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Old 10 Feb 2007, 21:03
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I don't earn mutch. LOL
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Old 10 Feb 2007, 21:04
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My board is not that large, getting now maybe 400 posts a day on average and 8000 pageviews. Google AdSense brings in at most 30-40$ month.
If not for donations, it would not cover the hosting.
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Old 10 Feb 2007, 21:06
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Golden Retrievers rule.
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Old 10 Feb 2007, 22:05
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Originally Posted by Jay... View Post
I earn nothing at the moment, however if i get another 800 members i will be earning at least 1500 GBP for sending out a promotional e-mail, averaging about 7 members a day at the mo, shouldnt be too long before im coining it in!
Less than a year later I note that this site is now closed down! Not meaning to sound funny, but it can't have been doing quite as well the above makes out.
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Old 13 Feb 2007, 09:00
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We average about 2000 visits per day and some 8000 page impressions. We spend $150 on a dedicated server (running 4 different sites we own) and forum revenue is about $270 off Adsense, $50 off subscriptions, and $100 on text links so we're not rich but it pays enough for us to upgrade our products and pay for software we use etc. We also invest some of the profits into new sites that we incorporate into our forums.
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Old 13 Feb 2007, 17:15
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5195 posts yesterday, my forum has been growing gently for quite some time....

last day at my "day" job was last Friday (11 years as a marketing director), have a 9-month PR gig (driving a 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser around the country) and then my site will be my fulltime life.

it's taken 30-40 hours a week over the past year to get things where they are, and I'll have about $20,000 in hardware installed by the end of this year....

Income will cover expenses
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Old 14 Feb 2007, 13:22
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Originally Posted by aceofspades View Post
How the hell can you be losing money? $8,000 in debt? WTF were you buying?

Im 17, i have a vbulletin forum with a custom made skin which cost me $400 from a very talented designer (9thsector), i have only one advert on my forum and its a clan forum, im still making over $80pm in profit after deducting my loses. How can you be losing money.
I'm wondering the same thing as aceofspades. Why are so many people here spending more than $100/month on hosting when they only have a few thousand unique visitors/daily? I pay $70/month for a reseller account with Steadfast Networks. I host about 15 sites, and I have 500GB bandwidth/month. Only get a dedicated server if you really need it.

I can understand why some people are only breaking even, or making tiny profits, but losing any significant amount per month because of hosting means that you have a setup that is likely too expensive for your needs.
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Old 16 Feb 2007, 06:42
Tourmeister Tourmeister is offline
 
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It has been very interesting to see everyone's responses.

My site: www.twtex.com
Pushing 4000 members
A little over 200K posts
No clue on the uniques per day

I am donation supported only with no ads and bring in a few hundred $ a month. After my wife and I were in a motorcycle accident, the donations spiked to $3500 within a few weeks. I don't recommend this form of attracting donations...

I have been recently thinking about bring ads into the mix. They would be very targeted though and regional. I am not real interested in the adsense stuff yet. The big focus on my site is community. My users repeatedly tell me that it is the sense of community that keeps them coming back. I am wary of messing that up with ads.

I plan to do some merchandising. I think I can really make more money this way than by doing the ads.

I have never been in the hole with the site once I got up around 500 users.
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Old 04 Mar 2007, 23:12
jarosciak jarosciak is offline
 
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One of my boards has Adsense on it, with approx. 1000 posts a day. And 20000 page-views daily. But no matter in what form I present the ads, I am not getting more than 3-4$/day. That is maximum. I don't know what I am doing wrong, but my members are just set to overlook it
Is there any other advertising module other than Google Adsense, which pays (let's say) for page-views, which would make at least enough cash to cover the expenses of my dedicated server?
Joe
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Old 05 Mar 2007, 06:04
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Originally Posted by jarosciak View Post
One of my boards has Adsense on it, with approx. 1000 posts a day. And 20000 page-views daily. But no matter in what form I present the ads, I am not getting more than 3-4$/day. That is maximum. I don't know what I am doing wrong, but my members are just set to overlook it
Is there any other advertising module other than Google Adsense, which pays (let's say) for page-views, which would make at least enough cash to cover the expenses of my dedicated server?
Joe

I don't know what the board is about, but I think I get more conversion from my guests than from my members. I only have two adsense spots on my forums (header and before a thread), and with about 2,000 uniques on average (8,000 impressions) I get about $7-15 from that forum. It really goes up and down a lot but with your stats it sounds like you need to try different placement etc...

I also use CasaleMedia for popups for visitors (not for logged-in users) and that pays about $100 per month for my forums, so it's a welcome extra.
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Old 06 Mar 2007, 16:28
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We get about 1500 hits and 8000-9000 page views a day.
I average about $2.00 a day with Adsense, $30.00 monthly from advertisers and on average $40.00 in donations/subscriptions.

Threads: 2,797, Posts: 33,714, Members: 4,425
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Old 06 Mar 2007, 23:23
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I have just started using adsense. We do have forum subscriptions and donations buttons.
Went live around mid-december and have made around 800. I have no server costs though, so all good.
Threads: 6,367, Posts: 20,454, Threads Today: 17,
Posts Today: 37, Members: 976

Slow but getting there..

Since Adsense started 1st of the month we have made $18 from it!! Wont be moving to Spain just yet though
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Old 10 Mar 2007, 17:05
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Real name: Martin Venema
I got 7000 unique visits a day and I earn about 50 Euro's a month.

My site is sponsored so I don't have to pay for my dedicated server :P
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Old 10 Mar 2007, 18:02
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i make out very very little...

i will give forum url though here are my stats

Threads: 3,770, Posts: 23,178, Members: 5,549

i make out around 10$ frm ads and 5-10$ frm subscriptions ..though my hosting costs me very less
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Old 11 Mar 2007, 23:27
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1900 members. $300/month on adsense and $1200/month from sponsors, $100/month from amazon, and $100/month from textlinks.

Approx $1700/month.... board is 6months old.


Expenses: VPS $50/month.
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