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[JOURNAL] List Building - From 0 To 10k+ Weight Loss Niche

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by zoheb01, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. zoheb01

    zoheb01 Junior Member

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    I?ve done a couple of journals that have fizzled out?I hope this is not the same. I have gone back to basics and focused on list building. After selling solo ads in the meditation niche on my 2k list, I made a few hundred dollars and realised if I had a list in a more demanding niche.
    So I have decided to focus on the weight loss niche. My approach is so simple:

    1) Traffic


    My strategy here is to drive traffic using buysellads and purchase banner advertising on niche related websites. The stats I will be tracking are the CTR.

    2) Landing Page


    I will use optimizepress to create the landing page. The landing page will be promoting a free report related to dieting. I will be doing A/B split testing to continuously improve my opt-in conversion rate. This is will be tracked using Google Analytics.

    3) Building Relationship


    My auto responder (Aweber) will be fully loaded with emails every three days for three months. I have downloaded tons of PLR articles/eBooks from the Members Area in the weight loss niche which I am rehashing to build a blog. Each email will have a call to action to click the link which will take them to the blog post e.g. Does Green Tea Really Help To Lose Weight? I want to get subscribers use to clicking links in my emails as this is integral for the monetization stage. I will be tracking open rate and click through rate here.

    4) Monetization


    Two ways of doing this:


    • Affiliate banners all over the blog ? I?m not expecting much here, but I will be promoting Clickbank products in the weight loss niche. The clicks will be tracked using CB?s affiliate tracking.
    • Selling solo ads ? This is where I expect to most of the money. There are tons of avenues to exploit here to get buyers. I will start exploring those avenues when my list gets to 1k.

    I will also be keeping a running P/L to see if I can make this a profitable businesses.

    This is not rocket science. This is what all the list building guides tell you to do. I know the theory I just need to put it into action.

    I?ll try to update the thread as much as possible. Which me luck!

    zoheb01.
     
  2. tzbt827

    tzbt827 Regular Member

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    Good luck OP, hope you have great success.
     
  3. zoheb01

    zoheb01 Junior Member

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    Thanks mate - much appreciated.
     
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    Good luck OP! Stay focused and you will surely make it!
     
  5. ivanfitzy

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    Hey man,
    I am doing weight loss niche too, plan on start building a list in two weeks from now.
    I have a few extra ideas for you if you'd like, my skype is ivanfitzy.
    Ivan

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  6. lucardk

    lucardk Registered Member

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    Please let me know as soon as you decide to blast the list we'd like to add phen375 in there which should convert really well.
     
  7. zoheb01

    zoheb01 Junior Member

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    Thanks mate - I hope that I do stay focussed!

    Will do!
     
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    erickishere Elite Member

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    Good luck on your journey OP :)
     
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    mindlesswizard Supreme Member

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    All the best mate ! wish you success
     
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    great... I've subscribed this thread....
     
  11. zoheb01

    zoheb01 Junior Member

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    Thanks mate

    I am going to need the luck - aggressive goals!

    Appreciate the support
     
  12. zoheb01

    zoheb01 Junior Member

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    Here's what I have done today:

    1) Ordered logo from Fiverr
    2) Ordered free eBook cover from Fiverr
    3) Created landing page (bar the adding the eBook cover)
    4) Created thank you page

    Will start working on the free report tomorrow.

    Thanks for the encouragement so far.

    Total spend - $10
     
  13. zoheb01

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    Started working on the report and the logo has been delivered.

    I started reviewing sites on buysellads in the weight loss niche and wanted to share my approach in selected good sites to advertise on.


    1. Obviously has to be related to the niche your in (I have searched for, weight loss, diets, health, fitness etc)
    2. Ensure that ads will be placed above the fold
    3. Starting out I will order a fixed price for 30 days
    4. Once you have found a site that looks good, you need to check where the traffic is coming from. No matter whether your capturing leads or selling something, you want to make sure that that your clicks are from English speaking, buying countries. Here's what you do:
      Copy the URL into alexa.com. Scroll down to audience section and make sure that at least 50% of the traffic is coming from the US. No offence to other countries but they just don't buy. Of course your leads will come from countries all over the world but you should really be focusing on US, Canada, UK and Australia. If the Alexa rank for the website is under 100,000 in the US it's usually safe to say that the majority of the traffic will come from there.

    Thanks,
    zoheb01.
     
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    Good luck with your journey my friend! This is very interesting to see where it will lead to.
     
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    zoheb01 Junior Member

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    Thank you mate. Didn't realise how much front work needs to be done before launching my first campaign.
     
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    Good Luck in your Journey,Hope to learn from your Success
     
  17. zoheb01

    zoheb01 Junior Member

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    Thank you mate!
     
  18. zoheb01

    zoheb01 Junior Member

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    Quick update:

    1) Free report nearly complete
    2) Created the blog - added banners on the side bar, setup the categories and uploaded a couple of articles. (subscribers will be sent to these articles as part of the autoresonder series). I've got a lot of PLR content which is taking the time to re-write to sound semi decent. I will embed two affiliate banners in each post. Like I said earlier, don't expect to make anything from these - just an opportunity to monetize the content
    3) Still waiting for the free report cover to come back
    4) Created YouTube channel (will be creating new post about strategy here to create traffic/adsense income)
    5) Selected 3 potential website to advertise one
    6) Read up on setting up the tracking on Google Analytics
     
  19. zoheb01

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    Update:

    Today was all about the autoresponder series.

    I decided to go with a 3 month series sending an email to subscribers every 3 days. Using 30 days in a month as a rule of thumb it worked out that I needed 30 emails (excluding free report email) in my autoreponder.

    Each email will be short and sweet and will contain a link to an article on my blog with the information e.g.

    Subject: 6 Easy Changes To Your Diet To Eliminate Belly Fat

    Hey {name},

    Check out my new post about 6 easy changes you can make to your diet to remove stubborn belly fat.

    ==> http://urltoblogpost.com

    Thanks,
    Pen Name.

    I have decided to break down the 30 emails into 6 parts. Each part will follow the same 5 step sequence:

    Email 1 - blog post of usual information
    Email 2 - something free they can download (eBook, video course...all PLR material)
    Email 3 - blog post of usual information
    Email 4 - send to a YouTube video on my channel
    Email 5 - blog post of usual information

    The cycle will start all over again.

    I completed all the blog post emails - all I have to do now is uploaded them to my blog. Over the next few days I'll start on the 'something they can download'. I am saving the downloadable files on mediafire and placing the sharing link on the download button.

    If anyone has any better ideas (that are free) to store my content for subscribers to download that would be great.

    Thanks,
    zoheb01
     
  20. zoheb01

    zoheb01 Junior Member

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    Update:

    1) eBook report cover is back - it looks professional so am happy with it. Have uploaded it to the landing page. Landing page is now complete. All I have to do is duplicate the page and change the headline (for A/B testing)
    2) Completed free report and uploaded to mediafire
    3) Completed download page for free report.
    4) Uploaded 10 articles to the blog, each with two affiliate banners inside the post

    Things are looking good. Nearly ready for launch