In today’s free plan, I’d like to share something that will be fun for you to try when coming up with a new website.
It’s called “The Scramble” website plan.
Go to 3 of your favorite websites, game sites or blogs and jot down what you like about them:
1. Kissmetrics.com – extremely informative and answers most comments on blog posts.
2. Pinterest.com – great mountain pictures when I want to paint something beautiful and calming.
3. Facebook.com fan pages – when fan pages share each other’s pages with a like button, or when people invite each other to one another’s page to greet one another, support each other when in need, and generally be kind to one another.
With this list, now I can scramble the “benefits” about these three sites into one new site; here is a quick idea that came to mind:
Mixing Popular Concepts for Interest!
–A highly informative mountain pictures site – users fill out a simple contact form with an image, it formats it into a post with an intriguing fact about the location (it can magically autofill from a Google search or Wikipedia page, with checkboxes next to facts).
You can then send the page as an electronic post card via email, and people who get the invitation can fill out their own e-pos tcard mountain page, and send them back and forth. MountainTag.com
Immediately, I’ve got a set of problems that I’m faced with, like, “Who will program this? What are the details of this type of content submission site; the steps and the fields; the coding language used?” But if you can start with a simple prototype, then this can actually become a useful communication website.
Hire someone to do a mockup to see if you like how they work, then you can get a more rounded idea. Then outline how you can proceed from there.
|Costs:||$10+ domain, $30+ hosting, $50-$250 software|
|Difficulty:||Moderate to Hard|
|Monetization:||Pay Per Click, Affiliate, Unique Product, Advertisement|
How to Start
1. Pretty Landing Page with 1-2-3 How it Works
3. News Blog
It doesn’t always have to be a new development with complex coding requirements. You can use the scramble as a creative technique to generate a new and interesting way to build your website – so that it stands out uniquely.
Try mixing up some ideas of websites that you like. You can even apply this to the design of your website – Pick three sites that have the best design that you would like, and put them together as references in a job posting on Odesk.com or Elance.com.
Please share your ideas and I’d love to see what you can come up with in the comments below.