Uhm… yeah, there is!
I know, forum posts and commenting on others blog posts within your niche are two of the first free marketing strategies you were taught, and for good reason. Commenting on forums and blogs in your niche, is a great way to find out what people are saying and what challenges they face. When you know what they need, you will have a better idea of how to serve them. You have to be a good listener, in order to help them solve their problems with your products and services. There are lots of other reasons that forums are good for your business. In How to Use Forums In Your Relationship Marketing Strategies I explain how to use the signature line to build your list and spotlight your products and services.
Commenting on relevant blogs in your niche works in similar ways as forum posts. When you fill in the comment form with your name, website and email, your name becomes a clickable link to your blog or website, known as a backlink, as well as branding from your avatar (that little photo of you next to your name and comment). The trick is to pick blogs that get commented on regularly, but not so much that you get buried in hundreds of comments.
But I digress…
Don’t you hate it when people say that? Anyway, back to the how much is too much question. You have to be careful not to let this become a time suck. A couple of times a week visiting your top 2 forums is sufficient and a comment or two here and there is just fine.
Don’t spend too much time on this.
It’s only one of many marketing strategies you need to implement. If you are spending all of your time on blogs and forums, when will you write articles, connect on social media, build your list, make audios, videos, opt in offers, email your list, create products or any of the dozens of other things you should be doing to grow your business.
Thanks for reading. I’d love to hear your take on this so please leave a comment, question or let me have it! The floor is yours.
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