Project URL: http://www.iwriteyourcontent.co/
Idea: A website you can use to hire ghostwriters. Only it’s just me. And I wouldn’t do it for free.
Problem I think it solves: Blogs need content. I write content. Profit?
Status: 7 days left on the free trial from pop.co
Total Traffic (stats after about 2 days):
Tactics for marketing:
- Submitted to Google URL. Don’t know if it helps, but I was looking for different ways to create awareness and get traffic.
- Submitted to Inbound.org and GrowthHackers.com. Don’t know what came of those, it’s on a Digg-style upvoting system.
- Submitted to Hacker News. Similar to the above, saw some active users in Real-Time in Google Analytics at the time of submission.
- Submitted to FeedMyApp.com. Not even going to link to it. Seems like a junky web apps directory. It was suggested in an article, so I tried it.
- Submitted it to StumbleUpon. Heard great stuff about it, haven’t used it much in the past.
1. Google will go a long way.
Searching for things like “places to submit startup” and “build backlinks fast” provided with lots of options to choose from.
2. Try to help first.
I do believe that part of the failure of this project was that I was asking for money upfront.
3. Be more specific.
“Your Dedicated Blog/Medium/Ebook Content Creator” sounds pretty generic. What does “dedicated” mean? Is it free? What is “Medium”? Like you write for any medium?
It provides a semi-generic solution, but gives no specifics and doesn’t entice the reader, like: “in 24 hours”, “for FREE” or “highly detailed”, etc.
4. Think about design.
The project looked like the image at the beginning of this post. Not exactly screaming “top class” or “trust”.
5. Getting traffic is hard – without a good product.
Even though content creation is a hot topic, this idea never matured enough to become something people could tell their friends about or use for themselves.
I only did a bit of marketing for this project, because I was tired from writing for hours on a Medium post about influencer outreach.
As some of you might have additional questions, I decided to add this section for those of you courageous enough to try something similar.
The website is hosted using the Startup Bundle package from pop.co. You don’t to pay anything upfront and you get a .co domain, a starter page and an email account @yourdomain.co. All that for 2 weeks. After that the whole package is just $2.50/month.
Thanks for reading this far. Now you can:
A. Read about my other projects – still 29 to go!
B. Email me about questions and/or projects you’d like help on.
C. All of the above.