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And thus the dilemma of trying to make money off the internet.

The premise of the internet is that it moves information around:

fast
wide
relatively free

For example, this is how "online brokerage" came to be (since the broker's commodity is information), and now you see how they all go after each other's lunch for $5 or $7. ("Advice", the other broker specialty is now its OWN commodity, and you don't see a lot of it being sold well directly over the internet.)

I didn't do it, but if you hit "Improve your FICO" on Google, you will probably get a ton of information---more than you could possibly all read. So maybe there is value in someone reducing the flow of information into a packaged deal.

I think any proposal to make money off the internet is gonna be met with derision. It's like television. First it was free, now they make you pay for it.

With the internet, the user says: wait, first I had to buy the computer. Then I had to pay the ISP. NOW you want me to pay to use your site? So this is the marketing hurdle that has to be overcome.

I have the same dilemma over at the "Paying Back Student Loans" board. The people are clamoring for an FAQ. And I promised to work on something, but it's almost February 14, and I'm not sure how hard I wanna work--if you catch my drift.

After all, it's all there (and even got highlighted about a week back as a "notable board"). And people just have to search (or surf). It used to be totally free, and now it's just free to look at.

How a seminar should be priced is that there are a limited number of available spots, and people bid on buying one. You say what you think the price of the seminar is to you, and the highest x bidders get in for the price of lowest bidder selected.
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