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[Method] Weight loss blog method

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Scrog, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Scrog

    Scrog Registered Member

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    Just thought this up while I was skating home tonight.. I don't know if it's been done, thought of, or even posted here, but here goes. As for criticism, shoot me - I don't do this, it was just an idea I thought might help spark a few more ideas around here for people.

    Personal Weight Loss Blog Method

    Start up your own blog, wherever you want, with whatever theme you want etc.

    Start off the first post with some crap like "I decided to start my own personal weight loss blog to really motivate myself to update this everyday, doing so will keep me more motivated to finally drop a few sizes. I will update this daily with what I do to help, what I eat .. bla bla.." and so on.

    Post in the blog every day with some bullsh*t updates and make it look like you're actually getting closer and closer to your "goal". All in the mean while you wanna have small adverts on the sides for health/weight loss offers, or adsense whatever suits you.. Like I said do this the way you want.

    When you finally "reach your goal" make a huge post, going on about how it's the best day of your live, that you've already been on twice as many dates in the last weeks and that you even got a new job - something dramatic (people love dramatic crap). In this last post you wanna advertise "what you've been using" all this time - this is where your affiliate skills come in.

    That's it, this could prety much be used for a variety of different "goals", categories or blogs.. I'm not sure if this would be highly succesful but maybe if you commented around health blogs about the fact that your on a road to weight loss, follow my blog etc. you might start getting followers or whatnot.

    All I can think of is to make this realy profitable would be to scale. In other words, outsource a few writers to do a blog or two each, pay them daily or weekly or something to make it realistic, and keep them all connected in a way...

    Hope someone can use this to their advantage..
     
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  2. prittykitty

    prittykitty Newbie

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    Sounds like a good idea to me..especially if you can find some pics to use with it. =)
     
  3. matsta

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    To be honest, some guy has absolutely raped the whole idea of a weight loss blog. I mean I see this guy is probably spending more then $10k+ on media buying everyday.

    Yea I guess he is making a profit but I don't think you can really compete with him. However it depends on how your promoting your site. 6 months ago this idea would be awesome to try.

    It's also funny that the weight loss blog idea was in the CPA ninja course towards the start of the year and now it is saturated to the max ever since.

    Just my 2¢.
     
  4. Scrog

    Scrog Registered Member

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    Like I said above, this was just a general idea - you could do this with nearly anything.. Make up a bullsh*t story people will follow, scrape related emails to get followrs and fire away.

    I never saw the CPA ninja course btw.
     
  5. reqd

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    Weight Loss Blog saturated to the max since the start of the year?

    Whoa there - Weight Loss Blogs and 'My Weight Loss Success' stories have been over saturated for the last 5 freakin years!

    And you mentioned competing with a guy whos spending 40k a day on paid adverts - Yea, OF COURSE you cant fuckin compete with him if you're just coming out of the gate!

    Here is the bottom line dude - The method you suggested HAS been done a million times and there ARE people out there blowing insane amounts of advertising dollars daily to saturate this market.

    Does this mean YOU cant get a piece? HELL NO. There is ALWAYS a sale to be made, it doesn't matter how dense an industry might be.

    Furthermore, your whole approach of 'My Success Story Blog' - Buddy... as far as modern affiliate marketing is concerned - That is the oldest trick in the book. It's being used over and over and over again by everyone and their fucking mother.

    HERE IS THE BIG DIFFERENCE - If you had the raw inner creativity to come up with this idea on your own one day when you were skating home, not if you did not pick this idea up from one of the thousands of ebooks out there selling this exact same method... If this was something that truly came from the depths of your creativity, then I can honestly say you already have a leg up on 85% of the users on this board and you're destined for fucking greatness.

    TRY the method. Try the FUCK out of it. You'll make a sale. You'll make a few sales. It'll feel good. Put your blood sweat and balls into it.

    Then keep the gears turning in your head - Tweak your method - Try different products and offers... You're going to hit gold.

    And keep in touch with me, coz you're going to come up with some crazy fucked up ass new method that no one has TOUCHED yet one of these days and I want to know about it.

    -reqd
     
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  6. Scrog

    Scrog Registered Member

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    I don't know whether to be scared of you or whether I've taken a liking to you.. Thanks for the response though, being straight forward is what is about it. I appreciate it.
     
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  7. reqd

    reqd Junior Member

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    I hear ya man - Story of my life... People fear me then they want to fuck me.

    Feel free to hit me up if you ever want to throw an idea around. I'm not by any means up to par with most of the heads on this board, but you can use me as a stepping stone - hah.

    reqd
     
  8. peter2002

    peter2002 Senior Member

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    You are right that this method is not new and that there are marketers around who spend a small fortune on advertising.

    YET with the right kind of keywords/sub-niches with low to mid level competition and massive marketing/promotion there are still good opportunities for good Google rankings.
     
  9. Ninjutsu

    Ninjutsu Regular Member

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    What you're doing is called a flog. Head over to ads0nar and you will most of the listings there are fake blogs. Hell, even adbrite is dominated by flogs too. :)
     
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    joms2aff Newbie

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    Here is my weight loss blog http://onlinehealth101.blogspot.com/, I don't know if I'm doing right coz my blog isn't index yet by google. my site was up for 1 week already, do I have to wait more weeks before google index it?
     
  11. johngalt9

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    Just because a method has been used, doesn't mean it still can't be profitable. When lightning (creativity) strikes, run with it. Too many people just sit and think, or just say it can't be done anymore. The few, the proud, kick ass and make it happen. Go for it!
     
  12. reqd

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    I'm going to assume that you've done something to alert google and the other search engines to your presence.

    But perhaps I assume too much. - As a rule of thumb, you should at least do the following when launching a new blog. It will help you get noticed and start building traffic that much quicker without totally BLOWING YOU UP with backlinks and turning on the redlight. This is fuckin... indexing 101

    Social Bookmark Your Shit.
    Head over to www.socialmarker.com - Take the time and create accounts on each one of those bookmarking sites - and BOOKMARK - Use your targeted keyword as the title of your bookmark. Your target keyword should also be the title of your blog.

    It's time consuming at first creating all the accounts, but its effective and its free. Grab a beer, put some music on, and start typing.

    After that, head over to Pingoat.com and ping your blog.

    If you were hosting this blog on your own server, and not on blogger you would have access to modify code or upload a small file to your server. In that case you would get register with Google Webmaster Tools, Yahoo Developer's Thing, and MSN's webmaster doohickey. Alert them to your presence by Adding your site to their crawl cycle - Submit a sitemap to them, and verify your owner ship by adding a meta tag to your code or uploading a small file to your site.

    Like I said this is all 101 shit, I hope we knew this already? If not - no biggie now you do. Search the board.

    At this point I would wait a couple days before starting to build backlinks - but the next natural step would be to build a linkwheel around your blog. If you dont know what that is - look it up.

    Am I missing anything here folks?
     
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  13. boo blizzi

    boo blizzi Regular Member

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    I fux wit u cuz...u summed up what it takes to succeed in internet marketing quite eloquently
     
  14. LHaskins

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    Dude, I have to say......I LIKE your STYLE! :D
     
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    Let's fux. I'm down.

    Let's be BFFs. I'm down.
     
  17. Jekashi

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    You can probably pull this off on a somewhat micro scale if you hit grass root blog communities. Hit networks of family and friends (not just internet users, this is where it pays to create a 'real' sentimental connection between people). That's really the only way I can see this being pulled off.

    Also, screw the new FTC guidelines. That's the biggest crock I've ever seen, especially the part about transparency. How many weight loss products can you sell if you say, "Oh hi. I'm an internet marketer who is trying to sell you this weight loss product that only brings marginal results. You may get skinny if you stick to it, but you could do that with just about any diet too."
     
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    You dont have to use the weight loss niche. Thats why we all have our common sense so we can tweak this method. But overall I really like you idea. People like true story (pants on fire.lol:D). If you just fake it and drive traffic to it, its really one of the best way to have conversion.

    Its like when oprah says that try this item because it really helped me. NOW your and me are not Oprah so try adding more to it like pictures of real people and more fake proofs ( as usual). If you dont like this method then dont use it. But for the OP a huge thanks from me:cow_yello
     
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    You can also get deep into the weight loss niche. Get into the "losing love handles" or "lose my double chin" or "my arms are flabby" crap like that. Weight loss in general is saturated, but if you can drill down a bit more, there is still some open competition.
     
  20. Scrog

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    Glad to hear some people appreciate my post. :)