Anyways, onto my question.
I have a domain name that I believe that I could develop into a very useful site. My plan is to have users submit articles/tutorials relating to anything and everything about computers.
However, right now, nothing has ever been developed on the site and it has just been parked since I have had it as well as since the original owner registered it. A whois shows it was registered in July '07 so it is less then a year old.
My concern is, how do I go about actually getting people to submit their content to my site? What can I possibly offer them to make them want to take their time to write an article and put it on my site?
I was thinking about offering a link to their site at the beginning of the article as well at the end allowing them to use whatever titles that they wanted for the links.
I have also thought about offering a deal where the authors can add in their own banners within their articles and they would obviously make money from when people clicked through. But I am not really looking at having banners spread across my site, as I myself find them very annoying and I personally think that they take away visually from the site.
So if I don't offer authors a way to make money, and I don't have any traffic as of yet or any PR for that matter, it is looking like I may have to shell out some money and pay for some articles/tutorials.
I'd like to get some of your opinions on what you would do in my situation as I have never really encountered a situation like this before.
P.S. Sorry if this is in the wrong section, feel free to move it.
Edited by Jarret, 28 April 2008 - 11:32 PM.