26 Jul 10 3:53 pm
honestly, if you cant afford $10 for webhosting and a domain, you really need to consider whether you should be trying to start a business, but that is my personal opinion not fact. i have seen people start with a site like hubpages and then move to their own site, but i personally wouldnt do it. if you take some time, you can usually find a coupon for hosting and for domains to get them cheap. I have seen some for domains from godaddy for only 1 penny, and I have a coupon code for hostgator that will give you the first month of hosting for a penny.
The fact is the people who succeed long term are the ones who invest in their business. a little money and a lot of time at least. the more money you can invest, the less time it will take to get there.
your website should be on a tightly focused niche. mens health is in the right direction, but too vague. pick one health problem and target your site to that problem.
for example there are a lot of sites on relationships advice, but that is really general. instead I have sites on the specific problems in a relationship which lowers competition, and gives you more targeted customers.
In that niche for example, you can build a site on communication in relationships, dealing with infidelity issues, overcoming jealousy, or healing a broken heart after a breakup. these are specific problems that you can write a lot of articles about and build up authority for that specific topic.
the more specific and detalailed you get, the more targeted your customers will be. then find 3-5 products that target that specifc problem to promote on your site. start building an email list, and over time, you can promote more general products on related topics that arent as targeted. for example, for my email list on my site about dealing with infidelity, i have emails and products on communication, cross promoting that site, rebuilding self confidence, and building and maintaining a healthy relationship so that once they get past the crisis, they can fix the deeper problems that caused the crisis in the first place.