Create your own niche forum
Build and grow a niche forum with Disciple's all-in-one community platform builder. Create a fully-branded niche forum in a few simple steps.
Generate income by selling online courses, membership subscriptions, and exclusive content.
Drive more engagement than typically seen on Facebook and Instagram.
Bring your community together in a safe space that you own and control.
Why Choose Disciple
If you are looking to create an online forum that revolves around a particular product, service, brand or topic it can be difficult to determine the correct route. Facebook, Instagram and other social media giants would have you believe they can be all things to all people, but that’s simply not the case.
Those companies have become so big and so intent on imposing their corporate agenda that they’re no longer a place where niche forums are able to put down roots and grow in an organic fashion.
You need a platform that puts control over your community in your hands, while providing a host of moderation and monetisation options that promote healthy engagement and robust growth. You need Disciple.
Real Engagement Made Simple
When people choose Disciple to create their niche forums they’re choosing versatility, leading-edge technology, scalability and more. Your niche community hits the ground running thanks to our rich feature set that includes:
- Commenting – Our commenting and threaded commenting features enable vibrant interaction between members of niche forums.
- Messaging – Group and private messaging are essential if you are to nurture a strong community, and Disciple provides them both.
- Polls – Disciple polls are easy to configure and provide you with a simple, effective way to take the pulse of your niche community and to float ideas.
- Push notifications – Configure push notifications to target specific individuals or entire groups. A gentle way to nudge members of niche forums to engage.
Powerful Moderation Tools
Even if you have a niche discussion forum behind a paid subscription wall you still need to moderate user-generated content. This is especially true if yours is a forum related to a brand. You need to protect the brand image at all costs. Disciple provides a multitude of moderation tools that enable you to do that, without appearing to lord over community members.
Members can report other members in a safe and secure fashion and moderators can shadowban troublesome members. Your Disciple app also uses Google AI to assign an appropriateness score to every post, which makes it easier to decide if disciplinary action is necessary. The bottom line is that the power is in your hands, where it belongs.
The only niche forum maker you need
Disciple’s easy to use niche forum maker is designed to help you build your niche forum around what matters to your audience. We believe that every community has a unique culture, their own niche forum ideas, its own way of interacting and its own set of wants and needs.
We simplify the process of making a niche forum with a set of simple tools and features so you can focus on engaging, managing and monetising your audience. We guarantee the highest levels of security and compliance to ensure your niche community interacts in a safe, trusted and secure environment.
Drive meaningful conversations
Drive meaningful conversations
Your own-branded niche forum
Disciple's fully-branded niche forum maker gives you the power to launch, grow and monetise your community. Simply select the features and branding that suits your needs and in a few steps you'll have your own niche forum.
Our easy-to-use Console allows you to store and publish content, manage members and understand what makes your community tick. You control all aspects of your forum from the Console.
We take care of the technology, so you can focus on the success of your forum
We built our public API, so you can integrate your community with existing tools.
We regularly update the platform with new features and keep an eye on App Store guidelines, so you don’t have to.
We provide a secure, GDPR compliant platform where you own and control your data.
Disciple really understands how to build engaging community platforms. My average revenue per community member is £38
Madeleine Shaw - Business Owner
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Frequently asked questions
What is a niche forum?
A niche forum is a forum that's centred around a specific interest. This works really well because it attracts people that are passionate about specific topics and who are likely to engage with content more frequently. It also opens the floor for people to connect with those who are like-minded. The benefit of creating your own niche forum is that it's owned, managed and controlled by you so you can customise it to the requirements of your community and have the flexibility to monetise it too.
People all over the internet want to find niche forums related to their interests. While the most popular social networking platforms such as Facebook can accommodate this to some degree, they are often full of pointless distractions or casual commentators that can water down the quality of conversation.
Ideally, groups with a shared passion want dedicated niche website forums where they can be surrounded by others who feel strongly about their topic of interest. By using our tools to create niche-relevant forums, you can give these communities the virtual hub they’re looking for and take the conversation in any direction you want.
How can I make money with my niche forum?
We have a range of flexible monetisation features for you to choose from. One option is our subscription model; your members will pay a monthly or annual fee to be part of your community. Or, you can set your community up as a paid download from app stores. That means you set the price and your members pay a one-off fee to download and join your community space. Our community software comes with in-app purchases and freemium functionality, meaning you can put a paywall in front of any exclusive content or areas of your community platform. You can also use any combination of these monetisation options to make money in the ways that work for you and your niche forum.
What is the price?
Creating a niche forum, works for communities of all shapes and sizes and we're currently powering communities of 100 people and communities of 1 million people alike. Every community is unique and we want to make sure you’re not paying for features and hosting capacity that you don’t need. We’ll give you a personalised price based on your community size and feature requirements. After you complete the contact form below, you’ll have a chance to book a call with one of our Community Specialists to get your exact quote.
Will my community move with me to my new niche forum?
Migrating your community to your forum, may sound like a challenge. But here at Disciple, we help communities of all sizes migrate from social media, websites and mailing lists into their own, dedicated and highly interactive community spaces. We’ve got plenty of resources, best practices and guides to help make sure your community moves with you when you’re ready to go.
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