I have a directory and i strongly believe that if properly developed could become the future dmoz. Some people call us "ranked dmoz". We already received about 800 listings within 30 days and we accepted only 250 sites, because of strict guidelines. we always wanted to build this directory of highest quality and to keep the directory always free against all odds.
Everywhere most people talk about making money from a directory, i still believe a high quality directory allowing free submissions would take one step ahead of these people talk about money.
My questions are...
* Will i survive if i keep my directory a non profit one ??
* How do i support myself(in terms of money) with such a directory ???
* How do i get sponsors/capitalists/investors ??
* Will my directory stand long or will get saturated at one point of time like dmoz?
what are your solutions and advice ??