Earning Money Online With Forums
Before I explain how you can earn money with forums seating at you home, let me first explain what is forum, just incase if you don’t know.
According to Wikipedia,
“An Internet forum, or message board, is an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages”
And Google’s definition is
“Forum is a meeting or medium where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged.”
So now you know what internet forum is but do you know that you can make real money with the help of these forums? Here it is how.
Why I just said that forum can help you generate revenue from internet?
- Forum is the best platform to advertise your online business, your products and services or to build backlinks for your blog and sites.
- Forum is the place where like minded people meet to discuss the problems and get the solutions on particular subject. So in terms of audience for your business, forum members and visitors could be the high quality customers for you.
- Forum is the place where visitors come from google searching for solution so you can earn more business if your product or service is offering the solution what people are looking for on forums.
- Here you can build loyalty by showing your expertise in your business by taking part in hot discussions and helping people to get their solutions.
How do I find the top ranking forums in related to my business niche?
Let me tell you my own way of finding great forums in your niche. It’s really very simple. Just go to google and search for the following terms replacing keyword with your own niche / business keyword.
How do I know which forums are good for me to promote my online business and make money from?
If I will have to find the forum list, I will look for the following criteria.
- Forum that has high Google PR (Pagerank) and Alexa rank.
- That allows you to put link in your signature. And the link in your signature is publicly viewable.
- Where people are addicted to spend some time discussing their ideas, topics, problems and solutions, I mean it should be active.
- Should not be following any unethical marketing strategies including black hat SEO strategies.
- And finally, it should be free so you don’t have to pay for your forum marketing efforts.
I have list of top forums in my business niche, what should I do now?
- Create your free account with all the forums.
- Show your expertise and do not try to promote your self in your posts. Let your signature do that for you.
- take part in all hot discussions going on and try to show your expertise and build loyalty. Make readers follow your views and hence believe your words too.
- Never insult any one during discussion, be honest and try to be as friendly as you can.
- Be a real person and don’t argue too much. Apologize when you find your self wrong on any topic. After all you are here to build credibility and not to prove your arguments true, right?
- Post your ideas and share your views on other’s ideas and try to be a problem solver.
- Keep doing all these things regularly and consistently. More valuable member you will become for forum and readers, more benefits you are going to get from all your efforts.
- Work to help people there and it will automatically help you earn the trust, loyalty and finally more business and more profit.
Caution: While working on forums to make money online, always be ethical, real, friendly and follow all terms and conditions. One wrong step can lead you in loss of trust, credibility and hence no money. Never try to oversell you product, never offer unbelievable promises that can make your buyers or visitor unhappy.