Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by reignman23, Nov 11, 2013.
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 $$ on hosting, domain and content etc.
First read some detail info here, use search function of the forum, or check out the related section.
Write down a solid plan for the project.and then start.
you're choosing to take on some pretty big players there in IMDb and rottentomatoes, so good luck.
I used to own a drivein cinema, and would have loved someone writing that kind of content for me, maybe you could contact some small independant cinemas and offer your services as a reviewer. they won't pay you, but you could link each review back to your own site and grow your readers that way.
As for monetising, I didn't really try to make money out of my drivein cinema site, I just had a few adsense blocks around the site and some amazon movie related stuff and about the only thing that ever sold was twilight related - so think along those lines.
Mafiaboss and partymarty4870 - thank you so much for your replies.
I totally understand that there's some fierce competition out there so I'll take your feedback on board.
Thanks again guys
Branding, branding, and branding.
You can't just build a website, you gotta build a brand. And unfortunately that's really hard to do. Social media, ads, SEO, etc. You need a multi-pronged approach to this. If you could get featured in some blog that reviews movies, that would be huge. Contact the owner, tell him your situation, and ask for a recommendation (paid), so basically the blogger will write a natural post that indirectly promotes your brand. Obviously you aren't going to get a big competitor or person in it for the $$$ to do this. But look for smaller ones and give it a shot.
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