Posting messages on online discussion boards is a great way to get free advertising. When you post a message include your signature file at the end. Your signature file should be no more than 5 to 6 lines. Include an attention-getting sentence why they should visit your web site or e-mail your autoresponder.
Some online discussion boards allow you to leave text and graphic links at the end of your messages. You will get a better click-through rate with links than just a normal signature file. Below are three types of messages you could post to online discussion boards:
1. Informative Comments
Post information that would be informative to the people who participate on the discussion board. It could be an article or a study you’ve completed.
2. Ask Questions
Post a question on the discussion board you would like answered. This will give you a chance to meet other experts and it could lead to a profitable joint venture.
3. Answer Questions
Post the answer to another person’s question on the discussion board. When you answer questions you will get known as an expert on the subject.
Before posting to any online discussion board read the FAQ or rules first. They will tell you what kinds of posts are allowed. Read the board for a few days before posting your message to see what type of messages are being posted. Never post messages on a board that are unrelated to the subject.