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My Journey to 1 Million Users for Travel Niche Portal in 3 months

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by archixet, May 19, 2019.

  1. archixet

    archixet Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi there Black Hatters,


    I have been working on a portal that provides an opportunity where every traveler can get a tour guide in the country he travels to. I have been working on some super cool features to add on the portal – The plan is to get 1 Million Users on my portal in 2-3 months time.

    · You can use the portal to post an interest that let’s say you are traveling to the Maldives & you need someone to guide you there & plan your trip – You can just post it as a project & all the local guides there can put their offers.


    · It also gives you an opportunity to add up all the countries & cities you have traveled so far & represented it in a nice way so it can be shared easily on Facebook & Instagram. It will allow everyone to showcase their travel history & when other people watch it – It can give us more & more signups.


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    · The added social wall feature let travelers and locals share their experience with that place. It also supports interaction as on social media – travelers & locals can like and comment on the travel encounters shared on the social wall. The social wall also gives much of the information if you’re visiting to plan that place.


    · The top travelers feature on the main page of our website. The most traveled person on the basis of the travel history is who we call the top traveler. Top 5 travelers are featured along with their traveling percentile and number of countries/cities they have traveled so far. We plan to send presents from our portal to these top travelers in the world & each country. It can develop a sense of competition among them.


    · Since now we are allowing everyone to create their own profile – We plan to let people give feedback to the profile owners. I highly believe that feedbacks allow us to improve ourselves & be more adaptive. This way others can post positive/negative feedbacks to the travelers anonymously or with their Facebook profiles & it will be up to the profile owner if he wants to approve them or not.



    · We plan to add an ask a question button so everyone can anonymously ask the questions from the travelers & they can respond to them on their profile as well (up to them). We are focusing on the fact that the questions are travel related.


    ·We plan to add a feature where every traveler & local guide can write their travel goals & mark them completed once they have done it. Write their travel diaries which then will be posted on the added social wall of each city (if relevant).





    I think that this idea has great potential & can turn out as bookings & Airbnb. It can also create mass employments in tourist friendly countries. It will also help the travelers to know different cultures in a better way.




    I hired a couple of developers & an operation manager to execute this entire project & build it all lightning fast. We are half way done & added up most of the features on the portal already. It has let’s say costed me over 10K USD so far.




    Now for the marketing side, I plan to do the followings

    · Hire Social Influencers in the travel niche. I plan to spend 20K USD in the first month when I launch this project.

    · Do crazy nice SEO as the niche is too vast – We can target every city in the world & millions of keywords. I slowly plan to develop it over with SEO. In the first go, I am buying Editorial posts & nice diversity packs for over 1000 keywords. I have 2 guys doing ON-PAGE SEO for everything on our portal. I plan to spend 30K USD for the SEO in the first month after the launch.

    · I have asked the developers to scrape data from competitors & automatically post them on our portal – Let's say data of all the tour guides & travelers we can find on our competitors' websites & then sending them emails to welcome on our portal.

    · I am doing small paid ads – Let's say 100$ everyday & will keep it running for a long time focusing on the features that can build us users base. We are also managing our Social Media profiles in a very nice way – Hired a creative designer to keep the followers engaged.

    · I am training a business development guy to reach all the relevant businesses if they are interested in doing a Joint Venture with us.

    · I plan to develop some affiliate programs but that I am still imagining how to execute it successfully.



    I plan to keep everyone posted about everything I do on the portal. The development & the marketing side of it. If you think you can add valuable feedback – you can post below & suggest me different ways of doing it.​
     
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  2. Geasy

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    Sounds like a solid plan and one of the high-level Journeys I've seen here. Best of luck and I'll be following.
     
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    I forgot to mention - Our Android version of app should be ready this week - Then my developers will start to code the IOS Application.
     
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    The more risk you do,the higher profits you get.

    I wish you all the best my friend.
     
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    Im following all your threads !!
    Nice job :)
    Ps. What is the site name, i wanna register !
     
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    Definitely following this. Goodluck
     
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    Perfect one following this... good luck with your journey OP
     
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    inspiring idea, good luck for your journey to success
     
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    Very unique idea so gonna follow
     
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    Thanks everybody - If you have any set of suggestions for me - I'll highly welcome them.
     
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    Update 1:
    I hired one content writer who is posting content around for all global events happening in the blog section - I have worked out a way to throw real-like traffic on these blog posts to get instant indexing & high ranks on google.
    Some of the features are ready & should be updated today - Once they are updated I'll post a screenshot how it looks like. I will then run test runs & see if its interesting enough for people to crazy while using it.
    I have one guy digging social influencers & in talks with them - as soon as we hire someone I will post the stats & how much I paid for it as well here.
     
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    I have completed the followings

    * The feedback thing & the ask question stuff.
    * The android application is ready now & we are starting to work on iOS application from Monday onwards.
    * The ask me a question thing is also ready & launched.

    I managed to get 1000 users so far that are organic with our 'cities I have travelled so far' feauture & people are sharing it. Daily I get around 70-80 unique users because people are sharing it in chains now from a friend to another friend.

    I established our first ad campaign with a budget of 40 USD per day. We are in touch with the influencers & looking to launch these feautures & see how the response is.


    I am pretty hopeful that even 3 months is long enough to get 1M users as the idea can brilliantly work - I will keep everyone posted. In the next update I can also post the screenshots of everything so you can have a clearer vision on what I am doing!

    Thanks for following & I would welcome any questions or suggestions that you may have.
     
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    Great journey! I will follow this one. Think big!
     
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    This is an epic plan and an excellent idea... But more importantly a very well executed plan.

    Good luck mate!
     
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    Following this one
     
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    Looking good. Good luck, you have something solid bud.
     
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    Good Luck with my whole heart. It's nicely tailored and executed i love it.