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  • Profile picture of the author kilgore
    Why does anyone need your site? What are you offering that other sites aren't offering?

    I can get more product information and better reviews on Amazon.com itself. There are more buying options there too. And of course there are hundreds of other sites out there with all sorts of information on roof boxes.

    So again, what are you bringing to the table? Why should a customer visit your site? Why should they read your reviews? Why should they trust your recommendations? If my friend were looking for a roof box, why would I tell them to visit your site instead of any one of the other hundreds of sites out there?

    I'm not trying to be negative, but if you can't answer these questions your customers won't be able to answer them either. And if your customers can't figure out what makes you better than the competition, you can bet that they'll just go to the competition.
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    • Profile picture of the author Woomeister
      Originally Posted by kilgore View Post

      Why does anyone need your site? What are you offering that other sites aren't offering?

      I can get more product information and better reviews on Amazon.com itself. There are more buying options there too. And of course there are hundreds of other sites out there with all sorts of information on roof boxes.

      So again, what are you bringing to the table? Why should a customer visit your site? Why should they read your reviews? Why should they trust your recommendations? If my friend were looking for a roof box, why would I tell them to visit your site instead of any one of the other hundreds of sites out there?

      I'm not trying to be negative, but if you can't answer these questions your customers won't be able to answer them either. And if your customers can't figure out what makes you better than the competition, you can bet that they'll just go to the competition.
      Exactly.

      A simple business plan would have foreseen this issue.

      Too many start businesses without investigating all the pitfalls, and ways you can think of that would render your business useless.

      If you say 'roof box' to me I think 'Halfords' (Im in Uk) I would never read an independent advisors site over the main authority and retailer for such an item.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gambino
    I like your site design. The only two things that I think need fixed are the copy on the homepage and an easier path to get your visitors from your site to amazon. You can't make money until someone goes to Amazon and buys something... So, getting your visitors to Amazon should be your primary goal. I would probably replace that text on your homepage with a comparison chart of the top items and links to Amazon.

    Right now your visitors have to:

    Select the category > Read/Scroll through the description > Read/Scroll through the review(s) > Click to go to Amazon if they want to 'buy now'

    I'd change it to:

    Select a category > Brief comparison of reviewed items (Read full review - Link to review/Show price - link to Amazon)
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  • Profile picture of the author TripLoop
    Why does anyone need your site?
    If you are on the lookout for a roof box or a bike carrier or something related to my niche, a dedicated website is better than scrolling through amazon, eBay or a manufacturer website.

    What are you offering that other sites aren't offering?
    I'm saving your time to choose the best products on the market right now, I'm not an expert in that niche but I spend hours to choose quality products to put on my website. I'm not trying to promote Clickbank crappy ebooks.

    I can get more product information and better reviews on Amazon.com itself.
    Yes it's true but there are many products, for example there 100+ roof boxes on Amazon, 80 % are from Chinese manufacturers and definitely poor quality and without any reviews.

    There are more buying options there too.
    Yeah Because it's an eCommerce website.

    And of course there are hundreds of other sites out there with all sorts of information on roof boxes.
    It's the same for all other niches. Why there are so many websites talking about tech news ?

    So again, what are you bringing to the table?
    A well designed website and clean interface whithout a lot of ads and "related products" + specific information about dozen of categories, I also create an infographic on how to install a roof box ( you are going to tell me Oh there are hundred of videos on Youtube explaining all the steps clearly ) and I consider to add a new page to help people store their roof box when they don't use it.

    Why should a customer visit your site? Why should they read your reviews? Why should they trust your recommendations?
    I don't know how to explain that, I'm just trying to earn some money.
    Like everyone in this forum.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gambino
      Just my two cents on some of the below comments...

      Originally Posted by TripLoop View Post

      Why does anyone need your site?
      If you are on the lookout for a roof box or a bike carrier or something related to my niche, a dedicated website is better than scrolling through amazon, eBay or a manufacturer website.
      The problem I see here is that people that have gone to Amazon in order to look at products are typically in the buying phase and at least almost prepared to make a purchase. The visitors to your site are likely in the consideration phase and not as close to making a purchase. However, Amazon affiliate sites are fairly easy to spot and in my opinion immediately discredited... But that just may be because I've been around the internet marketing thing. Verified reviewed on Amazon carry more weight, in my opinion.

      Originally Posted by TripLoop View Post

      What are you offering that other sites aren't offering?
      I'm saving your time to choose the best products on the market right now, I'm not an expert in that niche but I spend hours to choose quality products to put on my website. I'm not trying to promote Clickbank crappy ebooks.
      This kind of plays into the above. Readers know that you have no first hand knowledge of all of these products, so you're basically just reviewing reviews and product information. Again, the reviews from people who actually use the product carry more weight. The other thing is that you only review a certain number of products; whereas, those people who are considering their options are probably going to want to look at more than just your recommendations. You're going to have to make an awful compelling argument to why these are the only ones worth buying.

      Originally Posted by TripLoop View Post

      And of course there are hundreds of other sites out there with all sorts of information on roof boxes.
      It's the same for all other niches. Why there are so many websites talking about tech news ?
      In my opinion, you've kind of handicapped yourself with this niche. Comparing this to a tech news site isn't really fair. It's kind of impossible to set yourself apart with unique views or separate yourself as an 'expert' in the field of roof top carriers.

      Originally Posted by TripLoop View Post

      Why should a customer visit your site? Why should they read your reviews? Why should they trust your recommendations?
      I don't know how to explain that, I'm just trying to earn some money.
      Like everyone in this forum.
      Again, I think you've handicapped yourself with the niche and with the strategy. Amazon affiliates typically make a very small commission, meaning you can only generate free traffic. So, you're basically putting all of your eggs into social media and organic search engine traffic. It's a tough niche to separate yourself in. Personally, I like the niches that others consider "over-saturated" because they're a lot of money in them and you just need a unique angle/selling point.
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      • Profile picture of the author TripLoop
        As you said I'm reviewing reviews and product information because i just can't buy all this stuff and make real authentic reviews, simply as that, even if a roof box cost 5 bucks, that's a big investment a lot of money spend on a risky business plan.

        I'm not comparing my niche with a tech news website, I'm just saying the vast majority of new businesses are new attempts at existing types of business.

        I have seen in the past a guy who create a twins stroller niche website with amazon links etc, the website was sold on Flippa for 200+ bucks, maybe I gonna do the same.

        Do you think a Star Wars stuff website is better ?
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        • Profile picture of the author Gambino
          Originally Posted by TripLoop View Post

          I have seen in the past a guy who create a twins stroller niche website with amazon links etc, the website was sold on Flippa for 200+ bucks, maybe I gonna do the same.
          If your ultimate goal is to make a website and flip it on Flippa for a hundred bucks or so, then you can probably do it with this site. Will you get rich or quit your day job? I doubt it. But, you'll probably generate a little revenue if you can drive traffic to it.

          It all depends on what your goals are. To me, it's not worth putting a lot of time and effort into anything for a hundred bucks or so.

          Originally Posted by TripLoop View Post

          Do you think a Star Wars stuff website is better ?
          I think you need to identify your goal(s), do more research and come up with a plan before you hop from website to website.
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          • Profile picture of the author TripLoop
            Originally Posted by Gambino View Post

            If your ultimate goal is to make a website and flip it on Flippa for a hundred bucks or so, then you can probably do it with this site. Will you get rich or quit your day job? I doubt it. But, you'll probably generate a little revenue if you can drive traffic to it.

            It all depends on what your goals are. To me, it's not worth putting a lot of time and effort into anything for a hundred bucks or so.

            I think you need to identify your goal(s), do more research and come up with a plan before you hop from website to website.
            Im totally unemployed and sorta desperate at this moment which means my standards for what Ill do for money are pretty low and flexible right now, including creating 2 or 3 websites per week and flip them for some cash. I'm really good at Graphic design and Wordpress, i just can not convince clients on Freelance websites due to my empty employment history.
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                • TripLoop,

                  Originally Posted by TripLoop View Post

                  ... but sincerely the bitcoin is not worth investing in it, I mean in 2016, fluctuations on the market are repetitive ...
                  I never mentioned anything about holding on to your bitcoins for such a time that you can considerably earn (or significantly lose) from price fluctuations.
                  ...
                  What I said is slanted more towards day trading.

                  In my experience buying and selling bitcoins, daily fluctuations average out to $2 per day.
                  ...
                  So, with what you said about long term investing -- It's either I earn $2 per day from 1 bitcoin (now at 740 USD per bitcoin as opposed to 580 USD in September), or lose $2 per day from 1 bitcoin.

                  BUT, that's not the point.
                  ...
                  With my current day trading ventures at a 15% mark-up -- I don't need to worry about a 6 or even a 60 USD loss with just 1 bitcoin.
                  ...
                  And, for the past several months that I'm doing this -- It hasn't taken me longer than 10 days to sell out up to 3K USD of bitcoins.

                  But, I'm prepared to take the risk with such a return, even if I lose what I invest.
                  ...
                  That's because I don't invest anything that I can't afford to lose.
                  ...
                  Anyway, if you find some sort of investment that doesn't have any risk and can guarantee even a 10% monthly interest, then do let us know!

                  Originally Posted by TripLoop View Post

                  ... people who buy it do it for speculation or to buy drugs or weapons ...
                  Yeah, and so do others with fiat currency (traditional money) and money in their PayPal, credit / debit cards, bank accounts, etc.
                  ...
                  Point is, how can you control (let alone know for sure) what others do with their own money?
                  ...
                  I let the cops and the feds do their jobs - Most of them are actually good at what they do.
                  ...
                  Hey, my job is hard enough as it is!

                  Originally Posted by TripLoop View Post

                  ... start with 20 dollars but I'm not sure I will be able to double profit in 10 days as mentioned on the investor's page ...
                  With a 20 USD test, you'll earn 12% net (less PayPal withdrawal fees, and currency exchange fees if you aren't based in the US).
                  ...
                  That's 2.40 USD net profit from a 20 USD test.
                  ...
                  Let's give this a 1 to 2-day buffer, so say it takes 5 days for you to sell that out, withdraw from PayPal to your bank account, buy 20 USD of bitcoins again, and sell it out again.
                  ...
                  That's 6 cycles per month (5 days per cycle x 6 cycles = 30 days).
                  ...
                  So, 6 x 2.40 = $14.40.
                  ...
                  So, you get your test money back and 72% earnings on top of it for your test month.
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                  • Profile picture of the author TripLoop
                    Originally Posted by Marx Vergel Melencio View Post

                    That's 6 cycles per month (5 days per cycle x 6 cycles = 30 days).
                    ...
                    So, 6 x 2.40 = $14.40.
                    So to earn 1000 usd you should invest 1388, how many people do you know they have this sum in their bank account and willing to invest ? 72% ? I'm a little bit skeptical. Too good to be true ..

                    Originally Posted by desireedavid View Post

                    Maybe you can provide more information such as various stores where these can be purchased aside from Amazon. Where they can get it cheaper, how to get it installed, how to take care of their roof boxes after they purchase, and other pertinent information.
                    I appreciate that kind of vision, exploring new avenues. It's just I try not to make more efforts until I am sure that I can monetize my website. Thank's.
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                    • TripLoop,

                      Originally Posted by TripLoop View Post

                      ... how many people do you know they have this sum in their bank account and willing to invest ?
                      What's your point?
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                      I know a lot of people (relatives, good friends, business partners and clients, many of whom own their own companies like me) who have WAAAAYYYYY much more money than $1K and are already doing this, and I also know a lot of people (also relatives and good friends) without even $10 in their banks who are still saving up so they can start doing this.

                      Originally Posted by TripLoop View Post

                      ... 72% ? I'm a little bit skeptical. Too good to be true ...
                      Then don't do it. The best strategy in business is to NOT invest anything that you CAN'T afford to lose.
                      ...
                      Hey, you asked for advice on how to make money, and I told you just one out of the MAAAAAAANNNNNNNYYYYYY things that I do to make money.
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                      I also told you about this because it has one of the LOWEST barriers of entry, but obviously, "lowest" is subjective.
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  • Profile picture of the author desireedavid
    Went to your website, and this is my opinion:

    1. HOMEPAGE
    -- from the banner, I thought you provide tips on building roof boxes, and that you sell them. When I scrolled down, I was looking for an "add to cart" or "order". So, I clicked "learn more".

    2. REVIEWS?
    -- So you provide advise in purchasing roof boxes... But this information is already available on the product reviews on Amazon.

    I think you need to find something different for your clients. Maybe you can provide more information such as various stores where these can be purchased aside from Amazon. Where they can get it cheaper, how to get it installed, how to take care of their roffboxes after they purchase, and other pertinent information.

    Personally, I like your website. It's clean. But copy can be improved. Make sure that from the homepage itself, users can figure out exactly what it is you are offering.

    Do you use these roofboxes yourself? Are you someone who travels by car a lot? A roadtrip master? Build trust. Why should a user trust your advise? They need more information about why they should trust you. You can probably make it more personal. Why are you endorsing these brands? Do you have a tie-up with these brands? Something to explore...

    Maybe you can improve on this further by sharing your roadtrip experiences. Since you put up a travel blog before, maybe you can merge that with this site. So you can provide roadtrip advise and tips, too.

    This is how I can see this business grow... It's a good niche, to be honest. You just need to explore further.

    Hope this helps!
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  • Profile picture of the author BigFrank
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    Originally Posted by TripLoop View Post

    This is not self-promotion.
    Sez, you. The mods may disagree.

    Frank
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