BEFORE YOU READ (or decide not read) PLEASE READ THIS: I am pretty new to IM but I am obsessed now. I first really started to learn about IM this past Oct. 08 when I learned what list building was. This is rather long post but any help you can provide me by reading this is worth more than you'll ever know!! Ive recently finished the setup of one of my first niche sites and I am hoping to get some feedback from some more experienced blackhatters (or IM'ers in general) about how I intend to monetize from the site and add a viral effect to get more ppl to the site. I will not say the exact niche but the avg target market is male ages 18-34 and they are into a certain brand of motorcycles (ahem..harleys.) Others on here have probably seen me mention on here before that I had a niche specific list of 100K ppl that I was fortunate enough to "come across". I asked on here "what do I do with this list to make money?" One of the answers was: "Build a niche site, fill it with affiliate products and your own products and collect cash". Well I built a niche site and have placed affiliate products and banners on the site along with some other things which I will explain below: What is my site made up of: 1. Niche Specific Content/Articles & Videos (news, tips etc.) 2. Expert Interviews 3. It will have a community "feel" because of the monthly contests. 4. Thinking about building a continuity prgrm / training into the site. How I intend to create a viral effect: 1. I will have contests on my site. "whatever" of the month..you get the picture. In order for someone to win, they need to get the most votes. (I will have a star rating system in place...similar to youtube) In order to get votes they need to tell all of their friends and everyone they know about the contest, and then send them the link to vote for them. Which equals more traffic to my site and more ppl wanting to sign up themselves and enter. 2. Though about how I could use something like Viral Script to explode the viral effect even more. But haven't come up with anything yet?? 3. Want to use Viral Friend Sender in some way too....but haven't decided how yet??? How I intend to drive traffic 1. Natural SEO from my content 2. Youtube - Send video about my site to ppl in this niche w/ Tube Blaster Pro. 3. Send video and info about my site to Myspace harley groups w/ Friend Blaster Pro. 4. Forum advertising 5. After I drive a good amount of traffic w/ these other methods, I will then start hitting my list of 100K ppl. Monetization: 1. Affiliate Products and Ads (I will convert to paid ad space when site grows big enough) 2. eBay affiliate "store" built into the site (so they can buy parts etc) 3. A classifieds section. (so they can sell bikes, parts etc....1st ad free then pay to post classifieds after that) 4. Adsense (for what its worth) So FINALLY, I ask if there is anything that you, as a more experienced BH'er/IM'er see wrong w/ this. Or is there something else you think I should add to this (or remove) please let me know. I obviously didnt go for the quick hit with my list and send them a bunch of random offers not related to there niche. I decided to build a site and focus on longevity. Something that can be scaled and/or sold off in the future. So, what do you think?