Ok, yeah. I had this great idea the other day. I decided to make a fiverr clone site! How unique! Compete with fiverr....great idea huh? I bet no one has thought to do that yet! Well I wasn't that naive, but I wasn't sure how many fiverr clones there really was. I thought it would be neat to track my progress here and share my success/failure with those interested. I'm mainly starting this thread because I want to hear something other than "yet another fiverr clone? don't do it!". Maybe I'll get some positive responses, maybe not. I think I may. Why? Because I have a plan, and I offer something that fiverr really doesn't. So, whats the plan? How am I different? Without going into a whole lot of drawn out detail my plan is to target my audience to those who really need these services. Developers, marketers, advertisers, writers, etc. My site isn't about BS gigs, it's about useful gigs and safety for the buyers. What do I offer that fiverr doesn't (kinda)? Simple. I have what I'm calling "The Grey Market". You can guess whats thats for....accounts, emails, etc. As long as they are created by you and not phished they are all allowed. Whatever you can think of. Actually I would hope a few black hatters would give it a try on my site, you're more than welcome. (No Link, I'm not a spam whore, it's not what I'm here for, but I'll share with those interested if they PM me.) I do the standard $5, $10, $15, $20, $25, $50, $100 format. Mainly because some gigs are worth more than $5, and it allows you to sell more of your time or product at a time. Truth is I don't really hope to compete with fiverr, just the other clones. I think my site could end up in the top 10-20 of fiverr clones. Given the horrible management most fiverr-like sites have I may end up higher than that since I and my team will be managing this one closely. That's good enough for me. For those curious here's what I've got into it: $15 - for the script, which I bought off of, you guess it, a fiverr clone site. I have since modified it a bit, mosty for looks. I've also fixed the bugs. It's one of the best clone scripts, no hiverr/biverr junk for my users! $10 - Domain name $0 for hosting. it's shared with my 20 something other sites. Will go to dedicated as soon as the concept is proven. Things are running faster than fiverr atm. $0 for advertising. Mainly because I have not officially launched yet and I have several active Twitter accounts that I use to drive traffic to my sites. Some 8,000 daily visitors with averages of 30,000 page views per day will soon be going there. If you've read this far, then maybe you're interested enough to give me some feedback. I'm really not sure how to advertise this site. Like I said above I intend to promote it on twitter, but I'm almost non existent on facebook, youtube, or digg. The SEO on this sites will probably be average at best. There isn't much you can do with the script besides meta data and I don't expect a lot of search engine traffic. I have usually avoided ppc and cpm ads because my free traffic was enough, but I want this to go big so I know I've got to get into them. I plan to spend 100% of all profit into advertising for the next several months, if not longer. Ideas? Suggestions? How would you advertise it if it was your site?