success from building your own SN site?

Discussion in 'Social Networking Sites' started by soctal, Feb 21, 2012.

  1. soctal

    soctal Regular Member

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    has anyone had success with building their own social networking site? i am building a site around foodies
     
  2. johndoejohndoe

    johndoejohndoe Junior Member

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    Have you heard of Diaspora? That site has received a few hundred thousand dollars in funding and look where it's at. Creating a 'new' successful social networking site is next to impossible unless you are google, and I wouldn't say even google has had an easy time pulling people away from facebook.

    Do something with a twist, like pinterest, and you might have something, who knows. Good Luck! :)
     
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  3. soctal

    soctal Regular Member

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    i have been thinking what you said and for the past weeks i research alternatives, but no other kind of layout seems to fit this site and some other sites i have. i am looking at monitizing options - sponsors, games, gifts, ads, etc and will just have to build and test it. thanks.
     
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    download Supreme Member

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    I would focus on getting traffic and active users before trying to monetize it. Actually getting the traffic is the hard part.
     
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