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Would You Say This is a Waste of Time?

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  1. QualityContentWriter

    QualityContentWriter Junior Member

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    ^ Tattoo focused blog/site. Several ideas, only about 4 hours/week to invest in this back burner project, but no clue how to use it to make enough money to be worth the time invested.

    So, would you say it'll be a waste of time, or do you have any tips to share on how to monetize beyond Adsense based on the little that's there?
     
  2. N-Likes

    N-Likes Newbie

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    Work smart, not work hard. Open FB page / Twitter etc, split that 4 hours into 5 minutes posting tattoo pics several times a day, once you have enough likes / followers (saw a tattoo page has millions) contact local business to advertise.

    Creativity / idea is the limit.
     
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    Qualitycontentwriter,

    I suppose it would depend on exactly what kind of service/product you are offering with this site. I could see a tattoo design site being pretty successful. For example if people could visit the site to get ideas for tattoos or order a template to take to their artist.

    Check out this tattoo website that offers a gallery of designs for visitors to choose from,

    http://www.chopper-tattoo.com/index.php?hop=gpower2

    Hope that helps,

    Shawn
     
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  4. QualityContentWriter

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    Thanks for your help. I don't mind putting the time into marketing, posting memes and pictures on Facebook is easy stuff and works like a charm after all. But I'm just reluctant to put all that time in, and get all the traffic, if the only money maker i have on this site is going to be adwords. I don't know if advertising local tattoo shops and artists is the right bet, because I imagine this site being more for a much larger audience. And there's some things I can use Amazon affiliate for (e.g. specialized tattoo cream) but I feel stuck at this point in the plan and I do want to work smarter, not harder.

    That seems to be a decent site, not one I've come across in my research before... but I won't look past the forced subscription opt in, not a smart play in my book. Bet it works for others.

    Also, this (my site) is more general than just tattoo designs. The original idea was honestly to offer a site where users can upload pictures to show off their tattoos to a community of tattoo lovers, to share their story, etc. Something unique and different, but with other elements (such as information, designs, links & resources, etc.) that are pretty consistent on any good niche site.
     
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    Yeah, the main thing I could think of would be to sell tattoo flash (I think that's what those pages of designs are called) if you are getting traffic. Hell, just copy some from some sites that have them for free and upload them to your site for a $10 download. There are also some tattoo products on clickbank, never sold them personally though.
     
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    Tumblr is your friend here.
     
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    i agree that the facebook approach is the way forward with this
     
  8. QualityContentWriter

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    Thanks, I have to admit I've never considered that for myself! I used to write sales letters for clients who were affiliate marketers, but my feelings for the cliche sales letter must have interfered with the ability to consider using affiliate marketing. I'll look into it, see if there's anything available that would add value :)
     
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    That's a pretty saturated market to get into as far as a site/blog. Agreed with others, you would probably have more luck and traffic from Facebook, Tumblr, and Squidoo.
     
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  10. QualityContentWriter

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    Thanks. I guess I'm not too worried about how I'll get traffic, I got that part down in my plan... it's how to make it worth my time that I'm worried about. Most of my sites focus on selling my services (to different core audiences) so I'm new to the "moneymaker" site concept, would like it to generate enough income to be worth the time invested.

    Thanks for all the tips though! :)