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Conversely, unmoderated boards exist for advertising purposes. If you don't mind all of posting, this could be place for you.
What you'll find could be a place for you to test ads. But understand that you will probably not get too much attention. It seems that marketers who use these forums won't necessarily be reading your ad. They are there to post their ads. Here are just a scant few message or discussion boards that you can visit:
http://www.mlmwoman.com/wwwboard/ http://www.talkbiz.com/cgi-bin/mlm.cgi http://www.freemoneyservices.com/forums/UltraBoard.cgi http://www.mlmforums.com/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi?action=intro http://www.mlm.com click on "Forum" http://start-smartz.com/cgi-bin/index.cgi "Kiki's Cafe"
As a reminder: You may want to do some business with some of people on these boards someday so follow those guidelines. Don't forget that THEY might want to do business with you, too.
Usually, people who post on these forums are friendly and willing to lend a hand, in regard to sharing advice or information.
For example, if you are an ezine publisher and would like to find out how to sell or buy an ezine, go to your favorite board, post question, and check in a couple times a day for a few days and see if there are any responses.
Don't be surprised when you log into your email box one day and find a response or two to a post you might have made night before. It happens!
Message boards, discussion forums, whatever you choose to call them can be a great source of exposure for you and your business. They can also be valuable in building camaraderie and relationships. Not to mention, they are an excellent resource for obtaining up to date information, tips and insight.
Inject your own personality into your posts. Above all, go with flow and just have a good time.
Ron Kimball is the editor of "LeaderZKorner," a weekly electronic publication that is geared towards home based business owners. For a FREE subscription, go to: >http://www.lzkorner.com<