In 2012, an estimated $1.65 billion was generated in online dating revenue. Let’s pause for a second and think about that, shall we? More than 1.65 BILLION DOLLARS.
While old school personal ads were the last resort of the truly desperate, online dating is now so mainstream that you’d be hard-pressed to find someone under 30 who hasn’t tried out at least one service.
So why not get in on the fun? Some big league guys have definitely made themselves into household names (PlentyOfFish, OkCupid, Match.com, eHarmony), but with a market this large there’s no reason why you couldn’t jump in there too with a smaller site of your own creation. That’s the philosophy behind Dating Software, which provides you with everything you need to set up your own niche dating site.
For the techies…
If you know how to code and have cheap web hosting that you’re digging already, your best option is the open source dating software. For a flat fee of $99, you get the “standard” model. If you’re interested in a little extra something (i.e. all dating features, mobile support, and webcam chat), the “professional” model costs $199.
Don’t know how to code? No worries.
Not everyone is a coder but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your own dating site too. Dating Software offers All-In-One Dating packages for a monthly fee. Depending on whether you go for the Premium package ($29.99), the Business package ($49.99), or the “Corporate” package ($99.99), you get varying levels of the following services:
- Disk space
- Dating site features
- Banner ads
- The ability to charge membership fees
- Free dating templates
- Personalized domain name
- Shared profiles
- SEO package
- Webcam chat
Basically, they’re providing you with everything you’d possibly need, top to bottom, to create your own dating website.
Every possible dating template ever
The free dating templates really caught my eye. These guys have really thought out every possible type of dating service and you get to choose which you’d like to own. Underneath the broad categories of regular, niche, clone, and adult dating site, you can find options ranging from ethnicity-specific sites to hookup templates to sites designed to mimic the look and feel of already established services.
If you want to customize your template, that’s also an option, even if you’re not the techie type. All of the Dating Software templates are totally customizable, allowing you to add your own images and move content around without having to touch even one bit of code. If, however, you are a coder, you can also add in whatever HTML you want to make your site into exactly what you want it to be.
So there you have it: Your very own dating website for little to no risk or cost to you. Why not check it out?