The Hidden (and Powerful) Benefits of Frequenting Forums

Written by Diane Hughes

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People love to be inrepparttar company of an expert, and they also love to do business with an expert they trust.

ACTION STEP TWO: Be prepared to give away some free, quality advice. Donít skirtrepparttar 147271 issue. You wonít be able to establish yourself as an expert unless you "prove" to others that you know what youíre talking about.

Getting Referrals and Leads

Forums have started coming into their own inrepparttar 147272 area of referral and lead generation. Because "lurkers" can quietly click through forums to see who has said what, they haverepparttar 147273 opportunity to get to know you "behindrepparttar 147274 scenes."

Be careful what you post on forums. You never know whoís watching! Be friendly, professional, and on guard. There are hundreds (even thousands) of prospective customers out there watching your every move.

However, this is truly a good thing. When you actively post quality information in forums, you leave a legacy that showsrepparttar 147275 world youíre good at what you do. Anytime this happens, referrals and leads are bound to come your way.

ACTION STEP THREE: Find one or two quality forums that attract those youíd like to do business with. Then put your best foot forward. Donít downgrade your competition. Be professional, friendly, and helpful.

The next time you think you donít have a few extra minutes to "fool around" in a forum, think again. Youíll be doing yourself a favor by makingrepparttar 147276 time. From simply sharing your knowledge and experience with others, you could very well end up with stronger search engine rankings and more clients!

Diane C. Hughes *

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How You Can Make Your Ad Command Attention

Written by Ronald Gibson

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6. Use a headline that catchesrepparttar attention of your target audience. One ofrepparttar 147213 most effective ways is to use a free offer as your headline. The "shocking claim" headline can also be effective, provided that you can back up your claim, of course.

7. Make your ad's keywords and phrases stand out by enlargingrepparttar 147214 text. This technique works wonders with headlines and sub headlines.

8. Make your products list of benefits and features stand out by using a symbol in front of each of them. The symbol could be a dash, solid circle, star, etc.

9. Use sub headlines to break up your ad copy andto capture a skimmers eye. You could make them even more powerful by highlighting them with color.

10. Use attention grabbing adjectives to describe your product. For example sizzling, incredible, high power, ultramodern, killer, eye popping, etc. But, be careful not to overdo it.

Usingrepparttar 147215 above methods should dramatically improverepparttar 147216 chances that your ad will get noticed by potential customers. And that isrepparttar 147217 first step to ultimately makingrepparttar 147218 sale.

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