I'm developing a niche dating website that is in its pre-alpha stage.
As for the initial launch, I have a couple of theories and questions.
For the very first time, I thought it might be good to
get the projected N number of members, lets say 500 free, for a
x amount of time, lets say 6 months.
I personally think that, this x amount of time, 6 months, will add enough
(payed) members so that the system will have enough initial users
after the 6 months expire.
Please review this idea of mine, do you think this would be a good start?
Also I think that people who own those free memberships would make a good
word of mouth advertising.
The main point of my idea is to only let people join the website
who have a decent profile and obey the rules of the entire system, just like
in the StackExchange community. If you don't obey, you can't keep yourself here.
Please evaluate my idea and tell me the pro's and con's of this approach.
I am seeking as many answers as i can get, it would be cruel to just select an answer and close this topic so please, post as many as you can. I am grateful for that. Have a nice day!