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Want to Start a New Directory-- Cost???

Discussion in 'Directories' started by Freelance GD, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. #1
    Hello Friends,

    I wan to start a new directory probably 3 directories. I want to know how much would it cost me to launch a new directory? From domain to launching.
    SEMrush
    Detailed information will be much appreciated.

    Thank you in anticipation.

    -Freelance GD

    PS: I am not asking about other factors like marketing, seo etc.
     
    Freelance GD, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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  2. Guardian

    Guardian Active Member

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    the cost depends on what you want, you can start with a free directory script and a free template. cost = $0.00 The only price you pay is for the domain name and hosting.

    Or you can start off by creating a quality directory site, cost can be from $25.00 to a few hundred for the script and in upwards of $500.00 for the template plus the cost of the domain name and hosting.

    Then comes in the other factors.
     
    Guardian, Jul 23, 2007 IP
  3. Freelance GD

    Freelance GD Well-Known Member

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    I want to start with 25$ PHPLD script and a free template. That means this would cost me $25 + Domain name and hosting per directory? I am designer as well so i think I can design a template by myself as well.

    What other tips you would like to share with me as I am a newbie in this field and I don't have enough budget right now to advertise much? What are the less expensive and free methods of marketing my directory?

    -Freelance GD
     
    Freelance GD, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    Guardian Active Member

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    that is correct.
     
    Guardian, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    tarponkeith Well-Known Member

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    Just my opinion, the biggest factor would be your ability to design and code... The more you can do yourself, the more you save...
     
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    Guardian Active Member

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    Pricing from PHPLinkDirectory

    Here is the purchase link: Purchase PHPLinkDirectory
     
    Guardian, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    Freelance GD Well-Known Member

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    I can't code but i think I can design. It would be my first experience of designing directory template. Lets see how it goes.
     
    Freelance GD, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    Guardian Active Member

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    Here is some good advice: Guide to buy directory links

    List of Typical Directory Questions

    Also keep check in this section: Solicitations & Announcements

    Also using bidding directories are a good way to get back links for cheap to get you started.
     
    Guardian, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    dsakella Peon

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    You can try reading my three articles on here. I hope they will help you.
     
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    Guardian Active Member

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    If you can design a good quality template you can get it coded for about 30-50 dollars here on DP. I can recommend naif he is one of the best coders I have used for phpld.
     
    Guardian, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    shenron Notable Member

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    LOL... into Directories mate?

    Well, design yes, you can do some... just check your portfolio... half work was for me :p

    Good luck!
     
    shenron, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    Freelance GD Well-Known Member

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    Lol.Yup into directories...:) I am dynamic kinda person you know... haha

    Yeah you are right... You contributed much in my portfolio :)

    @ Guardian & dsakella! Thanks for the help. I think enough to start a new directory...:)
     
    Freelance GD, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    pctec Well-Known Member

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    Setting up will be the cheapest
    Promotion will break the bank...

    If you are even remotely serious you will need a minimum of $1000... just to start...
     
    pctec, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    trichnosis Prominent Member

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    starting a directory costs 25$+domain+hosting.

    but you need many backlinks to have good directory and i think nobody can give exact price for this :)
     
    trichnosis, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    pipes Prominent Member

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    Freelance GD, wishing you the best with your directories, seems like you already have plenty of good info and advice. :)
     
    pipes, Jul 23, 2007 IP
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    I would start with one and see how it goes, starting one decent quality directory is much better than starting 3 low-quality ones. Set aside a few hundred dollars for buying a bit of advertising and featured directory submissions.
     
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    Antonio Well-Known Member

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    For a directory, it would be free and $xxxxx, all depends on what kind of directory you want to make.

    Domain, hosting, script all could be free. But a successful and quality directory needs heavily promotion; 24 hours x 7 days hard work and enough investment.
     
    Antonio, Jul 23, 2007 IP