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Starting your own website for bloggers?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by NikeMan, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. NikeMan

    NikeMan Newbie

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    Hi!

    Has anyone started a website which would offer customers(free/paid) blogging accounts? I just purchased a "catchy" sounding domain and am looking for a way to capitalize on this. I did a quick search but didn't find any specific answers...

    I'm just thinking, everybodys talking about making blogs and making money out of it, so why not make money out of the people making blogs?

    Any tips/hints, how-to-do's, not-to-do's you have is very appreciated!

    is this even feasible?
     
  2. Endire

    Endire Elite Member Premium Member

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    Nikeman,

    I personally have not started such a site however there are several well-known ones out there. There is Blogger, Wordpress.com and Tumblr just to name a few.
    I would say that anything is feasible if you believe in it. You can't let the fact that there are already juggernauts in this space to compete with stop you. I would say that unless you have something to differentiate yourself, you have your work cut out for you.

    Best,

    Shawn
     
  3. aleenajoe

    aleenajoe Newbie

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    Well dear you find plenty of blogs that provide you the facility of guest posting free/paid ...
     
  4. innozemec

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    that is not as easy as you think.. you need to be very experienced to be running such a server, because you need to have rock solid hosting and great skills in administrating the software that runs the blogs. What about speed and reliability if you get like 20k blogs? If you use wordpress multisite and don't know how to properly configure/administrate it your service will be down, because it won't be able to handle those 20k blogs..

    there's lots more to be said on this .. but that will give you starter thinking..

    as about monetizing it.. i will like to hear some ideas well :)
     
  5. youtalkmedia

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    I actually did this,

    It is fairly hard to promote it.
    mine is http://yeebe.com/ if you wana take a look