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Blog or Forum?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by PostPerfection, May 23, 2008.

  1. #1
    Hello, I cannot decide between a Blog or a Forum. My main goal is to make enough money that I don't have to work over the summer. I need about 500$ and I can live for the summer so its not to bad.

    I will deal with marketing, but not sure what would work best for me.
    SEMrush
    http://PostPerfection.com is my website. Not really sure why I chose that name though haha :p

    Anyway if anyone could give me some tips or tell me how I am doing this all wrong :) that would be greatly appreciated.
     
    PostPerfection, May 23, 2008 IP
    SEMrush
  2. techfired

    techfired Member

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    #2
    Blog would be a better option if the idea is to make money. You'd find numerous ways to monetize your blog.
     
    techfired, May 23, 2008 IP
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    BCRed Active Member

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    #3
    $500 will let you live for the whole summer? really?
     
    BCRed, May 23, 2008 IP
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    techfired Member

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    He must be from Antarctica :D
     
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    PostPerfection Guest

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    Im 18 :) and I live on the beach 10 minuet walk from my girlfriends house :p Do the math haha
     
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    webcosmo Notable Member

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    #6
    Blog would be your best bet. If I were you, I would not do any of them. For making that 500$ you can do directory submissions, classified ad postings, forum posts etc etc and on the side you can have a blog. Forum takes lot of time and investment to get it making some money.
     
    webcosmo, May 23, 2008 IP
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    ROOFIS Well-Known Member

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    #7
    Considering your age and possible experience in SEO/website
    development I have to agree with webcosmo on this.
    Although a forum site would hold greater virtual equity in
    the long run a blog site would be a great starter for you.
    You should be able to learn how to monetize it and practice
    necessary skills needed if you want to develop a forum site (like forums.digitalpoint.com) in the future.
     
    ROOFIS, May 23, 2008 IP
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    Thanks :D I will stick with my blog for now then. Thanks for the fast responses as well.
     
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    olddocks Notable Member

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    #9
    the same dilemma i am in. i dont know whether to post my written content in my blog or forum. i have sometimes mixed both :)
     
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    Dave Hybrid Active Member

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    #10
    By the time either make any money the summer will be over.
     
    Dave Hybrid, May 23, 2008 IP
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    Shazz Prominent Member

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    Forum is more fun and more users will stay on longer for that
     
    Shazz, May 23, 2008 IP
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    medicalcompanies Peon

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    #12

    would you please tell us more on how to make money by doing directory submissions, classifing ad postings?
     
    medicalcompanies, May 23, 2008 IP
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    I'd say blog, it's much more difficult to monetize a small forum
     
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    I would say go for both. Make a blog for now, but start building a forum on the side and get it live ASAP along with the blog. If you can run both (would be better if they each had their own domain), you could try to market both and see if that does anything.
     
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    If you have your own articles best is post on your blog first, then wait until it gets picked by search engines. Then you can post on forums.
     
    webcosmo, May 23, 2008 IP
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    Hi,
    Better option is blog but i don't think u can make money by this u r too young & there are so many tips to promote blog.So be prepared first as a SEO then you will earn money. Best of Luck.
     
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    I think blogs earn more. But established forums does make big money.
     
    itgirl, May 23, 2008 IP
  18. locomotion

    locomotion Active Member

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    #18
    Young is not the problem actually :p, it's experience which matters. Some under 18 webmasters looked more professional and excel in SEO and marketing and they seemed better than some old ginger :D

    By the way, Blog is easy-to-manage and is more straightforward. For forum you're targeting for more indexed page and traffic.
     
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    c4cyber Well-Known Member

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    #19
    Seem some one got the calculation skills.
    Listen to this guy, and instead of expecting anything from a new blog or forum try freelancing any service, you can provide.
    DP can be great place to start with.
     
    c4cyber, May 23, 2008 IP
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    guniwan Well-Known Member

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    My suggestion is focus to Blog, and try to drive many people to come to your blog and try to make them like to your blog, then you could start to make a forum if needed.
     
    guniwan, May 24, 2008 IP