The DEALS websites are still going great guns, or so it seems from their promo e-mails that I receive everyday. I'm in India, so I only know about this region. I assume it's good in the USA and most other places too.
Now, coming to the point of this thread... Is it still a good time to start one? Isn't it too late already? I'll be targetting the Indian market itself (at least to start with... to learn the waters of this business well). My question is... Is it worth attempting given that there are at least 8 such popular websites doing this? So fierce is this business that one of them is even airing advertisements on TV.
Also, can something like this be done purely online? Or would a combination of phone/cold-calling and online work? Or is it absolutely a must to get on the streets and into the doors of offline businesses?
Any advice around this or pointers to other similar threads would help a great DEAL.