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    I am assuming that the only way a forum can generate money is through advertising. Is that correct? Thanks

  • #2
    No, it is not

    • You can get money by selling a forum to somebody else
    • You can charge money to use the forum

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    • #3
      I have site supporters who pay a subscription fee.
      A site supporter image is added below their username. Their username is Bold and Red.
      Additional PMs. Some options are unlimited.
      Plus it gives them a warm and fuzzy feeling that they are helping towards paying the bills.

      How much money are you talking about?
      Enough to maintain your forum or quit your job?
      I'm generating enough to cover expenses and a little extra for my hobby.

      I think it would be a mistake to think you will be generating a income immediately.
      ...steven
      www.318ti.org (vB3.8) | www.nccbmwcca.org (vB4.2)
      bmwcca.org/forum | m135i.net
      "I tried to clean this up but this thread is beyond redemption." - Steve Machol

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      • #4
        Are you trying to generate an income or have the site pay for itself?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by steven s View Post
          I have site supporters who pay a subscription fee.
          A site supporter image is added below their username. Their username is Bold and Red.
          Additional PMs. Some options are unlimited.
          Plus it gives them a warm and fuzzy feeling that they are helping towards paying the bills.

          How much money are you talking about?
          Enough to maintain your forum or quit your job?
          I'm generating enough to cover expenses and a little extra for my hobby.

          I think it would be a mistake to think you will be generating a income immediately.
          I am not even thinking about the income yet. That is not the reson I am doding it. I was ust curious as it was a thought that popped into my head and maybe something to consider down the line. What would my expenses/overhead be for a forum? The only thing I can think of is the $$ to pay for the Vbulletin site which is a few hundred dollars and then my time to maintain/modify the site. Thanks

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          • #6
            Expenses are
            • license(s)
            • hosting fees
            • domain registration

            Additional expenses for me are
            • donations or payment for modifications
            • Site decals
            • Additional software

            And with income come income tax, depending where you live.
            ...steven
            www.318ti.org (vB3.8) | www.nccbmwcca.org (vB4.2)
            bmwcca.org/forum | m135i.net
            "I tried to clean this up but this thread is beyond redemption." - Steve Machol

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            • #7
              Originally posted by steven s View Post
              Expenses are
              • license(s)
              • hosting fees
              • domain registration

              Additional expenses for me are
              • donations or payment for modifications
              • Site decals
              • Additional software

              And with income come income tax, depending where you live.

              Yup!! Thanks.

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