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    johnnycashflow
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    Obviously you need a decent programmer but my question is more general,

    those travel, heatlh, dieting, financial ,sites,

    im not referring to say tripadvisor, but I was looking at pointhacks etc.
    they seem to have good content, but if you were going to start a similar one or a similar layout one in a different industry,

    how do you go abouts starting them , or how did they start, did thye simply start writing articles every day and it gained momentum,
    I have a few ideas that arent revolutionary, but want to give it a shot and I want them to be a permanent resource in the indsutry rather than a person writing a few articles

    can anyone advise on a technologically hopeless individual?

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    winchweb
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    Once a website is setup, these days it is very easy to look after adding your content (words & images). Today’s website systems will look after the layout & presentation, automatically add your latest articles to the list (newest first, if that’s what you want). You login, create a new article, save it, and you’re done. Give or take – but really, it’s getting very easy.
    The big challenge is the setup of the site and even more important, identifying who you are speaking to and what appeals to them. Designing the site’s appearance and navigation to be quick to understand and easy to follow is the key. And you’ll want to make it clear what you want from people – eg. regular “Buy Now” buttons if you’re selling something.
    So a decent programmers is a bit off-track, it’s a decent website designer you’re looking for. However, I wouldn’t go looking until you have a very clear (as in written!) idea of what you want a website to do, and who to do it for, and why to do it.
    You say your ideas aren’t revolutionary, so you’ll need to stand out somehow. And a pretty website won’t be enough…
    Good luck! :)

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    RoseC
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    johnnycashflow, post: 255972, member: 79207 wrote:
    I was looking at pointhacks etc. they seem to have good content, but if you were going to start a similar one or a similar layout one in a different industry, how do you go abouts starting them, or how did they start, did thye simply start writing articles every day and it gained momentum, I have a few ideas that arent revolutionary, but want to give it a shot and I want them to be a permanent resource in the indsutry rather than a person writing a few articles

    can anyone advise on a technologically hopeless individual?

    Hey-yo JohnnyCashFlow!

    The kind of professional you’re looking for is known as a ‘content marketer’ or copywriter.

    Give it a Google and you will find LOADS of super-skilled people (ya know, a bit like me) whose job it is to help businesses like yours come up with the best strategy for talking to your audience, while keeping the search engines happy.

    If they’re REALLY good, they’ll also be able to think up fabulous article and topic ideas that help drive customers to your site and take action.

    Hope this gives you enough to go on, but holler if you have any more questions.

    Happy researching!
    Rose

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    Greg_M
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    I think they all started with an idea that was ahead of it’s time, got some traction and then tested and iterated from there.

    The problem you have unless it’s a unique idea or angle you’re probably peeing into the wind…or the competition in the niche you have expertise is rubbish and there’s possible demand for good content.

    If you want to publish content there’s no need to code anything, just find a ready to roll system you like working with and have a crack…chances are you’ll blow it and realise it’s a huge learning curve getting it right.

    Or, do as suggested and develop a relationship with specialised providers who know what they’re doing.

    The ‘real’ test of an idea is whether you’d spend an uncomfortable amount of hard earned cash and time pursuing it (after you’ve done a lot of serious research).

    I think the days of fluking a fortune on the web are gone (certainly with glorified blogging), the market it too sophisticated, there’s too much choice available.

    I once read a saying that has always stuck with me “potential and a few bucks will get you a cup of coffee” It has no value on it’s own.

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    johnnycashflow
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    thanks everyone and apoliges for the delay,
    as previously mentioned my ideas arent revolutionary, but i do want to give it a go,

    I feel that many of the popular sites infromation is good but nothing amazing,

    I did write a quick blog about a year ago, and frankly I dont even remember the pass word to it :) however I did leave my email , but no contact since then,

    im willing to keep on trying, until I hit my jackpot….

    just trying to get around whether its the content, or timing, or as previously mentioned “contentn management”

    but its been a good learning curve so far and I apprecaite it

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