Ad Networks, Ads, Advertising, Category_Advertising, Joshua Farrell, Overlay, Popup, Sam -

This article was first posted on our blog on 30/04/2011. For this reason, the information may be outdated and no longer reliable/correct. For the majority of people, money is a ruling aspect of life. Forums and blogs are set up commonly nowadays, mainly for the founder to earn from in the long run. I'm a long time user of AdSense, earning a monthly amount to pay for apartment rent, bills and food, so I'm going to give you some pointers on how to increase your earnings. 1. Intruder alert! Nothing is more annoying than popups, am I right? You click...

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Category_Forum Administration, Category_Other, Joshua Farrell, Premium Membership, Premium Upgrades, Sam, Sponsorship -

Premium Membership can be a successful earning for your forum, paying the bills and keeping the lights on. WebHostingTalk premium membership runs at $49.95 annually, VIP membership is just $15/ 6 months and some forums offer lifetime membership (two large Mybb forums offer Premium for $18/ life). The difficulty is finding the compromise between respecting the average user and making premium a compelling upgrade. Members purchase premium membership for a few reasons: To give back to the community. To command some respect on the forum. For financial gain or value. What is the right time to start offering Premium...

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Category_Member Spotlight, Forums, Interview, Jordan Howard, Joshua Farrell, Member, Networks, Ownership, Sam, Websites -

Could you tell us a little about who Jordan Howard is? Well, obviously my name is Jordan Howard . I live in northern Ontario, Canada. I love being Canadian and sometimes like to think it is one of my best attributes (I like to make sure everyone knows I'm Canadian) I currently own a network of websites, and have also been known to invest in other start ups to help others get off the ground. Developing websites has been a passion of mine since my early childhood. I started early when I was 7 or 8 just making some of...

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Adsense, Category_SEO & Marketing, Leon, Marketing, Money, Sam -

In the first article, I looked at the issues associated with earning money from your forum and Adsense as a solution to this. In this article, I will explore Private Advertising. Private advertising is where buyers purchase ad spaces "directly" from the buyer (but often using a marketplace middleman). They may purchase a set amount of impressions/clicks or they may choose to pay a flat monthly fee to buy an ad slot on your forum. Private advertising gives you control over who can advertise on your site. You have the ability to restrict your site to reputable advertisers only. Selling...

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Category_SEO & Marketing, Leon, Sam -

Forum owners often struggle to find ways to earn a decent and fair amount off of their forums. Every so often, I see naïve posts by young webmasters believing that they can easily start banking money from their planned board. This is not the case at all. As the majority of ForumPromotion members understand, foruming is one of the toughest internet niches to be involved in, both from a marketing and a revenue perspective. From the advertisers point of view, forum ads often represent a poor return on investment. Forums tend to achieve a high number of impressions and page...

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