How long did it take you to make a successful forum? What's one tip you learned on the way? Today I am defining successful as: It pays for itself It gets 100 plus posts a day It party fulfills the goal for which you made it. My answer: I got very lucky as I landed an ad deal which made me more money for every visitor it sent me than it cost me for the ad. The ad sent over millions of people which means I was able to do well in just a couple of months. Starting my fifth forum ever this month.