Find out how to use it to monetize your blog
Quora is now a very common name for those who are looking for some of the best answers for their questions.
In fact, it has silently replaced Yahoo answers as the most popular question and answer platform. I would rather call it as a knowledge sharing platform more than anything else.
Quora which was founded in the year 2009, is one of the most popular websites in the world today and gets tons of hits everyday.
So how do I use Quora ?
As stated earlier, you can ask any type of questions and then also select users whom you would want to answer it. Additionally, other active users will also come in to share their experience .
What sets Quora different from any other platform is the huge database of questions from almost every sphere of life along with some super active authors.
You can ask almost anything and everything, and you definitely can expect an answer soon !
How can I use Quora to make money ?
That’s a good question ! Let’s try to explore the possible opportunities which can impact your earnings directly or indirectly.
Drive quality traffic to your blog or website – Blogging is one of the best ways to make money for quite sometime now . In fact many bloggers are doing it on a full-time basis and making a decent income. In India some of the famous bloggers are Harsh Agarwal, Amit Agarwal, Amit Bhiwani to name a few ! (you might see my name here as well in future 🙂 )
We all know that traffic is the one of the biggest factor which determines how famous and money-making is your blog and Quora can definitely be a big helping hand in that.
You just need to explore the questions which you feel can answer properly. Explain your points clearly which helps others as well who are following the same question. This will result in people liking your post and up voting it simultaneously. At the end of your answer you can leave a URL of your blog. You can also mention about your website/blog in your profile. This will give you quality backlink from a very high PR website.
More traffic will turn into more hits and more CPC if you have Google Adsense up and running.
Use Quora to make money from affiliate marketing – As mentioned above, a lot depends on what kind of quality answers you give to the audience. You can use this point to make money from the affiliate marketing as well.
Let’s take an example that some asked this question in the forum ” Which is the best entry-level DSLR for shooting YouTube videos” ?
Assuming that you already are an affiliate marketer, a simple and high quality answer will attract a lot of people who had similar questions and in the process of explaining your answer, you can leave a best buy link from of one of the online shop portal. Once someone buys a product using that link, you earn a percentage in the form of commission !
Using Quora to offer your services – If you are a web developer or an SEO expert or may in that case someone who has an expertise on the service you provide, then Quora is an ideal platform for you.
If someone has a question with regards to any of the services that you offer and if your answers is really informative then you definitely can fancy your chances of getting people looking for your consultation. You can then charge them for it.
Use Quora for Tips and Tricks – You must have a fair bit of idea till now that it is a platform where you can meet experts from all over the world and from different sectors. You can use those tips and knowledge from the gurus and use it to make your blog/website better and more socially interactive to get organic traffic and better search rank on Google.
In a nutshell, Quora is arguably one of the best tool for new bloggers and YouTubers to get some quality traffic and hits. If used efficiently, can really be that final reason which differentiates a successful and a not so successful blog.
How many of you use Quora ? let us know !