Originally Posted by ByteChef
Posting on Forums gets you the maximum sales
If your service is good, then it leads to word of mouth promotion.
Social media generates lot of traffic though, but never got a sale so far.
Not generally, it really depends on the marketing budget. A host for example can run a huge sale and market off of forums (offline, affiliates, YouTube, FaceBook etc) generating a huge number of sales - costing a lot of money in the process.
I do agree that when just starting out, forums can be very powerful. But, it is generally good to have a few clients already and some testimonials to back your adverts in forum threads so offline marketing to start with is probably the best bet.