One Social Network

One social network where you showcase your expertise, keep tabs on your industry or source for jobs. E.g. Quora, Medium, Reddit, Twitter, active communities.

Quora is a continuously growing collection of questions and answers generated by its users. Which means that all the questions and answers are created and edited by the is users.

Quora is a social networking site based on questions, like Yahoo Answers or Ask.com. Launched in 2010, Quora is an online site where people can post questions, they are having trouble answering. Rather than get answers from one person, the site allows all users to weigh in on what they think the best answers are.

Quora provides its users with the opportunity to network with other professionals. Quora’s objective is for each question page to become the best possible resource for individuals seeking answers to that particular question. Quora allows users to personalize their homepages to showcase the things they want to learn more about by following topics, questions, people and boards.

Quora is a continuously growing collection of questions and answers generated by its users. Which means that all the questions and answers are created and edited by the is users.

Quora is a social networking site based on questions, like Yahoo Answers or Ask.com. Launched in 2010, Quora is an online site where people can post questions, they are having trouble answering. Rather than get answers from one person, the site allows all users to weigh in on what they think the best answers are.

Quora provides its users with the opportunity to network with other professionals. Quora’s objective is for each question page to become the best possible resource for individuals seeking answers to that particular question. Quora allows users to personalize their homepages to showcase the things they want to learn more about by following topics, questions, people and boards.

I’m a freelance worker, how can Quora help me?

Quora has had an impact on the freelancing world. It is always growing with ever-expanding categories and more users taking advantage of the rich source of information and knowledge to be gained. Freelancers may not understand the great benefits Quora has got to offer but you can use Quora to help your career in numerous ways. Quora has been known to be a great resource for graphic designers and web developers.

Quora Blogging

Quora allows you to create a blog too. Freelancers especially the newbies from developing countries such as Africa can make use of this opportunity. There are many benefits but the best is being able to get real comments from other users (experienced freelancers) who are actually interested in reading your content.

Learning

Quora has a continuous flow of up to date information. And, since everyone needs information no matter how experienced you may be, Quora is a gold mine for freelancers. People often post questions that relate to various issues, new programs, freelancing etc. Posts about open positions and vacancies are also posted on Quora which may increase your hiring chances.

Advertising

Another way an African freelancer can leverage the benefits Quora offers is to use one’s profile bio section. People add their titles, websites and expertise there, but the main purpose is to make it create an association with your brand and industry.

Your bio is what people see next to all your answers so this works wonders in terms of building your reputation and showcasing your skills.

Pros

  • Quora has zero Spam.
  • You can connect with industry experts to get recommendations, guest posts & referrals through peer networking.
  • Quora helps users find persons in the same industry by asking questions
  • Provides information and insight into what others are saying about your industry.
  • Also, for freelancers from Africa, Quora functions as a local business mixer for any industry that cuts across different nations and continents. This way you can network with freelancers from other continents, learn and share ideas too.

Cons

  • You cannot schedule posts on Quora.
  • You have to sign up to use Quora if you want to gain anything worthwhile.
  • You cannot personalize your blog post on Quora. It looks the same as the Quora content.
  • Quora does not directly allow its users to subscribe for its content.
  • Once you add a content to Quora it ceases to be yours. Quora will then submit, post and display that content.
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Week of Saturdays
Week of Saturdays answers questions and disseminates new ways of working as technology overtakes culture and 9-5 jobs become a trend of the past. We advocate for flexible working schedules, freelancing, remote working and bold transitions between careers.

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