Today I’m going to be showing you how to create a gardening website from scratch.
Welcome to our Creating Your Own Gardening Niche Website Guide! Today, we will be taking a look at the “Gardening” niche and how to launch your very own website around it, we will break it down step-by-step in an easy-to-follow guide, in this ultimate guide we will show you how we would approach creating a gardening niche blog or website with research, design, content ideas and much more.
And with a no-nonsense guide, you can jump right on in and get started right away, as I’m going to show you exactly how to launch your gardening niche website, today!
The Gardening Niche
What is a Gardening Niche Website?
A Gardening Website is a place for a user to go online and find information, resources, and tools related to gardening.
A gardening niche website can contain information about the best plants to plant and when, how to grow gardens in different types of climates and weather conditions, and so many other things that are focused on the industry, and believe me when I say this; it’s a lot.
When building your garden website, you should consider implementing informative articles, practical tips, plant care guides, community interaction, and product recommendations to cater to the needs of garden enthusiasts and keep bringing users back time and time again.
Now that you have the jest of what a Gardening Website is, and what you are going to need, it’s time for me to explain more about how to get started with it.
Types of Gardening Niche Websites
You don’t just have to limit yourself to a simple blog, only writing one type of content, you can create so much more.
Here are a few types of Gardening Websites you can make
- Gardening Tips & Advice
- Plant Identification
- Vegetable Gardening
- Flower Gardening
- Indoor Gardening
- Organic Gardening
- Container Gardening
- Herb and Medicinal Plants
- Community and Forums
- Gardening for Kids
- Gardening Store
Gardening Tips and Advice Website:
Create a comprehensive website that offers gardening tips, techniques, and advice for beginners and experienced gardeners. Include information on plant care, soil preparation, pest control, and seasonal gardening tips.
Plant Identification Website:
Develop a website that helps users identify different plants and flowers. Users can upload pictures or provide descriptions of plants, and the website can provide information about the plant’s name, care requirements, and characteristics.
Vegetable Gardening Website:
Focus on creating a website dedicated to vegetable gardening. Provide information on growing various vegetables, including planting guides, harvesting tips, and pest management strategies. Include resources on companion planting and organic gardening practices.
Flower Gardening and Landscape Design Website:
Create a website that showcases different types of flowers, provides guidance on designing flower gardens, and offers tips on creating beautiful landscapes. Include information on flower selection, color combinations, and design for different seasons.
Indoor Gardening and Houseplants Website:
Develop a website that caters to indoor gardening enthusiasts and houseplant lovers. Offer guidance on selecting and caring for indoor plants, provide tips on indoor gardening techniques, and offer solutions for common indoor gardening challenges.
Organic Gardening and Sustainable Practices Website
Create a website that promotes organic gardening methods and sustainable practices. Offer information on composting, natural pest control, water conservation, and eco-friendly gardening techniques. Include resources on organic fertilizers and soil amendments.
Container Gardening Website
Focus on container gardening, providing tips and ideas for growing plants in containers. Include information on selecting the right containers, choosing suitable plants, and maintaining healthy container gardens.
Herb and Medicinal Plant Website
Develop a website dedicated to growing and utilizing herbs and medicinal plants. Provide information on growing different herbs, their culinary and medicinal uses, and tips on harvesting and preserving herbs.
Gardening Community and Forum Website
Create an online platform that brings together gardening enthusiasts. Include discussion forums, Q&A sections, and user-generated content, allowing users to share their gardening experiences, ask questions, and interact with other gardeners.
Kids’ Gardening Website
Develop a website specifically designed for children, introducing them to the joys of gardening. Include educational resources, fun gardening projects, and interactive games to engage young gardeners.
A gardening store will allow you to sell highly-focused products to gardeners, it would be a great place to promote and sell products, this is one of the more harder ones to launch, but you can still do it.
Choosing What Type of Gardening Website You Want to Have
Your first step in creating your gardening website is to narrow your focus just a little bit and pick a sub-niche of the gardening space that you are going to feel good about creating amazing content around.
Because the Gardening Niche overall has some pretty stiff competition, we should narrow our focus just a little bit, at least in the beginning. The trick with this is to pick something that you are passionate about and have some general knowledge of this will certainly help you speed up your research time, and hopefully give you motivation to continue the journey.
Here’s exactly how to pick what type of gardening website you should create.
First, write down a list of the gardening topics that you enjoy or would like to create your website around.
Make sure to have a least one of the following:
- Willingness to Learn
If you don’t have one of those few things when it comes to your topic, you might want to hold off on it, if you do, that’s great! Keep on going.
Here is a list of some of the Top Gardening Topics you can choose from, there are plenty more of course so don’t just limit yourself to these feel free to go in the direction you feel most comfortable after you have a few ideas, let’s jump into the next step, research, to see if it’s going to be a good fit for us.
List of Garden Sub-Niches
Here is a pretty comprehensive list of gardening sub-niches, I would suggest picking one in the beginning then start adding new topics as you grow out your blog.
- Aquatic plant gardening
- Aromatic plant gardening
- Aromatherapy gardening
- Beekeeping (Gardening for pollinators)
- Berry gardening
- Bonsai gardening
- Butterfly gardening
- Cacti gardening
- Companion planting
- Composting and vermiculture
- Container gardening
- Container vegetable gardening
- Cottage garden
- Culinary herb gardening
- Cut flower gardening
- Edible forest gardening
- Edible landscaping
- Foliage gardening
- Flower gardening
- Greenhouse gardening
- Herb gardening
- Houseplant care and maintenance
- Indoor gardening
- Japanese garden
- Medicinal plant gardening
- Mulching techniques
- Native plant gardening
- Organic gardening
- Organic pest control
- Ornamental grass gardening
- Raised bed gardening
- Rock garden
- Rockery gardening
- Rose gardening
- Seed-saving and heirloom gardening
- Shade gardening
- Succulent gardening
- Terrarium gardening
- Topiary gardening
- Tropical Gardening
- Urban gardening
- Vegetable gardening
- Vertical gardening
- Water Gardening
- Wildlife gardening
- Xeriscaping (Water-wise gardening)
Aquatic plant gardening
Focus on cultivating and caring for aquatic plants, such as water lilies, lotus, and floating plants, in ponds, water gardens, or aquariums.
Aromatic plant gardening
Provide information on growing and using aromatic plants like lavender, mint, and rosemary for their fragrance and therapeutic properties.
Combine the benefits of gardening and aromatherapy by creating a website that guides users on growing plants with soothing and aromatic qualities for use in essential oils and herbal remedies.
Beekeeping (Gardening for Pollinators)
Offer resources and guidance on creating bee-friendly gardens, attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies, and promoting biodiversity through gardening practices.
Focus on cultivating various types of berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, and provide tips on planting, caring, and harvesting.
Create a website dedicated to the art of bonsai gardening, providing guidance on selecting bonsai trees, shaping and pruning techniques, and care instructions for these miniature masterpieces.
Provide information on creating gardens that attract and support butterflies by incorporating nectar-rich flowers, host plants for caterpillars, and suitable habitats.
Focus on the unique aspects of growing cacti and succulents, including care tips, propagation methods, and creating beautiful desert-themed gardens.
Educate users on the benefits of companion planting, which involves growing compatible plants together to enhance growth, deter pests, and improve yields.
Composting and vermiculture
Create a website that teaches composting techniques, including both traditional composting and worm composting (vermiculture), offering tips on creating nutrient-rich compost for healthier gardens.
Emphasize the charm and aesthetics of cottage-style gardens, providing inspiration, plant selection tips, and design ideas for creating a cozy and romantic garden space.
Culinary herb gardening:
Focus on growing herbs specifically for culinary purposes, offering guidance on selecting, planting, and using herbs in cooking and garnishing.
Cut flower gardening:
Provide guidance on growing flowers for cutting and arranging, including selecting long-lasting varieties, harvesting techniques, and flower care to extend their vase life.
Edible forest gardening:
Promote the concept of creating food-producing ecosystems that mimic natural forests, offering guidance on planting edible trees, shrubs, and perennials in a forest-like arrangement.
Showcase the integration of edible plants, such as fruits, vegetables, and herbs, into traditional landscape designs, providing ideas for creating functional and aesthetically pleasing gardens.
Highlight the beauty and diversity of foliage plants, offering guidance on selecting and caring for plants known for their attractive leaves, textures, and colors.
Create a comprehensive flower gardening website covering a wide range of flowers, from annuals to perennials, and offering guidance on planting, care, and design.
Provide information on greenhouse gardening, including setting up and managing a greenhouse, selecting appropriate plants, and optimizing growing conditions.
Focus on all aspects of herb gardening, including culinary, medicinal, and aromatic herbs, offering guidance on cultivation, harvesting, and utilizing herbs for various purposes.
Houseplant care and maintenance:
Offer guidance on caring for indoor plants, including watering, lighting, repotting, and troubleshooting common issues.
Focus on soilless gardening techniques, providing information on hydroponic systems, nutrient solutions, and growing a wide range of plants hydroponically.
Cover various indoor gardening methods, including container gardening, vertical gardening, and hydroponics, with tips on selecting suitable plants and optimizing indoor growing conditions.
Showcase the principles and elements of Japanese garden design, providing inspiration, plant selection advice, and guidance on creating a serene and harmonious Japanese-style garden.
Medicinal plant gardening:
Focus on growing plants known for their medicinal properties, providing information on cultivation, harvesting, and using medicinal herbs for natural remedies.
Educate users on the benefits of mulching and provide guidance on different mulching materials, techniques, and application methods to improve soil health and moisture retention.
Native plant gardening:
Promote the use of native plants in gardening, offering information on the benefits of native plants, plant selection tips, and their role in supporting local ecosystems.
Emphasize organic gardening practices, including soil health, natural pest control, composting, and avoiding synthetic chemicals, while promoting sustainability and environmental stewardship.
Organic pest control:
Provide information on natural and organic methods for controlling pests in the garden, including companion planting, beneficial insects, and organic pest repellents.
Ornamental grass gardening:
Focus on cultivating and utilizing ornamental grasses in garden designs, offering advice on selecting suitable varieties, planting techniques, and maintenance.
Create a website dedicated to permaculture principles, which aim to design sustainable and self-sufficient ecosystems, providing guidance on integrating plants, animals, and structures harmoniously.
Raised bed gardening:
Offer guidance on building, planting, and maintaining raised beds, including soil selection, irrigation, and maximizing productivity in limited space.
Highlight the beauty of rock gardens, providing design ideas, plant selection advice, and guidance on creating stunning rock features using suitable plants.
Focus on creating gardens that incorporate rocks and stones as the primary design elements, offering guidance on plant selection, rock placement, and creating naturalistic landscapes.
Provide comprehensive information on growing roses, including selecting varieties, planting techniques, pruning methods, pest and disease management, and rose care.
Seed-saving and heirloom gardening:
Promote the practice of saving and preserving heirloom seeds, offering guidance on seed collection, storage, and the benefits of cultivating heirloom plant varieties.
Offer guidance on gardening in shaded areas, including selecting shade-tolerant plants, designing shade gardens, and optimizing growing conditions with limited sunlight.
Focus on the unique aspects of growing and caring for succulent plants, providing information on different types of succulents, propagation methods, and creating succulent arrangements.
Provide information on creating and maintaining terrariums, including plant selection, soil composition, and proper terrarium care for thriving mini-ecosystems.
Highlight the art of topiary, which involves shaping plants into ornamental forms, offering guidance on plant selection, pruning techniques, and maintaining topiary designs.
Cater to gardening enthusiasts in tropical regions, providing information on suitable plants, tropical gardening techniques, and creating lush and vibrant tropical gardens.
Offer guidance on gardening in urban environments with limited space, including container gardening, vertical gardening, rooftop gardens, and community gardening initiatives.
Provide comprehensive resources for growing a wide variety of vegetables, including planting guides, crop rotation tips, pest management strategies, and harvesting advice.
Focus on maximizing space by utilizing vertical structures for growing plants, offering guidance on vertical gardening techniques, plant selection, and creative vertical garden designs.
Cover various aspects of water gardening, including designing and maintaining ponds, water features, and aquatic plant care.
Encourage the creation of wildlife-friendly gardens, providing guidance on attracting and supporting native wildlife, including birds, butterflies, bees, and other beneficial insects.
Xeriscaping (Water-wise gardening):
Promote water conservation through xeriscaping techniques, offering guidance on selecting drought-tolerant plants, water-efficient irrigation systems, and designing low-water landscapes.
Choosing a Gardening Niche
Now that you have seen a big list of niches in the gardening space, now is the time to choose, I’ve designed this guide to be pretty universal with the niches listed, so just swap out your niche for the one you selected, remember, we are early in this process so it’s okay to change your niche if you want to, I want you to be happy with what you choose so we can start you off on the best path forward.
With that said, let’s assume that you enjoy urban gardening and want to get into that niche, and you want to create the best “Urban Gardening Website” on planet Earth, great! Now let’s start our research.
The first thing I would do with any niche, is to go to Google Trends and see what type of niche we have, if it’s seasonal, evergreen, etc.
This will also allow us to see how popular the topic is, the more popular the more people, but also means it’s going to have more competition.
Taking a look at this data, I would say that this niche is seasonal, but I would also say it looks like it’s on the downslope, which doesn’t mean there isn’t anybody interested in it, but it does mean that it’s on the decline, however, when we search for “urban gardens” we can see it’s been decently consistent with its ups and downs.
What I want you to take away from this is the fact that things are always changing, some niches are seasonal, others are not, some are going up, some are going down, and it’s up to you to decide whether or not it’s worth pursuing, I believe it could be a great niche to get into.
Next, let’s look at how we should approach our research of the competition.
Researching Competition, the Competitive Landscape of Our Niche
At this point, you should have your list of gardening niche ideas that you would like to create your website around. Next, we are going to look at how to research the competitive landscape. Don’t worry it’s going to be easy, all we need is Google right now, but I will show you insights from other tools that can help speed up your research, but they are not needed.
Google Your Gardening Sub-Niche
Let’s assume that we decided to go with “Urban Gardening” for our gardening website.
Let’s go over to Google and search for the key phrase “Urban Gardening”.
Now that’s quite interesting what we can see by the results that there aren’t any websites that are focusing on this topic specifically, at least not on the first page, which is great for us! It’s not to say that “urban gardening” is a good niche, or is low competition, but it does indicate that it’s not overly saturated.
I will say however, some of the names that are coming up are high domain authority and even .gov and .edu extensions, but the fact that no site is specifically designed towards the niche is pretty reassuring.
It may be worth it to you to go through a few pages of Google to see what all sites are popping up, in fact, I highly recommend it.
These are the Top 10 Websites for Urban Gardening as of 7/12/2023 (SpyFu.com)
In the next step, we are going to look at gardening niche content ideas and how to find them using Google for free.
Gardening Niche Content Ideas
The next step is to come up with a list of content ideas that you want to write about, and that people want to read. You don’t want to waste your time writing content that no one is interested in.
Because the fact is this, without share-worthy, and read worthy content you are going to waste your time, it’s going to be near impossible to build up the type of high-quality website that you are going to be proud of if you don’t, and getting people to share your content is going to be even harder.
Here is what you should do to find great content ideas for your Garden Website.
Use Google to Find Content Ideas for Your Garden Website
Using Google is one of the best ways to get content ideas for your blog, this isn’t just for the garden niche, it’s for every possible niche out there, Google still owns a lot of the world’s searches, and using their technology to help you build up your blog is going to be the best move in the beginning, especially when you are first starting.
Typing in your niche, in the beginning, will give you a plethora of topics, categories, and content suggestions right out the gate, but the secret is to go deeper into Google suggestions to find hidden gems and great content, and here is how.
Go ahead and use one of the suggestions that Google recommends, one is okay, but we are going to go with “urban gardening for beginners” I feel this is a great place to start, and not only that beginners often have a lot of great questions that they want to be answered.
Once you are in your search, you will notice on the right-hand side, or it may even be at the top, or even at the bottom “Things to Know, Best, etc..”, it could also be “Related Questions/Topics/People Also Ask”, or whatever Google feels like showing you.
The point is, Google is showing you what people are searching for, and this is a BIG win for us because we know that these queries are getting searched for.
Now we have a good starting point, we can branch out from those questions, and I see exactly where we should start: “How to start an urban garden” I believe this should be a pillar post, but we will get into the types of content you should be writing in one of the steps below.
But let’s do something interesting, let’s click on the last “People Ask” (if you see it for your query) which for me, is “Is urban gardening worth it?” you will see it expand with more questions, and it doesn’t stop, it usually goes on for a while.
The next strategy for finding great content ideas is to use Google’s Autosuggest, this once again will show us things that people are searching for and is an easy way to get some inspiration and direction on where we should go with our content.
The term I’m going to use to start my query is “how * urban garden” The asterisks indicate to Google to fill in the word for the query, giving you a list of common searches used for this industry.
We can see that we have a lot of great ideas, I like the “get rid of urban foxes” that might make a good article to write about, that is informative but also could potentially allow us to promote a product that could earn commission if the reader decides to buy the product, we will talk about monetizing your garden website in a step below.
It however doesn’t mean we are going to write about it, it’s just a good idea, at least right now.
But just don’t stop there, we want to get about 15-25 ideas at least to start with because we have some more research to go along with the content ideas we found.
Try using these words to start your query:
For example “What* Urban Gardening”
As you can see from the screenshot of the suggested queries, you can see that it’s given us a few more possible articles, like “What is backyard urban gardening” This would make a great “response” post or an answer post, basically you are just answering a reader’s question.
Clicking on that term will give us a few things, one it will show us more queries, and a glimpse of the competitive landscape, which we are going to jump right into on the next step.
Researching Your Competition
Let’s face it, no matter the niche, it’s going to have some competition, this is why we must try to find content that is underserved or can be improved upon. We can later start to build up more content that serves more competitive keywords, but for now, let’s start by focusing on getting the low-hanging fruit that we can potentially rank for.
Picking a Good Domain for Your Garden Website
Choosing a solid domain name, that is memorable and matches your goals can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be, here is what I would do when you are considering what domain name to choose:
I have a detailed blog that goes over branded domain names vs a keyword domains that might be useful in helping you decide what domain name you should pick, while the choice is ultimately up to you, here are a few things to consider.
A keyword-rich domain sends a signal to your readers that your content is about that particular niche, this is an excellent thing if we are going to be hyper-focused on the keywords surrounding the domain for example.
Having UrbanFarming.com might seem like a good idea if you are only planning to write topics about Urban Farming, but if later down the road you wanted to include “Industrial Farming” you might have a harder chance getting people to connect the dots. It’s not to say it won’t rank or would be demoted, but from a user standpoint, using keywords in your domain might confuse people if they see one particular topic vs another. It can work, but we want to avoid confusing our readers.
The same also goes for having a Branded Domain but oppositely, for example.) Google.com, while we know that Google.com is a search engine, if we didn’t, then we would never know what it was.
The great thing about brandable domains is it’s BRANDABLE. If you are trying to grow a bigger blog and want the ability to start including other related topics down the road it might be the ideal solution for you.
The choice in your domain is TOTALLY UP TO YOU!
If I was choosing, if I was hyper-focused on one particular niche I would go with a keyword-rich domain.
If I was planning on expanding past the initial niche I would truly consider a brandable domain name, one I love is my wife’s website “OhCluck.com” it’s a small blog about her raising chickens. Put your thinking cap on and think of some awesome brandable names you would be proud of.
Navigation and Menu Design
Your navigation is going to play a critical role in the success of your website, you should create a navigation that is easy to understand and gets the reader to where they want to be easily.
Beautiful navigation that is easy to follow and understand is going to win in the long run.
Here are a couple of Navigation Ideas you can use for your blog, remember you don’t have to include all of these or any at all, all I want you to take away from this is the concept that you can be unique in your menu and not generic.
Here is a list of ideas for several different types of gardening niche websites.
- Vegetable Gardening Blog:
- Getting Started
- Vegetable Planting Guides
- Organic Pest Control
- Harvesting and Storage Tips
- Recipes and Cooking Tips
- Seasonal Tips and Maintenance
- Tools and Equipment
- Resources and Recommended Products
- Flower Gardening Blog:
- Getting Started
- Flower Care and Maintenance
- Garden Design and Landscaping
- Types of Flowers
- Seasonal Flower Planting Guides
- Floral Arrangements and Bouquets
- Attracting Pollinators
- Resources and Recommended Products
- Indoor Plant Care Blog:
- Indoor Plant Basics
- Choosing the Right Indoor Plants
- Indoor Plant Care Tips
- Troubleshooting Common Issues
- Propagation and Repotting
- Indoor Plant Styling and Decor
- Low-Light Plant Recommendations
- Resources and Recommended Products
- Garden E-commerce Website:
- Gardening Tools
- Seeds and Seedlings
- Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
- Plant Care Products
- Planters and Containers
- Garden Decor and Ornaments
- Outdoor Furniture and Structures
- Irrigation Systems
- Garden Apparel and Protective Gear
- Lighting Solutions
- About Us
- Gardening Tips and Guides
- Seasonal Sales and Promotions
- Resources and How-To Guides
- Contact Us
- Urban Gardening
- About Urban Gardening
- Getting Started
- Balcony and Container Gardening
- Vertical Gardening
- Indoor Gardening
- Community Gardening
- Urban Garden Design and Landscaping
- Edible Urban Landscapes
- Urban Composting
- Gardening in Small Spaces
- Urban Gardening Tips and Techniques
- Seasonal Planting Guides
- Resources for Urban Gardeners
- Contact Us
You do not have to use all or even any of the suggestion above
Designing Your Garden Website
In this step, we are going to be talking about the importance of having a well-designed website.
Having a beautiful website that is easy to use and navigate is one of the most important things you can do for your blog, sure you can use free themes for your blog, but finding a premium theme is certainly going to set you apart from the rest of the crowd. In this step, I’ll give your recommendations for both free and premium themes, but please feel free to pick any theme you feel to pick a theme that you love.
Premium Themes Ideas for Your Garden Website
Choosing a premium theme for your blog is certainly going to allow you to stand out from the rest, not only that, but premium themes also often come with “premium features” and design capabilities right out of the box. I highly recommend you consider a premium theme when you are first launching your blog, albeit, you certainly can start with a free theme to get you going, but a premium theme is certainly an ideal spot to start.
When it comes to finding a theme, one of the first places I usually start is “Theme Forest”
View ThemeForest Themes
There are so many style selections that I don’t want you to get overwhelmed, for if you do feel overwhelmed, please install a free theme, I don’t want you to get distracted, changing your theme is easy, planning and writing great content is not.
Free Themes for Garden Website
If you are on a budget and want to save as much as you can in the beginning, I got you!
Free Themes are a GREAT way to get started, all you have to do is go to your Appearance section in your WpAdmin panel and search for FARM. You’ll see an Install Button, click that, and then Activate! Boom You’re Done, the template is installed.
You are going to want to configure your template widgets, menus, etc.
If you need help with this we highly recommend watching youtube videos to follow along with, if you need a lot of help feel free to contact me.
Essential Things You Need for Your Garden Website
Every great garden website is going to need a few things. The most important thing is to have a clear goal and enough time to spend on it, and about 10-15 to get started, you don’t need that many to get started but you want to aim to write at least that many.
Here are a few pages you should consider creating and having before your launch date.
Basic Pages You Need to Create
- About Us
- Contact Page
- Resource Links
- Gardening Articles/Blog
- Plant Database
- Gardening Tips and Guides
- Photo Gallery
- Forum or Community
- Videos and Tutorials
- Online Store
- Newsletter or Email Subscription
- Social Media Integration
- SEO Optimization
- Mobile-Friendly Design
- Analytics and Tracking
- Testimonials and Reviews
- Site Search Functionality
- SSL Certificate
Note: We are working on creating detailed guides for many of these steps, so check back soon to get more insight.
Launching Your Garden Website
Congratulations! You are ready to launch your new Garden Website!
If you have followed this guide and have started your own site, I want to say CONGRATULATIONS YOU DID IT! It’s not easy getting started and you sure are ready to take on the world of blogging, here is what you need to do next.
- Buy A Domain
- Buy A Web Hosting Account
- Setup Your Website (I recommend WordPress)
- Work on Your Navigation
- Install Your Template
- Create Your First Pages and Post
- Promote your website
- Create engaging content
- Optimize for search engines
- Build an email list
- Engage with your audience
- Collaborate and network
- Incorporate social media
- Track analytics and adapt
- Seek feedback and improve
- Monetize strategically
Monetizing Your Garden Website
In this step, we are going to go over a few ideas on how you should monetize your blog, we will talk about general product ideas to get you going and give you a few good examples of how you should create content money pages that drive revenue for your blog.
Is the Gardening Niche Profitable?
Indeed, the gardening industry has a lot of money running through it, in fact if we take a look at the year-over-year growth of the industry we can see that its continue to grow, this tells us a few things, people are hungry for gardening, and they are putting their money where their mouth is.
How can you monetize a Garden niche website?
When it comes to monetizing your Gardening Focused site
- Banner Ads
- Affiliate Programs
- Paid Guest Post
- Selling Digital Goods
- Selling Real Products
List of Product Categories You Can Try
- Gardening Tools and Equipment
- Plant Seeds and Seedlings
- Organic Fertilizers and Soil Amendments
- Plant Care Products
- Gardening Books and Guides
- Garden Decor and Ornaments
- Outdoor Furniture and Structures
- Planters and Containers
- Irrigation Systems
- Garden Apparel and Protective Gear
- Garden Lighting
- Garden Maintenance Services
- Online Gardening Courses and Workshops
- Gardening Subscription Boxes
- Garden Tours and Travel
- E-commerce Affiliate Programs
The fastest way to start monetizing your content of course is with banner advertising, you can use a service like Google Adsense, Ezoic, and so many others.
While banner ads are easy, monetizing your site with affiliate programs, where you earn a commission is going to be one of your HIGHEST sources of revenue if you do it right.
Typically, product review pages are going to generate the most commissions for your site. This is WHY you should write, product specific post that compares and contrast products, and link out to a Referral Program for recommending a product.
The example below was found while searching “best hoes for the garden” and several other combinations of searches for it.
This is a great example of recommending a product and then sending it off to earn a commission if the person buys the product you just recommended, or often even anything else on the link.
Take your time with planning, these are some of the most important pages you are going to create. People want honesty, and not just trying to be sold. If you can be honest, and insightful you are going to earn the trust of your readers.
Let’s be clear
In the beginning, you are going to earn pretty close to zero, so monetization should never be the first thing you try to do.
In fact, the first thing you should try to do is create a helpful post that solves a user problem, if you aren’t solving a problem and just preaching then you are adding no value to the conversation, the point is, you need to add value before value can be given to you.
Analyzing Your Garden Websites Performance
If you don’t measure you can’t see how much you have grown.
You are going to want to install a service like Google Analytics on your website to track how many user are visiting your site, and the pages that they are visiting.
After you have Google Analytics, or any other user engagement tracking software you decided to install, we need to setup Google Webmasters, this is going to allow us to see a few of the queries that Google is ranking us for, even if we don’t receive a click to our website for it.
Good Luck With Your New Gardening Website!
I want to thank you for reading this, at this point, I hope you have a solid website, some great content ideas, and the motivation that you need to get it done.
Please let me know if you decided to use this Garden, what you think is missing, and how I can do better, it means the world to me.