Share Your Expertise: Share your expertise by publishing articles and answering customer questions.
Earn Points: Earn community points for publishing articles and receiving comments and ratings on your articles. As you earn more points, your expertise level will go up, and so will your exposure.
Register Yourself As Expert: Your community engagement/expert level and total points will be displayed as part of your profile. We notice that then MiNeeds customers shop around, they look for signs of expertise.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Community points are a measure of a user's community involvement, reputation and expertise. Any user at any level can post an article, ask a question or answer questions. If you want to participate in the community actively, you need some reputation points first. Community points are a rough measure of how much the MiNeeds community trusts you. Points are never given – they are earned by showing other MiNeeds users that you know your stuff.
Here's how it works:
If you post a good question or a helpful answer, it will be voted up and you'll get 10 points. If you post something off topic or incorrect, it will be voted down and you'll lose 2 points.
Your article will get rated by the community. A good and useful article will get more votes and better ratings from the community. Rating scale is from positive 10 points to negative 2 points for each vote. You also have a daily limit to earn up to 200 points.
Earn enough points and you'll be able to:
15 Points - Vote up on questions and answer. Rate articles.
15 Points - Flag offensive content.
100 Points - Vote down on questions and answers. Give negative points to articles.
700 Points - Become a moderator.
How is my profile distinguished?
Your expertise level, community points and articles will be highlighted in your profile.
How can I get more publicity?
With 1 click, you can feature your article on your favorite social networks and other internet content publishers like Digg, Technorati, and Reddit. Featuring your work in on Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and your other favorite social networks will attract more readers and grow your visibility.
Writing and publishing articles is absolutely FREE.
Write useful content: Writing useful content gives your potential customers useful tips about your service area. Show them you know your stuff.
Don't self-advertise: Readers are sensitive to pure self-promotion. They can easily learn about you through your service profile, linked to every article you write. The new and more effective way of marketing yourself is by demonstrating an understanding of your topic and how it relates to customers.
Write Constantly: The more good stuff you write, the more followers you will attract. Make it a goal to write at least a few times a month.
Don't Plagiarize: Make sure that the content your write is your own. Plagiarized content will be removed immediately.
Ideas for customer-friendly articles
- Are you a Photographer?
You can write about how to take indoor photos.
- You're an Attorney?
Write a few tips about immigration.
- Are you a Plumber?
Give tips on how to unclog your drain.
- You're an SEO Marketing Expert?
Tell people 5 ways to improve their website's SEO.