Once you find a forum that you believe will be useful for selling your product, then the next step is to observe. By that I mean you must surf this forum and learn about all the members and the nature of the forum itself. Doing this will enable you to figure out who likes what and you can start thinking like the consumer.
Then, when the time is right, start putting down posts about different topics and make sure to do it very slowly. You do not want to flood the boards and have people think it is spam. This will garner a bad reputation for yourself, and that is the kiss of death. You want to put posts down here and there, to gain every ones trust first and foremost. Then, try posting more and more.
It is not good to rush into things like this. You have to know that this is a waiting game and you have to be patient. Once you make the easygoing approach, the next thing to do is to build a respectable reputation. You must be active within the board to do this and be sure to ask questions and answer everyone elses questions as detailed and thoughtful as possible.
You want of give details whenever answering questions. You don’t want to just point to your product and expect people to bite. It is all about gaining that trust and having a solid reputation. It is always smart to treat others with courtesy. Your reputation can slip easily so always bear that in mind. You must treat others with respect even if they don’t share that same sentiment.
You must have patience, and patience is a key factor for being successful at this. Once you do start gaining everyones trust and respect, you can start putting you signature link at the bottom of each of your posts. You do not want to do this right away, you want to put down several posts first and try to become a valuable member of the community.
Forum marketing can be a really resourceful way to generate income. If you are smart and play your cards right, you can actually do this full time and make a living. It is all about the people and gaining their trust, without their trust, then you are lost.