Content trading website

by matt5409 13 replies
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Hi everyone

I am in the process of developing a content trading website where users can buy and sell articles.

This will be similar to the content section on Digital Point where users offer to buy articles by messaging one another (no transactions on-site). The only difference is that the site is dedicated to this entirely.

I will not be charging for this service. My question is - would you use such a service? Do you have any ideas that could improve the process of buying/selling content online?

All thoughts appreciated. This will only be a small project developed in less than a week. I'll then open it up here for feedback from you guys.

Thanks for reading.
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  • Profile picture of the author JCamp
    I definitely like the idea, cant wait to see more.
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  • Profile picture of the author matt5409
    Cool, any more thoughts?
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  • Profile picture of the author John Baron
    Sounds like a good idea , content is something big and it deserve its own unique marketplace.
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  • Profile picture of the author la dominatrix
    Might add a section for guest bloggers to trade content
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  • Profile picture of the author LeadBoltBrian
    Great idea, Matt. What's more is that you can make it really interactive and engaging with features such as reputation points, topics of the week, etc. I suppose it depends on your format, but the concept itself is a nice thought.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nickolie0990
    Good idea, could always use new places to get content from.
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  • Profile picture of the author Amrutg
    Not a bad idea. But everything will depend upon how much would you charge. otherwise there are so many free lance writers site to purchase and sale articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author rich8169
    Sounds like a good idea. By not charging for the service, I believed u have thought of other means to monetize ur site to ensure it's sustainability.

    Maybe u can share a little more on the mechanism of selling/buying that ur site will be providing ie is it merely a 'market place' for potential buyer and seller to exchange contacts or u are also looking at the full fetch service from prospecting till the fulfillment/payment ?

    Cheers!
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  • Profile picture of the author backendbuddy
    That is good idea. But what would be 'quality' issue? How you are going to handle them?
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  • Profile picture of the author rich8169
    Hi matt,

    I've received ur PM but don't seems to be able to revert PM to u (as I do not have enough "points").

    In any case, please check out my blog at and see whether this is something that you are looking for (sorry for the broken link as again I do not have enough points to post link):

    agreatlittlemoment.
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    internet-marketing-for-beginner.
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    • Profile picture of the author matt5409
      Originally Posted by rich8169 View Post

      Hi matt,

      I've received ur PM but don't seems to be able to revert PM to u (as I do not have enough "points").

      In any case, please check out my blog at and see whether this is something that you are looking for (sorry for the broken link as again I do not have enough points to post link):

      agreatlittlemoment.
      blogspot.
      com/
      p/
      internet-marketing-for-beginner.
      html
      I didn't PM you... :S
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      • Profile picture of the author rich8169
        Oops.. Sorry about that, I think I got the wrong warrior!
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  • Profile picture of the author Rob Thayer
    Just throwing ideas out there... how about a points-based system, where everyone gets 10 points to begin with. You can read the first paragraph of an article to judge quality, but if you want the whole article you "pay" 1 point. Conversely, the author of the article gains a point. There chould also be an option to buy points for $1 each, with the proceeds either going to defray operating expenses or being paid directly to the authors whose articles are acquired with those points.
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