We have been on numerous online forums for businesses over the years, but we have come across one that stands out from the crowd. It’s free, it’s easy to use and, most importantly, it actually works to get you sales, to increase brand awareness and to answer questions.

UKBusinessForums is superb; it’s like an extension of a networking group allowing you to ask questions, offer advice and recommend others when someone needs something that they do. You can go to the categories and answer questions that are suited to you and your business or you can go to New Posts and offer answers and advice in numerous areas.

You can also introduce yourself for free, giving you a chance to say who you are and what you do. From this you will get lots of people saying Hello and Welcome, but you’ll also get people doing similar things to you that want to hear more about what you do and you may also get some new clients too.

Users can ask questions for free to and these can go into the categories. The questions asked are at all levels, some people need advice on getting a grant or loan, others are asking for recommendations of a trade, product or service while others are more industry specific asking really in-depth questions about their industry and how to do something.

I am getting about 25 visits to my website every week from people clicking my signature to find out more about me and what I do, I have picked up sales on the site and when I have recommended others that are not on the site these recommendations have been used and my client has been mentioned.

The forum is dead simple to use and by giving answers, advice and knowledge you can become that trusted friend to many and, over time, you will be seen as an expert in your field.

So what are you waiting for? Go and give it a go now and don’t forget to say Hi!