Where's the website Startup button?
November 22, 2009 7:19 PM Subscribe
I want to create a website and need general and specific guidance. I don't want to give the idea away so the description is a little sketchy.
How do I deal with keeping the kids out of the "adult" section? How do I "spread the word"? (to get submissions and readers?; i.e. kickstart)
posted by Drasher to computers & internet (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am considering a WordPress engine and Nearly Free Speech for hosting (at least at the start). Is that reasonable to use? I have not purchased the domain yet.
The website will mostly deal with user submitted documents; I am not really sure I know how to get the submissions: users scan things and email or upload the files. Should I allow submissions to me snail mailed in and I scan them? (I don't want to be required to return them, I think)
I know that some of these things will end up being the "adults only" type (I'm OK with that), but I want to keep the kiddies out of there. Require a registration for that section? What qualifications do I ask for?
Is it reasonable/acceptable/advisable to accept PayPal donations for upkeep? What about advertising? what's the best way? (I don't want to go with the obnoxious popups and horrific banners if I can help it)
Is it possible to make a buck or two if it is popular? I'm not looking to make a real killing, mostly pay for the effort and costs.
How does one select and "promote" moderators that will keep in line with the original concept of the site?
When do I bust the cherry and put it on MeTa's Projects section?
What have I not covered??
Anyone "volunteer" to answer specific questions after I get started?