I'm absolutely loving my forum! Put it up end of October in 2011 and was hoping to have 1,000 within the first year. Am not there yet, we're at a little over 400. Have done zero advertising except a shout out to my FB followers, all else has been referrals and Google. The site is profitable but I really need to take it up a notch and get it out there in a big way so I can attract advertisers.
I'm not looking to create Google ads on my site but want custom advertisers who have products that actually fall in line with our theme (spirituality, personal development, etc.).
Do any of you have experience on how to set up an advertising campaign and how to gain more members?
Would love your feedback!