About AIsaacs
Rank 138810
266 followers Joined July 2015
Hello! My name is Alec Isaacs. I'm from the Chicago hold an interest in meteorology, graphics design, programming, and marketing. I've been with Wealthy

Posts

3

Questions

6

Login
Create Your Free Wealthy Affiliate Account Today!
icon
4-Steps to Success Class
icon
One Profit Ready Website
icon
Market Research & Analysis Tools
icon
Millionaire Mentorship
icon
Core “Business Start Up” Training
asked in
Local Marketing
Updated

I have decided that I'm more passionate about forecasting the weather than affiliate marketing. The only problem is that the meteorology niche has little to no products availab

Interesting idea.

You could actually promote survival / emergency packs for your affiliate products. Planning for the worst case scenarios.. You could also find companies that build underground bunkers for tornado warnings etc. These would be huge ticket items and companies who sell this will be happy to have someone promote them.

As for building the audience I would drive people to a FB page and Twitter profile using paid ads. Build up a good following and then offer the paid service once established. Im not sure how you will bridge the gap between free and paid users though. This would take some brainstorming and testing to see how the audience reacts.

Here in NZ there are services that do this automatically. Mostly via twitter updates. I havent dug deep into how their paid model works though so I cant comment there.

What would you offer that the big weather websites don't offer.?

The only people who might pay for weather forecasts would be those who's lives or livelihoods depend on it. Eg climbers or deep sea fishermen.

Where do they get their forecasts from now & how much do they pay?

I live in a prime area where severe and winter weather can have a big impact on people from time to time. What I would be providing (that other people don't) are organized, timely updates, email alerts, and the ability to speak with me one-on-one for custom forecasts and travel guidance.

I think these three things alone stand out from the rest. However, a lot of people likely think weather should be "free," so I may still have to work on adding incentives.

In that case I'd do a local site. As the domain name doesn't tell me anything about it being specially for one area. Eg. WindyCityWeatherAlerts.com - would give a better idea & help with local SEO.

Good point. However, I'm planing on covering the Midwest and Northeast regions for high impact (widespread) storm systems. I only chose local SEO because I didn't see a better category. This would probably call under regional SEO or something lol

Regarding the name, I might have to consider a better domain for helping people know the coverage areas, but branding for a particular area with a broad name isn't too difficult in this niche from what I've seen.

See more comments

Creating a membership site around weather?

Creating a membership site around weather?

asked in
Local Marketing
Updated

I have decided that I'm more passionate about forecasting the weather than affiliate marketing. The only problem is that the meteorology niche has little to no products availab

Interesting idea.

You could actually promote survival / emergency packs for your affiliate products. Planning for the worst case scenarios.. You could also find companies that build underground bunkers for tornado warnings etc. These would be huge ticket items and companies who sell this will be happy to have someone promote them.

As for building the audience I would drive people to a FB page and Twitter profile using paid ads. Build up a good following and then offer the paid service once established. Im not sure how you will bridge the gap between free and paid users though. This would take some brainstorming and testing to see how the audience reacts.

Here in NZ there are services that do this automatically. Mostly via twitter updates. I havent dug deep into how their paid model works though so I cant comment there.

What would you offer that the big weather websites don't offer.?

The only people who might pay for weather forecasts would be those who's lives or livelihoods depend on it. Eg climbers or deep sea fishermen.

Where do they get their forecasts from now & how much do they pay?

I live in a prime area where severe and winter weather can have a big impact on people from time to time. What I would be providing (that other people don't) are organized, timely updates, email alerts, and the ability to speak with me one-on-one for custom forecasts and travel guidance.

I think these three things alone stand out from the rest. However, a lot of people likely think weather should be "free," so I may still have to work on adding incentives.

In that case I'd do a local site. As the domain name doesn't tell me anything about it being specially for one area. Eg. WindyCityWeatherAlerts.com - would give a better idea & help with local SEO.

Good point. However, I'm planing on covering the Midwest and Northeast regions for high impact (widespread) storm systems. I only chose local SEO because I didn't see a better category. This would probably call under regional SEO or something lol

Regarding the name, I might have to consider a better domain for helping people know the coverage areas, but branding for a particular area with a broad name isn't too difficult in this niche from what I've seen.

See more comments

asked in
Authoring & Writing Content
Updated

Specifically, what email marketing platform do you recommend for affiliate marketers?

I like Aweber myself

Aweber seems to be the popular choice for cost and ease of use :)

Thank you for asking. I learned something new from our members.

Aweber is another good choice.
Laura

I have had a great experience with Getresponse.. they are mostly the same

Mailchimp is a good one Alec

They don't allow affiliates though.

See more comments

What email marketing platform do you guys recommend?

What email marketing platform do you guys recommend?

asked in
Authoring & Writing Content
Updated

Specifically, what email marketing platform do you recommend for affiliate marketers?

I like Aweber myself

Aweber seems to be the popular choice for cost and ease of use :)

Thank you for asking. I learned something new from our members.

Aweber is another good choice.
Laura

I have had a great experience with Getresponse.. they are mostly the same

Mailchimp is a good one Alec

They don't allow affiliates though.

See more comments

asked in
The Wealthy Affiliate Platform
Updated

I'm trying to approve comments, but it gets stuck on the approving process. Anyone else having this issue?

There are some messed up today, cheers!

There are a lot of issues on the WA site going on, I guess they are making some updates over there.
Look at the ranks, they are all shifted.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/rank

Anyone having issued with site comments?

Anyone having issued with site comments?

asked in
The Wealthy Affiliate Platform
Updated

I'm trying to approve comments, but it gets stuck on the approving process. Anyone else having this issue?

There are some messed up today, cheers!

There are a lot of issues on the WA site going on, I guess they are making some updates over there.
Look at the ranks, they are all shifted.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/rank

Login
Create Your Free Wealthy Affiliate Account Today!
icon
4-Steps to Success Class
icon
One Profit Ready Website
icon
Market Research & Analysis Tools
icon
Millionaire Mentorship
icon
Core “Business Start Up” Training