Many of you are probably familiar with forums , but not realize the potential for profit that lies within the signature lines and posts in forums. There are several different ways
to generate ways to generate income through forums, some of them being obvious, and some not. Many people think that forum marketing is "spamming" forums, but we have news for you. When you "spam" forums you are not forum marketing, you are SPAMMING.
As with any other method of marketing you will become more successful if you offer your audience value. Whether you are talking about dieting, making money online, or model airplanes, there is potential to make profits within a forum environment if you are tactful and tasteful with your marketing techniques
The great part about forums and communicating on them is that it is absolutely free . We cannot emphasize how easy it easy to make forum marketing campaigns profitable and it does not cost you a dime (just a little bit of your time)!
Here are the three best forum marketing techniques that you can use:
Read & Drop - read through posts, and drop a quality response with a relevant product within you signature . With this technique you read through a post in the forum and offer a QUALITY answer without making any reference to the product that you are promoting. If your answer even mentions purchasing or buying something people are going to call you a SPAMMER and you'll get thrown out of the forum. Your signature should have a link to products that you are promoting, and that is the only form of promotion that you can do .
My Free Service - offering a free service such as an e-book or tutorial is a great way to promote a product through the service that you offer . There is nothing wrong with giving
something away for free that offers value to the end user. Most forums support people helping one another, but you MUST make sure that your "free service" offers value. Say you were giving away a free book on how to groom your dog. You could include a page within that book and make
recommendations (with your affiliate link) on products that will help.
NOTE: This technique is VERY , VERY effective.
Recommend/Bonus - "Sign-up through my affiliate link and I will give you..." People need incentive to sign-up through an affiliate link . If you are not giving them anything other
than a recommendation, why should they give you a commission? Give them a supporting document, report, or tool and often people would be more than happy to sign-up through your link. In your forum signature you can have a link that reads something like this "Buy Product X and I'll give you a Free 10 Page Supplementary Report on how to use it".
So where do you find good forums? Well, below we have provided you a list of the top internet marketing related forums. This list was quickly built by doing a simple search within Google. You could go and promote Internet marketing related products to people within these forums.