Have you heard about the Quora Partner Program?
So I have been a user of the popular question and answers site Quora for a few years now.
I basically use it as a share site for blogs that I write by creating a question around a post and then helping answer the question by linking to what I have written.
Recently Google made a change to its search algorithm with a new update called E-A-T.
Google wants to make sure that if they are going to send someone to your site that you actually know what you are talking about.
So they have added some kind of scoring around your authority and reputation.
That got me thinking about the question “How can I improve my authority and reputation?”
And instantly Quora jumped into my mind.
Now I’m not particularly active over at Quora but I do find myself using it more and more, mainly in my downtime via the mobile app.
What better way of improving your reputation and authority by asking and answering questions on your niche?
I can’t think of an easier way to boost your standing.
Then something interesting happened!
What is the Quora Partner Program?
I was on the Quora mobile app and on the homepage, a link appeared asking me if I would like to join the Quora Partner Program?
I clicked the link and went through a very quick set up and joined.
The Quora Partner Program is a revenue-sharing scheme that Quora has slowly been bringing in that until recently was only available to the USA.
I had an invite from Quora to join and I’m from the UK so it seems that members outside of the USA are being invited to join.
The Quora Partner Program is active in the U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, and Italy.
The Quora Partner Program pays users a share of the ad revenue that their questions and receive. At this time I am not sure if answers to questions qualify for revenues but I do know that Quora Blogs do not qualify at this time.
So this sounds pretty cool
I’m already using the site to help prove authority and boost reputation. Now I can get paid to do so.
So the next BIG question is how much can you make?
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How much does the Quora Partner Program pay?
How much the Quora Partner Program pays really depends on you.
You are paid against the ad revenue that your questions generate.
So write good quality engaging questions and get paid.
But according to Quora, there is no limit to what you can get paid.
This is starting to sound good!
How does the Quora Partner Program pay you?
If you are a USA member then when you reach $5.00 you will be prompted to create a Stripe account and when you reach $10.00 you can request payment.
Paypal is now also an option as that is the payment processor I was prompted to add when I accepted my invitation.
This is really interesting
You are paid for views to questions that generate ad revenue.
These views can come from members internally and also from people finding your questions externally for 1 year after you first create the question.
It is the whole idea of views outside of Quora that gets me very interested.
You may well have noticed that Quora is well liked by Google.
You often find Quora questions on page 1 of Google.
So what if you could write questions that appeared on page 1 of Google? 😉
Quora Partner Program – Earnings over time
Basically, you earn from views internally so writing interesting questions and having a good following are key to earning from Quora.
As a result, your questions see a spike in earnings when they initially shared for a small period of time and then this drops as new content is published replacing yours.
Take a look at the screen capture above. Make a note of the earnings and where the traffic is coming from (97% internal, just 3% external)
Now compare those stats to a question that received all its traffic from outside Quora.
Both of these questions were asked before the partner program started so no one has earned money for these specific questions.
But they show how questions can perform over a year.
If you can get your questions to rank on Google you will earn consistently from them over a year.
Questions that primarily get views internally earn less as more content is published because it just gets pushed down the line.
There is some really good news here
With the Quora Partner Program, you don’t need lots of followers to earn.
You just need to ask good questions because good questions are picked up by Google and that is where the majority of views come from.
So the question now is.
Here is an example of a simple question that I have added that has made some pennies on Quora, will be interesting to see how it does outside of Quora
How do I rank my Quora Questions on page 1 of Google?
Well, I have a strategy developing for this but as of yet, I have not written about though I will very soon and when I do I will link you all into it.
But just to give you some insight as to how I believe you can rank your Quora question here are some ideas.
1/ Research your question idea
In the same way that you do keyword research, research your questions on Google.
Pay particular notice to the Related searches and People also ask questions
2/ Add your keyword to your title and URL
This is SEO basics
3/ Answer your own question
When you add a question write your own answer quickly so that you control the opening content for the thread.
The idea is that you get your keyword in as quickly as possible so that Google knows what your question is about and also so that the keyword phrase is picked up in the meta description for the indexed question.
I will expand on my Quora Questions SEO strategy very soon.
Let me put it into practice and I will be back to share my results with you soon.
So I have been in the Quora Partner Program for 2 weeks or so and have received my first payment.
Here is a screen capture of the payment.
As you can see they paid via Paypal $31.12 pounds sterling and what is interesting is that they seem to have paid the Paypal Fees so I got everything I earned for the month.
So how did I manage to earn so much so quickly?
Well it would seem that I wrote and published a high performing question that is paying anything from £3.00 to £5.00 per day every day that’s around $5 to $7
So if that continues my next months earning from Quora should be around £150 just from that one question alone.
If you are interested in seeing the question then..
That is all for now!
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