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Making more money with my forum

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Malaki1972, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Malaki1972

    Malaki1972 Newbie

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    I have a political forum that is generating some income right now. It has been around for 6 months total, I purchased it back in April from the guy that was struggling to make it work.

    Since I have purchased it, I have gotten Adsense up to about $1/day on average (last month earned almost $36 in adsense, over the time I have had it it is averaging at least $20/month) it also has had $388 in subscriptions.

    I want to earn more with it, but I am not sure where to go. I have tried ezinearticles but I cannot seem to get a article to be accepted, they say that the articles are too negative. I guess talking about a politicians stance on the issues is negative.

    Anyway, I was hoping that maybe someone else around here has made it with forums as a platform and could give me some solid advice on how to earn $5/day from adsense at the least. I am willing to provide more information if someone wants to help.

    ETA: Ezine finally got back to me on why they were not accepting my articles, so now I at least know where I am going wrong there.
     
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  2. Shadexpwn

    Shadexpwn Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Try adding a section for future candidates for presidency, senate, congress and whoever else runs this country.
     
  3. Malaki1972

    Malaki1972 Newbie

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    I am not sure the current posters would use those sections, is it good to have sections empty? I could post I suppose but every time I post anything I get a lot of them complaining that I am looking to stifle discussion lol so I have not posted as much, except to post things related to running of the site.

    I have 139 members of which 90 are active each day, and I am getting close to 600 unique visitors each month, and 53K page views. So I am getting traffic and I am working on driving even more to the site as we speak.
     
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    Work on getting that traffic, and then offer campaign advertising possibly?
     
  5. MillionaireMindset

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    Make controversial YouTube videos relating to current politics. You will get views either way but for the most part you want to focus on getting one of the videos to go viral. At the end of the video put something that would draw your viewer into the forum whether it be to get them to argue their opinion or whatever it be that you chose, just make sure you draw them in. Also, of course put something about it in the description.

    If you can't find anything you want to put together yourself, just go to CNN or any of the new outlets to either take videos from them or to get ideas to put your own together.

    Getting a forum out there is hard, so in my opinion this is the easiest way for a political forum to get traffic/users.
     
  6. Hybrid

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    What you could do is build a donation page on your forum. Build loads of backlinks to it get the page up to PR5 or PR6. Once you reach that when someone donates money to you offer the sponser a d0f0ll0w link with their desired anchor text. Nice little way to make some extra cash.
     
  7. auggie101

    auggie101 BANNED BANNED

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    And also you can use the power of social networks.. Create a fanpage in FB for your forum.. post in twitters, create a channel in Youtube and post videos on it, upload the latest videos with regards to "latest politics scene" in your place or country..
     
  8. Malaki1972

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    Thanks for the ideas, some good ones that I will have to research a bit. I do not know how to work You tube for instance.
     
  9. Zemanel_

    Zemanel_ Regular Member

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    As you are the owner they will trust you and eat anything you tell them, just send them a link to an ebook of yours about pollitics or something like that...