I am pretty new to web design and have just launched an information and classifieds site aimed at backpackers in Australia
My site has different categories (such as jobs, house shares) etc, where I would like people to post classifieds. Some of these categories will be free to post in, others I would like to charge a small fee.
What I need is an automated way of accepting, and displaying classifieds (and payment where applicable). I don't really know where to start with this, I have limited programming knowledge so don't really think it would be wise to try and code myself.
I have searched some other threads on site point looking for references to good, free or lowcost scripts which would allow this, but have just confused myself.
I do want to keep the design of my site pretty much the same as it is now. Also, does anyone have any tips on attracting initial visitors to my site, and getting some classifieds up? I see it sort of as a chicken and egg thing - people are not going to be interested in my site until there are classifieds of interest them, but no one will want to put a classifed in my site if they think it has no vistors.
Any help would be much appreciated.