Introducing my latest venture: Country Music Life.
Image courtesy of keela84
With $75 and 2-months I was able to create a site around one of my passions: country music.
If you’ve been following Hunting Business Marketing for awhile now you’ve probably realized my passion for country music.
As a reminder, here are a few posts I’ve written that have included a country music twist:
Well, after some thinking and encouragement from those close to me I decided to start experimenting with a country music site.
Country Music Life
Country Music Life provides the products country music fans need to live a quality life.
My vision for CML is to write about the news and happenings in country music and relate it to the everyday lives of country music fans.
The categories you’ll notice on CML are:
2) Shoes & Clothes
3) Home Décor
These are the basic categories any country music fans needs in their lives – music being one of the most important.
To start, the individual category stores are setup through Amazon Associates. In the long run, if traffic grows and demand for sales grows, I’d look to move into drop shipping, fulfillment, and warehousing inventory to sell.
That’s an extremely long-term vision and lots can happen and change on the site in the meantime.
The strategy for CML is to build an audience of dedicated country music fans that are seeking quality content relating to their favorite passion: country music.
As a way to connect their lives with country music – the music and the artists – CML will provide the products necessary for a quality country music life.
The blog posts on the Country Music Life Blog will be either Latest News or Top Stories. The latest news posts will be short highlights of news from around the Web. Top stories will be in-depth articles covering various topics including new music, music reviews, lists, and artist exclusive stories.
This strategy is built on providing quality long-form content to please the most passionate country music fans while providing the latest news for fans seeking quick content throughout the day.
In the coming months, I’ll continue posting articles on CML while also looking for opportunities to guest post on complementary blogs.
Any traffic from search engines usually takes 3-6 months (probably closer to 6) to start for a brand new site.
A few of the terms I’ll be targeting include:
Country Music Life
Jason Aldean (other artist names as well…)
Country Music Blog
Along with the blog posts, I’ve also setup a format for Country Artists pages. Take a look at the page for Jason Aldean. The page includes a short biography, music info (with links to Amazon), and a few of his most popular videos.
The design of the site is a work in progress.
To allow for ease of launch, I used the same free template I use for HBM and made a few slight modifications to the CSS and PHP.
The logo was made courtesy of the wonderful Sarah of Sarah Lynn Design.
I’m still working on adding an introductory image to the home page while cleaning up a few other things, but for the most part I’m happy with where CML is at right now.
It’s been two weeks and $75 since I decided to start Country Music Life.
I’ve been working hard to get some content created to make the site presentable and I’m excited to share it with you.
Note: The $75 was for domain and hosting expenses.
I’ll continue to write about the progress of CML as it pertains to the interests of you at HBM: Marketing, SEO, Blogging, etc.
I hope you take the chance to visit the new site and share it with your friends that enjoy country music.
It’s expected that CML will take time away from HBM, but my hope is to continue providing valuable content on HBM while providing marketing consulting as well.
Take care and thanks for continuing to support HBM. J
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