Social media is an essential attribute of the internet generation. Social sites are spreading as fast as the Internet is spreading across the planet. And in order to snatch your "piece of the pie", you need to act now. When building a social network from scratch, there are a few things to do.
Order an engine for your website at a flea market or in a specialized office. From the wizards, you need internals - software, engine, template, and so on. It will not be possible to create all this on your own until after six months of diligent study of dozens of unnecessary things in everyday life. Therefore, spare no money and order the software part from professionals.
Download a free social media template if you can't afford the first option yet. The sites joomla.ru and drupal.com will help you to implement this point. All you need is to download the software component of the template and find the template itself. After a little digging on the Internet, you can find templates for well-known sites and rarely used pages.
Bring uniqueness to your design. Don't use the entire template unchanged. Using a graphical editor, set a new color, logo and other auxiliary "decor" elements. To make your project "come to life", you will have to invest your life in it for more than one day. Therefore, spare no effort on editing various little things that make up the site.
Come up with a "flavor" of the resource. Your social network should provide users with unique opportunities that your competitors do not have. Only in this case will you be successful. The creation of a clone of a well-known portal will lead to nothing but a waste of time.
Arrange hosting for your website. All social networks are "greedy", and you will need a large amount of server space to provide everything you need to your resource. So consider buying your own server. It is quite possible that it will be much cheaper than using Internet hosting services.
Run ads for your network. If your product provides new opportunities for users, has an original design and is made with soul, you will certainly be successful. All that remains for you is to monitor the work of the resource and continue to modernize it.