This is newbie promo method 101.
It’s where most newbies START promoting products. And you know what? It actually works!
The method is simple. You pick a handful of online forums and participate in them. Most
forums allow you to have a signature line or sig line where you list a URL and a subject line.
In the sign line, you send people to your blog or offer a free download, free PDF or free REPORT
on a problem-solving topic.
That means you’ll need to learn HOW to write and create a PDF or problem-solving report. This is why I say that you learn a lot of basic, necessary skills by promoting affiliate products. Later,
when you have your OWN product or service, you’ll be able to promote it the very same way.
Plus, you practice your WRITING and typing skills by creating free reports, writing promotional articles and so forth. I’ve found a lot of people can’t type worth anything. In this business, you need to be able to type. So I recommend you buy a little software program that helps you learn to type faster.
Anyway, the BIG LESSON to learn about promoting in forums is do NOT under any circumstance go into a forum and post a blatant commercial pitch. You’ll get FRIED immediately for doing so. What you do is you offer helpful, useful information to others. And you promote using your sig line.
It’s that simple.
In “Amazing Formula” I talk about how you create “bait” that gets other people to bite. That is what your free PDF reports are. They are “bait” that gets others to bite.
The other thing to know about forums is they sometimes attract cynical, skeptical people with the worst attitudes in the world who are convinced everyone else is trying to scam them.
You’ll also find the resident frequent forum poster with no track record who acts like the expert from above. It’s not a bad idea to BECOME that person. But don’t take advice from them!
People in forums are often like the blind leading the blind. Nothing wrong with that. Just don’t
get sidetracked by the forum participants who are dogmatic and have their own agenda to
push, programs they want YOU to buy and so forth.
Remember, you are there to HELP and to PIMP! By “pimp” I mean, to push YOUR programs,
not get sucked into the promotions of other people who, quite frankly, may not have a clue
what they’re talking about.