Joining BizSugar.com’s thriving online small business community can boost your networking efforts, but learning how to be a superstar contributor will help you even more with increased visibility to perspective customers and partners.
Here are some tips for your climb to superstardom:
- Be informative. Sure you can promote your own blog posts occasionally on BizSugar so long as they are relevant to our small business news and information focus, but a wide variety of links to articles from a variety of sources including traditional news media, video and a wide variety of bloggers will add to everyone’s experience by increasing the variety and perspective of information being provided.
- Comment often. Strong article submissions can be great but sometimes good comments on the story links provided by others can be even better. Be respectful but stimulate discussion. Ask questions and disagree if you must. A good commentor is known for his/her ability to make others in the community think and to create conversations around important topics of interest.
- Vote. When you vote for articles you appreciate you encourage others in the community to vote and comment on your submissions as well. Let others in the community know what you think by registering your vote on article submissions you feel have enriched the community.
- Add value. Whether it’s an article, video or blog post you are sharing with the community or comment you are leaving on someone else’s submission, always ask yourself how this post can add value to the whole community. Other members will judge you by the qualities you bring to your networking relationships and by the overall value you add to everyone’s experience not by the number of sales you made or the number of visitors you drove to your Website.