At what point should you start advertising your website?

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Hey Warriors,

About a week ago I started a website called business-gadgets.com

It's a site like thisiswhyimbroke.com, only with business gadgets. How much content should I have on my site before I even think about advertising it on the major places like adwords, facebook, reddit, and bing?

OR would advertising it at the start be good for building your list and your potential life long followers?

Let me know what you think about this.
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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    Is the site functional to sell?

    You should start advertising immediately - there are not really spots for more content. You can also have a blog attached to it while you start advertising, and place content on that as you go.
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  • Profile picture of the author RizeAcademy
    looks ready to go to me! don't let the small details get in the way of your progress. just go take imperfect action! your very first followers may actually give you a better insight/feedback on things your would have never anticipated yourself. good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author svetod
    You should start with adwords and drive some targeted traffic. It's the fastest way to see if your site is working well. You should get things going to get some feedback.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    At what point should you start advertising your website?
    As soon as you have the budget.

    It's a site like thisiswhyimbroke.com, only with business gadgets. How much content should I have on my site before I even think about advertising it on the major places like adwords, facebook, reddit, and bing?
    You could try Reddit, that is where ThisIsWhyIAmBroke.com started, but with free traffic.

    OR would advertising it at the start be good for building your list and your potential life long followers?
    Yes, but it doesn't look like you are building a list.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Martinez
      Yes, but it doesn't look like you are building a list.
      In every product page there is a newsletter

      To get there you can either click the image or the title and it will take you to the product page. Should I also have one on the front page too?

      I didn't want to overkill it.
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  • Profile picture of the author iman24
    * do some seo and get good traffic from search engine first
    * get PR1 at least or 5000 UV daily

    P.S. : this is my opinion only to avoid visitors annoying
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    To get there you can either click the image or the title and it will take you to the product page. Should I also have one on the front page too?
    Yes, I would put it there as well, maybe in the upper right corner. I didn't even notice it at first glance.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by John Martinez View Post

    Hey Warriors,

    About a week ago I started a website called business-gadgets.com

    It's a site like thisiswhyimbroke.com, only with business gadgets. How much content should I have on my site before I even think about advertising it on the major places like adwords, facebook, reddit, and bing?

    OR would advertising it at the start be good for building your list and your potential life long followers?

    Let me know what you think about this.
    IMO start by making sure you use analytics to find out where your traffic is coming from and your demographics and once you have consistent information on this then expand to paid traffic. By pre researching this you should hopefully save some money on paid advertising.
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  • Profile picture of the author tooAlive
    First of all I'd work on fixing some of your broken links. The first 2 products I clicked on your site sent me to an error page.

    Now, in regards to driving traffic.

    How much do you plan on making per-sale? From the looks of it you're monetizing with Amazon. Assuming you'd get their maximum commission of 8.5% (selling 3131+ products in a month) and considering the average price of the products you promote is ~$70, that's $5.95 per sale.

    You're gonna need a pretty good conversion ratio to make that work with paid traffic. And that's extremely tough to do when there's not a specific, targeted product or service you're promoting to an interested audience.

    So I'd stick to free traffic methods to promote that site for the time being. Facebook, Youtube and Pinterest come to mind. Maybe even Instagram. But I don't see paid traffic (Google, Facebook, ect..) being a good fit for that site. At least not right now with your current setup.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Martinez
      Originally Posted by tooAlive View Post

      First of all I'd work on fixing some of your broken links. The first 2 products I clicked on your site sent me to an error page.
      Hmmm, that's odd. None of my links are broken. Which ones did you click?
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