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Does Big Forum Owners Earn Enough Money From Their Sites?

Post by muonline » Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:39 am

Does Big Forum Owners Earn Enough Money From Their Forum Sites for maintaining server costs?

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Post by KevC » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:27 am

Even a small site can make enough from things like google ads to cover shared hosting costs for a year. If not, you can just ask your users for a nominal donation via paypal.
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Post by garden of green » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:47 am

Very easy to do,we only have a memberbase of 250,but we get around 100 to 140 Euros a month through advertising,which more than pays for hosting

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Post by keithpotz » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:05 pm

I have never asked for donations from my members nor do I use ads. I don't mind having to pay for hosting. However I don't have to because I work for a hosting company so that saves some of the issues that I have to encounter.

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Post by paulvill76 » Wed Feb 10, 2016 10:49 am

Hi all , i' m Pablo from Argentina , living in Brno , i have to say I like what I read and seems amazing toughts , and I Tought I had a Gold mine with 10000 users for the Cirtoen C4 Club !

I'm just earning money from another site for a friends , that allow me to have a Reseller plan with 18 more sites for free or have some earning (300 Usd a year or so) , I'm starting to setting up Google Adsense ("hidden"), a month ago , not set up yet , No selling adspace yet , no adclicks or adviews.

Setting up the Donation Mod after fully installing 3.1.7pl next months .

We dont care about analyzing about adblockers and such yet. The little money we generate is mainly spent for the meeting I work for free , as I started this forum with 3 colleages back in 2008.

I' m doing all the PHP-stuff and using only good phpbb customizations. Maybe some day it will generate more money then we can spend, but for the time being almost everything is invested into the site.

the site is [removed] , we have a FB page related with 11K Likes, Twitter and pinterest for the meeting , updates and so on .

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Post by unisoftdev » Tue May 16, 2017 10:59 pm

The cost of the ads is associated with visitors IP origin (country, even the city) and keywords of your topics. If you write about casinos, lawyers, or anything else where are money, then you'll get more money than if the topics are for example about a charity. As well, if your visitors are coming from richer and bigger countries where ads are more expensive because of the competition, then you will get paid more.

May I ask you? Earns Facebook enough? Because this is the biggest community website, a kinda forum that I know and they've got more problems with amount of data per user, while anybody can be uploading as much wants and even stream videos, or tons of images. Possibly, they don't thrive and didn't get rich on Indians, or Africa, but more probably it's USA, EU and Japan...

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Post by paulvill76 » Fri May 26, 2017 11:02 am

Thanks for the tips . looking forward to create new communities for casinos, lawyers....anyone on board ?

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Post by BFishY » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:13 pm

If you do use ads make sure they are well implemented and not annoying/obnoxious, those will drive traffic away.

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Post by Kuznec » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:29 pm

I personally know several owners of popular forums that earn on services and paid ads more than 10K per month. And this is not Google Adsense.

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Re: Does Big Forum Owners Earn Enough Money From Their Sites?

Post by JEFFJOHNSON » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:27 pm

I was never able to make any profit from any of the forums I owned, but I'm sure a lot of people do if it's in the right niche.

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Re: Does Big Forum Owners Earn Enough Money From Their Sites?

Post by Holger » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:35 am

Yes, if you find the niche you win.

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