Quora has over 300 million monthly users and isn’t a social media platform to ignore. The most important thing is to diversify your traffic sources. If all your traffic comes from Google and Google makes a change you are vulnerable.
You can grow a Quora space by providing helpful content as quickly as you can. It’s ok to repurpose articles from your blog on Quora and lead traffic to your blog for monetization. You can also monetize your Quora space and earn money from ads with Quora+ and Space Subscriptions.
Keep reading and I’ll share how Quora’s revenue-sharing works, how Qura+ works, what is space subscriptions, the proper way to put affiliate links into Quora, and 4 additional tips to grow your space even faster.
What is Quora Space?
A Quora Space is very similar to a blog, it’s a topics-based space. You can create your own space, follow other people’s spaces and possibly post on someone else’s space (if they let you).
Probably the best thing to start with after you have a Quora account is to optimize your profile. The profile is a wonderful place to put links to a YouTube channel or blog you have.
On the right of your profile, you can see some cool stats on how you’re doing. Every time you answer a question or post in your space at the bottom they will see your profile with your links.
The title of your Quora Space should be relevant and have some level of clickability.
Making Money from Quora!
Have you ever been on Quora and seen a post that says “sponsored?” Sponsored posts mean someone is paying money to show up in the feed.
Quora earns a majority of its money through ads. Every time you post, write, comment, or view something on the platform you are making Quora money.
This is the same with Facebook, Google, and many other social media platforms.
What is cool about Quora is they are generous enough to share SOME of their advertising profits with you. You don’t need to pay for the Quora+ membership to earn money with ads.
To earn money with ads on Quara it’s called Quora Space Earning Program.
Earnings are paid out on up to a monthly basis to a Stripe account. You must make a minimum of $10 dollars to receive a payment.
You might be wondering what percentage of ad revenue do you receive? How greedy is Quora, because they want to make money as well?
According to this post HERE, Quora takes 5% of ad revenue and shares the rest with content creators. Also, according to Aamir Kamal who has over 170,000 subscribers to his space “it never worked for him.”
According to this post HERE, the income also depends on how active readers are, if you have 10k followers but they are very active you could earn $20 a month. If you have a million followers but are NOT active you could earn $15 a month.
The second way to earn money from your Qaura Space is with Quora+ Revenue Sharing. This means someone can ONLY read your posts or answers if “they pay $5 a month” for the Quora subscription. You get a percentage of the subscription-based on how long someone consumes your content.
The third way to earn money with Quora space is with Quora Space Subscriptions by charging viewers before they view your content. You set the amount and it could be $100 a month for example. This is similar to the platform Only Fans but you can leverage all the traffic Quora gets on its own.
Using Quora Spaces for a Blog
One of the BEST ways to use Quora space is to post links that send traffic to your blog. What I like about a blog is “you own it.”
There are a variety of ways to earn money from blogging such as ads, affiliate marketing, lead generation, and marketing your own products.
Oh, and depending on the ad network you’re with ad revenue can be MUCH better than Quora or Google Adsense.
How you would drive traffic back to your blog is by putting links to your blog in your Quora Space post. What is really cool is the same articles you are posting on your blog you can just post to your Quora Space.
You could post on someone else’s space, however, it’s important to be VERY strict. You don’t want to waste your time.
- The space has to be VERY targeted.
- The space has to be active. People are upvoting, commenting and sharing.
- Triple check the rules before you post.
Another way to use Quora spaces is to click on the questions tab. These are people who have questions related to your niche and you can answer them. After you answer the question you post a link to 1 of your blog posts for more information.
I don’t think it’s a great idea to spend your “entire” day answering questions and posting on Quora. Your time is probably better spent posting on your blog, but it’s an option.
Repurposing your blog content on other social media platforms is a great way to not ONLY depend on Google. Plus it literally takes a few minutes.
Putting Affiliate Links in Quora Spaces!
If you don’t have a blog you can still do affiliate marketing on social media, but there is a right way and a wrong way to do this.
For starts with Quora, you have to provide value. With answers and posts and you just want to make sure there is some meat in it, this means an answer should be over 500 words. A post should probably be 1,000 words minimum.
Also, you can provide 1 affiliate link. If you put 20 affiliate links in your post then Quora will probably red flag it and it will be taken down.
If you do put an affiliate link you probably should include another link to something that is helpful and this could be a blog post or video.
Quora Space Tips
- When naming your space try to put in some long-tail keywords on what someone would type in to find it.
- Use Quora space with the “Hub idea.” This means with your normal Quora profile say “please check out my space at ___.” You could also mention your space when answering questions related to your niche. The reason this works is that Quora likes this because you’re promoting Quora. It’s a good idea that if you do answer questions it’s around 500 words. Oh, and this works with many other social media platforms such as Youtube, you can learn how by viewing this post I made HERE.
- Of course with other social media platforms, you can promote your Quora space. Twitter is a wonderful place to start and you can view how by clicking on this link HERE. Also if you repurpose your blog posts on your own website, Medium, or Linkedin Articles you can put your Quora space in the post.
- You can also add Questions to your Quora Space. One benefit of adding a question is that you get to generate more answers from different Quora writers and thus generating more views. Also, it helps with engagement, you get feedback for your space and people just love to answer questions. It works!
Quora is a wonderful social media platform that I used to be “big time” in. One of my favorite books is called AntiFragile and basically, you don’t want to put all your eggs in 1 basket.
Nothing wrong with getting traffic from a variety of sources, so you’re NOT totally reliant on Google. Still, it’s very productive to write articles and have them rank and earn money for years into the future.
If I had to start all over again I probably would start HERE, which is a good foundation.
I hope this blog post on how to monetize and grow a Quora space was helpful to you. bye for now!