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mach9

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Aug 30, 2007
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I have an idea for a web-site that I feel has some potential. I secured the domain name yesterday. I feel fortunate that the one I wanted was available. It will be an information based site, automotive related. I will not be selling anything on this site. I just want it to be a source of info and discussion on a particular automotive subject.
I am looking for recommendations for books or web sites that can help me turn it into a profit maker provided I can make it attractive/informative enough to get the hits and sign up the members. I know nothing about affiliate programs or how to get advertisers.
I just recently took a course at the local CC on building sites, so I think I can get the physical site up and running. I am mainly trying to learn how to promote it and make a profit from it. Thanks! GMJ
 

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Z5 FILMS

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Aug 13, 2007
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If it's purely information related you may want to start with a blog. They are easy to setup and maintain, SEO friendly and easy to edit. At least I would set up a blog on a subdomain.

Amazon's program is not gonna help much right off the bat witout traffic. They only pay 4% starting which is not much on a $8.00 book. You would have better luck with Adsense I think.

I would not worry about making money right now. You need to worry about driving traffic. Without the traffic, even the best ads in the world are totally useless.
 

Luke12321

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Also, the people visiting the site will be probably enjoy the site more with no ads. I think a blog would be a good idea for you. I have never set one up but I hear they are search engine friendly. You just need to be able to put out solid information that people want to read each and every day. For example, I like NC State basketball. Some guys do a really good job with a blog about NC State sports. They get about 1/2 million page view's a month and it is very much a niche target. Anyways, as far as books go, read up on SEO....PPC advertising...google adwords especially! That is what I am currently doing and purchased all four of my books off of Amazon. If you want to know which books I got, just send me a PM!

Luke
 

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