View Full Version : muse help anyone?
06-07-2007, 04:00 PM
While im working on my other product, im racking my brain to get something else up and running. my goal is $300-$500/week... i cant think of anything.
- ive worked out and lifted for years
- getting into running now, running a marathon in october
- know a lot about nutrition and supplements
-my passion in life is traveling, went backpacking in europe for 2 months after college, went to egypt for almost 2 weeks in january, china for 3 weeks (although that was many years ago)
anyone have any advice?
06-07-2007, 04:30 PM
This might be simplistic, but nutrition and travel sometimes do not compliment each other. I have a HARD time sticking to my plan when I travel, and ultimately give up until I return.
It might take some thought and research on your part, but say a person is 'low-carb' dieting; what cuisine or meals in say, Italy, are there that would allow that person to still feel good about themselves and their diet while still experiencing the taste of the region? When I think Italy, it is hardly low carb or Atkins friendly, but I know somewhere there is a dish suited to it.
If you did the foot work, I'm sure quite a bit of people would buy it. Hell, if I knew I was going elsewhere, I'd probably purchase it!
The hard part would be the different countries, regions, etc, and all the different diets on the market!
My two cents!!!
06-12-2007, 10:42 AM
The best advice when creating a muse is to always follow your passion. Then, you're not really working, you're creating something that you enjoy anyways.
I would definitely advise you to consider going in the direction of creating a muse around travelling and backpacking. Since there wouldn't be many products that are really for the backpacker that aren't already in existence, you might want to consider starting a membership site around backpacking and travelling, especially exotic places.
You could post travel diaries. Tips related to specific places you know well, audio guides to certain areas as products, etc.
The best resource that I know for getting a membership site up an running is by a guy named Bill Myers, called Membergate. It is unbelieveably powerful software that does everything for you. I'm currently in the process of planning for my own, and my main mentor uses the software as well, and I would highly recommend it.
That's a great resource, thanks for the MemberGate Link.
06-16-2007, 04:10 AM
Nutrition and supplements are very competitive fields but since most lifters don't run do much cardio that's a nice niche.
Research the weight lifters who want to start running niche, people like yourself and see if it's a good niche. Do a keyword analysis. As Tim writes, become an expert (running a marathon successfully should qualify) and develop a product like a book or training CD's/DVD's targeting weight lifters who want to add running to their routine. If there is a lifter searching online for "running for weight lifters" that is a highly motivated searcher ready to buy. :)
06-16-2007, 04:49 PM
yeah that membersgate site is great..
and webzu, thanks so much for that idea.. i might be able to do something with that!
06-22-2007, 08:46 PM
As a software CEO that travels a lot..
I would suggest a website that:
Tracks your current diet with all basic requirements
(amount of water, foods, supplimnets, with daily reminders to email, SMS etc..)
Combined with a fitness measurement journal and an online subscription to it.. If you could simply pick your basic diet from a dropdown and have everything you needed to travel with it reminding you all the way for $5-$15 bucks a month I *would* (not might) buy it..
See eDiets.com but add in some notifications and specializations..
Axos Technologies, Inc.
06-22-2007, 09:03 PM
You may not need to buy it.
This may be what you're looking for, and it's free.
06-23-2007, 06:33 AM
Having that data go to your cell would be interesting. Moblie ecommerce is getting interesting.
11-11-2009, 01:26 PM
Why don't you set a blog up of your activities and become a reseller of the products you use. Then write articles on the products and how they helped you. make a members only part when your follower can receive discounts and get inside scoop on things coming up. If you make it a monthly membership then you have reoccurring income.
11-15-2009, 12:07 PM
I was in your same exact situation a few months ago. My first muse was doing well but not growing at the pace I wanted. I wanted a few hundred extra spending money so started looking for new ideas. I think the story of my first muse can help you.
I myself have been in the nutrition or supplement industry in one way or another since my freshman year in highschool. I worked in supplement stores, trained for football, bodybuilding and powerlifting and also helped others get ready for competition. I always found that supplements had some ingredients I wanted and others that I thought were useless (I've always researched everything I put in my body, as should everyone). This is how I came up with my first muse. I decided what I wanted from a product, researched what ingredients would accomplish this, and then implemented the 4hww strategy. I found out I wasn't the only person who knew most products have a lot of ingredients that don't really do anything.
11-17-2009, 03:23 AM
Shouldn't this be in the muse section of the forums? Any way to move it?
How about an information site, with weightlifting advice for beginners? I've been lifting for a few years, and when I first started out I found it really hard to find decent information on diet, routines etc to get started. There's so much crap and hype out there, that a "back to basics" and "keep it real" type site might do very well :)
Put up loads of good info, free workout routines, etc. Monetize through adsense and affiliate schemes. Making 300-500/month is very doable. My wife and I have an information site (different topic - homemade gifts) and right now it's earning US$15-20/day through adsense.
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