A couple of months ago I hired a VA to do some forum commenting to drive some traffic. I also wanted to know the questions the market had about a specific subject so I could use them in my product development.
In return I offered to post the download link for the product for free.
A lot of people in the forums screamed spam simply because I had posted this on several forums. All I simply wanted to do was get in touch with the market. I thought I was creating decent value by giving the product away for free.
I didn't post any links nor did I ask for anything other than what questions they had about a subject.
How do I use a VA to do forum commenting and still maintain my reputation? The last thing in the world I want to do is spam the forums.
Perhaps I need to create more value directly in the post?