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I was wondering what people's thoughts were on creating a service where people could go onto a website and request posts to be made (package service) and purchasing a package deal. So not a forum, but just a website dedicated to providing forum posts.

 

In fact, I guess you could go one further than that and perhaps create plugins or add-ons where a user can request posts and the posts are then automatically created over a set period of time?

 

As always, I'd love to make a project but I'm hesitant to actually build anything straight away. Would anyone want to collaborate on this?

 

I'm just spitballing ideas at this stage, but it's a fun concept to think about.

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I believe this has been done before if I'm not mistaken. It's not a horrible idea but you'll have to build up a decent reputation for quality posts in order for folks to be interested. I do think the idea of having a website that offers a posting service is a good idea as I do believe there is a demand to a certain degree.

 

What you'll want to try to do is make sure you have a way to keep people coming back and try to have multiple folks delivering on each service request and not just the same person over and over again, at least as an option. Some people may want the same person to come back every time they request more posts.

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I was wondering what people's thoughts were on creating a service where people could go onto a website and request posts to be made (package service) and purchasing a package deal. So not a forum, but just a website dedicated to providing forum posts.

 

In fact, I guess you could go one further than that and perhaps create plugins or add-ons where a user can request posts and the posts are then automatically created over a set period of time?

 

As always, I'd love to make a project but I'm hesitant to actually build anything straight away. Would anyone want to collaborate on this?

 

I'm just spitballing ideas at this stage, but it's a fun concept to think about.

 

This is a good idea. I say you should go for it :) I've seen some other sites that offer same things they are pretty expensive though. Maybe you should start on Fiverr if you've heard of Fiverr? It's a freelance site where people offer their services for just about anything.

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The only problem is that it’ll take time to make. I’m curious if anyone would want to join in and help, although in the first instance I can’t imagine there would be a huge amount of demand for it.

 

I’m going to go though ideas and plan an approach. I might repurpose my current forum and reuse the domain.

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The only problem is that it’ll take time to make. I’m curious if anyone would want to join in and help, although in the first instance I can’t imagine there would be a huge amount of demand for it.

 

I’m going to go though ideas and plan an approach. I might repurpose my current forum and reuse the domain.

 

I would be interested in being one of the staff that makes posts on forums from your site.

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I mean no offence to either of you, but I loathe this idea. More than I can possibly put into words.

 

As I've said repeatedly, a package service is an excuse to post generic content. When you pay for a service, you expect a certain level of work to be put into what is conducted. I can't see this happening here, at least, not after you scale up.

 

Recipe for disappointment, IMHO. That's why people don't try this sort of thing.

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To be honest, such services already exists.

Something like Forumwheel or Postloop and it's just that, the standards are too high. Not many people can get into those posting services and they can't guarantee niche related posts quality.

I was a poster in Forumwheel before but I gave up as the niche related posting requirements are just too many. I wouldn't recommend such service at all.

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On 7/21/2020 at 1:41 PM, Puppuccino said:

I was wondering what people's thoughts were on creating a service where people could go onto a website and request posts to be made (package service) and purchasing a package deal.

If the service becomes popular, I would imagine it could be hard to fulfill all packages alone or if you're just a small team. The only way to scale up is if you let others sign up and post, just like how Postloop worked. And if you go the route of Postloop you will have a problem with quality. 

On 1/13/2021 at 1:08 PM, Claraviolet said:

To be honest, such services already exists.

Something like Forumwheel or Postloop

 

Hasn't Postloop shut down? And Forumwheel seems pretty inactive. I'm sure there could be a market for him. 

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I can chime in here. So, I operate Nabix.io

Which I provide services very similar to what you want to do. I don't get my main business from post/thread creation. My business comes from webmasters who need an extra hand operating their community. There is more business in 'becoming a partner' of a website rather than just posting some threads and creating some topics.

Everyone is correct about quality. I offer those services, but at higher prices. The reason, quality. I don't take every single person who purchases my services. You can only hold so much before you start dropping things...  Also, I don't want create content for a website that just a cookie cutter, dime-a-dozen site. Because they will either fail, move on, let it go, or sell it.

The majority of my business comes from word of mouth more than actual advertising. Best idea... create content you are apart of, not just because john doe comes along with $20 and a niche.

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