Making money online is the ultimate goal for many of us. But it can be a bit of a daunting task to beginners. The great news is that even if you are a complete beginner, you can start and run an online business with a little help from your friends.
So where would you go to find like-minded people and pick their brains on a variety of internet marketing topics? Some people like social media like Facebook, Twitter, etc.
Those are great but I think Internet marketing forums are the best places where internet marketers hang out. The thing I love the most about forums is that they tend to be a bit more focused on internet marketing.
On the other hand, on social media, there is a lot of noise, multiple distractions. You can easily get distracted and lose focus.
A Summary Of Benefits For Joining Forums :
- Opportunity to form partnerships and build networks
- You can get valuable information on market trends
- Quality targeted traffic
- High-quality backlinks to your website/blog
- Tonnes of help/knowledge from experienced members
So, I decided to help makes things easier for you, my dear friend.
I compiled a list of very helpful communities/ forums you can join for free and get all the help you need plus free resources to guide you along the way.
This is one of the most popular and user-friendly forums ever. Because of that, it attracts a lot of beginners. I especially recommend it if you are a beginner. There are 2 ways you can join.
- Free membership
- Premium membership @ $37
With the free membership, you can access cool marketing tools and high-quality product reviews from people who have actually used the products.
The premium membership plan grants everything including access to their private section called the War Room. Here you can interact with highly experienced internet marketers and get personalized mentorship.
Some of the many topics you can get valuable information on:
- Email Marketing
- Search Engine Optimization
- Social media marketing
- Conversion rate optimization
- Web design
- Product reviews
Here are some of the discussions I found valuable:
Great responses from experienced members. They don’t just stop at answering your questions they build you up with lots of motivation. I just love how friendly these guys are!
The person who asked this question seemed to be having a hard time landing a writing gig. Competition can be tough out there in the writing world. And the person clearly needed urgent help. As usual, the warriors provided lots of tips on how she could change her situation.
Another popular question and answer platform. Why did I include here on the list of forums?
I included Quora because you can get answers on literally anything you want more information about. It is not necessarily focused on internet marketing. But I like it because of the high levels of discussions and the great information you can get.
You can easily join by signing up with your real name. You can also sign in using Facebook or Google. It is important to create a profile and list your areas of expertise. You can participate by either asking questions or answering them. I spend more time answering questions related to my expertise.
An Affiliate Marketing Forum with a very friendly and supportive community. I love how it is highly organized to allow easy navigation.
Another cool feature is that they don’t just allow anyone to create an account and start posting right away. There is an approval process which takes a few hours.
Even if you wanted to upgrade to a paid membership, they won’t take your money unless your account has been confirmed. Now, this just shows how authentic these guys are! This is done to eliminate spammers. So you can be sure that you are in a safe environment.
They have short learning materials which can be very useful to beginners, on various topics related to Affiliate Marketing.
Some of the resources you can expect to find include the following:
- Affiliate networks
- Affiliate programs
- Events and networking
- Traffic sources
Don’t judge a book by its cover!
At first sight, DigitalPoint Forum does not exude that “I am possibly the best internet Marketing Forum” look. But I can tell you it is great. I really like these guys, I think cheeky in a cool way! It is probably the best forum for beginners. They don’t tolerate spam.
Their rules are strict, well here’s the short version:
- Don’t Lie
- Don’t cheat
- Don’t steal
- Don’t spam
You MUST follow these or you are OUT!
Their forum topics are extensively organized under these topics:
- Search Engines
- Business & Marketing
- Buy, Sell or Trade
- The Digital Point
Like other forums, DigitalPoint also have a marketplace where you can find
Oh please, let’s not forget how funny some of the discussions can be. I usually read these ones when I need a little laugh. We all can use a giggle.
If you have a website/blog with a good enough flow of traffic, Google Adsense is one of the best ways monetizing your website.
The Adsense forum is comprised of both the Adsense experts and beginners. There are lots of different discussions and questions related to Adsense.
If you have any issues, perhaps your Adsense application was rejected or accepted but later on revoked, this is the place to participate in and get answers.
Started by David Ford in 2009, Aff Playbook is not just a networking forum. It is also an Affiliate Marketing training Platform with over 5000 active members.
- It is much more organized to help you find your way easily through the training.
- They have step by step lessons suitable for all including complete beginners
- Online marketing tools – PPV spy tools, keyword research tools, WordPress plugin, images, landing page templates
- Monthly webinar replays, etc
This one is a whole lot more than an internet marketing forum. It is mainly an Internet Marketing Training Platform with a huge community.
Their community is made up of both beginners and experts always engaged in discussions and chats on an array of topics.
Membership is both free and paid ($49 pm).
What I like about this platform is their extensive training and engagement. The training focuses on building Affiliate Marketing website where you can promote lots of affiliate products related to your niche.
These guys are actually very sweet. They allow free members to build 2 websites hosted freely on their own sub-domains.
They give you free lessons. of course, limited in scope compared to what you get with the premium membership.
This is still a great way for new guys to get started with affiliate marketing without having to spend thousands of dollars on products they may take time trying to understand how they work.
So you get to make money without investing a lot of money.
How Can You Benefit From Joining Forum?
- You can create and grow your personal brand – by answering questions you can establish yourself as a trusted participant and eventually become an authority. People will begin to like and trust you.
- If you have a website/blog, Quora can be a great source of traffic, giving your website much-needed exposure and potentially sales.
- You can also get high-quality backlinks which will boost your Search Engine Optimization and ranking efforts.
- Forums are a great way to gain new knowledge without actually buying any new courses. As an internet marketer, you will need to keep up with new market trends and forums provide just that.
As much as there are still so many forums I have not included in my list, I strongly believe that these will suffice. Besides, I doubt that you would join all of them anyway!
You only need a couple of forums and you are good to go.
I hope you have made your choice of a forum because if not you risk missing out on the wealth of knowledge and tools waiting for you to grab them!
I wish you a successful journey in Internet Marketing.
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