How can I use Quora to make money

How can I use Quora to make money?

Ah! If there ever were a question just for me, this one is is probably it.
I’ve been making a significant, mostly passive income from Quora for about a year now.
Admittedly, I only stumbled into it.
I had only discovered Quora just a few months prior.
I was working a summer internship in a city separate from most of my friends, so I had a lot of spare time on my hands.
Having always been a voracious reader, Quora kept me up a bit too late many or most work nights that summer.
At some point, I began to feel a little guilty learning so many amazing things from other people and not giving back myself.
So, I started writing answers to questions in the e-commerce and distribution space.
I had been working independently in e-commerce for 8 years, and my internship was at a Fortune 200 distribution company.
It’s worth noting that the thought of putting so much effort into writing these posts with the potential to reach tens, even hundreds of thousands of people made me super nervous at first.
The first few times I hit submit, I immediately stood up and paced around a bit to shake it off.
While most of my initial answers received very little attention, one blew up.
The response (upvotes, comments) was tremendously positive.
It was a great feeling.
Around the same time, I was also reading quite a bit about affiliate marketing.
I knew what it was all about from previous reading.
After all, I had spent 8 years selling physical products online.
For those of you not familiar, affiliate marketing allows you to make a commission selling other people and company’s products online, without actually fulfilling product orders or serving customers.
You just have to make the introduction.
You don’t have to be hired.
You just post a link to the product or service that is unique to you, and software tracks any sales that result from your recommendation.
The software knows that buyer purchased after clicking your link.
Finally, I decided to give it a shot.
There were services I was already mentioning and linking to in my answers that had affiliate programs themselves, so I swapped my links out for affiliate links.
Within 30 minutes, I made one $30 commission.
I immediately did the math to calculate how much more money I would make that day.
$30 every 30 minutes… 12 hours left in the day… Holy #$%^!!!
I didn’t make a penny more that day.
But over the course of the next couple weeks, I did quite well.
As it turns out, you can’t just drop affiliate links wherever you please and without disclosure.
It violates Quora’s policy, and disclosure of affiliate links is required by the Federal Trade Commission.
This goes for most 3rd party platforms like facebook, LinkedIn, Medium, and reddit as well— even though you create and contribute the content yourself.
Now, if you still want to make money from affiliate marketing on these platforms, the key is to build blogs relevant to what you are writing about.
That way, you own the platform and what kind of links you post are up to my discretion (so long as affiliate relationships are disclosed).
Then you can post really informative, helpful content on 3rd party platforms like facebook groups, Quora, and reddit to cultivate an audience.
From that content you can link to supplementary resources on your blog where you are free to use affiliate links and earn commissions.
If that content is great as well, people will continue to read your content, use your links to support you financially, and share with friends.
Let’s explore an example of how this works in practice:
Did you know many credit card companies offer 0% interest as an introductory rate for the first X months of having their credit card? Did you know credit card companies also pay hefty affiliate commissions for successful referrals?
During my senior year of college, I was a little strapped for cash.
I had money, but most of it was tied up in my online businesses and/or stocks.
However, I had a job lined up for after graduation, so I knew I would have cash coming in soon.
All of my friends were taking senior vacations.
I didn’t want to ask my parents for money— they had covered enough.
So, I opened a few credit cards with 0% interest for 6–9 months.
During the second semester of my senior year, I partied through an online marketing conference in Vegas, visited a friend in NYC, went skiing in Colorado, searched for housing in KC, and spent a weekend at the lake.
I paid the cards off in the first couple months after graduation using my salary.
Now, it’s not the smartest financial decision I’ve ever made, but I’m not the only college student who would enjoy living it up a bit during senior year despite a lack of funds.
How can I make money on that?
Easy.
Tell the story around Reddit, facebook groups, Quora, Medium… Link from those posts to a blog post titled something like “Top 10 Credit Cards Offering 0% Interest.
” That blog post would compare the pros and cons of each, and link to applications using, you guessed it, affiliate links.
Links to credit cards paying me $50, $100, even $150+ for a signup.
Again, it doesn’t stop there.
Readers will enjoy the content.
They will share with friends.
They will come back for more helpful content again and again, assuming I keep it coming.
Building the blogs themselves is a piece of cake these days.
Sonali Mangal.
As it turns out, getting a lot of exposure on Quora is a bit of a science.
You can’t just write an answer and expect lots of views.
Sonali and I discussed what works and what doesn’t on Quora.
Listen Jon Davis's answer to If every state of the USA declared war against each other, which would win?) A little less than two years later, I was contacted by Emmy Award winning producer Josh C.
Kline
.
From there we signed an agreement that didn't exactly break the bank that gave Kline permission to take the story to production companies in hopes that it would be made into a Short Run TV show or movie.
There wasn't a lot of money in that first transaction and the most valuable item I recieved for my efforts was an epic framed still from my favorite movie, 300.
If nothing else comes from that project, which is usually the case, I am still stoked about the framed still hanging in my living room.
And that is what you should expect in working hard for the benefit of a company that shares content you create.
You are "competing" against millions of other content creators to "produce" content that captures attention.
I used to try very hard to compete in this way.
(Jon Davis's answer to What does a good answer on Quora look like? What does it mean to "be helpful"?) Now, having grown a bit, I don't attempt to game the system anymore.
Sometimes, I will invest in writing an answer well, and still utilize some practical writing tips to the get traffic so that people will see what I've produced.
If I worked hard on something, I am going to try to get you to see it.
Basically, though, I will only do that if there is something I wish every single person on the site would see, rather than just the person asking the question.
That, in my opinion is how someone on this site finds success.
Note that I didn't say "gets rich".
I say "finds success".
They are very different things.
I have found success here by putting in a great deal of effort into a few answers that I feel are extremely important, or entertaining, and that I feel few people are equipped to answer as I am.
I also have found experience by adding to those few noteworthy answers with another thousand or so small answers.
These answers have added value to those followers who are genuinely interested in topics I write in, but that aren't worth a 3,000 word essay.
  Nearly three years after my first answer, I still try to continuing doing just that, add value to others by sharing what I know.
In doing so, I have met countless people who have shared with me their support, appreciation, and encouragement.
These people have let me know how my reflections, knowledge, and points of view have taught them, changed their way of thinking on the military and veterans, and sometimes even grew them in ways I could not have predicted.
Some of them, such as Kyle Murao, Scott Lowe, Nick Layon, Ariel Williams, Dan Holliday, Graeme Shimmin, Tracey Bryan and Robert Frost, as well as far too many others, I've connected with and who mean more to me than just another clever person on this site providing me interesting content.
Many of them have pushed me on to do greater things and continue to improve the content I put out.
By putting myself out there, I have met people.
By meeting people I have had opportunities given to me, and by following those opportunities, I have gained success.

In the last six months, I have been invited to several opportunities mostly, like I said, because of the relationships I have made by being a contributor at Quora.
I have been asked to write at a few different online outlets catering to military and veteran communities, have appeared in my first official byline at one of my favorite Quora answers yet that I hope to start releasing soon.
All of these successes have happened outside of Quora, but none would have happened if not for the relationships built inside of it.

I also know of others who have had their own success stories.
Oliver Emberton apparently got a book deal from one of his answers and others like David S.
Rose
have written very successful books based off their works on Quora.
Anecdotally, I am sure that there are many successful stories from these halls, but I would honestly doubt that even these content creators would say their time spent on Quora was a good investment for the money's sake.

If you've noticed closely, none of these activities actually translates into financial wealth or even security.
They gain you a lot of influence, but don't fix a leaky roof.
Quora isn't going to help you fix the roof.
I am happy that there are websites out there that can, though.
I have gained some funding through the website If you really want to write and share, as well as try to recoup some of the time lost, this is definitely a great tool to do so which I highly recommend to anyone serious about their writing.
It is also a great way to connect with your greatest fans and followers, those dedicated enough to ensuring you keep on creating content they appreciate.
If you have followed me before, you've probably noticed my little banner at the bottom of most of my large answers (like this one) that point to Patreon.
It's a nice way to let people know how they can show their appreciation for work I've given them.
Don't think this will get you rich either.
On a good month, I might make a few pieces that are up to snuff enough to feel that I should submit it for money from my followers.
If you do go this way, expect to be spending a lot of time shamelessly marketing yourself with little return for many months.
By the way, did I mention that everything I write for all of you is completely free? Wouldn't it be nice to say "good job for all that work" at least in the same way you tip the barista who gave you your coffee? Here's that link again:
Marc Bodnick
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But that wasn't a successful way to make money either.
The truth was, I didn't possess the skillset for that role, nor the ambition to deal with the challenges that came with it.
More so than that, in seeing the path ahead of me, I'm not sure the destination I was moving toward was the one I wanted.
In hindsight, while I enjoyed working for people like Marc and was daily floored by the brilliance of the engineers who built the site, my heart wasn't in the work I did and I eventually failed.
I made many great friends there, and left on good terms, but working at Quora just wasn't for me.
I just wanted to write.

Now, I've found balance and truly enjoy what I do.
I've become a teacher (now I actually make money, very little of it) and in the few hours I have left to myself, write answers like what you see here, as well as stories, posts, essays, and other contributions throughout the web.
I suppose teaching, the sharing of knowledge, is what drove me to contributing to Quora in the first place, but the point is, it is still my day job.
Writing, in its many forms, is what I do on the side.
It's what I enjoy.
It's what I have to do and simply can't stop.
After three years and an adventure impossible to imagine, I've enjoyed some opportunities that many would consider successful.
Maybe another three years from now, I will luck out and become successful by other people's standards.
As of now, I still measure success in the number of people who see what I have to say, even if, because of many of the limitations in Quora, that now takes place outside of the site.

What writers on Quora need to do is to focus on communicating a message you want others to learn from.
It's great if this act entertains you and adds value to your life while adding value to others', as well.
If your priority is money, though, trust someone who has invested countless hours and three years to writing, mostly right here, Quora is not the place to invest your time or your talent for that goal.

Thanks for reading!
Everything I write is completely supported by fan and follower assistance.
If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more like it, please follow Habib Fanny and I split the profits from the book we wrote, which people are still buying.
I just checked, and three more paperback copies shipped just yesterday.
I’m going to be totally honest here… I was expecting to sell 50 copies, total.
I thought anything over 100 wouldn’t even be worth dreaming about.
I thought sales would trickle to 0 within a few weeks of its release.
Instead, we’ve crossed over 500 copies sold and hundreds more lent with Amazon’s e-book loaner program.
For a first-time self-published book by a couple of amateurs, this has been a smashing success.
And sometimes, people just follow the link on my profile and give me donations because they like my writing.
(Shout out to James Morgan, who donated $25 to the cause yesterday.
I’d link to your profile, but there’s three James Morgans on Quora, and I’m not sure which one is you.
But thank you very much, kind stranger!)
Last year, when I had just 10k followers, I wrote an answer about how my worst mistake was taking out too much in student loans, and how I’d be paying those loans back until I was 54 years old.
Around the same time, I wrote a different answer about how my dream is to own a motorcycle one day, and spend my weekends going on solo road trips to meet people from Quora.
In the comments of both of those answers, a lot of people suggested that I set up a GoFundMe account and see if the generous people of Quora would help me out.
I’ve never done that, because I don’t like begging (I’d rather offer a service than just ask for money), I didn’t want to annoy people by asking for money, and there are already other Quorans with GoFundMe accounts whose needs are much more urgent than mine.
I’m not exactly starving over here.
I’m just trying to pay down my student loans early, to save some bucks on interest.
So I won’t do the GoFundMe thing… yet, at least.
If you have money burning a hole in your pocket and you insist on giving it to an internet stranger, there’s a link to my Paypal account for donations on my profile.

I earn 15k to 20k every month using Quora,
If you want to earn from Quora, then you have to develop your interest in reading and writing, so here i am going to tell you how i make money every month using Quora.
You can make money using Quora with Two ways-
Let's start With Affiliate Marketing-
If you are an writer on Quora and want to want to earn money using Quora then you can Signup for Amazon Affiliate Program, you can also choose any other affiliate program but Amazon is good for newbies.
It is very easy to signup for Amazon Affiliate Program, or you can watch any video on YouTube.
while signup for an account put your Quora profile link on this Enter Your Website section.
Amazon takes 1–2 days to approve your account, and after your account is approved then you can copy the referral product link and put it in your Quora bio.
Tip- Before applying for the affilate program you have 50k+ views on Quora.
For more information, you can learn affiliate marketing from YouTUbe and Google.
Sell Your Product or Service using Quora
I am using this method to earn money, i am a professional Digital Marketer, and i write about my self in my profile bio, so that people can contact me to get my services.
I am offering website Designing at an affordable price, so i write in my bio about my service.
So if you have any product or service then you can promote on Quora and earn money using Quora.
Ex.
– If you are a content writer then you can put your skills on your bio like this- I am a freelance content writer, offering content writing an affordable price.

And whenever you answer any question, people visit your profile, read your bio, and massage you to get know more about your service.
You can check my bio and learn how i describe my service on Quora- (Deepanshu Jain )

First, around 1L INR in publishing.
How? I have recently signed a book contract for No Shortcuts[1] – my upcoming book that features in-depth interviews with 15 popular founders of India.
I used my Quora credentials when pitching my book.
I am signed up with a mainstream publisher.
With no media or journalism background or domain authority, I would have struggled to get such a contract and people pay on an average 90K to get paid publishing.
So, I did not have to do all that because having this following on Quora positioned me strongly in front of publishers.
Second, a significant percentage of my Scholar Strategy[2] clients find me through my answers here.
That ends in direct revenue generation.
See how I linked my links above? That helps in referral but I am mindful of writing genuinely and not just to sell.
I hate selling.
Writing here has been rewarding – to say the least.

I have been on Quora for about three years now and I write frequently.
I must have spent enough hours in my PMs offering advice and guidance to people that if I was on an hourly rate, I'd be buying a second house right about now.
It was a rare surprise to me to be invited to be part of the partnership program on Quora, about 10 days ago.
I hadn't really heard much about it until I read another popular Quoran's answer about it when shortly afterward, I too received an invite.
I got a bit question happy for about a couple of days as I've had a million questions in my head and not got around to asking them.
But now, I might add one or two every couple of days if I think of one I'm interested in.
I read every response and upvote and usually comment, as I ask things I am genuinely interested to know instead of questions I think will make money, as I'm not motivated like that.
So far, I've earned very little from 99% of my questions.
I think my second highest earning question has made £0.
89.
But that's totally cool by me as I don't come on quora to make money, I come to enjoy and learn.
However, for whatever reason, I asked a silly question that I thought would be fun, and it is now on over 1,100,000 views and seems to be making me quite a bit of money in a short space of time.
It goes up by about £30 a day, sometimes more, and doesn't appear to be stopping.
It's made me just shy of £170 ($218) in 10 days, which is mind-blowing! I am actually rather broke at the moment due to having lots of work done on my house as I've taken in two lodgers, and this extra unexpected cash will be put towards my pending trip to Costa Rica in February, or probably to buy me food when my money runs.
I didn't expect anything to come from quora financially, as I gift my time without wanting anything back, but having a little extra money coming in from something I enjoy so much has been really nice to receive.

THE ONLY MARKETING IS AFFILIATE MARKETING.

There are a lot of ways; to make money but let me tell you how I make money online .
There are lots of people recommending different methods to make money online, sitting at comfortable couch and dictating to make money at home.
But seriously, let us examine the different methods online:
1.
) Survey Sites:
Really ,I would go in the streets begging , rather then signing up for these stupid sites , which won’t even make me a half a dollar ever ,if I work for a whole freaking day.
That s how ridiculously these sites are .
Sign up for some sites like Swagbucks and see how frustrating it is when you don’t even get a half a dollar a day .
People recommending survey sites lying to your face and they aren’t even ashamed about it .
2.
) Blogging:
Blogging , sure there are many blogs that make $ 100,000 a month .
Yes , there are .
I don’t doubt it , coz I know it for a fact .
But for someone who is just starting out and has no – money to invest , blogging isn t recommended .
Because any blog requires hosting which will cost you around $3 -$5 a month, and themes will cost you $50 – $99 a year also creating content takes time ,trying to rank in Google s first page will drive you nuts .
SEO will probably drive you crazy and if you don’t like to write, good luck with blogging my friend .
3.
) Affiliate Marketing:
This is a great way to make money .
No doubt about it .
But you can’t do it without any investment of time and money.
For you to get an affiliate commissions ,you have to have traffic (customers) , direct them to your offers (affiliate-link/products) and when they sign up or purchase that offer ,you get commissions also known as affiliate commissions .
You can use either free traffic or paid methods to drive traffic .
Now free traffic isn’t free at all .
You will have to either set up a niche website or a social media page with lots and lots of followers,and it freaking takes time and if time isn’t money ,I don’t know that the heck is ,,,.
And did I mention content creation ,link building,hosting costs , vps servers ,landing pages, outsourcing etc.
The list goes on .
Affiliate marketing isn’t for people who have no money to invest upfront.
If you ever want to learn the step –by-step guide on how to make money with affiliate marketing I would highly recommend you to get this free book,Dot Com series by Russel Brunson showing you his exact 8 – Figures strategies on how to crush it with your affiliate marketing business .
check it out here: (Helen Min.
Many simply don’t realize it.
In short, knowledge is a product (even in academia).
Be a magnet, people and money will follow when you’ve earned it.

I will share with you some of my knowledge that I’ve gained over the last year.

To avoid the full-time stressful job half of the young office goer’s community is exploring possible ways to make money either through freelancing or through passive income building.
Freelancing requires your physical presence and consume more time.
The time you spend is directly proportional to the money you make.

Whereas in passive income you will generate income while you sleep, dance, eat or whatever you are, of course, this also need your time but its one-time investment and sustainable income.
When it comes to passive income there are two tested platforms stock market and online money making methods (there are many).
I suggest you gain some knowledge on the stock market and start investing as early as possible.
(but, it is only my personal opinion)
The same goes for online money making there are hundreds of ways to make money online right from
and so on but nothing is immediate you need to be patient and consistent but surely you will pass through.
Consistency is the basic skill all the online money making seekers lack.
It is the primary skill which differentiates successful from unsuccessful.
Be consistent in whatever you do and you will realize the result.

In any marketing either affiliate or direct marketing if the buyer believes the product or seller then selling process is simply easy.
If you can sell a product easily then nobody can stop you from becoming rich.
That’s the reason why all the self-made billionaires are suggesting their followers learn the art of selling.
Quora is the right platform where you can monetize the trust.
Readers upvote the answer because they found it useful and believed in what you said.
Each upvoter is your potential customer.
If you are getting 100 upvotes for an answer then you got hundred potential customers but What are you going to sell?
But… How are you going to make money from Quora?
Affiliate marketing is the solution.
But don’t stop here continue reading…
Don’t go to Amazon immediately and start including high commission products on each answer.
Selling right products to the right customer is also the important technique to become a successful salesperson.
Quora is a knowledge transfer or knowledge sharing platform of diverse people from different countries, subjects, and experiences but the one point that connects all is the thirst of knowledge and aggressive reading.
So you have to be thoughtful and see what products you should promote and which shouldn’t.
But the challenge here is readers won’t upvote all the answers and make you popular it is your creative writing skill and profound knowledge in a subject that attracts more upvotes.
We need to be more knowledgeable than readers to tell what they are not heard A single answer with 1k+ upvotes will surely generate you hundreds of sales.
But don’t overdo this in all answers use it wisely.
Happy writing and earning.

1.
Use Quora for Driving Traffic to your Blog

Blogging has been one of the best ways to make money online for over a decade now.
People like Darren Rowse, Pat Flynn etc are making millions through blogging.
You might want to check our That said, I do get paid.
Not cash, mind you, but here's some ways Quora is compensating me for answering questions.
OK, it isn't cash, but I do feel like I'm getting paid back here.
Enough to keep coming and answering more questions.

Well, you can’t earn money directly on Quora.
It's not what Quora is meant for.
Quora is a platform where people share their knowledge to make the world a better informed place.
Or….
as they put it
Quora’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge
However, Quora can serve you as a platform to achieve a certain status and build authority in your own industry (or domain of knowledge).
This will ultimately open for you opportunities to make money else where.
I know many top bloggers, influencers or even just professionals who use Quora to get a name for themselves and find new customers for their business.
I know people who made new customers for their businesses through Quora, that generated for them more than $ 200K in sales.
It’s pretty simple.
It’s a good practice as it allows you to refresh your thoughts and challenge them by opening yourself for discussion.
If your answers are really well put, you will start to gain authority and people will come to you directly to know more.
That’s when you can turn them into your customers, since they will be more willing to pay you cash for your services!
Though, there is a platform, similar to Quora as it also allows people to share their knowledge, where you can actually make money from the very start directly through the platform.
This platform is called
)

Not directly, but you can surely use Quora to build your audience, learn to write extensive answers to questions (which will be very good skill for your later writing).
It all takes time.
For more info, visit my blog Tigrest dot com

How can I use Quora to make money?

Ah! If there ever were a question just for me, this one is is probably it.
I’ve been making a significant, mostly passive income from Quora for about a year now.
Admittedly, I only stumbled into it.
I had only discovered Quora just a few months prior.
I was working a summer internship in a city separate from most of my friends, so I had a lot of spare time on my hands.
Having always been a voracious reader, Quora kept me up a bit too late many or most work nights that summer.
At some point, I began to feel a little guilty learning so many amazing things from other people and not giving back myself.
So, I started writing answers to questions in the e-commerce and distribution space.
I had been working independently in e-commerce for 8 years, and my internship was at a Fortune 200 distribution company.
It’s worth noting that the thought of putting so much effort into writing these posts with the potential to reach tens, even hundreds of thousands of people made me super nervous at first.
The first few times I hit submit, I immediately stood up and paced around a bit to shake it off.
While most of my initial answers received very little attention, one blew up.
The response (upvotes, comments) was tremendously positive.
It was a great feeling.
Around the same time, I was also reading quite a bit about affiliate marketing.
I knew what it was all about from previous reading.
After all, I had spent 8 years selling physical products online.
For those of you not familiar, affiliate marketing allows you to make a commission selling other people and company’s products online, without actually fulfilling product orders or serving customers.
You just have to make the introduction.
You don’t have to be hired.
You just post a link to the product or service that is unique to you, and software tracks any sales that result from your recommendation.
The software knows that buyer purchased after clicking your link.
Finally, I decided to give it a shot.
There were services I was already mentioning and linking to in my answers that had affiliate programs themselves, so I swapped my links out for affiliate links.
Within 30 minutes, I made one $30 commission.
I immediately did the math to calculate how much more money I would make that day.
$30 every 30 minutes… 12 hours left in the day… Holy #$%^!!!
I didn’t make a penny more that day.
But over the course of the next couple weeks, I did quite well.
As it turns out, you can’t just drop affiliate links wherever you please and without disclosure.
It violates Quora’s policy, and disclosure of affiliate links is required by the Federal Trade Commission.
This goes for most 3rd party platforms like facebook, LinkedIn, Medium, and reddit as well— even though you create and contribute the content yourself.
Now, if you still want to make money from affiliate marketing on these platforms, the key is to build blogs relevant to what you are writing about.
That way, you own the platform and what kind of links you post are up to my discretion (so long as affiliate relationships are disclosed).
Then you can post really informative, helpful content on 3rd party platforms like facebook groups, Quora, and reddit to cultivate an audience.
From that content you can link to supplementary resources on your blog where you are free to use affiliate links and earn commissions.
If that content is great as well, people will continue to read your content, use your links to support you financially, and share with friends.
Let’s explore an example of how this works in practice:
Did you know many credit card companies offer 0% interest as an introductory rate for the first X months of having their credit card? Did you know credit card companies also pay hefty affiliate commissions for successful referrals?
During my senior year of college, I was a little strapped for cash.
I had money, but most of it was tied up in my online businesses and/or stocks.
However, I had a job lined up for after graduation, so I knew I would have cash coming in soon.
All of my friends were taking senior vacations.
I didn’t want to ask my parents for money— they had covered enough.
So, I opened a few credit cards with 0% interest for 6–9 months.
During the second semester of my senior year, I partied through an online marketing conference in Vegas, visited a friend in NYC, went skiing in Colorado, searched for housing in KC, and spent a weekend at the lake.
I paid the cards off in the first couple months after graduation using my salary.
Now, it’s not the smartest financial decision I’ve ever made, but I’m not the only college student who would enjoy living it up a bit during senior year despite a lack of funds.
How can I make money on that?
Easy.
Tell the story around Reddit, facebook groups, Quora, Medium… Link from those posts to a blog post titled something like “Top 10 Credit Cards Offering 0% Interest.
” That blog post would compare the pros and cons of each, and link to applications using, you guessed it, affiliate links.
Links to credit cards paying me $50, $100, even $150+ for a signup.
Again, it doesn’t stop there.
Readers will enjoy the content.
They will share with friends.
They will come back for more helpful content again and again, assuming I keep it coming.
Building the blogs themselves is a piece of cake these days.
Sonali Mangal.
As it turns out, getting a lot of exposure on Quora is a bit of a science.
You can’t just write an answer and expect lots of views.
Sonali and I discussed what works and what doesn’t on Quora.
Listen Jon Davis's answer to If every state of the USA declared war against each other, which would win?) A little less than two years later, I was contacted by Emmy Award winning producer Josh C.
Kline
.
From there we signed an agreement that didn't exactly break the bank that gave Kline permission to take the story to production companies in hopes that it would be made into a Short Run TV show or movie.
There wasn't a lot of money in that first transaction and the most valuable item I recieved for my efforts was an epic framed still from my favorite movie, 300.
If nothing else comes from that project, which is usually the case, I am still stoked about the framed still hanging in my living room.
And that is what you should expect in working hard for the benefit of a company that shares content you create.
You are "competing" against millions of other content creators to "produce" content that captures attention.
I used to try very hard to compete in this way.
(Jon Davis's answer to What does a good answer on Quora look like? What does it mean to "be helpful"?) Now, having grown a bit, I don't attempt to game the system anymore.
Sometimes, I will invest in writing an answer well, and still utilize some practical writing tips to the get traffic so that people will see what I've produced.
If I worked hard on something, I am going to try to get you to see it.
Basically, though, I will only do that if there is something I wish every single person on the site would see, rather than just the person asking the question.
That, in my opinion is how someone on this site finds success.
Note that I didn't say "gets rich".
I say "finds success".
They are very different things.
I have found success here by putting in a great deal of effort into a few answers that I feel are extremely important, or entertaining, and that I feel few people are equipped to answer as I am.
I also have found experience by adding to those few noteworthy answers with another thousand or so small answers.
These answers have added value to those followers who are genuinely interested in topics I write in, but that aren't worth a 3,000 word essay.
  Nearly three years after my first answer, I still try to continuing doing just that, add value to others by sharing what I know.
In doing so, I have met countless people who have shared with me their support, appreciation, and encouragement.
These people have let me know how my reflections, knowledge, and points of view have taught them, changed their way of thinking on the military and veterans, and sometimes even grew them in ways I could not have predicted.
Some of them, such as Kyle Murao, Scott Lowe, Nick Layon, Ariel Williams, Dan Holliday, Graeme Shimmin, Tracey Bryan and Robert Frost, as well as far too many others, I've connected with and who mean more to me than just another clever person on this site providing me interesting content.
Many of them have pushed me on to do greater things and continue to improve the content I put out.
By putting myself out there, I have met people.
By meeting people I have had opportunities given to me, and by following those opportunities, I have gained success.

In the last six months, I have been invited to several opportunities mostly, like I said, because of the relationships I have made by being a contributor at Quora.
I have been asked to write at a few different online outlets catering to military and veteran communities, have appeared in my first official byline at one of my favorite Quora answers yet that I hope to start releasing soon.
All of these successes have happened outside of Quora, but none would have happened if not for the relationships built inside of it.

I also know of others who have had their own success stories.
Oliver Emberton apparently got a book deal from one of his answers and others like David S.
Rose
have written very successful books based off their works on Quora.
Anecdotally, I am sure that there are many successful stories from these halls, but I would honestly doubt that even these content creators would say their time spent on Quora was a good investment for the money's sake.

If you've noticed closely, none of these activities actually translates into financial wealth or even security.
They gain you a lot of influence, but don't fix a leaky roof.
Quora isn't going to help you fix the roof.
I am happy that there are websites out there that can, though.
I have gained some funding through the website If you really want to write and share, as well as try to recoup some of the time lost, this is definitely a great tool to do so which I highly recommend to anyone serious about their writing.
It is also a great way to connect with your greatest fans and followers, those dedicated enough to ensuring you keep on creating content they appreciate.
If you have followed me before, you've probably noticed my little banner at the bottom of most of my large answers (like this one) that point to Patreon.
It's a nice way to let people know how they can show their appreciation for work I've given them.
Don't think this will get you rich either.
On a good month, I might make a few pieces that are up to snuff enough to feel that I should submit it for money from my followers.
If you do go this way, expect to be spending a lot of time shamelessly marketing yourself with little return for many months.
By the way, did I mention that everything I write for all of you is completely free? Wouldn't it be nice to say "good job for all that work" at least in the same way you tip the barista who gave you your coffee? Here's that link again:
Marc Bodnick
.
But that wasn't a successful way to make money either.
The truth was, I didn't possess the skillset for that role, nor the ambition to deal with the challenges that came with it.
More so than that, in seeing the path ahead of me, I'm not sure the destination I was moving toward was the one I wanted.
In hindsight, while I enjoyed working for people like Marc and was daily floored by the brilliance of the engineers who built the site, my heart wasn't in the work I did and I eventually failed.
I made many great friends there, and left on good terms, but working at Quora just wasn't for me.
I just wanted to write.

Now, I've found balance and truly enjoy what I do.
I've become a teacher (now I actually make money, very little of it) and in the few hours I have left to myself, write answers like what you see here, as well as stories, posts, essays, and other contributions throughout the web.
I suppose teaching, the sharing of knowledge, is what drove me to contributing to Quora in the first place, but the point is, it is still my day job.
Writing, in its many forms, is what I do on the side.
It's what I enjoy.
It's what I have to do and simply can't stop.
After three years and an adventure impossible to imagine, I've enjoyed some opportunities that many would consider successful.
Maybe another three years from now, I will luck out and become successful by other people's standards.
As of now, I still measure success in the number of people who see what I have to say, even if, because of many of the limitations in Quora, that now takes place outside of the site.

What writers on Quora need to do is to focus on communicating a message you want others to learn from.
It's great if this act entertains you and adds value to your life while adding value to others', as well.
If your priority is money, though, trust someone who has invested countless hours and three years to writing, mostly right here, Quora is not the place to invest your time or your talent for that goal.

Thanks for reading!
Everything I write is completely supported by fan and follower assistance.
If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more like it, please follow Habib Fanny and I split the profits from the book we wrote, which people are still buying.
I just checked, and three more paperback copies shipped just yesterday.
I’m going to be totally honest here… I was expecting to sell 50 copies, total.
I thought anything over 100 wouldn’t even be worth dreaming about.
I thought sales would trickle to 0 within a few weeks of its release.
Instead, we’ve crossed over 500 copies sold and hundreds more lent with Amazon’s e-book loaner program.
For a first-time self-published book by a couple of amateurs, this has been a smashing success.
And sometimes, people just follow the link on my profile and give me donations because they like my writing.
(Shout out to James Morgan, who donated $25 to the cause yesterday.
I’d link to your profile, but there’s three James Morgans on Quora, and I’m not sure which one is you.
But thank you very much, kind stranger!)
Last year, when I had just 10k followers, I wrote an answer about how my worst mistake was taking out too much in student loans, and how I’d be paying those loans back until I was 54 years old.
Around the same time, I wrote a different answer about how my dream is to own a motorcycle one day, and spend my weekends going on solo road trips to meet people from Quora.
In the comments of both of those answers, a lot of people suggested that I set up a GoFundMe account and see if the generous people of Quora would help me out.
I’ve never done that, because I don’t like begging (I’d rather offer a service than just ask for money), I didn’t want to annoy people by asking for money, and there are already other Quorans with GoFundMe accounts whose needs are much more urgent than mine.
I’m not exactly starving over here.
I’m just trying to pay down my student loans early, to save some bucks on interest.
So I won’t do the GoFundMe thing… yet, at least.
If you have money burning a hole in your pocket and you insist on giving it to an internet stranger, there’s a link to my Paypal account for donations on my profile.

I earn 15k to 20k every month using Quora,
If you want to earn from Quora, then you have to develop your interest in reading and writing, so here i am going to tell you how i make money every month using Quora.
You can make money using Quora with Two ways-
Let's start With Affiliate Marketing-
If you are an writer on Quora and want to want to earn money using Quora then you can Signup for Amazon Affiliate Program, you can also choose any other affiliate program but Amazon is good for newbies.
It is very easy to signup for Amazon Affiliate Program, or you can watch any video on YouTube.
while signup for an account put your Quora profile link on this Enter Your Website section.
Amazon takes 1–2 days to approve your account, and after your account is approved then you can copy the referral product link and put it in your Quora bio.
Tip- Before applying for the affilate program you have 50k+ views on Quora.
For more information, you can learn affiliate marketing from YouTUbe and Google.
Sell Your Product or Service using Quora
I am using this method to earn money, i am a professional Digital Marketer, and i write about my self in my profile bio, so that people can contact me to get my services.
I am offering website Designing at an affordable price, so i write in my bio about my service.
So if you have any product or service then you can promote on Quora and earn money using Quora.
Ex.
– If you are a content writer then you can put your skills on your bio like this- I am a freelance content writer, offering content writing an affordable price.

And whenever you answer any question, people visit your profile, read your bio, and massage you to get know more about your service.
You can check my bio and learn how i describe my service on Quora- (Deepanshu Jain )

First, around 1L INR in publishing.
How? I have recently signed a book contract for No Shortcuts[1] – my upcoming book that features in-depth interviews with 15 popular founders of India.
I used my Quora credentials when pitching my book.
I am signed up with a mainstream publisher.
With no media or journalism background or domain authority, I would have struggled to get such a contract and people pay on an average 90K to get paid publishing.
So, I did not have to do all that because having this following on Quora positioned me strongly in front of publishers.
Second, a significant percentage of my Scholar Strategy[2] clients find me through my answers here.
That ends in direct revenue generation.
See how I linked my links above? That helps in referral but I am mindful of writing genuinely and not just to sell.
I hate selling.
Writing here has been rewarding – to say the least.

I have been on Quora for about three years now and I write frequently.
I must have spent enough hours in my PMs offering advice and guidance to people that if I was on an hourly rate, I'd be buying a second house right about now.
It was a rare surprise to me to be invited to be part of the partnership program on Quora, about 10 days ago.
I hadn't really heard much about it until I read another popular Quoran's answer about it when shortly afterward, I too received an invite.
I got a bit question happy for about a couple of days as I've had a million questions in my head and not got around to asking them.
But now, I might add one or two every couple of days if I think of one I'm interested in.
I read every response and upvote and usually comment, as I ask things I am genuinely interested to know instead of questions I think will make money, as I'm not motivated like that.
So far, I've earned very little from 99% of my questions.
I think my second highest earning question has made £0.
89.
But that's totally cool by me as I don't come on quora to make money, I come to enjoy and learn.
However, for whatever reason, I asked a silly question that I thought would be fun, and it is now on over 1,100,000 views and seems to be making me quite a bit of money in a short space of time.
It goes up by about £30 a day, sometimes more, and doesn't appear to be stopping.
It's made me just shy of £170 ($218) in 10 days, which is mind-blowing! I am actually rather broke at the moment due to having lots of work done on my house as I've taken in two lodgers, and this extra unexpected cash will be put towards my pending trip to Costa Rica in February, or probably to buy me food when my money runs.
I didn't expect anything to come from quora financially, as I gift my time without wanting anything back, but having a little extra money coming in from something I enjoy so much has been really nice to receive.

THE ONLY MARKETING IS AFFILIATE MARKETING.

There are a lot of ways; to make money but let me tell you how I make money online .
There are lots of people recommending different methods to make money online, sitting at comfortable couch and dictating to make money at home.
But seriously, let us examine the different methods online:
1.
) Survey Sites:
Really ,I would go in the streets begging , rather then signing up for these stupid sites , which won’t even make me a half a dollar ever ,if I work for a whole freaking day.
That s how ridiculously these sites are .
Sign up for some sites like Swagbucks and see how frustrating it is when you don’t even get a half a dollar a day .
People recommending survey sites lying to your face and they aren’t even ashamed about it .
2.
) Blogging:
Blogging , sure there are many blogs that make $ 100,000 a month .
Yes , there are .
I don’t doubt it , coz I know it for a fact .
But for someone who is just starting out and has no – money to invest , blogging isn t recommended .
Because any blog requires hosting which will cost you around $3 -$5 a month, and themes will cost you $50 – $99 a year also creating content takes time ,trying to rank in Google s first page will drive you nuts .
SEO will probably drive you crazy and if you don’t like to write, good luck with blogging my friend .
3.
) Affiliate Marketing:
This is a great way to make money .
No doubt about it .
But you can’t do it without any investment of time and money.
For you to get an affiliate commissions ,you have to have traffic (customers) , direct them to your offers (affiliate-link/products) and when they sign up or purchase that offer ,you get commissions also known as affiliate commissions .
You can use either free traffic or paid methods to drive traffic .
Now free traffic isn’t free at all .
You will have to either set up a niche website or a social media page with lots and lots of followers,and it freaking takes time and if time isn’t money ,I don’t know that the heck is ,,,.
And did I mention content creation ,link building,hosting costs , vps servers ,landing pages, outsourcing etc.
The list goes on .
Affiliate marketing isn’t for people who have no money to invest upfront.
If you ever want to learn the step –by-step guide on how to make money with affiliate marketing I would highly recommend you to get this free book,Dot Com series by Russel Brunson showing you his exact 8 – Figures strategies on how to crush it with your affiliate marketing business .
check it out here: (Helen Min.
Many simply don’t realize it.
In short, knowledge is a product (even in academia).
Be a magnet, people and money will follow when you’ve earned it.

I will share with you some of my knowledge that I’ve gained over the last year.

To avoid the full-time stressful job half of the young office goer’s community is exploring possible ways to make money either through freelancing or through passive income building.
Freelancing requires your physical presence and consume more time.
The time you spend is directly proportional to the money you make.

Whereas in passive income you will generate income while you sleep, dance, eat or whatever you are, of course, this also need your time but its one-time investment and sustainable income.
When it comes to passive income there are two tested platforms stock market and online money making methods (there are many).
I suggest you gain some knowledge on the stock market and start investing as early as possible.
(but, it is only my personal opinion)
The same goes for online money making there are hundreds of ways to make money online right from
and so on but nothing is immediate you need to be patient and consistent but surely you will pass through.
Consistency is the basic skill all the online money making seekers lack.
It is the primary skill which differentiates successful from unsuccessful.
Be consistent in whatever you do and you will realize the result.

In any marketing either affiliate or direct marketing if the buyer believes the product or seller then selling process is simply easy.
If you can sell a product easily then nobody can stop you from becoming rich.
That’s the reason why all the self-made billionaires are suggesting their followers learn the art of selling.
Quora is the right platform where you can monetize the trust.
Readers upvote the answer because they found it useful and believed in what you said.
Each upvoter is your potential customer.
If you are getting 100 upvotes for an answer then you got hundred potential customers but What are you going to sell?
But… How are you going to make money from Quora?
Affiliate marketing is the solution.
But don’t stop here continue reading…
Don’t go to Amazon immediately and start including high commission products on each answer.
Selling right products to the right customer is also the important technique to become a successful salesperson.
Quora is a knowledge transfer or knowledge sharing platform of diverse people from different countries, subjects, and experiences but the one point that connects all is the thirst of knowledge and aggressive reading.
So you have to be thoughtful and see what products you should promote and which shouldn’t.
But the challenge here is readers won’t upvote all the answers and make you popular it is your creative writing skill and profound knowledge in a subject that attracts more upvotes.
We need to be more knowledgeable than readers to tell what they are not heard A single answer with 1k+ upvotes will surely generate you hundreds of sales.
But don’t overdo this in all answers use it wisely.
Happy writing and earning.

1.
Use Quora for Driving Traffic to your Blog

Blogging has been one of the best ways to make money online for over a decade now.
People like Darren Rowse, Pat Flynn etc are making millions through blogging.
You might want to check our That said, I do get paid.
Not cash, mind you, but here's some ways Quora is compensating me for answering questions.
OK, it isn't cash, but I do feel like I'm getting paid back here.
Enough to keep coming and answering more questions.

Well, you can’t earn money directly on Quora.
It's not what Quora is meant for.
Quora is a platform where people share their knowledge to make the world a better informed place.
Or….
as they put it
Quora’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge
However, Quora can serve you as a platform to achieve a certain status and build authority in your own industry (or domain of knowledge).
This will ultimately open for you opportunities to make money else where.
I know many top bloggers, influencers or even just professionals who use Quora to get a name for themselves and find new customers for their business.
I know people who made new customers for their businesses through Quora, that generated for them more than $ 200K in sales.
It’s pretty simple.
It’s a good practice as it allows you to refresh your thoughts and challenge them by opening yourself for discussion.
If your answers are really well put, you will start to gain authority and people will come to you directly to know more.
That’s when you can turn them into your customers, since they will be more willing to pay you cash for your services!
Though, there is a platform, similar to Quora as it also allows people to share their knowledge, where you can actually make money from the very start directly through the platform.
This platform is called
)

Not directly, but you can surely use Quora to build your audience, learn to write extensive answers to questions (which will be very good skill for your later writing).
It all takes time.
For more info, visit my blog Tigrest dot com

The same way you earn income off a business card.
I don’t see a way how you can make direct income, but you can certainly help develop your brand on here and network with people.
Here’s why:
Quora is so human.
Despite the fact that you can be a qualitative and authoritative source on a myriad of professional or objective topics, you can also answer questions that are personal, profound, or downright heartbreaking.
Anyone can flash a business card, plug a startup, or use SEO to develop their brand, but using this platform is a truly insightful experience that brings everyone together, for different reasons, to the same place.
This isn’t LinkedIn (professional), or Facebook (friends and family), or Instragram (pictures of food), this is Quora.
Quora will make you laugh, it’ll make you cry, it’ll make you think and it’ll do it all in less than 20 minutes.
I think it’s one of the best ways to develop and spread your brand.
You're encouraged to be an individual.
You can see what kind of person someone is, rather than just a resume, business picture, or a title.
Before doing business with anyone, I would almost immediately be searching for their profile on Quora.
Here’s how:
Develop great content.
Be an authoritative, or first-hand, resource for questions people ask.
Being honest, concise, and informative will get you the most:
With greater success of your content, your profile will get more and more traffic.
Add links to landing pages, blogs, LinkedIn profiles, and other online resources, so that people visiting your profile get diverted to actual means of income.
Your Quora content should intrigue people, bring them to your profile, read your other content, and find any resources you’ve posted there.
There are thousands of successful people on Quora.
They may or may not be successful because of Quora, but they certainly use it to supplement their existing business development and marketing techniques.
Such people include:
They’re all in very different industries and professions, but they’re all entrepreneurs.
They’re providing answers, to those who seek questions, in exchange for name recognition and networking.
It’s a win-win.
You can connect with thousands of people and provide content that others can enjoy while you’re working, sleeping, or playing.
I like to consider it “passive networking”.
For example: Upvoting an answer from Person A increases the likelihood of their answers popping up in your feed.
For more detailed information on how the algos work – check
Sonali Mangal.
As it turns out, getting a lot of exposure on Quora is a bit of a science.
You can’t just write an answer and expect lots of views.
Sonali and I discussed what works and what doesn’t on Quora.
Listen Jon Davis's answer to If every state of the USA declared war against each other, which would win?) A little less than two years later, I was contacted by Emmy Award winning producer Josh C.
Kline
.
From there we signed an agreement that didn't exactly break the bank that gave Kline permission to take the story to production companies in hopes that it would be made into a Short Run TV show or movie.
There wasn't a lot of money in that first transaction and the most valuable item I recieved for my efforts was an epic framed still from my favorite movie, 300.
If nothing else comes from that project, which is usually the case, I am still stoked about the framed still hanging in my living room.
And that is what you should expect in working hard for the benefit of a company that shares content you create.
You are "competing" against millions of other content creators to "produce" content that captures attention.
I used to try very hard to compete in this way.
(Jon Davis's answer to What does a good answer on Quora look like? What does it mean to "be helpful"?) Now, having grown a bit, I don't attempt to game the system anymore.
Sometimes, I will invest in writing an answer well, and still utilize some practical writing tips to the get traffic so that people will see what I've produced.
If I worked hard on something, I am going to try to get you to see it.
Basically, though, I will only do that if there is something I wish every single person on the site would see, rather than just the person asking the question.
That, in my opinion is how someone on this site finds success.
Note that I didn't say "gets rich".
I say "finds success".
They are very different things.
I have found success here by putting in a great deal of effort into a few answers that I feel are extremely important, or entertaining, and that I feel few people are equipped to answer as I am.
I also have found experience by adding to those few noteworthy answers with another thousand or so small answers.
These answers have added value to those followers who are genuinely interested in topics I write in, but that aren't worth a 3,000 word essay.
  Nearly three years after my first answer, I still try to continuing doing just that, add value to others by sharing what I know.
In doing so, I have met countless people who have shared with me their support, appreciation, and encouragement.
These people have let me know how my reflections, knowledge, and points of view have taught them, changed their way of thinking on the military and veterans, and sometimes even grew them in ways I could not have predicted.
Some of them, such as Kyle Murao, Scott Lowe, Nick Layon, Ariel Williams, Dan Holliday, Graeme Shimmin, Tracey Bryan and Robert Frost, as well as far too many others, I've connected with and who mean more to me than just another clever person on this site providing me interesting content.
Many of them have pushed me on to do greater things and continue to improve the content I put out.
By putting myself out there, I have met people.
By meeting people I have had opportunities given to me, and by following those opportunities, I have gained success.

In the last six months, I have been invited to several opportunities mostly, like I said, because of the relationships I have made by being a contributor at Quora.
I have been asked to write at a few different online outlets catering to military and veteran communities, have appeared in my first official byline at one of my favorite Quora answers yet that I hope to start releasing soon.
All of these successes have happened outside of Quora, but none would have happened if not for the relationships built inside of it.

I also know of others who have had their own success stories.
Oliver Emberton apparently got a book deal from one of his answers and others like David S.
Rose
have written very successful books based off their works on Quora.
Anecdotally, I am sure that there are many successful stories from these halls, but I would honestly doubt that even these content creators would say their time spent on Quora was a good investment for the money's sake.

If you've noticed closely, none of these activities actually translates into financial wealth or even security.
They gain you a lot of influence, but don't fix a leaky roof.
Quora isn't going to help you fix the roof.
I am happy that there are websites out there that can, though.
I have gained some funding through the website If you really want to write and share, as well as try to recoup some of the time lost, this is definitely a great tool to do so which I highly recommend to anyone serious about their writing.
It is also a great way to connect with your greatest fans and followers, those dedicated enough to ensuring you keep on creating content they appreciate.
If you have followed me before, you've probably noticed my little banner at the bottom of most of my large answers (like this one) that point to Patreon.
It's a nice way to let people know how they can show their appreciation for work I've given them.
Don't think this will get you rich either.
On a good month, I might make a few pieces that are up to snuff enough to feel that I should submit it for money from my followers.
If you do go this way, expect to be spending a lot of time shamelessly marketing yourself with little return for many months.
By the way, did I mention that everything I write for all of you is completely free? Wouldn't it be nice to say "good job for all that work" at least in the same way you tip the barista who gave you your coffee? Here's that link again:
Marc Bodnick
.
But that wasn't a successful way to make money either.
The truth was, I didn't possess the skillset for that role, nor the ambition to deal with the challenges that came with it.
More so than that, in seeing the path ahead of me, I'm not sure the destination I was moving toward was the one I wanted.
In hindsight, while I enjoyed working for people like Marc and was daily floored by the brilliance of the engineers who built the site, my heart wasn't in the work I did and I eventually failed.
I made many great friends there, and left on good terms, but working at Quora just wasn't for me.
I just wanted to write.

Now, I've found balance and truly enjoy what I do.
I've become a teacher (now I actually make money, very little of it) and in the few hours I have left to myself, write answers like what you see here, as well as stories, posts, essays, and other contributions throughout the web.
I suppose teaching, the sharing of knowledge, is what drove me to contributing to Quora in the first place, but the point is, it is still my day job.
Writing, in its many forms, is what I do on the side.
It's what I enjoy.
It's what I have to do and simply can't stop.
After three years and an adventure impossible to imagine, I've enjoyed some opportunities that many would consider successful.
Maybe another three years from now, I will luck out and become successful by other people's standards.
As of now, I still measure success in the number of people who see what I have to say, even if, because of many of the limitations in Quora, that now takes place outside of the site.

What writers on Quora need to do is to focus on communicating a message you want others to learn from.
It's great if this act entertains you and adds value to your life while adding value to others', as well.
If your priority is money, though, trust someone who has invested countless hours and three years to writing, mostly right here, Quora is not the place to invest your time or your talent for that goal.

Thanks for reading!
Everything I write is completely supported by fan and follower assistance.
If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more like it, please follow Habib Fanny and I split the profits from the book we wrote, which people are still buying.
I just checked, and three more paperback copies shipped just yesterday.
I’m going to be totally honest here… I was expecting to sell 50 copies, total.
I thought anything over 100 wouldn’t even be worth dreaming about.
I thought sales would trickle to 0 within a few weeks of its release.
Instead, we’ve crossed over 500 copies sold and hundreds more lent with Amazon’s e-book loaner program.
For a first-time self-published book by a couple of amateurs, this has been a smashing success.
And sometimes, people just follow the link on my profile and give me donations because they like my writing.
(Shout out to James Morgan, who donated $25 to the cause yesterday.
I’d link to your profile, but there’s three James Morgans on Quora, and I’m not sure which one is you.
But thank you very much, kind stranger!)
Last year, when I had just 10k followers, I wrote an answer about how my worst mistake was taking out too much in student loans, and how I’d be paying those loans back until I was 54 years old.
Around the same time, I wrote a different answer about how my dream is to own a motorcycle one day, and spend my weekends going on solo road trips to meet people from Quora.
In the comments of both of those answers, a lot of people suggested that I set up a GoFundMe account and see if the generous people of Quora would help me out.
I’ve never done that, because I don’t like begging (I’d rather offer a service than just ask for money), I didn’t want to annoy people by asking for money, and there are already other Quorans with GoFundMe accounts whose needs are much more urgent than mine.
I’m not exactly starving over here.
I’m just trying to pay down my student loans early, to save some bucks on interest.
So I won’t do the GoFundMe thing… yet, at least.
If you have money burning a hole in your pocket and you insist on giving it to an internet stranger, there’s a link to my Paypal account for donations on my profile.

I earn 15k to 20k every month using Quora,
If you want to earn from Quora, then you have to develop your interest in reading and writing, so here i am going to tell you how i make money every month using Quora.
You can make money using Quora with Two ways-
Let's start With Affiliate Marketing-
If you are an writer on Quora and want to want to earn money using Quora then you can Signup for Amazon Affiliate Program, you can also choose any other affiliate program but Amazon is good for newbies.
It is very easy to signup for Amazon Affiliate Program, or you can watch any video on YouTube.
while signup for an account put your Quora profile link on this Enter Your Website section.
Amazon takes 1–2 days to approve your account, and after your account is approved then you can copy the referral product link and put it in your Quora bio.
Tip- Before applying for the affilate program you have 50k+ views on Quora.
For more information, you can learn affiliate marketing from YouTUbe and Google.
Sell Your Product or Service using Quora
I am using this method to earn money, i am a professional Digital Marketer, and i write about my self in my profile bio, so that people can contact me to get my services.
I am offering website Designing at an affordable price, so i write in my bio about my service.
So if you have any product or service then you can promote on Quora and earn money using Quora.
Ex.
– If you are a content writer then you can put your skills on your bio like this- I am a freelance content writer, offering content writing an affordable price.

And whenever you answer any question, people visit your profile, read your bio, and massage you to get know more about your service.
You can check my bio and learn how i describe my service on Quora- (Deepanshu Jain )

First, around 1L INR in publishing.
How? I have recently signed a book contract for No Shortcuts[1] – my upcoming book that features in-depth interviews with 15 popular founders of India.
I used my Quora credentials when pitching my book.
I am signed up with a mainstream publisher.
With no media or journalism background or domain authority, I would have struggled to get such a contract and people pay on an average 90K to get paid publishing.
So, I did not have to do all that because having this following on Quora positioned me strongly in front of publishers.
Second, a significant percentage of my Scholar Strategy[2] clients find me through my answers here.
That ends in direct revenue generation.
See how I linked my links above? That helps in referral but I am mindful of writing genuinely and not just to sell.
I hate selling.
Writing here has been rewarding – to say the least.

I have been on Quora for about three years now and I write frequently.
I must have spent enough hours in my PMs offering advice and guidance to people that if I was on an hourly rate, I'd be buying a second house right about now.
It was a rare surprise to me to be invited to be part of the partnership program on Quora, about 10 days ago.
I hadn't really heard much about it until I read another popular Quoran's answer about it when shortly afterward, I too received an invite.
I got a bit question happy for about a couple of days as I've had a million questions in my head and not got around to asking them.
But now, I might add one or two every couple of days if I think of one I'm interested in.
I read every response and upvote and usually comment, as I ask things I am genuinely interested to know instead of questions I think will make money, as I'm not motivated like that.
So far, I've earned very little from 99% of my questions.
I think my second highest earning question has made £0.
89.
But that's totally cool by me as I don't come on quora to make money, I come to enjoy and learn.
However, for whatever reason, I asked a silly question that I thought would be fun, and it is now on over 1,100,000 views and seems to be making me quite a bit of money in a short space of time.
It goes up by about £30 a day, sometimes more, and doesn't appear to be stopping.
It's made me just shy of £170 ($218) in 10 days, which is mind-blowing! I am actually rather broke at the moment due to having lots of work done on my house as I've taken in two lodgers, and this extra unexpected cash will be put towards my pending trip to Costa Rica in February, or probably to buy me food when my money runs.
I didn't expect anything to come from quora financially, as I gift my time without wanting anything back, but having a little extra money coming in from something I enjoy so much has been really nice to receive.

THE ONLY MARKETING IS AFFILIATE MARKETING.

There are a lot of ways; to make money but let me tell you how I make money online .
There are lots of people recommending different methods to make money online, sitting at comfortable couch and dictating to make money at home.
But seriously, let us examine the different methods online:
1.
) Survey Sites:
Really ,I would go in the streets begging , rather then signing up for these stupid sites , which won’t even make me a half a dollar ever ,if I work for a whole freaking day.
That s how ridiculously these sites are .
Sign up for some sites like Swagbucks and see how frustrating it is when you don’t even get a half a dollar a day .
People recommending survey sites lying to your face and they aren’t even ashamed about it .
2.
) Blogging:
Blogging , sure there are many blogs that make $ 100,000 a month .
Yes , there are .
I don’t doubt it , coz I know it for a fact .
But for someone who is just starting out and has no – money to invest , blogging isn t recommended .
Because any blog requires hosting which will cost you around $3 -$5 a month, and themes will cost you $50 – $99 a year also creating content takes time ,trying to rank in Google s first page will drive you nuts .
SEO will probably drive you crazy and if you don’t like to write, good luck with blogging my friend .
3.
) Affiliate Marketing:
This is a great way to make money .
No doubt about it .
But you can’t do it without any investment of time and money.
For you to get an affiliate commissions ,you have to have traffic (customers) , direct them to your offers (affiliate-link/products) and when they sign up or purchase that offer ,you get commissions also known as affiliate commissions .
You can use either free traffic or paid methods to drive traffic .
Now free traffic isn’t free at all .
You will have to either set up a niche website or a social media page with lots and lots of followers,and it freaking takes time and if time isn’t money ,I don’t know that the heck is ,,,.
And did I mention content creation ,link building,hosting costs , vps servers ,landing pages, outsourcing etc.
The list goes on .
Affiliate marketing isn’t for people who have no money to invest upfront.
If you ever want to learn the step –by-step guide on how to make money with affiliate marketing I would highly recommend you to get this free book,Dot Com series by Russel Brunson showing you his exact 8 – Figures strategies on how to crush it with your affiliate marketing business .
check it out here: (Helen Min.
Many simply don’t realize it.
In short, knowledge is a product (even in academia).
Be a magnet, people and money will follow when you’ve earned it.

I will share with you some of my knowledge that I’ve gained over the last year.

To avoid the full-time stressful job half of the young office goer’s community is exploring possible ways to make money either through freelancing or through passive income building.
Freelancing requires your physical presence and consume more time.
The time you spend is directly proportional to the money you make.

Whereas in passive income you will generate income while you sleep, dance, eat or whatever you are, of course, this also need your time but its one-time investment and sustainable income.
When it comes to passive income there are two tested platforms stock market and online money making methods (there are many).
I suggest you gain some knowledge on the stock market and start investing as early as possible.
(but, it is only my personal opinion)
The same goes for online money making there are hundreds of ways to make money online right from
and so on but nothing is immediate you need to be patient and consistent but surely you will pass through.
Consistency is the basic skill all the online money making seekers lack.
It is the primary skill which differentiates successful from unsuccessful.
Be consistent in whatever you do and you will realize the result.

In any marketing either affiliate or direct marketing if the buyer believes the product or seller then selling process is simply easy.
If you can sell a product easily then nobody can stop you from becoming rich.
That’s the reason why all the self-made billionaires are suggesting their followers learn the art of selling.
Quora is the right platform where you can monetize the trust.
Readers upvote the answer because they found it useful and believed in what you said.
Each upvoter is your potential customer.
If you are getting 100 upvotes for an answer then you got hundred potential customers but What are you going to sell?
But… How are you going to make money from Quora?
Affiliate marketing is the solution.
But don’t stop here continue reading…
Don’t go to Amazon immediately and start including high commission products on each answer.
Selling right products to the right customer is also the important technique to become a successful salesperson.
Quora is a knowledge transfer or knowledge sharing platform of diverse people from different countries, subjects, and experiences but the one point that connects all is the thirst of knowledge and aggressive reading.
So you have to be thoughtful and see what products you should promote and which shouldn’t.
But the challenge here is readers won’t upvote all the answers and make you popular it is your creative writing skill and profound knowledge in a subject that attracts more upvotes.
We need to be more knowledgeable than readers to tell what they are not heard A single answer with 1k+ upvotes will surely generate you hundreds of sales.
But don’t overdo this in all answers use it wisely.
Happy writing and earning.

1.
Use Quora for Driving Traffic to your Blog

Blogging has been one of the best ways to make money online for over a decade now.
People like Darren Rowse, Pat Flynn etc are making millions through blogging.
You might want to check our That said, I do get paid.
Not cash, mind you, but here's some ways Quora is compensating me for answering questions.
OK, it isn't cash, but I do feel like I'm getting paid back here.
Enough to keep coming and answering more questions.

Well, you can’t earn money directly on Quora.
It's not what Quora is meant for.
Quora is a platform where people share their knowledge to make the world a better informed place.
Or….
as they put it
Quora’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge
However, Quora can serve you as a platform to achieve a certain status and build authority in your own industry (or domain of knowledge).
This will ultimately open for you opportunities to make money else where.
I know many top bloggers, influencers or even just professionals who use Quora to get a name for themselves and find new customers for their business.
I know people who made new customers for their businesses through Quora, that generated for them more than $ 200K in sales.
It’s pretty simple.
It’s a good practice as it allows you to refresh your thoughts and challenge them by opening yourself for discussion.
If your answers are really well put, you will start to gain authority and people will come to you directly to know more.
That’s when you can turn them into your customers, since they will be more willing to pay you cash for your services!
Though, there is a platform, similar to Quora as it also allows people to share their knowledge, where you can actually make money from the very start directly through the platform.
This platform is called
)

Not directly, but you can surely use Quora to build your audience, learn to write extensive answers to questions (which will be very good skill for your later writing).
It all takes time.
For more info, visit my blog Tigrest dot com

How can I use Quora to make money?

Ah! If there ever were a question just for me, this one is is probably it.
I’ve been making a significant, mostly passive income from Quora for about a year now.
Admittedly, I only stumbled into it.
I had only discovered Quora just a few months prior.
I was working a summer internship in a city separate from most of my friends, so I had a lot of spare time on my hands.
Having always been a voracious reader, Quora kept me up a bit too late many or most work nights that summer.
At some point, I began to feel a little guilty learning so many amazing things from other people and not giving back myself.
So, I started writing answers to questions in the e-commerce and distribution space.
I had been working independently in e-commerce for 8 years, and my internship was at a Fortune 200 distribution company.
It’s worth noting that the thought of putting so much effort into writing these posts with the potential to reach tens, even hundreds of thousands of people made me super nervous at first.
The first few times I hit submit, I immediately stood up and paced around a bit to shake it off.
While most of my initial answers received very little attention, one blew up.
The response (upvotes, comments) was tremendously positive.
It was a great feeling.
Around the same time, I was also reading quite a bit about affiliate marketing.
I knew what it was all about from previous reading.
After all, I had spent 8 years selling physical products online.
For those of you not familiar, affiliate marketing allows you to make a commission selling other people and company’s products online, without actually fulfilling product orders or serving customers.
You just have to make the introduction.
You don’t have to be hired.
You just post a link to the product or service that is unique to you, and software tracks any sales that result from your recommendation.
The software knows that buyer purchased after clicking your link.
Finally, I decided to give it a shot.
There were services I was already mentioning and linking to in my answers that had affiliate programs themselves, so I swapped my links out for affiliate links.
Within 30 minutes, I made one $30 commission.
I immediately did the math to calculate how much more money I would make that day.
$30 every 30 minutes… 12 hours left in the day… Holy #$%^!!!
I didn’t make a penny more that day.
But over the course of the next couple weeks, I did quite well.
As it turns out, you can’t just drop affiliate links wherever you please and without disclosure.
It violates Quora’s policy, and disclosure of affiliate links is required by the Federal Trade Commission.
This goes for most 3rd party platforms like facebook, LinkedIn, Medium, and reddit as well— even though you create and contribute the content yourself.
Now, if you still want to make money from affiliate marketing on these platforms, the key is to build blogs relevant to what you are writing about.
That way, you own the platform and what kind of links you post are up to my discretion (so long as affiliate relationships are disclosed).
Then you can post really informative, helpful content on 3rd party platforms like facebook groups, Quora, and reddit to cultivate an audience.
From that content you can link to supplementary resources on your blog where you are free to use affiliate links and earn commissions.
If that content is great as well, people will continue to read your content, use your links to support you financially, and share with friends.
Let’s explore an example of how this works in practice:
Did you know many credit card companies offer 0% interest as an introductory rate for the first X months of having their credit card? Did you know credit card companies also pay hefty affiliate commissions for successful referrals?
During my senior year of college, I was a little strapped for cash.
I had money, but most of it was tied up in my online businesses and/or stocks.
However, I had a job lined up for after graduation, so I knew I would have cash coming in soon.
All of my friends were taking senior vacations.
I didn’t want to ask my parents for money— they had covered enough.
So, I opened a few credit cards with 0% interest for 6–9 months.
During the second semester of my senior year, I partied through an online marketing conference in Vegas, visited a friend in NYC, went skiing in Colorado, searched for housing in KC, and spent a weekend at the lake.
I paid the cards off in the first couple months after graduation using my salary.
Now, it’s not the smartest financial decision I’ve ever made, but I’m not the only college student who would enjoy living it up a bit during senior year despite a lack of funds.
How can I make money on that?
Easy.
Tell the story around Reddit, facebook groups, Quora, Medium… Link from those posts to a blog post titled something like “Top 10 Credit Cards Offering 0% Interest.
” That blog post would compare the pros and cons of each, and link to applications using, you guessed it, affiliate links.
Links to credit cards paying me $50, $100, even $150+ for a signup.
Again, it doesn’t stop there.
Readers will enjoy the content.
They will share with friends.
They will come back for more helpful content again and again, assuming I keep it coming.
Building the blogs themselves is a piece of cake these days.
Sonali Mangal.
As it turns out, getting a lot of exposure on Quora is a bit of a science.
You can’t just write an answer and expect lots of views.
Sonali and I discussed what works and what doesn’t on Quora.
Listen Jon Davis's answer to If every state of the USA declared war against each other, which would win?) A little less than two years later, I was contacted by Emmy Award winning producer Josh C.
Kline
.
From there we signed an agreement that didn't exactly break the bank that gave Kline permission to take the story to production companies in hopes that it would be made into a Short Run TV show or movie.
There wasn't a lot of money in that first transaction and the most valuable item I recieved for my efforts was an epic framed still from my favorite movie, 300.
If nothing else comes from that project, which is usually the case, I am still stoked about the framed still hanging in my living room.
And that is what you should expect in working hard for the benefit of a company that shares content you create.
You are "competing" against millions of other content creators to "produce" content that captures attention.
I used to try very hard to compete in this way.
(Jon Davis's answer to What does a good answer on Quora look like? What does it mean to "be helpful"?) Now, having grown a bit, I don't attempt to game the system anymore.
Sometimes, I will invest in writing an answer well, and still utilize some practical writing tips to the get traffic so that people will see what I've produced.
If I worked hard on something, I am going to try to get you to see it.
Basically, though, I will only do that if there is something I wish every single person on the site would see, rather than just the person asking the question.
That, in my opinion is how someone on this site finds success.
Note that I didn't say "gets rich".
I say "finds success".
They are very different things.
I have found success here by putting in a great deal of effort into a few answers that I feel are extremely important, or entertaining, and that I feel few people are equipped to answer as I am.
I also have found experience by adding to those few noteworthy answers with another thousand or so small answers.
These answers have added value to those followers who are genuinely interested in topics I write in, but that aren't worth a 3,000 word essay.
  Nearly three years after my first answer, I still try to continuing doing just that, add value to others by sharing what I know.
In doing so, I have met countless people who have shared with me their support, appreciation, and encouragement.
These people have let me know how my reflections, knowledge, and points of view have taught them, changed their way of thinking on the military and veterans, and sometimes even grew them in ways I could not have predicted.
Some of them, such as Kyle Murao, Scott Lowe, Nick Layon, Ariel Williams, Dan Holliday, Graeme Shimmin, Tracey Bryan and Robert Frost, as well as far too many others, I've connected with and who mean more to me than just another clever person on this site providing me interesting content.
Many of them have pushed me on to do greater things and continue to improve the content I put out.
By putting myself out there, I have met people.
By meeting people I have had opportunities given to me, and by following those opportunities, I have gained success.

In the last six months, I have been invited to several opportunities mostly, like I said, because of the relationships I have made by being a contributor at Quora.
I have been asked to write at a few different online outlets catering to military and veteran communities, have appeared in my first official byline at one of my favorite Quora answers yet that I hope to start releasing soon.
All of these successes have happened outside of Quora, but none would have happened if not for the relationships built inside of it.

I also know of others who have had their own success stories.
Oliver Emberton apparently got a book deal from one of his answers and others like David S.
Rose
have written very successful books based off their works on Quora.
Anecdotally, I am sure that there are many successful stories from these halls, but I would honestly doubt that even these content creators would say their time spent on Quora was a good investment for the money's sake.

If you've noticed closely, none of these activities actually translates into financial wealth or even security.
They gain you a lot of influence, but don't fix a leaky roof.
Quora isn't going to help you fix the roof.
I am happy that there are websites out there that can, though.
I have gained some funding through the website If you really want to write and share, as well as try to recoup some of the time lost, this is definitely a great tool to do so which I highly recommend to anyone serious about their writing.
It is also a great way to connect with your greatest fans and followers, those dedicated enough to ensuring you keep on creating content they appreciate.
If you have followed me before, you've probably noticed my little banner at the bottom of most of my large answers (like this one) that point to Patreon.
It's a nice way to let people know how they can show their appreciation for work I've given them.
Don't think this will get you rich either.
On a good month, I might make a few pieces that are up to snuff enough to feel that I should submit it for money from my followers.
If you do go this way, expect to be spending a lot of time shamelessly marketing yourself with little return for many months.
By the way, did I mention that everything I write for all of you is completely free? Wouldn't it be nice to say "good job for all that work" at least in the same way you tip the barista who gave you your coffee? Here's that link again:
Marc Bodnick
.
But that wasn't a successful way to make money either.
The truth was, I didn't possess the skillset for that role, nor the ambition to deal with the challenges that came with it.
More so than that, in seeing the path ahead of me, I'm not sure the destination I was moving toward was the one I wanted.
In hindsight, while I enjoyed working for people like Marc and was daily floored by the brilliance of the engineers who built the site, my heart wasn't in the work I did and I eventually failed.
I made many great friends there, and left on good terms, but working at Quora just wasn't for me.
I just wanted to write.

Now, I've found balance and truly enjoy what I do.
I've become a teacher (now I actually make money, very little of it) and in the few hours I have left to myself, write answers like what you see here, as well as stories, posts, essays, and other contributions throughout the web.
I suppose teaching, the sharing of knowledge, is what drove me to contributing to Quora in the first place, but the point is, it is still my day job.
Writing, in its many forms, is what I do on the side.
It's what I enjoy.
It's what I have to do and simply can't stop.
After three years and an adventure impossible to imagine, I've enjoyed some opportunities that many would consider successful.
Maybe another three years from now, I will luck out and become successful by other people's standards.
As of now, I still measure success in the number of people who see what I have to say, even if, because of many of the limitations in Quora, that now takes place outside of the site.

What writers on Quora need to do is to focus on communicating a message you want others to learn from.
It's great if this act entertains you and adds value to your life while adding value to others', as well.
If your priority is money, though, trust someone who has invested countless hours and three years to writing, mostly right here, Quora is not the place to invest your time or your talent for that goal.

Thanks for reading!
Everything I write is completely supported by fan and follower assistance.
If you enjoyed this post and would like to see more like it, please follow Habib Fanny and I split the profits from the book we wrote, which people are still buying.
I just checked, and three more paperback copies shipped just yesterday.
I’m going to be totally honest here… I was expecting to sell 50 copies, total.
I thought anything over 100 wouldn’t even be worth dreaming about.
I thought sales would trickle to 0 within a few weeks of its release.
Instead, we’ve crossed over 500 copies sold and hundreds more lent with Amazon’s e-book loaner program.
For a first-time self-published book by a couple of amateurs, this has been a smashing success.
And sometimes, people just follow the link on my profile and give me donations because they like my writing.
(Shout out to James Morgan, who donated $25 to the cause yesterday.
I’d link to your profile, but there’s three James Morgans on Quora, and I’m not sure which one is you.
But thank you very much, kind stranger!)
Last year, when I had just 10k followers, I wrote an answer about how my worst mistake was taking out too much in student loans, and how I’d be paying those loans back until I was 54 years old.
Around the same time, I wrote a different answer about how my dream is to own a motorcycle one day, and spend my weekends going on solo road trips to meet people from Quora.
In the comments of both of those answers, a lot of people suggested that I set up a GoFundMe account and see if the generous people of Quora would help me out.
I’ve never done that, because I don’t like begging (I’d rather offer a service than just ask for money), I didn’t want to annoy people by asking for money, and there are already other Quorans with GoFundMe accounts whose needs are much more urgent than mine.
I’m not exactly starving over here.
I’m just trying to pay down my student loans early, to save some bucks on interest.
So I won’t do the GoFundMe thing… yet, at least.
If you have money burning a hole in your pocket and you insist on giving it to an internet stranger, there’s a link to my Paypal account for donations on my profile.

I earn 15k to 20k every month using Quora,
If you want to earn from Quora, then you have to develop your interest in reading and writing, so here i am going to tell you how i make money every month using Quora.
You can make money using Quora with Two ways-
Let's start With Affiliate Marketing-
If you are an writer on Quora and want to want to earn money using Quora then you can Signup for Amazon Affiliate Program, you can also choose any other affiliate program but Amazon is good for newbies.
It is very easy to signup for Amazon Affiliate Program, or you can watch any video on YouTube.
while signup for an account put your Quora profile link on this Enter Your Website section.
Amazon takes 1–2 days to approve your account, and after your account is approved then you can copy the referral product link and put it in your Quora bio.
Tip- Before applying for the affilate program you have 50k+ views on Quora.
For more information, you can learn affiliate marketing from YouTUbe and Google.
Sell Your Product or Service using Quora
I am using this method to earn money, i am a professional Digital Marketer, and i write about my self in my profile bio, so that people can contact me to get my services.
I am offering website Designing at an affordable price, so i write in my bio about my service.
So if you have any product or service then you can promote on Quora and earn money using Quora.
Ex.
– If you are a content writer then you can put your skills on your bio like this- I am a freelance content writer, offering content writing an affordable price.

And whenever you answer any question, people visit your profile, read your bio, and massage you to get know more about your service.
You can check my bio and learn how i describe my service on Quora- (Deepanshu Jain )

First, around 1L INR in publishing.
How? I have recently signed a book contract for No Shortcuts[1] – my upcoming book that features in-depth interviews with 15 popular founders of India.
I used my Quora credentials when pitching my book.
I am signed up with a mainstream publisher.
With no media or journalism background or domain authority, I would have struggled to get such a contract and people pay on an average 90K to get paid publishing.
So, I did not have to do all that because having this following on Quora positioned me strongly in front of publishers.
Second, a significant percentage of my Scholar Strategy[2] clients find me through my answers here.
That ends in direct revenue generation.
See how I linked my links above? That helps in referral but I am mindful of writing genuinely and not just to sell.
I hate selling.
Writing here has been rewarding – to say the least.

I have been on Quora for about three years now and I write frequently.
I must have spent enough hours in my PMs offering advice and guidance to people that if I was on an hourly rate, I'd be buying a second house right about now.
It was a rare surprise to me to be invited to be part of the partnership program on Quora, about 10 days ago.
I hadn't really heard much about it until I read another popular Quoran's answer about it when shortly afterward, I too received an invite.
I got a bit question happy for about a couple of days as I've had a million questions in my head and not got around to asking them.
But now, I might add one or two every couple of days if I think of one I'm interested in.
I read every response and upvote and usually comment, as I ask things I am genuinely interested to know instead of questions I think will make money, as I'm not motivated like that.
So far, I've earned very little from 99% of my questions.
I think my second highest earning question has made £0.
89.
But that's totally cool by me as I don't come on quora to make money, I come to enjoy and learn.
However, for whatever reason, I asked a silly question that I thought would be fun, and it is now on over 1,100,000 views and seems to be making me quite a bit of money in a short space of time.
It goes up by about £30 a day, sometimes more, and doesn't appear to be stopping.
It's made me just shy of £170 ($218) in 10 days, which is mind-blowing! I am actually rather broke at the moment due to having lots of work done on my house as I've taken in two lodgers, and this extra unexpected cash will be put towards my pending trip to Costa Rica in February, or probably to buy me food when my money runs.
I didn't expect anything to come from quora financially, as I gift my time without wanting anything back, but having a little extra money coming in from something I enjoy so much has been really nice to receive.

THE ONLY MARKETING IS AFFILIATE MARKETING.

There are a lot of ways; to make money but let me tell you how I make money online .
There are lots of people recommending different methods to make money online, sitting at comfortable couch and dictating to make money at home.
But seriously, let us examine the different methods online:
1.
) Survey Sites:
Really ,I would go in the streets begging , rather then signing up for these stupid sites , which won’t even make me a half a dollar ever ,if I work for a whole freaking day.
That s how ridiculously these sites are .
Sign up for some sites like Swagbucks and see how frustrating it is when you don’t even get a half a dollar a day .
People recommending survey sites lying to your face and they aren’t even ashamed about it .
2.
) Blogging:
Blogging , sure there are many blogs that make $ 100,000 a month .
Yes , there are .
I don’t doubt it , coz I know it for a fact .
But for someone who is just starting out and has no – money to invest , blogging isn t recommended .
Because any blog requires hosting which will cost you around $3 -$5 a month, and themes will cost you $50 – $99 a year also creating content takes time ,trying to rank in Google s first page will drive you nuts .
SEO will probably drive you crazy and if you don’t like to write, good luck with blogging my friend .
3.
) Affiliate Marketing:
This is a great way to make money .
No doubt about it .
But you can’t do it without any investment of time and money.
For you to get an affiliate commissions ,you have to have traffic (customers) , direct them to your offers (affiliate-link/products) and when they sign up or purchase that offer ,you get commissions also known as affiliate commissions .
You can use either free traffic or paid methods to drive traffic .
Now free traffic isn’t free at all .
You will have to either set up a niche website or a social media page with lots and lots of followers,and it freaking takes time and if time isn’t money ,I don’t know that the heck is ,,,.
And did I mention content creation ,link building,hosting costs , vps servers ,landing pages, outsourcing etc.
The list goes on .
Affiliate marketing isn’t for people who have no money to invest upfront.
If you ever want to learn the step –by-step guide on how to make money with affiliate marketing I would highly recommend you to get this free book,Dot Com series by Russel Brunson showing you his exact 8 – Figures strategies on how to crush it with your affiliate marketing business .
check it out here: (Helen Min.
Many simply don’t realize it.
In short, knowledge is a product (even in academia).
Be a magnet, people and money will follow when you’ve earned it.

I will share with you some of my knowledge that I’ve gained over the last year.

To avoid the full-time stressful job half of the young office goer’s community is exploring possible ways to make money either through freelancing or through passive income building.
Freelancing requires your physical presence and consume more time.
The time you spend is directly proportional to the money you make.

Whereas in passive income you will generate income while you sleep, dance, eat or whatever you are, of course, this also need your time but its one-time investment and sustainable income.
When it comes to passive income there are two tested platforms stock market and online money making methods (there are many).
I suggest you gain some knowledge on the stock market and start investing as early as possible.
(but, it is only my personal opinion)
The same goes for online money making there are hundreds of ways to make money online right from
and so on but nothing is immediate you need to be patient and consistent but surely you will pass through.
Consistency is the basic skill all the online money making seekers lack.
It is the primary skill which differentiates successful from unsuccessful.
Be consistent in whatever you do and you will realize the result.

In any marketing either affiliate or direct marketing if the buyer believes the product or seller then selling process is simply easy.
If you can sell a product easily then nobody can stop you from becoming rich.
That’s the reason why all the self-made billionaires are suggesting their followers learn the art of selling.
Quora is the right platform where you can monetize the trust.
Readers upvote the answer because they found it useful and believed in what you said.
Each upvoter is your potential customer.
If you are getting 100 upvotes for an answer then you got hundred potential customers but What are you going to sell?
But… How are you going to make money from Quora?
Affiliate marketing is the solution.
But don’t stop here continue reading…
Don’t go to Amazon immediately and start including high commission products on each answer.
Selling right products to the right customer is also the important technique to become a successful salesperson.
Quora is a knowledge transfer or knowledge sharing platform of diverse people from different countries, subjects, and experiences but the one point that connects all is the thirst of knowledge and aggressive reading.
So you have to be thoughtful and see what products you should promote and which shouldn’t.
But the challenge here is readers won’t upvote all the answers and make you popular it is your creative writing skill and profound knowledge in a subject that attracts more upvotes.
We need to be more knowledgeable than readers to tell what they are not heard A single answer with 1k+ upvotes will surely generate you hundreds of sales.
But don’t overdo this in all answers use it wisely.
Happy writing and earning.

1.
Use Quora for Driving Traffic to your Blog

Blogging has been one of the best ways to make money online for over a decade now.
People like Darren Rowse, Pat Flynn etc are making millions through blogging.
You might want to check our That said, I do get paid.
Not cash, mind you, but here's some ways Quora is compensating me for answering questions.
OK, it isn't cash, but I do feel like I'm getting paid back here.
Enough to keep coming and answering more questions.

Well, you can’t earn money directly on Quora.
It's not what Quora is meant for.
Quora is a platform where people share their knowledge to make the world a better informed place.
Or….
as they put it
Quora’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge
However, Quora can serve you as a platform to achieve a certain status and build authority in your own industry (or domain of knowledge).
This will ultimately open for you opportunities to make money else where.
I know many top bloggers, influencers or even just professionals who use Quora to get a name for themselves and find new customers for their business.
I know people who made new customers for their businesses through Quora, that generated for them more than $ 200K in sales.
It’s pretty simple.
It’s a good practice as it allows you to refresh your thoughts and challenge them by opening yourself for discussion.
If your answers are really well put, you will start to gain authority and people will come to you directly to know more.
That’s when you can turn them into your customers, since they will be more willing to pay you cash for your services!
Though, there is a platform, similar to Quora as it also allows people to share their knowledge, where you can actually make money from the very start directly through the platform.
This platform is called
)

Not directly, but you can surely use Quora to build your audience, learn to write extensive answers to questions (which will be very good skill for your later writing).
It all takes time.
For more info, visit my blog Tigrest dot com

The same way you earn income off a business card.
I don’t see a way how you can make direct income, but you can certainly help develop your brand on here and network with people.
Here’s why:
Quora is so human.
Despite the fact that you can be a qualitative and authoritative source on a myriad of professional or objective topics, you can also answer questions that are personal, profound, or downright heartbreaking.
Anyone can flash a business card, plug a startup, or use SEO to develop their brand, but using this platform is a truly insightful experience that brings everyone together, for different reasons, to the same place.
This isn’t LinkedIn (professional), or Facebook (friends and family), or Instragram (pictures of food), this is Quora.
Quora will make you laugh, it’ll make you cry, it’ll make you think and it’ll do it all in less than 20 minutes.
I think it’s one of the best ways to develop and spread your brand.
You're encouraged to be an individual.
You can see what kind of person someone is, rather than just a resume, business picture, or a title.
Before doing business with anyone, I would almost immediately be searching for their profile on Quora.
Here’s how:
Develop great content.
Be an authoritative, or first-hand, resource for questions people ask.
Being honest, concise, and informative will get you the most:
With greater success of your content, your profile will get more and more traffic.
Add links to landing pages, blogs, LinkedIn profiles, and other online resources, so that people visiting your profile get diverted to actual means of income.
Your Quora content should intrigue people, bring them to your profile, read your other content, and find any resources you’ve posted there.
There are thousands of successful people on Quora.
They may or may not be successful because of Quora, but they certainly use it to supplement their existing business development and marketing techniques.
Such people include:
They’re all in very different industries and professions, but they’re all entrepreneurs.
They’re providing answers, to those who seek questions, in exchange for name recognition and networking.
It’s a win-win.
You can connect with thousands of people and provide content that others can enjoy while you’re working, sleeping, or playing.
I like to consider it “passive networking”.
For example: Upvoting an answer from Person A increases the likelihood of their answers popping up in your feed.
For more detailed information on how the algos work – check
Sonali Mangal.
As it turns out, getting a lot of exposure on Quora is a bit of a science.
You can’t just write an answer and expect lots of views.
Sonali and I discussed what works and what doesn’t on Quora.
Listen top profitable business in India.

I had an urge to write answer for that question because I was going through that phase.
I wrote in simple language based on my own experience.
After that answer I wrote few more answers on startups based on my own learnings and experiences.
After few months, one day an interesting thing happened.
I received a mail Which asked me, if we can have a Skype call?
Basically this guy was from New York- running his IT Company.
He was going through the answers Of the the question: top profitable business in India.
And he realised that we were doing same thing in same technology.
Then he read few more answers in next few months.
He visited my website, added me on LinkedIn and sent me the mail for a Skype call.
I shared my past projects and also did a small demo project free of cost to show the skills.
We spoke over Skype few times: How we can collaborate and how I can create an offshore team for him.
He is my client now.
:)
Also I am in a conversation with another high potential client.
He came across this answer.
I never knew quora would bring these kind of opportunities.

How have you made money using Quora?
I’ve managed to leverage my popularity here to get customers for the services I offer.
I sometimes do week-long online seminars and open them to anyone who wants to join.
Then I ask for donations from anyone who's enjoying the seminar.
I’m doing another seminar this week that isn’t open to everyone… just paying customers… because it requires a lot of personalized attention for each student from me.
Here’s an explanation of the seminar I’m doing this week, if you’re curious.
The class is full, but there will be more in the future:
Habib Fanny and I split the profits from the book we wrote, which people are still buying.
I just checked, and three more paperback copies shipped just yesterday.
I’m going to be totally honest here… I was expecting to sell 50 copies, total.
I thought anything over 100 wouldn’t even be worth dreaming about.
I thought sales would trickle to 0 within a few weeks of its release.
Instead, we’ve crossed over 500 copies sold and hundreds more lent with Amazon’s e-book loaner program.
For a first-time self-published book by a couple of amateurs, this has been a smashing success.
And sometimes, people just follow the link on my profile and give me donations because they like my writing.
(Shout out to James Morgan, who donated $25 to the cause yesterday.
I’d link to your profile, but there’s three James Morgans on Quora, and I’m not sure which one is you.
But thank you very much, kind stranger!)
Last year, when I had just 10k followers, I wrote an answer about how my worst mistake was taking out too much in student loans, and how I’d be paying those loans back until I was 54 years old.
Around the same time, I wrote a different answer about how my dream is to own a motorcycle one day, and spend my weekends going on solo road trips to meet people from Quora.
In the comments of both of those answers, a lot of people suggested that I set up a GoFundMe account and see if the generous people of Quora would help me out.
I’ve never done that, because I don’t like begging (I’d rather offer a service than just ask for money), I didn’t want to annoy people by asking for money, and there are already other Quorans with GoFundMe accounts whose needs are much more urgent than mine.
I’m not exactly starving over here.
I’m just trying to pay down my student loans early, to save some bucks on interest.
So I won’t do the GoFundMe thing… yet, at least.
If you have money burning a hole in your pocket and you insist on giving it to an internet stranger, there’s a link to my Paypal account for donations on my profile.

You won't.
Don't try.

I, like many, have had some success, but I was lucky and it took a long time to get there.
I wrote an answer that became somewhat popular detailing a fictitious war.
(Jon Davis's answer to If every state of the USA declared war against each other, which would win?) A little less than two years later, I was contacted by Emmy Award winning producer Josh C.
Kline
.
From there we signed an agreement that didn't exactly break the bank that gave Kline permission to take the story to production companies in hopes that it would be made into a Short Run TV show or movie.
There wasn't a lot of money in that first transaction and the most valuable item I recieved for my efforts was an epic framed still from my favorite movie, 300.
If nothing else comes from that project, which is usually the case, I am still stoked about the framed still hanging in my living room.
And that is what you should expect in working hard for the benefit of a company that shares content you create.
You are "competing" against millions of other content creators to "produce" content that captures attention.
I used to try very hard to compete in this way.
(Jon Davis's answer to What does a good answer on Quora look like? What does it mean to "be helpful"?) Now, having grown a bit, I don't attempt to game the system anymore.
Sometimes, I will invest in writing an answer well, and still utilize some practical writing tips to the get traffic so that people will see what I've produced.
If I worked hard on something, I am going to try to get you to see it.
Basically, though, I will only do that if there is something I wish every single person on the site would see, rather than just the person asking the question.
That, in my opinion is how someone on this site finds success.
Note that I didn't say "gets rich".
I say "finds success".
They are very different things.
I have found success here by putting in a great deal of effort into a few answers that I feel are extremely important, or entertaining, and that I feel few people are equipped to answer as I am.
I also have found experience by adding to those few noteworthy answers with another thousand or so small answers.
These answers have added value to those followers who are genuinely interested in topics I write in, but that aren't worth a 3,000 word essay.
  Nearly three years after my first answer, I still try to continuing doing just that, add value to others by sharing what I know.
In doing so, I have met countless people who have shared with me their support, appreciation, and encouragement.
These people have let me know how my reflections, knowledge, and points of view have taught them, changed their way of thinking on the military and veterans, and sometimes even grew them in ways I could not have predicted.
Some of them, such as Kyle Murao, Scott Lowe, Nick Layon, Ariel Williams, Dan Holliday, Graeme Shimmin, Tracey Bryan and Robert Frost, as well as far too many others, I've connected with and who mean more to me than just another clever person on this site providing me interesting content.
Many of them have pushed me on to do greater things and continue to improve the content I put out.
By putting myself out there, I have met people.
By meeting people I have had opportunities given to me, and by following those opportunities, I have gained success.

In the last six months, I have been invited to several opportunities mostly, like I said, because of the relationships I have made by being a contributor at Quora.
I have been asked to write at a few different online outlets catering to military and veteran communities, have appeared in my first official byline at one of my favorite Quora answers yet that I hope to start releasing soon.
All of these successes have happened outside of Quora, but none would have happened if not for the relationships built inside of it.

I also know of others who have had their own success stories.
Oliver Emberton apparently got a book deal from one of his answers and others like David S.
Rose
have written very successful books based off their works on Quora.
Anecdotally, I am sure that there are many successful stories from these halls, but I would honestly doubt that even these content creators would say their time spent on Quora was a good investment for the money's sake.

If you've noticed closely, none of these activities actually translates into financial wealth or even security.
They gain you a lot of influence, but don't fix a leaky roof.
Quora isn't going to help you fix the roof.
I am happy that there are websites out there that can, though.
I have gained some funding through the website If you really want to write and share, as well as try to recoup some of the time lost, this is definitely a great tool to do so which I highly recommend to anyone serious about their writing.
It is also a great way to connect with your greatest fans and followers, those dedicated enough to ensuring you keep on creating content they appreciate.
If you have followed me before, you've probably noticed my little banner at the bottom of most of my large answers (like this one) that point to Patreon.
It's a nice way to let people know how they can show their appreciation for work I've given them.
Don't think this will get you rich either.
On a good month, I might make a few pieces that are up to snuff enough to feel that I should submit it for money from my followers.
If you do go this way, expect to be spending a lot of time shamelessly marketing yourself with little return for many months.
By the way, did I mention that everything I write for all of you is completely free? Wouldn't it be nice to say "good job for all that work" at least in the same way you tip the barista who gave you your coffee? Here's that link again:
Marc Bodnick
.
But that wasn't a successful way to make money either.
The truth was, I didn't possess the skillset for that role, nor the ambition to deal with the challenges that came with it.
More so than that, in seeing the path ahead of me, I'm not sure the destination I was moving toward was the one I wanted.
In hindsight, while I enjoyed working for people like Marc and was daily floored by the brilliance of the engineers who built the site, my heart wasn't in the work I did and I eventually failed.
I made many great friends there, and left on good terms, but working at Quora just wasn't for me.
I just wanted to write.

Now, I've found balance and truly enjoy what I do.
I've become a teacher (now I actually make money, very little of it) and in the few hours I have left to myself, write answers like what you see here, as well as stories, posts, essays, and other contributions throughout the web.
I suppose teaching, the sharing of knowledge, is what drove me to contributing to Quora in the first place, but the point is, it is still my day job.
Writing, in its many forms, is what I do on the side.
It's what I enjoy.
It's what I have to do and simply can't stop.
After three years and an adventure impossible to imagine, I've enjoyed some opportunities that many would consider successful.
Maybe another three years from now, I will luck out and become successful by other people's standards.
As of now, I still measure success in the number of people who see what I have to say, even if, because of many of the limitations in Quora, that now takes place outside of the site.

What writers on Quora need to do is to focus on communicating a message you want others to learn from.
It's great if this act entertains you and adds value to your life while adding value to others', as well.
If your priority is money, though, trust someone who has invested countless hours and three years to writing, mostly right here, Quora is not the place to invest your time or your talent for that goal.

Thanks for reading!
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First, around 1L INR in publishing.
How? I have recently signed a book contract for No Shortcuts
[1] – my upcoming book that features in-depth interviews with 15 popular founders of India.
I used my Quora credentials when pitching my book.
I am signed up with a mainstream publisher.
With no media or journalism background or domain authority, I would have struggled to get such a contract and people pay on an average 90K to get paid publishing.
So, I did not have to do all that because having this following on Quora positioned me strongly in front of publishers.
Second, a significant percentage of my Scholar Strategy[2] clients find me through my answers here.
That ends in direct revenue generation.
See how I linked my links above? That helps in referral but I am mindful of writing genuinely and not just to sell.
I hate selling.
Writing here has been rewarding – to say the least.

All these answers are still on old models of “capitalizing” on knowledge through ads or ebooks.
Think post-capitalistic models when robots take over most of the repetitive jobs.
It sounds very intangible.
But I can show you how highly quantitative it can be.
In fact, it’s already past step 4 – the money has found me.
I’m making $250/hr without trying too hard to look for it.
It’s called inbound marketing.
Most customers make 80% of their buying decision before contact.
Great marketing is the future of the buying process – listening, communication, educating, and being extraordinarily helpful.
The shift from sales to marketing is coming soon and most companies will need a more valuable marketing department soon.
High demand and low supply – what happens then? Obvious.
It was bound to happen when online ads starting to get annoying and everyone gets ad-blockers.
Safari has Reader View and Apple in general are trying to move towards ad-free.
Free open-access reputable content to earn interest, instead of pushing interest is key.
Quora has one of the best SEO marketing departments on the Internet and they indirectly work for every user for free, not just the platform.
See Helen Min.
Many simply don’t realize it.
In short, knowledge is a product (even in academia).
Be a magnet, people and money will follow when you’ve earned it.

THE ONLY MARKETING IS AFFILIATE MARKETING.

There are a lot of ways; to make money but let me tell you how I make money online .
There are lots of people recommending different methods to make money online, sitting at comfortable couch and dictating to make money at home.
But seriously, let us examine the different methods online:
1.
) Survey Sites:
Really ,I would go in the streets begging , rather then signing up for these stupid sites , which won’t even make me a half a dollar ever ,if I work for a whole freaking day.
That s how ridiculously these sites are .
Sign up for some sites like Swagbucks and see how frustrating it is when you don’t even get a half a dollar a day .
People recommending survey sites lying to your face and they aren’t even ashamed about it .
2.
) Blogging:
Blogging , sure there are many blogs that make $ 100,000 a month .
Yes , there are .
I don’t doubt it , coz I know it for a fact .
But for someone who is just starting out and has no – money to invest , blogging isn t recommended .
Because any blog requires hosting which will cost you around $3 -$5 a month, and themes will cost you $50 – $99 a year also creating content takes time ,trying to rank in Google s first page will drive you nuts .
SEO will probably drive you crazy and if you don’t like to write, good luck with blogging my friend .
3.
) Affiliate Marketing:
This is a great way to make money .
No doubt about it .
But you can’t do it without any investment of time and money.
For you to get an affiliate commissions ,you have to have traffic (customers) , direct them to your offers (affiliate-link/products) and when they sign up or purchase that offer ,you get commissions also known as affiliate commissions .
You can use either free traffic or paid methods to drive traffic .
Now free traffic isn’t free at all .
You will have to either set up a niche website or a social media page with lots and lots of followers,and it freaking takes time and if time isn’t money ,I don’t know that the heck is ,,,.
And did I mention content creation ,link building,hosting costs , vps servers ,landing pages, outsourcing etc.
The list goes on .
Affiliate marketing isn’t for people who have no money to invest upfront.
If you ever want to learn the step –by-step guide on how to make money with affiliate marketing I would highly recommend you to get this free book,Dot Com series by Russel Brunson showing you his exact 8 – Figures strategies on how to crush it with your affiliate marketing business .
check it out here: (Deepanshu Jain )

I will share with you some of my knowledge that I’ve gained over the last year.

To avoid the full-time stressful job half of the young office goer’s community is exploring possible ways to make money either through freelancing or through passive income building.
Freelancing requires your physical presence and consume more time.
The time you spend is directly proportional to the money you make.

Whereas in passive income you will generate income while you sleep, dance, eat or whatever you are, of course, this also need your time but its one-time investment and sustainable income.
When it comes to passive income there are two tested platforms stock market and online money making methods (there are many).
I suggest you gain some knowledge on the stock market and start investing as early as possible.
(but, it is only my personal opinion)
The same goes for online money making there are hundreds of ways to make money online right from
and so on but nothing is immediate you need to be patient and consistent but surely you will pass through.
Consistency is the basic skill all the online money making seekers lack.
It is the primary skill which differentiates successful from unsuccessful.
Be consistent in whatever you do and you will realize the result.

In any marketing either affiliate or direct marketing if the buyer believes the product or seller then selling process is simply easy.
If you can sell a product easily then nobody can stop you from becoming rich.
That’s the reason why all the self-made billionaires are suggesting their followers learn the art of selling.
Quora is the right platform where you can monetize the trust.
Readers upvote the answer because they found it useful and believed in what you said.
Each upvoter is your potential customer.
If you are getting 100 upvotes for an answer then you got hundred potential customers but What are you going to sell?
But… How are you going to make money from Quora?
Affiliate marketing is the solution.
But don’t stop here continue reading…
Don’t go to Amazon immediately and start including high commission products on each answer.
Selling right products to the right customer is also the important technique to become a successful salesperson.
Quora is a knowledge transfer or knowledge sharing platform of diverse people from different countries, subjects, and experiences but the one point that connects all is the thirst of knowledge and aggressive reading.
So you have to be thoughtful and see what products you should promote and which shouldn’t.
But the challenge here is readers won’t upvote all the answers and make you popular it is your creative writing skill and profound knowledge in a subject that attracts more upvotes.
We need to be more knowledgeable than readers to tell what they are not heard A single answer with 1k+ upvotes will surely generate you hundreds of sales.
But don’t overdo this in all answers use it wisely.
Happy writing and earning.

How can I use Quora to make money?

Ah! If there ever were a question just for me, this one is is probably it.
I’ve been making a significant, mostly passive income from Quora for about a year now.
Admittedly, I only stumbled into it.
I had only discovered Quora just a few months prior.
I was working a summer internship in a city separate from most of my friends, so I had a lot of spare time on my hands.
Having always been a voracious reader, Quora kept me up a bit too late many or most work nights that summer.
At some point, I began to feel a little guilty learning so many amazing things from other people and not giving back myself.
So, I started writing answers to questions in the e-commerce and distribution space.
I had been working independently in e-commerce for 8 years, and my internship was at a Fortune 200 distribution company.
It’s worth noting that the thought of putting so much effort into writing these posts with the potential to reach tens, even hundreds of thousands of people made me super nervous at first.
The first few times I hit submit, I immediately stood up and paced around a bit to shake it off.
While most of my initial answers received very little attention, one blew up.
The response (upvotes, comments) was tremendously positive.
It was a great feeling.
Around the same time, I was also reading quite a bit about affiliate marketing.
I knew what it was all about from previous reading.
After all, I had spent 8 years selling physical products online.
For those of you not familiar, affiliate marketing allows you to make a commission selling other people and company’s products online, without actually fulfilling product orders or serving customers.
You just have to make the introduction.
You don’t have to be hired.
You just post a link to the product or service that is unique to you, and software tracks any sales that result from your recommendation.
The software knows that buyer purchased after clicking your link.
Finally, I decided to give it a shot.
There were services I was already mentioning and linking to in my answers that had affiliate programs themselves, so I swapped my links out for affiliate links.
Within 30 minutes, I made one $30 commission.
I immediately did the math to calculate how much more money I would make that day.
$30 every 30 minutes… 12 hours left in the day… Holy #$%^!!!
I didn’t make a penny more that day.
But over the course of the next couple weeks, I did quite well.
As it turns out, you can’t just drop affiliate links wherever you please and without disclosure.
It violates Quora’s policy, and disclosure of affiliate links is required by the Federal Trade Commission.
This goes for most 3rd party platforms like facebook, LinkedIn, Medium, and reddit as well— even though you create and contribute the content yourself.
Now, if you still want to make money from affiliate marketing on these platforms, the key is to build blogs relevant to what you are writing about.
That way, you own the platform and what kind of links you post are up to my discretion (so long as affiliate relationships are disclosed).
Then you can post really informative, helpful content on 3rd party platforms like facebook groups, Quora, and reddit to cultivate an audience.
From that content you can link to supplementary resources on your blog where you are free to use affiliate links and earn commissions.
If that content is great as well, people will continue to read your content, use your links to support you financially, and share with friends.
Let’s explore an example of how this works in practice:
Did you know many credit card companies offer 0% interest as an introductory rate for the first X months of having their credit card? Did you know credit card companies also pay hefty affiliate commissions for successful referrals?
During my senior year of college, I was a little strapped for cash.
I had money, but most of it was tied up in my online businesses and/or stocks.
However, I had a job lined up for after graduation, so I knew I would have cash coming in soon.
All of my friends were taking senior vacations.
I didn’t want to ask my parents for money— they had covered enough.
So, I opened a few credit cards with 0% interest for 6–9 months.
During the second semester of my senior year, I partied through an online marketing conference in Vegas, visited a friend in NYC, went skiing in Colorado, searched for housing in KC, and spent a weekend at the lake.
I paid the cards off in the first couple months after graduation using my salary.
Now, it’s not the smartest financial decision I’ve ever made, but I’m not the only college student who would enjoy living it up a bit during senior year despite a lack of funds.
How can I make money on that?
Easy.
Tell the story around Reddit, facebook groups, Quora, Medium… Link from those posts to a blog post titled something like “Top 10 Credit Cards Offering 0% Interest.
” That blog post would compare the pros and cons of each, and link to applications using, you guessed it, affiliate links.
Links to credit cards paying me $50, $100, even $150+ for a signup.
Again, it doesn’t stop there.
Readers will enjoy the content.
They will share with friends.
They will come back for more helpful content again and again, assuming I keep it coming.
Building the blogs themselves is a piece of cake these days.
Sonali Mangal.
As it turns out, getting a lot of exposure on Quora is a bit of a science.
You can’t just write an answer and expect lots of views.
Sonali and I discussed what works and what doesn’t on Quora.
Listen top profitable business in India.

I had an urge to write answer for that question because I was going through that phase.
I wrote in simple language based on my own experience.
After that answer I wrote few more answers on startups based on my own learnings and experiences.
After few months, one day an interesting thing happened.
I received a mail Which asked me, if we can have a Skype call?
Basically this guy was from New York- running his IT Company.
He was going through the answers Of the the question: top profitable business in India.
And he realised that we were doing same thing in same technology.
Then he read few more answers in next few months.
He visited my website, added me on LinkedIn and sent me the mail for a Skype call.
I shared my past projects and also did a small demo project free of cost to show the skills.
We spoke over Skype few times: How we can collaborate and how I can create an offshore team for him.
He is my client now.
:)
Also I am in a conversation with another high potential client.
He came across this answer.
I never knew quora would bring these kind of opportunities.

How have you made money using Quora?
I’ve managed to leverage my popularity here to get customers for the services I offer.
I sometimes do week-long online seminars and open them to anyone who wants to join.
Then I ask for donations from anyone who's enjoying the seminar.
I’m doing another seminar this week that isn’t open to everyone… just paying customers… because it requires a lot of personalized attention for each student from me.
Here’s an explanation of the seminar I’m doing this week, if you’re curious.
The class is full, but there will be more in the future:
Habib Fanny and I split the profits from the book we wrote, which people are still buying.
I just checked, and three more paperback copies shipped just yesterday.
I’m going to be totally honest here… I was expecting to sell 50 copies, total.
I thought anything over 100 wouldn’t even be worth dreaming about.
I thought sales would trickle to 0 within a few weeks of its release.
Instead, we’ve crossed over 500 copies sold and hundreds more lent with Amazon’s e-book loaner program.
For a first-time self-published book by a couple of amateurs, this has been a smashing success.
And sometimes, people just follow the link on my profile and give me donations because they like my writing.
(Shout out to James Morgan, who donated $25 to the cause yesterday.
I’d link to your profile, but there’s three James Morgans on Quora, and I’m not sure which one is you.
But thank you very much, kind stranger!)
Last year, when I had just 10k followers, I wrote an answer about how my worst mistake was taking out too much in student loans, and how I’d be paying those loans back until I was 54 years old.
Around the same time, I wrote a different answer about how my dream is to own a motorcycle one day, and spend my weekends going on solo road trips to meet people from Quora.
In the comments of both of those answers, a lot of people suggested that I set up a GoFundMe account and see if the generous people of Quora would help me out.
I’ve never done that, because I don’t like begging (I’d rather offer a service than just ask for money), I didn’t want to annoy people by asking for money, and there are already other Quorans with GoFundMe accounts whose needs are much more urgent than mine.
I’m not exactly starving over here.
I’m just trying to pay down my student loans early, to save some bucks on interest.
So I won’t do the GoFundMe thing… yet, at least.
If you have money burning a hole in your pocket and you insist on giving it to an internet stranger, there’s a link to my Paypal account for donations on my profile.

You won't.
Don't try.

I, like many, have had some success, but I was lucky and it took a long time to get there.
I wrote an answer that became somewhat popular detailing a fictitious war.
(Jon Davis's answer to If every state of the USA declared war against each other, which would win?) A little less than two years later, I was contacted by Emmy Award winning producer Josh C.
Kline
.
From there we signed an agreement that didn't exactly break the bank that gave Kline permission to take the story to production companies in hopes that it would be made into a Short Run TV show or movie.
There wasn't a lot of money in that first transaction and the most valuable item I recieved for my efforts was an epic framed still from my favorite movie, 300.
If nothing else comes from that project, which is usually the case, I am still stoked about the framed still hanging in my living room.
And that is what you should expect in working hard for the benefit of a company that shares content you create.
You are "competing" against millions of other content creators to "produce" content that captures attention.
I used to try very hard to compete in this way.
(Jon Davis's answer to What does a good answer on Quora look like? What does it mean to "be helpful"?) Now, having grown a bit, I don't attempt to game the system anymore.
Sometimes, I will invest in writing an answer well, and still utilize some practical writing tips to the get traffic so that people will see what I've produced.
If I worked hard on something, I am going to try to get you to see it.
Basically, though, I will only do that if there is something I wish every single person on the site would see, rather than just the person asking the question.
That, in my opinion is how someone on this site finds success.
Note that I didn't say "gets rich".
I say "finds success".
They are very different things.
I have found success here by putting in a great deal of effort into a few answers that I feel are extremely important, or entertaining, and that I feel few people are equipped to answer as I am.
I also have found experience by adding to those few noteworthy answers with another thousand or so small answers.
These answers have added value to those followers who are genuinely interested in topics I write in, but that aren't worth a 3,000 word essay.
  Nearly three years after my first answer, I still try to continuing doing just that, add value to others by sharing what I know.
In doing so, I have met countless people who have shared with me their support, appreciation, and encouragement.
These people have let me know how my reflections, knowledge, and points of view have taught them, changed their way of thinking on the military and veterans, and sometimes even grew them in ways I could not have predicted.
Some of them, such as Kyle Murao, Scott Lowe, Nick Layon, Ariel Williams, Dan Holliday, Graeme Shimmin, Tracey Bryan and Robert Frost, as well as far too many others, I've connected with and who mean more to me than just another clever person on this site providing me interesting content.
Many of them have pushed me on to do greater things and continue to improve the content I put out.
By putting myself out there, I have met people.
By meeting people I have had opportunities given to me, and by following those opportunities, I have gained success.

In the last six months, I have been invited to several opportunities mostly, like I said, because of the relationships I have made by being a contributor at Quora.
I have been asked to write at a few different online outlets catering to military and veteran communities, have appeared in my first official byline at one of my favorite Quora answers yet that I hope to start releasing soon.
All of these successes have happened outside of Quora, but none would have happened if not for the relationships built inside of it.

I also know of others who have had their own success stories.
Oliver Emberton apparently got a book deal from one of his answers and others like David S.
Rose
have written very successful books based off their works on Quora.
Anecdotally, I am sure that there are many successful stories from these halls, but I would honestly doubt that even these content creators would say their time spent on Quora was a good investment for the money's sake.

If you've noticed closely, none of these activities actually translates into financial wealth or even security.
They gain you a lot of influence, but don't fix a leaky roof.
Quora isn't going to help you fix the roof.
I am happy that there are websites out there that can, though.
I have gained some funding through the website If you really want to write and share, as well as try to recoup some of the time lost, this is definitely a great tool to do so which I highly recommend to anyone serious about their writing.
It is also a great way to connect with your greatest fans and followers, those dedicated enough to ensuring you keep on creating content they appreciate.
If you have followed me before, you've probably noticed my little banner at the bottom of most of my large answers (like this one) that point to Patreon.
It's a nice way to let people know how they can show their appreciation for work I've given them.
Don't think this will get you rich either.
On a good month, I might make a few pieces that are up to snuff enough to feel that I should submit it for money from my followers.
If you do go this way, expect to be spending a lot of time shamelessly marketing yourself with little return for many months.
By the way, did I mention that everything I write for all of you is completely free? Wouldn't it be nice to say "good job for all that work" at least in the same way you tip the barista who gave you your coffee? Here's that link again:
Marc Bodnick
.
But that wasn't a successful way to make money either.
The truth was, I didn't possess the skillset for that role, nor the ambition to deal with the challenges that came with it.
More so than that, in seeing the path ahead of me, I'm not sure the destination I was moving toward was the one I wanted.
In hindsight, while I enjoyed working for people like Marc and was daily floored by the brilliance of the engineers who built the site, my heart wasn't in the work I did and I eventually failed.
I made many great friends there, and left on good terms, but working at Quora just wasn't for me.
I just wanted to write.

Now, I've found balance and truly enjoy what I do.
I've become a teacher (now I actually make money, very little of it) and in the few hours I have left to myself, write answers like what you see here, as well as stories, posts, essays, and other contributions throughout the web.
I suppose teaching, the sharing of knowledge, is what drove me to contributing to Quora in the first place, but the point is, it is still my day job.
Writing, in its many forms, is what I do on the side.
It's what I enjoy.
It's what I have to do and simply can't stop.
After three years and an adventure impossible to imagine, I've enjoyed some opportunities that many would consider successful.
Maybe another three years from now, I will luck out and become successful by other people's standards.
As of now, I still measure success in the number of people who see what I have to say, even if, because of many of the limitations in Quora, that now takes place outside of the site.

What writers on Quora need to do is to focus on communicating a message you want others to learn from.
It's great if this act entertains you and adds value to your life while adding value to others', as well.
If your priority is money, though, trust someone who has invested countless hours and three years to writing, mostly right here, Quora is not the place to invest your time or your talent for that goal.

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First, around 1L INR in publishing.
How? I have recently signed a book contract for No Shortcuts
[1] – my upcoming book that features in-depth interviews with 15 popular founders of India.
I used my Quora credentials when pitching my book.
I am signed up with a mainstream publisher.
With no media or journalism background or domain authority, I would have struggled to get such a contract and people pay on an average 90K to get paid publishing.
So, I did not have to do all that because having this following on Quora positioned me strongly in front of publishers.
Second, a significant percentage of my Scholar Strategy[2] clients find me through my answers here.
That ends in direct revenue generation.
See how I linked my links above? That helps in referral but I am mindful of writing genuinely and not just to sell.
I hate selling.
Writing here has been rewarding – to say the least.

All these answers are still on old models of “capitalizing” on knowledge through ads or ebooks.
Think post-capitalistic models when robots take over most of the repetitive jobs.
It sounds very intangible.
But I can show you how highly quantitative it can be.
In fact, it’s already past step 4 – the money has found me.
I’m making $250/hr without trying too hard to look for it.
It’s called inbound marketing.
Most customers make 80% of their buying decision before contact.
Great marketing is the future of the buying process – listening, communication, educating, and being extraordinarily helpful.
The shift from sales to marketing is coming soon and most companies will need a more valuable marketing department soon.
High demand and low supply – what happens then? Obvious.
It was bound to happen when online ads starting to get annoying and everyone gets ad-blockers.
Safari has Reader View and Apple in general are trying to move towards ad-free.
Free open-access reputable content to earn interest, instead of pushing interest is key.
Quora has one of the best SEO marketing departments on the Internet and they indirectly work for every user for free, not just the platform.
See Helen Min.
Many simply don’t realize it.
In short, knowledge is a product (even in academia).
Be a magnet, people and money will follow when you’ve earned it.

THE ONLY MARKETING IS AFFILIATE MARKETING.

There are a lot of ways; to make money but let me tell you how I make money online .
There are lots of people recommending different methods to make money online, sitting at comfortable couch and dictating to make money at home.
But seriously, let us examine the different methods online:
1.
) Survey Sites:
Really ,I would go in the streets begging , rather then signing up for these stupid sites , which won’t even make me a half a dollar ever ,if I work for a whole freaking day.
That s how ridiculously these sites are .
Sign up for some sites like Swagbucks and see how frustrating it is when you don’t even get a half a dollar a day .
People recommending survey sites lying to your face and they aren’t even ashamed about it .
2.
) Blogging:
Blogging , sure there are many blogs that make $ 100,000 a month .
Yes , there are .
I don’t doubt it , coz I know it for a fact .
But for someone who is just starting out and has no – money to invest , blogging isn t recommended .
Because any blog requires hosting which will cost you around $3 -$5 a month, and themes will cost you $50 – $99 a year also creating content takes time ,trying to rank in Google s first page will drive you nuts .
SEO will probably drive you crazy and if you don’t like to write, good luck with blogging my friend .
3.
) Affiliate Marketing:
This is a great way to make money .
No doubt about it .
But you can’t do it without any investment of time and money.
For you to get an affiliate commissions ,you have to have traffic (customers) , direct them to your offers (affiliate-link/products) and when they sign up or purchase that offer ,you get commissions also known as affiliate commissions .
You can use either free traffic or paid methods to drive traffic .
Now free traffic isn’t free at all .
You will have to either set up a niche website or a social media page with lots and lots of followers,and it freaking takes time and if time isn’t money ,I don’t know that the heck is ,,,.
And did I mention content creation ,link building,hosting costs , vps servers ,landing pages, outsourcing etc.
The list goes on .
Affiliate marketing isn’t for people who have no money to invest upfront.
If you ever want to learn the step –by-step guide on how to make money with affiliate marketing I would highly recommend you to get this free book,Dot Com series by Russel Brunson showing you his exact 8 – Figures strategies on how to crush it with your affiliate marketing business .
check it out here: (Deepanshu Jain )

I will share with you some of my knowledge that I’ve gained over the last year.

To avoid the full-time stressful job half of the young office goer’s community is exploring possible ways to make money either through freelancing or through passive income building.
Freelancing requires your physical presence and consume more time.
The time you spend is directly proportional to the money you make.

Whereas in passive income you will generate income while you sleep, dance, eat or whatever you are, of course, this also need your time but its one-time investment and sustainable income.
When it comes to passive income there are two tested platforms stock market and online money making methods (there are many).
I suggest you gain some knowledge on the stock market and start investing as early as possible.
(but, it is only my personal opinion)
The same goes for online money making there are hundreds of ways to make money online right from
and so on but nothing is immediate you need to be patient and consistent but surely you will pass through.
Consistency is the basic skill all the online money making seekers lack.
It is the primary skill which differentiates successful from unsuccessful.
Be consistent in whatever you do and you will realize the result.

In any marketing either affiliate or direct marketing if the buyer believes the product or seller then selling process is simply easy.
If you can sell a product easily then nobody can stop you from becoming rich.
That’s the reason why all the self-made billionaires are suggesting their followers learn the art of selling.
Quora is the right platform where you can monetize the trust.
Readers upvote the answer because they found it useful and believed in what you said.
Each upvoter is your potential customer.
If you are getting 100 upvotes for an answer then you got hundred potential customers but What are you going to sell?
But… How are you going to make money from Quora?
Affiliate marketing is the solution.
But don’t stop here continue reading…
Don’t go to Amazon immediately and start including high commission products on each answer.
Selling right products to the right customer is also the important technique to become a successful salesperson.
Quora is a knowledge transfer or knowledge sharing platform of diverse people from different countries, subjects, and experiences but the one point that connects all is the thirst of knowledge and aggressive reading.
So you have to be thoughtful and see what products you should promote and which shouldn’t.
But the challenge here is readers won’t upvote all the answers and make you popular it is your creative writing skill and profound knowledge in a subject that attracts more upvotes.
We need to be more knowledgeable than readers to tell what they are not heard A single answer with 1k+ upvotes will surely generate you hundreds of sales.
But don’t overdo this in all answers use it wisely.
Happy writing and earning.

I have been on Quora for about three years now and I write frequently.
I must have spent enough hours in my PMs offering advice and guidance to people that if I was on an hourly rate, I'd be buying a second house right about now.
It was a rare surprise to me to be invited to be part of the partnership program on Quora, about 10 days ago.
I hadn't really heard much about it until I read another popular Quoran's answer about it when shortly afterward, I too received an invite.
I got a bit question happy for about a couple of days as I've had a million questions in my head and not got around to asking them.
But now, I might add one or two every couple of days if I think of one I'm interested in.
I read every response and upvote and usually comment, as I ask things I am genuinely interested to know instead of questions I think will make money, as I'm not motivated like that.
So far, I've earned very little from 99% of my questions.
I think my second highest earning question has made £0.
89.
But that's totally cool by me as I don't come on quora to make money, I come to enjoy and learn.
However, for whatever reason, I asked a silly question that I thought would be fun, and it is now on over 1,100,000 views and seems to be making me quite a bit of money in a short space of time.
It goes up by about £30 a day, sometimes more, and doesn't appear to be stopping.
It's made me just shy of £170 ($218) in 10 days, which is mind-blowing! I am actually rather broke at the moment due to having lots of work done on my house as I've taken in two lodgers, and this extra unexpected cash will be put towards my pending trip to Costa Rica in February, or probably to buy me food when my money runs.
I didn't expect anything to come from quora financially, as I gift my time without wanting anything back, but having a little extra money coming in from something I enjoy so much has been really nice to receive.

I've never been offered anything from Quora, not even a T-shirt.
I've asked several other "well-known" people if they are getting paid here (for instance, Real Networks founder, Rob Glaser), and they answer they are not.
That said, I do get paid.
Not cash, mind you, but here's some ways Quora is compensating me for answering questions.
OK, it isn't cash, but I do feel like I'm getting paid back here.
Enough to keep coming and answering more questions.

Well, you can’t earn money directly on Quora.
It's not what Quora is meant for.
Quora is a platform where people share their knowledge to make the world a better informed place.
Or….
as they put it
Quora’s mission is to share and grow the world’s knowledge
However, Quora can serve you as a platform to achieve a certain status and build authority in your own industry (or domain of knowledge).
This will ultimately open for you opportunities to make money else where.
I know many top bloggers, influencers or even just professionals who use Quora to get a name for themselves and find new customers for their business.
I know people who made new customers for their businesses through Quora, that generated for them more than $ 200K in sales.
It’s pretty simple.
It’s a good practice as it allows you to refresh your thoughts and challenge them by opening yourself for discussion.
If your answers are really well put, you will start to gain authority and people will come to you directly to know more.
That’s when you can turn them into your customers, since they will be more willing to pay you cash for your services!
Though, there is a platform, similar to Quora as it also allows people to share their knowledge, where you can actually make money from the very start directly through the platform.
This platform is called How much money is Gordon Miller losing due to time spent on Quora?
(Screenshot attached for easy reference)
Hope you enjoy Quora!

Create long style format posts (Like this one – 100% transparency is the best) and get peoples attention! If you get someones attention around a topic you particular love then your set.
Use facebook ads to get more attention on your affiliate link or whatever you’re trying to get out there.
The long term appraoch is building a brand around yourself.
which will give you success for life.
Attention is the more important currency nowadays.
So anyway in order to make money on Quora you need to either have a product or an affiliate link to a particular thing that relates to what your speaking about.
GIVE VALUE.
If you don’t do this you wont get any results.
I am going to give you pretty decent advice.
Becoming a millionaire is so much harder if you're doing it by working a 9-5 job.
Think LONG-TERM.
With that being said it's pretty hard to get traffic quickly, butIf you've heard of Amazon FBA you can sell products on their website and basically steal their traffic for your own benefit.
This is my main source of income, it's completely online, I get a lot of questions like "do the products go to my house?" no, you never see them.
and for the amount of effort I put in, I mean it's pretty easy honestly, I hate to say that though.
Nothing is get rich quick, it does require work) but in terms of every way to make money online, this is probably the fastest and easiest to generate full time income in my opinion.
The most underrated thing and the BEST part to me is; that hard earned traffic is given to you for FREE, people already know about Amazon, but people don't know about your website/blog/etc.
There's easier ways to get more exposure with your product.
You can rank your product on page 1 pretty easy and doing so will make your product viewed by hundreds of thousands of purchase ready customers.
I am 20 years old and I'm pulling it off, i'm sure you can do this too.
If your interested I show how to start an Amazon business, and what I personally do to grow it.
At the end of my first video I have a template you can use to pick the right product and contact suppliers smoothly, tons of free advice on my channel on growing your business.
Amazon isn’t a gimmick, get started now and don't wait! It's not saturated despite what people say.
With that being said this takes work, so if you're willing to work at this then this WILL replace full time income.
Hopefully I helped

Updated: 23.06.2019 — 11:06 am

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