Andrew Walsh

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  1. Elvis Michael
    January 14, 2016 @ 12:08 pm

    Ah, forums….. such a tricky subject.

    We all see big forums populated with great topics and loyal followers. As you said, though, many people don’t realize that launching it is one of the toughest things when it comes to making money online.

    Sadly, many webmasters opt to questionable (but perhaps necessary) tactics such as posting themselves with several usernames or using paid services to compensate users a few pennies per post.

    Do you consider the above a necessary evil?

    That’s why it’s so important to have some kind of following to begin with, so maybe he or she can avoid all of the above. Thankfully most people have more connections than they realize, with their Facebook friends being just one of several sources.

    Thanks for this interesting topic!

    Elvis

  2. Joyce Anderson
    March 22, 2016 @ 3:49 pm

    Appreciate your perspective. Was unclear about the value of forums, other than for those participating and sharing expertise. Enjoyed the article 🙂

  3. Obodo Charles
    March 28, 2016 @ 11:51 am

    Hi Andrew,
    Just like you pointed out, forums could be quite difficult to start up, getting people to visit the forum at the initial stage is always a herculean task, this is why most webmasters at this stage result in paying people to post on their forum just to keep discussion going, but like you pointed out in the article, things would be much easier if you have a large following or belong to a strong community where you can easily promote your forum.

    One good thing about forums is that once the traffic start coming, you don’t have to worry about content because content will be generated by users. I believe with hard work, one can earn consistently from a forum. The most important thing in starting a forum is having a very good strategy to promote the forum, that’s the most difficult hurdle to cross, if you can overcome it then you are good to go.

    Thanks for sharing this info.

    • Elvis Michael
      March 29, 2016 @ 8:50 pm

      A few years ago, Amazon launched a fan-fiction program called Kindle Worlds. I registered a domain name and started a forum based on that. A few people had signed up, but I just didn’t have the time for it (as I quickly realized).

      For anyone that does have the time, starting a blog is something that I highly recommend as long as you can remain consistent, especially at the beginning.

  4. ebycloud
    April 29, 2016 @ 11:08 pm

    I have been thinking of starting a forum before I saw this article online, If you don’t have a good marketing strategy you better don’t start until you have a good one

  5. Kimsea Sok
    July 14, 2016 @ 9:09 pm

    Hey, Andrew Walsh!
    How are you doing today…! I knew you’re doing great..! 😛

    It was a nice tips to discuss making money with forums discussion. Well, I agree with you. Forum is a great idea to make money unless you have a great networking or big brand community. Sure, you have a big plan before running your forum community. I love what you said, to find some group of users who can provide pre-discussion.