Blog Forum Brilliance: Highlighting Clever Marketers

Blog Forum BloggersWhen I started this blog forum, I had no idea how much I would learn from the people who joined.  I swear, in the last couple of weeks, I have felt like the floodgates are open and there are clever marketing ideas, answers, and exciting things I want to try, on every blog I visit.

I hope you’ve joined and are participating in all the goodness these amazing bloggers have to share.  If you haven’t then I’m going to tell you right now, you are missing out on a ton of fun too!

But today’s post isn’t all about the forum, it is to highlight some of the top notch clever marketers in the blog  forum who are helping me to spread the word!

Blog Forum Marketing Strategy:

It is also to give you a quick lesson on marketing strategy… LEVERAGE!  You see, I knew that having a blog forum with no one participating would be the kiss of death for my blog and would erase any social proof that I had.

1. I went to my original blog tribe members and asked them to share in a testimonial how being part of a blog commenting tribe has helped their business.  I shared their testimonials on the blog lead capture page.

2. The next step of my marketing strategy to get the word out about my new blogging community.  I wrote several posts leading up to my launch, sharing the benefits of being a part of a commenting tribe commenting tribe.

3. Finally, on the thank you page after someone joined they were greeted with a message from me sharing that there are two additional paid levels of the community (Basic and Premium) that offer training and resources for bloggers. (I don’t think I approached this correctly and I’ll be sharing about that sometime in the future).

I told everyone that I would like to give away a lifetime membership for the premium level. Everyone who joined the community on or before March 25th would earn 1 entry into the drawing

Everyone who helped me to spread the word about the blog forum and mastermind community would get 5 more entries into the drawing.

They were to write a post about the benefits of a blog forum, why they joined, share a personal testimonial, etc., and then link back to my original post about the community with my desired anchor text blog marketing forum.  And the final step was to post their link in the blog forum and start sharing the post with their audience.

Overall, I’m sure there are many areas where I could improve this–as it was my first product launch online–but I’m excited about how it went.  After only 2 1/2 weeks we have over 225 registered members in the community.

Clever Marketers who Promoted the CM Blog Forum:

These men and women each wrote a post about the benefits of being a part of a blogging community like the clever marketer mastermind and blog forum.  I was impressed by the clever ways each of them covered the topic.  I know you’ll enjoy reading them and I hope you’ll go give each one of them a visit, leave a comment, and share their posts with the world!

Blog Forum Entry Post | Blog Communities Leanne Chesser 

Benefits of Blog Communities

Blog Marketing Forum Entry Post | Strength in NumbersJayne Kopp 

Join Our Blog Marketing Forum | Pull Together | There’s Strength in Numbers!

Blog Forum Contest Entry | Build Your Blog Into a Success Stacy Claflin 

Build Your Blog Into A Success

Blog Marketing Forum Contest | Mavis NongMavis Nong 

Just Launched: Skyrocket Your Blog Traffic and Comments With Our Mastermind Community!

Blog Marketing Forum | Rowena BoloRowena Bolo 

Show Up and Be Part of Our Blogging Mastermind Community

Blog Forum Marketing | Tisha MatthewsTisha Matthews 

Top 4 Networking Sites That Help Increase Blog Traffic: But Do They Produce A High Volume of Comments?

Blog Forum Entry | Jon AlfordJon Alford 

Online Community Building Right Before Your Eyes

Blog Marketing Forum | Eric MarkeEric Marke 

Things All New Bloggers Should Do

Blog Marketing Forum | Jane SheebaJane Sheeba
Blog Marketing Forum | The New Face of Networking and Marketing
Blog Forum Marketing | Diana SimonDiana Simon 

Just Joined this Blog Marketing Forum

Blog Marketing Forum | Marcus BakerMarcus Baker 

Don’t be a Lone Wolf, Join This Pack

Blog Forum | Timothy OkeTim Oke

Insane Kick Ass Strategy to Get Floodgate of Traffic to Your Blog within Minutes

Blog Forum | Matt CowanMatt Cowan

Blog Mastermind Groups

And now for the drawing.  Who will win a lifetime premium membership to the CM Mastermind Community


(Imagine a record scratching sound here.)

I recorded a video of the drawing I did on Monday to pick the winner of the free membership…and I’m sorry to say that I cannot get my computer to convert my video from microsoft movie maker into something you all can watch.  I have fiddled with it for 2 days and I’m giving up.  The technical tigers got me this time!

So I’m publishing the post, sans video drawing of the winner’s name.

Blog Marketing Forum Entry Post | Strength in Numbers

Jayne Kopp

You are the winner of the Clever Marketer Mastermind Community Premium Membership!  I have upgraded your account and you have full access to everything in the members area now, and everything that is to come in the future!


Thank you to everyone who has joined the community!  Please continue to spread the word and invite your friends to join us! And if you’re part of the community but you haven’t jumped into the forum yet, please come visit us!  We want to get to know you, comment on your blog, and have you share your brilliance in the blog forum!

And please, please, pretty please, share this in social media to give these brilliant bloggers some exposure and hopefully some additional traffic.  Go ahead…click the buttons now, leave me a comment, and then go visit the posts listed above, and give these clever marketers from our blog forum a little comment love as well!


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  1. Congratulations Jayne!!

    Heather thanks for keeping it real and saying you were having problems with the video 🙂 We all have those challenges – some days more than others!

  2. Yay! Congratulations, Jayne!!

  3. Heather-
    Thank you for starting this group. I am a newbie but can already feel the energy this group has to offer. I am excited!

    I can’t believe 225 members!

    And congrats to Jayne. Enjoy your rewards!

    • Thanks Allie!

      Energy? Who needs coffee with a group like this. The ideas alone keep my mind racing at night, dreaming up new things I want to try! 🙂

      Thanks for the comment!

  4. Hey, Congrats Jayne! Very Cool 🙂

  5. Woo Hoo! Thanks so much Heather. I am sure I can speak for the group that this was an absolutely FAB idea and I congratulation you on your product launch.

    I am absolutely over the moon, as a matter of fact, I think I’ll get to the lottery shop and buy a ticket! I don’t win much to be honest… mind you… I guess you can’t win if you don’t participate! Maybe that’s where I’ll brush up.

    I can say however that I am so pleased I participated and have hooked up with so many Clever Marketers. I am honored to be part of this group and to be amongst so many new-found friends!

    Thanks for the Congrats everyone. ((Group-Cyber-Hugs)) Picture a smiling Cheshire Cat!


  6. Wow Heather!
    You are really going with this.

    Congratulations Jayne!


  7. Hey Jayne,

    Many Congratulations 🙂


  8. Heather thank you so much for putting this all together and sharing the spotlight with us here.

    Congratulations to you, Jayne, you’re a kind and thoughtful person publishing great content. You’re well-deserving of this gift!


    • Thanks Jon!

      Jayne is very deserving of the gift and I’m glad she won. I appreciate your help with your guest post and your leadership!


  9. Hi Heather,

    Wow. It is awesome to see how every one promoted Blog Marketing community.

    Congratulations Jayne ;).


  10. Congratulations to you, Jayne!!! 🙂


    Thank you so much for including us on this post, and yay! for 225 members (and growing fast). You deserve this so much!!!

    I am excited to get connected with these 225 (and more) wonderful bloggers.

    – Rowena

  11. Hi Heather….

    Congratulations on your magnificent achievement. 🙂 I am indeed privileged and blessed to know you and be part of this valuable community.

    As for Jayne…. AWESOME!!… couldn’t have gone to a more lovely and talented and deserving recipient, although any of the contenders would have been just as worthy of course. Well done Jayne and let me know if you win that lottery prize yeah?? 🙂


    • Marcus,

      I feel the same about you and the same about Jayne! I was so surprised when I realized it was her…Wish you all could have seen my face on the video! LOL

      Darned technology. 🙂 Thanks for being you and thanks for helping me spread the word!


  12. Congratulations, Heather. Give yourself a big pat on the back. What an accomplishment. 225 members in this short a period of time. Incredible.

    What I appreciate about the community you have created, Heather, is its spirit. Everyone so generously shares their knowledge, talent and tips–a definite trickle down!

    Jayne, Congratulations for being the winner though in actuality, I think we are all winners for being a part of this community.

    Imagine what our reflections will be a year from now. Look forward to sharing the journey with each and everyone of you. Aloha, my new friends. Janet

    • Janet, I agree with you so much about the generous spirit of the group. I’m honored to network with all of you!

      I can’t even believe the progress we’ve made in the last few weeks…a year from now, who knows? Exciting to dream about!


  13. Kind of blowing up, uh.

    I paid for the upgrade. How do i access the info?


    • Hi Eric,

      You should be able to access it on the welcome page when you log into the membership area. 🙂 Send me an email if you have any problems: heather (at)

      Great to have you!

  14. Hi Heather,

    I must have slept with open eyes…but anyway, congratulations to all people mentioned here and of course to you, you’re doing a terrific job !

    Special congrats of course to Jayne !

    Keep it up.

    Take care


    • Thanks Oliver.

      I’m not sure what you mean by slept with open eyes, but I appreciate your comment and your friendship! 🙂


      • Hi Heather,

        ouch, that’s the issue when we translate sayings from one lanuage directly to another 😉

        Let me explain: I simply wanted to express my regrets that I somehow failed to write a post about our blogging mastermind community the like the others did.

        So I had my eyes open because I got notice of it but I missed it – so I slept with open eyes.

        But I still will write one, that’s for sure and promised.

        Take care


        • I feel badly you say “ouch” I hope I didn’t hurt your feelings.

          Thanks for explaining…I get what you’re meaning! I feel like that lots of times and now I have a new way of expressing it!

          Thanks for teaching me something new today, Oliver! 🙂


  15. Hey Heather,

    Wow! 225 members already! This is just amazing and I’m so proud to be a part of this community.

    Thanks for the kind mention and congratulations to Jayne! 🙂

    Keep rocking my friend!


  16. P.S. I love the picture of all of us – very clever 🙂

  17. Ya Heather,

    I forgot to mention that. The picture is very cool. Thanks for taking the time to make it. And it looks so proud to be a team. YAY!


    • Thanks Jane. I created it to be part of the video I couldn’t get to convert into the right format…so I thought I’d use it in the post instead. 🙂

      Glad you liked it!


  18. Congratulations Heather, you’ve done a fantastic job with everything!

    Congratulations Jayne on winning the contest! You have done a great job of building your blog over the last few months!

    Take care,

  19. Congratulations, Jayne! And Heather – kudos for bringing the social back into social media!

    Cheers and no fears,
    Niclas J

    • Thanks Niclas!

      Love the “cheers and no fears!” What a great statement.

      Excited to have met you through the forum and look forward to getting to know you better!


  20. Hi Heather!

    It’s wonderful to see this take off so well! Obviously you found a very big need in the industry and I’m so thrilled to see you fill it!

    Congrats Jayne!

    Keep it up Heather, you’re just getting started. 😉


  21. Hi Heather,

    no, no by no means did you hurt my feelings.

    I rather thought that I created a misunderstanding 😉

    Be blessed and have an awesome weekend


  22. I am so late to this party but congratulations Jayne. You have done an amazing job during this challenge. I am honored to have been a part of this fabulous group of bloggers, marketers and all around positive and supportive group!


    • Hi Golda! I’m glad you stopped by the party! 🙂

      Thanks for your comment and I hope you’re doing awesome!


  23. Hey, congrats on your success!


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