niche is not always the best approach
something you have some access to content or at least ideas
Create content by recording voice and paying fiverr to transcribe
have someone to create static content, pay for content, someone in company
Ultimately you want to know about the topic so you can curate intelligently and interestingly.
Google Keyword Tool, short - long tail keywords, monthly search volume, competition for that keyword, export list of keywords, select 5-10 long tail keywords for static article titles and category names
Competition in SERPs, Alexa, Quantcast, Backlinkwatch
Availability of News, Google Alerts, Other sources
Possible products or affiliate offers, Clickbank, Amazon, WSO/FSOs
research - Google keyword tool, see what the name means to Google
research used domains - software is best
try to find high PR used domain with .edu backlinks and other backlinks
start with small, upgradable account from a reputable larger company, reason being that their infrastructure is standardized and you have good support.
When you start getting more traffic you can upgrade your bandwidth if necessary.
we recommend standard LAMP - Linux Apache MySql PHP
Self managed dedicated hosting is great too with the right package.
settings: turn off comments, set permalinks to postname, discourage search engines at first, set blog name and tagline
select and configure theme
configure a few plugins, link juice keeper, spyder spanker, Google xml sitemaps, auto seo tags
test with Web Dimensions software
Create your keyword based category structure, add your static content, set up up target blog post page to receive content from Web Dimensions software
create your required pages and contact form
do not attempt to monetize or solicit opt-ins at this point - keep the blog clean, only interesting things for viewers
once the blog is complete, looking good, and ready to receive posts, un-check "discourage search engines" and save, then paste in the large list of ping servers and save them. Then start Google XML sitemaps
Begin daily curation
other tracking software / website
create the list on your Email provider (Aweber), implement opt-in form
Twitter, Your Network, Buy Tweets on fiverr, Farm your Twitter network with software
Facebook, Personal, Fan Page(s), Ads, Apps
Youtube, Vimeo, DailyMotion, Metacafe, others
create your own backlinks in the video descriptions
Do additional promotion of the videos themselves, possible bonus from Han?
Get backlinks from similar niche - forums, blog comments, etc.
get some edu backlinks
Press Releases! (this is great)
Other ad networks
Opt-in form - FREE Giveaway
Your Own Info Product!