Hi --

I am creating (basically) a community/portal/etc. for actors including "Custom Free Web Pages" (similar to Tripod, Geocities, etc.).

I want to offer the members who sign up for a free web page many features to add to it including their own message board, guestbook, counter, etc... I have the ability and desire to do this.

My question is this: Should I charge members for such additional "upgrades" to their free web site that I provide, or should I expect to make enough money soley through ad space on the pages and offer the members these additional features for free upfront? How can I tell which is smarter / more profitable? I don't want to scare off potential members by charging either.

Just curious for some feed back. Thanks.
--Joshua