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How Can I earn money by building forum web app?

thuhtetdev profile image Thu Htet Tun ・1 min read

Hello guys!

Currently, I am building forum web application which would be included some attractive features like laravel.io.
There is no such dedicated forum in my country, that's why I would like to set it up.

As a developer, yeah.. I could find these kinds of questions in google but I decided to post this question on dev.to. Because you guys could have some experiences of building forum application startup in your country for sure.

Please reply me for your some advice like..

About Your experiences of building forum app
How did you make to get popular..
Especially, How did you get income stream for it..
Whatever you like to advise me for it, please do.

Thanks in advance

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Vivek Bora

There could be various approaches through which you can grow your forum app. One approach could be that you use the app for yourself and provide some services or facilities through that and charge some royalty for that.
I used to have a forum where i had VIP System and people used to pay for being VIP in return of some premium services.

The second approach you can take is making your software app as a software and sell it. There are many examples of that like XenForo, VBulletin etc.. . It depends on how much you can scale your application.

The third approach to which you can look is making it open source, it won't earn you anything, but you can get popularity if your product is good. And you can also make two versions of it, a light version which is open source and a pro version which is paid.

Thankyou

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Thu Htet Tun Author

Very well-explained answer. It seems like I am on the first approach you told. Anyway, I got some points from your reply, thanks dude