Ownership of your network or forum is the best way to connect with people in your niche or potential customers for your products or services. My forum has grown substantially in a short period and continues to attract new users everyday.
I’ve been working on updates to my forum, the Black Internet Marketing Forum. It’s a niche forum dedicated to helping black internet marketers to collaborate and network with one another while also promoting their products and services to one another and their respective customer audiences. The addition of Social Groups and an Article Directory will ensure that it’s the preeminent forum of its kind.
If you want to learn how to start your own forum, I recommend Michael Green’s ebook on How to Start a Forum. It’s been a tremendous resource for me and been a great help in taking my forum to higher and better performance levels.