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  • TundraSoul
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    I added a subscription based forum to our free forums about two years ago, and have done pretty well. Right now the site is divided into free and "club" access with some 17k members. We're quite popular averaging 120k page views per day.

    Originally posted by tucklis
    Does anyone think a subscription based forum is a viable option for making money. Assuming your forum is mightly popular?

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by tucklis
    That's what I meant, extras. Know of any examples where this has been a success?
    I believe hole.com has successfully integrated subscriptions into their community.

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  • tucklis
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    That's what I meant, extras. Know of any examples where this has been a success?

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  • Raz Meister
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    I think the most popular option has been to provide your members with "extras" for subscriptions.

    Closing your forum off completly to non-subscribers is virtually suicide.

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  • tucklis
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    Does anyone think a subscription based forum is a viable option for making money. Assuming your forum is mightly popular?

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  • drumsy
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    Last month a little over 1k, so far this month, a little over 300. All mods who bring on advertisors get half of what we make off the contract.

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  • MarkB
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    Ya shoulda just said you let users download ATVs

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  • maoz440
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    Originally posted by Wayne Luke
    It is surprising that since you are using 120,000 terabytes of bandwidth every month that you aren't listed as the number on desitination on the Internet. Even Yahoo and Microsoft don't use that much bandwidth every month and Microsoft has 6 million subscribers to MSN.

    What host are you using and what does that amount of bandwidth cost you per month? At even a dollar a gigabyte, your spend over $100,000 a month for hosting so I am not sure how $1200 in ad revenue means you are making money.

    Even if you meant megabytes in your post, that is 120 terrabytes of bandwidth. Unusually high for a site that only gets 28 million hits in a month (how many page views is that anyway?)

    SitePoint forums gets about 50-60 million hits per month and that translates into a little less than 5 million page views. They use about 100 gigabytes of bandwidth a month also.
    I mistyped - I meant 120,000,000 kb a month - whatever that translates to. My server guys give me the stats - I am not a techie We are recieving 3.8 million page views a month.

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  • Wayne Luke
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    Originally posted by maoz440
    EXriders.com - an ATV site. Averaging 28,000,000 hits a month and using 120,000,000 gigs of bandwidth a month. 11,000 registered users.
    It is surprising that since you are using 120,000 terabytes of bandwidth every month that you aren't listed as the number on desitination on the Internet. Even Yahoo and Microsoft don't use that much bandwidth every month and Microsoft has 6 million subscribers to MSN.

    What host are you using and what does that amount of bandwidth cost you per month? At even a dollar a gigabyte, your spend over $100,000 a month for hosting so I am not sure how $1200 in ad revenue means you are making money.

    Even if you meant megabytes in your post, that is 120 terrabytes of bandwidth. Unusually high for a site that only gets 28 million hits in a month (how many page views is that anyway?)

    SitePoint forums gets about 50-60 million hits per month and that translates into a little less than 5 million page views. They use about 100 gigabytes of bandwidth a month also.

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  • maoz440
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    EXriders.com - an ATV site. Averaging 28,000,000 hits a month and using 120,000,000 gigs of bandwidth a month. 11,000 registered users.

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  • MarkB
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    I'm also curious

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  • tucklis
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    what site is it? (if you don't mind me being curious)

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  • maoz440
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    Bringing in $1,200+/month here from advertising. There is potential to double that, I just haven't cultivated much yet

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  • tucklis
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    Originally posted by Big J
    I make roughly $390 per month in advertising fees( has been increasing about $50 per month for the past 3 months) and I receive over $200 worth of bodybuilding and health supplements per month for free.


    http://www.extreme-athlete.com
    Is that just from your forum or the the site as a whole?

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  • Big J
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    I make roughly $390 per month in advertising fees( has been increasing about $50 per month for the past 3 months) and I receive over $200 worth of bodybuilding and health supplements per month for free.


    http://www.extreme-athlete.com

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