How to earn money with forums.

Discussion in 'Business Ideas' started by Jerlene, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Jerlene

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    This is for tips and discussion. Earning money from forums is a little more difficult than earning money with blogs and the like, so how do you earn money from your forum?

    I will start off by letting you guys know how I earn from my forums.

    The first thing I do is add a V.I.P. group, or different upgraded memberships, that people pay for to unlock certain features.
    Next I'll make all links on my site adf.ly links(this can be taken away by purchasing an upgraded membership).
    Then I'll implement AdSense ads within posts and or in the header.
     
  2. tili

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    Put up Adsense Ads at first to begin and then test out different affiliate products. When you start getting decent monthly traffic you can put banner ads up and charge monthly to advertisers.
     
  3. Shahrier

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    I've seen one site like this and I closed the tab instantly. By doing this, it just shows how greedy the owner is.
     
  4. GekiDan

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    Before one can implent this, the forum needs to offer some kind of feature not present on other forums that are free to join.
     
  5. Shahrier

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    Yes. When people say "A section just for them" who would even want that? A dead zone with 1 or 2 members posting in it.
     
  6. JPM

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    Do you really believe that? Are you effectively saying Fergal is greedy for selling ads on BAF?

    Honestly, there are plenty of forum owners who operate a loss if they don't get some sort of income. Why shouldn't they try and get a little back for all the time and effort they put in?
     
  7. Jerlene

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    When all expenses come out of one person's pocket, things like this are done because it's necessary to keep the project running, not because the owner is "greedy".

    Of course. Or the same thing just on a better forum with better content, better graphics, better features, better members, a better design, etc.
     
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    thanks for sharing good tips for earning money from forum.
     
  9. khaleel

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    Well I agree with shahrier its really annoying to have to wait for 5 seconds to go to another page instead just use it on out going links only or even better use a different method of making money
     
  10. Addaneye123

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    Do you really think so? You're actually saying is an avid Fergal BAF sale ads?

    Honestly, many owners of forums that make a loss if they do not get some kind of income. Why not try to get a little 'back all the time and effort to use them?
     
  11. daytrader

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    What are the things that you offer to those VIP members?
     
  12. Ayen Mahinay

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    extra earning with forums very difficult but it is very helpful to earning projects
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    #12 Ayen Mahinay, Nov 24, 2011
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    i do agree with you , such specilal feature must be very useful n unique ,this is a hard part
     
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    i do agree with you , such specilal feature must be very useful n unique ,this is a hard part
     
  15. Addaneye123

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    Well I acknowledge with shahrier its really bothersome to have to delay for 5 minutes to go to another website instead just use it on out going links only or even better use a different technique of generating money
     
  16. Shahrier

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    Wait..What? I said putting adf.ly for all links as greedy. I said no such thing as an ad being greedy,
     
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    Wikipedia have funding issue, the owner is hoping users to donate money. Some time we are caught into a situation whether to sell ads to survive a site.
     
  18. daytrader

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    nothing is wrong with adfly.. but i rather use viglink than it.
     
  19. Jerlene

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    I don't make anything from viglink. Weird.
     
  20. Fergal

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    Ditto from me, they are not as profitable as I'd hoped they would be.
     

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