109
9 min 43 sec

Quick Research Leads to Meal Planning Subscription Service

Healthy meal planning can be rough. One man is on a mission to help people be more health-conscious with his subscription-based website selling meal prep recipes.
Blog Food SEO Service Subscription

What It's About

A health-conscious SEO expert capitalizes on the meal prepping trend by building a subscription site.

Business Model
Service
Skills Required
Writing & Cooking Knowledge
Complexity
Low
Profit Potential
Medium

Words of Wisdom

In addition to writing blog posts, Remi worked with influencers on Instagram to promote his business and helped him gain around 5,000 followers. He says that influencers are great to work with because their followers are engaged, and their CPM is cheaper than Adwords, Facebook ads, and Instagram ads.

Fun Fact

After visiting Tokyo and being inspired by B-Side Label, a popular sticker brand in Japan, Remi used the profits from Sunday Meal Prepper to start Blank Tag Co., a sticker company with a similar style in the U.S.

Notes from Chris

Episode 109

Remi Silva has always been a health-conscious person and noticed that meal prep was getting more popular on Instagram. He then used two tools to do some quick research. First, he looked up a few phrases on Google Trends and noticed that it had been gaining traction on Google over the years.

He then looked at Keyword Planner, another free tool from Google, and found that the phrase “meal prep” had been exponentially growing year after year, yet nobody had monetized it through good content. The phrase “meal prep for weight loss” had a tremendous opportunity to become a side hustle, so he started a subscription-based website selling people healthy, meal prep recipes.

Because his site now ranks for a lot of long-tail keywords around meal prep, he gets around 20 to 25 new email subscribers a day, and the goal is to convert at least 10% of them to a paid subscription plan.

The Keyword Planner tooler can help you figure out what people are searching for. As you'll hear in today’s story, you don’t always know what people are searching for or which searches lead to best conversions.

At the very least, using this tool can help you determine whether you're on the right track, or if you need to think differently about your topic.


MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Sunday Meal Prepper: Learn more about Remi and his meal planning subscription service
  • Keyword Planner: This tool helps you reach the right customers with the right keywords and helps you to better build your SEO and ad campaigns
  • Wordpress: Remi used Wordpress for his meal prepping website because it would help him learn html and it was highly customizable. Learn how to install your own Wordpress site in 5 minutes!
SEE ALSO:

Inspiration is good; inspiration combined with action is better. Now get back to work!

Yours in the revolution,

cg-sig-newsletter

Subscribe Now For A Free Five Step Tutorial

Resources

GET $625 IN FREE TRAVEL

Earn 50,000 travel rewards points (enough for 2 round-trip plane tickets or $625 in travel credit). You'll also earn 2x points on all travel and dining spend, with zero foreign transaction fees.

I use this card every day all over the world! ✈️


Learn More

CREATE YOUR ONLINE STORE

Create your online store with Shopify using an exclusive discount for Side Hustle School listeners. For a limited time, get a free 21-day trial and a 10% discount for a whole year.

Many Side Hustle School listeners are building sites using Shopify's easy-to-learn platform. Try it free today!

Learn More

Quote of the Day
"Having a side hustle that generates money is really great, but I get even more excited knowing that I’m making a difference in the lives of people I’ve never met before."
—Remi Silva #SideHustleSchool

Sponsors & Gratitude

Learn More With Skillshare!

Supporting the sponsors keeps the show free. Today’s episode of Side Hustle School is brought to you by Skillshare. 📷

Skillshare is giving Side Hustle School listeners 3 months of unlimited access—for $0.99! Join the 2 million students learning everything from street photography to SEO on Skillshare today!


Get Started Here!

Like the Show? Leave a Rating!

Side Hustle School is for you! If you’re enjoying it, please take a quick moment to leave a rating or write a quick review. It's really easy and it makes a difference! ✅

It also makes a huge difference when you tell your friends about the show. Remember, it's 100% free and listener-supported.




Here's How

Keep in Touch

There’s a new story every single day on Side Hustle School. Episodes are produced to be short and to the point—I know you’re busy. Be sure you subscribe to get instant notification of the day’s broadcast!





To infinity and beyond,

Chris Guillebeau