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Idea to make some $$$ in the new year

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by rubberband, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. rubberband

    rubberband Registered Member

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    Here's a quick idea that I wanted to share with anyone who has the time/resources to pull it off, because I don't. A lot of people will be making their resolutions for the new year and "losing weight" is always a popular one.

    So the idea is:
    Vbulletin is releasing their new community software tomorrow (I think), which pretty much acts like myspace and facebook. It has the regular forum plus profiles, blogs and picture albums.

    Take that software and make a community designed for people who want to lose weight in 2010. You can name it something catchy like "Weightloss2010.org" or "2010pounds.com". Throw up a quick design on it, add some general weight loss tips to the forum part and then promote it like hell over the next week. Directory submissions, facebook groups, press releases so you might even get media coverage... etc. Most of it could be outsourced.

    You would then be able to monetize it either WH or BH style. WH style being you get a popular weight loss program, like Weight Watchers, to sponsor you and give discounts to your members. BH style being you have a targeted list of fat asses trying to lose weight that you can push diet pill and weight loss products on (Email, Sticky threads, PM system). Hell, you could even make fake profiles of people that are losing a lot of weight that say their using certain products with your aff link on them.

    It would take a lot of work over the next week, but maybe someone could make it pay off.
     
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  2. heater

    heater Junior Member

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    bro, thats a damn good idea. I unfortunately dont have the resources or $$$ yet to pull it off. But i think that could turn out pretty profitable.
     
  3. rubberband

    rubberband Registered Member

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    Yeah, maybe someone will do it because I'd be interested in seeing if it goes well. Although if someone does it, I doubt they'll announce it to the forum.
     
  4. dontcallmebuzz

    dontcallmebuzz Newbie

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    this time of year there are always things that are going to sell- has to do with new years resolutions- think weight loss, exercise equipment/gym memberships, stop smoking
    (you know- the bullshit people say as a new year resolution then give up one 3 weeks later)
     
  5. syngenetic

    syngenetic Guest

    Very unique idea. Although it requires some $$ and time.
     
  6. Fatality

    Fatality Newbie

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    Investing in the VB license, and someone to do the design for the website is too much for me to pursue. I do give you a star for creativity :p