There is a gold mine in communities IF you know how to work in them. Sadly, you're all thinking 'Facebook'. But no! While most less mature internet marketers are putting it all in big networks (the ones everyone uses), paying heavy moneys to be noticed in the crowd and mostly failing because the crowd is too big for the little guy to get noticed, smart internet marketers are turning their attention to smaller social networks - and they're not telling you about it because they want the goldmine for themselves. There's sites out there that are only a few months old. But these networks are a goldmine for internet marketers. If you are selling clickbank or Amazon products, for example, you should be paying attention to these communities. If you have a website you want to drive traffic to, you should be paying attention too. Key is to find these new community sites and find ones that provide you with what you need in one place. The other thing to look for is how appealing they are for the general public. There's tons of social networks out there. Most offer nothing new and are ghost towns. But others have an appeal - Do they provide a profitable referral program? Do they share ad revenue? Is there something special that the community is offering that will appeal to the general public? If so, sooner or later, the crowd will come to these new communities. So, you should be there! And you should be there from the beginning. You see, most new communities, if managed with a gold fist from the start, WILL attract a crowd sooner or later. The reason most social networks fade away is for one single reason - the iron fist withers and spammers take over. When you discover a good community site, look at the front page of the site. is it oozing with spam? No? Then you should be there because it WILL get attention sooner or later. The next thing you should be looking at is if these community sites provide you with the tools you need to sell - a photo gallery, a video gallery, in-house blog, an in-house store, the ability to create a subscriber list. These communities give you something very special - access to a growing multi-interest public. Now, if you are smart, you can make a fortune from these young sites very quickly. The key is to be loyal to the community. So the investment will quickly reap it's gold. I have prepared a PDF of my case study about making money on social networks that I hope you all find helpful. I also show you HOW to work in a community and WHERE to look for them with a few suggestions. You WILL see why getting in to small communities is a gold mine for you. All it takes is the will to do it right - dedication is the key. Here's my case study for anyone interested the-c-channel.com/socialnetworks.pdf And please do leave your comments/critiques/ideas.