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The Secret of Niche Site Promotion – Forums

Niche sites require a bit more research to promote successfully. Forums are a good place to start your research and promotion efforts for these markets. Think about the people that you are trying to target. What is it that they REALLY want? Go to forums in niches that interest you to see what questions people are asking about the most. Add the questions, with their answers, to a document on your computer.

You will need to visit more than just a few forums in order to get a good grasp of the concerns of a specific niche. Visit a minimum of six. If you find one particular question on several forums, you know you have a winner!

When you think you have a good grasp of what your target audience wants, create your site and/or product around those needs.

How do you “sell” products by promoting in forums? You don’t. You join the community as a member. You get to know the members. If you do try to sell to them, you will most likely be banned from the forum. You might be able to add a tagline and link to your post “signature.” Read the forum rules carefully.

When you are choosing the forums that you are going to be a member of, remember that you can’t promote a specific niche (such as great dane dogs) by promoting the broad term (dogs). You must narrow down your promotion efforts to fit your specific niche just as you did (or should have done) when you did your initial research to find a profitable niche.

Again, get involved in the community. Prospective customers will be most tuned in by your genuine interest in the group’s activities. It may take two to three months to become a “friend” to the people in a specific forum.

Do you consider yourself an expert in the subjects being discussed? Then, start answer the questions that are being asked. But, don’t push yourself, or your expertise, where it’s not wanted. Be polite. And, I repeat…don’t try to sell your product within the forum post itself; no matter how closely related you think it is to the question.

I can’t tell you how important it is not to spam the forums by posting your ads and leaving. Members will be much more likely to click on your signature file links if they believe that you are truly interested in the topics being discussed. This is especially true if you are politely helpful and knowledgeable about the topic. They will bein to trust you and come to see you as an expert in your field.

Once you’ve established a good rapport with several people within the niche, you can [privately] begin to talk about your product and how it will help them. Don’t use any “hard” sell tactics. Just mention it and give a link to your website and/or sales page.

You might be surprised at how forum marketing can increase your sales. The secret is to choose the forums and are related to the niche you are trying to promote.

The Truth About Home Based Business

People flock to this industry with big dreams of Mansions, Yachts and fancy cars. Thinking that if they just simply join XYZ company and tell all of their friends and family about it, they too will soon be crossing the stage and seeing their names in lights. As you know, I am a HUGE fan of the Direct Sales Industry. What I get tired of are individuals who come into this industry with a Lottery mentality thinking that their registration fee entitles them to the top pay ranks of their company. So, what I’m going to do for you us give you the Truth About Home Based Business.1) Business: Yes, this is a BUSINESS!! For most of us, we build a big organizations through Network Marketing. I want you to look closely at those two words. Net-WORK being the first word. Somewhere along the way people got it in their head that if you simply join and get your brother and Aunt to join you’re going to be Rich. I’ve got news for you, it doesn’t work that way. EVERY top earner works his/her Home Based Business just as hard (probably harder) than any other job they have ever had. The Second word is MARKETING. It’s not Inviting, pitching, harassing or my personal favorite, attending. No, it’s MARKETING. I know I always hound this point, but if you stop Marketing your business, you have no business. There is a reason the Top Producers in your company are at the top, they always have people to talk to.2) Expectations: You’re results are going to be right in line with your efforts. So, if you expect to get involved with a particular company and have no intentions of putting forth anymore capital or resources, you are going to get the same in return. However, on the other hand, if you go into your opportunity expecting to have to fund it like any other business and you understand there are going to be travel, marketing, promotional and product expenses, you will get the same in return. Too many people come into this industry simply looking for an answer to a problem. What these individuals need to be conscious of is that this is an opportunity and what happens with that opportunity is what they make of it.3) Thoughts: You are no longer an employee of someone else. You are now your own boss. For many this is an absolute nightmare. Do you know why all successful companies continue to be successful? Because they are all run on disciplined systems. Can you imagine if McDonalds just decided not to make fries for a day? No, you always expect there to be someone there making fries. So, why do so many get into the Home Based Business industry and think they can go a few days without doing something like Marketing. If this is you, you need to take a hard look at what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. It is now up to you to start thinking like the Founder, CEO and President of YOU inc. That means you get to do all of the work until you are profitable enough to outsource that work. One more piece of advice about thoughts…DO NOT start to think about your hourly rate in the beginning. Yes, you could be making more money cooking those fries we just talked about. Stick with it and continue down your structured path of success and you can buy one of those Franchises (not that you would want to).I truly do believe there is no other industry like the Home Based Business Industry. My goal here is to make you aware of what it’s really going to take for this industry to produce all of your dreams. As long as you come into this focused and understand that it is the same as any other business on the planet, you will have success. Like I’ve said before, if you treat this like a hobby, it will pay you like a hobby. So, I hope this has shed some light on The Truth About Home Based Business. Until next time, Happy Marketing.

Why the Home Based Business Industry (Network Marketing) Is Growing

Every year the home based business industry is growing. More and more people are finding that starting a business from home is the best way to generate an additional income especially in the economy we are facing today. There are many advantages to starting a home based business. Some include: A low overhead (cost), advantage of working anytime a person pleases, and even tax benefits.However, these advantages of owning a home based business have always been a part of home based businesses. So why is there a sudden growth? Why are more and more people starting their own business from their home, and why does network marketing seem the way to go for these people?The first reason people are turning to home based businesses is because of the worldwide economic uncertainty. Currently, here in the U.S., we are in the middle of a recession. Many other economies are also in the middle of a recession or in the midst of one. If one were to turn on the television, read the newspaper, and even listen to the radio, all he/she would hear about is the bad state the economy is in. He/she would also hear about the downsizing of a company and how the unemployment rates are rising. What network marketing and the home based business industry has to offer is the chance to generate a side income.Think of it as insurance for a paycheck. If one loses their job, the home based business can temporarily (or completely, if the entrepreneur wants) supplement their income they lost. The kind of extra income that can be made have been proven to help thousands of families around the globe. It has been proven, time and time again, that many network marketers have made much more than the full time income they were receiving before jumping into network marketing. In fact, some of them have made themselves millionaires. Unfortunately, becoming a millionaire is not what everyone becomes. Only the ones willing to put it the extra effort are the ones that make the millions. Most will find that average network marketers run their business part-time and make a few hundred per month or thousand per month.Network marketing is moving a product and/or service to the end consumer all from personal relationships. Because this is the way network marketing works, it is easier for small businesses to connect with consumers who find themselves “cocooning.” Cocooning is where the consumer shields itself from all kinds of messages from marketers. With network marketing, companies and small businesses find an easier, and much more cost effective way of communicating their message to the consumer.One big reason people start their business ventures in the network marketing industry is because of how great a tool the internet is for network marketers. The internet has made network marketing much easier than it used to be. With the internet, network marketers can inform, train, and even motivate, from home, on the internet. For the more advanced network marketer, the internet is a great tool to automate the marketing part of their business, and ultimately make the internet do all the work.Another reason more and more people are deciding to start a home based business is because home office equipment show a decrease in cost. With just a few hundred dollars, one can have a suitable home office set-up. In fact, most network marketers have three things to run their business: 1.) A computer, 2.) internet connection, and 3.) a phone. As you can see, compared to regular, brick-and-mortar businesses, a home based business, doesn’t cost too much to start. That alone is a big attracting factor in the network marketing industry.A big factor that brings people to start a home based business is because of the lack of job security today. A few years back, people got used to the fact that they have work for life, or at least until they decide to quit. However, because of the economic conditions, job security is only mere hope. Corporate employers can’t guarantee job security anymore. Since job security can’t be guaranteed, people find themselves stepping up to the plate and start a business to keep that income coming in.The main advantage of network marketing is not just the potential income that can be generated, it’s what network marketing can actually do to improve a network marketer’s self. It’s a great way to build leadership skills and ultimately become their own boss. With network marketing, employees do not have to rely on their employers paycheck. Also, the support structures of great network marketing companies offer the best help an individual needs when joining this type of business.Certainly, we will see more home based businesses start and bloom in the future. If one were to look at the economic condition, it would be easy to assume that companies that offer jobs for life are a thing of the past. It is also evident that starting a home based business might be the next best step for anyone suffering because of the economic times.