Forum marketing is one of the very effective methods that can be used to build a mailing list and make money on the internet. By forum marketing, I do not mean spamming forums with your links. Spammy tactics will always get you blacklisted and your sites de-indexed in search engines. If you are involved in any of those tactics, better use your senses and stop wasting your time. By the term Forum Marketing, I mean legitimately building trust and relationship with other members in forums. Once you start building trust, they’ll be more than happy to sign up to your mailing list or buy from you.
Forum marketing is not about simply putting your page out there on the forum and letting people jump in to it. No that’s not how it works. There are a couple of steps involved in making your forum marketing fruitful.
Let’s look at the key areas that you need to focus on, to build a mailing list using the power of forum marketing.
Before I tell you why my squeeze page has around 50% conversion rate, I need to show you my squeeze page that resulted in the high conversion.
Direct Link To Squeeze Page – http://www.biglaunchdominator.com
Yea… It’s that simple, simplicity is what works. The more stuff you have in it, the lower will be your conversion, if you don’t believe me, test it yourself.
So what’s so special about this squeeze page ? Why the high conversion rate ?
a) Firstly I am giving away something of real value, something that people are willing to pay real money for.
b) Simple design with a 2 line headline, then a video, then the opt-in box.
c) Short and fast loading video, I don’t know about you, but I won’t watch a 5 minute video just to enter my name and email, that’s why I intentionally kept the video less than 1 minute in length.
d) Video content that builds up interest – I show the insides of the free e-book I am offering, then show my my payment proof, then finally show testimonials of satisfied readers.
e) No scroll squeeze page – I also made sure that my entire squeeze page is above the fold with no need to scroll down to enter name and email.
f) No links or distraction – Finally I made sure there are no distractions like hyperlinks or other text. If I even put one link at the bottom, the conversion will be much lower, as I am opening a door for the visitors to leave the page.
g) Clear call to action inside the video and especially at the end of the video – I believe the call to action at the end, greatly helped my conversion rate. Thanks to Easy Video Player for the wonderful option to load an image at the end of the video.
This squeeze page is created in a way that even a person that hates video will know what I am offering by reading just the headline and the “Get Instant Access” button.
So the overview is, it’s a combination of all the four keys that helped me build my mailing list, using the power of forum marketing. Now I want to show you another convincing evidence to use forum marketing for list building. It’s nothing other than my aweber subscriber stats screen shot that shows the number of subscribers I got exclusively using the power of forum marketing.
The screen shot above (hidden, but visible after clicking like button above) shows the number of subscribers I got in just 6 days, exclusively using the power of forum marketing. Hope you don’t need more evidence to convince you, to incorporate forum marketing to your list building strategy. And now you know how to do it right, from making your profile right to how to build an effective squeeze page. Wasn’t that a great post ? If it is, then all I ask in return from you, is to take a moment and write a few words in the comments box below, telling me how you liked the post. I need encouragement just the way you do, and will be greatful if you post your comments. Without your comments I have no way of knowing how much this post helped you. Thank you for understanding & please be assured that I’ll be replying your comments…