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    How to monetize my Travel Forum?
    Hey guys,
    I have a travel forum with about 2500 visits a day. So far I only use Adsense ads but I think its time to start moneymaking the site.

    Could anyone recommend where to start?
    What kind of networks and affiliate programs should I consider?

    Should I consider banners, widgets? Flights and hotels or products?

    I don't know where to start so any tips would be appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Igal_s,

    I manage the MountainReservations.com affiliate program, it could be a good match for partnership w/your travel forum. We host our program in the AvantLink Affiliate Network.

    Check us out on AvantLink.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Igal_s View Post
    Hey guys,
    I have a travel forum with about 2500 visits a day. So far I only use Adsense ads but I think its time to start moneymaking the site.

    Could anyone recommend where to start?
    What kind of networks and affiliate programs should I consider?

    Should I consider banners, widgets? Flights and hotels or products?

    I don't know where to start so any tips would be appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Hi

    It really depends on the focus and target of your forum. We manage a range of travel programs but I'd hesitate to say how and where you could use them without knowing what your target audience is. A budget travel forum should have a very different set of affiliate partners to a high end / custom tours style site. The same for if discussions center on specific destinations, types of travel and so forth.

    Also consider travel accessories, not just travel itself.

    Cheers

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    Chris has some good advice in what he wrote. I can say that because I have been earning the majority of my income from travel for a long time. This month is the 12th anniversary of my first affiliate hotel reservation sale.
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    although the OP has not returned ( Last Activity: November 14th, 2011 ), this thread might as well continue.


    if a travel forum wants more variety in its ads, consider ebay affiliate ads for their vacation and lodging categories.
    The internet is a fad.

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    You could have a section where they can consult a Psychic for 2.99 a minute about where to do on vacation?
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    Hotwire, travelocity, hotels.com all are partners on the shareasale, linkconnector and commission junction network. I would suggest you join all of the networks and then start applying.

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    Our travel category is getting some legs, and there are a couple of very large accounts integrating in that category now. Take a look at this Affiliate Link Encoder (ALE) case study...when the right merchants are in place it's an ideal tool to monetize content (especially on established forums or blogs).

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    I just used travel website to look up prices for my trip to ad-tech in SF
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