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Is a forum profitable?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by polymath, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. polymath

    polymath Registered Member

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    Let's say I'm an expert at a certain big niche that could easily give me 30k members in a year. How much does a forum like that with 30,000 members earn per month? Is it profitable? What are the ways to effectively monetize a forum?
     
  2. Rudyzplace

    Rudyzplace Regular Member

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    it is profitable trust me. even if you only display ad-sense or cpa links you will get pretty nice ROI,
    not mentioning donations or pay for access sections.
     
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  3. polymath

    polymath Registered Member

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    thanks for the advice, i forgot about that part about VIP access monetization:) I guess it really is profitable, thanks again for the suggestion:)
     
  4. trophaeum

    trophaeum Senior Member

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    forumgen - brilliant for when ur start off to fake shit and get people to appear sooner rather than later!!!
     
  5. nicktoast

    nicktoast Newbie

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    yeah, get the blackhatzen forum generator. get started much faster =)
     
  6. yousefgreat

    yousefgreat Regular Member

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    Forums are great money makers! With the targeted traffic, you can easily promote CPA/Affiliate products. Not to mention adsense/donations and sections that may be added once your forum proves to be successful.

    I have a live forum... has less than 1000 members (never did SEO or any promotion) and is getting 4-6$ daily. I know this is a very small number but as i mentioned, it just launched 3 months ago and has less than 1000 members.. I never even put anything more than adsense..
     
  7. yeahsure

    yeahsure Registered Member

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    Sure it is profitable, if done right. You might want to check this video out:

    http://mixergy.com/warren-jolly-affiliate-media/

    Excerpt:
     
  8. showbizvet

    showbizvet Power Member

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    Is it profitable? Look what Harro is driving lol

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    kidding aside, like anything on the web, it can be EXTREMELY lucrative if done right. And yes, forum generator rocks.
     
  9. crack_dhat

    crack_dhat Regular Member

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    also, be prepared to expect forum spam from xrumer :)
     
  10. virus_1720

    virus_1720 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I will also start a forum for a friend who is into reiki, naturo-therapy etc.
    Will tell you guys how it goes
     
  11. billgates

    billgates Registered Member

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    err.. ive had bad experience with dreamhost.. i run a big board and they kicked me out for apparently no reason even when i was paying them 160 $ per month on their vps.
     
  12. fugazied

    fugazied Newbie

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    Yes be careful with dreamhost, they kicked me because my blogs were taking up too much memory when spiders came in. When they kick you it's no warning, suddenly your site doesn't work.
     
  13. studentcashnow

    studentcashnow Regular Member

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    what forum software would you suggest ? is there any nulled versions on the forum?
     
  14. xboxlive

    xboxlive Registered Member

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    i heard that bhw gets avg 100 ppl donating each day so do the math
     
  15. farfetchedmoney

    farfetchedmoney Regular Member

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    the maintenance must be a pain in the ass though...it seems time consuming. Then you gotta pay admin and such. Seems like there is alot work running a forum unless it is not an interactive one, but, then it wouldn't be a forum would it.
     
  16. EarlGrey

    EarlGrey Newbie

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    36500 people a year donating.
    $3`579`300 per year

    from the front page: Active Members: 20,538

    The figures dont add up.
    Especially with the xrumer bots and the % of people in a thread with the donor tag which is about 1% at quick glance.


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