Are you toying around with the idea of launching a forum that you can eventually monetize? Instead of starting a multi-topic forum, you should start a forum that focuses on one topic or niche (more on the benefits of niche forums a bit later). That being said, here are five top money making forum ideas you might be interested in dabbling with.
1. Make Money Online
People are always looking to make money online, and they will always continue to look for ways to make money online. Reddit is one of the most popular forums for people to turn to when they’re looking for ways to make cash online. Lots of people flock to forums because they are able to interact with people who are earning money online and/or interested in making cash online.
What you can do is create a forum that either focuses on a specific way or several ways to make money online. For example, your forum focus on making money writing online or a forum for online surveys. Your forum can contain different sections for different methods of making money on the internet.
Monetizing a “make money online” forum is easy. You have plenty of options: Use an AD serving platform such as Google AdSense, sell your own advertisements or charge people to be members of your forum once your forum becomes popular. These are only a handful of ways to make money with forums.
2. Funding Options
Another top idea for a forum is a “funding options” forum. People need funding for lots of stuff, be it to purchase a new vehicle, a home, to pay rent, to take a vacation or to help cover a bill. . . . The list goes on and on.
There are lots of different types of funding. A few examples include mortgages, car loans and personal loans. These three types of loans are available via many banks and companies.
Having a forum centered around “funding options” will allow people to discuss the type of funding they needed, how they got it, the company they went through and things of that nature. People love using forums to read reviews and to learn more about what others did or doing to get the funding they need.
You can make money a number of ways with a “funding options” forum. There are referral programs out there, but do make sure you only promote loans/loan programs that you actually believe in. When your forum becomes popular, you can try to land sponsors or sell banner advertisements to local, regional and even national banks/lenders.
3. Day Trading
Another top money making forum idea is a day trading forum. Day trading is exactly what it sounds like: you buy and then sell a stock, option, commodity, crypto etc. . .
Those who are just getting started in day trading can be your targeted market or you can focus on seasoned day traders. Alternatively, you can have different sections of your forum that caters to different levels of experience. You get the idea.
MY ADVICE is to only start a “day trading” forum if you actually know a lot about day trading various assets or if you have direct experience with day trading.
You might not like the idea of running a forum centered around day trading, but you may still be fond of cryptocurreny. If that’s the case, then launch a crypto forum. With a cryptocurrency forum, there are lots of different things you can do with it. You can stick to one specific crypto or your forum can cover an array of cryptos and/or topics related to crypto.
Beginners and experts in crypto alike love going to crypto forums to seek advice/give advice, learn more about cryptocurrencies, trading crypto and the list goes on and on. You can create a forum that allows people to gather to discuss anything crypto related or about specific cryptocurrencies.
Politics has and will always be a hot topic. It’s one of those topics that can really bring out emotions in people because lots of people are passionate about politics. By creating a political forum, you can attract people who want to discuss politics or you can start a forum specifically for politicians or up-and-coming politicians.
The ideas for a political forum are really limitless, but do be warned you will need to keep a very close eye on what your users are posting. You’ll want to moderate your forum regularly because you don’t want discussions to get out of hand.
Software & Platforms To Create A Forum
If you want to make money with forums, then you need to know how to create a forum. The good news is there is no shortage of software and platforms to choose from. Different software products and different platforms have different things to offer. It’s a good idea to compare as many as possible before settling on one.
That being said, a few good products and platforms you should consider are:
Those are only a handful of software/platforms you can check out if you want to create a forum. I recommend taking a closer look at each one, and compare their features, prices and so forth.
Those are a handful of top money making forums ideas. Although there are lots of other great ideas out there, I think the above are the top five. If you want to make money with forums, then create a plan/road-map and get to work. Whatever idea you decide to try, make sure you stick with it and treat your forum like a business.