I've been active on forums of all kinds for almost 20 years now, and I can tell you, categorically,
that they've been one of the best marketing tools I've ever used.
How to get the best results from forums
Forums really exist to help you build useful, co-operative connections
… relationships that are mutually
beneficial for everyone
When you build awareness
for yourself as a forum member — by contributing to discussions, answering questions, sharing ideas, insights and information, helping to solve problems or even introducing people who can help each other — other people will be more
interested in what you
might have to offer.
But it takes a clear vision
of what you want to achieve, plus time
and genuine self-discipline
to actually achieve it.
If you're not familiar with the myriad benefits of forums, here's a handy place to start: http://beginnersguide2forummarketing...tting-started/