Today I’ve taken the next step in the Niche Duel Site 2.0 challenge: I’ve taken action to committing in taking part in the community event. It’s a small step from the first, which was declaring my intent to participate, but a step nonetheless.
What is a Niche Site?
A niche site is essentially a website that provides specific information and/or products and services to a target audience. For example, it could be a comic book archive website, full of character synopsis and storylines, catering towards a specific comic book title. It could be a website about flyfishing tips. It could be a website about how to create money
Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income is one of the most famous Internet personalities to raise awareness around the niche site. His series of blogs on how he created a niche site is often referenced, as it’s well-written, informative, and as a result very useful to many people interested in learning how to make money online.
If you’d like to help, here is a link from the Huffington Post on how you can donate:
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Continuing on the theme of lack of sleep for this week, today’s adventures featured an overtired toddler.
It was actually a pretty nice day. I dragged myself out of bed to hit my 9am kickboxing class, stopped at the grocery store to buy some fruits and snacks, and enjoyed a nice fruit smoothie with leftover pizza for lunch. In the afternoon, I visited a friend, met his lovely wife and four kids, and enjoyed a very nice BBQ lunch. My son Griffith got along fabulously with all of the kids, too, making it high potential for a repeat playdate.
We had a network outage at my day job today, which was an interesting experience. As I’m in the eCommerce group, we’re used to being plugged in all the time, 24/7, and to not be able to connect was very unusual.
Many people went to lunch early, a few people decided to go home and work, a few others went to different buildings on our office campus that did have internet access.
One of the projects I’ve had the pleasure of working on lately was a volunteer event for Teach for America.
Teach for America is an organization dedicated to growing the movement of leaders who work to ensure that kids growing up in poverty get an excellent education. They do this by recruiting a diverse group of people with a record of achievement who work to expand educational opportunity, starting by teaching for two years in a low-income community. Just 8% of low-income students in America will graduate from college by age 24.