It’s always been my dream to own and operate an online message board that earns money. I’ve always loved message boards for some reason. Here’s a good example of what I’m talking about:

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/threads/harley-jims-place.430175/

That one is quite popular, and I intend to replicate its look and functionality. But I need to know more about marketing it. Specifically, I’m want to learn the best method of automating the marketing for it. If possible.

The board I’m creating will be for my local area. And there is a large facebook group for my town, where I could siphon members from.

The closest thing I’ve been able to come up with for automating “marketing” for the board, would be to hire one of those Indian companies. Once hired, they’ll flood in and make a bunch of dummy accounts and posts, so that new members don’t arrive and see a ghost town in the beginning. There’s a catch 22 there, that you have to watch out for. In the beginning you have no members, so you don’t get new members.

Thoughts, opinions?

Thank you!

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