I have for a long time pondered the concept of a website cooperative. I have owned a classified website dedicated to classic cars and parts for a good few years and sometimes get the urge to expand my interests.
My basic thinking is that I have a source of traffic and a steady supply of adverts that could easily kick start the Automotive content section. directing traffic to a webmasters cooperative classifieds site would not be difficult.
The problem is the other categories would be bare and empty, and that my own links would not generate enough energy to punch the new site to the top of anything.
If there were a cooperative. A multi webmaster owned site - where webmaster selling a variety of different items could each contribute to sections. most of the traffic and content problems would be eliminated.
Example; a webmaster of a site that sells clocks could freely list stock items and site users could easily be directed to a jointly owned site where they could list items for sale.
A webmaster of a say an Art site could freely list artworks or paintings. In turn the site users could list items that they had for sale.
My thought was that if there were a high number of cooperative owners all linking to specific sections the new site would get a great kick start.
I am interested in talking to webmasters with a genuine traffic base about the possibility of testing this concept and maybe turning it into a reality.
Expressions of interest are welcome in this thread.
Suggestions, thoughts, ideas - are welcome in this thread.
proposals, and on topic discussions - are welcome in this thread.
Would a Webmasters cooperative Work ?