Before you can start forum marketing there are certain things that you need to have in place. In this article I shall describe the various things you need to have in your business before you can start forum marketing effectively. With them in place you can start building your business straight away.
You need to have already chosen the niche for your business. This niche should have plenty of buyers and people who are interested in it. A forum in this niche will be the place where your market can be found.
You need to have a squeeze page in place. This is where you will offer something for free as an incentive for people to sign up to your list.
You need a free gift to offer people for signing up to your list. This free offer must be relevant to people in your niche and therefore should be relevant to people on the forum.
Product To Promote
Once people have signed up to your list you will need something to promote in your email campaign. If you don’t promote anything then you will never make a sale!
When someone has signed up to your list you will begin to send emails out to them on autopilot. You will need to set up some kind of email campaign in your Autoresponder so that as soon as someone joins your list they will receive emails on autopilot. These emails will be sent out at set intervals you have scheduled.
Your email campaign should focus on building up a good relationship with people on your list so that when you promote a product to them they trust you enough to purchase it.
Ideally the product you promote should be your own product that you’ve created but if you don’t have any products yet then you can use an affiliate product to promote. However, the product needs to be something that you know is good and that you can genuinely recommend.
When you have all of this in place then you can begin effective forum marketing. Of course it is possible to start posting on a forum before you have all of this set up but if you do then you will have nothing ready to offer people. You’ll not be able to build you list and you wont be able to generate sales in an email campaign.