Forums are a place for people who share the same interests and hobbies to express their feelings. And you can find forums about almost everything on the internet. They also serve as a place for publishers like us to expose what we have to people who are already interested in what we have to offer. This makes forums a great way to make money online and there are many ways to do so. This article will give you a rundown of the ways you can do just that.
I’ll start off with this because it is the easiest way for a beginner to get started. Affiliates allow you to link to their product or service and get a commission when someone purchases what they have. With this, all you need is an affiliate program which just about every website that involves money has. In order to get conversions with your link you must post it in forums with users who are interested in it either by starting a post, commenting on one or even putting the link in your signature. For example, I have an affiliate link to adf.ly, a service that allows you to make money shortening links. I would post this link in a forum where people are looking to make money. Every time someone signs up to adf.ly, I will earn a portion of what they earn for life. It’s that simple!
Do you have a killer web app or innovative new product you want to sell? You can sell your products on forums. Some forums, like Warrior Forum, allow you to sell your product via their forums. I’ve seen a few WordPress themes and Plugins on the forum and have even bought a few. There are many forums out there, so if you have a product to sell look for forums to share or sell it on.
Saving the best for last. Postloop lets you get paid for posting on forums (and even commenting on blogs). This website allows you to find forums you are interested in and get paid for doing so. The way it works is that each forum has a certain number of points available to spend and when a user posts on the forum, the points are transferred to them. Once the user has enough points, over 50, you can withdraw them for $6 or you can use the points for your own forum. I started using this a while ago and earned payout before losing interest. Check out postloop.com for more info.
As you can see, there are many ways you can make money from forums. You can try them all out if you like, but you must make sure what you are doing complies with the forum rules. Some forums don’t allow you to post affiliate links while others only allow it after being a member for a certain amount of time or having a certain number of posts. Let me know how any of these have worked for you and be sure to share this article with your friends.