Hosting a dating site
A published author and professional speaker, David Weedmark has advised businesses on technology, media and marketing for more than 20 years.
He has taught computer science at Algonquin College, has started three successful businesses, and has written hundreds of articles for newspapers and magazines and online publications including About.com, Re/Max and American Express.
Creating your own online dating site takes time and creativity, but these sites have real potential as lucrative businesses.
Depending on your niche, you could even charge clients to mail gifts to people – they pay you to send the gifts on their behalf.
If you're going after local singles, consider making fliers and putting them in the places where they are most likely to hang out.
Because a popular website is going to cost money to operate each month, if you want to keep your service free, you will have to find other ways to monetize it as it begins to grow.
If traffic slows down the following month, your service cost is scaled down again.
Nobody will come to your new website if they don't know it's waiting for them.Buying ads from Google and Facebook is one way to start, as you only have to pay for the clicks you get.