Building a Forum Community
How To Build A Popular and Profitable Forum Community
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- You may have heard that having a web community is a great way to increase sales, customer loyalty and word of mouth for your web business. In fact a web community itself, if large enough and targeting an affluent demographic (or one that advertisers like to target), has the potential to bring in revenue. Commonly people use a web forum as the centre point for a web community. However building a popular forum is no easy task and requires patience and dedication.
Forum sites are pretty easy to set up. A site from a web hosting company like this lets you install the software and configure the database in seconds. Once the software is running, you use an administration area to set up all of the different forums and categories. Pick a topic and you could be ready to go in a few hours. Then your job is to get people to start visiting and signing up.