Attempting to make money online? Do you have your own internet business? Maybe you want to start one? Or do you have a new product and want to spread the word? You might even be wanting to test the waters, so to speak, and give this internet marketing thing a try. Forum marketing is an awesome form of internet marketing when done correctly. The problem is, most people do this incorrectly. I will detail three ways people do this wrong so you can avoid these pitfalls and actually make some money from forum marketing.
- Spam the forum like crazy! Drop affiliate links all over the place, usually in unrelated threads. Start new threads with the sole purpose of directing people to a sales page or a squeeze page. Don’t provide any value in your post, just post to a product so you will be sure to make sales. Fill your signature box up with as many links as possible so you can get the most exposure for all your offers.
- Post one liners that provide no quality or even content, such as “I agree” or “good point”. Doing this will not make someone notice your signature. Make sure to do this as much as possible so you can get a really high post count and all the newbies will think your an expert.
- Bad mouth anyone that disagrees with you. Who cares if their way works, your opinion is the only one that counts. If they don’t like it, they can bite it. You don’t care what they think, why should you?
Okay, remember these are the WRONG ways. You may note a hint of sarcasm, but you’d be surprised how often this stuff really happens. If you want to make an impact using forum marketing then you need to keep in mind that a forum is a community. You want to try to get along with everyone. Build a relationship and some credibility. You want to be accepted as part of the group before you start trying to promote stuff. If you have a good one or two lines in your signature and make quality posts then they will visit these links. The goal with forum marketing is to get traffic. In order to get this traffic you have to be seen as someone who knows their stuff.
In conclusion, if you want to really make the most money from your forum marketing efforts you need to build relationships and make quality posts. Avoid the three steps listed above and you’re sure to be making more money online in no time. You can get my Forum Marketing Software for free to help boost your efforts at www.ForumFever.info.