fitness motto
At what point are you closing down your website project?

If you are in the website business then you have a clear aim about your website’s future. You most certainly measure a website success by daily user visits. When you are selling a certain product, then you might also check the daily sold items statistics. No matter if you are going for advertisement or selling products, traffic is always important. Iy you are getting below 3000 hits per day, you are not making any money.

For achieving this minimum goal, how much time do you give yourself to convert your website project into a successful project with plenty of traffic? Do you have a time frame that indicates that you have to close down your site because of not achieving your desired statistics?

In the planning of a site, you should have set your goals of the website project very precisely. My initial fitnessmotto.com goal was not to build a successful website but to motivate myself doing fitness. I did partly manage to transform my idea of doing more fitness. Daily fitness routines have been established over the last couple months. So, there is actually a change but the change is not really huge, at least not yet. On the other hand, my motivational website has practically no traffic which isn’t very motivating. While building the fitness site, the motivation started already on a high level, later on the site engagement decreased since no one was actually participating.

The website facts after a couple months:

  • the fitness website did motivate me only partly
  • the website traffic is pretty low
  • low search engine keyword results

Here are the stats of the fitness site

Can I still turn this site into a mindblowing project?
In order to transform a project into a desired goal, I will have to analyse everything I have done so far. Did I do marketing for the site? A little! By a little I mean that I have done some link building and sporadic radio ads in California and Great Britain.

What is the fitness website slogan or focus?
It has been a social network pinning strategy where users can pin their favorite fitness motivation videos and pictures around the web on one site. The idea of it is temporary okay. Users could of course also choose to go to pinterest. So I think that I could only manage to turn this project around if my content is unique. Fitness itself is more fun when people join up in a group and focus on a goal. That’s why I would like to remain the social part of the site. But what I chould change is the purpose, the reason…

Here is my idea for the fitness motto idea:
Users create fitness motto tasks and other users fulfill the tasks filming performing their tasks. Only users who fullfilled a task can create new fitness motto tasks. Every fitness task should have a motto.

What do you think of this idea?

Note about an advice from Aaron Swartz
Aaron Swartz was a very successful web entrepreneur who commited suicide a couple days ago.

Words of Advice

What’s the secret? How can I boil down things I do into pithy sentences that make myself sound as good as possible? Here goes:

  1. Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.
  2. Say yes to everything. I have a lot of trouble saying no, to an pathological degree — whether to projects or to interviews or to friends. As a result, I attempt a lot and even if most of it fails, I’ve still done something.
  3. Assume nobody else has any idea what they’re doing either. A lot of people refuse to try something because they feel they don’t know enough about it or they assume other people must have already tried everything they could have thought of. Well, few people really have any idea how to do things right and even fewer are to try new things, so usually if you give your best shot at something you’ll do pretty well.

I followed these rules. And here I am today, with a dozen projects on my plate and my stress level through the roof once again.

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