Which is more effective in promotion

by goodmast3r 13 replies
1. Help / reply other people in forum and rely on your signature to make money, or
2. Post your service in the classified section in that forum

1 is time consuming, 2 is money consuming. Anyone measure this before? It's good not to waste time or money for something not effective
#main internet marketing discussion forum #effective #promotion
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  • Profile picture of the author fated82
    If you have the time do no.1, if you have no time do no.2. I will advise no 2 though, so you can do what is more important to you
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  • Profile picture of the author ivcan
    The second option, because you will get a least a 200% on ROI. So, is money guarantee if your offer a good service with an attractive price.
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  • Profile picture of the author shuvo
    I also recommend you the second option and it will work better for you than the first on for promotion if you can effectively use it.
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  • Profile picture of the author flowers4love
    This is an Interesting question – I haven't thought of it myself. My guess is that both methods are equally effective. In the first option you have exposure to people who aren't specifically browsing the classifieds' section. But on the other hand, in the classifieds' section your ad is more targeted. Therefore in my mind both methods are more or less equally effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author Darla
    I would say #2 too. And once you get a few happy customers, you add testimonials for social proof and credibility. That's the quickest and most effective route.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    As for #2 I'm not sure there are any "guarantees" in life.

    #1 has always worked for me. The formula is: Add Value + Be Persistent = Become Valuable.

    Following the first strategy can position you as an expert. This means money now and even bigger money down the road.

    #2 simply positions you as a face in the crowd.

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  • Profile picture of the author myrnasy
    Originally Posted by goodmast3r View Post

    1. Help / reply other people in forum and rely on your signature to make money, or
    2. Post your service in the classified section in that forum

    1 is time consuming, 2 is money consuming. Anyone measure this before? It's good not to waste time or money for something not effective
    I would prefer no. 2. Though, it needs money, it has larger percent of getting a return than just waiting too long.

    No. 1 is advisable to those who are very persistent enough in promoting the product. The more you spread the signature or link, the more you get a greater possibility of a return.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      I don't see it as an either/or question. If you have the time and the ability to contribute, the answer is both.

      Become a valuable, contributing member of the community and your listing isn't just another face in the crowd. It's a familiar friend among a horde of strangers.

      And for folks who see the listing first, and check you out, your contributions add weight in your favor...
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  • Profile picture of the author kaiserthesage
    #1 is the best option. You get to display your expertise, you get to promote your brand and you also get a relevant link for SEO purposes.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      You can learn a lot with no. 1. The more issues you look at and try to help people with , the more you will learn about those issues. Your ad will also get more cred if you have a decent amount of good posts that help people.
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  • Profile picture of the author goodmast3r
    Looks like I need to try both. How do I track the effectiveness?
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  • Profile picture of the author ChiTownRoc
    You can track the effectiveness by creating special links within your posts.

    For example, create a special link for your signature but another link for your ad.

    Then, as people are migrating over to your page you will be able to see where they are coming from.
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  • Profile picture of the author jushuaburnham
    Though no.1 is time consuming as what you have said but I prefer that one, there you can share your knowledge, display your expertise, help other warriors at the same make a backlink on your site.
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