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​Ryan Nelson is a NYC-based Industrial-Organizational Psychologist and a full-stack online marketer. He created NicheFacts.com to help people discover and build profitable, content-focused online businesses.

How To Start A Profitable Local News Website


I was recently reading a Guardian news article bemoaning the death of local journalism: Small-town Alaskan newspaper seeks new owner. Price: $0 It’s a now-familiar trope: local news is unsustainably unprofitable. It made me think. Is it really? I don’t think it has to be. The problem with a lot of these local news agencies […]

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The AliExpress Affiliate Program [Review]

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AliExpress and Alibaba are especially popular resources for dropshippers, but AliExpress also has a pretty big affiliate program. In a nutshell, it isn’t a better alternative than the Amazon Associates affiliate program, despite offering better commission rates on certain product categories. That’s because it isn’t the conversion powerhouse that Amazon is. That said, it does […]

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The Wix Affiliate Program [Good?]

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Wix is a well-known website builder that, according to Wikipedia, “was first developed and popularised by the Israeli company also called Wix. It allows users to create HTML5 websites and mobile sites through the use of online drag and drop tools. Users can add social plug-ins, e-commerce, online marketing, contact forms, e-mail marketing, and community […]

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The American Airlines Affiliate Program [Exists?]

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At the time of this writing in 2020, it doesn’t look like American Airlines has an affiliate program. While Knoji says that there is an American Airlines affiliate program inside VigLink, I can confirm that there isn’t one. American Airlines Affiliate Program Alternatives First, some background about American Airlines: “American Airlines, Inc. is a major […]

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The Paypal Affiliate Program [Exists?]


According to Wikipedia, “PayPal Holdings Inc. is an American company operating a worldwide online payments system that supports online money transfers and serves as an electronic alternative to traditional paper methods like checks and money orders. The company operates as a payment processor for online vendors, auction sites, and many other commercial users, for which […]

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The Authority Site System (TASS) Review

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When I first started building affiliate sites in 2015, there were a few foundational gurus that I followed. Patt Flynn from Smart Passive Income was one. Amy Porterfield was another. However, it was Gael and Mark from AuthorityHacker.com that most helped me on my internet-marketing journey. Since the summer of 2016, I’ve earned well over […]

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How To Start A Coupon / Deals Website Business


Coupon sites are compelling internet businesses. Why? For one, there are tons of big, low competition keywords you can rank for. But, perhaps more importantly, it’s because coupon sites are capturing you at the end of your buyer journey. You’re on the cusp of purchase, but you’re running one last Google search to see if […]

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The Best Places To Buy Websites


The first website I ever bought was a dog bed affiliate site started by a husband and wife team.  It was a dinky, exact-match-domain. I bought it for ~$500 off of Flippa back in 2016.I still remember the immense anxiety I felt negotiating the site transfer. I even got on the phone with the site owners to hash […]

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Ranking For Dreams

  What was the last dream you remember having? For me, it was a comically obvious nightmare about school. Something about a forgotten exam, a failing grade, a missed due date- it’s always horrible. According to this sleep study, I’m experiencing one of the most common dreams- the ‘being back in school’ nightmare. In this […]

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