Earning money online is not rocket science. If you can follow simple instructions, then you’re able to build a business that can quite easily become your primary income. All you need is a good plan, and to follow that plan through.
For any business to be successful you need customers. When you earn money online those potential customers are called traffic. An online business is just like any other business, you need traffic viewing your offer in order to generate sales, and forum marketing is one of the best ways to generate that traffic.
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Once you have a product to sell, remember to not try sell on the forums. It’s tempting, but don’t do it. Ever.
People visit forums looking for answers. They’ll usually find a forum post because they’ve done a search for a specific question, and are looking for an answer. If you try to market to them, they’ll just ignore it and move on. Give value. Answer questions. Contribute to the community.
Most forums allow you to add a signature to your posts after you’ve proven yourself, and this is where you add your link back to your Plug-in-Profit site. Check out other forum users, especially the popular ones with a high rating and prolific posters. See how they’ve formatted their signatures, and what they’ve done with their profiles. Copy those who know what they’re doing, it’s the fastest way to learn.
You want to find 5 or 6 forums in your chosen niche, no more than that at first, and contribute to these. Choose the biggest and busiest forums with the highest pagerank. The pagerank is important because every signature on each of your posts not only directly markets your site, it also adds a very valuable backlink. Backlinks are valued mainly by the relevance of the link to your site’s content, and the pagerank of the source site. A link from a PR6 site is worth thousands of PR1 links.
Relevance is also critical. If the site linking to yours has no relevance to your content, then the link will lose almost all of it’s value. You need to post to forums in the same niche or at least closely related to your site’s content.
That’s it. Find a good product. Build a bit of history and then a good signature at a handful of related forums. Post consistently – at least 6 posts on each forum every single day. Every post will market your site to people already interested in your niche and looking for answers, and add a valuable backlink to your site. This backlinking will slowly build your search engine ranking, and the traffic you get from these, and your business will grow.