Skimlinks has released a free ebook with author Patrick O’Keefe called “Monetizing Online Forums.”
This is a useful, quality guide for anybody running a forum and trying to figure out how to make some money with it.
I like how the ebook discourages trying to over monetize, and rather it urges forum owners to monetize appropriately to ensure long-term stability of their forums.
Monetizing Online Forums covers a wide array of monetization methods.
Areas covered include display advertising, in-text monetization, classified and thread-based advertising, sponsored brand placement, affiliate programs and cpa networks, product sales, premium memberships, and more.