Now, I know that past users of PLAYERtrack who think that it is useful will be very happy that I am considering the option of providing the PLAYERtrack.com fantasy baseball statistics service for FREE.
The fact is that PLAYERtrack enjoyed its most successful year last year, but – still – under the “pay to play” model, the discussion boards remained lifeless, and it did not generate a substantial amount of money over my investment.
I understand that a part of the “lifelessness” of the discussion boards was my inconsistency in posting up information (especially related to baseball burnout, which hit me a little earlier last year than usual because I was in way too many fantasy leagues).
So, I need to change this.
But, I’m beginning to think that a “free” model will generate more discussion board activity, which should generate more users, which should generate more interest in advertising.
So, I’m putting this out there. I would appreciate any input on the matter, pro and con, based on your personal experience with your websites, or your personal experience in online marketing.