My project idea is to build a business news/info website to share market news related to industries in the GCC as well as some suppliers info & database. I want the user of the website to add their feedback, see others' feedback, read articles, watch videos, add comments, search for suppliers, filter search results. In addition to that, I want to provide an additional news subscription feature to provide market reports about potential bidding projects, suppliers pre-qualification process, new business ventures in the GCC region. I need to be able to upload the initial market data which I currently have and be able to constantly update this data.
Such website is projected to be equipped with various interactive tools that would increase traffic and particularly attract visitors from both suppliers and buyers' spaces.
With this given background, I assume that I would need help with web design, development, marketing, website "brand" positioning strategy and an understanding on how to further maintain the website in terms of data and content updates and administration.
After all, I need some feedback on how to make profits out of such websites and how to increase it.
This is in brief my idea, please let me know if this is something you can help me with so we can take this further.