I always wanted to create an interesting website which has lots of
visitors. Because I believed the best way to make money is to have
sponsors and drive traffic to them. So I focused on web-based
programming when I was in university.
And one day, this idea poped out. If I claim myself as a beggar and
beg online for sponsor to become a millionaire, creating beggar's
website, then it could be a hot issue and my sponsors would get lots
of traffic. So I created one right away and titled it "The Online Bum who Wanted to
Become Millionaire with Sponsors' Supports." And I placed few sponsors' links in
text on index page to drive traffic to them. I contacted press release distributer
for publicity. They wrote a press for me and distributed it, but Result was not good.
I found few problems with my idea. First, text link did not attract visitors.
Only 10% of visitors clicked it. Second, even though I had interviews with
newpaper companies, they hesitated to release press for me, because there were
not enough sponsors for my site to become an issue. But in order for my site to
become an issue, I needed them to release a press so I can get some sponsors. I
was very fustrated. But after few month, I found out that 60% of visitors
(newspaper related) are visiting back and they even added my site to favorites.
It meant my idea is still interesting and it could be a hot issue if there are
some progress made.
So to make my site succesful, I had to fix two problms. Make sponsors link
attractive and make a progress before press release. After few hour of brain
storming, I got an answer. I decided to make "The Online Bum" as a browser
game in which Multiplayers develop a virtual beggar into millionaire. I decided
to create sponsor's link in images, in form of "Magic Items", to fix first
problem and to create a game as RPG with a "Quests" to fix second problems.
Also, I decide to give commissions to players for actual benefit besides fun.
To Be Continued...
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P.S. Guys, I need feedbacks for my game so I can make it more Interesting.