Here’s an excellent strategy for people who like to get their accounts and Ips banned from forums, affiliate programs, and hosting services: register for every forum available and spam the living daylights of them with completely new accounts. Make sure that you contribute absolutely nothing to discussion. Just keep mindlessly throwing up posts about making $10,000/day working only 10-15 minutes.
It’s sad, but people sometimes misinterpret that as the way to get traffic and sales from forums. In fact, that is the absolute worst possible way to promote your site or product via forums.
However, if you’re willing to take a more reasonable approach, there are a number of ways in which you can generate a reasonable income just from promoting your site or your brand via forums.
Get started by compiling a list of forums directly and indirectly related to your product. Create accounts on each of these forums and begin to slowly infiltrate. Find out what interests people on the forum, what they talk about, and what they spend most of their time doing.
Additionally, spend the time to actually interact with people posting on the various forums you are reading. Let people get to know who you are and what you plan to do. After you’ve been a part of the community for a while, consider putting up a link in your signature.
Additionally, if they have a section in which you can sell things, consider posting some of your products as a discount to bring people back to your site.
Regardless of what you do on the forum in terms of selling and promotion, your ultimate goals should be to make contacts, to promote your brand, and to drive traffic to your site. All of these will come in time if you take an honest approach, rather than putting your site and your sales above all else.