If you are a service provider and your business solely depends on internet, then you must start marketing your service/product online. While plenty of techniques are available today through which you can get sales lead online which are chargeable and non chargeable in nature. While if you have enough money to spend for marketing & promotions then i will recommend you to opt for google adwords programme and facebook advertisement, which are known for generating sales leads over the years. But if you are like me who has just entered into selling services online segment, then you might be tight in budget would like to know free methods of doing the same. Here i am sharing my experience with you which brought me good results, in my case i was trying to promote my fiverr gigs online for which i found forums are the best medium. After rigorous handwork of 2 weeks, i started getting sales from forums without investing single penny. Lets see how i did it.
The only forum which is world wide popular and hold number one position in forum chart-buster, if you are in digital forum then you need to to look for any other forums to get sales lead, this forum is most active forum over internet with highest number community members, the forum has membership options via which you can waive off limitations that usually free members face. The forum has very strict and spamming rules so you need to ensure that you are not violating any terms and conditions, while lot of people have shared “how to get best out of digitalforum” guides which are worth reading. You can easily expect 3-4 sales lead daily if your product is able to attract people.
Warrior forum is one of the best place to ask for help if your business requires internet marketing, the forum members are very active and the forum has high SERP which makes your query/post searchable within couple of minutes. Warrior Forum is free to join and post thread, but some of the section requires special upgrade in membership level which starts from 37$ for 20 years, which is quite cheap. In my case i have not buyed any membership, i broadcast-ed into my social network for a help and one of my friend helped me by starting a thread for me. As of now the warrior forum is bringing 1-2 sales lead daily.
Wickedfire is fastest growing online forums that covers every aspect of social marketing and internet, variety of sections allows you to get support in almost every segment. The forum has ”sell buy trade” section where you can post about your offering with details, again read terms and conditions carefully to stay out from banning.
One of the oldest forum with very basic easy to use navigation, the forum has very good SERP positions for thread, this means next time you post ” Cheap backlink services” thread on this forum, your chances of getting ranked in search is higher and so as sales lead. The forum has strict rules , avoid spamming links and follow guidelines – you have to be very tricky while posting thread, you cannot redirect users simply, you have to tweak, involve in discussion and then finally convert.
it does not matter what you are selling online, the smallbusinessbrief has everything, covers every titles of business and marketing, they have a section to sell your goods,products and services which is free in nature. You can register yourself and start promoting your service.
These are the couple of forums from thousands available online, which i have tried for my fiverr service, although first two forums are good enough to get you sales lead, if played logically. While posting to forums which has higher community base, and good search placement is always a better option. I am still finding free ways to promote services online and will keep on sharing whenever i get any success. Do let me know if you know any other methods that helped you to get leads online.