INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS FORUM MARKETING?
This video series will teach you everything you need to know about forum marketing, so let’s go ahead and get started by talking about how forum marketing works.
Forum marketing is the process of finding relevant forums and establishing a profile as an expert, with the intention of marketing a product or service.
A forum (often called a bulletin board, or online group) is a place where like minded people gather around to discuss common interests.
There are literally tens of thousands of forums out there, for just about any topic imaginable.
Think about that for a second, and you just may realize the intense value of marketing on forums. These are places
where people of similar interests “hangout” to discuss the things they love.
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Take for example, dogs. There are a ton of dog forums out there, where fellow dog owners gather to talk about the joys and difficulties of having a fury little friend.
If you had your own dog training course, could you imagine the potential sales you could make by establishing a presence in that forum?
Forum marketing is not complicated, it is as simple as finding a good forum, and “setting up camp”. Hopefully you can find a forum that is both a good fit for something that you can market, as well as based on a topic that you have some
For this to work, you will need to “get your hands dirty” and start interacting with others on the forum.
The good news is that if you put the time in, forum marketing can be an incredible time investment. As you will see through the span of this course, it can be a great way to build a loyal list of customers.
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WHY FORUM MARKETING IS AWESOME
There are lots of good reasons why you should be doing forum marketing as there are many distinct advantages. Here are a few:
Forum Marketing Advantages
- There are forums for just about everything!
- Forums can be laser-targeted to the niche you are promoting
- Often contains people that are very passionate on the subject
- Gives you an opportunity to establish a presence as an expert
- Allows forming partnerships and “joint ventures”
- Great place to get feedback regarding your niche
- If there is a marketplace or ads, this is a great way to find what is being sold to this niche