What goes into a Freebie Forum Signature

October 21, 2008

An important aspect of your success at freebie forum success has to do with your forum signature. This is something I addressed in a post on how to be get referrals at freebie forums. However, I consider this topic so important that I decided to make a separate post on how to make an effective freebie forum signature.

If you are using freebie forums such as CaliStyle101, the Free Lunch Room or Anything4Free to get referrals, then your reputation at the forums is everything. If people see you as someone who knows what they are talking about, they WILL want to work with you. You've posted around the forums, helping others, answering questions, and looking good. No, lets change that – You are looking GREAT! Every time someone reads your post, they get inspired for success. They WANT to trade with you and learn from the best.

Now, what you want to do at this point is make it EXTREMELY easy for that new trader to get to your trade thread. How are they going to get there? Via your signature of course. This is your last chance to entice them and give them easy access to checking you out a little further. So what kinds of things should go into your signature? Here are some suggestions.

Link to your Trade Thread

This is the most important thing. Yes, someone can get to your trade thread by clicking on your profile, and browsing through all of your posts, finding one that looks like your trade thread and clicking on it with the hopes that it's what they're looking for. However, that is just too much work. Put a clear link to your trade thread in a possibly creative way.

Special promotions

Promotions are a great way to entice new traders to want to work with you. Yes, people want good training. However, temporary bonuses are very attractive. Examples of special promos are:

  • Higher payouts on certain sites. Some people pay higher rates on certain sites when those sites are having referral races. I have paid as much as 100% on certain sites to win referral races of up to $1000 in prizes.
  • Special bonuses for repeat traders
  • Competitions for individuals that do the most number of sites with you in a specified period of time.
  • Anything else you can think o

Past Successes

Have you been successful in the past? Did you make a decent amount of money in a week, or even a month. Put a link to your trophy thread and show the world.

What you offer

What will you offer someone when they work with you? Let them know in a very efficient way. Examples of things you can offer are:

  • Phone and/or IM support
  • Quickstart guide
  • Free Spreadsheet

Brief Summary

Basically, in 5 lines, you want to continue to impress, and then direct them to where you want them to be – your trade thread. Here are some examples of signatures that I think work well:

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I made $1000 in 1 week. CLICK HERE FOR PROOF
I Will give you 1 on 1 Support
LET ME TEACH YOU TO BE SUCCESSFUL
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New? Confused? Need help
Click HERE to get started with m
I will help you Every Step of the way
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Free Spreadsheet! Free Training! Free Money
Let me start you on the path to SUCCESS!
Visit my Trade Thread
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Do not Click Here Or you will make MONEY
Let me teach you to be SUCCESSFUL
Get Started Today
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6 Comments

  • JoeBlowTrader says:

    Prize Fast sucks! I can't believe anyone would buy a bad crediting network. Yeah it made 60% profit, the refs never could green it while easily greening other sites. Gabriel had good affiliates and poorer offer weights. If I have ever questioned the competency of Cali it is now. Failure is down the road

  • Hi “JoeBlowTrader”,Thank you for taking the time to comment. Choosing a Freebie Site to promote can be interesting. Trust me, I know. I've been there. There are a number of things that I looked for when choosing a Freebie Site to promote, and crediting is definitely one of that.When we relaunch the site, and as we grow, our goal is to make PrizeFast into the network WE would trade on. What that means is that we are going to do things differently and, in many ways, better than it has been done before.Your choice is your choice, and you do not have to choose to Promote Prizefast. However, when things really get going, you won't be able to justifiably say anything close to what you just said.We don't mind you questioning what we do. The fact is that we won't do everything perfectly. Quite frankly, if you take EVERYTHING anyone says as the end all be all, that's when I'd be more concerned.So, you have nothing to worry about. All the best in your pursuits

  • JoeBlowTrader says:

    Prize Fast sucks! I can't believe anyone would buy a bad crediting network. Yeah it made 60% profit, the refs never could green it while easily greening other sites. Gabriel had good affiliates and poorer offer weights. If I have ever questioned the competency of Cali it is now. Failure is down the road

  • Hi “JoeBlowTrader”,Thank you for taking the time to comment. Choosing a Freebie Site to promote can be interesting. Trust me, I know. I've been there. There are a number of things that I looked for when choosing a Freebie Site to promote, and crediting is definitely one of that.When we relaunch the site, and as we grow, our goal is to make PrizeFast into the network WE would trade on. What that means is that we are going to do things differently and, in many ways, better than it has been done before.Your choice is your choice, and you do not have to choose to Promote Prizefast. However, when things really get going, you won't be able to justifiably say anything close to what you just said.We don't mind you questioning what we do. The fact is that we won't do everything perfectly. Quite frankly, if you take EVERYTHING anyone says as the end all be all, that's when I'd be more concerned.So, you have nothing to worry about. All the best in your pursuits

  • Mvlocsin says:

    Hi,

    I am new to these things, do you think using Optimise press would be good for a freebie site?

    • You know what – I never thought about that before. I think that would be a great idea, and very different. You would have to get a coder to set up the registration part and integrate it with the Freebie Site script, but it could definitely work.

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