Get Those Needed Connections For Your Business by Robin Nelson | on January 27, 2013 Get To Generating That Traffic When you start a business the biggest wall you hit is generating traffic and sales, especially if you have a limited budget. Forums and online communities is one of the simplest ways to get your links or website out on the web for free. When you start posting you will start up relationships with your readers and gain a good reputation when writing passionately and accurately about your niche or products. A forum is a group of people who gather to share information relating to the same interests as each other, like dogs, crochet, sewing and more. It’s designed for users to ask questions, share opinions, share discoveries, socialize and seek advice. When posting on forums or blogs you need to find a relevant subject to your product you are promoting. If you want to promote a product on how to crochet, then you will need to find blogs and forums related to crochet. Become an active member on several related sites and use your link in your signature, this is the most effective way to get a response. You will find many forums if you search your particular niche and topic. Just research your niche forums. Say if you want to search for sewing, type in sewing forums into the Google search. Google will come up with plenty of sites for you to visit. Find A Relevant Site Search through these forums and find a subject that interests you and is related to your niche or subject. Join in on the conversation that going on. Choose an opportunity that lets you help someone else or give them advice. Share your knowledge and advice and take an opportunity to inquire about something also. This gets you involved in a conversation and gets your links out there. If you end up giving someone great advice, they are likely to click on your signature link, thus getting you quality traffic. Remember doing this is totally free. Avoid forums that contain a lot of spam, no one will end up reading your posts anyway. These posts are probably mainly marketers that are just looking to make a buck and nothing else. Look for forums that generate a lot of visitors, the more traffic the forum gets the better chance you have of getting more people to click on your link. Great Tips Use your real name in the forums you join and maybe even use a picture of yourself. Getting your post successfully read is your main goal. Make sure your subject is interesting, on the right topic and has great content. In your signature file, you will add a link back to your website, so this is a vital step to remember. Adding your links will also count as sites back linked sites, so this will increase your popularity in the search engines. So make your links unique and interesting that makes someone want to click on them. Be Real Always make sure you are contributing something interesting and worthy of the forum. Add you unique twist and knowledge and passion to each post and people will credit you as a valuable contributor and check out your posts and your links. You will build trust with readers and develop a good reputation, which helps get traffic to your website. Always obey the rules and guidelines of the forums and use common sense. Use respectful and insightful information to grab reader’s attention and be a positive contributor at all times. Never use foul language or attack a fellow forum user, this will kill your business. Always be open minded and respectful!