The first link below is a video by Shaun Marrs on Blogger Mental Health. It's such an important topic, but many people don't talk about it.
Building niche sites is a lonely affair, especially when you're just starting out. As you grow and possibly build up a team around you, you'll have others to talk to. But for the most part, it's all you.
The niche site journey really is like riding waves and why I felt Niche Surfer is a great metaphor.
- When you catch and ride a wave, it feels great. It's like getting a bump in traffic or revenues.
- When you wipe out on a wave, you're holding your breath and waiting until it's passed and you can come up for air to see where you and your board are. It's like getting a drop in traffic or revenues and seeing where it stops.
- Majority of the time, you're paddling out and waiting for the next swell - it's lonely. It's like writing, publishing, and waiting for the traffic and revenue to come - it's lonely.
Surf with others for more fun and support. Find others who are also building niche sites for more fun and support on your journeys.
There are a number of Facebook, Reddit, and Discord groups where you can find others to talk to. If you've taken any courses, there are also private communities that are good because you can talk to each other based off the same foundation of information.
The best group I've been in for more experienced niche site owners is Matt Diggity's Affiliate Lab FB group, but that's only for students. If you want to take the course, here's a $200 Off discount. Everyone in there's taken the course and there are some heavy hitters to learn from.
Matt also has a free FB group, Affiliate SEO Mastermind, and some of the same people are there as well. It's more of an intermediate and up group in terms of SEO knowledge from my experience. He also just put out a video where he answers random FB DMs.
If you like Discord's setup, Chris from Niche Safari has a free group. It's a good group for beginners to intermediate.
Another good place to hang out is in groups for the niche you're in!
Get ideas for blog content in those groups. People there are constantly asking questions. You can answer them in the groups and/or create content to answer them if you see it's a popular question.
And if you happen to live in Taipei, hit me up!