Ads are one way of earning but the communities shine where members can pay to show their posts as ads. Like on FB and Twitter, people can pay to show their posts as ads and this way the layout of the ads still show like the normal posts only.
All that makes the post different from normal posts is a small written message - “sponsored post” or “promoted post”.
In Discourse, the sponsored post can be shown after every 15 or 20 posts and in “suggested posts” after a complete topic. This way even is multiple people pay for sponsoring their posts then, also the list won’t be completely filled with them. But the user should also have the option to set the ad for a number of days and will also need some statistics to show to them. Although, I think a more solid plan can be curated by more experienced people in this community.
What do you guys think about this feature request?