My Strategy Moving Forward - Please Reply with Helpful Comments :)

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Hi Everyone,

As my name states, I am very new to internet marketing, but am beginning to fall in love with the idea because of some recent success.

I am now going to begin testing new strategy, but before I do I wanted to share this with everyone and ask for comments, feedback, critiques.

Here it is:

My niche is weight loss and fitness. I am going to register and domain dot com and make a simple website through wordpress that will have feature a few different CB weight loss and fitness product and write honest reviews about them. It will be minimal in content, but will have value. I also want to have a squeeze page so that I will being to build a client list when I begin having traffic to my site. Is this idea good? What's the best way to begin driving a lot of traffic to that site?

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  • Profile picture of the author helisell
    Seems like nobody wants to answer you so I will.

    So.......you want to enter the most competitive
    niche in the world (probably) with nothing new
    to offer.

    You'll be doing reviews?.....(like about a gazillion other sites)

    And you don't know how to get traffic?

    And you're wondering whether this will work?


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    • Profile picture of the author cucaneitor
      Originally Posted by helisell View Post

      Seems like nobody wants to answer you so I will.

      So.......you want to enter the most competitive
      niche in the world (probably) with nothing new
      to offer.

      You'll be doing reviews?.....(like about a gazillion other sites)

      And you don't know how to get traffic?

      And you're wondering whether this will work?


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      It seems like yes, plase add your answer then
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  • Profile picture of the author Luke Corden
    I think if you go that route you are going to need to provide some special content and build up considerable but not unachievable presence in the relevant forums and key blogs. You will need to spend a lot of effort on guest blogging and spend a great deal of time on all you standard SEO practices. It will be a long hard journey but don't let anyone tell you it is impossible.
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    Possible? Sure, but won't be easy.

    It's a monster niche and extremely competitive.

    If you want to get traffic fast, come up with a social media strategy. That's what I did in my fitness niche because Google gives the first 10 spots to other sites. But with social media, I attracted 140K fans in a few months and have a ton of traffic.

    If you go the social media route, product reviews won't do it. Fun, informative and entertaining content with great images is required. You can certainly add reviews to your site, but don't hammer your fans/followers with those because they'll get annoyed.

    If you don't work out or haven't lost weight, start working out. Personal gym/work out experience helps a lot. I get a lot of inspiration for my blog from my own fitness regimen.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adam Short
      Great advice by jgant.

      I would also recommend to do keyword research and target a smaller niche in that industry since it is so competitive. If you are new, it will be motivation for you to make some earnings in a shorter period of time rather than plugging away for months and months without making a dime.
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    • Originally Posted by jgant View Post

      Possible? Sure, but won't be easy.

      If you want to get traffic fast, come up with a social media strategy. That's what I did in my fitness niche because Google gives the first 10 spots to other sites. But with social media, I attracted 140K fans in a few months and have a ton of traffic.
      JGRANT, exactly what is your facebook/social media strategy??? 140 fans in a few months is pretty incredible. Please do share. thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author John J M
    I would also recommend going after a very specific niche within that broader one, and I'd recommend youtube marketing. It's one of the quickest and easiest ways to get traffic, especially in that niche, if you know a few basic strategies. Get a couple WSO's on youtube marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Originally Posted by newbiemarketingguy View Post

    My niche is weight loss and fitness.
    Weight Loss and Fitness are not Niches they are Markets.
    A niche in the weight loss market would be, "how to lose belly fat".


    Originally Posted by newbiemarketingguy View Post

    What's the best way to begin driving a lot of traffic to that site?
    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ffic-tips.html
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  • Profile picture of the author Stefan Shields
    I wouldn't recommend you start by entering this niche.

    You are extremely likely to fail in it and that may discourage you from moving onto something more profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I think if you're great at marketing, you can sell successfully in a highly competitive niche. You might want to go into a smaller niche though... considering that you are a newbie and have no idea of the mechanics that make an online business work.
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  • Profile picture of the author joyfulwraps
    You already have good comments and advice I would like to add:

    Make sure you consistently add new and relevant content to your site

    Build a list by giving value and something free to those subscribing to your list

    Make sure the CB products you use convert well and have positive feedback from users

    Promote, Promote, Promote - you can never do too much website promotion

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    Many have suggested choosing a narrow niche within fitness.

    I can't fault that, but it's not always that easy with social media.

    I started with a very narrow sub-niche (a particular type of workout style) that I've done for years. Did a Kindle book, email newsletter ... the whole nine yards. I did okay with it, but the market was limited.

    I changed my strategy with social media. I expanded the site to many types of workouts as well as nutrition content.

    I cast a much wider net and it worked very well.

    Yes, I target a specific group of people, but it's a huge group pursuing a specific fitness goal - but there are many paths and variables to reach the goal. That's the info I provide.

    I promote a variety of products on CB as well as some in-house affiliate programs. I buy this stuff by the truckload and use the products. I write about them - my likes, dislikes, who it's ideal for, etc.

    My target market is approximately 6,500,000 million people on Facebook. I adjust ad targeting for each promotion, but when adding up all targets for my fanbase, it's into the millions.

    This works well for me and it generates a lot of traffic that is somewhat targeted.

    My advantage is I've been into fitness for 2 decades and know the wants of different age groups.

    That said, my site is not some general health site. It's a specific form of fitness that has a large audience, me being part of that audience.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kindleismylife
    Originally Posted by newbiemarketingguy View Post

    It will be minimal in content... What's the best way to begin driving a lot of traffic to that site?
    By having the opposite of "minimal in content".

    To be honest, review sites work best when your readers Know, like and trust you. In order for THAT to happen they need to get to know you. In order for THAT to happen you need to either write, record video or do a podcast.

    Your business model requires a high level of authority which can't be created without high volumes of communication.
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