These crimes are losing them potential branding rights, list building rights and even sales.
Crime number 1:
An empty signature file bring you ... absolutely ZERO. You are missing out on an absolutely massive amount of traffic. Trust me, I've only been on here two weeks and my signature alone brings me over 100 people to my blog daily form this very forum.
Use your signature to promote:
- Your product
- Your website or blog
- Brand yourself
Everybody can start a wordpress blog for free, hosted by wordpress. Use it to give more information about yourself, what you hope to do and what you hope to learn. If you write good useful posts here on the forum people will visit you blog, I already told you that.
But here is what I do extra. I added a mailing list to my blog. This very Warrior Forum is responsible for over 100 subscribers to my mailing list, and all of whom visited my blog because of my contribution via my posts.
Not having a signature is costing you.... You have no excuse, make it today.
Crime number 2:
Not having a picture or 'Avatar' with your posts. WF offers these two free services, the ability to have a signature and the ability to have an avatar but for some reason, people waste this simple marketing opportunity.
Adding an avatar makes it easier for people to spot your post, thus allowing you to brand yourself for FREE. It does not have to even be your picture, but any picture is a good start.
Trust me, some of the more respected warriors love the fact that most people do not have an avatar. Why? It makes their posts stand out more. Think about it, when you typically see a new thread here on WF, there are lots of replies. Nobody has the time to read it all so we skim. We read the first few entries, then we scroll down until we see a picture, where we are likely to stop and take another read. This picture where you stop is usually the avatar!
That is exactly what we have been trained to do with these long ass sales pages. You read the top and scroll down, looking a little closer at the pictures. It's no wonder people do the same on forums!
I call these two both crimes, as it takes very little time to setup and will multipy your marketing efforts, but for some reason people do not seem to care about it.
So, if you haven't already done it, make your signature and avatar today.