Internet marketing is constantly changing and evolving, and there are lots of new ideas surfacing. I believe the internet provides some amazing opportunities for people to build successful businesses over the coming years.
I’ve written before about having a vision. It’s so important to have some goals and a direction for your life and your online business. But when it comes to choosing a model for your online business (or businesses), there are so many options to choose from.
One of the ways to learn more about any industry is to frequent the relevant forums and interact with people. It’s a great way of learning more, and being able to help others. Finding the right community of people can help boost your chances of success.
There are two forums I visit that are relevant to internet marketing.
Warrior Forum is a large community that covers all aspects of internet marketing. There’s always some interesting conversations going on, and I’ve learnt a lot from reading through the posts.
The basic forum is free, but there’s an option to upgrade your membership for a one-off fee of $37. This gives you access to the War Room which is a separate area with a lot more material.
You can waste a lot of time here because there’s so much information to digest. Take your time in this forum, aim to pick up one or two good ideas each time you visit, and them take some time away to out into action the things you’ve learnt.
Most people would have heard of Darren Rowse and ProBlogger.net. Late last year Darren introduced a paid forum at ProBlogger.com.
It now costs $5.95 per month and has around 2,000 active members. It’s smaller than Warrior Forum, but that’s ok because it’s different.
There’s a wide range of experience on this forum, ranging from newbies to people making a full time living from blogging and internet marketing. There are opportunities to ask lots of questions and get feedback on your web site or ideas.
I’ve obtained some immediate benefit from the site. Late last year I asked some questions about improving the SEO on my business site. Within 24 hours I received a couple of great suggestions which I implemented and gave me a very quick boost in the Google rankings for my keywords. The extra business I could receive from that would pay my membership for many years to come.
Other Internet Marketing Forums
I know there are many other forums out there – some paid, some free. There are also many membership sites that cater to specific niches. As time goes on I may become a member at some other sites.
For now, the challenge is to take the good ideas from these forums and implement them in my online businesses. I gather this is a common problem that people are experiencing – they’ve got plenty of ideas, but just need the time and discipline to do them.
This is where I see an opportunity for BloggerBusinessPlan.com. I can coach you and help you focus on the two or three priorities you need to focus on to build your online presence.
What other forums do you frequent? What value or ideas have you received from them?