I Want to Do an Ezine! Part 5 More Promoting!! Copyright Terri Seymour
To continue on with promotion part of this series of articles, I would like to discuss networking with discussion lists and message boards as a way of promoting your business/ezine.
Those of you who know me, know that I am a big believer in online networking as an effective method of promotion. I enjoy it for other reasons as well, such as meeting new people and making friends, but that is icing on cake! ;-)
Participating in message boards and discussion lists gives you a chance to make yourself known as an expert in your field and also to build your reputation.
What you need to do is give advice, help, support and share your experiences whenever opportunity arises. This will draw people to you and get them to check out your site and/or subscribe to you ezine.
There are a few things to remember when getting involved in boards and groups.
* Always follow rules and guidelines when posting. * Never insult people or put them down. This is flaming! * Do not spam. * Help others when you get chance. * Make sure you have an effective sigtag. This is how you promote your ezine. * Give of yourself and get involved with people. * Relax, enjoy and have a good time!
Here are some lists and boards to get you started:
http://www.momtomomchat.com/boards.html http://zineadz.com/forum/ http://www.internetbasedmoms.com/bb/index.php http://www.ablake.net/forum/ http://www.friendsinbusiness.com/board1/