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Tips on How to Use Forums Effectively for Network Marketing

  1. Dali Burgado profile image49
    Dali Burgadoposted 9 years ago

    Hello All,

    I've just published a hub with tips on how to use the Law of Attraction online in forums. 
    I welcome any feedback.

    <snipped link--please do not start threads for the sole purpose of promotion>

    Sincerely,
    Dali Burgado

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile

  2. thranax profile image28
    thranaxposted 9 years ago

    *Psssh* Forums shouldn't be for promotional purposes smile

  3. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image71
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 9 years ago

    Mark,
    What is ur view? Nothing written.
    Jyoti

    1. Loni L Ice profile image75
      Loni L Iceposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      How to Use Forums Effectively for Network Marketing:

      Be a real person, write real information, become a part of the community and obey forum rules when posting?  Just a thought. . . .

      1. darkside profile image81
        darksideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        That's pretty much it.

        Don't even promote anything, just get a feel for the group dynamics. Later if you have a link that specifically answers a question that someone has, then post it.

  4. crisstar profile image58
    crisstarposted 9 years ago

    And give value. Attraction marketing is all about attracting people to you, and nothing repels people more than spamming them. In my humble opinon.

    Corrisa

    1. ProCW profile image82
      ProCWposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Establish a relationship with the group and then market to them... haha. (So I've heard.)

      ProCW

  5. thranax profile image28
    thranaxposted 9 years ago

    Don't over push or promote on other forums. Become part of it and don't just spam, never spam, spam doesn't help. Spam just sits around in a can all day.

  6. convrsionjunction profile image45
    convrsionjunctionposted 9 years ago

    Hello Dali,

    I had a chance to check out you hub, and it was very sincere and full of good information. Keep up the good work and you will make the cover.

    Good Luck

  7. Marisa Wright profile image95
    Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago

    Dali, you've just given us all an excellent example of how NOT to use the Law of Attraction online in forums. You're a complete stranger here, and your first action is to annoy everyone with a thinly veiled effort to promote your Hub (you may not be able to see you're annoying them, because they are so annoyed they're not commenting - but I can assure you, the reaction is there)

    As Thranax said, if you want to use forums as an avenue for attracting customers, make the effort to become part of the community first before you start self-promoting.  Otherwise you will alienate rather than attract.

  8. candees profile image59
    candeesposted 9 years ago

    I'm a little disconcerted by the way other hubbers are attacking Dali, as it looks like she's still pretty new. I  think it would be more productive for us to guide her in the right direction, than to slam her with insults.

    I'm just venturing into the forum area for the first time, and I'm sad to see this as one of my first impressions.

    1. Eric Graudins profile image61
      Eric Graudinsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Dali and candees.
      Welcome to hubpages forums

      @ Candees: I'm sorry, but I couldn't see anyone attacking Dali. They WERE guiding her in the right direction.
      I'd be interested to hear what it was that you saw as an attack.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image95
        Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Me too.

      2. candees profile image59
        candeesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Eric, thanks for the welcome.

        Maybe "attacking" was too harsh a word. But insulting wasn't. For instance:

        "You're a complete stranger here, and your first action is to annoy everyone with a thinly veiled effort to promote your Hub"

        ...not helpful, insulting. In my impression, and after visiting Dali's hub, it seems like she was just trying to become a part of the Hub world by getting her feet wet and let people know she's here. I agree that wasn't the best way to do it, but most of the responses just coldly or sarcastically told her that was wrong instead of giving her applicable advice on what a better way would be. Like produce quality hubs, become part of discussions, comment on other hubs, etc.

        Just my two cents, and maybe that was not the intention, but it did come off that way. I think it would be great to help others and keep things positive smile

        1. Marisa Wright profile image95
          Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Candees, sorry if you thought I was being insulting - I was just telling it like it is.  There are several Hubbers who would have been annoyed and would have been much less polite!

          Remember, she was presenting herself as being an authority on how to use forums to attract customers.  I think I was entitled to point out that she was doing it completely wrong!

          And if you read my second paragraph, you'd see I did explain what she should have done.

    2. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Ahh - You will notice that Dali has not returned - he was here solely to leave a link, which was removed. I call him a he because a photo of a pretty woman as an avatar does not automatically mean it is a woman.

      Which is rather funny if you look at the title of the thread.

      Ironic even big_smile

      When you have seen a few hundred of these, you may change your tune smile

      1. Eric Graudins profile image61
        Eric Graudinsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        And  links on her profile go to "Attraction Marketing" sites brought to you by the Ann Seig/RU tagteam.
        More like Repulsion Marketing if you ask me! But there's certainly a lot of people worshipping at this particular altar.

        (And I'm shocked and appalled Mr. Knowles, at your suggestion that someone associated with a reputable movement like this would lie about their sex ! )

        And Sorry Candees, you probably find this post distasteful too.
        But like Mark said: after you've seen hundreds . . . . .

        1. candees profile image59
          candeesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Hmmm... still a bit undecided, but you all do have a point. I'm sure that you see hundreds of spam posts and are sick of them. I can understand that.

          I did look at one of her hubs, in which she has a video embedded of herself talking about the whole attraction marketing thing. If she's a man, she's darn convincing smile

          Hope to see you all around...

      2. guidebaba profile image53
        guidebabaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Sir: I agree with this.

  9. gamergirl profile image61
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    You can let people know you're here by posting and y'know, saying hi.

    For someone whose hub would lead one to believe she's at least passing familiar with forums and forum etiquette, she didn't do a very good job of getting herself to be attractive to anything but negative attention. 

    Besides that, there are a number of the more outspoken individuals who visit the forum who are vocal against spam and self-serving promotional threads.  Most people who take the time to read the rules of the forums, or even read the FAQ, both skills that even a journeyman in the IM possess, don't start with their first posts being promotional in nature.

  10. SweetiePie profile image84
    SweetiePieposted 9 years ago

    This post by Dali just seems really spammy to me.  I am sure they are a nice person, but no one wants to read spam.  Lately I have seen people cutting and pasting spammy ads out of google newsgroups.

  11. Herbert Beltran profile image53
    Herbert Beltranposted 9 years ago

    I agree with you candees.

    1. thranax profile image28
      thranaxposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Lol I 2nd it smile

  12. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Well, I am still waiting with baited breath for the OP to come and tell me how to use forums effectively for network marketing. After all that is what these forums are for - right?

    1. guidebaba profile image53
      guidebabaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Sir: You are senior and more experienced than me. I am just learning.

    2. crisstar profile image58
      crisstarposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      The op i'm sure is still learning.

      The key to getting your message out is talking to the right audience.

      Not everyone in the business forum is a network marketer.

      Find where network marketers hang out and then deliver the message to them.

      Business lesson 101 - know your audience.

      Corrisa

  13. blufia118 profile image50
    blufia118posted 9 years ago

    Yes, me as well, what you give to people is the vital information that they keep to understand the message and the point your trying to get across.

  14. agrovertic profile image47
    agroverticposted 9 years ago

    OMG i've already did it well actually is not an promoting it just to inform the forumers about the article that are good to share with perhaps after this will be no more advertising or promoting in what ever manner in the forum...sorry guys for those who already seen my promo duhhhh

  15. agrovertic profile image47
    agroverticposted 9 years ago

    Anyway guys may i know why at your avatar i can see the numbers? may i know what is the numbers stand for??

 
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