Guide To Creating A Popular Online Community

Written by Dan Brown

An online community could be a chat room, e-mail discussion list, discussion forum or other technologies that allow groups of people to communicate at your web site. When you have a popular online community it will increase your traffic and sales. Below are ten ways to attract people to participate in your online community.

1. Tell your visitors that you post a new, free offer every day, week or month in your online community. The free offers should be attractive to your target audience.

2. Regularly schedule experts or famous guests to participate in your online community. You could design it to be a virtual class or a question/answer session.

3. Post testimonials on your web site from people that have participated in your online community. The testimonials could be about what people have learned or liked while participating in it.

4. Don't allow blatant ads in your online communities. If people decide to visit your online community and see a ton of ads they most likely won't be back.

5. Post allrepparttar benefits of participating in your online community on your web site. You could write it like you're writing an ad for a product you're selling.

Making Your Online Testimonials More Believable

Written by Dan Brown

Here's ten POWERFUL ideas to use as a guide when dealing with testimonials.

1. PICTURES Ask people if they would e-mail a picture with their testimonial. If they don't have one scanned you could have them send their picture by mail and you could scan it. This technique will give your testimonials more credibility.

2. ELECTRONIC SIGNATURES Most online testimonials you see have text signatures. You could have people mail their written signature, scan it, and upload it with their testimonial. People will feelrepparttar testimonial is more official.

3. ONLINE AUDIO You could record people's testimonials with a mini tape recorder overrepparttar 140468 phone, on your answering machine, or voice mail. Then you could convertrepparttar 140469 recording into a online audio file and upload it to your web site. You can find more information about converting audio recording's by typing "real audio" at a search engine.

4. POSTCARDS Have people mail you their testimonial on a postcard, scan it and upload it to your web site. This will give people proof thatrepparttar 140470 testimonial isn't fake because it will have a post mark on it.

5. PROFILES Ask people to include a profile of themselves with their testimonial. You could just have them answer some questions like age, occupation, hobbies, favorite quote, etc. This will make your testimonials more entertaining to read.

6. HAND WRITTEN LETTERS This is similar torepparttar 140471 "electronic signature" tip. Scan and uploadrepparttar 140472 entire written testimonial or letter to your web site. This will give your testimonials a feel of realism.

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