I have a new addiction….
Tinder Quora, and it is a website I am spending more and more time on.
It’s a website where anyone can ask questions about ANYTHING.
And ANYONE can answer these questions, which I guess can be both good and bad.
How This Love For Quora Started
I read an answer to a question about a month ago and the answer had 147,000 views!
And this answer was posted in June of 2015 — so about 18 months prior. The answer was generating more & more views.
It was working for the guy that answered the question…a year & a half earlier!
About 3 weeks ago I started spending more time on the site. I am big with daily habits (and tracking them), and answering a question on Quora once/day is something I track everyday.
So far, I have answered 22 questions and those questions have generated 7,300+ views.
You can add links/videos to your answer directing people back to your site, but only do it when necessary. I don’t share many links, but have shared my videos often.
You also have a bio where you can have links directing back to your site, landing page, Facebook page, YouTube channel, etc. I have a link directing to my webinar registration page, and am using a tracking link. So far, no link clicks, but continue testing to see what works.
I am putting the Slight Edge into practice, by trying to answer a question daily. It might not seem like a lot of traction now, or next week, or next month.
But in 6 months time, or a year from now?
Some Unexpected Benefits of Using Quora
- Fun — It is a lot of fun helping people out. Answering questions about things you know/have experienced (you do not have to be an expert). One lady, who was a 20-year old and was down on her luck. I answered a question, but also tried to encourage her. The answer received 1,000+ views in just under 48 hours.
- Confidence Boost — I am not going to lie, I get a confidence boost out of it. I feel good when I answer questions about subjects I enjoy, am passionate about, and have experience. When people start “upvoting” your comment, that is basically a virtual high five. When you get upvoted, your answer is pushed more towards the top, allowing more people to see it.So you cannot just half ass your answers, or they won’t be seen. Like anything, you need to put some effort into it. There are some very talented people who are excellent writers on Quora, so you must “up your game”. Don’t let that scare you though, use it as something to motivate you. Just the other day, I spent an hour answering a single question.
Remember — these answer will work for you today, tomorrow, next week and possibly next year. Time well spent, if you ask me.
- Re-Purpose Your Content — When I post a longer answers and put some time into it, I think — how can I leverage this piece of content more?
I have used a few of my answers and re-purposed them here on on my blog, I posted one on Medium, used one as a livestream and turned a few into videos for my YouTube channel. Some of the questions I have read have also inspired content ideas. I know if someone is asking the question, it is very likely that others are asking it, too. So I either record a video around the question, post something on Facebook or write a blog post about it.Answering questions is one of the best ways to create content online. In fact, last summer I started looking for questions in Facebook groups regarding dropshipping/eCommerce. I would then answer ONE question with ONE video. I wanted to make these tips “bite size” where it was easy for people to consume. So many create videos that are 18 minutes long with one tip buried in a lot of fluff.I only like fluff when it comes to my pancakes & making snowballs, not my videos, so I created a series of videos called — eCom60: Tips on How to Grow a Wildly Profitable
As you can see, I am loving Quora. I was talking to a guy in a Facebook group and he told em that he’s connected with some “high net individuals” on Quora. Apparently, a lot of businessmen use it.
At the end of 2016, I realized I was not where I wanted to be. And I honestly believe if you’re not where you want to be, you’re not putting out enough value into the World.
So Quora was a project/idea where I could start sharing more value with people. I am reminded by a quote that I hear on a YouTube video I listen to often…
You give more, and you get more
A pretty damn good philosophy to live by.