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I need to start an online business about DIY & Beauty. Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Youmna, Nov 3, 2015.

  1. Youmna

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    Hi everyone,
    I'm a 3rd year medical student in Egypt. I love love watching videos & posts about DIY & Beauty stuff (Home Decor, Organization, Makeup, Healthy Foods,...etc.) and applying them in real life.


    I want to have my own independent source of income from online work because i don't have the time to work on real land due to the niche of my study. And yes i still live with my parents and yes i still take monthly allowance, though i'm almost 21 :D !


    I tried selling a couple of gigs on Fiverr; working as a typist, virtual makeup makeovers for photos & writing a mini article about anything concerning beauty. Actually the only gig that was sold was the Typist job but still not that good (only 8 gigs sold in about 6 months).


    I also tried posting links and photos on instagram, twitter, tumblr & pinterest and monetizing them with ******* but still unsuccessful. I realized u cannot get enough money doing that.


    I wanna utilize my passion to DIY & Beauty into a successful way of making online money. I want to make about $50 a week as a start, so i'm not rushing the big profit as long as the minimum payout is acceptable.


    The big advantage about the niche i love is that it's not that popular here in Egypt. Girls don't usually search how to do ur own makeup at home for example because they don't even know they could! So when u tell someone about a DIY u just made at home, they look amazed! But still of course i'm not just targeting my local country, i'm speaking worldwide.



    I'm not a type of person who writes a lot or like writing, but i do it from time to time. So what do i do? Do i blog, start a youtube channel, create products?
     
  2. JackA2015

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    Since you don't like writing, starting a youtube channel would be the best decision.
     
  3. healzer

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    Yes, a YouTube channel would be great.
    Also open a blog, and post something fresh every day/week, it doesn't have to be "special", but as long as people enjoy reading & learning from you.
    Get on BIY/Beautiful related forums, open accounts on those forums and help people there. You may also promote your blog in the signature of your account, it's a great source for traffic, as well as long term SEO backlinks.

    If you wish to succeed with your hobby, help people :)
     
  4. danno

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    Just curious, if girls don't do their own makeup do they get it done professionally all the time? Or do they just not wear makeup? I can't imagine how people wouldn't realise they could do their own makeup at home.

    A Youtube channel would be good if you don't mind branding yourself - I've seen alot of girls do really well just doing simple tutorials. Otherwise I'd maybe create a blog reviewing and recommending different products (using your affiliate links). The niches you've mentioned are quite broad though - I wouldn't have home decor and healthy eating on the same blog, although healthy eating and beauty could go together maybe.
     
  5. Silvslava

    Silvslava Registered Member

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    Posts will not effective to get more traffic. I recommend, you should upload videos of your DIY and beauty stuff on different forums like vimeo, youtube and dailymotion. You can also share productive beauty tips to get qualified traffic. Best of luck!
     
  6. Cryogenesis

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    I'd say open a YouTube Channel,a personal blog and an Instagram account.
    YouTube channel revenues - Adsense.
    Personal blog - Ads + affiliate marketing.
    Instagram account - Selling shoutouts + affiliate marketing.

    Good luck :)
     
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    You will be surprised. When i started making videos on youtube, i used to think: Who is going to watch this? and then....out of nowhere, hundreds of viewers and few comments just appeared on my yt channel.

    i´m pretty sure many girl do their own makeup in Egypt as well as in any other country in the world. They all have youtube xDDDDD

    That being said, i think youtube is a very good way to start a project like that one. Combine it with instagram/pinterest and you may see hundreds of visits within a few weeks coming in....

    Best of luck, i will love to follow your journey
     
  8. blackbeans

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    If I were you, I'd focus on Youtube and Instagram.

    Post quality content.

    Develop a REAL FOLLOWING.

    There ARE shortcuts but they don't lead to any LASTING results.
     
  9. koliman

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    Start youtube channel,instagram,facebook and twitter.
    Share your videos at social medias and post some images and content.
     
  10. switchblade

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    Youmna, you received a lot of good advice so far. More importantly, roll up your sleeves and get to work executing which ever of the suggestions given here that appeals to you.
    Good luck on your MMO(Make-Money-Online) journey.
     
  11. LoftPower

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    Go with a youtube channel. I feel that this would be your best bet as you will be doing something that you love and being creative at the same time.
     
  12. Tippi

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    agree with poster above, youtube is the best route
     
  13. onelettershor

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    Youtube channel and make videos! for DIY pinterest is probably best :)

    best of luck OP
     
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    The best thing to market your online shop would be YouTube Marketing,so that you can get good visitors on your online shop
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  15. lukelo12

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    You should start from social networking sites. I have watched that the people who promote their business through Facebook pages, YouTube effective videos and twitter page pages are more successful as compare to other ones.
     
  16. JasonGraham

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    You could sell your own products create a website or sell on amazon, etsy etc...
     
  17. PageMarketingSEO

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    Egypt's people are more active on facebook rather than anywhere else on the web so i suggest you build a facebook page and drive traffic through facebook ads + posting some good shareable content. If they're not interested, get them to be.

    Amr from Cairo
     
  18. LoftPower

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    Yes Pinterest Is also awesome for this. There are many that are interested in beauty there.