If done correctly, Terms & Conditions are a legally binding contract between you the directory website owner and the user, protecting you from any legal issues that may arise from someone else misusing the website.
A niche or local business directory website thrives on two things: (1) the number of listings in the directory and (2) the number of users of the directory. Promoting your business directory website results in an increase in those two connected things. Find out how to do it here.
HivePress is a free WordPress directory plugin that’s ideal for beginners to set up a small-ish local business directory. Find out if it’s right for your project here.
“How to make money from a directory website” and “how to monetize a WordPress directory” are a couple of the phrases you may have Googled to find this blog post. Basically, you’re looking for an answer to the question of if you decide you want to build a niche or local directory website, how would this thing actually make money for you, other than asking people to pay to be listed.