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Offline TheBrothersArm

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« on: February 17, 2018, 12:48:42 PM »
Is there possible way that i can get money from my own forum ?

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Re: Money
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2018, 01:29:56 PM »
I'd say not really from a forum alone. You can make some money from ads and so on, but don't expect to get rich.
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Re: Money
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2018, 10:27:04 PM »
I've worked on a number of forums that are making money with the Paid Subscriptions feature, typically several thousand dollars per year.  You need to develop some content that members would be willing to pay to access.

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Re: Money
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2018, 07:25:06 AM »
I've worked on a number of forums that are making money with the Paid Subscriptions feature, typically several thousand dollars per year.  You need to develop some content that members would be willing to pay to access.
for example ?

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Re: Money
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2018, 04:20:28 PM »
A bunch of places.
Ad's are one way
Sponsored content/placements
Paid memberships.
If you sell products you make money that way.
Ask for donations.

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Re: Money
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2018, 11:40:33 PM »
Is there possible way that i can get money from my own forum ?

Based on your forum which is less than 2 months old, has a total of 50 members and 149 topics - I would bevery confident in saying that the answer is "No".
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Re: Money
« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2018, 09:07:34 PM »
Anyone remember this one?  A classic.


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Re: Money
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2018, 10:36:15 PM »
Can be done?  Yes.  Likely to happen with a new forum, beyond breaking even, circa Q1 2018?  Unlikely.  There are ways to generate income (e.g., paid accounts, ad revenue, affiliation programs, et al.).  But the reality is it isn't likely to be much.

My favorite forum (that I also moderate on) has over 40,000 members, has been around for almost a decade (started on vBulletin in 2009 and later went Xenforo), is run efficiently, has supporting members, paid sponsors, and ads and they are still barely able to break even on a good month.  Granted they are in a niche that isn't really helpful for ad delivery, but still.