Today we are looking at a site that is somewhat similar to the very famous Yahoo Answers but yet so different in many ways. The site is called Quora and is becoming extremely popular for a variety of reasons. One main reason that this site has grown in popularity very quickly is that it gives people the ability to ask questions anonymously on any subject (within reason) and get answers from a wide range of people that are knowledgeable within the subject area. This means that anyone that has any amount of knowledge on a given subject can prove that they know what they are talking about by sharing their answers. Unlike Yahoo Answers, Quora doesn’t mind if the expert answering the question links to an external source, this is brilliant news if you have a website. In this article we take a look at generating traffic and how to make money with Quora.
What is Quora good for & Why Should You Try It?
The Quora website gets over 1.5 million visitors each and every month, now that’s a lot of people looking for answers on all sorts of things! The beauty of this site is that if you know a little more than the person asking the question, then you can have your say. By answering questions you can then direct that person to an external source, so long as you aren’t too spammy! The more questions that you answer the more traffic you can generate. This is very good news if you are a website owner or online marketer as we all know that laser targeted traffic like this equals revenue.
If you don’t already have a website, you can get one for free and start using Quora to drive traffic in any niche that you choose. This is a quick, easy and free way to start making money online. Take a look at our quick start guide to learn how to set up a free website within minutes.
How To Use Quora
To use Quora you simply need to go get yourself an account and sign up. As you progress through the sign up process you will be asked about what you know and will be able to build yourself a profile page. The profile page is especially important if you would like to drive traffic to your website. Your profile should say briefly what you are knowledgeable about, but most importantly you should provide a link to your website.
Here is my Quora profile.
You can visit my Quora profile here.
A Quick Video On How Quora Works
Driving traffic and how to make money with Quora
The Quora website gets tons on people looking for answers within almost any niche that you can think of every day. This is really targeted traffic if you can direct it to one of your offers. If you already have a website, be it a free site or not, you will already know that traffic is the key to making money online. Quora is just one way of directing real people that are interested in what you have to say onto your website.
The process is really simple. Answer questions as well as you possibly can within your niche, making sure that you come across as somebody that is both friendly and knows what they are taking about. Then you either provide a link to an external resource (usually your website) or leave the person to view your profile page, where there will also be a link back to your website. Obviously, the more questions that you can answer, the more exposure you will get. Some online marketers have reported great success using this site and answering just a few questions a week.
Quora is excellent as a way of:
- Driving targeted traffic to your website
- Getting exposure to your products
- Making a name for yourself or your brand
- Sharing content from within your website
- Getting ideas for future posts for your site
- Finding new people to work with
Targeted traffic like the kind found on Quora is perfect for increasing the online presence of an already established website and making money online as an affiliate marketer. For anyone who doesn’t have a lot of money to start an online business, driving traffic from Quora to a free website could potentially be very profitable.