I am currently developing a directory website for a niche in desperate need of an aggregated data application. There are a few competitors, but the websites are low quality and in need of upgrades.
One thing I keep thinking about, though. How am I going to get this thing populated quickly and early? The more I think about it, people won't pay the monthly sub if the directory seems inactive.
I need some solid strategy ideas on how to get this thing populated quickly.
I was thinking of a data mining/data entry service to scrape the web and enter the info into the database. Email marketing campaign perhaps? Software? WSO?
Frankly, I'm not sure where to begin so I thought I'd reach out to WF. You guys are far more adept at this sort of thing than I.