starting a new business just a simple directory / job website as a venture for whilst im at university. got my forum at http://www.findmysearch.co.uk/forum and blog at http://www.findmysearch.co.uk/blog i’ve put topics on my forum and struggling for ways to get people to join. any advice would be appreciated lol
The best advice I can give is for you to start writing some quality content and providing a resource for people to use your blog and forum.
Your blog doesn’t have any content and your forum has generic topics that aren’t inviting any discussion.
For example under your forum posting on the subject of being unemployed you write "is anybody unemployed and struggling for a job well hopefully we can point you in the right direction." – You need to follow that up by actually pointing people in the right direction. You could offer some tips to help people find work, give advice on jobs people can do to make some money working from home etc.
If someone visits your forum and doesn’t see any conversations taking place then they won’t bother signing up and writing anything themselves so I would recommend getting family and friends to join in and make postings. You could even create three or four accounts yourself and have a conversation with yourself just to start the ball rolling and entice people to join in.
Hope this helps and good luck.
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