Why Post in Forums to Promote an Internet Business?

Written by Helen Raymond

Some people feel that it's a waste of time to post in various newsgroups and forums to promote an internet business. After all, most forums just do not allow advertising. You can't reach many prospects at a time, and it takes way too much time to visit them, or at least enough of them to matter, right?


Look at any established, successful 'netpreneuer and you will see that most of them personally host or moderate some type of bulletin board, plus they frequently post in others as well. Is it just a personal pleasure? Why are they doing that when running & promoting internet business demands so much time?

10 Reasons Why They're Doing It - They Know That:

1. they need to stay updated asrepparttar internet evolves.

2. this is often where a "Product/niche" is discovered.

"Ezine Ad Swaps...Evolutionized!!"

Written by Chris Wright

Ezine Swaps...Reborn! Fact: Make no mistake...ezine ad swaps are powerful FREE promotional vehicles.

Fact: Offering free ads to subscribers WAS a effective way to increase your subscriber base.

People...times have changed!

Ezine swaps are still very effective. The problem is keeping track of allrepparttar different swaps you make...and yes I'm aware ofrepparttar 125090 'pro tracker' software everyone uses. There's nothing wrong with usingrepparttar 125091 program. But what if you could have your swaps done for you...would you be interested? Hold that thought, I'll come back to it.

The Problem

As I said, 'Free-Ads-For-Subscribers' type programs WERE once effective. The problem was like a double edge sword. As a subscriber, you were required to sign up with MANY newsletters to have your ad ran. Your ad may not run for several weeks and remember you signed up with a lot of ezines to get those free ads. This resulted in your email being filled with ezines you probably don't even read. So what did you do...delete...delete! You just hope and prey that your ad runs whenrepparttar 125092 publisher says it does...then you're ghost! Gone!

We publishers didn't have a walk inrepparttar 125093 park either! Most ofrepparttar 125094 time you were required to add these members manually...a headache! We had to schedulerepparttar 125095 ads and make surerepparttar 125096 members were actually STILL members. Your list count would rise and fall and be more volatile thanrepparttar 125097 stock market. For me,repparttar 125098 effort didn't justifiyrepparttar 125099 results. There had to be a better way!

The Solution

Some of you may not remember this...the Reeses PeanutButter Cup commercial. The commercial had two people walking on different sides of a building. One was eating a chocolate bar andrepparttar 125100 other peanutbutter. As they both reachrepparttar 125101 corner, BAM!...they run right into each other. The chocolate and peanutbutter is combined and Reeses is born.

Well, this isrepparttar 125102 same effect created when I combined ezine swaps withrepparttar 125103 'free-ads-for-subscriber' theory.

In today's Internet world, time is a precious commodity. You can accomplish this yourself at a considerable amount of spent time. You can search out different newsletters (making sure they're business related) and inquire as to whether they're interested in doing an ezine ad swap. STOP! That'srepparttar 125104 hard way. An easier way is to joinrepparttar 125105 following ezine newsletters or visit their sites. These resources will lead you to many newsletters that are actively seeking swaps.

http://www.Topica.com/lists/ezineadswap---Comes w/contact info; target audience; number of subscribers. http://www.FreeZineWeb.com/ad-swaps1.html---Also comes w/contact info; target audience; member count http://www.ListCity.com http://www.businessstructure.com/ezineadswap.htm---contact name; contact email; no member count http://www.bizpromo.com/ezinetrades.htm---Similar to above http://www.Ezine-Tips.com---Great articles concerning swapping.

These should put you in contact with 100's of ezines to begin your quest. Unfortunately, if still you wanted to obtain free ads, you would still have to sign up with dozens of ezines. This is probablyrepparttar 125106 ultimate time waster. You can never be sure when or even if your ad will ever run. Yes, you could simply checkrepparttar 125107 newsletter onrepparttar 125108 dates your ads are supposed to run. The problem is that your ad may be weeks away from running. Meanwhile, you've joined 12 ezines, some of which may publish 2-3 per week. Some may even be a daily newsletter. I know that you just can't wait to spend hours deletingrepparttar 125109 tons of email you'll be getting.

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