I am writing under the assumption that you have an internet site about a subject you enjoy talking about. Now how would you like to make money by talking about your website subject. It is easy and fun to do this through forum marketing.
The concept is really easy to understand. You need to find some forums in your niche. Then become a trusted member and you can get people to visit your website.
I can't promise you they will buy anything because I don't know what you are selling. But if you are using advertising like AdSense, you can count on some clicks.
The first thing that you must do is find some forums in your niche. I always hear people complaining of not being able to find niche forums.
Trust me there are thousands of forums out there in every niche you can imagine and in some that you can't.
Perhaps the easiest way to find forums is to use Google. Search Google using your keyword + forum. So if I had a site about training poodles, I would type "training poodles" + forum.
I would also search related keywords. In this case, I would search for poodles, dog training, dog tricks, well I think you get the idea. You can also use other search engines. Don't rely just on the big "G."
Most of the forums you find will be free forums. Some of these will let you post as a guest. For this to really work, though, you need to register at the forum.
Don't worry, it is usually free. If it isn't, find another forum, at least for now. Once you are registered comes the fun part.
It is time to start posting. I would really recommend taking it slow at first. Read the terms of service to find out what you are allowed to do.
You can get banned by not following the terms of service. Get banned and you will have wasted all your hard work.
Take you time and learn how that particular forum works. You want to find out what kind of post other people are making. Once you think you have got the hang of it, it is time for you to start posting.
Start out by introducing yourself and go from there.
What you are after is traffic. How do you get it?
You put a link to your website in your post. There is a right and a wrong way to do this. Do it right and get FREE traffic. Do it wrong and you'll be labelled a spammer and banned.
Now for the secret. This will ensure you get traffic instead of a bad rep.
Be honest and really try to help people.
I've found this to be the very best way get traffic. You see, when you really try to help people and give them good quality information, they begin to respect and trust you.
Put a link to your website in your signature. The people that like your post will naturally want to find out more. They will go to your website.
Time and again I have seen this work. Please don't ignore this because it is in a free article. This is the one secret method hat you simple must follow to make forum marketing work for you.
It is so important I'm going to repeat myself.
Give people what they are looking for. People are looking for answers to their problems. Give them the answers. They will be so grateful that you solved their problem they will come back to you when they have another problem.
They will visit your website and they will buy your products. This is because you helped them. They feel that you really care about them, so they trust you.