I'm working on building an online directory for technology (mostly computers, mobile phones and gaming) where the visitor would basically have a massive amount of tech-related sources linking to major authority websites.
This is an incredibly time-consuming project and requires me to work on gathering all the links, info etc. for roughly 3-4 hours every day right now (the website has a coming soon page atm). BUT, it's also a very entertaining project that I look forward to working on!
Now my question is rather simple:
Should I include this directory, or whatever you want to call it, in a members section of the website for a monthly fee? I would then have my blog section, about page, news and such on the regular section of the website. If so, I'm not going to charge a whole lot of money (thinking around the prices of $7-9 per month) since this isn't something brand new, never before seen kind of thing.
Should I just include it in the free version and try to monetize the website through other means?
What are your thoughts? If you want more info then just give a holler and I'll post the link or whatever you need.