We are going to tell you about a way to earn money that can be very interesting and profitable if we work our options well. The idea with which we want to work today is to set up a classified ads web portal where people can go to buy and sell both second-hand and new items online.
The objective of this article is to give you some tips and recommendations so that you can really make money with your classified ads web portal Backpage Cairns, because putting a portal of this type to work is simple, but getting to make it profitable and maintain it properly is not so much. These are our tips.
1. Choosing the Right Sales Niche
Many of you may be thinking that the niche of classified ads is very saturated, and it is true, almost every day new web pages of classified ads appear. Therefore, it is necessary to choose a specific sales niche, that is, a bulletin board in which an exclusive product is sold and that has a significant demand for second-hand items.
It is time to think of a product of this type, it can be computers, mobiles, ultralight, skis or any other product that people usually sell when they stop using them or decide to buy a better one.
Once the product on which our classified ads web portal is going to revolve, we will have to investigate if this niche is already filled, that is, if there are other portals on the Internet that have been operating for some time and with which we will have to compete. The most recommended is that there are no competitors in the market segment that we want to touch, or at least that there are only one or two portals in operation. Be careful, I’m talking about portals dedicated exclusively to our product, not global portals where everything is bought and sold.
2. Register a Suitable Web Domain Name
The next step would be to select a domain name for our classified ad website and register it. The name must be related to the product to be sold and at the same time be easy to remember (for example, if we want to set up a classified ad portal where mobile phones can be bought and sold, a good domain name could be movilanuncio.com).
3. Select the Software to Manage the Classified ad Portal
At first glance, it may seem that setting up a classified’s web portal is a complex task. The reality is that there are many tools and software products on the market that make this task much easier, and in just over a day’s work you can have a portal of this type ready for operation.
Among the software that you can find we recommend the following options:
- Open Classifieds: this classified software is free and is made in open source PHP, it is one of the most widespread.
- Titan Classified: This software allows you to create and manage a complete and professional classifieds website.
- Classipress: allows you to turn your WordPress blog into a professional classifieds portal.
4. Take Care of the Design and Usability of the Classified Ads Website
This will be determined by the type of software that we have installed following the recommendations in point 3, but it will obviously be advisable to select a template that has an attractive design. If our future users in their first contact with our website, it is not attractive, many of them will leave it as soon as they see it.
Our advice is that you spend a little money on the design of your classified ads portal, it would simply be a matter of acquiring an attractive design template, something that will not be a great outlay for our pocket (the templates are not very expensive ) but that will bring us many benefits in the long run. If there’s one thing that classified ad web portals tend to limp about, it’s their ugly and stark design.
5. Promote the Classified ad Portal
Once the portal is assembled, we must start promoting it on social networks and forums by locating the online groups that may be interested in the objective product of our portal. At the initial moment we should also think about the possibility of investing some money in Adwords (Google’s advertising system), in order to attract the first users of our portal, then when it is already known we can do without this expense.