We do know that relocation astrology is trending. When I was getting ready to start my blog, I was in discussion with Aria Gmitter, who edits YourTango.com and has made it a very popular publication, so she knows what things have the potential to become popular.
She did a bunch of internet searches, found some sites, analyzed them and told me that I was well positioned to take care of the relocation astrology boom which was likely to come in the next few years (I think she said three, but my memory of that is fuzzy). That is, if I started now. That was in January or February 2020.
So I started my blog in early March 2020, and have been posting religiously twice a week. It was relocationastrology.guide, then, which is a domain that I still own but now redirects to relocation-astrology.com, which is a domain that I was using for a site that I created four years ago; that site became relocationmagic.com, which was another domain that I owned.
(I started my business more than three years ago and called it “The Evening Shift Astrology”; because of trauma from my last job I figured I would need to work the evening shift beause I am no longer a morning person. And it sounds cool too. My first website was theeveningshiftastrology.com, but I no longer maintain it and no longer pay for that domain.)
Relocation-astrology.com is the site I picked because it was free. This is interesting, because I had a book about how to create an online business and it was telling me that you don’t want the “dash” in your domain, because people are less likely to look at it. So, relocationastrology.com, four years ago, was about $5,000 to own. I called about it recently and it now costs about $1,600. You get the sense that, over the last four years that people no longer care about putting a dash in the website. I don’t know this for sure.
Relocationastrology.guide started off getting single digit # of page views. Eventually it made it into low double digits. Meanwhile relocation-astrology.com, which as I mentioned was my older site, was actually getting somewhat more page views, even though I didn’t really do anything with it. That’s when I realized I needed to switch the sites. This was about three months ago.
Over the last two months, traffic has grown considerably, and over the last four weeks, it’s been pretty consistently in high double digits and on eight occasions has broken 100. I don’t know what this means, and I don’t know how much better it would be if I bought the domain and removed the dash.
By the way, most people get here through web searches. So two factors are at play: first, how far up I’m in the Google search results when someone is interested; second, how many people are interested.
I am spending a lot of time reading Michael Simmons’ work; I’ve gone to about three of his webinars. He is all about how to be a successful thought leader, and I may be either his client or in his educational program. Thought leadership is totally up my alley, not just on astrology. This is the article he wrote on Medium that I’ve been reading over the last day or so and find very interesting. Bitclout could go either way in terms of being a successful monetization platform for your views. I’m debating whether to use it; the thing most likely to stop me is that an upfront investment from me would probably help and may even be necessary.
I’m 51 and am trying very hard to wrap my head around Web 3.0. Reading the article helps me understand it, but I don’t truly have the ability to grasp it to the level that someone savvy who’s much younger than me might. Bitclout could be a great way for me to hit it big — or it might now. It depends, in part, on the ability for relocation astrology to truly enter the public consciousness on a mass level. It’s getting better, but it’s hard to tell how much and if it will truly ‘make it.’
Another marketing book suggests that someone like me only needs “1000 True Fans” who follow my every utterance to make a really good living on my website alone. I’m nowhere near that yet, FWIW.
I know relocation astrology is legitimate, and how I do readings encompasses some things that most relocation astrologers don’t bother touch. I have the perfect niche product. I’m always trying to learn more. I don’t know that ‘hitting it big’ is in the cards, or even if it should be.
In terms of how much relocation astrology is trending, let’s take a look at what we have. I just Googled “relocation astrology trending.” I’m really only interested in popular magazines, publications, things like that, right now. Here is what I got:
- Elle Magazine article from December 2020
- Thrillist article (this one has been around for a while)
- Reddit chat room (I know nothing about Reddit)
- Daily Access News
- Article from Cosmopolitan from October 2020, reposted on Yahoo
- Article from Architectural Digest
- Pure Wow
- Allure Article
We are in page 4 of the Google search. I’m especially interested in how much women’s magazines talk about this — and we see Elle, Cosmopolitan, Allure. There may or may not be more women’s magazines further down on the Google search.
We also see Architectural Digest. Interestingly, the great astrologer A.T. Mann (I have issues with him, but whatever) originally trained as an architect, giving him a great attention to detail that he needed to do astrological work. But more importantly, that a publication based in design and engineering is basically recommending this. That’s important.
Other people would have other metrics that I’m not aware of (this article may be edited) to determine to what degree relocation astrology has ‘arrived.’ Based on what I see here, I still think of it as a niche product without unlimited appeal.
I interviewed for a job as an astrologer yesterday. (I’ll refrain from giving the name of the company unless and until I am hired). Toward the end of the interview I asked my interviewer — who is a tad older than I am — if he talked to people who are relocation astrologers. He said he hadn’t. This is an opportunity to make inroads. It also requires of us the actual work — on a one-to-one level — to do our part to make inroads with people to make relocation astrology more accepted. This may (or may not) ultimately be more important than encouraging things to go viral.