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Making money using forums?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by jrblack, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. jrblack

    jrblack Newbie

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    Is there anyway to make money using forums? I see most people using Blogs and only a few people using Forums? What are the different ways to make money using Forums?

    Thanks.

    JR
     
  2. armaan

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    It is a long time process.
     
  3. jrblack

    jrblack Newbie

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    Why is the process long? And aren't they receiving the same income from identical streams?
     
  4. armaan

    armaan Registered Member

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    My friend have forum.

    It is Webmaster Forum. 60k alexa, PR5. around 2 year old.

    But not making so much money from it.
     
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    Panique Power Member

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    You could create a forum and boost the users and posts up with bots, and place adverts
     
  7. davioli

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    Forums...if you can get a solid one going is an excellent revenue generating business.
    It's auto growing... and there are ways to promote it that are relatively easier.

    In terms of generating revenue from forums...the list is endless
    1) You have a whole mailing list of all the people in your niche!
    2) you can have a restricted paid section.
    3) Banner ads and adsense
    4) Its a good "media" outlet for branding yourself in your niche
    5) Joint ventures Joint ventures Joint ventures and more Joint ventures
     
  8. billyjean65

    billyjean65 Junior Member

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    stick a link in your signature and boom people will click if your slogan is good ad read :p
     
  9. antsaoo

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    If you have forum outside IM niche you could hand them crackers and free samples from niche stores i believe :)
     
  10. livelybrowser

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    It's a hard work to maintain a forum from being spammed. And also hard work to bring members to your forum.
     
  11. fun4uoc

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    Yeah, there is a very easy way but you need to have at least 50 posts to talk about it.
     
  12. livelybrowser

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    Could you please tell more detail about your easy way? :confused:

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    CS

    Message too short.
     
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    it's hard to cs forum(not yours) now
     
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    I am also going to create a forum all about web hosting and marketing.
    i don;t know much how can i earn more.
     
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    lol, that's funny, I'm dropping anywhere from 5000 to 7000 a day in forums alone. Enough cs talk, we shouldn't be discussing it here. If you want to know more go to the cs section.
     
  17. virtualgeorge

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    I am planning on putting up a few forums as well. I know someone that put up an off-road type forum for a particular niche and he did a lot seo and got a lot of users pretty fast and its still growing. He does some adsense without going crazy and clogging up the forums and sells banner ads for a few hundred per month to people that sell off-road products.

    Then offers them a "vendors" section for a fee where they can answer questions about their products.

    The first one worked well so then he created some other similar forums and they are all linked together and growing and getting new regular subscribers.

    Not black hat stuff but just an example of making money off a forum. He makes a good income just from the banner ads every month.

    The few I have put up do get a lot of spam so you have to stay on top of that. If I am not paying attention they get overloaded with porn spam.
     
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    Content Spam might be good for affiliate programs, but I don't see how it figures in to adsense dollars. Bots don't click on ads! Unless you have a script, which is then illegal.
     
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    you need to make your blog or forum and niche as possible. and check the keywords for $$$ value. Once you have a good niche and a high paying keyword, your organic searchs will start to generate $$$

    This can take a few weeks or a few months until you start to see a daily income coming in.

    It takes a while, but if you work on 2-3 blogs a week in 6 months time you will have a nice automated cash cow.

    Just dont give up :)

    I like blogs now, used to do forums, but for me it seems much easier to automate blogs and make $$$
     
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    Hire someone to maintain the forum for you