There is a lot that you can do wrong when it comes to forum marketing, especially when you are just getting started. Since you are reading this post on an online marketing based blog, I assume that you are an online marketer who is aiming to make more money, using the internet.
Forum marketing is all about branding and establishing a credibility level that can’t be taken away from you (unless of course you violate the rules of the forum).
The biggest and most popular online marketing forum is the Warrior Forum and that is also the place where I managed to establish a brand that generates me multiple 4 figures monthly.
Now you might be asking yourself: How do I make that kind of money from the forum? Ok, let me explain a few basics that will show you how real traffic generation works.
Pillar #1: Contribute posts that provide real solutions to real problems. All you need to do is to look through the forum and find threads where someone is literally “screaming” your name for help. Answer their questions and bring in unique value points that will help to solve the person’s problem. Of course, you don’t need to do that with all threads you find, but comment on threads in your niche.
Pillar #2: Open threads that give away a very specific strategy that you used successful to generate traffic or money. From running several tests for my own threads I have noticed that when people see that you are good at something and have proof for it they are much more likely to opt in to your list, hire you as a coach or buy your products. They want to see that you did it and they are not interested in hearing any stories about how other people did it.
Pillar #3: Create your own information products, market them at a certain price and capture the email address of your buyers. Also, what you could do is to give your products away for free to capture people’s email address. What you really need is a plan on how to bank in as much as you can in the long term while providing excessive value to your buyers.
Ok, so here you have the 3 pillars for successful forum marketing that can make you significant profits in a year.
The author, Gerald Gigerl is a successful online marketer focusing in the areas of list building, affiliate marketing and product creation. If you want to see what Gerald uses to generate mass traffic to his squeeze pages and products to make up to $7000 monthly, check out his methods at: http://www.theaffiliatetrafficpro.com/