Quora

Quora

Quora has had an impact on the freelancing world. It is always growing with ever-expanding categories and more users taking advantage of its rich source of information and knowledge. As a freelancer, you can use Quora to help your career in numerous ways. Particularly, Quora is an excellent resource for graphic designers, web developers, and writers.

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Quora is a continuously growing collection of questions and answers generated by its users. This 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 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.

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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 its rich source of information and knowledge. As a freelancer, you can use Quora to help your career in numerous ways. Particularly, Quora is an excellent resource for graphic designers, web developers, and writers.

Quora Blogging

Quora allows you to create a blog too. African newbie freelancers can make use of this opportunity. There are many benefits, but the best is the ability to get real comments from other users (experienced freelancers) who are interested in reading your content.

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Learning

Quora has a continuous flow of up to date information. And, since everyone needs information, Quora is a gold mine for freelancers no matter how experienced you may be. People often post questions that relate to various issues, new programs, freelancing, etc. There are also posts about vacant freelance positions, and this 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.

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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.
  • It 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 to its content.
  • Once you add content to Quora, it ceases to be yours. Quora will then submit, post, and display that content.

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