I recently found this forum and am hoping I can get some feedback from those who probably know more than me! I have an idea for an online business that would put me into the ?infopreneur? category.
I have a Master?s degree in counseling and did practice in the field for awhile, but am now home with my children full-time. I would like to use the education and skills I?ve gained to put together a website for women that focuses on self-help and advice from a counselor?s prospective (I will NOT do counseling online). It could cover several areas including relationships, parenting, and women?s issues.
Here are the ideas I?ve come up with for content: *Q/A - anonymous questions for a counselor that I would then answer and post in a searchable area of the site *E-newsletter *Indepth book reviews on relevant topics *Articles *???
I?d like to know your take on the viability of a site like this and your thoughts on money making ideas for the site.
#2. "RE: Infopreneur biz ideas feedback needed" In response to Reply # 1
The money making part is the part I've questioned the most. The main ideas I have right now are things like Google Adwords and perhaps some affiliates. I want to keep the ads as minimal as possible because I hate going to sites only to see a ton of ads and even have difficulty finding the meat of the site.
#3. "RE: Infopreneur biz ideas feedback needed" In response to Reply # 2
Why spend a lot of money? You can write articles for directories, blog, get involved with social networking etc and generate leads and sales for free. I do it all the time. Also what about a podcast, video marketing and squidoo.
#5. "RE: Infopreneur biz ideas feedback needed" In response to Reply # 4
for info on squidoo and video marketing see http://www.squidoo.com/videomarketingiseasy This is a lens I created on how to market with video. Squidoo involves making lenses based on topics about which you are passionate and have knowledge. I hope this helps.
#6. "RE: Infopreneur biz ideas feedback needed" In response to Reply # 0
All your ideas so far are very good and I'd like to ad a couple more...
*Q/A - anonymous questions for a counselor that I would then answer and post in a searchable area of the site *E-newsletter *Indepth book reviews on relevant topics *Articles
*You can sell e-books and podcasts. *Have a forum that people pay (a small fee to join) this could be less involved than your Q/A, then you charge slightly less money and you're appealing to two different markets (spenders and thriftier people). *Put some google Ad words and links to Amazon on your blogsite or forum.
#7. "RE: Infopreneur biz ideas feedback needed" In response to Reply # 0
it seems like a great idea, the best way to start "a small blog" and do some affilliate relating to what you are writting about. as far as advertising do it for free and it calls "viral advertising" if you worry about money now, this type of business is not the way to go, but if you do it with patience and give people great advice and make the website and your topics interesting something that people can relate to then that is the way to go. money should not be your worry if you are doing something that you love. one day it might take you somewhere you never thought of. don't give up