Why Bother With Forums?

Have you been wondering if you should be participating in Network Marketing or MLM online forums?

With thousands of online forums available, covering topics from gardening, to health and fitness, travel and work from home, and mlm, the categories you can choose from are endless.

Here are the 10 Reasons Why You Should Bother With Forums…

1. A link to your website can be included in your forum signature file

  • When you set up your profile upon joining a new Network Marketing or MLM forum, be sure to update the signature section located at the end of your post with your website link and short website description.
  • More links to your website will help with the search engine rankings of your website.

2. Forums are places where you can learn and grow

  • Like minded networkers come together to share what they know all you need to ask is questions.

3. Forums are a place where you can share your expertise

  • You do this by answering “posts” from fellow members with your personal recommendations on how you would handle a situation or where you can locate information that can solve their problems.

4. Forums are a place where you can create networking relationships and potential future (JV) Joint Venture deals

No doubt the more posts you have in a forum, the more influence you will have to attract JV partners.

5. Forums are a great place to prospect for your network marketing business

  • Be aware, by prospecting this does not mean agressive prospecting. Remember most members are after problem solving information and do not appreciate the hard sell.

6. Partcipating in Forums can provide you with ideas for your future Blog posts

  • You will notice trends developing within forums if you participate in several.

7. Participating in Forums can enhance your “personal branding” within the industry

  • You can become the expert in your niche.

8. Forums allow you to follow Company specific threads

  • Some forums post Company specific threads. There is usually conditions around adding a new thread for an individual Company.

9. Forums give a chance to continual practice your problem solving skills.

  • This practice allows you to be more effective in live situations when opportunities should arise in public.

10. There are Forums that have separate threads where you can promote your products or services.

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Each forum that you join will have rules and procedures that you must follow. If you break these rules and procedures you risk your forum membership being terminated, but more importantly your reputation may be damaged by the actions you have taken.

Study previous posts in each forum before you start to contribute. This will give you a feel for the types of questions have been asked in the past by members and how these have been answered.