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Help. Where I do I post help about my site and making something of it?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by toasty, Oct 3, 2009.

  1. toasty

    toasty Newbie

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    Is there a proper forum to post a "help" question about my website and ask for feedback of how I can start monetizing and making it bloom for myself as well as provide value to members/users? It's a niche, but it can be converted to any type industry that would provide a service value. Thanks!
     
  2. WizGizmo

    WizGizmo Super Moderator Staff Member Premium Member

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    For that type of question, right here in the Black Hat Lounge will be fine.

    I see no problem in proceeding with this thread . . .
     
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  3. toasty

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    Thanks WizGizmo....I shall proceed for anyone wishing to comment on how they would proceed if they were in my position. For the theme of this discussion, I can convert my niche to anything reasonable or stick with what I have.

    My niche is around service reverse auctions and product auctions (store front). The industry is job related; freelancing in programming and web development targeted at the Video Game sector. Because of the flexibility of categories, I can modify this to fit almost any scenario.

    Site - Gaming Bids (Gamingbids.com)
    Blog - Gaming Bids Blog (http://www.gamingbids.com/blog/

    I thought I solved a problem where gamers who are not developers or programmers could post projects with specific requirements for their game related projects to solicit programming experts and designers with gaming knowledge to bid on projects. I suppose this site came from my own personal experience of never being able to find someone who knew about video games that were also programmers and artists without holding their hand every step of the way.

    What I am looking for out of this post is some advice on getting this site recognized and used. I see Gamingbids.com valuable for the reason gamers who are seeking programming and design for one reason or the other are using generalist sites rather than a niche specific site. Generalist sites such as scr**tl**ce.com are too broad a category to trust in the potential relationship a game project owner might require from such a broad pool of service providers. Conveying thoughts and ideas and requirements about a game related project to someone who never played a computer game or handheld game in their life is futile and a fail.

    What chance do I have to turn this thing around and make some ROI on this site or another category that will be useful for people? I'm looking for your advice or "If I were you" expert responses.

    Much appreciated!