This is another method which can be used only to attract new visitors to your private website. A few affiliates already have tested links in forums, and they do produce some leads for them opt-in list. Again, just like every method in this lesson, it doesn't work so great all by itself, but every little bit adds up.

For forums, you can leave a link in your signature. Don't put a blatant ad when you post on forums. It will just be deleted, and you may get a bad name. Just keep it simple. If allowed, use simple graphics.

So, the idea behind forums is to answer, comment, and ask. You can do any of those and still get people to click on your link at the bottom. It's not wise to Spam your ads because that won't persuade anyone to click on your links, and you will just hurt your reputation.

In addition to that, you often can get some good information in the forums. People don't tend to give away secrets, but if you have a specific question about a program, products, etc, you can often get a good answer. You might as well get some extra exchange credits and visitors out of it.

Basically, the forums are much like the automatic exchanges, the safe lists, the ad co-ops, and everything else. The goal is to create a system where you have communication with your list of contacts at a click of your mouse. That's what this lesson is all about. It works, and it will continue to work. Just build your list, and the stream of communication is at your fingertips.