WEB Anyone make money off a forum?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Robb, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Robb

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    Ive made enough to come out a little ahead, but was wondering if anyone made actual money off of adsense w/ a forum.
     
  2. drpepper

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    i really dont run ANY advertising right now except a banner with cpxinteractive.com

    it gets mea bout .$10 a day :(
     
  3. Robb

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    i sell banner space to local businesses, but w/ adsense i make .05 a day :hsd: somedays a few ppl will click and ill get $2-3 though
     
  4. crazybenf

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    The only way to make money via adsense from a forum is by having DIESEL traffic.

    <500 uniques a day and your revenue is worthless.
     
  5. Robb

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    ya, i have a couple hundred unique and its not making anything
     
  6. maxxpower

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    fazle does im sure :)
     
  7. Tony Stark

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    an OTer here runs a car forum with 30,000 people, and he said he makes $1,900 a month, but thats not just adsense, on top of it he does affiliate stuff, and has a store for the forum where he sells merchandise and some popular parts.
     
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    it depends on the niche. Real money is made on forums with subscriptions. You just need a niche that people are willing to pay to be a member of.
     
  9. Robb

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    I dont think that is feasible w/ my forum :hsd:
     
  10. Robb

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    funny thing, made this thread today and i had my record day for adsense so far, made $6 so far today, had 11 clicks
     
  11. MaK10

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    I use auctionads on my forum, it seems to convert a little better than adsense... but still don't make much on the forum. Made $22 yesterday on adsense on my blog though, biggest single day so far :)
     
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    of course, it's www.cloverfieldnews.com got in on the hype around that JJ Abrams movie right when the first trailer was in front of transformers, i got quite a few hits then and made some money, but shit has taken off since the new trailer was released friday... already over 100,000 unique hits for november :wiggle:
     
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    i was surprised how fast this site took off. I have a few other blogs for movies (SAW) and it usually gets like 300 hits a day around the time the SAW movies come out, and a good amount of ad clicks, but nothing like this. Averaging at least 5,000 hits a day from when the first trailer was released up until friday, now I'm getting between 15k and 20k a day....
     
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    I've made a little bit off of my new forum. If you include donations, I've made enough to upgrade the site to its own server.
     
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    I make a little bit of money with Adsense, just enough to cover hosting. I'll probably make more once I open the site up for more advertisers.
     
  16. MaK10

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    my site (mentioned in posts above) was posted again on the usa today pop candy blog :) this is the 3rd time, they always send me tons of traffic... last time it got picked up by the VH1 best week ever blog too...
     
  17. Robb

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    its nowhere near miami :o
     
  18. Robb

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    and how much do you make off of that, if you dont mind me asking ;)
     
  19. MaK10

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    well when the first trailer came out with transformers I was making about $15 a day just on adsense... then it died down when no info was being released, to about 7-9 a day, now with this new trailer, i made 22 yesterday and already 10.40 today, so it's picking back up and at the beginning I sold a few text links for between 20-30 a month... and then auction ads is hit or miss... i've made about 80 bucks over 2 months... so im happy with how it's going... ill just need to find another niche to get in on when this movie hits theaters
     
  20. pkr

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    If you would like to share your methods maybe we can arrange something. PM me for info.
     
  21. MaK10

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    What were you curious about, i have no problem sharing... but for this one i really didn't do a whole lot, the combination of a great domain name and huge viral marketing campaign by paramount helped the site grow on it's own.
     
  22. pkr

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    Where are you looking to be "in the know" of what is forthcoming in terms of these movies. Did you see a trailer before a movie or do you have any inside contacts who mentioned the movie to you?
     
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    in for this.
     
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    Awesome, congrats! I was pretty hyped for the movie for a couple months there. Kind of forgot about it and didn't know there was a new trailer :noes:

    I did plan to setup an actor fan site related though but have been too lazy to get it done lol. Maybe I will have to come begging for a link exchange lol ;)
     
  25. ablaye

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    I agree. I have about 5 forums and I make less than $1/day in all 5 forums combined.
     

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