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How much cost require to create a directory site

Discussion in 'Directories' started by seoblore, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. #1
    Hi
    All,

    I want to create a directory site but I have no exact Idea how much cost will be. Can you please tell me how much budget it will take for making a website.


    Regards
    pravakar
     
    seoblore, Dec 29, 2011 IP
  2. umairraja52

    umairraja52 Active Member

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    It upto you how big you want to make this site.
     
    umairraja52, Dec 29, 2011 IP
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    Sun Marc Peon

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    you can create your site through websitepromotionsdesigning.com
     
    Sun Marc, Dec 29, 2011 IP
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    At least $2500 for complete designing, programming or promotion.
     
    Anurag_G, Dec 29, 2011 IP
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    stoner3221 Notable Member

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    A real directory can take years to develop and as much as $50,000 to promote to a decent level of popularity.
     
    stoner3221, Dec 30, 2011 IP
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    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    Many of the costs are immeasurable; TIME.

    As others have indicated, there can be a serious level of investment in promotion, marketing and design.

    The time spent is an unknown number, which in many cases can far exceed the former.
     
    Mia, Dec 30, 2011 IP
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    tamiro1992 Peon

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    it really depends on many aspects of the site and it really varies from 1k-50k.

    gotta think how professional you want it and what kind of features you want in your site :)
     
    tamiro1992, Dec 30, 2011 IP
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    Richie_Ni Prominent Member

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    It depends. Could be as low as $10/year and as high as millions.
     
    Richie_Ni, Dec 30, 2011 IP
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    Grand webmaster Peon

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    You can create a web directory also for free.
     
    Grand webmaster, Feb 27, 2012 IP
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    golface72 Peon

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    phpld has a free script but its pretty horribly outdated right now. There's a couple free wordpress plugins that will create directories for you... so yes you can do it for next to nothing if you want.... or spend thousands. Up to you
     
    golface72, Feb 28, 2012 IP
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    ThePassiveIncomeBlog Active Member

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    LBS is a good directory script with both free and paid versions.
     
    ThePassiveIncomeBlog, Feb 29, 2012 IP
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    arshid Peon

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    #12
    Well its not that costy at all if you "JUST" want to fulfill a wish of being a directory owner, but its diamond costy if you want to make a successfull 1...
    promotion
    devotion
    quality
    great design
    proper maintainance
    and great standards are required to make a SUCESSFULL 1 :)
     
    arshid, Feb 29, 2012 IP
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    Mia R.I.P. STEVE JOBS

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    The time involved is an immeasurable cost.
     
    Mia, Feb 29, 2012 IP
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    When I was starting my directory, I decided to go for a paid script.. It was quite easy to install and you can be up and running within one day.. It cost $75.. Then just the costs of a domain and hosting.. The rest is up to you.. You can invest in advertising, SEO, outsourcing etc. And you can do it all yourself for free.. But the investment of your time is necessary always..
     
    listbuilder82, Mar 3, 2012 IP
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    marki8 Active Member

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    i agree with @stoner3221 and @Mia, it's all about time.. your time to spend.. time to invest.. and another things, is your own goals..
     
    marki8, Mar 7, 2012 IP
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    siteurl Well-Known Member

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    #16
    You need the following to start a good directory website

    1. A domain name - $10 or less
    2. A hosting account - $50 or less or zero if you already have a multi domain account
    3. A directory script - Free to 100$ to few thousand 1000s if you go for custom design.

    I have been using paid version of phpld (30$) and premiumprss (80$)

    I like the premium press very much.

    PM me if you want to see some examples.

    Promotion is most members talking about here. But from your thread I clearly understand you mean start up cost.

    So, it can be as less as 10$ as someone said above.

    Ideally, I will suggest a premium script and you can have a great directory for as less as 100$
     
    siteurl, Mar 8, 2012 IP
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    You can use hostgator server in order to have affordable server. It will cost you around $100/yr.. If you choose any unique theme for wordpress for directory website then it may costs you around $125 include WP theme + Server
     
    pritesh.a.taral, Mar 8, 2012 IP
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    You can create your own directory include every thing else in just $500 after you have to work little hard to make successful your website...

    Best of Luck
     
    diggs11, Mar 8, 2012 IP
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    Hear hear.
     
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    Fatima leen Greenhorn

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    greater then 10 dollar
     
    Fatima leen, Mar 12, 2012 IP