For those of you who may not be aware, Niche Blitzkrieg is an instructional program created by Michael S. Brown that teaches you the basics of niche site affiliate marketing. In essence, you learn how to pick keywords around a product, set up and monetize your website, build backlinks and RSS feeds, write online press releases, submit your website to search engine databases and perform social bookmarking.
The overreaching goal here is for you to create a website that is ranked highly by search engines on the basis of its niche keywords, which are long tailed keywords (e.g., pool coping) that do not yet have much competition. This way, your site can be ranked in the top spots of the SERPs (search engine results pages) of search engines like Yahoo! and Google. A high search engine ranking leads to high traffic on your website, which in turn leads to a high conversion rate (i.e., product sales).
My Niche Blitzkrieg Experience
I’ve Tried That first posted a Niche Blitzkrieg review that piqued my interest in the program. I purchased the program in March of 2009, paying the $57 that it cost through the I’ve Tried That site and hoping I wouldn’t get ripped off. I am happy to say that, not only did the N.B. program not rip me off, it also provided me with pertinent information about affiliate marketing, e-commerce and website design. I created my first niche website, www.Gelato-Maker.com, via the information gained from the Niche Blitzkrieg program. Prior to this time, I’d had no real experience with building websites. I also currently write e-commerce freelance articles for private clients based on the knowledge I initially gained from this system.
When I purchased Michael Brown’s N.B. program, it came with a set of instructional online videos and lessons. I watched those lessons back-to-back and printed out each lesson. Several freebies were included with my program purchase, like Kevin Brown’s (no relation to Michael Brown) BlogStorm Blueprint, an ultra-thick guide to installing WordPress on one’s domain. I also bought some additional software, such as the Niche Research Commando tool and RSS Bot, to help make my website building and submission processes easier. This increased my total investment costs to $130.
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Michael Brown’s Niche Blitzkrieg program breaks down into the following lessons:
- Market Research (e.g., finding keywords and competition)
- Designing Your Website (e.g., creating your domain name, installing WordPress and plugins, making and linking website pages)
- Getting Indexed Fast (e.g., submitting website sitemap to Google)
- Link and Traffic Building (e.g., social bookmarking, RSS feeds)
- Putting It All Together (e.g., tracking stats)
What I really liked about Niche Blitzkrieg was the detailed way in which the lessons were planned out and explained. Since I personally had no experience with coding or website building, I found Michael Brown’s “idiot-proof” teaching style to be very effective. Additionally, Michael Brown and his affiliate manager, John Mann, ran a community forum where program subscribers could talk with each other and ask for help. I submitted several pleas for help when I was setting up my first website and John Mann personally looked into my website and corrected some issues with it. I found that level of customer support unparalleled and quite unexpected.
My first website underwent a meteoric rise from position #60 on Google’s SERP to #13 two days later to #6 roughly three days later. Gelato-Maker stuck it out there for a little while until I submitted several additional articles to recommended article directories. Also, using an automated backlink generator recommended by the program, I soon had over 200 backlinks coming in from other niche websites to my website. Suddenly, my website was ranked #1 on both Yahoo! and Google SERPs. Site traffic shot up immediately and so did my conversion rate. Because I had chosen the rather expensively priced gelato maker as my product, even a single appliance sale meant that I instantly had about $20 commission money in my pocket. Times were good for this fledgling affiliate marketer.
N.B. customers could also sell the N.B. program and its related software products as affiliates. Once I’d created my www.YourMoneyandDebt.com website, I posted an affiliate link to the N.B. program there. Within three months, I generated enough product commissions to pay off my initial program investment.
I didn’t like everything about the N.B. program, however. For one thing, the many automated link programs recommended by N.B. made me nervous about an eventual crackdown by Google. Some forum members reported how Google had “sandboxed” their niche websites due to their sudden influx of backlinks. When Google underwent its Panda update and shut out many backlink-heavy affiliate websites, I couldn’t say I was surprised. This was also around the time that my own website dropped from page #1 of the SERP to #3. Michael Brown also endorsed article submission to directory sites; this practice has also been recently penalized by Google.
The N.B. program didn’t say much about using social media as a promotional tool aside from submitting posts through an RSS Bot software program. As time went on, it became apparent to me that social media had to be used more proactively for niche website promotion. The lack of a N.B. social media plan made the program appear outdated.
Fortunately, earlier this year Niche Blitzkrieg underwent an upgrade. Michael Brown completely revised large sections of his training program, added new videos and included sections on using social media platforms such as Facebook and Pinterest. Blogging and e-mail marketing are also emphasized as effective affiliate marketing tools.
Michael has certainly taken an active hand in improving the program and removing its outdated sections. I am confident that this “new and improved” Niche Blitzkrieg program will help individuals just starting out with niche affiliate marketing as well as “pros” such as myself. Incidentally, since N.B. members have access to lifetime program updates, that means that my one-time program fee back in 2009 enables me to still benefit from N.B. no matter how many updates it goes through.
Special Discount for I’ve Tried That Readers ONLY! Save $20!
I worked with Michael Brown on setting up a special pricing discount for I’ve Tried That readers. You can join Niche Blitzkrieg for $57 (instead of the usual $77 price tag) and save yourself $20. You will not see another offer like this on the web. This is exclusive to IveTriedThat.com! Included with the discount is a 7-day $4.95 trial. You can try the program for 7 days and make sure it’s right for you. ON TOP OF THAT is a 60-day money back guarantee. You have 60 days to try the program entirely. If it’s not for you, you can get your money back. Guaranteed.
Watch this Special Presentation BEFORE Joining
I’ve actually invited Michael Brown to do a quick video presentation outlining both his life and the Niche Blitzkrieg program in more detail. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND you watch this presentation. It will help clairify a lot of questions you may have and you can get a few cool bonuses just for watching.
I know quite a few of you have gone through the Niche Blitzkrieg course. What do you think of the new changes and the program in general? Leave me a comment below!