I have a forum that will is now passing the million post mark, and with so much server space and traffic, we are also trying to increase our revenue, as well as allow advertisers to post but in an appropriate way. Two things I am hoping to get some advice on: Vendor Memberships I assume we would charge a fee (monthly or annually?) and they could then post in one or more sections about their products, events, or services. Maybe they would get a "vendor badge", or some additional page describing them. Of course they would be bound by some rules where they didn't advertise in the wrong place or post too often. Premium Memberships This is the one where I feel I could anger some long time members. I was thinking to have a private section open only to paid members, and try to get some premium content only in that section. Maybe we would sell it as them being "supporters" to help us with costs. I'm trying to develop a strategy where it would be totally optional and people wouldn't feel we are treating people differently too much. Wondering if anything has advice especially in this area. Thank you, and hopefully someone has done something similar and can talk about how they did it or the challenges they faced!