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    Well since users create the content for you, it is good if you can get it an active place. About the low earnings.. it variates from niche to niche.. Create a webmaster / proxy forum and the earnings will be low. Create a health forum and the earnings will be high
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    Has Anybody Made a Profit from Forums?

    I have always wanted to start up my own bulletin board. It's a website where once you get enough registered users and build up a community, you can theoretically get some devoted members to moderate and never visit the thing again, earning you a nice passive income. However I know PPC rates are low there, so I'm wondering if anybody has any tips for monetizing a forum and earning some nice dough through one, if at all possible.

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    I have created 2-3 forums in 2008 - 2009 and earned only 50$ from three forums.. and decided to stop them .. you cant get more income without huge amount of active members

    Good luck

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    i created one for my product knowledge base, there not adsense but it does boost my sale ....

    the rest car forum i having doesn't make good money from adsense cause most member immune by ads ....

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    I am a bit on the warez scene which some of you might be against,
    but i own my warez forum - very small
    but i earn around about $4 daily from RapidPoints which make
    RS premium accounts then i sell them because all the uploads on site are mine
    and i receive around 500 - 1000 unique visitors daily.

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    I used to run a forum in 2007. I made like $100 the whole year. I took it down in 2009. I had a good user base though

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    The primary reason for a forum is to promote a product/service or provide support. Thus, the forum is more of a promotional tool than a way to make money.

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    there are too many forums where users are dedicated to each. i guess it hard to get dedicated users and earn by now. but i have a computerforum run by a local computer association. i didn't put asense to it but the president did. he said he earn 100 dollar after 9months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whatthehell View Post
    there are too many forums where users are dedicated to each. i guess it hard to get dedicated users and earn by now. but i have a computerforum run by a local computer association. i didn't put asense to it but the president did. he said he earn 100 dollar after 9months.
    A lot also will depend on the quality of the posts and organic results for the forum. At any time a forum could have thousands of non-members reading posts. Someone searching for information is more likely to click on an ad than a regular user.

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