There are plenty of easy ways to earn extra cash online. You can answer surveys, play games, complete tasks, watch videos, and more. You can even earn by posting in online forums.
So, if you spend a lot of time on online forums, why not make money from it?
This guide will show you the top money making forums to earn from. I will list down several options you can choose from, and all these options are legit and free to join as well.
I will include a brief summary of each option so you will easily be able to distinguish which option is a good fit for you.
How to make money on online forums?
Before we talk about the actual options you can choose from, let’s first discuss how you can earn from these online forums. That way, you will have an idea of how much time and effort is needed to earn from this kind of earning opportunity.
As mentioned above, you’ll be able to earn from these online forums by creating threads/posts. Some forums will also pay you for commenting.
It sounds easy enough, right? Well, it’s a bit more complicated than you might expect. You see, online forums value the input of their members, so they’re not just going to pay anyone to post threads or comments.
Instead, they pay those who post quality comments or threads. In other words, you can’t just post something for the sake of posting. Each post/comment must be well thought out. As mentioned, you have to provide value with every post or comment you make.
And the best way to provide value is to post something that helps somebody. So, earning from this kind of earning opportunity sounds easy, but it actually isn’t, in my opinion.
How much money can you earn from online forums?
Another thing we need to discuss is the amount you can earn from online forums. It is best we talk about this first, so you head in with the proper expectations.
The amount you will earn from this kind of earning opportunity won’t be much. This is a get-rich-quick scheme. It is important you keep this in mind.
And if you compare it with other online earning opportunities like answering surveys or completing tasks, the earnings will be significantly lower. That’s why you need to be very patient with this kind of earning opportunity because it will take some time before you will be able to earn a decent amount.
If you see an online forum that promises you can earn hundreds of dollars in a short amount of time, then avoid it at all costs. Based on my years of experience, no online forum will allow you to earn hundreds of dollars in just a matter of days.
As I’ve said above, this is not a get-rich-quick scheme, so sites that claim otherwise are definitely a scam. So keep that in mind the next time you encounter an online forum that makes such claims.
5 top money making forums
Now that you know what to expect from an earning opportunity like this, we will discuss the options you can choose from. Take note that this is not a prioritized list, so you can just choose which option/s suit you best.
And as I’ve mentioned earlier, all these options are legit and free to join as well. I will keep updating this list if I find new online forums that are worth it, so make sure to bookmark this page and check on it from time to time for new opportunities.
#1 – MyLot
MyLot is a discussion board, blogging community, questions and answers hub, social network, and online hangout that pays you for your valuable contributions. To earn from this site, you need to start a discussion or respond to a discussion.
Aside from that, it also has paid offers you can work on, so you can earn additional rewards. Once you’ve earned at least $5, you’ll be able to withdraw your earnings via PayPal. The payments are made to everyone eligible on or before the 15th of every month.
MyLot is available worldwide, so you will be able to register as a member anywhere in the world. Plus, its site is optimized for mobile use, so you can access it from a mobile device conveniently. The one downside of this online forum is that it shows a lot of ads.
#2 – Dimeforum
Dimeforum is an online forum that will pay you to create forum threads and posts. The way it works is that you have to post a unique thread to earn. If you post a duplicate thread, another user will report it, and they will get paid for reporting it.
You can also do the same for other members posting duplicate threads. This forum is a bit unique because they allow its members to enforce the rules by paying them for reporting posts, unsolicited messages, and spam. Of course, you can also earn by commenting on threads, but you also have to make sure your comments are unique.
You will need to earn at least $5 to request a payout via PayPal or Coinbase. It is available worldwide, so registration shouldn’t become an issue. The site is also mobile-friendly, so you will be able to use it on a mobile device conveniently.
Option 3 – The Forum Wheel
The Forum Wheel is a site that will pay you for replying and creating threads on their forum. However, to do so, you must become one of their content writers. So, you will need to apply to become a content writer.
This part is a bit complicated, but The Forum Wheel will guide you on how to do it, so you won’t be left to fend for yourself. If you become one of their content writers, you can post a comment on forums you have access to, or you can create your own thread.
At the start, you will only have access to a limited number of forums. You will be granted access to more forums when your account levels up.
Once you’ve earned at least $5 from commenting or posting threads, you will be able to withdraw your earnings via PayPal. The Forum Wheel is available worldwide, but they are only accepting content writers from the US, the UK, and Canada.
Option 4 – ForumCoin
ForumCoin is actually an online currency you earn just by participating in their forum. You might think it’s a cryptocurrency, but it’s not, so no complicated mining is required.
You will earn a certain number of ForumCoins depending on the forum you posted in. For example, if you post in their General Chat forum, you will earn 1 ForumCoin. But if you post in the Business, Money & Wealth forum, you will earn 1.5 ForumCoins instead.
Plus, you will also be able to earn ForumCoin by inviting people to join the site, which shouldn’t be hard because the site is available globally. So, you can invite anyone regardless of where they live.
Once you’ve earned $5 or 500 ForumCoins, you’ll be able to withdraw your earnings via PayPal. You can also use your ForumCoins to avail of other services like website hosting, content for your website, and more. Plus, you can also convert your ForumCoin to gift cards or Bitcoin.
Option 5 – Digital Money Talk
Digital Money Talk is a message board that discusses everything about digital currency. You can earn by posting in any of their forums.
However, you are only allowed to create 10 new threads per day. You will earn points for posting, but the exact number of points you will earn will vary depending on the forum you post in. Normally, you can earn 0.25 to 2.5 points for posts you make.
Once you’ve earned at least 100 points (which will be equivalent to $1), you will be able to request a payout via Payeer. You can also get paid via Payza, but the threshold will be $2. If you want to convert your points to Bitcoin, you can also do so as long as you’ve earned at least 200 points ($2). Just take note that the maximum amount you can withdraw/convert at any given time will be $10.
The site is available globally, so you should be able to register as a member without any issues.
That completes my guide on the top money making forums to earn from. As mentioned earlier, before you join these sites, you have to make sure you set your expectations correctly, especially in terms of how much you can earn.
All the sites mentioned above are legit and free to join. You just need to be very patient because you won’t earn a lot from them.
I will keep updating this list if I find more forums that are worth your time, so make sure to bookmark this page and check on it from time to time for new opportunities.
If you have any comments, questions, or you know of any money making forums to earn from that you think belong in this guide, I would love to hear from you in a comment below.