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					Posting on forums is one of the cheapest and fastest ways in which you can advertise
your affiliate products on the Internet. However, in order to do this successfully, you
must do a number of things with care. You cannot simply start a thread which contains
your affiliate link straight away. You will almost definitely get banned from that
forum board and you certainly won't get any sales from it.

The general procedure involves making multiple posts on a forum board before you
even setup a signature file, which includes a link to your site. Even if the particular
forum you are using does not specifically mandate this, you will want to do this,
anyway, as it will increase your credibility - which is your real goal.

Finding a forum related to your niche is relatively easy to do. Simply type the name of
your interest followed by the word 'forum' into your favorite search engine i.e. if your
niche is golf, type in 'golf forum' into your browser and you will likely get a list of
active forums on the return page. Alternatively there are a couple of URLs that you
can use to obtain the same information. They are "big-boards.com" which is currently
the largest forum directory on the Internet or you can use
"board123.com/forum_directory.php" which has some lesser directories but does
contain some forums that the first doesn't list.

Once you have chosen a few forums that you are interested in, you will need to find
out what their rules are when it comes to signature files. Some don't allow links and
others do but may not accept these links to be of a commercial nature. It's vitally
important to stick to the rules of these forums or you will find yourself banned pretty
quickly.

Once you have your list of forums that allow commercial links, it's time to start
posting! Right from the beginning, make sure that you post messages that are
meaningful and relevant. Set yourself up as an expert in your niche and try to give
value to the group by posting useful articles and lists that others will appreciate. Only
once you have developed a good reputation on these forums which will take
approximately one to two weeks of regular posting, you can begin advertising through
your forum signature. If it is allowed, make your signature eye-catching by using an
assortment of colors, words and symbols. Link your signature to an affiliate product
or an auto-responder course purposefully designed to capture email addresses.

Repeat this process throughout all the relevant forums that you discovered earlier but
ensure you pick forums that have high traffic, are used regularly and are audience
specific to your niche. Not all forums are created equal and you do not want to waste
time on those that are just too quiet to drum up any attention. Remember to add a
memorable signature file so that you draw people to click on your link and you will
find that this method will pay off considerably and much faster than other methods.

				
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