Forums are all over the internet on every subject that you can imagine.
Enthusiasts gather together to chat and exchange information, and just to
meet likeminded people. To take advantage of this, all you’re going to do is
get involved in the conversations. It’s as simple as that.
As a couple of side benefits, being involved in forums will help you to really learn a lot about your chosen niche. And YOU’LL probably make some new
friends too – what could be better than that.
When it comes to forums, here are the important rules you MUST
1. Write forum posts that really do add value to the conversation. The quickest way to get banned from a forum is to write irrelevant or “sales pitch” posts.
2. Behave yourself. Avoid profanity or being argumentative or critical. Be a friend to the forum!
3. DON’T get sucked in to spending all day posting to your favorite forums. They can get downright addicting, but you’ve got work to do elsewhere. Spend half an hour on a forum. Find a couple of the most popular threads. Leave a couple of comments, and come back in a
day or two to add another.
Where are you going to find forums in your chosen niche? Well, you can always run a Google search. I also recommend you visit big-boards.com. You will find a huge database of forums in all kinds of niches that you can tap into.
Don't forget that the posts are also crawled by the search engines and appear in the search results. So longer posts will more information will generate more traffic to your signature.
Making reputation on forums you spend your time can change many things for your future business if you don't have one already. The more reputation, the more people will follow you.
"Brand yourself" as you would do it with any product/service.
bogart (15 February, 2010)
My tip: It is better to join only a few and build your presence there and consistency works.
- Number of members (usually the more the better)
- How active is the forum? (Are people posting on the forum or just that their are a lot of members but no activity...)
- Quality of discussion happening on the forum
Forums can definitely rank and get traffic to our site but the opportunity we had right now may not be available in the future. Forum Admins will be more strict to protect their credibility and may avoid links in their forums due to thousands of unwanted links.
In line with the question in this thread, you can hire many persons in just $80 for 200 forum postings. Try to post jobs in getafreelancer.com..
Hiring someone to post for you is like letting someone walk around town with your face on. Personally I dont recommend handing someone the ability to post things under your name. I have enough trouble being responsible for what *I* say without allowing someone else to potentially toss a land mine out there when I'm not watching.
Like I always say: If you want it done right, you have to do it yourself.
(Or at least have someone else do it and then require your approval first!)
Agreed. Delegation is a good thing handled correctly, but you really take a chance when you allow someone to use your name.
A good reputation takes a long time to make, but it can be destroyed in a flash.