Start a web directory business in 5 simple (scalable) steps….without gimmicks, gurus, gadgets and any goofiness at all.
It continues to surprise me how many folks want to build a web directory business, but get wrapped around the axel of the smallest details, in trying to get their business off the ground.
Here is a quick hint:
There is no magical wordpress theme that is PERFECT for launching a web directory…..full stop.
Every theme and framework has some sort of limitation, or some thing (or things) i’d love to be improved, enhanced or completely re-worked. (if only I was smart enough to do it on my own, which clearly, I’m not)
For right now – I’m favoring the Vantage 4.0 theme for a whole slew of reasons, mostly because it’s the simplest framework to scale, very quickly – with the least amount of mess,stress and hidden headaches.
We DO have a proprietary web directory theme being built for a new project (mindfulmarketplace.com) but most of that project is piggybacking off of the amazing mightynetworks community/app.
Remember, one of the key questions is, what can I borrow to build? What can I leverage to launch? Never try to build something yourself to launch something new….when other folks have most likely, built 90% of what you need, and you can bootstrap it on a limited budget, without wasting time, energy or income on the one piece (the tech) that ultimately matters least. (even though we all think it’s what matters most)
You CAN be earning money in a week using this method – you won’t get rich in 10 days – but you’ll prove out your project – get folks interested in you and your passion/professional purpose/expertise – and you CAN sell back end services using this model in rapid fire turn around time, which is the fastest way to earn a great income using the directory model as well.
Have questions? Want to build something special in 2017? Need a small team of virtual assistants or marketing help building something great?
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