How I earn advertising income every week on my message forum!

Shawn G

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How I earn advertising income every week on my message forum!

Last year I launched Vaping Forum, a message forum for discussing the use and lifestyle of the electronic cigarette movement. E-Cigs have become rather popular over the number of years they have been around. I completely quit smoking regular analog cigarettes and started using E-Cigs a few years ago. Since then, I smell better, my lungs have cleared up and I spend maybe $20 every 4 months to vape.


But my use of E-Cigs isn't the reason I am writing this article. I am writing this article to show you how I am steadily earning income from selling advertising on Vaping Forum. I probably sell a new ad or two at least 4 days out of the week almost every week. On average, I can easily make a couple of hundred dollars each week for that specific forum alone.


The Niche is Important
When it comes to profiting from forum advertisement sales, the niche of your forum is going to play a huge factor. Not all niches are that profitable. AAF for example, it isn't a big niche to make a lot of money on because it isn't sticky for selling forum-related products. All of the paid software providers don't need to buy advertising because they are way too popular to have that need. Vaping Forum though supports a product which is electronic cigarettes. E-Cig stores pop up each and every day due to how easy it is to get one started. Most E-Cig sales are done online. Therefore, my Vaping Forum is a sticky community for these E-Cig businesses to gain new customers.


So you have to look at your niche and determine what it can sell to. What do your members do to earn revenue or authority in relation to your niche? How can you sell advertising or other products and services to them that will benefit them in terms of earning revenue or authority from it? A simple '“buy this banner ad" will not do if there is no call to action around why they should be purchasing the banner ad. If you don't give them a good reason to buy the ad, they won't be buying the ad. People don't spend money on your forum to help make you rich - they will always spend it to serve some sort of benefit of their own intentions and you need to accept that and work with what you can work with.


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These times are rough! Fuel is expensive and goes fast - Bread and milk is triple the cost of what it was when I was 10 years old. And all the expenses...

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Shawn G

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They work ! :) I am proud to say the least...
 

ThisOldMan

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Say, Shawn, you don't happen to have any Chinese somewhere up in your family tree, do you?

I am asking because your attitude to making money sounds very like what I see in a lot of Chinese businesses around where I live. While some say the way to make money is to buy low and sell high, it seems that these Chinese businesses I have observed are going for low margin and high volume.

I haven't thought of how this philosophy can be applied to virtual businesses. Thanks for the heads up.
 

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