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    Grandma broke her coccyx! Uncle Rico's Avatar
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    Coupon Sites are Too Much Work
    I am so getting tired of reading the hundreds of emails with new coupons and promotions from merchants each week. I certainly don't have a problem with putting time in on my sites, but the amount of time required to keep a coupon site accurate and up to date is just too much. Unless I can automate at least 80% of the work of adding new coupons, I don't think I can continue with it anymore.

    If I took the time I spent updating coupons and instead worked on creating new websites, I would probably be better off in the long run.

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    Instead of having a coupon site, why not have a coupon section within a [content] site? I find it easier to zero in on a niche this way.
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    Grandma broke her coccyx! Uncle Rico's Avatar
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    I probably need to start dropping some of the merchants that I have never sent sales to and try to get down to a more manageable number of merchants.

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    What's the word? Rhia7's Avatar
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    I suggest you hold on to the merchants but differ your approach to the sites/sections of sites you are creating and maintaining.

    Don't drop merchants, put them on hold if they are not currently the best fit but you see a potential fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SeymourButts
    I am so getting tired of reading the hundreds of emails with new coupons and promotions from merchants each week. I certainly don't have a problem with putting time in on my sites, but the amount of time required to keep a coupon site accurate and up to date is just too much. Unless I can automate at least 80% of the work of adding new coupons, I don't think I can continue with it anymore.

    If I took the time I spent updating coupons and instead worked on creating new websites, I would probably be better off in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popdawg
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    darn it, i guess thats what you get for lurking so long and not participating

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    why not go to a reader-based posting of coupons?
    save yourself the work!

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    I said I'd never start a coupon site yet here I am working on one. I expected it to be tedious but I didn't know I'd be bored to tears. I think that once I get a decent amount of coupons added then the maintenance won't be as bad. We'll see.

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    Must be in the air... I just bought my first coupon domain to be used for online discounts. Likely will be several months before I get around to writing code for it.
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    As with everything, there's 2 sides

    Yea, they're a lot of work... but it exposes you to more merchants then if you just stuck with a niche site, and one of those merchants may be your next bonanza

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Kay
    but it exposes you to more merchants then if you just stuck with a niche site, and one of those merchants may be your next bonanza
    Thats what I'm thinking. It gets old investing time and effort in a merchant only to find that it won't track or convert well. With a coupon site you can get a feel for a merchant prior to putting out a lot of effort.


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    this was an old thread... the starter has moved on to other things:
    http://forum.abestweb.com/showthread.php?t=101334

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    I know that but I still want to talk about how much work coupon sites are or are not.

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