, as I check this today her alexa ranking is past the 50,000 mark! Not only that, her site is about some little ol island in the Caribbean that most people have never heard of!
Want to know her site? It’s anguilla-beaches.com – check it out.
So my plan is to build something similar for Waikiki, something fresh, something with a ton of content, pictures, maybe even video, and share with you the process of building it. I’ve also teamed up with David over at MBA Briefs to work together in analyzing the project potential and discuss it as I hit each stage of the business. David offers consulting for start up businesses and I am looking forward to gaining his advice as I progress with the site.
I’d also like your active feedback on the site as I build it from scratch to the ultimate Waikiki vacation website!
So come along for the ride and learn a little bit more about paradise with me, you might even be lucky enough to catch me in my swimming suit!
In my next post about the Waikiki site project I’ll discuss how I found this niche and how you can find one too…