It seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? What you can do at web promotion forums. Well, let’s see … promote the Web? Promote websites? Promote yourself?
Yes, all of the above are true. But that’s not all.
There are a lot of things you can do, actually, through a web promotion forum. If you think of it as a community with nearly all of the benefits of a bona fide community, then that should put it a little more into perspective. So what can you do in a community?
Communities are good because they are social. In fact, web promotion forums were a type of social media before social media became so popular. People congregated at the forum to connect, engage, and get to know each other. And they still do.
Forums are good places for asking questions. Got a problem and can’t figure out the answer? Ask the forum community. Someone usually has an answer. Many times, you’ll get several responses from members of the community. Pick the best one that is right for you.
Some web promotion forums allow you to buy and sell through the forum. While direct marketing is often frowned upon, many forums have a special room or discussion thread set aside just for the purpose of selling. Others forbid it explicitly.
The most important thing you can do at a web promotion forum, however, is learn. And the education is usually free. A good web promotion forum has at least a few threads set aside for educational purposes. That’s where community members gather to discuss topics around the idea of designing and promoting websites. More veteran members of the community often teach the younger members, but even veterans end up learning more about the topics as they engage with other members and participate in discussions.
Most forums also have a chat feature. This allows you to connect with other members, either one on one or in group chat, in real time. You can do it for fun or for educational purposes. Even both.
Another essential aspect of a web promotion community is the ability to post links to your website and receive free reviews. You can get free feedback on your website before, during, and after development. It allows you to see your own strengths and weaknesses from someone else’s eyes. Then, if you need to go back to the drawing board, you can do that easily.
So what can you do at a web promotion forum? You can become a better webmaster. You can learn the skills that it takes to design and promote a website from scratch or any phase of development. And that’s the best thing that could ever happen to you.
By Allen Taylor
Contributing editor for http://websitestars.com