Does anyone have any advice on starting up a forum and converting the hits to posters? The forum is targeted at college students. Here's what's been done so far. Flyers at local colleges Adwords Paid advertising on offtopic.com myspace page with 330 members posting on various other college forums Responding to college news blogs with link Adding new content to our forum on a regular basis. Giving away a digital camera to whoever can refer the most members (contest ended with two referrals ) A few other details. The site is about 6 months old, gets 100-200 uniques a day and has about 115 members.