I think your customer should use a lttle realism here. "500 quid" (about 700 dollars) a year is only 1 or 2 days work for most first class professionals. Does your client really expect to attract eyeballs and build a customer base on this amount of effort? peter http://www.petersmall.net >Hi all > >I'm currently maintaining a site directed at women. It's more or less an >e-zine, with articles, tips, etc. It's not the most interesting site in the >world (partly, I suspect, because I'm a man), but it gets by, with hits >meandering around 100 per day. > >Now, the guys who are funding the site (a whole 500 quid a year currently) >are wanting to push to making the site profitable. The only way they seeing >of doing this is to have some sort of e-commerce solution on the site, >possibly offering perfumes, makeup, stuff like that to our readers. > >I'm fighting this as much as I can, because I have a gut feeling that >introducing B2C on a content site dilutes both aspects, and you're left with >a half-arsed commercial site with some content tacked on. > >Of course, this is just a gut feeling, and I have no hard facts. I'm >willing to look into the possibility in the distant future (summer 2002), >but for the moment, I'd like to concentrate on the content. > >Am I right? Do all sites need to go to e-commerce in order to be considered >'proper'? Isn't it better to leave this kind of thing to the truly 100% >e-commerce sites that do things a lot better? Shouldn't a clear line be >drawn between the 2 types, and never the twain shall meet? > >Or am I just being pig-headed, because in the end, it's a lot more work for >me...? > >Your opinions are welcome. >Michael > > >--------------------------------------- >For unsubscribe and other options, including >the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: >http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !