Ways to monetize my community? Which business model? Marketplace or eShop?

Impaler

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Hello,

I'm at a crossroads and I need to think of a way to monetize my community. My community is about consoles and video games. Its been around for many years and is known in its niche.

There are a few eshops in my country that are selling video game consoles, games and accessories and I have these ideas:

- Partner up with one eshop and sell their goods and take a cut while administering sales myself
- Partner up with one eshop and sell their goods and take a cut while leaving everything to them (but then how do I get the real sales numbers, etc.?)
- Make a marketplace-like environment and allow in as many sellers as possible and take a cut of their sales
- Make a price-comparison solution in my community and direct traffic to their websites and take a cut of successful sales.

Aaand I'm out of ideas.. What would you think would be the best course of action here for me?
 

CPANathan

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I'd love to help out with this, have a few ideas in mind just trying to find a script I used to use. Saves me starting up a new community from scratch lol
 

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what kind of community we are talking about? forum? fb group?
you can sell endorsing service to new emerging twitch channel, or yt
 

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I think best approach would be to create your own marketplace and allow all the sellers so that you have full control. Also you can be one of the sellers to get started with while you onboard all the sellers.
 

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what kind of community we are talking about? forum? fb group?
you can sell endorsing service to new emerging twitch channel, or yt
Its a gaming forum + using IPS community suite. It has all of its main plugins like news articles, gallery, forums, etc.
 

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Its a gaming forum + using IPS community suite. It has all of its main plugins like news articles, gallery, forums, etc.
Hmm than you can try sell ads spot, if your forum have market thread you can also make middleman service
 
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