i just found this forum and it looks like i am in the right place. I had this idea for a site a few weeks ago, and after thinking about it for a while i have determined that for me to make it a reality i cannot do it by myself. Each site has the potential of being upwards of a 100 pages deep, with each offering completely unique content.
My site would generate income for me by providing advertisement for companies, specifically print media and music, as well as the potential for artists.
The basic premise of the site is that users know that they will be taken to advertisers websites, but they will not know which product they will see. This site is a niche based site so while the ads are not known specifically, they will be targeting the particular audience of my website. For example, lets say that on a given webpage there is an image of a refrigerator. When the user clicks on the image of the fridge a link opens to a page selling kraft mayo. (i am not trying to sell mayo, i just am using this as an example) this idea can be applied to multiple different websites that could each have their own specific niche. for instance, one of the sites could be geared toward video gamers, while another is geared toward people who enjoy a particular genre (mystery, science fiction, etc.)
I will need a web developer to help with, at the very least, SEO and basic website design. There will be a main portal page and forums as well. Based on how my site needs to work, the home page and forums will probably need to be the pages that draw traffic.
I have done searches on the internet for my idea and havent found anything comparable to what i want to do. The only thing stopping me now is knowing if it is worth it because i am not sure if i will be able to get advertisers on my site the way that i want to do it. I saw a thread about Pixazza
that gives me hope it can be done, but i am not sure if i should devote my time and money to this yet.
I guess i am here to get opinions of if advertising in the manner i am describing may be appealing to advertisers. any input would be appreciated.