It is something I have been thinking about recently as I am planning on promoting my forum heavily over the next few months.
Here are some ideas that I have looked into:
- Competitions - Offering physical prizes, cash, and premium memberships
- Hiring forum posters to get the forum more active
- Email blast on on a marketers email list
- Banner ads
- Paid and guest blog posts
How would you invest $1,000 if you could only use it to promote your forum?
(i.e. you could not just bank the money and post more frequently yourself)