Forum is a gathering of people normally have a common
interest on certain topic like investing, health etc.
People in forum can share ideas, ask questions, socialize
get help and give advice.
However, you cannot post your advertising or any other
promotional material in the forum as this is considered as
SPAM! Unless, this forum is specially mentioned that allow
you to post such promotional material.
So, how to use forum as a free way to get traffic?
In most of the forums, you are allowed to create a signature
file which you can place your description, attractive words
and the link to your website or subscribe your newsletter.
Every time, when you post your sharing in the forum, at the
end of your post will be automatically followed by your
signature file which allow people to click the link to
your site if they are interested to your description.
People go to the forum normally who are seeking solution to
solve their problems. You can share your experience to help
them. Let's share some of my experience to help get to know
how to use forum to get free traffic.
I personally promote affiliate programs and member sites.
All the products I promote basically are how to make money
online and start internet business. So, I will look for
forums which discuss about money topic, internet business,
internet marketing etc.
I view the posts, read their questions and try my best by
answering their questions. As mentioned above, my website
link will be posted in the forum also. People read my post
will normally click my link also.
This is how I get started to build up my subscriber base.
I use this method everyday and get free subscriber.
Of course, there are some techniques in answering. For
example, the most popular question is, "How to start
internet business?" It is highly recommended that not
answering like selling a product, e.g. "Oh, you can join
xxx program, click my link will show you how .."
How's about this?
"Hi Mr. xxx, there are many ways that you can build your
internet business, basically start an internet business
by building websites. However, if you find it difficult
to build a website, you can join certain affiliate program
If you need further helps, you are welcome to email me or
post your question here. I will be ready to help you."
Which do you feel better?
The 1st one, people would think that you just want them to
join the program and make money from their pocket. However,
the 2nd one, you are trying to build a relationship & trust
with people, people will feel that you are sincere that
you want to help them. See the difference?
Not only you can get free traffic, by sharing your ideas,
helping people to solve their problems, you are also
building your reputation. People will trust you and people
normally buy something from whom they trust!
In conclusion, if your budget is limited and you want to
get targeted prospects, go to the related forums, setup your
attractive description in signature file, and post as many
sharings as you like but please don't SPAM. People won't
trust spammer. Of course, if you have question to ask, you
are welcome to post your questions and you will get help!
John Liew Tze Yung
Helping people to start internet business.
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and build a profitable internet business