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Is there money to be made from owning a forum?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by markprendy, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. markprendy

    markprendy Registered Member

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    I'm thinking of building a forum for a niche and wondered if there is any money to be made from them? Are forums usually known for making money and how difficult are they to set up?
     
  2. mdd345

    mdd345 Regular Member

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    Make it, then sell it..
     
  3. pointbreak

    pointbreak Newbie

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    Forum Profits Short Guide

    1. set up adsense between every post and do adsense sharing (gets members!!!)

    2. make a doner or vip category section

    3. Traffic from forums is great to sell

    4. Im not sure if this is profitable but selling the permission for sig links or custom name

    its not a simple make it and flip it

    more members- more posts - more money

    just dont spam to much or to much of warez

    a tip here is to make some way the members to profit by either

    pay to post .01 is reccommended since they will keep posting for 1. they like it and they get paid

    also start adsense sharing

    hope it helps
     
  4. chachinga

    chachinga Guest

    well i'm sure talk*gold makes a LOT of money. Ugh so much advertising it makes me wanna vomit.
     
  5. gundamwing

    gundamwing Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    just make a ladys forum bags accessories

    copy paste content make cloning drama
    make cookie stuff one month you will b riches

    need to work hard for the thread and post
     
  6. AUTOATTACKER

    AUTOATTACKER Registered Member

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    From my point of view you can make a decent amount of money with forum as long as it's already one of the established forums on the Web.
    Despite of that I think it's a backbreaking task to administer your forum compared to blogs or any other typical websites.
     
  7. homerunner

    homerunner Newbie

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    what is adsense sharing ?
    How can I monitor who clicked what on an adsense ad?
     
  8. AUTOATTACKER

    AUTOATTACKER Registered Member

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    I don't have any forum right now, I tried it before but its hard to recruit members without paying them. With regards to your question what is adsense sharing, in my own understanding you don't have to monitor who click your adsense ads, you just have to allot a certain percentage of your adsense earnings to your members because they are the ones who made your forum alive and kicking. Frankly speaking, I think forum owners are in the position to elucidate about this matter.
     
  9. genie1

    genie1 Junior Member

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    There was a thread here a while back showing a forum which was auto-populated with users and posts taken from yahoo answers. Seems like a quick blackhat way to make your forum appear established, findable on search engines, and more convincing to join for new visitors.
     
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    AUTOATTACKER Registered Member

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    Some other forum members use their own adsense account to serve ads at the specific forum with the permission of the form owners. In this way, they're able to monitor whose account has been getting the clicks.
     
  11. absinthekid1

    absinthekid1 Junior Member

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    You can make some dough from owning a forum, you just have to have the right niche like:

    make money online ( of course)
    urban/ hip hop or just music in general
    purses, hand bags, accessories
    Work at home mom
    medical advice/home type stuff ( Seen a lot of them)
    gaming forums

    It would be probably a good idea to add a "get paid to" addition to the forum or have contests to interest the visitors into posting. While you're first marketing the forum itself you should probably look into getting some content into your forum like from a paid posting source such as

    paidpostingtools
    forumelves
    forumbooster
    forumfocus
    forumadvantage
    getafreelancer

    MAYBE DP and that's a BIG MAYBE. They've become more expensive cough cough or I'm just cheap. lol.
     
  12. plouyd

    plouyd Regular Member

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    Imagine how much money planetsuzy makes... theres your answer.. 2k people viewing one thread usually 24/7.

    Free porn forum FTW!