How to Build a Successful Forum from Scratch

Discussion forums are very easy to create. All you need to do is add a database through your hosting control panel, upload the core forum files, and then run the installation script. The whole process takes between 15 and 30 minutes.

Growing a forum is not as easy.

It can takes months, or even years, to develop a forum. You will therefore need to invest a lot of time and energy into your forum in order to build its community.

Warren from Breaking Work recently
asked me a question about building an audience for a forum.

He said:

How can one build an audience for a forum (let alone be able to charge a membership fee) when he/she is just starting from scratch with no traffic and no members?

I answer Warren's question in the video below :)

How to Build a Successful Forum from Scratch

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I would love to hear your thoughts on this topic. What do you think is the best way to grow a discussion forum?

Kevin