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Guys, Gwyneth Paltrow needs BHW to help her run her website "Goop"

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by PetalumaFlower, Nov 4, 2014.

  1. PetalumaFlower

    PetalumaFlower Regular Member

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    I came across this headline last night:


    "Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle website Goop 'faces $1.6M in debt' as it continues to lose money"


    I thought, "How in the world is a website in debt? It only costs $4.50 a month for hosting."

    Even if you are running a huge site, it should not be over $100-$150 a month for hosting. You may even have an email list that may run you $50 a month if you have lots of subscribers. If you are doing e-commerce, maybe another $200 a month for a nice set up. All of that together is barely $500 a month.



    I clicked the link, and what I read was just sad.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...oop-faces-1-6M-debt-continues-lose-money.html


    Why is this website being run like a corporation? I cracked up laughing when I read the site had "investors".

    The site was stupid from the beginning, but how did she manage to mess up something so basic? This is something that can literally be ran from your laptop or iPhone while at home watching soap operas. Three people in the comments even said:


    "This is a business? I could run this from my sofa with an email listserv."

    "You're kidding. That website that everyone makes fun of has shareholders? Who? Why?"

    "No idea how a lifestyle blog can be losing that much money. The only costs are for staff salaries--and I'm guessing that you'd barely need 1 full time employee to write and maintain it."



    She needs to come search these forums and learn how to hook up a website that will make money.

    This is embarrassing. :(
     
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    sashablack Elite Member

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    LOL now that is a funny read ... this is a perfect example of people doing something they have no idea on how it works.

    I bet you she hired some guys who overcharged her a shit load of money and now she is knee-deep in the shit :)

    -Sasha
     
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    BHopkins Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Some people prefer to put the cart before the horse.
     
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    Someone defiantly overcharged her for the website.
     
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    pxoxrxn Supreme Member

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    Its obvious why that shit doesn't make any money. If she thinks she is a fashion icon, she should have a blog and monetise it with ads. But instead, she chose to see some random diary shit and some lipstick that obviously no one wants. The website is hard to read and there is shit all over the place. The internet will be a better place once that shit has disappeared.
     
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    Damn. Oh damn.

    My eyes, they're bleeding.
     
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    No such thing as overcharging, some people just agree to pay too much- lol
    Never let someone dictate or determine your work or worth. Now of course they don't have to pay it or may choose to negotiate but it is always up to the person providing the service to determine what they figure their services and efforts are worth regardless to what someone else thinks or say it is. Thing is you will find out soon enough what most folks think of it but that does not mean you were wrong just means they don't agree- lol
    Then it's up to you how much you wanna concede that you may have been off a bit and to what extent you wanna make adjustments.
     
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    According to her $140m net worth, she is far from needing our help. :)
     
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    aposterioris Newbie

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    It's for PR and staying relevant! Even bad news is good news for someone who's career consist of supportive roles.
     
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    Reading between the lines --

    She raised millions from wealthy investors to fund her own lifestyle. How does a company like this spend so much money? By throwing parties and extravagant events. The article also states she takes interest-free loans from the company, which implies she will likely not pay them back.
     
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    Don't invest in a company that the founders won't invest in themselves. Very bad sign!
     
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    I like Gwyneth Paltrow. She's a real sweet lady. And that's a weakness that many people will take advantage of.

    Unfortunately, this is not at all uncommon. This type of shit happens to newly recruited NFL players all the time. Investors approach them with bad business ideas, they get the star to front money, get some other people, then shit hits the fan cause noone knows wtf they're doing.

    BTW, the title of this thread is shit. It's pure clickbait.
     
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    Lol. No clue at all as to what she is doing. Because of that she got ripped off.



    She probably doesn't know what "monetize" means. Lol. You're right, the entire site is super random, with no real direction or niche. I too can't wait for her site to disappear.


    Lol. She's stupid.

    The $140m must not be legit if she's taking interest free loans from the website.

    I'm gonna assume the loans were fundraiser money she gave to Obama.

    Agreed.
     
  14. PetalumaFlower

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    You're just saying that because you like her. Her website was garbage from day one. Everyone knows that. No one wanted to read about her vegan diet or her marriage that is now over, just like her website.

    The title of this thread is not "clickbait". It's true, she does need our help. If she had read these forums she would know how to run a blog. Running a blog is basic knowledge. Little teenagers start blogs everyday on Blogger, Tumblr, and Wordpress and run them successfully from their bedroom.

    BTW, I see why you like her. Your attitude is just like hers. It's pure "shit".
     
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    wow thats retarded, people should stick with what they know not experiment with something they have no clue
     
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    She has got director father, actress mother and a godfather (Stephen Spielberg). She can succeed, but only in movies. IM is a different story altogether.
     
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    You have the right idea. The girls on those sites are just regular girls who started theirs from the ground up. That's why I'm completely stumped at how she messed this up. There are regular girls/women running successful lifestyle blogs all over the internet. I have one myself! It's like she's completely blind or not watching what's going on within the market that she's operating in.

    Now that I think about it, she was trying to compete with Martha Stewart. She hired Martha's former CEO to run Goop. Maybe the woman went to work there to sabotage, haha. I bet Martha is somewhere laughing hysterically.
     
  20. Capo Dei Capi

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    She wasn't doing IM, she was working on a brand. Simply having a website does not make one an Internet Marketer, an Internet Marketer is someone that uses the Internet do to marketing.