Ok, I have been tossing around this idea and I think it could be a real money maker if someone has the time and effort to devote to getting everything off of the ground. This would/should work well with a medium sized city. The idea sprung from my frustration with selling web design & seo services to businesses who know the internet can be a great lead-generation tool but just won't part with the money to have a professional website. So, why not create a website for the area. Let's just say the name of the city is Medina. Let's call the site http://www.medinacoupons.com or some derivative. Just like it sounds, a portal dedicated to that particular cities merchants and consumers. Now, this idea is not new, but I do believe there are enough junk portals out there that do not deliver and have a very stale flavor. My twists are these... 1) Instead of relying solely on search engine traffic to bring visitors to your advertisers offers, be PROACTIVE!!! Spend some revenue on advertising locally, touting the site as a way for local residents to really get great deals on everything imaginable. Take out newspaper ads, post flyers, stickers, etc. Give the site the image of being an invaluable part of that city. 2) Offer visitors the opportunity to enter their name and phone number for "special" offers that are not on the site. Then send out a weekly, bi-weekly email with these special offers. I mention phone number because I think SMS marketing is becoming and will be huge. People typically look at text messages IMMEDIATELY, this would be a great perk when trying to sell to advertisers. Last night I did a test ad on CL in the for sale section advertising free coupons for my area to their cell and had a few people hit my landing page and enter their details. And, once submitted the page was redirected to a CPA offer!!! Maximize your efforts! If you can show businesses the potential, and if you incorporate the weekly emails and SMS messages, you should easily be able to pull $100 per business per month. Trust me, this is cheap for effective advertising! 100 businesses would net $10,000/month. Plus if you do things like the CPA offer I mentioned above, you could bring in even more. You could easily employ a part-time salesperson to get started and gain your initial advertisers. Just offer them a nice percentage. You could use automation to your advantage by allowing advertisers to log-in to the site and manage their own listings if you wanted, or you could do on your own or pay somebody to work for you. I just wanted to think what others on here thought about this model, from my experience it would work welll but you need to be willing to dedicate the time and not put out some junk website that relies on just search engine traffic.