I started a few years ago a few blogs with the format of a directory with some business listed on it. It started by using all free stuff (free blog services, hosting, templates, images etc etc) today I can pay my own hosting and other stuff just from the earning of that site (The earnings come from third party ads). In the last month I manage to develop the site to allow the business owners (the listed ones on the site) to update their info, and to have some other interesting features on the site. My question is how should I approach them and what should I offer.
- Should I approach them personally, perhaps show a demo of the features of the site (what they will get).
- by email ?
- Should I let them use the site for free for a period of time
- should I mention a price before hand (no free trial).
My biggest concern to get too cocky or stupid since I know that the site itself ranks really well, it only have two competitors, which are way far from been a proper competitor, and the features that my site will offer to them are mind blowing (if compared to the other sites).