Developing a social networking site from scratch

Published: 08th June 2011
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Just like a good house has to build a great foundation, a good networking site should have  a inclusive of the user’s needs as well as include the best features and applications.


There are many important things worth considering before jump start a new site. This are the guide lines just like the plan to built a house.


Apart from considering all other things, it is good to evaluate on the concept behind putting up this website. Be sure of the content of the site so that you can include some professional levels of specialization.


The next step will be choosing a name for the site. To attract many people especially the curious type of people, it will be sensible to avoid naming the site a name related to what it is all about. Find a name that is different but interesting, it will build the flow of people to the site as they try to gather more information on its purpose.


A name is very important, just like it shows your perception that is different  from other people even from the ones that resemble you, so it will differentiate your site from others that may soon copy what you will be doing.


After you have a good  concept  lay out and the name to go with the site, then you can  move forward and seek donors to fund your project. Of course this is probably for anyone who are experiencing financial problems to jump-start the project. Make a list of all promising donors and spend some time to explain to them what the site is all about. The great thing about the internet is that many people have finally recognized its potential, thus you are likely to find a financier quite easily and fast. For those who have the knowledge and time to set up the site, then they can go ahead.  For the beginners you have to source a qualified website designer to guide you through.


Once you have decided your work force, work closely with them to make sure that they have grasped the all the  details in your concept. Treat them well and confirm the budget and the time frame they are working under can be adjusted accordingly.


When the site is done, check it out first to determine its viability and then find a person who can host it on your behalf. There are lot of  host services providers as there are internet providers. It should be easy finding one. Launch your site  as soon as possible for everyone to enjoy.


A networking site with some great features and characteristics will always attract people who are ready to connect with others. But before you  sit back and relax, you will need to integrate some advertisement into your new site. It may be pop ups, banners or contextual advertisements. The pay per click ads will be better for the beginners who do not know much about monetizing a site.


You can now sit back and loosen to enjoy the profits that may result from your sites activity. I like to equate a great site to a great hotel. The proprietors of a well kept and managed hotel are always privileged to receive numerous customers who are ready to enjoy their ambiance but the owners of unkempt hotels have to keep on begging people to inflict them even when they have the best food in town, thus a good site should draw attention of  a first time user with its great features before they can even pass judgment what it’s all about.


 


Most important above  all is that which source you have chosen to build  a website .As mentioned  before  as seeking donors to fund your project, other than that you have got another option .ie install  open source social network software within your site. This  will help to reduce your budget on building your site. But before choosing a social networking software, make sure that you have done enough research on these social networking script. Now its very easy to find a suitable one as our technology have developed a lot.


 



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