Today, I want to share my thoughts on MLM Forums. I’ll cover the following things:
- What is a Forum?
- How Can Forums Help You Grow Your MLM Business?
- The Top 4 MLM Forums
By the time you finish reading this article, you should have a basic understanding of how to leverage forums to get more leads, sales and recruits. Enjoy the information!
What is a Forum?
A forum is a website where people can ask questions, share ideas and build an online community. Think of it as a website for a group of like-minded people (NICHE).
The visitors of the website create new content, respond to articles, share pictures and videos, build relationships, share websites, and much more. It’s similar to Facebook, except the members all have similar interests.
How Can Forums Help You Grow Your MLM Business?
An online forum can help you grow your network marketing business if you do it the right way. First off, you do not want to be a spammer. Don’t just join a MLM Forum and immediately start posting your link everywhere, or pitch everyone on your opportunity or products. That’s a quick way to get black listed.
Instead, be a person of VALUE. Position yourself as an expert. Contribute valuable content to the community. Have a catchy signature file with a link to your capture page, but focus on drawing people in, rather than pushing people away.
Leveraging a forum to build your network marketing business is a long-term approach. Simply visit the forum for a few minutes each day, answer a few questions, share thought provoking content, and within a year or two, you will be a trusted, valuable member of the community.
At that point, you will draw people in, make sales, and recruit new reps, without even trying to do so. People will come to you with their questions, visit your website and ask you to sponsor them, because they know, like and trust you.
The Top 4 MLM Forums
Surprisingly, there are not many online MLM Forums that I know of. One of my favorite MLM forums, Better Networker, no longer exists. To the best of my knowledge, there are less than five ACTIVE MLM Forums online. Here are the ones I know of and use myself.
# 1 MLM Gateway
This is a community of approximately 200,000 network marketers. You can publish articles, leave comments on other people’s articles, do paid ads, share videos, and much more. You can also send private messages to other members.
# 2 Warrior Forum
Back in the day, Warrior Forum was quite perhaps the most popular online forum for internet marketers. It has gone DOWNHILL in recent years, but there are still some good people on this forum.
I will be the first to admit that many people on this forum are anti-MLM, but there are a few people like myself on there. This is a great forum if you are trying to build an online business, since most of the people at Warrior Forum are internet marketers, including several prominent online marketers. Visit the Warrior Forum here.
# 3 MLM.com
Several years back, this was the online forum that most of the top earners in our industry participated in. You can look through the older posts and see many famous names.
In recent years, it is more like a Ghost Town! I still try to publish new content on MLM.com every week, but very people respond. For the life of me, I’m trying to revive this MLM Forum.
You can visit MLM.com here if you would like to learn more.
# 4 IBO Tool Box
This forums is a hidden gem. I think so anyway. Also known as IBO Social, this is a community for home business owners in a variety of niches.
You can leave comments, write articles, share videos and leverage their paid advertising. I get a decent amount of traffic to my websites from IBO Tool Box.
I am a free member, but you can also upgrade for about $20 per month, and get some extra bells and whistles. Visit IBO Tool Box here.
While more and more people have shifted to YouTube, social media and Mother Google to get answers to their questions, many people still visit MLM forums. I believe it just makes sense to find one or two forums that you like and become an active member in the community.
Put your needs on hold and focus on helping other people solve their problems. Become a trusted member of the forum and people will begin reaching out to you.
You definitely need to take the long-term approach and realize that posting on forums will not build your business immediately, but it will pay off in the long run. It takes some time and patience.
There you have it folks. These are the top online MLM Forums as I see it. Did I miss one? What are your thoughts? Leave a comment below and let me know what you think. I look forward to hearing from you.