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Account Upgrades

Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Dynamic, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Dynamic

    Dynamic Well-Known Member

    Hello everyone,

    I am interested to know what everyone offers their members with their account upgrades. I am looking to add account upgrades, but I am unsure of what to offer the members.

    Access to hidden forums is not an option.
    Neither is larger inbox, signature, avatar.

    My idea at the moment is

    User Title
    Bypass Flood Check
    Change Username
    Post Edit Time
    Thread Title Edit Time
    Animated Avatar

    Any other suggestions?

  2. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Have a medal next to their username or have a colored username. If you don't have a shout box you could have get that for premium members.
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  3. Matthew Hawley

    Matthew Hawley Well-Known Member

    Increased account security - two factor authentication by sheep cow
    Personal forums - social forums by waindigo
    Invite more people to conversations
    Delete your own profile posts (and/or manage messages on profile page)
  4. Moshe1010

    Moshe1010 Well-Known Member

    IMO, these things are childish and you won't get a lot of income from that (or if you have some crazy big board and then maybe you do). My agenda is taking money from users only for additional services I provide on my website, such as developing tools, consultations, etc`.
    Maybe take the time and effort to develop something unique to your forum that nobody has it, and charge users money for it.
  5. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    I offer a 10% discount on certain products we sell via our shop to our Premium Members. They can normally make their Premium Membership fee back after a single purchase.
  6. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Ironically the one thing we have on the site which is unique on the web we allow free access to for all registered members.
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  7. Dynamic

    Dynamic Well-Known Member

    That is my problem too. The competition charges for all of its services. All of our services (non-forum features AND forum features) are free. So it is difficult to charge for account upgrades since all of the usual ones are free.
  8. MattW

    MattW Well-Known Member

    We are the same, that is why I had to link the account upgrade to a physical product discount, as our forum is totally free to use. We don't hide any content even from guests (we just show them a few more adverts).
  9. Robby

    Robby Well-Known Member

    I'm also thinking of account upgrades but it isn't easy to find something unique.
    Dp forums charge over 100 dollars for upgrades, now that's some business.
    How many premium members should they have?

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