Start commenting on selected blogs and contributing to relevant online forums.
Why? To keep learning, to build your network and to increase traffic on your website and blogs.
Commenting gets you involved in conversations, expands contacts in your niche and brings traffic back to your blogs and sites.
Most blogs may allow readers to add comments under items, and may also provide a feed for comments as well as for main items.
That mean you can keep up with conversations without having to revisit the site to check whether anything has been added.
Some sites ask their commentators to register as users or forum members. Others may allow anonymous commenting. In a marketing context, the ability to know who is commenting and have dialogue with them is quite valuable.
Comments may also be monitored and approved or posted without approval. While this may frustrate some who post, preventing one sided or misinformed posting is the best reason to opt for monitored and approved posts.
Comment on blogs relevant to your niche. When you focus on your niche, readers are more likely to visit your blog or site. (And highly relevant back links have a greater SEO value.) Concentrate on maybe 5 or 10 blogs in your area.
For maximum impact, choose blogs with good page rank in Google and large numbers of RSS subscribers.
Make sure your comments a valuable and add to the blog post.
Don’t spam as spamming will turn against you and your website quickly.
Also comment on Amazon.com. Comment on books you've read and products you've purchased. Make sure you leave your contact information and links leading back to your website or blog.
Make commenting a regular tactic in your internet marketing plan.
Budget: 3-5 hours a week: $100 - $250 a week.