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Discussion in 'General Internet Marketing' started by T J Tutor, Jan 25, 2016.
How are you monetizing your forums?
Are you selling memberships or selling ad space?
Ad space to me seems easier and less work. Have seen decent results thus far. I don't want to build affiliates that may/may not pay off.
i am so happy because i'm doing both
Yeah, looks like most of us are doing both. You know the sites are healthy when you can engage both revenue streams on them.
I am almost ready with my forum. I will be selling adspace as well as charge for premium membership to make money from the forum
I am also using both techniques to monetise my forum. I used to only sell ad space but realised that some members are willing to upgrade their accounts to premium for a better forum experience. So I figured, why not? It can increase revenue as well as satisfy my members.
About premium membership, I have a question:
Do you offer "premium" content or access to certain boards which only "premium" members can access? Or do you allow them special privileges like posting affiliate links or promoting their sites with abandon on the forum?
If you don't have content which people would be willing to pay for, how do you get people to sign up as premium members?
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Hello T J Tutor,
Actually, I'm doing both.
he second is true
That's really correct information.