There are several ways to monetize the content on your forum. We actually have a whitepaper on forum monetization. One way described is Viglink, which monetizes all links or mentions of major retailers. We have a Viglink plugin included in all plans that simplifies integrating Vigilink into your community. Another way to monetize your forum is with online advertising. It’s easy to include ads on your site with a plugin called Pockets (available in Advanced Plan and above).
What are Pockets?