Free Traffic With Forum Posting – Tips & Strategies For Beginners
Forum marketing has been around for years and it’s one of the best way to get targeted free traffic to your site.
It’s also a very targeted way to build your list if you have your own lead magnet and offer. Read this post here if you want to learn how to build a profitable list starting from scratch!
What You Will Discover
- How to leverage the forums for traffic
- How to get more exposure
- Building your list with free traffic
- Tips when posting on forums
Since I’m familiar with the “Internet Marketing” industry, I’m going to walk you through how you can leverage the biggest internet marketing forum in the world, Warrior Forum.[sociallocker id=”1398″]
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So before anything, you need to head over to WarriorForum.com and create an account.
It is free to create an account and you do not need to upgrade to a paid member to implement what I will be covering in this article.
Once you have created an account, you need to fill in your profile because it makes you stand out and builds more trust.
Once you have done this, the last step is to add a signature to your profile.
You can do this by clicking on “User CP” and then “Edit Signature”. Make sure you read the terms of conditions with the signature because I accidently made my font too big and got a warning from the moderators.
So, what do you write in your signature and where do you send your visitors?
First, you need to understand that there are thousands of marketers out there doing the very same thing we’re doing. So you want to make sure you stand out from the crowd to increase your click through rate.
Here is the signature that has been working very well for me
“Earning $10,000 Per Month As An Affiliate Marketer Is VERY Possible!
As you can see, there is no bold promise BUT it catches anyone’s attention who looks at it. The fact is earning $10,000 per month as an affiliate marketer is indeed very possible and people on the Warrior Forum knows that as well.
I back up that statement by giving them a case study training video where I walk them through exactly how I was able to do it in just 60 days.
If anyone was to click on my signature, they would be taken to a lead capture page where I can build my own list.
Here’s the capture page I built using Lead Pages.
I HIGHLY recommend you do the same and send your traffic to a lead capture page so you can build your own list. I’ve seen people have their website URL within their signature which is fine for maximum exposure but keep in mind that there is no direct response to that strategy.
So again, make sure your signature stands out and if possible, always send the traffic to a opt in page.
That’s pretty much all the set up required and the only thing you need to do now is start posting.
[su_heading size=”24″ margin=”30″]Tips On Forum Posting[/su_heading]
Tip #1: Don’t ask stupid or newbie questions
There are so many people asking questions like “How Do I Get Traffic” or “How Do I Make Money” and their signature is something like “Make $5,000 Per Month By Clicking Here”.
It just doesn’t make sense and makes the person look like a complete fool.
If you’re going to have a bold statement or big promises in your signature then you want to make sure all your posts proves you know what you’re talking about.
Tip #2: Always help new marketers and give good advices.
There are tens of thousands of new accounts created every month and lots of newbies are lurking around wanting to learn internet marketing. So, if you find a thread that you can help out, jump right into it and give the best advice you can.
Lots of newbies will get value from it, acknowledge that you’re experience and will click on your signature.
Even better, some will private message you and ask you personally for help. This is where you can genuinely help them and ultimately sell your product or coaching program.
Here’s an example of a PM I got a few months ago:
Tip #3: Avoid arguements and trolling
There are lots of people lurking around just wanting to start trouble. Just completely ignore them because it will just make you look lame. We’re there to make money and market and not to start any flame wars.
Tip #4: Don’t lose focus on what you’re doing.
Remember, that you’re there to do forum marketing and not to spend hours reading people’s problems or stories. Of course, sometimes you can spend time learning stuff but don’t get carried away. Just do your posts and move onto other money making activities.
If you haven’t started forum marketing yet, I hope you start immediately after reading this.
It does require some manual work and time but we’re talking about free laser targeted traffic so you can’t really complain.
Also, remember to ALWAYS position yourself as an authority and posts like you know what you’re talking about.
Keep in mind your knowledge of marketing is 1,000 times better than those newbies out there.
If you feel like you’re not, then start reading our mini-courses and I guarantee you will be come one over night 🙂
Feel free to leave a comment or share your experience with forum marketing.