Quora is one of the most popular question-and-answer platforms. It has over 300 million monthly active users and around 10 million daily visitors.
That’s a massive audience. So with that many people using the platform, you’re probably wondering if there is a way to capitalize on that user base and make money on Quora? The answer is yes!
In addition to having answers to almost any question that comes to your mind, Quora is a fantastic platform to generate real income.
In this article, I am going to share 6 strategies for making money on Quora that actually work. I will cover each of the strategies in detail and offer practical tips and resources to help you get started with each.
Let’s dive in.
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How to Make Money on Quora
As discussed, there are many methods you can leverage to make money on Quora, but I am going to share what I believe are 6 of the best.
1. Answer Questions That Include Links to Your Website
If you own a blog, you can use Quora as a source of traffic for that blog. Here’s how it works.
Write quality answers to questions and include a link to your blog post article. If your answer gets a lot of upvotes and views, you will inevitably get some people clicking the link to your blog article as well.
If your blog is monetized through display ads, each of those visitors from Quora will make money for you just by virtue of them landing on your site.
If this strategy appeals to you, but you don’t have a blog, check out my guide on how to start a blog from scratch. It takes you step by step on how to create a blog, including helpful tips on setting up the blog, finding good content ideas that will rank on Google, writing quality articles, and much more.
2. Ad Revenue Sharing
Ad revenue sharing is probably one of the easiest ways to make money on Quora. Simply put, Quora pays you a portion of the ad revenue on your content.
To elaborate, you get paid when people view an ad or click on it while browsing content you wrote. So, the more views you get, the more money you’ll make.
Additionally, you get paid for ad views on your Space page, not just the content that appears on people’s feeds. This is an easy way to make some passive income. While it won’t be a considerable amount of money from one question, you’ll earn a small amount from every piece of content you post.
To learn more about this strategy, check out Quora’s article on their revenue sharing program here.
3. Quora Partner Program
Quora appreciates the users who contribute to their community. To compensate for their efforts, Quora launched the partner program in many languages.
Simply, you post questions on Quora, and Quora pays you based on the traffic your question gets. So the more traffic your questions get, the more money you’ll be paid.
To join the Quora Partner program, you need to receive an invitation from Quora. Typically, Quora invites users who post questions that get high amounts of views.
There’s no exact number of views you need to get to receive an invitation. You just need to be active in the community, and you’ll receive an invitation from Quora.
Unfortunately, as of the 1st of September 2022, Quora has decided to shut down the English version of the Partner Program. However, the Partner Program will remain active in other languages. Here’s a list of other languages that are still active:
The decision to end the English version wasn’t due to its failure. In fact, the Quora Partner English Program was successful. Partners wrote tens of millions of questions that helped users around the globe to find the answer to their questions for the past four years, and they got paid for their efforts.
However, Quora believes that the English Partner Program has done its job, but the other versions of the program are still new, and they still have a lot to offer to the community.
As a result, you can still make a lot of money with the Quora Partner Program, just not the English version.
Another great method to make money on Quora is the Quora+ program. Quora+ is a subscription-based program that allows subscribers to access millions of posts and answers from creators who participate in the program.
Additionally, subscribers get to enjoy Quora with no ads. The Quora+ program has been a success so far. That means you can make money from this program.
After joining the program, you can choose to make your content exclusive to Quora+ users. So, users will pay a subscription fee to see your posts and answers. Quora will then pay you a small percentage when subscribers read or interact with your Quora+ exclusive content.
To learn more about monetization through Quora+, check out Quora’s Help Page on the topic.
5. Space Subscriptions
Do you always have the perfect answer to any question? Or do people appreciate your content and find it unique? Well, you can offer your followers a paid monthly or yearly subscription to have access to your content.
You have the freedom to set your fees and choose the content that’ll be exclusive to your subscribers. However, this method isn’t for everyone.
This method requires more commitment than the others. That’s because you probably will lose subscribers if you don’t post good content regularly. But on the other hand, if you produce valuable content regularly, you’ll have a better chance of gaining subscribers and making more money.
One thing worth mentioning is that 5% of the subscription fee you set will go to Quora, and 2.9% of the fee will go to Stripe, which is a third-party company that processes the payments for Quora.
6. Affiliate Marketing on Quora
Quora has a gigantic number of active followers. It’s full of opportunities to market your product or gain money through affiliate marketing.
If you have a particular product you want to sell, you can simply search for questions that are relevant to the product you’re promoting and include the product in your answer. In this way, anyone who searches for this question will probably check out your product.
Additionally, you can create a video or a post about the product you’re promoting.
Now you have to be really careful about using affiliate links in your Quora answers. They don’t like that and it’s against their policies.
Instead try to write a useful response and perhaps link to an article you wrote that contains an affiliate link. It is indirect but better than getting in trouble with Quora for violating their platform rules.
An interesting twist on affiliate marketing using Quora is that you can actually become an affiliate marketer for Quora+. That means that you can get referral commissions from Quora for any customers that end up subscribing through your personal Quora+ affiliate link.
If you want to learn more, check out this article from Quora on how this works.
There is no exact number for how much money you can make on Quora.
You can make money from Quora as a side hustle with little effort, or you can put in more effort and make more money.
In other words, the amount of money you make on Quora depends on how active you are and how good your content is.
In most cases, the more views you get on your content, the more money you’ll make, except for Space subscriptions, where you decide the exact fee people must pay to view your content.
So, can you make money on Quora?
The short answer is yes. You can make money on Quora by joining the various Quora monetization programs we just covered.
If you want to learn about more great ways to make passive income online, check out my article on How to Make Passive Income With A Computer.