When you have a job that you work at surrounded by co-workers, asking questions is easy. But when you work at home with a home based business online, it’s just you and your computer.
If you work from home with a home based business online it can mean countless hours staring at a computer screen by yourself.
Have you spent all day trying to figure out how to get your website looking right?
Having a hard time trying to figure out how to get traffic to your site? Sound familiar?
So who do your turn to when it is just you and your computer? Your computer?
Well, actually, yes!
Just go to your web browser and search for internet forums. You’ll find that the internet is full of online forums. A forum is basically a community of like-minded people online who come from all experience levels. Members post “threads” which are comments or questions, and other members are able to post responses. It’s like a running conversation that can stretch over hours, days, weeks, even years.
The benefit is that postings have staying power….meaning that once posted, they remain for all to see for years to come.
Probably the best known forum for online marketing is the Warrior Forum. Another good place to start is IM4Newbies.
If you have a question and need help in your quest to make money online really, turn to a forum. More than likely you can find what you are looking for there.
So why would anyone want to help you, potential competition? Well, believe it or not there are actually people in this world who genuinely want to help and share their knowledge.
There are other benefits for posting in forums as well. While forums don’t allow you to advertise in the actual post itself, they do allow you to have a signature line where you can link to your web page or other product you are promoting. By making several valuable posts you gain credibility within the community and people may just decide to click your link and see what you are all about.
Since posts can stay on the site for several years, it is like having a permanent billboard. Your site also gains valuable links back to it with each post. Search engines love “backlinks”, so it can help your rankings as well. Just don’t post two word answers like “I agree” 1000 times. That will get you blacklisted pretty quick.
Read what others have to say, gain insight, participate and make some useful contributions of your own. Just because you work from home with a homebased business online doesn’t mean you have to go it alone.
The best way to learn how to make money online really is to surround yourself with others who are having success!
Get website traffic to make money online.