Considering advertisement-based model for PLAYERtrack.com

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.

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In May, 2005, Rob was a secular, Jewish, thirty-something, Los Angeles, personal injury attorney whose idea of getting up early on a Sunday was getting up for the third quarter of the first televised, NFL games.

Thirsting on the idea of playing in a band for the first time in a decade, Rob finally accepted his neighbor's request to get up at seven-in-the-morning on Sundays in order to participate.

Eleven months later, his world was turned upside down by Jesus. Instantly, he began leading songs on the worship team and, today, he now leads that same LIFEhouse worship team in which he was initially invited to join as a non-believer.

God is cool like that.