Top Tips for Traders on Fun

Discussion in 'Forum News and Announcements' started by Jim, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. Jim

    Jim Ringleader

    Jul 19, 2007
    Sutton on Sea
    If you are a trader, you are most welcome here on motorhome fun. Unlike others forums we appreciate that your knowledge and expertise can benefit the membership. What we do NOT want though is a sales pitch, in fact if you spam the forum with your messages, then it will probably be resented by the membership and you will get the exact opposite of what you want to achieve! If you have products or services to sell, please follow the tips below which should benefit you and the enthusiasts here.

    Once you have signed up. Do NOTHING. Just familiarise yourself with the forum and have a good look at the rules. One of those rules is that you will have email admin and tell them you are a trader, this lets all funsters know that the message in your posts might have an ulterior motive!

    See what's talked about. See who the main forum participants are. Get a feel for the atmosphere of the forum. You need to really understand how our forum ticks before you dive in and start making posts. The only way to do this is to read, read, and then read some more.

    After you have a good idea of how Fun works, introduce yourself. Do NOT post any kind of advert or even allude to your own website or business in any way. Just say hello and tell the funsters that you're looking forward to participating in the discussion and contributing to the forum. Don't be tempted to say anything more or start selling, your post will probably be deleted if you do.

    Then, look at the questions being asked on the forum. If you can, answer them. You should keep on doing this and try to visit at least twice a day.

    Over time, this is what's going to happen.

    You are going to establish yourself as an authority in your field and your posts will be especially well received. Especially so when Funsters realise you are not just trying to hard-sell them something. Give out good honest advice and opinion and people ARE going to start to look at you as an authority on your particular subject. They will begin to ask for your advice. They will start to look at your signature, where you will have a link to your product or service. You will NOT have to advertise a thing. You will not need to Spam the forum. You will begin to make sales just from being a participant at the forum, you will become a Funster. That will be good for the forum and might well be good for your business as well.

    Thanks :Smile:
  2. Road Runner

    Road Runner

    Jul 26, 2007
    Good posting and advice about traders though:thumb:
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2008

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