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An Indian newbee's doubts & need suggestions.
Please spare time and give me suggestions.
successlieswithme




msg:525754
 4:38 pm on Jun 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hello,
thanx for reading my post.

before starting actual content, i want to say something about me.

Iam from India , just out of college, 20 and i got a partner from Canada who willing to pay upto 1000$ itially and if aour site goes well he can spend more money too.

You may wondera why i put the name "an indian..."...
i had put like that because my sites(first i want to build one site then many more)aims indians only for timebeing.

today i read this post and it really surprised me:
[webmasterworld.com...]

till now i expected a maximaum of 1000$ per month but after seeing that post....my eyes are looking for many more $$$$$$$$$s.

<h1> Site Plan</h1>
The idea is building a website with following services.
This site is basically aiming at 100 crore indians who are staying in and our of india.

We will provide these services to people ( you can read description below for each).

1.Free and Paid Hosting
2.Free Mp3 Streaming
3.A Community forum for all indian related issues
4.Free SMS
5.Flash Games
6.Entertainment-arcade
7.IBShop
8.One directory
9.WAP access
10.Image Gallery

but after reading some posts here... i understood i should start an affiliate linking also.

<b> here are my doubts</b>
1. Is my idea of building a site with those plans reallay good... please give me honect rating 1/5.....5/5.

2. Do you have any suggestions for my site to add other contents.

3.How can i get more traffic

4. how can my site can be get listed in SEs easily

5. how can i get good ranking at google
( i have some knowledge over SEO, link building etc...)

6. How much i can earn per month from this site...
a. with present ideas
b. if i add other content and aiming at all over the world.

7. If u suggest me to add affiliate links...
please give me site names and help me out to get money from it.

<b>how i want to earn money</b>
till now i had 3 methods in my mind.
1. google ads
2. ads from people
look at [specifics removed], there at top right u can see one link which points to [edit]no urls or specific sites please[/edit] ...
iam planning to get thei kind of ads from people in india and abroad.
3. affiliates....
i need yur great help for this option.

Iam sorry, if my idea is stupid one
please dont get angry and try to help me out in all aspects....a i like to learn anything from anyone so please feel free to give me your valuable suggestions.

BTW, iam newbee here
and iam sorry if i posted in wrong area.

thank you
regards--Success AKA seenu

[edited by: jcoronella at 7:00 pm (utc) on June 8, 2005]
[edit reason] Please no specifics,. [/edit]

 

ggombar




msg:525755
 11:02 am on Jun 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

1) I think it would be better if you have different site for each of the services you mentioned...start one by one.

2) There are lot of businesses that are doing good , you can take anyone of those : say travel affilate, ebook affilate marketing, etc.

3) To get more traffice, first you need to build sites, get on the job, keep adding content and keep your information always updated.

4) If you have good content and follow basic guidelines SEs will crawl your website day & night, don't worry about that. Remember nothing is easy!

5) Same as above.

6) It depends on you, how much your are able to do, there is no limit and there are no guarantees too.

7) Search in this forum for affilates, you'll find info about lot of them.

CanadianChris




msg:525756
 4:05 pm on Jun 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi Seenu,

Welcome to Webmaster World :)

It's definately possible to make that much money, alot of people are doing it right now.

I have some comments for each of the ideas you posted:

1.Free and Paid Hosting

There are already alot of these services available out there. And it's very difficult to make money in this unless you have the top spot on the search engines (ppc will cost you about $10/click on most networks right now for web hosting, so it's just not feasible to pay for advertising).

2.Free Mp3 Streaming

I'm afraid that I don't know much about streaming technology, so I can't help you with this one.

3.A Community forum for all indian related issues

I'd say go for this definately. It would be very easy to setup (you could have it up and running in less than 2 hours). It would simply be a matter of getting traffic to the site, so you may need to focus it on a specific topic. Perhaps something like International Indian eBusiness? It could be a community of people like yourself that are trying to make money online.

Creating a general forum for everything about a country would probably get you alot of traffic, but it would be difficult to compete because most communities focus on something specific. A general community you'll have alot of useless posts and spammers.

4.Free SMS

Again, I don't know much about this so I can't offer an opinion.

5.Flash Games

Flash games are addictive :) People play them like there is nothing else. It's hard to make money of flash games though.

6.Entertainment-arcade

See my response to Flash Games above.

7.IBShop

I'm not familiar with IBShop. Is it some sort of ecommerce software?

8.One directory

Directories are very popular and useful as long as you keep control of them. Alot of directories are automated and they get abused by alot of people.

9.WAP access

I don't really know alot about the current WAP requirements in India, but I do know this would be very expensive to establish.

10.Image Gallery

Same as the online community. Easy to setup and manage. Somebody in North America make about 2 million US a few years ago with a site like this. He allowed free image hosting and put up advertising on the site, which got alot of conversions since all the ads were for graphic design and similiar markets.

Good luck to you!

successlieswithme




msg:525757
 5:58 pm on Jun 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

thanx for your reply.

actually first i wanted to start it as a timepass thing only, but when i see messages here i wanted to work hard to get a minimum of 1000$ per month.
i think its not a big matter, but now a days i understood that, its very better idea to do AM.

I think it would be better if you have different site for each of the services you mentioned...start one by one.

Which one i should start first?
i prefer Hosting...since i can get some people for it and later i can divert them to other sites too.

and should i go for travel affiliate or ebook?
i heared that ebook affiliate is very good business.

and canadianChris, thanx for sparing your time to reply.
1.Free and Paid Hosting

There are already alot of these services available out there. And it's very difficult to make money in this unless you have the top spot on the search engines (ppc will cost you about $10/click on most networks right now for web hosting, so it's just not feasible to pay for advertising).

Actually iam aiming at local people (people in my city, india etc)
since now a days most of the rich people in india planning to have a site for them...
and people asking me to make sites and they dont know anything about it, so i have to buy domain and space for them... so wats my plan is... if i can resell space and i can make money in this method too.


3.A Community forum for all indian related issues

I'd say go for this definately. It would be very easy to setup (you could have it up and running in less than 2 hours). It would simply be a matter of getting traffic to the site, so you may need to focus it on a specific topic. Perhaps something like International Indian eBusiness? It could be a community of people like yourself that are trying to make money online.

Creating a general forum for everything about a country would probably get you alot of traffic, but it would be difficult to compete because most communities focus on something specific. A general community you'll have alot of useless posts and spammers.


you gave me good suggestion here.
Actually first i wanted to go with country's general topics but now i want to make it some more technical...
i.e. i will keep come categories for technical discussions, jobs, programming etc...
i think then we can have some good ranking and look and spam free.


5.Flash Games

Flash games are addictive :) People play them like there is nothing else. It's hard to make money of flash games though.


Yes, i cant earn money with flash games.. but since i embedd them in a webpage... i want to keep some ads beside that flash game so i hope people may click on them.


10.Image Gallery

Same as the online community. Easy to setup and manage. Somebody in North America make about 2 million US a few years ago with a site like this. He allowed free image hosting and put up advertising on the site, which got alot of conversions since all the ads were for graphic design and similiar markets.


So do u suggest me to go with it?

and still i need some suggestions from you people,
please help me out.
if i can get good help from you,
i can help you with coding or i can help other newbees like me.

thank you all again
Seenu

conroy




msg:525758
 6:09 pm on Jun 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi there

Actually iam aiming at local people (people in my city, india etc)
since now a days most of the rich people in india planning to have a site for them...
and people asking me to make sites and they dont know anything about it, so i have to buy domain and space for them... so wats my plan is... if i can resell space and i can make money in this method too.

If you are looking to make money, to me this sounds like your best idea so far. The only problem I see with it is that you aren't accessing the big money in other countries.

Still, this is very realistic. Get a reseller hosting account and you can get plenty of sites hosted. It also sounds like you can turn a profit very quickly. Your other methods may take a very long time to profit from.

successlieswithme




msg:525759
 6:25 pm on Jun 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hello,
thanx for ur encouragement.

as i said...
iam mainly aiming at local people and local money.
whats my exact plan is:
first i will get local people
and later i can make a hosting site for international people and there i will say that... these people and these sites are hosted by us... like that
so people may start buying from me.

but my main feeling is:
locally i can get good amount of money not just with space but with coding too.

and as u said, i can get money quickly
even some people here willing to pay in advance too.

thank you

badtigger




msg:525760
 8:20 pm on Jun 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

some other ideas:

I think that with all the IT outsourcing going on in India, maybe make a site that is a portal for people looking for or posting outsourced jobs. Sort of like the rent-a-coder dot com type sites.

Another thing could be selling or advertising real estate in India, especially with the growth of prime places to live -- like for example, Mumbai, and cities like this with exponential growth rates.

Just try to think in terms of supply/demand, really, is what I would suggest.

best of luck

caran1




msg:525761
 2:07 am on Jun 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

There are a lot of hosting/domain registration companies in India, but few give decent service. If you could give good service it would help.
Also there are no decent Indian classifieds websites/forum. (for general topics) Even much smaller countries like Sri Lanka/Pakistan have better local websites.

successlieswithme




msg:525762
 2:12 pm on Jun 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

hello,
badtiget...
you gave me an excellent idea.
yes its better to put ads from rentacoder dot com,
they have affiliate links,
i think they are helpful to me to earn money.

how this real estate thing works?
can anyone explain me about it please,
i dont know anything about it.

hey caran...
i heared those words too....
most of the hosting companies in india doesnt provide good support, so people shifting from one provider to others.
anyhow iam keen interested in providing them good support via yahoo messenger, support tickets
but my fear is...whether i will get enough customers or not.


Also there are no decent Indian classifieds websites/forum. (for general topics) Even much smaller countries like Sri Lanka/Pakistan have better local websites.

What do you mean exactly by this....?
Please help me out with this issue... since its looking like interesting.

thank you

caran1




msg:525763
 3:57 pm on Jun 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

90% of Indian companies give very poor service or try to trick the customer, so if you give good service customers will stay. I remember when I started working (in one of the most respected companies in India - non IT) , i was told by customers - your product quality is poor (compared to Siemens & other European cos.etc), your price is high, but your service is excellent, thats why we give you orders. Thats the long term philosophy to remain in business

successlieswithme




msg:525764
 4:14 pm on Jun 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

what kind of business u did there?

caran1




msg:525765
 5:21 pm on Jun 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

engineering - and travelling to see the real India was a free perk from the company since most projects are in remote areas

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