Best ways to raise money?

Discussion in 'Growing and Managing a Business' started by Preemo, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. Preemo

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    This may not be the correct forum, as it's not for a business, but I'll give it a shot.

    How would you reccomend I go about raising funds to buy a forum software? I want to start a football forum, however I want to start it on XenForo, however there's obviously a cost to this. The reason I don't want to start with a free software is because there aren't many converters where you can convert posts, threads and members from a forum software to XenForo.

    How would you advise I raise funds for this software? I honestly feel the ideas I have for this forum would make it a success.

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    Ryan
     
  2. GekiDan

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    You can do some online jobs like forum posting and save your earnings from there.
    If you are knowledgeable in graphics, you can offer your services in creating logos and ad banners. The pay here is much larger than forum posting.
     
  3. Preemo

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    I suppose I can make an okay graphic - it's nothing special though. How would I go about forum posting? :)
     
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    You might want to try the DigitalPoint partnership forum http://forums.digitalpoint.com/forumdisplay.php?f=119
    You might find some investors here.

    Another idea is to freelance and then use the money from freelancing to buy the forum software. Or just use some free software like phpBb or MyBB
     
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    Thank you all, all the comments are much appreciated. :)
     
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    Preemo you could also offer your forum post services at the Forum Promotion site in my sig. There are a huge number of forum Admins there and many of them are looking for posts for their sites.
     
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    So what have you decided to go for?
     
  10. Preemo

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    Well I'm doing a few little jobs for my Dad, what involve clearing up here and there. I'll only get about £10-£15, but it's something hey? I want to try and raise a good £140. For the XenForo license, and maybe to get it converted over from MyBB to XenForo. I'm going to start the forum up with MyBB, then if members wish to donate towards the license, they can. If not, then I'll be trying to raise funds in the meanwhile anyway.

    I'm also job hunting too (and that is hard at my age) to get a little bit of cash.

    Thanks. :)
     
  11. youngkia1

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    You can offer yourself and do some forum posting works then try to save your earnings:)
     
  12. James Greg

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    You should really start working online or find yourself an investor, that would be a shortcut :)
     
  13. mmack1993

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    You can consider to find an investor, or you can actually sell some service such as helping people to set up forum or manage forum since you have this kind of knowledge.
     

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