I just visited your website, it has zero content. You should first populate your forum with some relavent material. One other point it seems you are hosting your forum on some free host, make sure that they allow you to copy the database in case you change host. Its very important ... this you will learn with time.
Hi, i just started a new forum about design and home improvement project. << url snipped to comply with forum policy >>
How can i invite people that i dont know to join the forum? Is it possible to send email invitaitons? Or do we just have to wait for people to find the forum themselves?
You might want to create some good discussion starters that are easy for those visiting to contribute to. Stay in touch with those who have registered and invite them back to comment on a specific issue.
in order to get members a forum needs traffic, but prior to that it needs to be active, so you have several options, make several user names yourself and post back and forth, pay posters, hire a couple of mods to make post and mod the forum, traffic is the easy part, at least on my end i own about 10 forums and doing SEO on them i can get tons of traffic , directed traffic meaning they are looking for what i have to offer them, but unless the forum is active or the person joining or potentially joining See's or at least thinks its active your spinning your wheels, your also going to have lurkers, or those just passing through, however you can make revenue from this traffic if your set up to do so, and out of every ten on average give or take one way or the other you may get one person to join the forums. If i can help let me know
Personally, I use MSN (instant messages). You need to know some people. Then, you can invite them. But don't say "Ehy, come in my site! This is the link: <>", first you must say "Ehy, you know that I'm started my own forum? If you're intrested I can give the link". People are curious. ;-) This is my method.
You can also send out a press release and have it distributed online for very reasonable fees. There are also free sites that you can post your press release to. Search for "free press releases" in Google and you will find quite a few. Take one of your products at a time and write an article about it. You can post such articles on Ezines for free. -------------------- Gillberk
As suggested by everyone the most thing which attract readers towards the website is the content. If the content, threads, posts are informative and impressive then people will stay on your site for long. As well as you can participate on other relevant forums and let the members know about your forum. Join social bookmarking and put your forum url on your profile. Banner advertising on other forums and sites also works.