A short how to on Forum Marketing. Don’t get banned for spamming.
Forums, Spam, Marketing, Community, Success
Copyright 2006 Pamela Wyke
Forum marketing can be a bit tricky. You have to be subtle or you can get banned. Look below at the “long post” for a list of the forums I have joined. It is a good idea to read and post in each of them every day which I have been really lax on. Now that I am not trying to publish my articles every day I can start posting there again. Forums can be alot of fun because they allow for open communication.
Make a fun avatar
Say something cute and memorable in your signature and you will get a good and friendly reputation.
Steer clear of political and religious comments and threads and if you choose to post something there be sure to be extremely tactful!
If someone starts to goad you stop and don’t respond at all unless you can be super super professional.
Read the whole thread looking for tips and opinions that can help your business. Then post if you have something meaningful to say.
Never post an ad on a forum!
Make sure that your signature has your link and talk about what you have learned or how your life is changed by “your opportunity” but don’t use phrases like “Come Check this out!” or “Come to my site”
If you find someone who you think (from reading their posts) would be a good member of your team send them a PM and don’t invite them to join up. Just say hi. Mention that you enjoy reading their posts and would like to be friends. Give them your MSN username or your email address.
After you get to know them a bit they will likely ask you what your opportunity is or for sure they will check out your site. You likely won’t even need to invite them. Go to theirs and if they list a blog link add it to your bloglinker.
Be always on the lookout for people who you can connect with. Maybe they have a service that would help you market your site or maybe they are just fun people to get to know. Maybe they would benefit from your encouragment.
Forums are alot of fun and I have only posted about three days of posting in each forum and I already have two good leads from my forum posts. These are people who PMed me and asked specifically for Success U information. So I think it is a very good marketing idea.
Sign up for as many forums as you can handle.