How to make money from forums??

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I have a forum on domain names with more than 80 people online all the time.

How do I make money from my forum??

How to get advertisers??
#forums #make #money
  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    The obvious advice is to sell advertising in related but non-competing niches like domain name hosting, web site building software, online business business creation, etc, etc. You will need to get a lot more traffic than you currently have to employ this model profitably.

    The second obvious advise is to place related affiliate offers on your site. Again, this is going to take some more consistent traffic in order to make many sales.

    My preferred way to monetize such a forum would be to sell your own products and services in the niche. Figure out what you can offer to folks who are targeted for your forum. Create info products that would appeal to them.

    In addition, this is an obvious site to promote web site building services, SEO services, graphic design, article writing, and anything else related to online business execution.

    The very best to you,

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  • Profile picture of the author Sgt Kraut
    You have a forum on domain names. This is perfect for using affiliate links of various domain name registrars. Another idea would be to create an ebook on buying/selling domains if you have some expertise in this area.
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    • Profile picture of the author rohitmehra
      Originally Posted by Sgt Kraut View Post

      You have a forum on domain names. This is perfect for using affiliate links of various domain name registrars. Another idea would be to create an ebook on buying/selling domains if you have some expertise in this area.
      tried it with Godaddy and Hostgator.
      0 conversions in the last 15 days for both
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      • Profile picture of the author jenniferrini
        You can have space for trade in your forum.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sgt Kraut
        Originally Posted by rohitmehra View Post

        tried it with Godaddy and Hostgator.
        0 conversions in the last 15 days for both
        Maybe the traffic is not enough or the links are not in the best position. I wouldn't give up on this idea as it is the most obvious monetization method for your website.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tania Edwards
      Originally Posted by Sgt Kraut View Post

      You have a forum on domain names. This is perfect for using affiliate links of various domain name registrars.
      This is exactly what I would if I had a forum on domain names.
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    • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
      Create an account on Commission Junction, Pepperjam Network, Affiliate Window and apply to become an affiliate of companies like GoDaddy, HostGator, Inmotion Hosting, etc. Related ads are key. You can also go the Google Adsense route and just get paid off of clicks.
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  • Profile picture of the author joaquin112
    Here's what I did a while ago: I made two email lists in my auto-responder. In one, I collected the e-mail address of unregistered users via a modal window. Then I simply advertised related products and invited them to see new related threads that they might be interested in (hopefully getting them to sign up). When they signed up I added them to my members list where I sent more offers and other types of news.

    Worked incredibly well, till I sold the site for a great profit.
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  • Profile picture of the author artflair
    Yes, I'd play around with the positioning of the ads because it sounds like domain registrars and hosting ads is the best way to go in your case...
    Art
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  • Profile picture of the author AzieDesigns
    Try incorporating amazon and ebay (affilliate) products or go for CPC networks like adsense. Putting a trade / premium section at your forums would be nicer and also seo your forum properly and provide your users a section where they can market their own business for a lower price. I have done this all with 80% success ratio
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Get sponsors pertaining to your Niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author rxcash
      I can accept traffic from your website, and for every sale which comes from your website traffic, we can pay you some good commission.

      see my signature for my Skype or you can PM me.

      RxC
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  • Profile picture of the author alumpento
    Focus on the core strengths of your forum
    What makes you different from other forums
    What topics does your forum focus on, then these would be the areas to identify and sale to advertisers.
    How much traffic do you get a month? this would be one question everyone will ask you
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