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Monetizing a fitness website

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Bayesian, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. Bayesian

    Bayesian Newbie

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    For some reason it won't let me post this, although I cannot think of any possible rule I'm breaking by posting this, so I attached the text as a file. Could someone please post the text from the pdf into a post so that others can see it without downloading it? Thanks.
     

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  2. voljin

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    Here is OP post:

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    Last year I launched a true white hat site on bodybuilding from a scientific perspective. I debunk a lot of fitness myths with science, tell people supplements are mostly crap and aware them on the realities of our genetic limitations and the widespread use of performance enhancing drugs.

    Unsurprisingly, a very small minority of people love this, but the majority, including the major players in the fitness industry, hate it.

    Content quality is not the problem. My articles have been accepted to prestigious online platforms, I've got decent credentials and most people in the industry that actually know their stuff acknowledge it.
    So what's the problem? I'm offering high quality information on popular topics (health, fitness) and I'm not making any money from it.

    The website is the first hit if you search [my username] + bodybuilding.

    My question: how do I monetize my website? I have only ~10,000 visitors per month (still increasing every month though). I'm also thinking of writing an ebook. I currently only make money from the articles that get published.

    I've read pretty much all the stickies, but I'm a complete noob with regard to this stuff, so please be patient with me. Designing my site and performing some basic SEO was pretty taxing already, which makes me wonder if I shouldn't just hire someone to do the marketing end.

    I'd prefer to keep my hat white, but really, it's so dark out there I don't think anyone actually sees its color.

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  3. Getwhatchuwant

    Getwhatchuwant Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Nice site, quick question though, where are you getting 10k unique? Is it social because I tooka quick peek in the free versions of semrush and ahrefs and you dont appear to be ranking for any high volume keywords.
     
  4. neo

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    Create your own product.
    Your own Ebook/membership sites etc that teach something unique to your customers.

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    Start promoting some of those over hyped ebooks from clickbank, promote CPA offers of popular health products/clubs. If you are not feeling comfortable, you don't need to recommend them to your visitors. Just place them on the sidebar as advertisements.

    In fitness industry people are always looking for shortcut to lose weight. Everyone knows proper diet and exercise are the best way to lose weight. Yet nobody wants that.
     
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  5. Bayesian

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    I have no idea about my keywords, but my webalizer in my cPanel says I had 9800+ visitors in May. Those are all visitors, not uniques, I assume.

    I'll start looking into Clickbank and Google ads. They seem pretty win-win and there are a rare few products that I'd gladly promote, because they actually work.

    An eBook does seem like the best thing as my 'main' source of revenue. Guess I better start writing.

    As for increasing my site traffic, is bought traffic useful at all or is it all just automated and paid traffic?

    Realistically, how much could I achieve with white/gray hat stuff? It seems like a ton of work and it's not like I have any niche keywords that don't have extreme competition. I also probably won't make it to page 1 on any search engine for general search terms and I don't know of anyone that checks page 2 and further.
     
  6. RicoFlex

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    I wanted to make a ebook or something similar basically of work out routines, dietary and supplement information. I have never made or tried to sell ebooks though, still researching the process.