Hi Sam, welcome to DaniWeb.
The best way to be a valuable member of the community is to do just that ... participate, respond, and demonstrate your value. You will then earn a reputation among our community and will become respected. A positive reputation and respect and trust among your peers is the best way to gain business.
To do forum posting without spamming you should post unique content, remain respectful of other members at all times,Do not post “offensive” posts, links or images
Then there's do not post a question with one account, and answer it with another account, both exposing the same sig links of course, eh sinelogix/sinelogix1
Write good and quality contents about related topic. Dont deviate from the topic described on the forum. Add only trusted links.
By responding with content definitely get engaged with the forum topic. Respond to it by breaking it down. Add your experiences maybe some case studies.
DO NOT be the person that just says, "very cool article...company link."
The best way to actually post in forums is to actually be involved. Along the ways you will find some new trick or something.
Now did you see what I did there? lol
Not only did I see what you did there, I deleted the spammy link to your site. Good try though...
Follow rule and regulations of forum website some websites does not refer you to post any type of link on their forum site. Be helpfull and write related to question.
See my point, link got deleted. Usually that happens when youre spammy... lol
If we go to use forum posting under its guideline, it's definitely helpful in the building skills, knowledge and experience.
Forum posting is not only a part of the SEO process, but it's also depend on how to use it. Every forum posting site has own rules that could be effective at what users are posting. I think forum posting is the process of sharing issues or problems in niche category and reply or give solutions to the users without doing any types of the spam.
Don't worry about spamming.
Most forums are all about the registrations.
If you do anything that may mess with the registrations then you get banned.
A lot of the really smart people don't like it when the common man disagrees.
I believe helping others and resolving their issues is a nice way to build relationships. But work with ethics and don't miss to respond any one.