If you’re looking to get going with forum marketing, you’ll know that credibility is highly important. After all, if you’re not creditable, why would people ever want to buy from you? But how do you go about establishing a high level of forum reputation and credibility, which will help you to sell your products?
It needn’t be difficult. In this article I’m going to tell you how you can go about this by following three simple steps.
The first step is you need to be a regular contributor to the Forum. You need your name to be known by people at the Forum and you do that by making sure you post to the Forum on a regular basis. This may seem challenging at first, but it need not be so time consuming. You don’t always need to be the originator of posts. You can simply reply to other people. They should be longer replies then good posts, but if you can ask another question to keep a discussion going, you need only spend a minute or two on each reply. And this can help you to establish and continually build your forum reputation.
Secondly, you want to be providing information that’s judged to be of the high quality. By doing so, people will know that when you do come to market on the Forum, and you’re slightly subtle about it, that you’re going to provide them with a quality product. After all, the high quality information you’ve already provided shows that you know what you’re talking about. This will help you in your long-term reputation building because people remember you from the high quality information that you’ve selflessly given to the Forum members.
Finally, to help to build your forum reputation you should be working to improve the overall forum environment. That means you want to keep a quality forum. There’s a good advantage to this, because if it’s a quality forum you can continue to market to it forevermore. If the overall quality of the Forum becomes bad, then the Forum may close down and then all your hard work will be in vain. You may even want to look at sponsoring the Forum in that case to keep it running. This could be a good advertising opportunity. But you need to make sure you build the Forum in a successful manner. Perhaps by offering your moderation skills or by reporting posts that are inappropriate, but just generally by providing a good and cheerful approach to your forum lifespan.
When you put these three simple tactics together you can soon establish a good reputation on any online forum. You simply need to build up a regular set of contributions with good quality information provided within them, but not necessarily in every single post. Some of them may be shorter posts. By doing so and by adding additional services to help alongside the Forum, you’ll be working to improve its overall environment and you’ll be generating a reputation stream and cash funnel that will serve you well in your marketing time ahead.