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Post Your Ideas With Forum Marketing

Post Your Ideas With Forum Marketing

Post Your Ideas With Forum Marketing

Being a part of the network marketing business youll know that participation on forums is an effective way to grow your downline if you can do the right forum marketing. If you are using forums to build your downline, these two basic things you must do regularly to get hundreds of target audience interested to check you out and then join your team.

Post Your Ideas With Forum Marketing

Regular Participation

Inability to use forum everyday is quite overlooked. Most people think after joining a forum and participating for a few days that people will check them out. But they generate no leads because you must post a lot before anybody will check you out.

For maximum results here is what you should do. First locate 3-5 forums that are in the network marketing field by searching on Google. By doing this youll get a list of forums to join and participate in.

While doing your search make sure to look for forums which have more than 10000 members and above. This will increase your chance of getting enough traffic that will subsequently pay for the time you have spent on posting.

After this prepare a good signature from your profile settings. Create something that will get everybodys attention towards you after reading it. However do not overtly try to advertise on your signature, rather be subtle and get the message across. Every little detailing you think will add to your credibility must be added in the profile.

Once you are through with this, introduce yourself to the community. After that make sure you are regular with you postings on the forum. The traffic would not come if you have not posted in the forums regularly for at least 2 weeks.

Only Post High Quality Content

Every day you will encounter new people who will post questions. Try to reply to every post that you have answers to or opinion about. Do this for 5 people (at least) each day on each forum. You can also ask relevant questions yourself for attracting replies so that many people will notice your signature link.

Sometimes try to write posts which are very informative and has relevance. This will benefit other people in the forum. You must write articles based on your experience. For example: in areas you have been successful in getting traffic or any similar useful tip that would help others to build their business.

Post Your Ideas With Forum Marketing

Tracking: Do the Trick!

Tracking: Do the Trick!

Tracking: Do the Trick!

What if Jonas Salk hadnt tested the polio vaccine? Or, what if Einstein never tested his theory of relativity? Do you think they would have been successful? In the science world, definitely NOT, and in the marketing world, testing is every bit as important if you want to achieve success.

Tracking: Do the Trick!

Any number of tracking programs are out there from Hits Connect to Track That Ad to the new Link Brander. Even server-side tracking scripts are available for purchase. Regardless of what you use, tracking every ad that you post, whether it be to a traffic exchange or to a safelist, you need to know how successful your marketing is. Why? Because if you dont track your ads, you may spend tons of time and money chasing a dog that youll never catch.

Tracking works simply. You place the ad URL into the tracker, which devises a new URL for you to use in its place. Every time you employ the tracker URL, that hit is recorded by the tracking system.

Lets say you buy 1,000 hits at XYZ traffic exchange. How will you know if they have been delivered, unless youre using a tracking system? You wont, and though its the exception rather than the norm, you may not get the hits you paid for.

What should really interest you are actual click-throughs. That tells you how many times someone has actually seen your page and clicked on the link to take them to the site youre promoting. In this case, you will use the tracker link as the URL in your call to action (the click here, join now, etc.) button on your splash page. Or, use it as the link in your safelist mailing, as an FFA link, or in any other form of traffic generation system. By using the tracking link, youll know every time someone clicks because the tracking system will tell you.

As another example, lets say we advertised site ABC on traffic exchange XYZ and we used a tracking link for our call to action. We did the same thing at traffic exchange 123. At XYZ, we got our 1,000 hits and only 15 people clicked through to our page. At 123, we got 1,000 hits, but 100 people clicked through to our page. In which traffic exchange do you want to promote that particular page more heavily? No brainer, right? At 123, of course.

The only way that you can possibly know whether your advertising is working is by tracking the results. Check out several tracking services to see which fits your budget and has the features you like. Then, either buy the script or sign up for a subscription. A tracking system is one tool in your marketing toolbox that you cannot afford to be without.

Tracking: Do the Trick!

Be Prepared To Sell Yourself As An Offline Consultant

Be Prepared To Sell Yourself As An Offline Consultant

Be Prepared To Sell Yourself As An Offline Consultant

If youre looking to go into consulting, remember that the real product youre selling isnt your expertise in a subject or your knowledge or even your advice. What youre actually selling is yourself.

Who you are is a full package. This means that you need to know yourself from soup to nuts, and understand who you are both as a person and a professional, and what exactly you can bring to the table when it comes to the needs of the client. This requires a great deal of self-awareness, as well as a high amount of business savvy.

Be Prepared To Sell Yourself As An Offline Consultant

Not only do you need to be knowledgeable, but you also have to be able to be able to sell yourself, as well. This sounds a lot more titillating than it actually is a lot of selling yourself involves getting social networking accounts and schmoozing with potential clients. Never underestimate the power of the schmooze if youve got serious social skills, now is the time to have them shine. If you dont, now is the time to learn to cultivate some.

Another thing to consider when youre going into the business of consulting is how much youre actually worth. Your mom might say that youre worth your weight in gold, but its unlikely that most clients will say the same. In general its a good idea to charge your clients hourly rather than by the job, as it presents a more consistently professional image. Its more difficult to judge how much an individual job may be worth, too, and if clients believe that other clients are getting preferential treatment, it does damage to the reputation of your company or your name, which is anathema in consulting.

Remember to take the time to establish a relationship with the client that will go beyond the first sale. Building and cultivating longevity in your consulting endeavors should be one of your most important goals if you can sow the right relationship in the beginning, its very possible you might have a customer for life. Treating clients like long term business partners right off the bat helps be sure to approach new clients with a professional attitude and a comprehensive plan as to how you are the right consultant for the job. A firm handshake and smile will go farther than you will ever know.

In short, its not just about your ability to think and your expertise in a particular subject that will make you a god consultant. There are of course, millions of people who have the knowledge to be excellent consultants but only a small amount of people are able to make it happen. Its very important to remember to package yourself as first-class goods and get out there and market often, its not what you know, but whom you can convince that you know enough to get the job done!

Be Prepared To Sell Yourself As An Offline Consultant

Is SEO too Expensive?

Is SEO too Expensive?

Is SEO too Expensive?

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