I have a vision of setting up a website which will look to achieve the following and I would really appreciate any comments of encouragement or things to consider doing differently as my time on here has been limited but feel like information overload has occurred:
- Automated news feeds on my chosen niche
- articles written around specific topics within my niche - "10 ways to" type articles
- Launch and build profiles on social media sites to link into my website - generate commentary and interactions
- Have some videos uploaded onto you tube and then embedded around some topics within my niche on my website
I have wordpress installed locally on my machine to start building this and have gathered some of the tools I need with regards to the social media interaction but my main issue is about getting traffic to the site. What should i be looking for in terms of keywords to ensure that I can get ranked and attract enough visitors?
For traffic, I have seen that facebook can be a good authority builder and with the right approach, likes can come cheaply and freely or almost freely.
From limited time on here, if I link my website into the you tube videos, this again will provide some much needed authority and if my articles are written well in 10 steps type format, these help with the SEO(?)
I am not expecting to make a shed load of money on this straight away but I thought the best way to start building my authority up was to get people to see me for free and trust me. I have even considered implementing something like buddy press for a forum to help my viewers/visitors talk with like minded people and/or having a weekly email. Maybe have an monthly prize draw for my email subscribers as a way of indirectly buying traffic?
I am pretty sure there are ways to monetize this site but i am not wanting to look like I am whoring myself out to blatant advertising all over the place. My focus has to be getting volume/quality traffic to my site first.
Ways of making some money off the site to start out would be to have select affiliate/cpa links to relevant companies within my niche.
Does it look like I am on the right track with this idea because my eyes keep seeing all these "interesting" ways of making money?