Building a successful classified ads website seems to be an easy task. We get a theme, plugin or a PHP script, install them and the money flows in. Unfortunately, this is not the case if you want to create a website that runs well and provides you income in the long run.
Here I would like to show you step by step how to create a classified website that is going to provide value for the users, get targeted visitors and with that earns you money.
Find a Niche
Select an untapped niche to boost your chances at targeted audience. The internet is highly competitive so building a general based website will struggle against the giants. You can build a targeted website around a long tail key word or by location or vocation.
If you use this technique you are assured of less competition and targeted audience.
Domain Name: Choose a specific, easy to remember, unique Domain name which reflects to your niche classified site.
Hosting: You may start with a cheap hosting but prepare to upgrade anytime towards a Cloud Hosting environment as your site grows in terms of Traffic and Advertisements.
Email: Get a reliable Transactional Email provider service with dedicated Spam Free IP address. Because you need to make sure all mails can reach into customer’s inbox.
Classified Script: Today you have various choices for the web application which will run the classified website. You may choose any Open Source CMS (Content Management System) with specialized Classified Theme or Ready-made Classified Application Script or even can develop as per your requirements.
Transactional SMS: Opt for a reliable Transactional SMS service provider to verify Mobile Phone numbers while posting the Advertisements.
Online Marketing: Start some initial Advertisements on Google and Bing Ad-networks to populate your site quickly.
Monetize Your Website: You can monetize your website once you have a steady stream of visitors. Classified websites that are properly built run on auto pilot, they make money while you sleep.
A few monetization options are paid membership, placed advertisement and using advertisement networks.
To Sum Up: Every classified business need Investment, Money, Time, Knowledge, But if you have no knowledge about coding. So some scripts or cms also available in market, you just install and start your classified business online. But If you really serious about this business then you need good looking and mobile friendly site, good content, and android app .
So In short if you have good businessmen then you need just hire a developer then start your classified business. Because classified market has lot of competition. So if you are late then you will take lot of time and money. So If you want to venture into this business we have expertise that will guide you step by step. And also develop a mobile friendly website for you with automated SMTP and easy payment gate way not only that we can also develop mobile app for your classified business.
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