Vendors and Online Communities

Written by Michael Boyink

I've seen it happen in every online community I've been part of. The owner of a business related torepparttar topic at hand stumbles acrossrepparttar 150740 discussion, and seeing an opportunity to gain some new business, jumps in headfirst - offering their products or services asrepparttar 150741 solution.

An internet faux paux has just been committed.


Because torepparttar 150742 community, you just interrupted their normally scheduled program with an advertisement. "But wait you say-- "I have a passion for this! I haverepparttar 150743 answer! I'm doing them a favor!"

That might all be true, but as a vendor interacting with on-line communities is a careful dance that you need to approach with some forethought lest you get pushed out byrepparttar 150744 chaperone. I couldn't quickly find a guide for businesses interacting with online communities, so began one:

Learnrepparttar 150745 Lingo: Spend enough time onrepparttar 150746 list or forum to know what a thread is. To know what a post is. To know what trolls and flames are.

Ask First: Spend some time onrepparttar 150747 list or atrepparttar 150748 discussion boards lurking. Identify whorepparttar 150749 owner or moderators are, and send them a note off-line (just one of them, they probably have a hidden way of communicating between themselves). Outline who you are, what your business can offer torepparttar 150750 community, and ask for their advice on how to best do that. They will appreciate your thoughtfulness - and might become your biggest customers.

Look forrepparttar 150751 Right Spot: Often online communities will have established areas for vendors to use. Look for them first.

Be Low Key: TV, radio, andrepparttar 150752 internet are filled with ads that shout and hype. Go against that grain, and be low-key. Don't berepparttar 150753 first to respond to a question - wait to see where threads develop. Someone else might recommend your business - which is better than you doing it. If you see a thread has a few responses that really aren't that helpful, then jump in. But even then be modest, self-deprecating, and genuine. If you know your competitor has a better or cheaper solution recommend it. Don't consider it a lost sale, consider it an investment in a relationship with a future customer. The community will appreciaterepparttar 150754 approach. Use text links when linking to your business site - don't use your business logo.

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