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access, Category_Business, Category_Forum Administration, Category_Webmaster, Content, exclusive, featured, membership, Patreon, premium, render-bb-code, sell, subscription, VIP -

Selling access to hidden content or exclusive sections on your website is a great way to reward members for donations, paid subscriptions, or a one time sale of a VIP membership. However, this exclusive access must be worth it to your users if you expect to earn money long-term, and not leave a foul taste in the mouths of your loyal, paying members. Today we'll look over some common flaws in VIP membership schemes and focus on how to create a positive and worthwhile experience for your users. Types of Exclusive Access There are plenty of different ways to reward...

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I joined the web community back in 2006. This is where the internet was still a fairly new thing. High speed internet had just erupted over the web and people were going wild. Websites started spewing up all over the internet and it was great. I can’t even remember how many successful forums I’ve seen over my years, which will be 10 this coming year, that were run so well. So what’s happened to forums over the years? Personally, I think the appeal for forums has just disappeared. I remember growing up through my teens and I could not wait...

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Blogging, Blogs, Category_Webmaster, Content, Joshua Farrell, Lack of -

There have been many blogs that I read and enjoyed, but sadly a lot of them failed and went offline. I'm sure there was a blog you used to enjoy, but it's now offline. People are starting blogs every day, but most of them don't make it far. What are the reasons for so many blogs failing? It's simple. 1. The Owner Had No Time Many people are trying to start a blog when they already have their hands full. It doesn't help that so many bloggers are claiming it to be so easy! Managing a blog can take a...

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Advertising, Building, Category_Forum Administration, Content, Custom Logos, forum, Joshua Farrell, Staff, Success -

This article was first posted on our blog on 28/02/2011. For this reason, the information may be outdated and no longer reliable/correct. The Beginning When creating a new forum, it’s pivotal that you test to see if every aspect of the forum is working smoothly. I’ve been on many forums where certain features are failing to work; it deters me from joining the forum. If one of your members reports a certain “fault,” you, as the owner of the site, needs to fix the fault as soon as possible and make sure the fault has been fixed; it really shows...

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There comes a point in the life of most forums, where activity begins to die off and become dormant. You’ll notice that no-one visits, no-one wants to contribute by posting around and most of all, your morale dies a little inside. Many may give up should their forum go down this path, but you there reading this, are you not one of those people? I’ve been in this position myself many times, helping revive dead and tired forums to their former selves. It’s a long and hard road, don’t get me wrong, but it sure is worth it. Let’s have...

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