Hi, I have been reading through this forum and decided to register and seek the advice of you guys as most seem very experianced in running and maintaining communities.
Originally I was a moderator for a site called gamer.tv which provided online games, reviews and had its own tv channel. Its a huge website and i was pleased to be a senior moderator at this place. Anyway due to restructuring they decided to close down the community aspects of the site and lay off most of its staff.
I was approached to take over the community section, building and hosting my own forum for them and they would directly link to it. So I created www.gamerparty.com So far things are working out well, its only been going a couple of months and it seems very active, however I want to try and make a revenue from it. I am not disillusioned and thinking I can make fortunes from it, just enough to cover the costly hosting fees. I have subscribed to the google adsense program but no one seems to click the adverts and im making less than $1 a day.
My plan for the site was to offer online games aswell, but I dont really know how to go about this now, should I be approaching other websites or should I be hosting games? if so where do i get the games from? I am not tied down to www.gamer.tv I can easily associate myself with other websites and provide a community for them, what would be the best way to do this? I have a very experianced moderating team, most have been doing this for over two years now so we can handle pretty much anything thrown at us. Your thoughts and ideas on how tot ake gamerparty forward would be very much appreciated.
Thanks for your time