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Potential of a Film Review Blog

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by reignman23, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. reignman23

    reignman23 Newbie

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    Hi guys, newbie from the UK here

    I'm a film graduate looking into starting a blog with the principle content of film/ acting reviews etc. I haven't decided on Wordpress or Blogger yet

    Although I understand this may take a significant amount of time, I'm hoping to make some money eventually for my 'work'.

    I guess I'm asking you guys for;

    - Your overall view on any potential here

    - Whether I could make any decent ££££

    - Recommend affiliates for Blogger and Wordpress

    I'm sorry to sound naive but I just don't know where to begin.

    Thanks in advance guys

    Peace and love to you all.
     
  2. MafiaBoss

    MafiaBoss Elite Member

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    Welcome to BHW.

    If you don't want to spend money on hosting, domains etc select blogger.

    If you have minimum investment say $130=$150,go for wordpress that will cover a year hosting from a good provider and a nice domain.

    You need to plan everything, don't just dive in and start spending $$ on hosting, domain and content etc.

    First read some detail info here, use search function of the forum, or check out the related section.

    Write down a solid plan for the project.and then start.
     
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  3. partymarty4870

    partymarty4870 Elite Member

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    you're choosing to take on some pretty big players there in IMDb and rottentomatoes, so good luck.

    I used to own a drivein cinema, and would have loved someone writing that kind of content for me, maybe you could contact some small independant cinemas and offer your services as a reviewer. they won't pay you, but you could link each review back to your own site and grow your readers that way.

    As for monetising, I didn't really try to make money out of my drivein cinema site, I just had a few adsense blocks around the site and some amazon movie related stuff and about the only thing that ever sold was twilight related - so think along those lines.
     
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  4. reignman23

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    Mafiaboss and partymarty4870 - thank you so much for your replies.

    I totally understand that there's some fierce competition out there so I'll take your feedback on board.
    Thanks again guys
     
  5. The Mentalist

    The Mentalist Power Member

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    Branding, branding, and branding.

    You can't just build a website, you gotta build a brand. And unfortunately that's really hard to do. Social media, ads, SEO, etc. You need a multi-pronged approach to this. If you could get featured in some blog that reviews movies, that would be huge. Contact the owner, tell him your situation, and ask for a recommendation (paid), so basically the blogger will write a natural post that indirectly promotes your brand. Obviously you aren't going to get a big competitor or person in it for the $$$ to do this. But look for smaller ones and give it a shot.
     
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