Our readers say it best

'Monetizing Online Forums' is the go-to book for making money with communities. You've built a powerful fan-base through engaging content and powerful tools. Now how do you turn that forum into a business? Patrick's book will show you how.

Jim F. Kukral, CEO, DigitalBookLaunch.com

This book is long overdue. There are lots of excellent blogs and books about managing online communities, but precious little about generating revenue with them. Patrick's book is required reading for anybody who runs a forum and is ready to take the next step - turning it into a business.

Dave Cayem, VP, Delphi Forums

'Monetizing Online Forums' is a definitive guide to the ins and outs of how to monetize your forum without alienating your audience and community members. It not only defines the different advertising options available, but also explains how best to use them and in what context. The information contained in the book is useful not only for forum owners, but anyone that is looking for tips on how best to monetize their site.

Sue John, Founder and Community Manager, BritishExpats.com


Forums can be more sensitive to monetization than other spaces. This book is not about squeezing every last dime out of your forums, but making money in the right way with the right methods. Over monetization can kill a forum - with this guide, we aim to help people monetize appropriately, ensuring the long-term stability of their forums.

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About the author

Patrick O'Keefe

Patrick O'Keefe is the founder of the iFroggy Network, a publisher of websites. He has been managing online communities since 2000 and authored the book "Managing Online Forums" a practical guide to managing online social spaces.