If You Had $600 To Reinvest In Your Site

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What would you spend it on?

Except more content.

I am just looking for way to make my domain more powerful overall and pull in more long tail traffic, not keyword specific.

There are a ton of services out there, from guest posting, rent high PR links, links on authority sites.

So its really hard to know what's a safe bet these days.

Obviously content is the safest bet of all, but I want to reinvest in something that gives a lot of leverage.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    I wouldn't actually spend it on the site, per se, at all.

    (I'm an affiliate marketer, myself, so my income comes not so much from sites, but from emails to subscribers who opt in on the sites. )

    I certainly wouldn't spend a single penny of it on anything to do with SEO at all, because higher rankings for more keywords are a dreadful monetization method for me. In all my niches. (I get floods of search-engine traffic as it is, and every visitor from a search-engine has only about 10% of the value for me that an "average visitor" from almost any other source has).

    I might start spending it on PPC traffic, though: that can have a good return, and although it's a big learning-curve and typically not quite as scalable or "passive" as its great proponents often make out, it can clearly be profitable and responsive traffic.

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    • Profile picture of the author video777
      Thanks for the great article "How To Write An Article." I've written four books and over a hundred articles, but I've gotten away from longer 1000 words articles, thinking the Internet rewards lots of short articles. But I think you're right.

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    • Profile picture of the author Greg Jeffries
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I wouldn't actually spend it on the site, per se, at all.

      (I'm an affiliate marketer, myself, so my income comes not so much from sites, but from emails to subscribers who opt in on the sites. )

      I certainly wouldn't spend a single penny of it on anything to do with SEO at all, because higher rankings for more keywords are a dreadful monetization method for me. In all my niches. (I get floods of search-engine traffic as it is, and every visitor from a search-engine has only about 10% of the value for me that an "average visitor" from almost any other source has).

      I might start spending it on PPC traffic, though: that can have a good return, and although it's a big learning-curve and typically not quite as scalable or "passive" as its great proponents often make out, it can clearly be profitable and responsive traffic.

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      Ding! Ding! Ding! This is the correct answer in my opinion (based on experience) too. Build a list (your most valuable asset). This is something you can control. You pretty much have zero control over anything else you do online whether it be paid traffic or SEO. Sure it's nice to rank #1, but does that mean that everyone buys from you or you make lots of money? Nope. Build a list. And build a relationship with that list. Send them quality offers and value. This is the ONLY sustainable push button solution I have found online that pretty much anyone can duplicate.

      Use a portion of your profits to invest in stable, long-term investments. In my opinion, it's a good idea, once you begin making stable consistent money to diversify a little, just to protect yourself, in case all your money was to be turned of all of a sudden from your main income source. It's always good to have a backup plan, so you don't have to work so hard to recreate things once they're lost.

      Going back to the list though, that's why you see these big network marketing leaders always at the top of their company. The backbone of their business is their list. Whether or not that company explodes or bombs, they'll always have a few thousand people to follow them into whatever biz opp, and that person at the top will always make money...

      So be that person at the top. Build a list. A list gives you leverage and time/freedom.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
        Originally Posted by Greg Jeffries View Post

        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post
        I wouldn't actually spend it on the site, per se, at all.

        (I'm an affiliate marketer, myself, so my income comes not so much from sites, but from emails to subscribers who opt in on the sites. )

        I certainly wouldn't spend a single penny of it on anything to do with SEO at all, because higher rankings for more keywords are a dreadful monetization method for me. In all my niches. (I get floods of search-engine traffic as it is, and every visitor from a search-engine has only about 10% of the value for me that an "average visitor" from almost any other source has).

        I might start spending it on PPC traffic, though: that can have a good return, and although it's a big learning-curve and typically not quite as scalable or "passive" as its great proponents often make out, it can clearly be profitable and responsive traffic.
        I agree with her. Paid Ads are the way to go for someone who is established.

        She is 'bang' on with that!
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  • Profile picture of the author JakeStatler
    I would optimize my site to make all of my content direct visitors to a capture page where they enter a sales funnel. And I would use the $600 on paid ads to drive that traffic to my website (which, again, is optimized to build a list and a funnel for conversions)
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
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    I certainly wouldn't spend a single penny of it on anything to do with SEO
    Me either.

    but I want to reinvest in something that gives a lot of leverage.
    Like a large list of responsive subscribers?
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    • Profile picture of the author kilgore
      If you don't have a compelling reason to spend your money the best thing to do is to hold on to it until you do.

      My advice is not to think about that $600 as an investment, but as a pot of money from which you can pay for business expenses. What sort of expenses? Well, anything from PPC ads to hiring someone to do a small web development project to buying staples and paper clips for your office. What makes sense for you to buy depends on you and your business. Maybe you don't really need anything at all right now.

      The point is to think about your business needs and your business strategy first then create a budget and a plan around those needs and that strategy. Creating a budget before you have a plan seems like a sure way to waste money.
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      • Profile picture of the author mootonandy
        Thanks, but I'm just not "into" list building right now, partly because of my previous failed attempts at it.

        I am doing all right just selling direct from the articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Too many unknown variables, I'm afraid.

    Long story short: it depends on the site.

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    • Profile picture of the author ysamphy
      Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

      Too many unknown variables, I'm afraid.

      Long story short: it depends on the site.

      GRM
      I couldn't agree more. If traffic's an issue, ppc or investment in SEO skills should be something I'd like to try.
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  • Profile picture of the author news2cash
    As above there are so many unknowns but if want details - Here is what I would do.

    Spend 300 on personal R&D & Networking (Get books from Amazon about scaling business, multilingual, international reach) Next, Buy and Create future Domains for Expansion. Take a trusted friend to dinner discuss get feedback

    Spend 300 on Local Networking Events and Partnering for growth. Start Developing Team and getting more traffic based on R&D
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  • Profile picture of the author Jabblewis
    maybe you need more money to make a difference.
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  • Profile picture of the author towhidzaman
    Looks like this is extra money. It all depends on the blog current state to be honest. As I don't know I'd suggest you hold it until you know exactly what's the most effective way to spend it or buy a ticket to next marketing event (any) and you'll get more value more that event.
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  • Profile picture of the author KarileeO
    The "except more content" qualifier and the "don't spend on SEO" posts made me chuckle a bit. It does depend on your site, of course, but if it's a real business selling quality, in demand product(s), then excellent content and really good on-site SEO work very well, especially for local markets. What they don't do is work instantly, which of course is what many on these forums are looking for. Spending time cross-linking existing content and adding on-post signup forms can help with list building.

    It can be particularly useful to create some custom giveaways that relate directly to the topic of a post and offer them on that page. Check your Analytics and see if you can create a freebie offer for your top-traffic posts.

    Assuming again that it's a real business site, citations are worth your time. Social signals can be good. Most sites could use a few dollars spent on graphics and improving the Call to Action. Take another good look at your above-the-fold space. If folks are bouncing, you're either attracting the wrong ones or it's not doing the job (or both.)

    Probably the first advice I should have offered was to make sure your site is mobile-responsive. If it's not, check your Analytics to see how much mobile traffic you're getting. It's probably worth fixing that first.
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    • Profile picture of the author techmabo
      There is no need spend $600 if there is no plan to get return,
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    • Profile picture of the author mootonandy
      Originally Posted by KarileeO View Post


      Probably the first advice I should have offered was to make sure your site is mobile-responsive. If it's not, check your Analytics to see how much mobile traffic you're getting. It's probably worth fixing that first.
      I just made it responsive with a free jetpack plugin. Nice idea. Thanks!
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  • Profile picture of the author Robinsh123
    I will invest in content and on page value creation for my visitors so that
    the conversions would increase.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greg Jeffries
    Invest in a list. Build yourself a list and the the money will come

    With the profits from your list you can fund building up your site, etc.


    These are the tools I recommend for building a list on a bootstrap budget:

    Autoresponder - GetResponse (free for 30 days)
    Squeeze page tool - LeadPages (super fast and simple, no hosting required)
    Traffic - TheTrafficSource (simple, fast, easy to scale your traffic)
    Tracking - ClickMagick (cheapest tracking solution and has features no other tracking service has)
    Offers - JVZoo (because most offers pay instantly, which you can reinvest into your business quickly)


    And if you visit this page and optin I've put together an easy-to-follow-along with video tutorials on how to use all of the above tools and how to connect them all together.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zanesta
      Originally Posted by Greg Jeffries View Post

      Invest in a list. Build yourself a list and the the money will come

      With the profits from your list you can fund building up your site, etc.


      These are the tools I recommend for building a list on a bootstrap budget:

      Autoresponder - GetResponse (free for 30 days)
      Squeeze page tool - LeadPages (super fast and simple, no hosting required)
      Traffic - TheTrafficSource (simple, fast, easy to scale your traffic)
      Tracking - ClickMagick (cheapest tracking solution and has features no other tracking service has)
      Offers - JVZoo (because most offers pay instantly, which you can reinvest into your business quickly)


      And if you visit this page and optin I've put together an easy-to-follow-along with video tutorials on how to use all of the above tools and how to connect them all together.
      Well said I would send that $600 towards building a list
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    • Profile picture of the author mootonandy
      Originally Posted by Greg Jeffries View Post

      Invest in a list. Build yourself a list and the the money will come

      With the profits from your list you can fund building up your site, etc.


      These are the tools I recommend for building a list on a bootstrap budget:

      Autoresponder - GetResponse (free for 30 days)
      Squeeze page tool - LeadPages (super fast and simple, no hosting required)
      Traffic - TheTrafficSource (simple, fast, easy to scale your traffic)
      Tracking - ClickMagick (cheapest tracking solution and has features no other tracking service has)
      Offers - JVZoo (because most offers pay instantly, which you can reinvest into your business quickly)


      And if you visit this page and optin I've put together an easy-to-follow-along with video tutorials on how to use all of the above tools and how to connect them all together.
      Thanks, I'm checking that out now.
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    • Profile picture of the author mootonandy
      Originally Posted by Greg Jeffries View Post

      Invest in a list. Build yourself a list and the the money will come

      With the profits from your list you can fund building up your site, etc.


      These are the tools I recommend for building a list on a bootstrap budget:

      Autoresponder - GetResponse (free for 30 days)
      Squeeze page tool - LeadPages (super fast and simple, no hosting required)
      Traffic - TheTrafficSource (simple, fast, easy to scale your traffic)
      Tracking - ClickMagick (cheapest tracking solution and has features no other tracking service has)
      Offers - JVZoo (because most offers pay instantly, which you can reinvest into your business quickly)


      And if you visit this page and optin I've put together an easy-to-follow-along with video tutorials on how to use all of the above tools and how to connect them all together.
      Do you have any kind of instruction manual telling you how to put those all together?

      The thing it sent me is just some traffic sources.
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  • Profile picture of the author webproishere
    Well it depends on the site of course.
    If it's the money niche, you can get dirt cheap traffic these on certain sites/network.
    I would go for that right away as it's working well.
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  • Profile picture of the author maemusa
    I will spend on buying solo ads to build my list

    FM
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    I would buy books written by experts in my niche and use those as inspiration for great articles to put on my website.

    It's difficult to put surpass the conversion power of great content. And above all, few people realize this. That's why you see people sweating over which theme to use or buying $5 articles, and then coming back here saying "IM doesn't work - it's a scam!".
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  • Profile picture of the author sarhad12
    I would spend it on unique custom theme with nice unique logo and some on advertising to pull more visitors.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Overall, you can take the reverse engineering approach.

    Look at competing sites. Pay special attention to the best features. Bundle those features into your development plan and figure out how to bundle further elements to make your site even better.

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    • Profile picture of the author kilgore
      Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

      Overall, you can take the reverse engineering approach.

      Look at competing sites. Pay special attention to the best features. Bundle those features into your development plan and figure out how to bundle further elements to make your site even better.
      This is great advice, though I'd add that I'd also look at sites with similar business models to yours that are not competing. For instance, if you were running an e-commerce site selling kitchen appliances, you'd probably also learn a lot from e-commerce sites selling computers, pet supplies or women's underwear.

      And I wouldn't limit it to looking at their websites: sign up for their newsletters, monitor their social media pages and in short see how they target, engage and monetize their customers. Almost all of their secrets are out there for you to see if you just look for them.
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      • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
        Originally Posted by kilgore View Post

        This is great advice, though I'd add that I'd also look at sites with similar business models to yours that are not competing. For instance, if you were running an e-commerce site selling kitchen appliances, you'd probably also learn a lot from e-commerce sites selling computers, pet supplies or women's underwear.

        And I wouldn't limit it to looking at their websites: sign up for their newsletters, monitor their social media pages and in short see how they target, engage and monetize their customers. Almost all of their secrets are out there for you to see if you just look for them.
        This.

        kilgore has given you here the best plan you're likely to receive. I often use a similar system and it's a great approach.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Dalangin
    Think of something that make your infographic be shared or viral and willing to post as a resource to every site in your niche. Got it? That's a long term approach.
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  • Profile picture of the author samthewildone
    I wouldn't reinvest it in traffic.
    Probably would go with SEO optimization, backlinks and probably some solos.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Silvey
    I'm kind of the hands on type of guy. Nothing more do I like than adding another software tool to my collection. The investment always pays for itself in the long run.
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    • Profile picture of the author mootonandy
      Originally Posted by Chris Silvey View Post

      I'm kind of the hands on type of guy. Nothing more do I like than adding another software tool to my collection. The investment always pays for itself in the long run.
      I've never bought a tool that's paid for itself yet. Scrapebox was all the rage but now I never use it.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by mootonandy View Post

        I'm just not "into" list building right now, partly because of my previous failed attempts at it.
        Originally Posted by mootonandy View Post

        if it doesn't do anything, then I will at least know what doesn't work.
        Originally Posted by mootonandy View Post

        I've never bought a tool that's paid for itself yet.
        Andy, you've known me for long enough to appreciate that I intend what follows only helpfully and not as a criticism or impolitely, right?

        What your posts in this thread (and in some others, let's be honest) are telling me is that you're using methods/techniques which are proving highly profitable to some marketers, but they're not proving profitable to you. This is simply factual, isn't it?

        It's your skill-set that you need to work on, not "stuff you buy for your site".

        All techniques/methods of generating traffic and monetizing sites work for some people and not for others. Absolutely no impoliteness intended or implied, but the common factor in many of the things you've tried, that let you down, was "your own presence at the scene of the crime" ... yet you seem genuinely unaware of that?

        You're asking, effectively, "What can I spend money on, that works?", without fully appreciating that "what works" depends mostly on the people using it and on how they're using it. It isn't really an inherent feature of the "things" themselves.

        Sorry if this is "TMI".


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        • Profile picture of the author mootonandy
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          Andy, you've known me for long enough to appreciate that I intend what follows only helpfully and not as a criticism or impolitely, right?

          What your posts in this thread (and in some others, let's be honest) are telling me is that you're using methods/techniques which are proving highly profitable to some marketers, but they're not proving profitable to you. This is simply factual, isn't it?

          It's your skill-set that you need to work on, not "stuff you buy for your site".

          All techniques/methods of generating traffic and monetizing sites work for some people and not for others. Absolutely no impoliteness intended or implied, but the common factor in many of the things you've tried, that let you down, was "your own presence at the scene of the crime" ... yet you seem genuinely unaware of that?

          You're asking, effectively, "What can I spend money on, that works?", without fully appreciating that "what works" depends mostly on the people using it and on how they're using it. It isn't really an inherent feature of the "things" themselves.

          Sorry if this is "TMI".


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          They are mostly saying list building, but I tried list building in the MMO/IM niche and failed, although I know that's not a good niche now.

          I might try list building again, but I am fairly successful with organic traffic right now, besides, most of the solo ad sellers are in the IM/MMO niche anyway.

          To try list building again, I'd need the right niche matched up with the right traffic source, and I don't particularly like learning new things.
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  • Profile picture of the author mootonandy
    Are there any decent "done for you" build a list services floating around on the WF?

    One where they set up your freebie and your opt in page?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by mootonandy View Post

      Are there any decent "done for you" build a list services floating around on the WF?

      One where they set up your freebie and your opt in page?
      It's very easy to find a techie person here to set up an opt-in page for you (look in Warriors For Hire?). Even many techie people not directly advertising that service will do it for you, on request. It's not expensive at all to outsource.

      You probably need to produce the freebie yourself, because it needs to serve as a continuity-link to your email series. You need it to serve all these purposes, otherwise your open-rate may be very poor and it won't work for you. Again.


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    • Profile picture of the author GinaStringer
      Originally Posted by mootonandy View Post

      Are there any decent "done for you" build a list services floating around on the WF?

      One where they set up your freebie and your opt in page?
      Use that SumoMe plugin on your website and integrate it with your autoresponder if you want to build email list. You already have a website, another opt-in page isn't necessary at all with SumoMe.
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  • Profile picture of the author skyro
    I would spend it on getting quality content for my site, getting autoresponder service to build my list and getting targeted traffic to my squeeze page then sending them to my site.
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    • Profile picture of the author AirtightGame
      I would buy coffee.

      I would drive to Starbucks every day, spend $5 on a cup of coffee, and commit to working at least 4 hours straight. Working, not looking up ideas, pontificating, etc. Working on a site or product or service (or all three). I'd spend money from that pile as I need it ($5 to create a graphic on Fiverr, etc), and keeping showing up to Starbucks to work on my laptop every day until the money is gone (and replaced by a lot more new money, hopefully).
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  • Profile picture of the author SEO-Dave
    Originally Posted by mootonandy View Post

    What would you spend it on?

    Except more content.

    I am just looking for way to make my domain more powerful overall and pull in more long tail traffic, not keyword specific.

    There are a ton of services out there, from guest posting, rent high PR links, links on authority sites.

    So its really hard to know what's a safe bet these days.

    Obviously content is the safest bet of all, but I want to reinvest in something that gives a lot of leverage.
    Something that will act as linkbait, look at your competitors sites and see what generates most interest and offer similar on your site.

    David
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  • Can't say that I would do massive re-investments in a website alone - unless for SEO purposes. But I would invest in a copywriter, some advertising on this site - and in front of prime time affiliates, and do a launch!

    But again, most people want a pretty website - and that's OK as long as that site is cranking out cash for you.

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  • Profile picture of the author markiz
    Build a list. Spend 600 bucks on solo ads. Build a list.
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    • Profile picture of the author mootonandy
      Originally Posted by markiz View Post

      Build a list. Spend 600 bucks on solo ads. Build a list.
      All the solo ads sellers seem to be in the stupid MMO/IM niche though.
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  • Profile picture of the author tobiascharles
    Don't spend it on SEO. Relying on Google is a nightmare. Just build content that engages visitors and keeps them on your site with a low bounce rate. If you damage your site with bad SEO you may never get the traffic back.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Logan
    Why not develop your own product(s) and sell it on your website.
    You can invest in your own ebooks, sell them on Kindle/Amazon and invest in promotion. This way you can promote your website as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexander Swift
    Yeah I totally agree that you shouldn't invest in SEO. Instead spend that $600 to build a list or if you already have one grow it even BIGGER. That way you have your own super-targeted traffic source and don't have to care about all that algorithm changes crap from Google. Just a personal opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author fxstay
    however its not too much money but i buy ppc ad and make email list and monetize the list
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  • Profile picture of the author regulardan
    I would just invest in more seo have great content and monetize with pop ups that direct over to relevant affiliate offers.

    Then just take some of the revenue from those conversions buy up traffic through ad networks. Come up with great bonuses and probably a product as well. Wallah.

    Over thinking would only stall this process.
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  • Profile picture of the author PassiveInk
    Here's a clue: If you want to make the most from this amount of investment, then dont use the six hundred dollars at all. Realizing that focusing on the money actually frames the investment problem way too tightly. Understand that $600 is essentially nothing and try to reinterpret the problem more broadly: What can we do to make money if we start with absolutely nothing?

    The common list:
    CONTENT--Freelancer or Fiverr
    TRAFFIC--Safeswaps or Facebook Ads
    AUTORESPONDER- Getresponse or Aweber
    DOMAINS--Namecheap or Godaddy

    Yes, this all takes money but what if you think outside the box. You may mine the forum question and create a 2-3 page free report highlighting the "best" answers with that contain the most "value". If you get a lot of replies to a post than you know you have a winner for topic and people have a need and interest. WIN WIN.
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  • Profile picture of the author newbieleoling
    Yup! Always remember to Internet marketers like us. Money is always in the list.

    I will just invest all into either PPC or solo ads to increase my email list. From there slowly build relationship with them and make them give me money.
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  • Profile picture of the author attackdome
    To be honest, I think $600 is too much to invest into a 1 product website. I've only invested about $425 in mine so far and it's already considered enterprise level. however, the privacy policy and legal crap will be about $67, the mobile phone app will probably be around $399, the commercial $100, the live stream programming about $100, so total iit sums up to $667 + $425..

    So about $1,000 to start a solid web based company. Minus the price for the content. That would be another $100 or so, plus the ssl certificates, plus pr1, plus social media promotion, that would be about $500 more at most. To file all the corporation paperwork safely, quickly, and effectively it costs about $908 plus the business license cost. And since I won't be operating in a house an office would be needed thereby adding $600 at least per month.

    Basically, to start up a business from scratch and to survive for one month, it would initially be around $3,000 and $800 or so every month after Including accounting fees. Not bad if you want to make a couple of million dollars.
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  • Profile picture of the author chaksmiths
    i would create 5 contents and e-mail this to 1 million peoples
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  • Profile picture of the author premz
    Seo tools and other seo related stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author fahadrafiq
    Might be Alexa, your product have not proper conversion optimization.
    I used guest blogging service, to get mention (anchor) and it promote both referral and organic source
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaolinsteve
    Originally Posted by mootonandy View Post

    What would you spend it on?

    Except more content.

    I am just looking for way to make my domain more powerful overall and pull in more long tail traffic, not keyword specific.

    There are a ton of services out there, from guest posting, rent high PR links, links on authority sites.

    So its really hard to know what's a safe bet these days.

    Obviously content is the safest bet of all, but I want to reinvest in something that gives a lot of leverage.
    I wouldn't invest it in SEO that's for sure. Consider investing your time to begin with and implement a structured sales funnel, then build a list. Once you've built authority and making money in your backend, there will always be room to leverage.
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  • Profile picture of the author muychingon
    List building.

    I started a project with a budget of $500. Less than 1/4 spent already made more than the intitial budget. List started at 35 people, now at just over 100. 3 month old project profitable from day 1. growing... List building works for a reason, your "failed" attempt was just a lesson, shake it off and try again.

    You *need* to "own" the customer long term. Most other strategies that don't maintain a relationship with the lead or customer require constant input of money.
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  • Originally Posted by mootonandy View Post

    What would you spend it on?

    Except more content.

    I am just looking for way to make my domain more powerful overall and pull in more long tail traffic, not keyword specific.

    There are a ton of services out there, from guest posting, rent high PR links, links on authority sites.

    So its really hard to know what's a safe bet these days.

    Obviously content is the safest bet of all, but I want to reinvest in something that gives a lot of leverage.
    You can always spend money buying PLR Rights (Private Label Rights) to softwares and selling them.
    Or, you can sponsor softwares and give them away. In short, buy softwares for your visitors who become members to your membership site.
    So, if you buy 100 license to a software then you can give it away to 100 new members of your site.
    Let me know what you think about these ideas.
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  • Profile picture of the author TechTalkCoach
    Hey....
    Great question!
    After spending even more time researching your site/domain niche, time spent on a simple business plan is time well spent. Once your business plan is ready, there's a four-legged table you want your business to "spread out" on...

    For me, these are and have been the legs of my table or business platform ...

    strong email list that you build through effective lead capture and landing pages

    strong, relevant info and offers to your niche to serve as lead magnets (original and/or great recycled content

    backlinks to your website (can you write and reviews, or feature a connected product or website?)

    strong social media marketing...don't forget Pinterest

    This foundation is all based on the quality of the content you are offering on your MOBILE-FRIENDLY website.

    Free: Canva (great for creating interesting images and visual content)
    Inexpensive content distribution tools to invest in (monthly cost): Pingler, HootSuite
    Modest tools to invest in (one time): ProfitBuilder -- great lead capture and landing pages

    Interested in tech biz coaching and online project management, let me know.

    Good luck! Use your funds wisely -- save most of that for smart advertising (more research).
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