Marvin, You will be running into
a lot of people who are obviously already promoting
something. If you don't have your own personal lead capture
page offering some generic marketing information... which
pulls in more clicks and opt-ins than just your regular
program page... you may want to think of offering something
that educates them, while branding you as a professional
marketer at the same time:
Show Them How to Get More Leads For Their Business.
to Add 100 Fresh Leads to Your List Every Day"
ALSO - think outside the box! It doesn't have to be a
"marketing" forum. Find some discussion forums on whatever
your hobbies or interests are... and simply have a catchy
signature file on your profile like:
"The internet is a goldmine. Are you
making money on the net yet?"
And you'll be able to attract people who have not been
exposed to all this yet... nice hot market...
Your Discussion Forums Marketing Cheat Sheet:
DO NOT SPAM THE FORUM!!!
Don't just blatantly "pitch"
Motivate, Inspire and EDUCATE others...
3. Don't know what a topic is all about (List
Building, etc...) visit
EzineArticles Directory or
and use their search feature to find a couple articles
on whatever topic you're looking to discuss... review
and jot down some notes... You are now a TEACHER
of that subject, because you've done your homework and
chances are, you know more about that now than 90% of
people on the forums... so now you can teach it!
4. It's a great idea (generates more opt-ins) to
have an Attraction Marketing
Capture Page and your own follow up
Autoresponder to attract and build a list from
traffic coming from Discussion Forums... that way people
see you as a professional. And they don't just prejudge
your system's lead capture page when they click on your
Luckily for you, you've
already got your very own self-branded marketing system ...
you do have it already don't you?
Next best option is to get a generic, training focused
prospecting system like the one here:
Show Them How
to Get More Leads For Their Business
And lead with that... as one of your links on your sig
I always used two links in my signature file:
One was direct to my own lead capture page...
The other was direct to my primary program (or any other
The main key is to stay consistent and become a part of the
community... That will allow you to have hundreds of posts
on a bunch of different topics, all with your links in your
Below you will find a BIG list of the
best marketing forums on the web.. I highly suggest joining,
contributing some very quality ideas and posts in the
forums... AND including your signature file in the bottom of
each of you posts. This is an incredibly powerful way to
make sales and I can't recommend it enough!