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" Post Your Way to Work at Home Success "

So, you're new to internet marketing. How do you improve your chances for online success? You have to "get the word out"! And, one effective and no cost way, according to Trent Brownrigg, is the use of public forums and discussion groups. An added benefit is that you may also learn something. Read more below:

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Post Your Way to Work at Home Success
Copyrightę Trent Brownrigg

Did you know that posting in Discussion Forums is a wonderful
way to make a name for yourself and increase the chances of your
success? Well, if you didn’t know, you do now!

It’s true! If you productively spend some time in online business
forums each week you may find it quite profitable. When I say
"productively" I mean NOT aimlessly posting to any topic you can
find just for the sake of typing. You should actually offer useful
advice and information for people as well as answering questions
that others have. You will also learn a lot of useful tips to help your
business from other people’s posts.

Here is a small list of some of the great reasons to post in forums:
1) Exposure to your website or product - In most forums you
can put a small information box such as an advertisement below
each of your posts. This is a great way to tell people about yourself
and your business. You will also gain a link back to your website
to help with your ranking in search engines.

2) Making a name for yourself - If you consistently offer useful
advice and answers to questions people will begin to notice it.
Soon enough you'll be seen as an “expert” in your field.
Needless to say, this is very good for your business.

3) Learning - A lot of people frequently post in discussion forums.
Many of them have been in online business for a long time and
know quite a bit about it. You can gain vast amounts of knowledge
by reading other peoples posts. Or you can simply ask a question
and you are sure to get it answered many times over.

4) Meeting other people - Having a home based internet
business can get lonely at times. The people in discussion
forums can be a bit like your "co-workers" at a traditional
job. You might even make some great life-long friends.

5) Entertainment - Often there are quite interesting topics and
replies for you to read. Every now and then someone stirs things
up in a forum and it can be pretty exciting to read the responses.

Well, that is just a taste of why it is great to post in forums.
Of course, there are more reasons and you may even have
some personal reasons of your own.

Now lets look at some ways to get more out of them
so you aren’t wasting your precious time:

1) It is best to post to forums that get a lot of traffic. There are many
forums out there but quite a few of them hardly get any visitors. You
can get a general idea of how much traffic they get just by looking
at how many posts they get each day. If it seems to be getting a lot
of posts everyday then it probably gets quite a bit of traffic all the time.

2) Stay away from forums that aren’t moderated or that let you post
just about anything you want. These types of forums are generally
full of blatant advertising and spam. Don’t waste your time with
them! You won’t really get anything useful from these forums. Also,
DO NOT blatantly advertise or spam posts. It will ruin your
reputation and could get you banned from forums.

3) Restrict your time in forums by setting up some sort of schedule
or time limit for visiting them. You can sometime lose track of time
reading and responding to topics. Obviously you need some time for
other business tasks so you don’t want to use it all up in forums.
Trust me they can get very addicting so this is an important step.

4) Do not post just for your own benefit. It is important to offer
useful advice and information to others. By offering valuable
comments you will get people to notice you more thus
increasing the chances that they will do business with you.

5) Take full advantage of the signature paragraph that most forums
let you set-up. This is where you do get to do a little advertising.
Tell about yourself and/or your business. Provide a link to your
website or product so people can get to it easily. Your link will also
help with your search engine popularity and ranking.

6) Be respectful and polite to others on the discussion forums. Even
if you don’t totally agree with someone it is best not to attack them.
People will notice if you are rude and obnoxious. It is better for you
to just keep your unnecessary comments to yourself.

I regularly visit quite a few discussion forums. I have found that they
are fun to read and post in and can be very rewarding. Some are
better than others but all can be beneficial when used properly. You
just need to find the forums that fit what you are looking for.
Become a "regular" there and you will be rewarded.

Here are some of the best business forums that I visit frequently,
in no particular order:

Open Forums (don’t require registration):

The below websites have forums that require you to register before
you post but it only takes a couple minutes and doesn’t cost
anything. At the website simply click where it says "forum"
or "discussion" to find them:

I am sure that is good enough to get you started! The above
list consists of many of the most well-known business forums
as well some lesser known ones. Pretty much all of them get
good traffic and none of them allow spam or blatant advertising.

Now you can go and Post Your Way to Work at Home Success!

About the Author:
Trent Brownrigg is a successful home business entrepreneur,
webmaster, and author of work at home articles.
Secure Your Financial Future at:

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