First I'll give a little info about my site/project and what I'm trying to accomplish. I'm trying to make a website, that has my own personal blog on it. On this blog its mainly for fun - I'll post how to videos, and tell about the equipment I used, where I bought it etc. And people can just follow along. (Its horse related) Then I would like to add a forum where other people can ask advice and receive critiques, they can post their videos as well and share tips. I would also like a "store" where I can sell T-shirts and stuff (this is something that has just came to me so I haven't thought much about it) But the t-shirts would be my website and website logo that I've created (I guess this would be my "brand"???) Then to be able to join and see this website/blog you'd have to sign up thru email. I'm thinking maybe charging a small monthly fee for the membership. Then here is where I'm not sure if it will be possible to do, but, I'd like to offer incentives. Lets say I charge $10 a month to be a member (this is just an example), and then lets say every month or so offer a discount to a store, or a gift of some sort. I also thought about maybe doing something like a rewards system. Say the more videos you upload a month the more "reward points" you would get and then those points can go toward something?? But anyways that's the "big" picture. Now the questions
1) I drew this picture for my website Logo. Do I need to copywright this picture and if so How do I go about doing this?
2) My home page. What should my home page include? Should I let it tell about my website and what all is offered and make it a landing page?
3) What is your honest opinion about my idea? Crap, waste of time, or does it have potential?
4) How important do you think color is on a website and what colors go well? Right now my page is all white and then a blue header. Seems kind of cold to me, but I want people to be able to read and see things well and to be unisex colors lol not too girly and not to manly
5) Affilitated marketing. I've been wanting to get into this. Could I use affiliated marketing on a site like this?