I'd like to get your advice on a site that I'll be launching in about a month.
I want to launch a site similar to groupon or living social that is targetted to the dog care niche.
I will have local city pages so that dog owners can benefit from deals offered by providers in their local areas. For right now this will only be US cities.
Has anyone here created any niche deal sites? If so, what type of experiences have you had? What advice would you give on what to do/what not to do?
How should pricing and monetization be handled? I'm thinking of offering a low start up fee but making it a flat fee then the provider (service owner) can keep 100% profit.
For instance, instead of giving free advertising and keeping a percentage I thought it would be better to charge $100+ a week to advertise then the business owner would keep 100% profit.
any other ideas on this subject would be appreciated as well.