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Brand Building & how I attract new eyeballs to my clients businesses. Part 3
My Brand building business. Part 3.
Instead of spamming forums and blogs with urls and poor text about the website I want people to visit, I do my research.
I knew exactly what I would do for my clients, so I started to analyze the entire business I had in mind, and I did an abridgement of the entire business.
I polished it. And I suddenly saw a handful of key elements I just had to mention for any potential clients.
"I will write 5 forum posts for $2" - is quite a common title.
The description is often something like this:
I will write 5 forum posts in whatever niche you want me to. I will write using my own experience and you provide the niche. My expertise are pets, freelancing and design. I can work with other niches too but I will be best at any of the given niches.
I will help you to get your forum going and become more active. I will create topics and invite others to join the discussion. Everything will be done manually.
Well, something like that at least. In my case, this could obviously fit too, but I wasn't looking to attract people to the forum. I was looking for a way to lure people to the mentioned site, or to make people aware of a website's existence.
Most of us knows that you will be flagged or that your posts will be deleted if you spam or include urls in your posts. - So how could I make sure that my posts would stick?
As there's no guarantee's for that, I couldn't be certain of it. - But I could to things a bit different compared to others, so I still contributed to the forum. - That way the moderators just couldn't delete my posts as if they where worth nothing.
And that was the "breakthrough moment"
I was looking for.
I ended up using my personal forum accounts. Accounts I had used for years. I started to be more active in various amounts of forums. And I started to contribute in whatever thread I found. - Without urls or anything like that.
This was strictly to build more reputation and credibility.
When I had 5 accounts or so, on different forums, I approached a client and I asked him if I could do this for him, for free.
As soon as I mentioned "i will advertise your site" he was hooked. He wanted me to promote his webshop and I did.
The thing is, that I can't analyze the traffic. - I can't see how many visits he got and I can't see how much I help my clients.
And that is obviously a reason for my clients to start doubting me or what I do.
Read the next part here: part 4