Possible To Be Successful With Lots Of Money To Invest or Without Being An Expert In Said Niche?

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Say I wanted to create a site in the weight training niche with a squeeze page and list, could I really make it a success without knowing the niche inside out (say for eg I am a body builder then I'd know the field) or paying for top notch quality content? I mean by paying someone $1.50 per hundred words can I really get top quality content that will get the readership totally into my site? I am no expert in the field and certainly cannot afford to say pay $5 per 100 words or the like.
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  • Profile picture of the author deepCode
    SEO (good keyword targeting and quality backlinks) is what should drive most traffic to your site. So, if you are good at that, you can make it!
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  • Profile picture of the author MikeMizOne
    Yes it's possible, but becoming an expert is not hard. It's easy to become an "expert" in a field by just reading reviews of different products in said niche. I've learned so much about different niches by reading forums and product reviews.
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    • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
      Originally Posted by MikeMizOne View Post

      Yes it's possible, but becoming an expert is not hard. It's easy to become an "expert" in a field by just reading reviews of different products in said niche. I've learned so much about different niches by reading forums and product reviews.
      Stop. Reading reviews doesn't make you an expert in ANY field.

      Originally Posted by interwebbuzz View Post

      paying someone $1.50 per hundred words can I really get top quality content
      No, $1.50 per 100 words gets you nowhere near "top-quality" content - despite what you may read on this forum.
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      • Profile picture of the author MikeMizOne
        Originally Posted by wolfmmiii View Post

        Stop. Reading reviews doesn't make you an expert in ANY field.
        Okay, I might have been exaggerating a little bit, you might not become an expert but you can learn heck a lot, enough to create a useful website around the subject.

        Just talking from experience, when I started with one of my sites, I knew absolutely nothing about the selected niche. After carefully reading hundreds of different reviews on Amazon about different products and several forums, I could easily tell what made something good/bad, at least when looking from a consumers perspective.

        I know what people look for, I know what people dislike, I know the common problems people face, I know how to solve these, the list can be made long. I answer stupid questions like this on my website daily.

        With that being said, I can't really say that this is a super broad and general niche like "fitness". It's a sub-niche of a niche, like fitness machines would be to fitness if you get me.
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  • Profile picture of the author siwell16
    If you're writing your own content you will gain a lot of knowledge about the niche from your research. I have learn about many things from research and writing articles. You may not become an expert but you will definitely know what your talking about. The more you write about the more your brain will be familiar with the topic and the easier it will be to write.


    Many people make money in niches they know nothing about. The key is to have interesting content and to drive the right kind of traffic to your website.
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    You don't need much money or expertise to get started but expertise is something that you can develop and once you do make some money, it would be wise to reinvest it into your business.

    As for the expertise issue, it's easy to develop real knowledge that can help your target audience by reading books and going through courses so that you learn how to solve the problems of that audience.

    For example, let's say you wanted to get started in the dog training market, you should start reading books about exactly that, and then create content to draw in your target audience.

    Essentially, learn something new every day that is helpful to your market, and share it in the form of content.

    This is the fastest and easiest way to become an expert in the eyes of your audience.

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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by interwebbuzz View Post

    Say I wanted to create a site in the weight training niche with a squeeze page and list, could I really make it a success without knowing the niche inside out (say for eg I am a body builder then I'd know the field) or paying for top notch quality content? I mean by paying someone $1.50 per hundred words can I really get top quality content that will get the readership totally into my site? I am no expert in the field and certainly cannot afford to say pay $5 per 100 words or the like.
    Of course you an be successful

    BUT

    there is no question if you have at least some interest and knowledge it makes it a lot easier.

    You can also really have a lot of passion for the process of building a successful biz.

    Nothing wrong with that


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  • Profile picture of the author Lucian Lada
    $1.50 per 100 words means $7.50 for a 500-word article. For that money, a good writer will perhaps write you the title of an article, but nothing more.


    You take a look at what this forum has become and you can't stop wondering if it there's room for more degradation.
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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      If you don't know enough to write your own interesting and compelling content - and you can't afford to pay for decent content written for you....

      could I really make it a success without knowing the niche
      Probably not. Either the site will be full of misinformation/no information or boring...or visitors who DO know the niche will see you as 'all hat, no cattle'.

      I know it's popular here these days to say "sure, it can be done"...but there are even more threads here by those complaining "I can't make money". Think about it.
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      • Profile picture of the author interwebbuzz
        Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

        If you don't know enough to write your own interesting and compelling content - and you can't afford to pay for decent content written for you....

        Probably not. Either the site will be full of misinformation/no information or boring...or visitors who DO know the niche will see you as 'all hat, no cattle'.

        I know it's popular here these days to say "sure, it can be done"...but there are even more threads here by those complaining "I can't make money". Think about it.
        Maybe they should make this a stickie on this forum. Have time and plenty of it to become an expert in a niche or have big pockets to invest. Otherwise forget it.
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  • Profile picture of the author jmferret
    You better know your niche well, because people feel if content is good and if you write about something you know and like it's a pleasure, which makes you money, not a torture.
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  • Profile picture of the author siwell16
    The truth is people aren't stupid or gullible. If you feed them crap content or misleading content it's going to be your downfall especially in the fitness niche. You're better off starting with something you have an interest in and want to know about.


    One major mistake a lot of new IM make is chasing after a dollar. Just because the niche is a booming niche making others a lot of money doesn't mean the same will happen for you.


    If it's a niche you know nothing about at least pick one your interest in learning about.
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  • Profile picture of the author vohimanshu
    Thats a very good question and its always good to give value to your readers, but if you will just read about your niche for few hours, you wud get enough info to get started. Don't sit back and read about the niche
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  • Profile picture of the author dddggg95
    yes interwebbuzz you can can create a fully automate system with the autoresponder message load up and the squezze page ready with a grabbing attention headlines in the weight loss body building niche targeting your perfect customer and optin, and blog and get traffic from Seo,article marketing and soloads and promote related affiliate products
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  • Profile picture of the author Surge Calls
    You can earn a decent amount of money but you will not be really successful unless you are an expert in your niche or field or have investment money. Take a successful app for example, unless you are a professional coder that knows the niche or someone with investment money chances are the venture will not succeed. You can still make decent money with a less professional app but will not be ultra successful.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author interwebbuzz
    Some of the people who replied with stuff like "read up on the niche", "write your own content", etc and become an expert are missing the point. The point is I don't have the time to "become an expert" in the field.

    For various reasons I cannot really dedicate more then 10 hours a week on IM. And that 10 hours will need to spent on various niches. I want to outsource the content and the publish the content provided by outsourcers onto my site. And the thing is I am not really in a position to say pay $50 for a 700 word article where you'd expect a super high quality article.

    So I just wondered if you can get away with $1.50 per 100 words article. I will go down that route and only time will tell of the outcome.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
      Originally Posted by interwebbuzz View Post

      Some of the people who replied with stuff like "read up on the niche", "write your own content", etc and become an expert are missing the point. The point is I don't have the time to "become an expert" in the field.

      For various reasons I cannot really dedicate more then 10 hours a week on IM. And that 10 hours will need to spent on various niches. I want to outsource the content and the publish the content provided by outsourcers onto my site. And the thing is I am not really in a position to say pay $50 for a 700 word article where you'd expect a super high quality article.

      So I just wondered if you can get away with $1.50 per 100 words article. I will go down that route and only time will tell of the outcome.
      Here is your first problem. Pick ONE.

      Week 1 - 10 hours - take 10 hours to become an expert on ONE THING. One small thing.

      If necessary, spend 2 weeks (20 hours) researching it.

      Then when you've got that thing down and your marketing strategy in place for it THEN go find the next thing to become an expert at.

      For me, if I were going to pay money for an article to be written, I'd already want to be an expert on that topic myself so I could evaluate if I were getting my $'s worth.

      100 words in most cases is a "blurb." Many posts on this forum are over a hundred words. What value are you providing your future customers?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Interesting question. Here's a quick thought:

    Create a "Hub" website. Where you use other people's/Guru's articles and content to build a valuable resource for your market: Something they will appreciate and value. There are plenty of people that will be more than happy to have their articles (etc.) on your Website.

    If you choose to do that, I think it should be a market/niche that you're interested in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tobo1981
    Knowing the niche inside out is over rated unless you are selling your own product/services, if all you do is sell other people's stuff the most important thing when you do online marketing is doing the marketing the right way which does change depending on the niche, focus on learning how to promote, it's more important than content. Of course you need relevant content, what I mean is you do not need to be a top expert in that niche to make it work

    For content you can simply read competitors, basically say the same thing they are saying with different words, use a duplicate checker tool to ensure you are not making duplicate content.

    Disclaimer: I purchase my traffic so that simplifies it for me I really don't need to know the subject I am advertising, all I do is CPC. If you intend to do SEO then my comment isn't relevant anymore as I don't know anything about it. You probably need to know your niche better if you want to build lists, engage with your visitors and go the SEO route.
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  • the easiest and QUICKEST way to start earning is quality searched niche + key word domain. You can get a top ~100,000 alexa rank in a few months with the right nice and words - I have done it.
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  • Profile picture of the author EPoltrack77
    You need to find people that are successful and learn and copy what they are doing but add your own personality. Success is something your attract and not pursue.

    People do business with people they know, like and trust.
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  • Profile picture of the author PBFDan
    Yes, you can. Many people do.

    The biggest thing here is that, as every else has said, you have to know WHAT the audience in your niche wants so you can be more specific about what you learn.

    Use buzzsumo.com and the advanced twitter search (look at retweets) to see what kind of material people consume in your niche, and focus on that!

    This is the best way in a niche you know nothing about.
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