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Hello,

Ok, I am a lurker on here, lots of people with great advice. I am hoping for the same!

I have my idea, I have the domain... I am now planning how I will put the site together.

People are always talking about niche markets, etc, etc... I am planning to do something that is not going to rank on the first page of google... but I have a passion for this... it also makes money... which people will be interested in.

How do I get traffic to my site? I just have information overload at the moment... and have a clouded judgement in how to go about this.

1. Step one idea, idea is done
2. Domain is purchased
3. Web site planning/design is in process
4. What next?

Thanks in advance!
#information #overload
  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    You have an interest in your site topic. you go where to exchange ideas and share on the topic? that's where you start. You go to where like minded folks are. Look at things such as bbpress for a Wordpress site. reach out to the community and bring that community to you. by no means an over night process but you can make it happen

    Get involved with Social media. join groups shared images / videos etc.

    Regardless if you get search engine traffic or not, I would say the same thing.

    Good Luck!

    Originally Posted by guess121 View Post

    Hello,

    Ok, I am a lurker on here, lots of people with great advice. I am hoping for the same!

    I have my idea, I have the domain... I am now planning how I will put the site together.

    People are always talking about niche markets, etc, etc... I am planning to do something that is not going to rank on the first page of google... but I have a passion for this... it also makes money... which people will be interested in.

    How do I get traffic to my site? I just have information overload at the moment... and have a clouded judgement in how to go about this.

    1. Step one idea, idea is done
    2. Domain is purchased
    3. Web site planning/design is in process
    4. What next?

    Thanks in advance!
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  • Profile picture of the author dewalds86
    Start with a pre launch landing page that has just enough information on it to entice curiosity. Also put a mailing form on the page and a catchy headline. Before you launch the actual site start to promote your pre launch landing page on social media.
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  • Profile picture of the author guess121
    Excellent... thank you very much!!! I will let you know how I get along!
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Your next step is to add an affiliate program so that you can earn some commissions.

    Once you have that, I would look into PAID ads.
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    • Profile picture of the author guess121
      This is for a site that will not rank one first page of Google/Bing/Yahoo

      1. Step one idea, idea is done
      2. Domain is purchased
      3. Web site planning/design is in process
      4. Monetize
      - Giving one day free SIGNALs, opt in and gather emails
      - Membership Service
      - affiliate a couple of products I have in mind that are a no brainer
      5. Traffic source
      - Forums related to my niche
      - Social media, facebook defo
      - is it worth doing pinterest?
      - is it worth doing twitter?
      - is it worth doing anything else social media wise?
      - Where can I publish articles and get traffic through to my site?
      - Is it worth doing ebooks?

      Note: I will be blogging on this site with at least one update a day.

      I think the above is a basic I need to do, which is all going to take some time and will not happen over night.

      Next Step.

      Is the below worth it in a niche that is going to be difficult to possible out rank sites?

      1. SEO?
      2. Backlink?
      3. How else can I get traffic and ranking?

      Is there anything else to consider?

      Thanks!

      Originally Posted by talfighel View Post

      Your next step is to add an affiliate program so that you can earn some commissions.

      Once you have that, I would look into PAID ads.
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      I am thinking... :)

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      • Profile picture of the author guess121
        I am hoping that this is done this weekend:

        1. Step one idea, idea is done
        2. Domain is purchased
        3. Web site planning/design is in process
        4. Monetize
        - Giving one day free SIGNALs, opt in and gather emails
        - Membership Service
        - affiliate a couple of products I have in mind that are a no brainer

        Originally Posted by guess121 View Post

        This is for a site that will not rank one first page of Google/Bing/Yahoo

        1. Step one idea, idea is done
        2. Domain is purchased
        3. Web site planning/design is in process
        4. Monetize
        - Giving one day free SIGNALs, opt in and gather emails
        - Membership Service
        - affiliate a couple of products I have in mind that are a no brainer
        5. Traffic source
        - Forums related to my niche
        - Social media, facebook defo
        - is it worth doing pinterest?
        - is it worth doing twitter?
        - is it worth doing anything else social media wise?
        - Where can I publish articles and get traffic through to my site?
        - Is it worth doing ebooks?

        Note: I will be blogging on this site with at least one update a day.

        I think the above is a basic I need to do, which is all going to take some time and will not happen over night.

        Next Step.

        Is the below worth it in a niche that is going to be difficult to possible out rank sites?

        1. SEO?
        2. Backlink?
        3. How else can I get traffic and ranking?

        Is there anything else to consider?

        Thanks!
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        I am thinking... :)

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        • Profile picture of the author guess121
          Ok guys... I am getting excited!

          1. Step one idea, idea is done - Completed!

          2. Domain is purchased - Completed!

          3. Web site planning/design is in process - I am 50% there, I think I will be 90% by this weekend... there will be continous improvements on this which I will be working on!

          4. Monetize
          - Giving one day free SIGNALs, opt in and gather emails
          - Membership Service
          - affiliate a couple of products I have in mind that are a no brainer

          Same goes with the above as number 3.

          I might put the site on here so you guys can be critical off it and where I can improve I will do before I do the go live!

          This is hard work! lol.

          Originally Posted by guess121 View Post

          I am hoping that this is done this weekend:

          1. Step one idea, idea is done
          2. Domain is purchased
          3. Web site planning/design is in process
          4. Monetize
          - Giving one day free SIGNALs, opt in and gather emails
          - Membership Service
          - affiliate a couple of products I have in mind that are a no brainer
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          I am thinking... :)

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          • Profile picture of the author genyjourneys
            Keep us informed Guess, I've been lurking on the forums for awhile as well, but like your self I decided to take the leap. My biggest issue is testing for traffic generation since I'm going with the free traffic route for now. Will do paid ads soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author CPABeyondNetwork
    Do you have money to invest in paid ads? If not then you can use related forums to get targeted traffic for your website, make some youtube channel, write some articles and include anchor text from site related site that has lot of traffic for your niche, you can contact site owners to do the same for you.


    Best regards,

    CPA Beyond
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    • Profile picture of the author guess121
      Hi

      What do you mean by this Paid ADS?

      And where can I do besides Google?

      Thanks!

      Originally Posted by CPABeyondNetwork View Post

      Do you have money to invest in paid ads? If not then you can use related forums to get targeted traffic for your website, make some youtube channel, write some articles and include anchor text from site related site that has lot of traffic for your niche, you can contact site owners to do the same for you.


      Best regards,

      CPA Beyond
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      I am thinking... :)

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      • Profile picture of the author savidge4
        Originally Posted by guess121 View Post

        Hi

        What do you mean by this Paid ADS?

        And where can I do besides Google?

        Thanks!

        Bing, FaceBook, Twitter, look up Technorati there are so many sources its information overload waiting to happen lol
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        • Profile picture of the author guess121
          Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

          information overload waiting to happen lol
          That's what I am worried about!!!!
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          • Profile picture of the author savidge4
            Originally Posted by guess121 View Post

            That's what I am worried about!!!!
            I would run with Facebook to start. cheapest in at $5.00 a day. before starting. read up on it. like read lots on it. No where are you going to find someone that is going to tell you how to do it all in one place. take notes the more you read the more you will fill in the overall scope of what you need to know.

            Facebook more than any other I think has a lot to do with the image - the color - the message. there are "Best Practices" in all of that. Like I said start reading, and you can start to put together an idea of what works and what doesn't.

            Then when you actually start advertising you have a decent base to start testing with. You will NOT hit it out of the park on your first try. it takes testing and more testing to get it right. and we are talking with every single ad you place. You will never find an equation that works 100% of the time.

            I like to budget at least $100 for TESTING alone ( and that's at $5.00 a day ) I normally budget $200 and test with $10 a day and can get usually 3 good test segments a day in with that budget.

            I test getting the traffic first. just want to optimize getting the traffic in front of my offer. I then go in and test the offer and maximize the conversion there. if you try and do both at once, you really don't know what's actually working and what's not. Testing is all about understand what element has what effect. so if you are changing something with the ad AND in the offer... which one made the effect ( positive or negative )?
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            • Profile picture of the author guess121
              Ok excellent.. when I advertise on facebook who am I targetting, my contacts, or other people on facebook?

              I need to look into this.

              I think the website shall be finished maybe tonight or at least by this weekend.

              Then I will move onto the next stage.

              Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post

              I would run with Facebook to start. cheapest in at $5.00 a day. before starting. read up on it. like read lots on it. No where are you going to find someone that is going to tell you how to do it all in one place. take notes the more you read the more you will fill in the overall scope of what you need to know.

              Facebook more than any other I think has a lot to do with the image - the color - the message. there are "Best Practices" in all of that. Like I said start reading, and you can start to put together an idea of what works and what doesn't.

              Then when you actually start advertising you have a decent base to start testing with. You will NOT hit it out of the park on your first try. it takes testing and more testing to get it right. and we are talking with every single ad you place. You will never find an equation that works 100% of the time.

              I like to budget at least $100 for TESTING alone ( and that's at $5.00 a day ) I normally budget $200 and test with $10 a day and can get usually 3 good test segments a day in with that budget.

              I test getting the traffic first. just want to optimize getting the traffic in front of my offer. I then go in and test the offer and maximize the conversion there. if you try and do both at once, you really don't know what's actually working and what's not. Testing is all about understand what element has what effect. so if you are changing something with the ad AND in the offer... which one made the effect ( positive or negative )?
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  • Profile picture of the author Madilyn1986
    I am in the same boat as you. I deal with information overload so much that I decided to sign up to day and actively learn and do my best to contribute once I have enough experience and knowledge. Right now I find list building working for me quite well. Not enough to leave my 9-5 but still good!
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    • Profile picture of the author guess121
      What are you doing with list building?

      Can you explain/expand please?

      Originally Posted by Madilyn1986 View Post

      I am in the same boat as you. I deal with information overload so much that I decided to sign up to day and actively learn and do my best to contribute once I have enough experience and knowledge. Right now I find list building working for me quite well. Not enough to leave my 9-5 but still good!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan Smith
    Originally Posted by guess121 View Post

    Hello,

    Ok, I am a lurker on here, lots of people with great advice. I am hoping for the same!

    I have my idea, I have the domain... I am now planning how I will put the site together.

    People are always talking about niche markets, etc, etc... I am planning to do something that is not going to rank on the first page of google... but I have a passion for this... it also makes money... which people will be interested in.

    How do I get traffic to my site? I just have information overload at the moment... and have a clouded judgement in how to go about this.

    1. Step one idea, idea is done
    2. Domain is purchased
    3. Web site planning/design is in process
    4. What next?

    Thanks in advance!
    Have you done the proper research? If you have then you know that SEO and paid traffic are both great options. Is your niche something that you can work on for years to come every single day and not get bored?
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  • Profile picture of the author aunttee
    - Forums related to my niche
    - Social media, facebook defo
    - is it worth doing pinterest?
    - is it worth doing twitter?
    - is it worth doing anything else social media wise?
    - Where can I publish articles and get traffic through to my site?
    - Is it worth doing ebooks?
    Yes, yes yes. All are valuable. Allow me to tell you a quick story....
    I have a hobby that I wanted to create a niche site around....for about 5 minutes a few years ago. I built a blog, began the project, forgot about it. Recently I was checking stats for all my sites and found...I get 100 unique visits a day! Talk about leaving money on the table! The blog address is still in my signature, on my favorite forum for that topic. And I spent *lots* of time giving advice.

    Moral of the story: it is well worth putting time into all your social media sites.
    Note to self: Go make money from that blog!
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