As the title stated...
Imagine when Craigslist was first created... People post ads for others to respond to... But the owner of the site, who did he market to first? The ad posters or the people responding?
Since both are dependent on one another to be valuable, I'm wondering from anyone who has ever started a site like this, where do you go for initial traffic?
Because why would a seller post an ad with no buyers? And why would a buyer visit the site if their are no ads??
And I especially wonder, since this would be a PAID forum where you have to paid to post an ad (think like WSO or Warrior Services)
Of course there is a sensible method to start up... I'd like to hear from anyone who has ever created a forum or site of this nature, how they did it. Would be appreciated.
ps.. It's one thing to have fake forum posters posting topics and replying just for discussion... But I'm talking buying / selling services here... So I'm assuming things would work a little different.