Question So I Have $600+

Discussion in 'Community Feedback and Suggestions' started by Lyie, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Im about to start a server within this month, and I think I have a DECENT amount of money to get started. I have $600 in one of my bank accounts right now, and I’m looking for the best ways of advertisement. I know YouTubers are great and all but I feel like it’s not enough, plus I don’t really know where I would find them. If you have any suggestions on how I should use this $ wisely for advertisement please list some :)
  2. All you need to start a decent server is 50 dollars max. If you can't start a decent server with that amount of money than don't even try. I've seen many teenagers, spending 100+, some even 1000-2000 on a server but they all end up as a big failure cause they fail to realize that money is not what drives a server to its success.

    And 600 dollars is way to less to invest in a youtuber. All you'd be doing is wasting your money.
    If you've never ran a succesful server before, start small cause you'll regret spending that 600 dollars in stuff that doesn't even matter in the end. If you don't have experience, people tend to put their money in the wrong places when it comes to starting a server. People often don't realize how much time it actually takes to keep a server running.
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  3. oh I know definitely, I know you only need around $50 to host, but It's probably like 70$ for a dedicated server host + buycraft monthly, only thing I really need. I just have a decent amount of money that I think should be put into advertising. I already have a logo made, buycraft store design made, I've been home hosting the server for a few months and getting things ready to move onto a dedi, but yeah I don't really plan on spending $600 all in one YouTuber, I don't episode by episode, maybe from one but server trailers from 5k-25k is all I really need + I have all day in the world since I am home-schooled to run it
  4. What follows is my opinion only.

    The only way to have a "successful" Minecraft server is to offer something unique to potential players. It doesn't matter, at all, how much advertising you get, from YouTubers or Twitch streamers or whatever. If you only have standard plugins that every other server has, you won't retain players long enough for them to feel obligated to donate.

    Also note that many players want a large community to play with long-term. That means being able to host 100+ players at once, or multiple servers with different themes, and a lot more money going to monthly server hosting.

    I don't think it's really feasible to set up anything other than a "friends and family" server at present. There are too many good servers out there already.
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  5. You need to have an email address to reach them under Youtube Videos. you can reach there
  6. Dont use it all, youre gonna regret it so much when your server is unlucky and does not become successful.
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  7. $600 is not a lot to invest in a server. Heres why: many servers today invest $1000+ a month for just upkeep. If you want your server to be unique and to stand out from the crowd which, requires custom plugins and configurations, your budget can fall well over $600. Some servers spend that much just for a single plugin.
  8. Use $100 or less, most servers never release, if you can't execute then don't start, once you've released invest some money as you know you can execute :)
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  9. THIS!! If you can't even launch a proper server with only 50 euros then why even bother launching one?
  10. 50 Euros? That won't get you much at all. There is:

    - Hosting for Website, Proxy Server(s), Game Server(s), Database(s) ($50-$100 a month on average for decent hosting)
    - Xenforo ($120ish I think, but only if you use this for your website which is strongly recommended)
    - Spigot Premium Plugins ($0-$100+ depending on what you buy)
    - Buycraft ($30~ a month)
    - In-Game Builds ($50-$500+ depending on what you go with)
    - Artwork & other assets ($25-$500+ depending on what you go with)

    There are more expenses I haven't listed, like paypal chargeback fees (can get them reversed tho), quality community manager & admin fees, developer fees, etc.
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  11. 50 euros can get me as far in the eyes of the customer as your 1000 euros does, maybe even further.
  12. You should advertise and finish your server at first, then you should look at spending time and money on aal of the other studf
  13. Xenforo = unneeded.
    Hosting = necessary but you can go for cheaper options, under $10/month ($1/gb)
    premium plugins = try to use/configure free ones to avoid premium plugins, you won't have something that is exactly what you want but releasing a server with 75% of the stuff to how you want is better than not releasing.
    Buycraft = use free version until you release if you think you'll have more than £250 then upgrade to the premium plan, costs £9.99/month
    In-game builds = find free builds as it will save you a lot of money, just make sure they aren't too popular.
    Artwork = just get a simple logo done, I had a logo done for $20 which was fine.

    NOTE: This is building a server on a budget and I'm not trying to hate on Neth, but if you have revenue coming in from server donations spend money from that revenue, but the main idea is that the server should pay for itself, after all its a business, not a hobby.
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  14. Hosting - You shouldn't need a huge amount of servers to start. You should focus on 1 gamemode, so you probably only need 1 server. If you're set on starting a minigames network, then you'll probably only need 5 servers, maximum, including proxy, to start with. Shared hosting will be fine for this. 1GB proxy + 2GB for game servers -> Less than $10/no
    Forums - NamelessMC is free, and just as good
    Premium plugins - I'm a developer myself, so I just write whatever I need. I see your point here though. Budget for premium plugins probably won't need to go above $50 however.
    Store - CraftingStore is $2.50/mo
    Ingame builds - You could download some builds or try your hand yourself (there are some really good tutorials). You probably have a friend that's alright at building too.
    Artwork - Got my logo from here for $10, that's all I've needed so far. You don't need to go insane with artwork if you're just starting out.

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