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Peacekeeper

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I'm thinking about taking on a website but wonder about the associated cost. I enjoyed this website below but this guy is going to kill it by charging and I would ike to add some things like student reporters from each school and feature articles from them and maybe some athlete of the week features. This website was dead just a year ago and then people started getting the word out and it started booming and some compalined about ads and now he wants to kill the ads and charge for his site. Personally I would like to see more student involvement and charging will eleminate most kids because they won't pay and most adults won't either.

I have explained to him that I belong to several sites and forums and everytime one of them tries to charge, they die. I have a friend that is willing to help me on the IT side of things, but I'm wondering about the start up costs.

Here is what he posted............

Updated 6-24-07

Hi Everyone,

The message board has been taken down for maintenance effective June 24. It will be back up and running July 5. Thanks for your patience! We will create a new message board for the 2007-08 year!

Some of you have asked that you would like a higher quality message board (with 0 advertisements), as well as some pertinent and timely information from our staff as events occur. As a result, you will have to re-register as a new user. There will be two options, to either pay a yearly fee for message board access, or purchase a "Info Pack" below. An announcement will be made as to what the board access fee will be July 5. The other option is to purchase a "Info Pack" that is described below:

A decision has been made to make a "Info Pack" that will include quality products for a minimal fee to the users. The info pack will include: Unlimited Message Board access, Chat room access on Sunday evenings, Info-Text (Scores and Information sent to your wireless cell phone), and a $20 downloadable/CD coupon for recorded broadcasts that NorN produces.

The message board at that time will be structured for the different websites that we operate...a section for MECsports and another for MOKSsports. Information will be distributed more quickly to the message board as compared to the webpages that people are accessing for free. A copy of this will also be in the announcement section, and will be detailed as time moves on. We think that this will be a quality product that our users will enjoy. The info-text product will provide scores and information as they happen, it's what our broadcasters use to get scores during the games. We piloted that product this year in MECsports and went over very well. The broadcast downloadable/CD coupons are a bonus, as we believe we put out the best product for broadcasting locally.

The fee for this will be $20 for the entire year. When the school year is done, (1st part of June 2007), this board will be scrapped and you will have to re-register. This will help to make a quality product, and will allow you to have great services for a minimal cost (for $2.00/month!). If you add the packages together, the value here is $60 worth of services for $20 (downloadables for $20 - Info text for $3.99/month x 10 = $40)...not a bad deal at all!


Edited by: MECSports at: 6/23/07 10:44 pm

 

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The biggest costs you are going to incur are design related.  The cost of running a Web site is fairly cheap.  I like to use http://www.LunarPages.com for all of my sites and client sites.  The cost is usually somewhere in the neighborhood of $150/year.  You won't have to pay for the domain if you register with them either (nice).  Now as your readership picks up the cost of your hosting will usually do the same (a good problem).  This generally does not become a problem until you start hitting the 50,000-100,000 page views a day mark.  That being said, a decently designed Web site can set you back as much as $5,000 depending on what you want.  Now, there is also a ton of freeware out there that you can use to design your own site.  Or if you are planning to just have a forum there are numerous good ones out there (we all seem to like Website Toolbox, eh Robo?).

I don't recommend charging people to use your site.  You may want to do as Robo does and ask for a donation.  If people love your site, they will donate.  Running contextual PPC ads is usually not a bid deal to readers, however it is probably not going to garner you any money.  That is, of course, unless your site pertains to a topic that has a high Cost Per Click price (a mortgage loan site, an insurance site, etc).  Because of this, more and more people are turning away from PPC ads and back to the age old banner ad.  With a small readership and an audience made up of readers that aren't necessarily coming to your site with the intention of buying something (as would be the case of a review site) you're probably not going to receive much money for running banner ads.  However, you can generally make enough to cover the cost of running the site and overtime make your investment back from design.

Want to get people to your site?  Press releases.  Use http://www.PRWeb.com to put out a Search Optimized press release.  The people are cool, so if you've never written a press release before they will walk you through the steps.  By putting out a press release through them, you will get your site into Google, Yahoo! and MSN Live Search News.  People will pick up the story and you will suddenly have hundreds of backlinks (links pointing readers to your site).  I recommend putting out a PR on PR Web once a quarter.  But you can put out free PRs as much as you want.  http://www.free-press-release.com is a great way to do just that at a cost of nothing.  I also recommend having a blog on your site that you update daily, even if its not the "News Stories" or "Articles" you are thinking of carrying.  Daily fresh content will keep users coming back, and that's what is most important.


I hope this helps.

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NMSRH4 - WOW !!
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Great info thanks!

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Always choose a professional web design agency to developed a website. First of all you can check out their portfolio then hire. Below are the links of affordable company.
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Bot designed in India turns up in Dubai. LOL
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I used a hosting place called ipower.com.  It's cheap for the first few years, then they hike it to like $120/yr.

I hosted a forum at one time as well.  Forum software is pretty easy to use, and the same stuff everyone else uses.  The biggest problem I had was autobots registering, or scammers/spammers.  I ended up having to approve all registrations, which took some time.

And, I had to moderate the forum, which took a little more time.

I did all of the programming myself - it wasn't too hard.  You can use their online tools, or get software and do it.  Moderation and user permissions took the most time, but the cost was probably under $200 for the first year.
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Website cost is depend on the work that you required, there are many professional web design agencies who offer web design and development packages but it is not a good choice to go with that, first you analysed your work and try to make custom order for your website design and development.
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dewy can you do me a favor? Click on brendajohn's link for me, and let me know how things look. Thanks in advance buddy.
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Originally Posted by Fresh

"Denny and Cohen sure don't want t to give depositions. 2 weeks before the election a d Iowa sId hi.self that there was nothing to it. Why no talky? Another bullet for the AR-Mueller assault investigation."

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If the company is reliable, offers quality services and has a good reputation in the market, you should go for it no matter the cost. It's better to compromise the price, not quality. Check the company portfolio, their expertise in their domain and their customer service.

You can also find web design companies in Dubai, UAE that are both affordable and quality oriented. One such agency is FME Dubai. FME has been offering professional web design, web development and digital marketing services since 2006. It has years of experience and rich portfolio, served professionals, small businesses and corporate clients. 

For Details, visit: FME | Professional Web Design Agency
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dewy can you do me a favor? Click on simonwalker's link for me, and let me know how things look. Thanks in advance buddy. 
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Originally Posted by Fresh

"Denny and Cohen sure don't want t to give depositions. 2 weeks before the election a d Iowa sId hi.self that there was nothing to it. Why no talky? Another bullet for the AR-Mueller assault investigation."

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Website Design Dubai is the best web design company provides best web development or web design in Dubai. We have highly experienced team of website designer & web developers.

Website design and web development are co related. If web design is associated with looks and appearance, web development is concerned with coding and programming. Both are incomplete without each other.

Web design deals with designing part where looks of the website is the key point under consideration. Various ecommerce websites can also be prepared on various platforms like Joomla etc. This is one of the most trusted platforms for building websites. Web development uses languages like php, CSS.

If talking about the ranking of the website it is done with the help of SEO techniques where website has been optimized according to the search engines to get greater visibility.


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Dubai website design deals with each one of the above activities and holds strong market reputation. With over 10 years of experience we have understood the market demands and need. We work according to the set trends to get the best out of it. We ensure you to provide quality results at an affordable price.
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dewy can you do me a favor? Click on RihanKhan's link for me, and let me know how things look. Thanks in advance buddy. 

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Dewey, this is what a Bot looks like. One drive by generic sounding cut and paste post and done. Like a multi handled Liberal, it was able to defeat the signup process on the website and lay a turd in the Misc section.
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Jane you ignorant slut. Keep your booger hook of the bang switch, you stupid Socialist. 

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Dewey, this is what a Bot looks like. One drive by generic sounding cut and paste post and done. Like a multi handled Liberal, it was able to defeat the signup process on the website and lay a turd in the Misc section.

Shh dewey already sent those guys a check. 

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Originally Posted by Fresh
"before the election a d Iowa sId hi.self that there was nothing to it"
WTF?
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You can improve the website performance by hiring a professional for the seo. I got help from a seo consultant Los Angeles and my website is getting real traffic. I don’t post any ads there and it’s all organic traffic.
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Stay out of traffic
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"Getting your motor revved about taking our guns is going to be what undoes your efforts."

"I like to establish the parameters of my own thoughts and don't think I need a director."

"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

"It is not just simply yelling out a name and yelling down dissenters........................... and I'll defend your right to even insult me" 
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Does Nilges sound russian to you?
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Originally Posted by Fresh
"before the election a d Iowa sId hi.self that there was nothing to it"
WTF?
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Nope, muh South African
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"Getting your motor revved about taking our guns is going to be what undoes your efforts."

"I like to establish the parameters of my own thoughts and don't think I need a director."

"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

"It is not just simply yelling out a name and yelling down dissenters........................... and I'll defend your right to even insult me" 
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Nice Post Thanks For Sharing!
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We do what we can
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"Getting your motor revved about taking our guns is going to be what undoes your efforts."

"I like to establish the parameters of my own thoughts and don't think I need a director."

"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

"It is not just simply yelling out a name and yelling down dissenters........................... and I'll defend your right to even insult me" 
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dewy can you do me a favor? Click on halenmark's link for me, and let me know how things look. Thanks in advance buddy. 

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"Getting your motor revved about taking our guns is going to be what undoes your efforts."

"I like to establish the parameters of my own thoughts and don't think I need a director."

"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

"It is not just simply yelling out a name and yelling down dissenters........................... and I'll defend your right to even insult me" 
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When you develop the website make sure that you make according to the search engine guidelines. My new business website was not search engine optimized so was not attracting good number of visitors so I prefer hiring expert seo consultant Los Angeles team. Now my website is shown up on the top results in Google. So happy with their work.
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But Madison Avenue seems eager to block TV networks from scoring more than $5 million for a 30-second TV ad in the pigskin classic. NBC is slated to broadcast Super Bowl LII from U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis on February 4, 2018. “We get concerned whenever we see prices going up,” says Marcel ...
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Everything felt dangerously different for the Patriots, who trailed late against the Jaguars with a trip toSuper Bowl LII on the line … and then it didn't. Sunday was a reminder: with Tom Brady, different is the same, and the same wins games. By Greg Bishop. January 23, 2018
https://superbowl2018s.com/super-bowl-2018-streaming-options/
. Bill Belichick tried to celebrate. He really did.
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The Super Bowl is capitalism at it's worst, boycott Madison Avenue
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Botmania isn't a Russian satellite state. Boycott Bots.
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Vote forrr Donald Trrrump. He strrrongest kandidate. Hillarrry Clinton is vorrrthless piece of sh1t.

Somebody kall RRRoberrrt tell him he on to us.

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Originally Posted by Fresh
"before the election a d Iowa sId hi.self that there was nothing to it"
WTF?
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It depends on the number of pages of the website. Either your website is static or dynamic.
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We're a dynamic bunch here
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"Getting your motor revved about taking our guns is going to be what undoes your efforts."

"I like to establish the parameters of my own thoughts and don't think I need a director."

"This is not debate class. And this is not about politeness. We're talking about the damn future of our country"

"It is not just simply yelling out a name and yelling down dissenters........................... and I'll defend your right to even insult me" 
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