Getting started in internet marketing online can be difficult. There is a lot of misinformation being thrown around, which makes it difficult to know who to trust. Another problem is support. Most internet marketers and bloggers work alone and spend a lot of time trying to figure out technical problems on their own.
Unfortunately, it can be difficult to get good support online. Free discussion forums are a good place to start, however those who need help frequently see their cries for help go unanswered (check out the number of support threads that go unanswered on WordPress.org for evidence of this). The most helpful people tend to be the ones who are looking to market their products. Anyone who has visited Warrior Forum will be aware of this situation. For every professional blogger like John Chow, there are one hundred other people out there pushing poorly written junk eBooks with misleading information and incorrect advice.
The Benefit of Premium Forums
I can fully understand why most help threads go unanswered. Providing support is very time consuming. I have run free discussion forums in the past, but they are unsustainable long term as they take so much time to maintain. There were days in which I spent several hours helping members and got nothing in return. That is why most companies are moving towards a business model in which prolonged support is not free. It is also why you will struggle to find any top blogger or internet marketer that offers support free of charge.
This year I have been providing support to bloggers through consultation at $50 per hour. I enjoy providing support in this manner, however it has limitations. I believe a discussion forum to be a better way to provide support as it allows others to participate. It also makes it easier to share notes, images and videos.
That is why I launched Rise Forums. Rise Forums is a new premium internet marketing discussion forum for bloggers, affiliate marketers, developers, freelancers and online entrepreneurs. My aim is to create a private community that offers the personal relationship that you normally expect with one on one consultation. A community where members can connect with other internet marketers and get direct help and feedback on their projects.
I will be sharing my thirteen years of experience of working online to help members directly through the forums on issues such as blogging, WordPress, design, affiliate marketing, domains, hosting and more.
Rise Forums is not a shortcut to making money on the internet. The more you put into the forum, the more you will get from it. It is important that you take the time to share with other members your current project and start a thread whenever you have a problem. Can’t get that sidebar aligned properly? Ask for help. Struggling to set get traffic to your blog? Ask for help. Rise Forums is no different to any other forum. You need to be active and ask for help when you need it. And when you do need it, we will be there to help.
50% Discount for Readers of John Chow
A membership to Rise Forums retails at only $97 per year. That works out at only $8.08 per month. However, the first ten people to sign up through JohnChow.com using the code JOHNCHOW50 will get a whopping 50% off. That reduces that total cost to only $48.50; which works out at only $4.04 per month.
In addition to offering support and advice, we will also be hosting lots of exclusive competitions. We have around one thousand dollars worth of products being offered in competitions over the next week alone.
If you have any questions regarding Rise Forums, please feel free to post them here and I will do my best to answer them as soon as I can. I’m looking forward to getting to know many of you better and helping you all with your projects.