Forum or Blog, Which Should I Go For?

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Post by Barryfrosh » March 14th, 2018, 12:19 pm

Hello everyone, I have been thinking lately of starting something online and I am considering to create a blog or a forum. To be sincere, I don't know which one to go for between the two.
I need suggestions and advice on which one to choose in the following aspect.

1. Which is easier to set up

2. Cost of setting them up

3. Which is more profitable

4. How long do you think it will take me before I start making money on them

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Post by wiztech » March 14th, 2018, 5:41 pm

From my own little experience, start a blog....forum is difficult to run.

It is way cheaper to open a blog, all you'll need to do is register your domain name and link it to a blogspot. You can get domain name for $0.99 (less than 350 naira) on godaddy

Both are profitable, but I think it is faster with blog.

You can send me a PM if you want me to help design your blog

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Post by Profolaafe » March 14th, 2018, 7:52 pm

From my one perspective, Forum is not easy to set up
Check forums like Early Guru, Nairaland, Nairaclan, Jackobian, JD trendz, they required a lot of coding to set up
Also the cost of setting up a forum, is more than that of blog.
3. Both are profitable.
4. Depends on you

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Post by IPman » March 14th, 2018, 8:11 pm

Don't do forum ooo, before you see anybody to sign up, it is very very hard

Blog is cheap to set up and you can quickly earn money from it.

Don't say I didn't tell you, it is difficult to succeed with forum. Best of luck

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Post by solomon » March 15th, 2018, 5:21 pm

Forum is a long term project, it requires a longer time to grow. By the look of things, I know you won't be able to wait long. You will also need to have a little experience about coding to own a forum.

Blog is cheaper to run, within a short period you can start making money with it.

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Post by Clive » March 16th, 2018, 7:00 pm

Running a forum isn't easy at all, it requires coding skills to create a well designed forum. but once you have succeeded in growing it, there won't be stress anymore. the forum will keep moving even when you're offline for one week.
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blog is very easy to start. with lot of free themes out there, one can create a well designed blog.
one week without update, your blog will look boring..

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Post by admin » March 18th, 2018, 7:30 pm

Blog is more easier to set up, you may not or won't need much knowledge of web design to get going.

For a start you I'll say the cost is the same, that's if you are going to get a domain name and hosting.
However, you can start both free, but it's advisable you invest a little on your site when you start.

Both are profitable - but Forum will more time & (ie for you to start getting returns from your investment on a forum it will take time while with a blog you can start getting something after 2 - 3 months)

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Post by Xpensive » December 13th, 2018, 9:06 pm

Let me assist you a bit

Firstly, if you wanna make money with a website, don't go near forum. Reason being that you will waste your time and end up more broke and frustrated.

Secondly, earning opportunities for a forum is limited.
How do I mean, If you are successful in getting visitors to sign up because your site is awesome, instead of them placing adverts or sponsored posts, they will keep spamming your board with different links.

Thirdly, dealing with spam and naughty members is a big task on its own, you will get tired and if you are too strict, no one is gonna come back.

If you still think you wanna go ahead, you better craft out your board to be unique.

Why you should go with blog

1. Easier to manage
2. You have multiple stream of income if you play your cards right (sponsored posts, banner ads) and you won't go broke, this doesn't mean you can't do that with a forum.
3. You are in charge
4. If you are serious, it wont take you more than few months to get your first pay check.

What else can I say, you need to be smart. ♥

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