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Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by neo2525, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. czar

    czar Guest

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    #21
    Don't listen to them, just do what you gotta do and if you fail, learn from it.
    SEMrush
    I started my forum 5 months ago without listening to this negativity, there's always going to be negativity, just be real with it son. I'm now at 3k/month from my forum, no subscriptions.
     
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    neo2525 Peon

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    #22
    are you using just adsense, or are you selling links?
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #23
    Sorry to tell you man, but there's no easy money for anything in life (online or not).
     
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    parad0x Active Member

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    #24
    Very correct. You have to learn this to achieve something.
     
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    Blogmaster Blood Type Dating Affiliate Manager

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    #25
    ... and if you find an easy way, make sure you share it with the rest of us ;)
     
    Blogmaster, Jul 27, 2006 IP
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    EdServInd Peon

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    #26
    I second that...
     
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    chachacallis Well-Known Member

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    #27
    forums are hard to run, difficult to get new members and you dont earn much from them
     
    chachacallis, Jul 27, 2006 IP
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    idzone Active Member

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    #28
    Making money anywhere is not easy, i agree too. Unless you have a killer idea with great luck.
     
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    010081 Banned

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    #29
    forums are tough to earn as it takes ling time to grow yea as it grows higher you may earn more money but on the same side you'll have really many tensions like people spamming and short posts yea i had it too but it really made me mad and closed my forum you'll have tension everyday
     
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    #30
    It won't be easy but some guys like Lee Dodd from http://www.forumtrends.com make a killing with forums. He has a bunch of forums and a few weeks ago he said he earns about $5k a day.
     
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    chachacallis Well-Known Member

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    #31
    lee has a few well know forum he recently merge bestboard with adminfusion. but then again bestboard wasnt doing that well.
     
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    #32
    This is officially my first post on this great forum, and just to answer an age old question that most people have a misconsception about and that is "What is the easiest way to make money on the internet?" LOL, I have yet to find a way for people to just come up to me and hand me money with nothing in return.

    Making money comes after long hours and hard work! Simple as that. Luck has a little to do with it, and if you are going to make any money on the internet, I am sure picking some brains on this forum is another good way to make it happen. Here's to many more posts and also go a great job well done on making this Forum a place for all of hard working people to come and make this adventure of trying to make money on the internet a little bit easier.

    LJ
     
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    increseo Peon

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    #33
    WickedFire hit 1000 members (completedly by WOM) in just 3 weeks of launching.
     
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    shahab6 Well-Known Member

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    #34
    Just work on your forum because you like it, not because of the money. The way I make money from my forum is I put ads of my own product on the forum, and when visitors come to my website and if they like the product they will buy it. My forum gets 30 visits perday, at least some of thoses click my other website. So basically my forum makes me $45 a month.
     
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    #35
    How much does DP make daily?
     
    czar, Aug 1, 2006 IP
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    #36
    a forum isn't going to make you rich. I've run dozens of forums over the past 6 years. SOme are quite large, but i'm happy to cover server costs. There are other ways to make money online that are far easier.
     
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    I think Scott posted that he made almost $1 so far!
     
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    #38
    There are tons of way to generate profit from a forum or site.

    CPC:
    Cost per click - the cost or cost-equivalent paid per click-through.
    Google Adsense - https://www.google.com/adsense/default
    Yahoo Publisher Network (Beta) - http://publisher.yahoo.com
    Chitika - http://www.chitika.com
    BidClix - http://www.bidclix.com
    BannerBoxes - http://www.bannerboxes.com
    Adbrite - http://www.adbrite.com
    AdSonar - http://www.quigo.com/adsonarpublishers.htm
    Clicksor - http://www.clicksor.com
    Searchfeed - http://www.searchfeed.com
    Revenue Pilot - http://www.revenuepilot.com
    Kontera - http://www.kontera.com

    CPM:
    Cost per thousand impressions
    Tribal Fusion - http://www.tribalfusion.com/SmartPublishers/
    Casale Media - http://casalemedia.com
    BurstMedia - http://www.burstmedia.com
    RealTechNetwork - http://www.realtechnetwork.com/network/index.php
    ValueClick Media/FastClick - http://www.fastclick.com/publishers/join.html
    Buds Ad Network - http://www.budsinc.com/publishers.htm
    MaxOnline - http://www.maxonline.com
    24/7 Real Media - http://www.247realmedia.com/products/site_rep.html
    Bannerconnect - http://www.bannerconnect.net
    Mamma Media Solutions - http://www.mammamediasolutions.com/publishers/
    Adtegrity - http://www.adtegrity.com/default.asp
    Ad pepper Media - http://www.adpepper.com/en/
    Rightmedia.com - http://www.rightmedia.com/categories...RM-Ad-Network/
    Accelerator Media - http://www.accelerator-media.com
    AdSmart - http://www.adsmart.net
    AdAgency1 - http://www.adagency1.com
    Interclick - http://www.interclick.com/publishers.aspx

    CPA - model in which payment is based solely on qualifying actions such as sales or registrations.
    Linkshare - http://www.linkshare.com
    Commission Junction - http://www.cj.com
    ShareASale - http://www.shareasale.com
    WebSponsors - http://www.websponsors.com
    Azoogle Ads - http://www.azoogleads.com/az/new/login.php
    Maxbounty - http://www.maxbounty.com
     
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    #39
    Forums may not make any money, but forums can "help" you make money IMO.

    If you can get a forum going, it becomes the place to "gather" people and it brings constant traffic.

    I personally think for a site to get big and make$$, forum is very helpful. It makes people want to stay/come back
     
    walaboom, Aug 2, 2006 IP
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    Obelia Notable Member

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    #40
    True, but there are different degrees of hard. Forums can be like granite, whereas ecommerce could be more of a walnut, and a content website could be more like firm cheese. It depends on your own aptitudes.
     
    Obelia, Aug 2, 2006 IP