I've been building my community at www.sitecritique.net for 3 years. I get a good amount of paid members, and a good amount of free members, but it's just not as fast a growth cycle as I'd like.
Basically, members submit their websites for review and critique by other members.. we have awards, etc for the best performing sites. You must review 10 other sites to submit your own, unless you pay the one time fee, and then get instant submission.
I have forums and articles as well, all original. My question is.. how can i get more people to my site? I do adwords and it results in a few more paid subscriptions.. what do you guys have in mind????