According to Wikipedia, an internet forum is “an online discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages”. In the online marketing world, we would call this an internet marketing forum. There are hundreds of internet marketing forums with millions of members.
Some may think that internet marketing forums are no longer relevant due to the popularity of Facebook groups. There are even paid Facebook groups now. Even though Facebook groups are popular, there are some limitations:
- Once you scroll past the content, it is very hard to find it again
- Group content competes against other content in the user’s timeline
- Limited control over functionality
- Limited control over the data
- Does not integrate with your website or URL
Advantages of an Internet Marketing Forum
On the other hand, internet marketing forums have many advantages that are not available with Facebook groups such as:
- Can utilize your signature
- Can get answers to your questions easily in a thread
- Can help others and establish yourself as an expert in your niche
- Many opportunities to learn
- Can market to other online marketers if it is allowed
- Build traffic to your site
- Link Building
- More engagement
I have belonged to a few internet marketing forums over the years, but there is one that I am still a member. It is Dennis Becker’s Earn 1K A Day. This forum has been active for almost 8 years. Not only can you participate in an active forum, you will have access to over 1200 courses to include:
- Membership Sites
- Site Flipping
- Writing, Kindle, and Self-Publishing
- Product Creation
- Email Marketing
- Offline Marketing
- Video Marketing
- Social Marketing
- Graphics Products
You also get access to the Super Vault which is a collection of courses from some of the most respected Internet marketers. There are also other courses and material included as well.
In order to accommodate online marketers that do not need this much information or want a lower cost option, Dennis has created a new product, E1K Lite. E1K Lite will always have between 30 and 50+ products available for members at all times, with new products replacing old ones every month, and fresh ones added multiple times per week. You also get access Dennis’ latest books, Justin Popovic’s Best Quality PLR products, Private Label Videos, Sean Mize training, Eric Louviere training and products in the Super Vault.
There is an internet marketing forum option for everyone. If you want access to thousands of products that never go away, then you should select the Earn 1K A Day forum. If you are okay with the content rotating monthly and paying a lower monthly cost, then you should choose E1K Lite. I personally have lifetime access to Earn 1K A Day and am very pleased with my choice.
Leave a comment below and let me know if you think belonging to an internet marketing forum is useful for your business.