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    Hi. Forgive my ignorance and bluntness at the same time. I'm starting a forum to make and generate income. The idea I have will bring a lot of vistors. But I'm unsure what to do with all the traffic. Is it worth starting a forum to make a profit or do most people do it for the love of connecting with different people?

    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    Through the love of connecting people you'll get money.
    Ie.You start a fan forum and the it gets popular because of fans and then you add pop-up and instant revenue.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by baki
      Through the love of connecting people you'll get money.
      Ie.You start a fan forum and the it gets popular because of fans and then you add pop-up and instant revenue.
      Thank you. I don't mean to sound like a capitalist pig, but I've spent so much money on business ventures it's actually affecting my marriage. Thing is, I believe in the forum I'm going to start and I know it will help people, I just need to turn some sort of a profit eventually. Let alone the cost of maintaining the site.

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      • #4
        You might be interested in asking over at The Admin Zone, it's a great forum for webmasters.

        http://www.theadminzone.com/
        Tormod Guldvog
        Hypography - Science for everyone // Science Forums

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        • #5
          Yes. TAZ is a great resource for that. However, this is hardly a pre-sales question, so basically, it shouldn't be posted here.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by James Kojiro
            However, this is hardly a pre-sales question, so basically, it shouldn't be posted here.
            Yes it should because he wnats to know if he can make money before he purchases a forum.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by golfer adam
              Yes it should because he wnats to know if he can make money before he purchases a forum.
              Thank you and I approve this message

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              • #8
                https://www.Google.com/adsense/

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                • #9
                  People donate to my via vB. With this they get extra features regular users dont get. Required absolutly 0 PHP coding skills. vB does everything for me combined with paypal.

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                  • #10
                    I make money with paid subscriptions http://www.vbulletin.com/docs/html/m..._subscriptions

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                    • #11
                      what benefits do you offer for paid subs?

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                      • #12
                        I've used Adsense on my site and that worked. I have sold ad-space and that worked.

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                        • #13
                          adsense
                          Last edited by muks; Tue 30 Dec '08, 6:17am.

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                          • #14
                            Adsense does not seem to pay much, but it is better than nothing

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jeanne
                              what benefits do you offer for paid subs?
                              no banners, Extra PMs, more room for uploads and a premium member badge

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