I have received quotes by3 different proramming companies who all quoted me prices over $50,000 when we changed our design. They were not able to reproduce our technology, however. They wanted to use a standard "easy board" messaging system rather then a custom system like we have. The advantages of our system cannot be overstated. Every element of the website is in a unique field in a very complex SQL database. As a result, we have the ability to do anything that can be imagined. We started with some of the cookie cutter message boards (Snitz, EasyBoard..) but they are so liited.
For example, the "Top Poems" area of the website is simply a query that calculates the amount of views/ratings/and stars in a formula and automatically displays the results.
If I wanted to delete all poems that have a 3 star rating or less, that were written over a year ago, from people from Spain, I can do it with the click of a button. All I have to do is call the correct fields in the database. Any design company will tell you the disadvantages of using commercial products. There is very little room for upgrades and customization with these programs.
I just rechecked the INlinks from Yahoo and it`s 1,673. Here`s the url:
Whatever program you are using to estimate the US visitors is way off. The value of under $1000 is completely absurd. We make that more in a week from our business deal with Poetry.com.
Also, I used Google and their payout was much less than Yahoo! Yahoo! is very exclusive, unlike Google who accepts everyone. My YPN revenue is over $1500 a month, so I think that CyberWyre`s apprasial is way off. Especially since most of our income comes directly from companies like Poetry.com (and others) and our overhead is virtually nothing.
We just completed a pulishing deal with Simon & Schuster for a contests we sponsored. The winner won a book deal with Simon & Schuster, $10,000 cash, and book distribution by Borders.
ObsidianLaunch, I really appeaciate your feedback. I`d like to know more about how you started the process of selling your websites.
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