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kguldi1

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Aug 5, 2020
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After months of going back and forth and doubting myself I have finally decided to dive in and start a business online. I'm currently in the process of building the site but it's nearing initial completion. The site is a local listing site for professionals with a goal of putting customers in touch with the professional. The professional is of course the one paying a monthly fee to advertise on the site which is free to the customer. My question is this: Do I start working on SEO and marketing to draw in customers first even though I don't have any professionals....or do I start trying to get professionals and do the marketing after..perhaps delay charges until I start generating traffic but risk people backing out.

Sidenote....I know local business aren't exactly FL but it's something that can be easily scaled statewide/regional/national if it does in fact get to that point.

Thanks for you help and I'm excited to be part of the forum!
 

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Michael Burgess

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Just to clarify, how is your site different than the MLS or classified sites where people list FSBO's?

Without knowing much, I'd guess you'll have a hard time charging anyone until you have a useful site with a fair number of users. I'd focus on building a useful website for users first and worry about monetizing traffic after.
 

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