Build a Successful Forum from Scratch

Learn the secrets: how to make a great forum and earn thousands in passive income while doing so. Lets get started!
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  • Lectures 27
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2013 English

Course Description

This course is designed for all audiences. Whether you are someone who is just getting into forum building, or a savvy forum developer, the course is for those who want to take forums to the next level. In this course, we'll go through everything you need to know, in order to build your forum to greater heights like we have.

Whether you’re interested in building 1 successful forum, or a network of successful forums, its' jam packed of forum building techniques for entrepreneurs, developers, forum owners and in between.

  • Secrets to building forums
  • Making viral forums
  • Promoting your forum faster than everyone else
  • Saving time building forums
  • Starting a forum from scratch
  • What works and doesn't works
  • 7+ years of experience in making forums big

In the Successful Forums Foundation, you will learn how to make a forum from scratch. You will learn how to decisively make wiser decisions in building your forum, install and start your forum, build and grow your forum the right way, and expand your forum as fast as possible using proven techniques that our network of sites has used over the past 6 years.

In particular we will use vBulletin as a forum reference, but if you decide to use a different forum or currently run on a different forum platform, the same concepts will apply.

By the completion of this online training course, you will be fully versed, and capable of growing a successful forum(s).

Learn how to make a forum and earn passive income stream from now!

Please contact me if you have any questions, or comments while taking this course.

You can reach me at or comment in our forums.

What are the requirements?

  • None

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn which forums work and which ones don't
  • Create a forum from scratch
  • Build a forum using special techniques
  • Learn the best practices of growing a forum the fastest ways
  • How to make your forum go viral
  • Learn what not to do when when building a forum
  • Time wasting things many forum owners do

Who is the target audience?

  • Forum Administrators from All Forum Platforms
  • Experienced Administrators
  • New Web Developers
  • Entrepreneuers
  • Beginners to Experts

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Phase I : Planning - The Topic
The Topic

Every forum needs these 4 things to succeed.

Section 2: Forum Research

Forum research how to.

Section 3: Domain Name Strategy
Strategic methods on picking the right domain for forums.
Domain registration strategies and how to.
Section 4: Phase II : Execution - Installing Your Forum
How to install your forum from scratch.
Section 5: Creating a Forum Logo Strategy
How to create a forum logo quickly in Adobe PhotoShop.
Section 6: The Right Servers for Forums
What server is best for you and your forum?
Section 7: Forum Category Strategy
Get the best forum categegory tips here that we use.
Case study of forum categories.
Section 8: Search Engine Optimization Setup
Do the proper search engine optimization setup for all forums
Section 9: Groups and Permissions
Groups and permissions setup for forums
Section 10: Theme Strategy
What theme should you use for your forum and why?
Section 11: Phase III - Content Creation

How to spark activity.

Section 12: Atmosphere Strategy
How to create the right activity in a forum
Section 13: Phase IV - Rapid Growth for Forums - Strategy

Link Building Basics overview

The second part on link building
Link building with bbcode
Strategies for link building.

One of the best link building tips we use

How to outsource your SEO and back linking.
Convert Faster Guests to Members
Faster Page Loading is King
Section 14: Conclusion and Contact Info!
Conclusion and David's private contact info!
Section 15: Supplemental Material
8 pages
Course slides to follow along some of our slide lectures.
8 pages

Slides from the backlinking lectures.

8 pages
Notes that we used while building this course.

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Instructor Biography

David Ahmad, Chief Technology Officer

Bachelors in Engineering / Web Developer

  1. Lead Developer and Designer
  2. 6 Years Building Successful Forums in SMF, vBulletin, phpBB, Invision Forum Boards
  3. Achieved over 900,000 uniques/month in under 2 years from scratch
  4. Hundreds of clients regarding custom forums and SEO, building a forum from scratch

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