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1. Premium Content
Some websites and blogs give away part of their content for free, and charge for access to the premium content and exclusive tools.
SEOMoz is a good example. They have a very popular blog that gives advice and information on wide range of SEO related topics. On top of that visitors can decide to become premium members. It costs $48 monthly and it grants them access to guides, tools and other exclusive material.
2. Private Forums
While the Internet is populated with free forums, there is also the possibility to create a private one where members need to pay a single or recurring fee to join.
SEO Blackhat charges $100 monthly from its members, and they have thousands of them. Obviously in order to charge such a price for a forum membership you need to provide real value for the members (e.g., secret techniques, tools, and so on).
Performancing.com also launched a private forum recently, focused on the networking aspect. It is called The Hive, and the monthly cost is $10.
These are just two examples. There are many possibilities to create a private and profitable forum, you just need to find an appealing angle that will make it worth for the members.
List of popular forum software:
vBulletin gives you an instant community that lets your visitors interact, take part in discussions, ask questions, give answers and express opinions.
Simple Machines Forum
Simple Machines Forum - SMF in short - is a free, professional grade software package that allows you to set up your own online community within minutes.
Since its creation in 2000, phpBB has become the most widely used Open Source forum solution.
Vanilla is an open-source, standards-compliant, multi-lingual, fully extensible discussion forum for the web.
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