by Dave Fullmer
Forums are great places to get information about most anything. Sometimes called communities, they are a place where people can come together and share information on any subject that they share an interest in. Forums with subjects about most anything can be found and what ever interests you can be found somewhere on a forum.
Most forums are a place to share information. Questions are asked and there usually is someone on the forum that can and will answer the question. Sometimes, several people will answer the question and give a different slant to the answer.
My hobby is restoring antique tractors and I first started browsing the forums because I wanted to discuss ways to restore my favorite brand of tractor.. Sometimes, I had answers to questions posted on the forum that I felt I could share and I started building relationships with people on the board. Even though I hadn't met them outside of the forum community I felt I had made friends. I even had one friend who looked up my phone number and we had many conversations over a period of 3 years.
Although he only lived about 75 miles away, I never met him until one day he called me and wanted to give me a tractor that had parts I had expressed an interest in. So the board not only served as an information source, but it also served as a social thing.
But what are the reasons I browse the forums today? If I only were looking for information exchanges or a social place to bond together, I would not venture out from more that 2 or 3 forums.
What I do on the forums is watch for people who are asking questions that I can help with. By being helpful I can build a reputation of being someone who is knowledgeable in Internet marketing. And this helps me build relationships. Does that mean I think I am an expert? Not at all! I have much to learn and as I browse the forums, my knowledge increases, usually on a daily basis. Every one knows something that someone else may not know. Everyone has ideas that have been given them or have been thought out through experience and teaching. I am striving to position myself as a leader who is knowledgeable and confident in his ability to lead people to success in the Internet business.
That's why I browse the forums. It is a place where I can find people who are struggling with their businesses and I have been able to help them with answers that will help them find solutions to their struggles. It has given me a chance to develop a reputation of someone who cares and I have had people tell me that they joined my program because of the trust they had directly due to what they read on the forums.
Finally, forums are places where you can do some free advertising. No, I don't mean spamming people with your ads. However, most forums allow links in the signature files. This is a subject for a different article, but let me say here that those links should be limited to advertising a free gift or newsletter or something to intice people to fill out a form with their name and email address. If you establish relationships on the forums, people will start to click on your links in your signature file and you will be well on your way building your own opt-in mailing list.
If you are not regularly posting on the forums, you are missing a real opportunity to make yourself known. Put your picture up so people can see you are a real person. Put your full name and phone number in your signature file so that people will have confidence in you. Just be yourself. You don't have to be a great writer, just write like you talk. Have fun while you write. Ask questions if you don't feel you have answers. You will soon have answers.
And before long, suddenly someone will sign up on your free trial and tell you that the reason they signed up was they just felt good about you as a person because of your thoughts on the forum.
Dave Fullmer is a semi-retired manufacturing automation programmer. These are really just big words for the job of making manufacturing equipment run automatically. Dave also has 5 years of Internet Marketing Experience and has had both unprofitable and profitable experiences. He understands the frustration of any person just starting out in Internet Marketing because he has been there and done that.
What I can tell you about Dave Fullmer ~
Dave is a wonderful guy. He has been a great inspiration to many people online. He was a moderator on a forum we owned for about 2 years. He was a great asset to the success we had there.
I am glad to have this opportunity to share some of his knowledge with you. I hope you take advantage of the offer to get to know him better.
We are proud to have Dave as our friend,
Sheryl Loch ~ allmylovecrafts
Brad West ~ onomoney
Caitlinn Hagar ~ gamegirlracing
Please think before you PINK!
It is October, that is breast cancer awareness month.
Yes, that time of year when all the pink sales are on. They lead you to believe that they are donating the money you spend on their product to a good cause. HA!
Most of these companies do donate some of the money but much of it is said to be used as processing & administrative cost. What does that mean? The company keeps it!!
Most of these Pink sales also have a donation cap. Once they have hit that they do not tell you that no more money is going to be donated they just put it in their pocket.
Much of the cancer research is a joke. They spend money finding ways to keep you sick. They sell you all of the test, the meds, & doctor appointments.
Do any of theses so called research funds go to finding natural (possibly free) cures? I bet not! In fact they are some of the same people that spend millions to ban any natural therapies or cures.
Companies with pink sales are pulling at your heart strings to make themselves money!
Big pharmaceutical companies are fighting & spending millions to keep you sick while they fill their pockets!
75% of breast cancer can be avoided or cured with free sunshine! Yes, vitamin D therapy has been proven to work! Why does no one tell you this? It is free & the big boys can not make any money with it!
For more information please read
Breast Cancer Deception
Sheryl Loch ~ allmylovecrafts
Maybe next year the tobacco companies will sell cigarettes with pink ribbons!
If you are putting on sunscreen before you even go out side you are not getting the benefits that the sun offers. Vitamin D is produced by your skin after being exposed to the sun's ultraviolet rays. The vitamin D is then activated by your liver & kidneys.
They are looking into a vitamin D pill to help with this. Duh, get outside - it's free. 20- 30 minutes in the sun (with a large amount of the bodies skin exposed) can produce 10 - 20 times the amount of vitamin D you would get from a glass of milk! This will depend on your skin pigmentation & the area you live in.
Many sunscreens can reduce the amount of vitamin D produced naturally by 95%.
Research shows the adequate amounts of vitamin D reduces cancer risk by 77%.
Black skin also needs much more exposure to the sun to produce the same amount of vitamin D. 92.5% of black babies are now born with a vitamin D deficiency compared to 66.1% of white babies. The only difference in these types of Momâ€™s & babies is skin color. The higher rates of cancer are now the black community. The highest rates of vitamin D are in the black communities. Both of these rates are also highest in the Northern areas where the sun exposure is limited especially in the winter.
Ever notice that more people get the flu & colds in the winter? Is it because these germs do not exist in the summer? Or maybe our vitamin D levels are higher in the summer when we are more likely to be out in the sun. Even though the sun is closer to us in the winter the angle at which the rays are coming to the earth is at a more widespread angle. So, in the northern latitudes, there is not enough radiation to convert vitamin D in the skin.
Using vitamin D for health & healing is nothing new! They have used vitamin D for healing even in the mid 1800â€™s. They discovered that cod liver oil healed & prevented rickets. After test they concluded that they had found this new vitamin that they would call D.
Most multivitamins have 400 international units, but studies show that you need much more to remain healthy. Much research says you should have 1000 international units of vitamin D.
Vitamin D deficiency can lead to several varieties of cancer as well as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, autoimmune diseases (multiple sclerosis, Sjogren's Syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis and Crohn's disease), diabetes, depression, chronic pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, muscle weakness, muscle wasting, birth defects, Seasonal Affective disorder, chronic fatigue, Infertility, obesity, and periodontal disease.
Government research decided that vitamin D had no effects on cancer, that is most likely because they cannot make money selling sunshine. They can however make money with scare tactics such as the sun causing cancer. Once they have you out of the sun a whole host of health problem begin - then you turn to the drug companies for their magic pills & they (government & pharmaceutical companies) fill their pockets!
Do your research while sitting in the sun!!
Sheryl Loch ~ allmylovecrafts