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Blog or forum?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by CazuaL, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. CazuaL

    CazuaL Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Looking to make money, i have a niche and a domain name along with hosting setup and ready to go.
    I was planning on making some sort of blog site but after looking around google at my niche i have noticed that there are no big forums, they all seem to be dead/dying.
    What would you suggest i do, blog or forum?

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  2. sameer5762

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    I would sugggest you to go for blog..

    Thanks..
     
  3. Gogol

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    So can your forum.. There must be a reason..
     
  4. dbyrn

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    I'd rather start with blog then if people come and comment you can think about forum.
    D.
     
  5. CazuaL

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    Very true but i don't plan on making the forum and letting it die. The owners are non existent, sites never receive any updates, no changes etc.. to keep the community involved.
     
  6. dbyrn

    dbyrn Power Member

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    Or maybe try to takeover an existing forum and revive it?
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  7. adamache

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    try both, you can have a forum inside the blog
     
  8. Gogol

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    Hmm I understand that. I will go with what other people suggested. Make a blog first and see how it goes. Making a forum needs a higher budget as you need higher server resource and you also have to pay for the software( unless you choose a free one, but they I believe they get more spam traffic than the paid ones).

    I wouldn't want to risk my money before doing a research, especially when others are dying.

     
  9. blackdaddy

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    It would probably be faster for you to spin a profit from a blog then a forum, reason being forums require member participation to gain popularity its easier to create content for a blog and advertise right away then build a forum community large enough. I would start with a blog then create a forum and link to it from the blog afterwards.
     
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    A forum is a different monster, go with the blog.
     
  11. The SEO

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    Guys just think, you're talking about forum on a forum, so I go with forum...
     
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  12. Gogol

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    You need to do too much work to keep it clean ;-)
     
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