I know what I want, Can anyone help me overcome my problems and achieve my goal?

by NA5H3R
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Hey guys,

I really know what i want, and that is a niche website, get traffic, monitise site, build a list market that list.

The problems I'm facing are

a) I am struggling using keyword research to find a profitable niche that ranks well in google
b) panicking about not being able to grasp seo and ranking in google knowledge
c) NO MONEY

The biggest problem i have is c) I'm absolutely broke. This is why I'm going to try all kinds of marketing without a website to raise the capital for tools like content, hosting, awber etc etc etc

So I decided to try and market through you tube using animoto at no cost to myself.

PLEASE NOTE FOLLOWING LINK IS NOT BEING PUT HERE TO MAKE MONEY - I WANTED TO SHOW THE PEOPLE READING MY THREAD TO EDUCATE ME

So here is the link:


I literally just chose tinnitus as it had good gravity, and wanted to actually get off my backside and do something.

I know this thread may seem like a rant, but all i wanted to do was let people know my situation and see if they could throw some constructive criticism my way or offer some advice. Hopefully I can edge myself closer to my goals.

So if anyone can advice me what i am doing wrong or what i should be doing on you tube, or help me with the other problems I'm facing I'd be massively grateful.

Also I'd love to be able to network with someone (exchange emails) that actually makes money online so I can share a few of my IM problems with them. I think Ive been fed to much BS and have very little confidence with this now, so if anyone wouldnt mind exchanging emails with me to fix the confidence and bad knowledge I'd be forever indebted to you

I've been running around the mulberry bush for far to long, lifes too short for me to not meet my goals right????

If you got this far thanks ever so much for reading,
#achieve #goal #overcome #problems
  • Profile picture of the author AlexanderBeloev
    Hey there,

    I can give you some valuable advice only about point C.

    This is what I have done to earn a bit extra every month.

    I have created an account on eBay and Fiverr.

    Then I started selling services on ebay, that were available on fiverr for 5 dollar.

    I sell them for minimum twice the price on fiverr.

    You can try it, it won't cost you anything, except your efforts,

    You will be able to earn an extra $100/200 in your first month

    Cheers,

    Alex
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    • Profile picture of the author NA5H3R
      Originally Posted by AlexanderBeloev View Post

      Hey there,

      I can give you some valuable advice only about point C.

      This is what I have done to earn a bit extra every month.

      I have created an account in eBay and Fiverr.

      Then I started selling services on ebay, that were available on fiverr for 5 dollar.

      I sell them for minimum twice the price on fiverr.

      You can try it, it won't cost you anything, except your efforts,

      Cheers,

      Alex
      I ran a successful business on ebay for quite sometime selling "public domain products"

      one day they banned me from paypal and ebay without any explanation.

      So unfortunately anything to do with paypal and ebay in my IM career from now on I'm screwed, i even tried to open a new paypal a few weeks ago ( moved address since events happened and opened a new bank account) still had me,

      Thanks ever so much for trying to help Alex
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  • Profile picture of the author SandraLarkin
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    Hi,


    Did you read up enough on SEO, etc?

    There are tons of free information about niche selection. Maybe you just need to read a bit more. However, taking action is the only way to get things done, so do not read forever, or be scared you do not know it all forever. Take action.
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    • Profile picture of the author NA5H3R
      Originally Posted by SandraLarkin View Post

      Hi,


      Did you read up enough on SEO, etc?

      There are tons of free information about niche selection. Maybe you just need to read a bit more. However, taking action is the only way to get things done, so do not read forever, or be scared you do not know it all forever. Take action.
      Hi Sandra,

      Thanks for your stern comments, as soon as I have the money i will be up and running,

      I think my problem is reading the wrong articles ;(
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  • Profile picture of the author daniell686
    You just need to start taking action, nobody is going to do that for you, keep that in mind. And if you don't have any money to start from, find a job cause it takes some money to get started.
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    • Profile picture of the author NA5H3R
      Originally Posted by daniell686 View Post

      You just need to start taking action, nobody is going to do that for you, keep that in mind. And if you don't have any money to start from, find a job cause it takes some money to get started.
      I am taking action, im trying to get money without a website.

      I have a job, but unfortunately I have a mortgage and bills and there is literally nothing left i cannot even afford to socialise.

      I didn't come here asking to be given everything on a plate,
      as i said im looking for critisism on my latest project and hopefully be able to network with someone.
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      • Profile picture of the author butters
        Just thought I would let you know that there is no cure for tinnitus in most cases and this really does annoy me when products claim to be a "cure". They are treatments and mask the affects of the disease.

        Source Tinnitus - NHS Choices

        If you do want to give your customers information on tinitus then go read some medical journals like the BMJ or AMJ, you could also try highwire by stanford or even pubmed and Google scholar. People want information which is BACKED UP BY FACTS. If you are going to promote a product, do your research on it!

        If you are looking for ways to make money and your desperate then read this thread: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...desperate.html
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      • Profile picture of the author daniell686
        Then you need to stop doing that, you need a blog, a squeeze page and a free offer that you can start building your list. PM me if you need any help as I'll be delighted to help you in any way I can.

        Originally Posted by NA5H3R View Post

        I am taking action, im trying to get money without a website.

        I have a job, but unfortunately I have a mortgage and bills and there is literally nothing left i cannot even afford to socialise.

        I didn't come here asking to be given everything on a plate,
        as i said im looking for critisism on my latest project and hopefully be able to network with someone.
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
    Butters makes a very valid point. In fact, I have put several affiliate niche blogs on hold personally, as I do not want to promote or sell false hopes. The advice given to do extensive research on medical information was discussed recently here, and I do agree... know your facts.

    That means time and tons of research... not a good combination for fast profits IMHO.

    I would never suggest you give up on promoting medical related affiliate products as there is a huge demand for such. Just sayin'- I too promote some products in the medical arena (*mostly books for now) - but I had recently bought another 10 domains "all excited" to crank up my affiliate motor, and in targeting highly searched keywords in medical niches. Then, I read another post by Butters, and realized to promote medical related products, even something like weight loss... one needs to perform extensive research, and supply factual articles or information, which can be time consuming to compile, let alone difficult to discern facts from fiction at times.

    As far as everyone suggesting it takes money... I disagree. Sure, it helps, but outside of a buying few domains, an unlimited hosting account, and an autoresponder... the rest is all labor intensive, and can be done!

    Look into FREE traffic methods, article syndication, using Google Trends, Web 2.0 properties, On-Page SEO (*simple header tags, alt tags, meta data, keyword density, etc...), guest blogging, and make sure your "optin" or "squeezepage" is solid, and compels people to see value in what you are offering. *That too can be difficult as you've chosen a niche with no real cure, and I'm sure sufferers see through anything you mention that does NOT coincide with their ailment.

    Personally, I'd search "ClickBank" or your favorite affiliate platform, pick an offer that has a solid and lasting history, that offers affiliates email swipes, a free download report, and has a good looking sales page, and try driving traffic that way. Starting off with a tough niche as the one you've chosen, may hinder your time and more importantly reflect on your list building attempts and future profits.

    I am looking for a few links that came to mind while writing this... when I find them, I'll post them.

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7863557

    This one is closed... but contains tons of "Golden Nuggets"...

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...mith-myob.html

    All the Best,

    Art
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      Originally Posted by art72 View Post

      Butters makes a very valid point. In fact, I have put several affiliate niche blogs on hold personally, as I do not want to promote or sell false hopes. The advice given to do extensive research on medical information was discussed recently here, and I do agree... know your facts.

      That means time and tons of research... not a good combination for fast profits IMHO.

      I would never suggest you give up on promoting medical related affiliate products as there is a huge demand for such. Just sayin'- I too promote some products in the medical arena (*mostly books for now) - but I had recently bought another 10 domains "all excited" to crank up my affiliate motor, and in targeting highly searched keywords in medical niches. Then, I read another post by Butters, and realized to promote medical related products, even something like weight loss... one needs to perform extensive research, and supply factual articles or information, which can be time consuming to compile, let alone difficult to discern facts from fiction at times.
      I beleive this may be the one you are refering to: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...you-write.html

      Glad I got through to someone
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      • Profile picture of the author art72
        Originally Posted by butters View Post

        I beleive this may be the one you are refering to: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...you-write.html

        Glad I got through to someone
        Yep... that's the one!

        Yes, Thank-You for that btw, as I was already conscientious about promoting and writing articles centered at medical products, and that thread really brought the message home... RESEARCH the facts first.

        I tried going through your posts to find it... couldn't remember the title, but found some other interesting posts you've made. Ones I will need to go back through and read, for sure.
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    • Profile picture of the author NA5H3R
      Originally Posted by art72 View Post

      Butters makes a very valid point. In fact, I have put several affiliate niche blogs on hold personally, as I do not want to promote or sell false hopes. The advice given to do extensive research on medical information was discussed recently here, and I do agree... know your facts.

      That means time and tons of research... not a good combination for fast profits IMHO.

      I would never suggest you give up on promoting medical related affiliate products as there is a huge demand for such. Just sayin'- I too promote some products in the medical arena (*mostly books for now) - but I had recently bought another 10 domains "all excited" to crank up my affiliate motor, and in targeting highly searched keywords in medical niches. Then, I read another post by Butters, and realized to promote medical related products, even something like weight loss... one needs to perform extensive research, and supply factual articles or information, which can be time consuming to compile, let alone difficult to discern facts from fiction at times.

      As far as everyone suggesting it takes money... I disagree. Sure, it helps, but outside of a buying few domains, an unlimited hosting account, and an autoresponder... the rest is all labor intensive, and can be done!

      Look into FREE traffic methods, article syndication, using Google Trends, Web 2.0 properties, On-Page SEO (*simple header tags, alt tags, meta data, keyword density, etc...), guest blogging, and make sure your "optin" or "squeezepage" is solid, and compels people to see value in what you are offering. *That too can be difficult as you've chosen a niche with no real cure, and I'm sure sufferers see through anything you mention that does NOT coincide with their ailment.

      Personally, I'd search "ClickBank" or your favorite affiliate platform, pick an offer that has a solid and lasting history, that offers affiliates email swipes, a free download report, and has a good looking sales page, and try driving traffic that way. Starting off with a tough niche as the one you've chosen, may hinder your time and more importantly reflect on your list building attempts and future profits.

      I am looking for a few links that came to mind while writing this... when I find them, I'll post them.

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7863557

      This one is closed... but contains tons of "Golden Nuggets"...

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...mith-myob.html

      All the Best,

      Art
      Hey art,

      Thank you ever so much for getting involved.

      The tinnitus thing was only a start, to actually get off my butt and do something, if im going to choose a niche it will need to be profitable and easily ranked in google.

      Trouble is i think what i need is material that can educate me on how to find a niche that i can rank highly in google.

      Or am i looking at this the totally wrong way?
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      • Profile picture of the author art72
        Originally Posted by NA5H3R View Post

        Hey art,

        Thank you ever so much for getting involved.

        The tinnitus thing was only a start, to actually get off my butt and do something, if im going to choose a niche it will need to be profitable and easily ranked in google.

        Trouble is i think what i need is material that can educate me on how to find a niche that i can rank highly in google.

        Or am i looking at this the totally wrong way?
        No Problem, I was there too not so long ago... still learning, lol

        I wouldn't say you are looking at it wrong. I will say: "You do NOT want to rest your business or the future thereof "SOLELY" chasing the ever-changing algorithms of Google... as in your reliance now on ranking websites.

        I am however biased towards the reliance you are seemingly placing on Google rankings. I suggest, other alternatives... as Google is IMHO a tuff nut to crack. No guarantee "IF" you get the #1 slot that you'll be there long. Sure do your best as far as SEO, but DO NOT rely on Google unless your targeting low competition LSI keywords in lucrative niches. (*Basically, outside the medical terms/keywords... especially)

        You will likely NEVER rank or sustain rank on Google for any medical keyword, purely because there are 1,000's of more established sites (*government sites, medical sites, edu sites, etc...) that have that market cornered. Competing in that arena is "almost' a dead issue to even try as far as ranking goes.

        However, read up on fellow warriors: myob, Alexa, Mike Tucker, John McCabe... if you want laser targeted traffic, quality back links, and insist on promoting medically related niches... then article syndication is probably your best chance at doing so, and the above warriors are resident experts, so to speak.

        myob promotes several medically related products, and states he wouldn't stand a chance at ranking in any of these niches, yet he makes big "$$$" promoting through article syndication. Read the second link (above), and you'll see what I mean, it's a powerful marketing technique that does not rely on rankings.

        All the Best,

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        • Profile picture of the author NA5H3R
          Originally Posted by butters View Post

          Lets face it, you wont get it right first time, pick one, stick with it, learn your lessons and begin again. Just pick a niche and take action! Analysis paralysis is what we call your problem, only way to get rid of it is by doing something!

          Originally Posted by art72 View Post

          No Problem, I was there too not so long ago... still learning, lol

          I wouldn't say you are looking at it wrong. I will say: "You do NOT want to rest your business or the future thereof "SOLELY" chasing the ever-changing algorithms of Google... as in your reliance now on ranking websites.

          I am however biased towards the reliance you are seemingly placing on Google rankings. I suggest, other alternatives... as Google is IMHO a tuff nut to crack. No guarantee "IF" you get the #1 slot that you'll be there long. Sure do your best as far as SEO, but DO NOT rely on Google unless your targeting low competition LSI keywords in lucrative niches. (*Basically, outside the medical terms/keywords... especially)

          You will likely NEVER rank or sustain rank on Google for any medical keyword, purely because there are 1,000's of more established sites (*government sites, medical sites, edu sites, etc...) that have that market cornered. Competing in that arena is "almost' a dead issue to even try as far as ranking goes.

          However, read up on fellow warriors: myob, Alexa, Mike Tucker, John McCabe... if you want laser targeted traffic, quality back links, and insist on promoting medically related niches... then article syndication is probably your best chance at doing so, and the above warriors are resident experts, so to speak.

          myob promotes several medically related products, and states he wouldn't stand a chance at ranking in any of these niches, yet he makes big "$$$" promoting through article syndication. Read the second link (above), and you'll see what I mean, it's a powerful marketing technique that does not rely on rankings.

          All the Best,

          Art
          Butters I totally agree, thanks for that, honestly I just need to Dive In.

          Art excellent advice thankyou, but the niche doesnt have to be medical, does it?

          Can any of you give me any advice on how not to go finding a niche?

          I know its my first try but I don't want to use any old niche, i want a strategy to find one a beginner will succeed with and make money (hard work included obviously)
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          • Profile picture of the author butters
            Originally Posted by NA5H3R View Post

            Can any of you give me any advice on how not to go finding a niche?
            Check my sig (Don't worry its a forum post here, not selling you nada.)
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  • Profile picture of the author NA5H3R
    Oh and thanks for the links Art.

    Butters thanks to you also.
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  • Profile picture of the author NA5H3R
    I plucked Tinnitus out of thin air to be honest to give you tube marketing a shot. My goal is building and marketing a list.

    I'm stuck at the niche selection stage to be totally honest.

    I have this thing about getting it right first time, i want to have low competition, and a shot at ranking on page one of google to be successful.
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      Originally Posted by NA5H3R View Post

      I plucked Tinnitus out of thin air to be honest to give you tube marketing a shot. My goal is building and marketing a list.

      I'm stuck at the niche selection stage to be totally honest.

      I have this thing about getting it right first time, i want to have low competition, and a shot at ranking on page one of google to be successful.
      Lets face it, you wont get it right first time, pick one, stick with it, learn your lessons and begin again. Just pick a niche and take action! Analysis paralysis is what we call your problem, only way to get rid of it is by doing something!
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  • Profile picture of the author art72
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    Originally Posted by NA5H3R View Post

    Art excellent advice thankyou, but the niche doesnt have to be medical, does it?
    No, absolutely not. There are tons of niches already in existence, and new that haven't even been created yet, as people are coming to realize that they possess talents and knowledge in all sorts of interests (niches) that others share in, and seek information & products about online. The possibilities are infinite, really.

    Originally Posted by NA5H3R View Post

    Can any of you give me any advice on how not to go finding a niche?
    I can suggest a few things can do, as it's easier than saying; doing it this way or that way is all wrong..

    - Start with something you are passionate or knowledgeable about preferrably (i.e. music, skateboarding, horses, basket weaving, building rc cars, video games, creative writing, fishing, surfing, firearms, hunting, etc..) -Don't go buying domains yet, until...

    -You do your research: keywords, market research (is there a demand?), product research (is there a demand?)... if there's a demand in 'XYZ' niche, what products can you promote?

    -Choose the marketing method(s) or strategy(s) you feel you are most comfortable with or combinations of the following... video marketing, social media, article syndication, guest blogging, PPC-PPV-CPV (paid traffic), and/or create an authority blog/website and compile 'valuable' information (articles/videos) about the subject/niche you've chose, and start driving traffic.

    *If writing articles is something you like doing, or intend to do, by all means apply simple SEO strategies in your titles, articles, add alt tags to images, target your keywords and performing basic SEO by keeping your keyword density at 2-4% (or keyword appears 2-4 times every 100 words you write.

    - Establish the main components of your sales funnel... Squeeze page for list building, Auto responder to collect subscribers and build email campaigns, find suitable traffic generation for your offers using free and paid methods. A quality salespage is important, one that converts, be it an affiliates product or your own, etc...

    - Learn to research trends (top markets) with Google Trends, Ebay Pulse, Yahoo Buzz Log, and even Amazon Best Sellers... these are great for ideas on new products, new niches, or just to add product ideas to an existing niche.

    The hard part is knowing your strengths, so experiment. Heck, you can throw a few hundred bucks at a PPV ad network and cash in if you know what your doing, and don't need a website, videos, or really anything other than the knowledge to place compelling ads, and run solid CPA offers. *But, this is an entirely different marketing strategy. Thus, you need to simply choose a niche, a marketing strategy, and run with it, test it, learn what works and what doesn't... nobody can do that part for you... if so, I'd be rich and retired already, lol.


    Originally Posted by NA5H3R View Post

    I know its my first try but I don't want to use any old niche, i want a strategy to find one a beginner will succeed with and make money (hard work included obviously)
    Hey man, old niches are not ruled out here. It's the marketing strategies you employ that determine the success or failure. I'm still learning, and have several great niches, whereby, I am testing several different strategies to see where my strengths and weaknesses are in my campaigns.

    When I started, I did reviews after extensively researching quality products, and my first sales derived from internet marketing training courses. The hard part is being new and establishing credibility in the MMO niches is difficult, if you don't know what your promoting.

    I simply suggest, you do a quick list on something you would do for FREE if you had the time to be doing it, like water skiing or whatever you are into. Maybe write down 5-10 things and start looking into them, and see what's promotable... and choose the best one, and run with it...you probably won't get bored or feel like you're working so hard if it's something you already love to do or are knowledgeable about.

    Hope I didn't overwhelm you, and this helps you out some.

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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Koch
    I know you put a lot of time into tinittis but do you have it? Marketing to a niche should be marketing to someone about something you know about and then you can give out your personal opinions, and your personal experiences, advice etc. People will trust you then. I learned this in something I purchased.

    What do you understand. What can you sincerely write about with your own knowledge.

    Is there anything people have complimented you on?

    If you can come from this perspective I don't care what it is you should be able to sell information about it.

    I didn't read any threads before I wrote this but I see that my info expands on the previous post a bit so I'll leave it here and hope it helps you.
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  • Profile picture of the author LexiB
    Originally Posted by NA5H3R View Post

    Hey guys,

    I really know what i want, and that is a niche website, get traffic, monitise site, build a list market that list.

    The problems I'm facing are

    a) I am struggling using keyword research to find a profitable niche that ranks well in google
    b) panicking about not being able to grasp seo and ranking in google knowledge
    c) NO MONEY

    The biggest problem i have is c) I'm absolutely broke. This is why I'm going to try all kinds of marketing without a website to raise the capital for tools like content, hosting, awber etc etc etc

    So I decided to try and market through you tube using animoto at no cost to myself.

    PLEASE NOTE FOLLOWING LINK IS NOT BEING PUT HERE TO MAKE MONEY - I WANTED TO SHOW THE PEOPLE READING MY THREAD TO EDUCATE ME

    So here is the link:

    Tinnitus Cure - YouTube

    I literally just chose tinnitus as it had good gravity, and wanted to actually get off my backside and do something.

    I know this thread may seem like a rant, but all i wanted to do was let people know my situation and see if they could throw some constructive criticism my way or offer some advice. Hopefully I can edge myself closer to my goals.

    So if anyone can advice me what i am doing wrong or what i should be doing on you tube, or help me with the other problems I'm facing I'd be massively grateful.

    Also I'd love to be able to network with someone (exchange emails) that actually makes money online so I can share a few of my IM problems with them. I think Ive been fed to much BS and have very little confidence with this now, so if anyone wouldnt mind exchanging emails with me to fix the confidence and bad knowledge I'd be forever indebted to you

    I've been running around the mulberry bush for far to long, lifes too short for me to not meet my goals right????

    If you got this far thanks ever so much for reading,

    The word SELL is nowhere to be found in your post. That's why you are having problems. Solve that problem and everything else goes away.

    Even if you have to go to Wal Mart, buy 10 $1 items and bang on doors selling them for $5 each...start selling something.

    Forget about tools, SEO, keywords, videos and all that other stuff and just sell something.

    Marketing is trying to attract attention. Selling is putting money in the back. You are trying to do the first while completely ignoring the second.
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    • Profile picture of the author livitweb
      First off, you should be choosing a niche on something that you know about. Tinnitus is connected to medical conditions and if you aren't quite inclined towards the medical field, you will have a bit of difficulty with your content. Although there are so many methods that are available in order to succeed in internet marketing, quality content still plays a big part in internet marketing success.
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  • Profile picture of the author khooster1
    I strongly suggest you heed the warriors' advice..
    We been through what you went..

    Pick an evergreen niche with lots of demands.

    You can't go wrong from there.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    I had quite a lot of success when eBay first appeared. Create your own information products on CD and sell them there, but make sure you know something about the niche. I also dabbled in the Tinnitus niche for a while and although I was getting traffic, the conversions were not great.
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