I just moved from EZBoard in July to vBulletin (with a lot of help--I'm not terribly proficient in the IT department and am a one woman shop so contract out all the pieces I can.)
But the company seems to be growing at a nice little clip and this is my question:
According to Google Analytics, I am averaging 845 unique daily visits to the message board ant 11,500 page views. I have nearly 1,000 members since launching in July and typically have an equal number of unregistered viewers or more at any given time (although sales are in a slump...I use the message board to drive traffic to my estore.)
I'm desperate to monetize the board and install text and/or banner ads and I assume those numbers will support a healthy program. It is not yet ranked. What ad management software do you recommend? What affiliate program is best? Should I hire a consultant to provide me with some advice? I'm a pretty good guerilla marketer but I want to do this right. (I'm in the US, btw.) Also, will I need to re-design my message board to accommodate banner and text ads?
Sorry to go on so long.
I am very happy to have found this board! TIA for any and all feedback!