wikiHow to Start an Online Forum and Earn Money from Home

Step by step instructions on how to start a forum and live on residual income that grows in time!

Steps

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    Think of an area of interest that you have extensive knowledge about, and you're willing to spend time occupied with.
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    Learn web design. It is not as hard as you think. Your initial web pages will not have to be perfect.
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    Buy a .com domain that will perfectly describe your future area of interest. It will cost you about $50/year.
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    Design several linked web pages that will bring your visitors fresh information or new insight in the theme you're writing about.
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    Install free type forum like SMF to your directory and place links from your web pages to it.
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    Welcome visitors to your forum by answering their questions about the theme you're writing about.
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    Generate traffic flow to your forum by posting messages at other forums with similar theme. A link in your signature will do.
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    Be patient, traffic will increase slowly, new registered forum members will start to build a content that will attract more registrations, and the circle will grow.
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    Install an AdSense plug-in in to your forum, and visitors will start to click on ads. That will generate an income. Although it took me a year to start making a great residual money, it is getting easier in time.

Tips

  • do not give up your day job until you see that you can afford it.

Things You'll Need

  • books to learn web design
  • $50 for year long domain ownership
  • internet connection
  • office space

Article Info

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