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How do I get writers to post on my new forum

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by Techiworld, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Techiworld

    Techiworld Junior Member

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    I have setup my new forum... So, how did you get content on your forum, did you do it yourself? Or if you got someone else to do it, how did you promote your forum to encourage people to write first?

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  2. Veyron

    Veyron BANNED BANNED

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    Creating a new forum is a lot of work. You need to start creating posts yourself to gain some traction and find a way to either entice or invite people to join. The success of a forum comes from how active it is so increasing your member count should be a top priority.
     
  3. shortgigs

    shortgigs Regular Member

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    + Go to other forums and link your forum in your signature, post often, good quality posts
    + Scout for any good members who seem to be online, preferred same niche, and offer them mod position
    + Sit and wait

    Hope that helps
     
  4. citizenx28

    citizenx28 Regular Member

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    The initial stage is always a pain when starting a forum. You can do either of the two things below:

    1) Buy a bot which will post content from your compititor's forum using random username.
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    2) You can hire writers who will be posting on your forum (paid on the basis of each post) and hire writers who will post on other forums.

    Once the forum gets started with the content, it will attract more users and encourage them to write as well. At this stage, you can start doing little bit of SEO as well.
     
  5. Techiworld

    Techiworld Junior Member

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    Thanks guys for the tips... I will defo be adding good content and encourage people to a mod!

    My forum is focused around investments and would look to monetise where I can

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  6. Techiworld

    Techiworld Junior Member

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    Where can I get paid forum writers from?

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  7. citizenx28

    citizenx28 Regular Member

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    You can start with odesk

    Code:
    sample Odesk forum job - https://www.odesk.com/o/jobs/job/_~01b62c50123b4e9880/
     
  8. Techiworld

    Techiworld Junior Member

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    AWESOME! Thanks just gone and added my requirements!

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  9. citizenx28

    citizenx28 Regular Member

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    Im Glad I could help. All the best! :)
     
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    Techiworld Junior Member

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    Thanks- just looking at it now!

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  12. JordanT3Leads

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    You could post it here. or pm me because I'm interested.
    personal and business related
     
  13. goviralads

    goviralads Junior Member Premium Member

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    Here is my little idea, if you have a good knowledge on IM and the IT would, MOBILE to be specific, create thread for android, SEO etc, then write detailed threads like how to root your phones, this can be researched online and rewritten, once you have like 20 quality how to articles build some good backlinks and do a Yahoo answers campaign and am sure you will start growing from there, but i have to warn you, be ready for stupid questions lol
     
  14. Jodly

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    For one, I'd recommend Postloop as well. Although, you could also register a bunch of accounts yourself, and try to rank the forum for some unanswered niche specific questions on Google. That way it will look like your forum is the place to go to get your questions answered.
     
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    erickishere Elite Member

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    Sign up for postloop, you basically pay people to post on your forum.
     
  16. myownself

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    1. Fill in content yourself.

    2. Get people you know to help you out.

    3. Once you bring in some members, hold a referral contest, offering some prize. Then, right after that contest, hold a "forum posting" contest.

    4. Hire people. (You can message me. I do this stuff for cheap.)

    5. Go to websites like Postloop or Paidforumposting.
     
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    Don't forget fiverr! Another cheap way of finding "users"
     
  18. davids355

    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have been struggling with this as well.

    To get my forum going I have hired someone to take questions from Yahoo Answers, rewrite them and post them on the forum - just to get some valuable content on there, and encourage some activity.

    Along with this I am getting involved in the niche on other forums, social media and so on, as well as a little bit of advertising on some related sites.
     
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    davids355 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    basically what I did:)