Fusion101 Closes 2) I closed it down and posted the costs they wanted on the front page of the site. In 3 weeks members sent me donations of around 2K!!
This was greatly encouraging and made me realise that people were actually getting a lot out of Fusion – gave me the will to live at this point as I had no idea how I would carry on.
Fusion 101 Started – dec 99 The uk built the back end and understandably wanted to charge members very early on (£20 pm) as they had invested in programming.
I had quite a few disagreements saying their marketing wouldn’t work – even for their own site and sure enough it didn’t.
Fusion101 Teamed with The uk – sept 99 A new Christian portal called heard about the singles service I’d designed and offered to take my front end and build the database and market it for over 50% ownership.
At this point I was having trouble dealing with some of the technical server stuff and needed someone to take some of the load with accounts etc.:)New Face Joins Fusion Tau appeared and notified me that the host company were ripping me off and offered to rewrite and re-host the site for a much more reasonable fee.I used the donations to pay for the previous fees that I owed and pay for the site re-write.The Way shortly after was wound up (although the site is still online and now a Charity).I then bought their part of the company back for 5K. Fusion – re-marketed – 2000 Once I got the site back I kept Fusion free and began to do my own online marketing using somewhat hit and miss tactics but learning a lot about search engines along the way and actually getting good rankings for fusion.