I swore to myself I wouldn’t do it…
I was on vacation, and there was no chance I’d be checking emails, notifications, or writing a single post. But just off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean in Salem Massachusetts, my wife slipped into a store. A quick fix of business couldn’t hurt… right?
In my Instagram message box, I found this:
Excited, I tapped the link he gave me, and saw the answer had actually collected over 7,000 upvotes, with nearly a 250,000 views.
Sorry for shouting. It’s just that whenever I am reminded a normal person with a little knowledge can instantly gain a platform, respect, and a potential career, it’s hard to contain myself.
Once vacation was over, I returned to a guilt-free devouring of my inbox. This was waiting for me:
Susanna joined my list only a little while ago. Now, she’s enjoying success based on a simple suggestion most people don’t know about.
The time for waiting is over. The time for action is now. The website my new friends are using — Quora — is still fresh enough it isn’t being marketed to, and the community is incredibly tight.
The benefits for my use of this Q&A site have been nearly infinite, but here are the two top reasons I think you should jump on right now.
1. Endless prompts to show what you know
For the most part, Quora does not encourage following people but topics.
This is incredible news for newcomers. More so than probably any other platform, you can establish yourself as an expert in a topic, even if you are not already well known. Moreover, you already know people are waiting to hear what you have to say.
If you are in the fitness arena, you have this many people ready to read:
Instead of yelling into a void, you can immediately tap into an audience of millions.
Not bad for a site most think is just another forum.
2. Because Quora has relationships with big-name publications
If you look across my bio on various platforms, you’ll see some pretty impressive names which have featured my work:
- Inc Magazine
- Huffington Post
- Apple News
One way to earn these desired credentials is to network your way to the editors of these publications, to learn who is connected to who and wait for your shot, to trade favors for a spot in the limelight.
That’s what I call “the hard way.”
The easy way is to go big on Quora.
Because they are so big and so connected, your contributions to Quora can be syndicated to these huge distributors. Not only does this give you a massive new audience, it also provides a instant badge of social proof.
Make no mistake, going viral on Quora transcends the site itself. The right answer at the right time can move you onward and upward, next to the brands and names you may have only dreamed about appearing in.
Okay, now for the reason you won’t do this
Quora is underused because of one simple reason:
It’s hard to know what’s really going on.
People see the enormous pile of information and give up.
For this reason, I created a Starter’s Guide to Quora so you can skip the learning curve, be seen by hundreds of thousands of people, and establish your expertise in the top publications. You can do this for the price of an email address.