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Blog idea, but need little advice

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by imhiya, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. imhiya

    imhiya Newbie

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    I'm thinking of creating a blog to do with our 3 new kittens we got a few days ago.

    The only thing im struggling with is how can i advertise it, the only way i thought of is on youtube with a video of them with a link to the website.

    also i need a domain name, which i'm going to look for but i was thinking something with like kittens in it.
     
  2. imhiya

    imhiya Newbie

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    also what would be good money making things i could include in it? like afflilates?
     
  3. mwari23

    mwari23 BANNED BANNED

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    that sounds like a good start, especially if you can film them doing something funny, silly, or cute. it would have the potential to go viral. also you could find forums about pets or cats/kittens and make post and have the link to your site in your sig
     
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    mwari23 BANNED BANNED

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    adsense of course. find pet products that have affiliate programs. sign up for amazons affiliate program and creat widgets with pet products and accessories. things of this nature
     
  5. imhiya

    imhiya Newbie

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    widgets? also would you recommend i use my own hosting or a blogging site? i was thinking of using wordpress i think its called.
     
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    mwari23 BANNED BANNED

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    amazons widgets are like banner ads that you setup to show the products that you want them to display. real simple to do...wordpress is real good, there are a lot of plugins for it to help with getting your blog noticed
     
  7. imhiya

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    Thank you for the help but one last question. What plugins would you recommend to help get me noticed? or just plugins you'd recommend?
     
  8. mwari23

    mwari23 BANNED BANNED

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    i dont know the exact ones because i dont use wordpress, but a lot of plugins and templates for wordpress have have been shared on this forum. just do a search for them
     
  9. hellokitty

    hellokitty Registered Member

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    are the plugins and layouts we download available to be installed on wordpress[dot]com or do they work only if we have istalled wordpress on our own hosting?
     
  10. scriptkiddy

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    If you haven't already got the domains you could buy via godaddy and use their free hosting as a starting point, then see how you go. (If you've already got the domains you could register another info with godaddy at ($2.19) to get a free hosting account that you can put the other domains on as well.

    You can also monitize using epn (ebay) adds. if you're creative there are many possible niches, from pet products to baby clothes, kids clothes, games ....
     
  11. the mad hatter

    the mad hatter Newbie

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    How about having some sort of petition against the abuse of cats. People could sign your petition and have some statistic about the number of people that have signed displayed along with adsense adds and things of that matter.
    You'd be surprised as to the amount of people who come back to check on the petition. Eventually you can remove the petition and change it with something like thank you for participating in this petition, we have reached the amount of signatures we aimed for, we have a special offer from our sponsor. Then hit them with some affiliate products relevant to cats/kittens. This method worked really good for me. Made a lot of money doing this.

    If your into the adult niche, maybe you could use your kittens as a useful tool for promoting some sort of adult site or product. In an original way of course...
     
  12. imhiya

    imhiya Newbie

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    how can i relate a adult niche with kittens? :p
     
  13. the mad hatter

    the mad hatter Newbie

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    Film the kittens doing all the cute things that kittens do. It has good potential of going viral, then at the end write something like: Think these kittens are cute? check out our kittens at www dot hooklineandsinker dot com.

    Just throwing out some ideas...
     
  14. mdd345

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    Just remember that you can't get all the cool addons that you download here on WP hosted blogs...