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Old 05-29-2005, 06:46 PM
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i dident spend much my total cost was only $203
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Old 06-06-2005, 03:40 PM
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$10 for the domain
$?/mo for the hosting
$2,000 in time away from my family to develop the whole thing
$2,000 in advertising (radio, adwords, flyers, booth space, handouts, etc...)

I went the traditional model & designed my own everything nd will be doing the advertising via your typical methods you use for other businesses. It's a niche site but has huge potential. Not up yet so I can't reeval much

For version 1 of the site I will be using mambo as a CMS integrated with PHPbb. both phpbb and mambo have the same look & feel. Very excited to get 'er done soon!
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Old 06-29-2005, 07:07 AM
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Does anyone spend any $$ at regular basis for advertising purposes? And if so, where to you advise us to spend it (ads, link exchange, keywords etc...)?
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Old 06-29-2005, 07:27 AM
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Old 06-29-2005, 09:13 AM
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Not too much..

£34 / $65 hosting, per year
£5 / $9 domain
£56 / $100 Advertising on DeviantART
£26 / $50 Advertising on TalkFreelance

And I already have my owned vB license from a few years back.
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Old 06-29-2005, 02:43 PM
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My Real Estate Forum was really cheap. I bought a license, got a logo design contest going on sitepoint and that was it.

My forum is lacking a skin and many other things but I have the right ingredients otherwise. It is good to have something extra going but then again the best forums don't all have unique layouts.
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Old 06-29-2005, 04:23 PM
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I wrote an article for the Article Submission Contest that tells you how you can launch a successful forum for close to nothing, or in some cases, completely free. I assume it will be released at the end of the month when the submissions end. Be sure and check it out.
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Old 06-29-2005, 09:59 PM
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i spent $0 on my forum got a .tk domain and invision free
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Old 06-30-2005, 07:00 AM
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$3000+
$3000+ on ads only?? Or does it cover all costs?
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Old 06-30-2005, 07:16 AM
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$3000+ on ads only?? Or does it cover all costs?
All costs, mainly servers.
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Old 06-30-2005, 07:20 AM
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vBulletin Leased License:
$85 | £47.0237

A Small Orange 'Small' Plan:
$60 | £33.1873

GoDaddy Domain:
$5.19 | £2.87073

Total Expenditure:
$150.19 | £83.1278
*Prices in both £'s and $'s because i'm english and yet you people all seem to use US Dollars, lol, so i am now having to become multicultural even in my currency *
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Old 06-30-2005, 08:07 AM
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Not too much, probably somewhere between $100-$150. Boards aren't usually that much to set up, it's the maintenance and advertising that costs the money.
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Old 06-30-2005, 08:50 AM
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An update for my Webmaster Forums ...
Have a domain now and hosting ... I pay 3 USD a month for it now, so it's not entirelly FREE anymore
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:37 PM
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An update for my Webmaster Forums ...
Have a domain now and hosting ... I pay 3 USD a month for it now, so it's not entirelly FREE anymore

ONLY $3 a month???
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Old 07-01-2005, 01:45 PM
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It's $36 a year. I've seen some places that charge that.
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Old 07-01-2005, 10:37 PM
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Actually my domain name http://www.realestateforum.com cost me 2.6k, but it's only money. Who cares, right ?
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Hey guys, here's the article I wrote on ways you can start a successful forum without spending a dime:

http://www.theadminzone.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=10784

If it helps you out in any way, be sure vote for me
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Old 07-02-2005, 11:51 AM
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Actually my domain name http://www.realestateforum.com cost me 2.6k, but it's only money. Who cares, right ?
I know moneys meant for spending but I could have done better with that money now than then.
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Old 07-05-2005, 09:51 AM
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I paid about $500 for license, dedicated server, setup fees and a lot of other stuff. This is an entire website though with forum included
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Old 07-05-2005, 03:57 PM
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For www.Stangette.com I paid

$99.00 for Hosting, Server, 4GB Space, 100GB Transfer and more for 1yr
$40.00 Stangette Font (yes I paid for a font)
$20.00 Domain Name
$85.00 Vbulletin
$45.00 WSN Gallery (I don't use it because it really doesn't integrate like it was suppose to)

Total $289.00

Oh and about 30 total hours of hard work to start. and since about 2 hours a night.

all in USD excluding taxes. I say around 500 total Canadian
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