How to Make Money by Starting Your Own Forum
So, you have started discovering free forums all over the internet, and are wondering
if the owners of these websites make good money off of them? The answer to that question is
"Yes", especially, if it is a very big and popular one. In fact, they are one of the best
hands-off websites on the World Wide Web today for generating a steady passive income for yourself.
The reason for that is relativity simple to understand and explain. People like forums,
and they come back to their favorites day after day to either discover more useful information,
or to provide some of their own.
This is great for the owner of the forum, because they always have updated unique content
that pertains to the subject matter the site is based on. Most websites have to hire people
to supply this type of content, but forums by definition furnish it on their own.
The next question you might have; is why are there not more forums on the internet? That
is also very easy to explain, because they are extremely difficult and time consuming to start.
Simply put, the more members you have, the more threads they create and respond to, the better
your forum will be.
Just because you start a forum, does not mean you will ever be able to get even one member.
To begin having people wanting to join up and starting to contribute, you will need to have
many threads that are already open, which are supplying very useful information on the topic
the forum, is based on.
Many free forums when they first start actually pay people to come in and create threads,
in addition to responding to other threads that have already been formed. The owners of these
websites do this in an attempt to get new people to join, come back daily, and with any luck
begin commenting and creating their own threads.
Does this strategy always work, no, sometimes it is a success, and sometimes it is a
failure? Your best chance for starting and establishing a forum that is a good money maker
will have certain characteristics. First, there will not be a great deal of competition in
the area you are contemplating beginning a forum.
Second, there will be a need for it, and a great deal of interest in the subject matter.
Third, you will need to devote a great deal of time, effort, and money into getting it off
of the ground.
If you are able to accomplish all of the above, then you might have a chance at succeeding
financially with your new business venture. The way the owners of forums make money is also
very straightforward. They sell advertising space in the form of Google AdSense, banner ads,
or media placements.
If you happen to be passionate about a certain subject matter, there is no better way
to spread that zeal than by creating a forum for others to enjoy, and use to learn something
about the topic you love so much. The world is much bigger than ever before, thanks to the
internet. Because of this, it is now possible for people that are spread out everywhere on the
planet, to come together on a single website and discuss a topic that they are all interested in.
What this means to somebody that wants to start a free forum, is that there really is
not a theme that is so obscure, that there will not be a ton of people who have internet access
that will interested in it. In fact, the more bizarre and crazy the idea might be, the more
likely that it could go viral, and you end up making more money off of it than you know what
to do with.
Wait a second, first you said I should start a "Free Forum", and then you said I could
make a great deal of money doing it, did I read that correctly? You did, and this is how it
works. If your forum takes off, and you have a great deal of people visiting it every day,
you can sell advertising space on it, and put those funds in your pocket.
Yep, you got that right. Not only can you write about something you really love, meet
and become friends with people that share your obsession, but also make good money doing it.
What could possibly be better, not too much is the answer to that question.