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Looking for advice in generating weight loss niche leads.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by BrokeITguy, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. BrokeITguy

    BrokeITguy Newbie

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    So i have a friend in another town doing well with a supplement mlm company. I am considering getting into the game but i do not want to sell to my family as my first and likely only customers. Thats how my friend does it but she has actually surpassed her career income but she is tied into the fitness community. I want to go in with leads warmed up and ready to get hot.
    My thoughts on this would be to use said products and blog about my journey. I use the product already and like it. Then start fb ig and tw accounts and groups to feed my posts to and engage some. Also being active in forums in the related niche would be good too. I just am not good at getting the actual traffic to begin with. This is a hugely competitive market so i have no hopes of ranking my blog and even find it hard to believe that i could get people following me in this vast sea of supplement/weight loss sites. I even thought of buying one of those email scrapers for fb groups and stuff to market to them. How would you seasoned members go about it. I have a very limited budget so please dont tell me to go buy someone elses leads. I can build squeeze pages and websites and know a free place to host. Its getting traffic i struggle with.
     
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    You're right - you won't be able to compete - at least in SEO terms anyway. Even with social media you're fighting a steep uphill battle. At this point, if you're asking questions about how to get traffic, you might as well forget about doing it. Save yourself the time and headache.

    You do:

    • SEO - you won't be able to compete with the big boys who have large marketing/advertising budgets
    • Social media - again, you may get a little traction but won't be much (unless you pay for advertising)
    • I was going to say go offline marketing and hit up independent trainers in your area. The gyms, yoga studios, etc. won't buy from you so your best bet will be to hit up the independent gym trainers, yoga instructors, pilates, etc. The problem is this is not your product so they if they wanted to get the MLM product you're pushing, they could bypass you and get it themselves. Will they be savvy enough to do that - maybe not. But, that's what you'll have to deal with.

    Your only other option is to post on forums (like you said), classified ads, etc. But, this is going to be very low converting traffic.

    If you decide to do this anyway, I would focus on getting email addresses and build that up. You'll at least be building up an asset rather than 6 months down the road have nothing to show for it.
     
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    My only advice would be that you need an interesting twist to get people to choose your product over all of the others on the market already. Something that makes you stand out, and something customers feel like they're getting more benefits from your products vs others on the market. If you can come up with such a twist it will make everything easier as far as growing followers etc. Goodluck!
     
  4. BrokeITguy

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    Well my thoughts with the blog and groups thing would be to create that friend effect that makes things spread. Think of adkins, theres nothing new and earth shattering about it but it was widely adopted because you knew someone who did it and lost weight.
    I want to be clear about my leads too. I am not looking for 1000s of leads a day or even a week. Heck. A few thousand good leads from those sources a year would be great. If i got my first 10-20 sign ups i could easily afford some good advertising for the blogs and things. As far as spending money though i need to do it in stages and do it from money generated.
     
  5. BrokeITguy

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    Here is my plan. Maybe i will make a chronicle on here of my adventure of the building of this business once i get some questions answered.
    Blog
    I was considering making the blog both active and passive in forms of sales
    The blog would concentrate on me and my daily weight loss chronicles using the MLM product (active sales) but have affiliate links as ads on the sides and in the body for other things such as me cooking food using "sun basket" and things like that (passive). This would also help my on page SEO by pulling in people seeking reviews of those types of products.
    What is the best and easiest live video service "preferably free" that i can embed in a site and have it both be live and archive on my site so i can video blog and blog? I am assuming youtube but wanted to see other options like maybe periscope or something.
    To get started i was thinking of buying an expired domain or something with authority already as my squeeze page instead of pbn where i will offer a free download of recipes or something for following my journey in exchange for email.
    From there i will kind of have a two fold blog. one is an already loaded archive of things like recipes, tips and tricks, ebooks and things like that in relation to weight loss/health. My hopes is to really capture as many keywords here as possible.
    The other fold is the daily following of my live video doing workouts and eating and thoughts. Really try to build a personal relationship/following for more authority.
    I guess if i use youtube as my video source then i can drive traffic to it as well and create a looping effect as well as monetize the video's ( hey a penny is a penny)

    Social Media
    I am thinking of just using my own personal fb page. Honestly i don't care about fb that much anymore anyways but my page is every bit of 10+ years old. I can basically do whatever i want on there at this point without looking to suspicious. So i can join a bunch of groups in relation to my niche and make some posts in there. As well as start my own page for the blog.
    Another question: do you suggest fb email scraping from those groups to either build my custom audience for paid advertising or for email list building? Its only shady if i spam them right? Also is there any reputable resource for purchasing leads at a reasonable rate?

    I figured i would just follow the same basic steps with twitter and instagram but ive never used those before. so more research is needed there. I figured the bulk of my audience will be on fb though given the age group and things. Is there any comment platform where they can upload pictures of themselves as well in the comment section of my blog or should i put some sort of forum up so other users can share their progress?


    As far as buying old sites and doing a 301, since this is non natural traffic what is a more safe way of doing things? Lets say i buy 100 (random number) old sites and redirect them all i assume it would get my main site deindexed or something. So could i do a 301 with the some and then maybe turn those other pages into either review pages for my blog, additional squeeze pages, or even just copy and paste my blog to multiple sites and have them reference the actual one? What is the best option here?


    Any help you guys could offer would be great! Thanks!