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How to dominate this market?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by MehdiBmm, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. MehdiBmm

    MehdiBmm Registered Member

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    Hello guys,

    So, in my country, there's a classified's website where people post ads (for selling services, selling/leasing/buying houses, cars, electronics etc...any type of digital or physical asset).

    You can check it here https://www.ouedkniss.com/?lang=en

    This website was started in 2006 and they are very very old and EVERYBODY uses them and knows them very well, I want to specialise myself and start a website ONLY for selling/buying houses and physical stores. Would I be able to bring in people? What strategy should I adopt to make people use my website to look for an apartment instead of theirs? I need ideas.
     
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    That will be an enormous task.
     
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  3. MehdiBmm

    MehdiBmm Registered Member

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    Surely, but their website kind of sucks. Full of ads and it's confusing. Something optimised for apartments/houses and locals would be awesome. It just needs a good marketing campaign.
     
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    Yes...you got your basics done. Go for it. You will learn great things atleast besides possibility of getting success.
     
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    I have a domain you may like, Good luck:)
     
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    i know i would get me a website first with an awesome design, pay better attention to ON-Page seo while creating the website and do social media promotion heavily after completing the website - hire some staff for the website administration and lots and lots of fliers at public transportation, malls etc..

    naaah actually i would just focus on my seo and social media even more than seo - create a brand name and make it better and more familiar than the one you are competing with.
     
  7. EagerToEarn

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    Stop feeding off a newbie.

    To OP,
    You have to find good web dev. and target the right audience by advertisement/promotion.

    This niche has great potential but needed a big right start, does not mean big ass investment.
     
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    MehdiBmm Registered Member

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    How much would something like this cost me? let's say I wanted to use Python technology (Flask or Django)
     
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    Both are open source, hence they are free
     
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    Why not use a classifieds plugin for WP or some other opensource turnkey script?
     
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    MehdiBmm Registered Member

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    I know, I was asking how much a developer would charge me for something like this based on Django or Flask.
    I want something developed and tailored for me, I have ideas that would be difficult to implement using Wordpress or a ready-to go script. I want something from scratch :D
     
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    From my personal experience. They charge like $1000 to make you complete website.
     
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    It hurts :s

    I think I should learn Flask all by myself, I was going to do but just didn't find time and motivation.
     
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    $1,000 is a pretty small investment to take over a market.
     
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    To simplify your business model. I would allow users to post for free in the classifieds. I would make my money through premium listing service. Aka if you want your listed to be shown first for two weeks in a certain category, then tell them it costs $50 for example.

    Don't reinvent the wheel if you don't need to.
     
  16. EagerToEarn

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    Olx.in and quikr.com can be your inspiration. It is for Indian.

    Yes, considering promotion needs investment too.
    But once, it starts going, there will be no collapse in case of OP.

    Joint Venture can be a good thing in this.
     
  17. MehdiBmm

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    I said that because the average salary in my country is 200$/m. And I am not even qualified for an 'average' salary so I get like 120$/m. It would take me a year of sparing to afford 1000$.
    Yes of course, that's what I am thinking about. Limited number of ads for free and premium for exposure + unlimited ads.
    Thanks, I am going to check the links. JV would be awesome for this.