Forums or discussion groups are a great source of training for yourself as well as a never ending supply of leads for your work from home business. If you are not familiar with forums or how to use them to get leads for your business we will go into that now.
An online forum is public meeting place for open discussion of various topics. You may join a forum to be part of the discussion. You can join forums that offer work from home business and network marketing groups or go to a more broad forum such as internet marketing.
Many forums have several topics that provide prospects for your business as they are all online marketers looking to make more money. Some of them could have previous experience in mlm, but many of them will not.
To join a forum just takes a couple of minutes. You will register with your personal information. You can create a user name and your website address as well. Once you are approved you can go back and edit your profile to include more in depth personal information.
You can also include a signature file if the forum allows one. This will be a short 2-4 lines that you can include your name, website url, and a short ad on your business. Hyperlinking keywords is another way to get traffic for specific words by sending that link to your website URL.
You should be sure and read the forum rules and FAQ section before you start posting in a forum. One of the biggest no-no's is making your post advertorial in nature. The other is including your website url in your posts. That is what your sig file is for.
Forum marketing takes some time and effort to begin to pay off for you and generate leads for your mlm business. You have to become a part of the forum. The only way to do this is be involved in the discussions. Posting questions and answering posts is how you do this.
Over time the number of posts you do will begin to add up. Other members get used to seeing you and you will start to develop relationships with them. Some of them will click on your website and visit it. As they do you will get new prospects, leads, customers, and distributors.
Forum marketing is great for mlm distributors who have more time than money to build their business. Use it to generate leads and traffic to your website.
David is an experienced internet marketer and writes on various topics of work from home & home-based business. To get your tips & secrets for work from home business, visit: http://www.workfromhomessecret.com