We are familiar with the concept of online dating. However, the idea of making money by setting up an online dating site might take many by surprise. The obvious question that follows is “how”.
There are several dating sites earning millions of dollars in revenues every year and there are different ways in which you can create your own dating site. If you are not trained in the art of website setup and designing, there are people who do it for you for a small charge. Listed below are tips to set up a passive yet fruitful source of income in the form of a dating site.
1. It starts with designing your business concept. In other words, it involves choosing the right niche. The right theme will put your website above the competition. There are different niches you can choose from such as general, senior, single parents, disabled, divorced singles, gay and lesbian, geeks, pet lovers, Asian and Blacks and AIDS/HIV/STD dating.
2. After you have selected a niche, choose a relevant domain name. It should sound professional. It is better to go with a paid domain name and web hosting service as this is akin to a business opportunity.
3. The next thing you need to consider is the design of the website. The online resources with their online tutorials and easy-to-use tools allow you to do some self-designing. If you are not very good at web designing, you can use pre-designed templates. There are free and premium templates that you can use. You can customize the template to your liking. Design an icon or logo that represents the central theme of your dating website.
4. If you plan to extend your website to serve different countries, you should also include a language option.
5. One of the ways in which you can earn from a dating website is by charging members a membership. Customers are willing to pay a nominal fee to join dating sites. Hence, if you charge a heavy membership not many people will want to register for it.
6. The other methods to make money online by means of a dating site are by signing up for affiliate programs or incorporating ad steams. You can also incorporate a pay-per-click campaign to monetize your website.
7. In order to accept payments from members, there must be a payment processor in place. There are payment processing companies that not only provide the processor script but also help programme it for your website.
8. Design a sign-up process for your would-be members. This includes preparing a profile questionnaire. Keep it easy and short.
After your site is ready, upload the website to the host. Test all the features of your site to make sure it is operating well. Market your website and gather your members.
So, create your own dating site today and pocket a few profits. You can also be happy that in doing so helping like-minded people to connect with each other and find romance.