Dear Youdontknow me:
1. Please give us your real name, any URL you have or want to copy and the mission statement for your community.
2. Neil`s comments above are on point. -- good advice
3. Ignore the NaySayers.
4. Start a wikiweb using www.wetpaint.com, and hyperlink (unilaterally) to other wetsites which are consisted with your mission statement. Try to cross-link your sites with other compatible sites.
5. Get a CD from the Kauffman Foundation, study it, prepare a business plan and submit it for review by your CPA, banker, attorney and IT/webmaster person. If this statement does not make sense visit www.wikipedia.org and surf it for business planning and maketing ideas I have put Montana Synergy up on wetpaint; check it out: www.montanasynergy.wetpaint.com. Wetpaint is free but a bit of a cripple. Use is to learn how to manage a wikiweb, then find a good ISP which supports wikiwebs and has a site builder with templates and a free help desk.
6 Your website can and should hpyerlink to as many forums and blogs as you find relevant to your venture. Then keep a running dialogue on at least three to five threads which are vital to your business or community. Contribute your insights and help others. Make your contributions worthy of your talent. If you need more help, send an email direclty to me and post it here.