People participating in Internet forums may cultivate social bonds and interest groups for a topic that may form from the discussions. This is a good place where we can share our awesome columns too.
In joining a forum consider these 3 things:
- First you have to look and join relevant forums like forums related to the promotion primarily in sales market, web marketing or in network marketing. For example, someone is involved with a health related product. Many types of forums could apply here from holistic medicine and to other types.
Next you have to choose popular forums. Do not waste your timeand energy on forums having few members and few posts. You have to check the page ranking and the number of active members.
- Look for the forums that allow signature tags. Read the rules before joining and pay attention to them. Your time is important too. It is better to find out if that forum allows posts with signature tags before joining.
After you have joined in the forum apply the following:
Keep your signature tag short and update it regularly. The ideal thing is to limit yourself to one link, preferably to your main website, blogsite, your profile or author link here or from other publishing sites .
Do not create posts
Become an active member on the forum. At least spend 30 minutes to an hour each day there and take the time to get to know other users or members. Introduce yourself in a friendly manner.
- At the time you had become a regular member and has developed some good and friendly relationships with other members in the forum you can now start on sharing your stuff.
In addition - a columnist should not forget the power of word-of-mouth marketing strategy. He should use Twitter and Facebook regularly. These media tools are designed and considered by many users as word-of-mouth advertising platforms.