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Discussion in 'Web Development & Web Hosting' started by zxspectrum, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Just been thinking, about the chap who wanted to do a site for fun . Well what about a site that generates income. I know this isnt exactly new so whats to lose and i aklso know that it may not make me a millionaire, but you never know . I have a theme which i know for vertain will appeal to most people, ive even checked my name for the website is available, which it is , is therre any tips that you could all pass on to me ?? I know i need stuff like dreamweaver and loads of time to pit in to it effort wise but im well up for the challenge . :eek:
     
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  2. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Spell better than above ? :tongue

    Seriously, you'll need to have reliable hosting (webspace) that you can point your domain name at, and possibly some email addresses to go with it if need be.

    I'm no great web designer (well, not at all, actually), but for a professional looking site, you'll need some decent skills. Are you going to be using a forum like this ? Then you'll need a database, so most likely looking into learning about MySQL and how to administer it (have a look at www.phpmyadmin.net )

    I'm sure there are a ton of other things to consider, but as I said, this isn't an area I'm up on, but hopefully some more advice will follow soon :)
     
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  3. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Cheers for that Jak , ill have a butchers at it now . I dare say ill have more questions pretty soon but first i think ill try and get my web name sorted as i dont want to do the sire with the thought of having to settle for a rather uncatchy name
     
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  4. Nailbomb

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    hey man,

    yeah, i actually have my own commercial porno site!
    (although, i've yet to make any cash, just can't get the traffic.)

    If you wanna make money and get traffic, think affiliate programs,
    think high converting sites. Make sure you keep records of everything, this will be a business afterall.

    I managed to find, good, cheap hosting and domain; £30.00p
    for a whole year, that's £15 for the domain name and £15 for the web space check it out:http://www.digital-crocus.com/

    Good luck man, hope it all goes better than mine, although i need to be less lazy. try and use a gantt chart. I find they help
    keep things on track.
     
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  5. zxspectrum

    zxspectrum Gigabyte Poster Premium Member

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    Cheers for that Nailbomb

    The site and name you have, do you get charged for too many people visitibg causing your site to crash ?? Ivew been told to watch out for that , alosnothing less than 250 mb of webspace is a realistic minimum?? Plus if you want me to have a look at your site for you and give you some feed back youll have to let me know what its called
     
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  6. Nailbomb

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    to be honest i'd rather you not look, as it's a pile of crap.
    the thing with my site is that it simply creates money through
    affiliate programs. everytime an add on one of my pages gets
    clicked etc.

    with it being in the 'adult' sector, all i really need on there are
    pics and videos free clips etc. these are hosted by my affiliate
    partners so it doesn't use my bandwidth. I don't really know what you want to use your site to sell, so have no idea of the spec you
    need!

    if you need to store lots of files, you'll need to work out how much
    space you need to fit them and then some.

    if you plan on allowing downloads, live streaming that sorta stuff
    then you need to make a rough approximation of how much band
    width you need.

    At the end of it all, most web hosting services are more likely to
    just charge you for going over bandwidth, or give you a warning
    than just cut you off straight away.
     
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  7. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    Ha your first line made me spit my coffee out :D

    So how much revenue roughly are we talking about here?

    Just wondering if I should get into it :twisted:
     
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  8. Nailbomb

    Nailbomb Bit Poster

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    me personally,

    the only revenue, i'm getting is free porn :biggrin
    but on a serious note that is simply because i have
    absolutely no money to put into marketing, paying
    for search engine ranking etc.

    My site could be doing a lot better just that i wish
    id decided to use it for college as opposed to
    the adult industry, on the whole it is a good conversation
    piece.
     
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