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Are you cautious where you posts links to your hubs or site?

  1. NateB11 profile image95
    NateB11posted 5 years ago

    I've begun participating in another revenue-sharing site. There are some legitimate writers there, but there's quite a few questionable practices by members; by this I mean much of what is posted  looks like copied content and I know the place is notorious for attracting schemers and spammers. Anyway, it's a bit like I walked into the bad district. So, someone comments on one of my posts over there, she has all signs of being honest and legitimate; she says she likes my writing and wants to see my other work. I'm hesitant as can be about this: I mean, on a site with a lot of people who copy content and use other scams, I'm worried about posting any links to my other content. Is this a legitimate concern that I have? Because my other thought is, How do I get exposure to my work if I'm scared of posting links for people who are honestly interested in my content? Any feedback is appreciated.

    1. coleikerd profile image82
      coleikerdposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I understand your hesitation. Having your efforts abused by others is frustrating to say the least. The way I look at it is like this:

      To put my work into a public forum is risking it. If I am posting anything online, I am risking it even further. It's just so much easier to steal. I do my best to keep my work protected, if I can verify the dates I post things, that at least leaves me with a way to say I did it first. 

      But above all, I get it out there. No one will see it if it's not published.

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        2bealiveposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Reality Bytes has the right idea. I do a lot with my Forex site and I've joined a number of good Forex trading forums.  It doesn't take long to spot the spammers and phony posts, and lousy forums too.  And, it's also a good place to pickup some ideas.  You can find just about any niche form by doing a 'google'  -->  ie:  forums: forex 

        Luck to you
        RT.. (2bealive)

        1. NateB11 profile image95
          NateB11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I will definitely have to check out Forex. Thanks for the lead.

      2. NateB11 profile image95
        NateB11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, I definitely see your point that a person still has to get their content out there, that's the point of putting it on the Internet.

    2. Reality Bytes profile image81
      Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Find forums related to your niche (martial arts), become an active part of the community.  When you are involved in a thread, and you have a hub that is relevant to the conversation, post a comment with a link.  The important thing when doing this is not to spam the forums, make sure your comment and links are relevant.  Do not post a link in every comment, like I said, become active in the community.

      Here is one forum that may work for you. 

      I do this, I may post one link every two to three months, but I am active almost daily.  Not this particular forum of course.  smile If you are providing value to the forum, they probably will not mind.   I do this on several platforms.  I receive random traffic from threads that are years old.  I also receive shares this way.

      1. NateB11 profile image95
        NateB11posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Very good approach and thanks for that link, I will definitely check out that forum. It seems I could join discussions there, it's a subject I'm familiar with.