Do a lot of successful leagues get started here?

So I want to start a new league with a $25 due. I’ve started a few where the league gets filled but then no one responds to post or pays dues. I’m wondering if anyone has tips on starting a league that actually works. I wanted to start one by next Wed at the latest.

I’ve always used paypal in my leagues but does that work when trying to start a footclan league?

How soon should people be expected to pay dues? I don’t want to be scrambling the day of the draft?

Any tips…or what I should expect when trying to start a league with people on the forums?