I just purchased Social Directory and I'm thinking it'd be awesome to share traffic and monetizing 'secrets' so we can learn from each other.
I have not set it up yet but I'll keep posted.
Look at the attachments.
Rob, I can not find the FB group mentioned? would love to join...
Hey Guys HEADS UP I have created a Social Directory Facebook page. Look at the attachment for the link.
I have created a group for Social Directory attached is the FB address
i am now busy setting up a FB Group. Will update on progress here.
Did anyone set up a FB group? Sarrol, are you doing this? Please let us know once the FB group has been created. I realize this is a volunteer effort, so if you do not have time, I'm sure that we will understand. My gmail address is social.directory.US@gmail.com in case anyone on here would like to contact me. I am looking forward to a FB group where we can share.
@Will The import feature is at the top when your in the category and listings screen. I created a default template to use for importing its in the group i created above under files
If you want to know how to make fast & easy testimonial videos for local business, let me know.
@ tim, @JP,
I think you have excellent ideas for monetizing. The more traffic you have the more valuable your page will be to local business. I'd consider giving business a 1 year free coupons deal in the beginning ...or up to a certain number of business in each specific category.
As you get higher traffic levels - then charge business more each time you add/ up-sell a new customer.
I think my strategy will be to outsource the spreadsheet data to build the initial site. Should be relatively cheap -I think. Then start bringing traffic to the site. And begin the up-sells, and making cash when I get significant traffic!!
I'm curious to hear how others are driving traffic to their directory.
You could also make simple testimonial videos for local business and show them on your site. You could eventually charge the companies to keep the videos there, or build better videos for them. And charge new customers to create their videos.
I am currently studying videography at local college - so personally my time to figure any of this out at the moment is nil. But .... I could set up a FB group; if you guys would like please let me know.