This is to talk beyond phpFox as a software-

Let's say I want to run a phpFox website with all the core modules enabled for 1000 active members.

How do I plan/manage this? 

I mean how big should be the team? what roles? time commitments? relevant management tools, smtp services, cdn, codeguard, backup, etc? developers, moderators, support, business models, etc........WHAT SHOULD BE THE "EVERYTHING" THAT WILL MAKE THIS SUCCESSFUL?

I know many things will vary here, but just to have an idea! Any successful phpFox users?

This is to talk beyond phpFox as a software-

Let's say I want to run a phpFox website with all the core modules enabled for 1000 active members.

How do I plan/manage this? 

I mean how big should be the team? what roles? time commitments? relevant management tools, smtp services, cdn, codeguard, backup, etc? developers, moderators, support, business models, etc........WHAT SHOULD BE THE "EVERYTHING" THAT WILL MAKE THIS SUCCESSFUL?

I know many things will vary here, but just to have an idea! Any successful phpFox users?

Don't seem their are successful sites, you only hear the Developers bragging about how great their apps are and seem like every app Are full of bugs and not working properly. Paying money to fix problems, paying for hosting, paying to get costom apps Developed, Developers wait until you purchase their app knowing they're not working properly, than try to recommend another Developer's app  instead of fixing their bug infested apps.  Good luck with success.

metro

I doubt there is an answer to your question. 

What does successful mean to you? With those 1000 users, what are you gauging success to be? 

I have personally owned a subscription based phpfox site that was doing over $750K a year in net profit before it was purchased by a much stronger competitor at a price I could not imagine. The site was extremely focused on a specific niche and revenue was generated by corporate membership. To me, that was successful. I ran the site with 1 person on staff - ME! My advantage is that I have a strong IT background, and the niche has ZERO reservations on spending. 

I know of an adult phpfox site that is so heavily customised that there is no path to upgrade EVER so they outsource development and support to a team in India. When I last chatted with the owner last year, they were on the path to making a million dollars a month. It is safe to say that "go niche or go porn" may be "success to some". 

Mind you, i have also heard some say that success=spend*10.

So, to answer your question, I doubt there is a correct answer without seeing your business plan.

 

 

This is to talk beyond phpFox as a software-

Let's say I want to run a phpFox website with all the core modules enabled for 1000 active members.

How do I plan/manage this? 

I mean how big should be the team? what roles? time commitments? relevant management tools, smtp services, cdn, codeguard, backup, etc? developers, moderators, support, business models, etc........WHAT SHOULD BE THE "EVERYTHING" THAT WILL MAKE THIS SUCCESSFUL?

I know many things will vary here, but just to have an idea! Any successful phpFox users?

JohnJr

Damn Metro,

You the man!

Don't seem their are successful sites, you only hear the Developers bragging about how great their apps are and seem like every app Are full of bugs and not working properly. Paying money to fix problems, paying for hosting, paying to get costom apps Developed, Developers wait until you purchase their app knowing they're not working properly, than try to recommend another Developer's app  instead of fixing their bug infested apps.  Good luck with success.

Yes, I can relate to you. Thank you for your reply on this. Let's hope for better

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I doubt there is an answer to your question. 

What does successful mean to you? With those 1000 users, what are you gauging success to be? 

I have personally owned a subscription based phpfox site that was doing over $750K a year in net profit before it was purchased by a much stronger competitor at a price I could not imagine. The site was extremely focused on a specific niche and revenue was generated by corporate membership. To me, that was successful. I ran the site with 1 person on staff - ME! My advantage is that I have a strong IT background, and the niche has ZERO reservations on spending. 

I know of an adult phpfox site that is so heavily customised that there is no path to upgrade EVER so they outsource development and support to a team in India. When I last chatted with the owner last year, they were on the path to making a million dollars a month. It is safe to say that "go niche or go porn" may be "success to some". 

Mind you, i have also heard some say that success=spend*10.

So, to answer your question, I doubt there is a correct answer without seeing your business plan.

 

 

 

Well, I am not calling 1000 members site as successful. Just gave a starting point for instance...You have answered some of my concerns here. Thank you for that. I would love to hold a zoom meeting or exchange a few emails sometime with you to learn more about your experience and take your advice for my project. OR maybe will just keep posting here to let others also see..Thank you

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Damn Metro,

You the man!

I agree!

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metro

Thats what she said... but thanks for validating :)

Damn Metro,

You the man!

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metro

Dont discount 1,000 members as being successful. Lets assume your website targets the orthopeadic industry. You could target 1000 orthopeadic device manufactures to post their products on your website for only $1,000 per year (peanuts to them). Slight math $1000x1000 companies equals $1,000,000.00. I think that equals successful... Yes? No? Maybe? Heck even if you only convert 10% and get 100, thats still 100K... I think :)

 

Well, I am not calling 1000 members site as successful. Just gave a starting point for instance...You have answered some of my concerns here. Thank you for that. I would love to hold a zoom meeting or exchange a few emails sometime with you to learn more about your experience and take your advice for my project. OR maybe will just keep posting here to let others also see..Thank you

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