How Do You Increase Your WF Post Count When You're Always Working?

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As a freelance writer, I'm constantly answering emails and working on projects. I bounce over here to the Warrior Forum to check out the latest trends and read a few posts, but most of the time I don't have time to post.

My question is: I want to offer a brand new product on here, but I'm afraid people won't take me seriously with a low post count, even though I've been doing this for years. I've also switched accounts a few times as I've changed my business name.

Any advice on how to achieve credibility when your post count implies that you're nothing more than a newb?
#count #increase #post #working
  • Profile picture of the author Kecia
    First of all, I recommend becoming a War Room member ASAP. You will need that status if you want to run a WSO, so go ahead and plan on that.

    Once you are inside the War Room, you could offer something for free that is loosely based on the product you plan to offer here. This will help you build a rapport with a lot of members here, as almost all of us enjoy free stuff! If the giveaway is good, you will earn a ton of "thanks" which show up under your username.

    Also, offer review copies to a few Warriors when your WSO goes live. This can sometimes help build credibility quickly, especially if you approach reputable Warriors for the reviews.

    Other than that, it is good to come on and post every now and then. Try to set a goal for yourself of posting 10-20 replies each week. That can be broken down to just 2-3 a day. If you want to answer threads regarding writing, articles, and topics you are more familiar with, search for them to weed out all the other threads that you probably wouldn't want to post in.
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    • Profile picture of the author steven90210
      Originally Posted by Kecia08 View Post

      First of all, I recommend becoming a War Room member ASAP. You will need that status if you want to run a WSO, so go ahead and plan on that.

      Once you are inside the War Room, you could offer something for free that is loosely based on the product you plan to offer here. This will help you build a rapport with a lot of members here, as almost all of us enjoy free stuff! If the giveaway is good, you will earn a ton of "thanks" which show up under your username.

      Also, offer review copies to a few Warriors when your WSO goes live. This can sometimes help build credibility quickly, especially if you approach reputable Warriors for the reviews.

      Other than that, it is good to come on and post every now and then. Try to set a goal for yourself of posting 10-20 replies each week. That can be broken down to just 2-3 a day. If you want to answer threads regarding writing, articles, and topics you are more familiar with, search for them to weed out all the other threads that you probably wouldn't want to post in.
      This is a strategy that I myself follow, and it brings me good results!
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  • Profile picture of the author WebRank1
    If you set out to increase your post count just for credibility you set out to fail. You will achieve the exact opposite effect.

    I suggest that you create your sales thread and offer a few review copies to 'established' members. Once the good review are given you'll have more credit that 100 posts can give you.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    Well, I've only been here a mere two weeks. I find that it is a nice way to take a break from writing. I can come here and ask questions and see other people's ideas. It actually helps keep me from burnout and also offers the added bonus of advertising my sites!
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    • Profile picture of the author The Content King
      Those were all great replies. Thank you. I suppose it would be a nice break from working. And I agree, I don't want to increase my post count just for the sake of doing so. I want to do it right. Looking into the War Room now. Thanks!
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      • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
        Originally Posted by The Content King View Post

        Those were all great replies. Thank you. I suppose it would be a nice break from working. And I agree, I don't want to increase my post count just for the sake of doing so. I want to do it right. Looking into the War Room now. Thanks!
        I hear it is amazing! I plan on upgrading as soon as I sell some more articles!
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        • Profile picture of the author The Content King
          See, I'm learning already. I didn't even know about the Thanks button. lol You all did help a lot, thanks. You'll only see useful posts from me from now on. And look out for my product coming soon. You guys will really love it I'm sure.

          Thanks,
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    1 golden post might be much more valuable than 100 useless posts.

    Do not post just to increase your post count. Post to add value or to answer. People on WF are not judged by their post counts, they are judged by the value they add. Just offer your service and provide quality then it will all be good for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Lenaghan
      Originally Posted by Nail Yener View Post

      1 golden post might be much more valuable than 100 useless posts.
      I agree with Nail's comment. You're much better off to shoot for quality, not quantity.

      I've been a member here for years but I was never really active until maybe a year or so ago. I was in a similar position to you - I wanted to post a WSO but didn't know how well it would do since nobody really knew who I was.

      I did a couple of things to help get a little more exposure (I still don't think I'd classify myself as "well known" ).

      First, I got some feedback on my first offer by offering some review copies both here and through another private forum I'm a member of. That feedback gave me some testimonials from people who are well-known on this forum - kind of "borrowed credibility" I guess.

      Second, I started being a bit more active on the forum. Not posting for the sake of posting, but responding where I could hopefully add something of value to the conversation.

      If you're not careful, you can wind up sinking hours into the forum and before you know it your day is gone and nothing got finished. This is especially true if you get caught up in any of the soap opera type threads that pop up every so often - avoid those if you can

      I set a timer for a certain number of minutes, usually 15-20, and when it runs out, I'm done. Sometimes I can make several posts while other times I might only get one done. But when the timer rings, my time is up for that day (or at least until I have some "spare" time when I can come back at my leisure).

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  • Profile picture of the author No1here
    Originally Posted by The Content King View Post

    As a freelance writer, I'm constantly answering emails and working on projects. I bounce over here to the Warrior Forum to check out the latest trends and read a few posts, but most of the time I don't have time to post.

    My question is: I want to offer a brand new product on here, but I'm afraid people won't take me seriously with a low post count, even though I've been doing this for years. I've also switched accounts a few times as I've changed my business name.

    Any advice on how to achieve credibility when your post count implies that you're nothing more than a newb?
    First and foremost, you need to post to various threads to build up your post count.

    Yes, you can likely achieve this by posting silly and small little posts about nothing in particular but I have found that method to be rather deceptive and one that destroys credebility.

    I would suggest you do what I'm doing right now.

    What I'm doing right now is answering questions on various threads but only if I know what I'm talking about and have experience about the topic being asked about.

    By doing this, not only are people more likely to click on the "Thanks" button (which definitely builds cred) but they also come to see you as a knowledgeable person in one or more fields. Thus, when you offer a product on the forum, the very same people you helped will be more likely to trust you and by extension, your product. If it turns out that the product sounds like something interesting to them and it's in their price range then you've probably just made a sale.

    You can call it whatever you want but karma is karma, do right by other and they will likely do right by you.

    Finally, don't think for a second that others, that happen to read through the same thread you posted in, didn't take notice. If your name keeps appearing time and time again and you're contributing valuable information to someone, the whole community tends to notice.

    Last thought on this subject is that when you answer questions for people you are contributing valuable content to this, or any other, website. If you personally have found this website useful and the information from this website has helped you make money or develop a product then it should be natural for you to feel like you want to give back to that community.

    Hope that answers your question and I wouldn't mind if you hit the "Thanks" button for me. But only do so if you found my reply to you helpful.
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    • Profile picture of the author Coby
      Originally Posted by No1here View Post

      First and foremost, you need to post to various threads to build up your post count.

      Yes, you can likely achieve this by posting silly and small little posts about nothing in particular but I have found that method to be rather deceptive and one that destroys credebility.

      I would suggest you do what I'm doing right now.

      What I'm doing right now is answering questions on various threads but only if I know what I'm talking about and have experience about the topic being asked about.

      By doing this, not only are people more likely to click on the "Thanks" button (which definitely builds cred) but they also come to see you as a knowledgeable person in one or more fields. Thus, when you offer a product on the forum, the very same people you helped will be more likely to trust you and by extension, your product. If it turns out that the product sounds like something interesting to them and it's in their price range then you've probably just made a sale.

      You can call it whatever you want but karma is karma, do right by other and they will likely do right by you.

      Finally, don't think for a second that others, that happen to read through the same thread you posted in, didn't take notice. If your name keeps appearing time and time again and you're contributing valuable information to someone, the whole community tends to notice.

      Last thought on this subject is that when you answer questions for people you are contributing valuable content to this, or any other, website. If you personally have found this website useful and the information from this website has helped you make money or develop a product then it should be natural for you to feel like you want to give back to that community.

      Hope that answers your question and I wouldn't mind if you hit the "Thanks" button for me. But only do so if you found my reply to you helpful.
      Its that simple!

      Schedule an hour or two or whatever each day/week to do some forum marketing. If you spend time answer questions and making posts that provide a lot of value you reputation will improve and will your post count.

      You have to remember people often look at a post count in relation to the time spent here... Meaning if you been here for a month and have 1,000 post count, to me thats not impressive... In fact that kinda looks to me like they been posting a bunch of one-liners (especially if I haven't seen them before).

      If you can make good quality intelligent replies to 5 to 10 threads a day your reputation will improve... don't worry about the post count, it will come...
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      • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
        It's not easy.

        I'm a freelance writer, as well, but you do have to look at everything as an invested. There are some people here with a zero post count who are enormously successful, while others can have thousands of posts and not be quite as successful....I do think, however, that it's natural for others to look at post count. It's a nice gauge, although it is a bit "incomplete". I think it does reflect interest and involvement in the community (a good thing), however, it's not always the best at reflecting level of success. As you spend more time here, hopefully you'll be able to determine WHO's posts to read, and who's posts you shouldn't read...just by associating post count and avatar.

        I would encourage everyone to try to increase their post count by genuinely providing value to the community. I don't think this process should be shortchanged.
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  • Profile picture of the author Always-A-Warrior
    And that golden post needs to be a free copy of your product. j/k

    but let people try your product or services for free or trial and at least you'll get testimonials and start from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Don't get too hung up about your post count. All it means if that you have made a lot of posts and managed to stay within the forum rules whilst doing so. It doesn't mean anything else at all.

    However, if you are determined to increase your post count, all you need do is reply to a few posts each time you visit. Join in the conversation - that's what a forum is all about. Forget about that number, join in with the discussion and your post count will take care of itself.

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    • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
      Just don't get too caught up in the forum! I know I spent way too much time on here! Luckily the clients I have found here made up for the time I spent here instead of writing.
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    • Profile picture of the author drmani
      Originally Posted by BIG Mike View Post

      A word of caution - if you are going to build up your post count, don't do it with a bunch of silly one line posts. That not only has the opposite effect but will potentially get you banned.
      Yep. Shoot for at least TWO lines :p

      Big Mike, am going to order your new WP-PayPal plugin later today.
      Sounds REALLY cool. Thanks!

      @The Content King:

      I look at forum posts in similar light to high PR back-links. One PR 5 link is
      worth 500 or 5,000 PR 1 or 2s. A *great* post makes up for dozens of less
      helpful ones.

      An index I monitor is my ratio of "thanks to posts" - right now, it's at 1090:1034

      Whenever that index falls below 1.0, I know it indicates a falling quality of
      posts - and it's time for a whopper

      Becoming a part of an online community, though, goes far beyond post count
      or quality - and is measured by engagement, reaching out, supporting and
      caring.

      By that index, if you're an "active Warrior", you'll reap the rich rewards you
      deserve to

      Hope this helps.

      All success
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Originally Posted by The Content King View Post


    My question is: I want to offer a brand new product on here, but I'm afraid people won't take me seriously with a low post count, even though I've been doing this for years. I've also switched accounts a few times as I've changed my business name.
    If you put a WSO up and it's good you certainly will get positive responses and good rep. I think your product's quality should have priority.
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  • Profile picture of the author paintbrush4u
    Dont improve count just to increase a number in your profile......

    although all of us are guilty of falling into trap at one time or another...

    The idea to build credibility is to add value to any post and/or thread....

    Its not the number that matter all by itself..... its what the words say behind the numbers that will build your credibility....

    Let me tell you this..... take 20 mins out of your day and just "Think" how different ways you can come up with to improve your credibility and visibility on WF. You will be surprised.

    Lastly no matter what you do.... add value....

    I will leave you with a parting tip:

    Find a HOT RELEVANT topic and start a thread..... you will see if you hit a nerve... the count will take care of itself.

    For what its worth....

    Looking forward to your WSO.....
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  • Profile picture of the author masterjani
    It is not about post count.Try to get thanks because of your useful posts,That gives credibility to gain more power here.Open thread in warrior-hire section to get things going
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  • Profile picture of the author The Simpleton
    @TheContentKing: I joined the forum around seven months ago and I haven't even made 50 posts yet. I'm a freelance writer too, and face the exact problem as you do - I hardly find time to make posts over here!

    However, this forum isn't like the others where the members with the highest post counts are considered to be the best and someone with a measly 10 or 20 posts to his name is considered a newb. I believe there have been instances where a member with less than 50 posts has successfully run a WSO selling dozens of copies within a few hours. I can't remember the member's name (I read many WSO threads daily) but it has definitely happened.

    So just post when you can (make sure your posts are meaningful) and focus on your product instead of worrying about your post count. Write a powerful sales letter (try to keep the hype to a minimum), be honest and get some reviews from reputed warriors, and you're all set to run a successful WSO!
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  • Profile picture of the author Joey Babbs
    Where are you allowed to giove away free copies? I tried giving away free copies of my next product launch yesterday and my thread was deleted?
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    • Profile picture of the author marciayudkin
      Do not post just to increase your post count. Post to add value or to answer. People on WF are not judged by their post counts, they are judged by the value they add.
      I agree with this.

      One way to increase your visibility here when you have limited time and energy is to restrict your posts to topics you are passionate about. That way, you will make the most impact with the least amount of (felt) effort.

      In addition, you'll find that you can easily recycle your posts into articles, newsletters, promotional emails and web content for your site. That especially makes the whole process rather painless!

      Good luck,
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    • Profile picture of the author Sparklesperson
      Originally Posted by freddyfortunes View Post

      Where are you allowed to giove away free copies? I tried giving away free copies of my next product launch yesterday and my thread was deleted?
      Join the War Room - that's an excellent place to give things away. It's allowed there. =)
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    • Profile picture of the author Scott Burton
      Originally Posted by masterjani View Post

      It is not about post count.Try to get thanks because of your useful posts,That gives credibility to gain more power here.Open thread in warrior-hire section to get things going
      I put a little more credibility into the thanked x times in y threads than in post count. I lurked here for years before I became a registered member. I've been here 5 years as a member, and I'm only a little over 500 posts. So I'm averaging about 100 posts per YEAR.

      Originally Posted by freddyfortunes View Post

      Where are you allowed to giove away free copies? I tried giving away free copies of my next product launch yesterday and my thread was deleted?
      A LOT of things are given away in the War Room, so that's one place.

      Also, if you find a conversation that is relevant to your subject, join in the conversation. It builds your post count, helps you build a reputation relating to that subject, and gives you people you can ask privately if they'd be willing to review your upcoming WSO.

      I've reviewed a few for people, and while I may not be the most glowing review they get, they always end up with useful information to improve the product and my honest opinions about their product.

      If you make an offer of a free copy in your signature, not start threads or spam threads about it, you have a good opportunity to spark some interest. Or you could build a list with a free giveaway of useful information related to your WSO with a signature link, then make the offer to that list.
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      • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
        Good point, Scott. The times thanked, above and beyond the post count, is at least a good indicator of just what members have GIVEN to the community. One could have 10,000 posts, but, theoretically, all those posts could be an aweful lot of "nice post. I agree." type posts....completely void of substance, and I think members will associate those posts, with avatars, and can sense them a mile away.

        Originally Posted by Scott Burton View Post

        I put a little more credibility into the thanked x times in y threads than in post count. I lurked here for years before I became a registered member. I've been here 5 years as a member, and I'm only a little over 500 posts. So I'm averaging about 100 posts per YEAR.



        A LOT of things are given away in the War Room, so that's one place.

        Also, if you find a conversation that is relevant to your subject, join in the conversation. It builds your post count, helps you build a reputation relating to that subject, and gives you people you can ask privately if they'd be willing to review your upcoming WSO.

        I've reviewed a few for people, and while I may not be the most glowing review they get, they always end up with useful information to improve the product and my honest opinions about their product.

        If you make an offer of a free copy in your signature, not start threads or spam threads about it, you have a good opportunity to spark some interest. Or you could build a list with a free giveaway of useful information related to your WSO with a signature link, then make the offer to that list.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce99
    I was wondering ... I thought that advertising or selling things in this forum was not really encouraged? Isnt this place for learning and maybe having a sig for link juice, not for direct sales. If I am wrong please let me know, nicely.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Originally Posted by The Content King View Post

    I bounce over here to the Warrior Forum to check out the latest trends and read a few posts, but most of the time I don't have time to post.

    Any advice on how to achieve credibility when your post count implies that you're nothing more than a newb?
    I've never given a thought to post count. Using the WF for me is part break from work, part joking around with the clowns here, part helping others with questions that I know the answer to.

    The answer is ... just post and participate in the conversation. If you don't have time, you don't have time, but as for building confidence ... IMO, it does matter. I normally buy products from signature lines of people that I have come to trust here.
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  • Profile picture of the author Taruru
    thanks for the question...i'm in the same predicament, and resorting to train some guys to write articles for me..
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  • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
    I agree with quality over quantity. I primarily work on my IM business during the night hours when my kids are asleep. Posting on the WF during the day gives me ideas for my night work. That's why you'll see me posting a lot during the day. I also like to answer questions for people and help newbs where I can, plus I promote products for other Warriors, so I like to "be seen" on here.
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    • Profile picture of the author celente
      Originally Posted by Charlotte Jay View Post

      I agree with quality over quantity. I primarily work on my IM business during the night hours when my kids are asleep. Posting on the WF during the day gives me ideas for my night work. That's why you'll see me posting a lot during the day. I also like to answer questions for people and help newbs where I can, plus I promote products for other Warriors, so I like to "be seen" on here.
      that age old debate very good. I like to post in here, as long as I can help people and make a difference.
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      • Profile picture of the author The Content King
        Thank you everyone for your help. I received some great advice. I like this forum more and more every time I visit. I just posted my product, so we'll see how things go. My writing is top-notch and I always make sure customers are satisfied, I just hope my post count doesn't hurt my credibility.

        I plan on being here for a long time, so thanks everyone for helping me see things a little more clearly.

        Oh, one more thing. I'm trying to post a photo for my avatar (which I'm sure will further help my credibility), but it keeps telling me that my photo upload failed. The photo is within the size and memory parameters. Does anyone have any advice?

        Thanks again!
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        • Profile picture of the author Charlotte Jay
          Originally Posted by The Content King View Post

          Thank you everyone for your help. I received some great advice. I like this forum more and more every time I visit. I just posted my product, so we'll see how things go. My writing is top-notch and I always make sure customers are satisfied, I just hope my post count doesn't hurt my credibility.

          I plan on being here for a long time, so thanks everyone for helping me see things a little more clearly.

          Oh, one more thing. I'm trying to post a photo for my avatar (which I'm sure will further help my credibility), but it keeps telling me that my photo upload failed. The photo is within the size and memory parameters. Does anyone have any advice?

          Thanks again!
          It needs to be hosted somewhere. If you just have it on your hard drive it won't work. Otherwise, there shouldn't be an issue.
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        • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
          Originally Posted by The Content King View Post

          Thank you everyone for your help. I received some great advice. I like this forum more and more every time I visit. I just posted my product, so we'll see how things go. My writing is top-notch and I always make sure customers are satisfied, I just hope my post count doesn't hurt my credibility.

          I plan on being here for a long time, so thanks everyone for helping me see things a little more clearly.

          Oh, one more thing. I'm trying to post a photo for my avatar (which I'm sure will further help my credibility), but it keeps telling me that my photo upload failed. The photo is within the size and memory parameters. Does anyone have any advice?

          Thanks again!
          Jason, think about this...

          Just in this thread, you added 4 posts to your total. All of which added to the conversation. It's that easy.

          Some of us have been around longer and some of us are considerably more long-winded (I know, I'm asking for it).

          If I'm concerned about a member's post count, I just check their profile and look at what they've been posting. That will usually tell the tale.

          As for the avatar pic, that's something the help desk can assist with. Just submit a support ticket with the particulars and it won't be long until we get to see you.
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          • Profile picture of the author The Content King
            Thanks Charlotte and John,

            I tried the hard drive and Photobucket route. I think I'll submit a help ticket. Thanks again!

            And you're right. Just by adding to this thread, I've raised my post count that much more. You guys are great.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    Just interact with the community in your free time. You can increase your post count that way. With that in mind, you'll be successful if you're offering a solid product, whether you have a high post count or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author bnwebm
    I've never given thought about inflating posting for the sake of kicking up my count. The only time I was aware that my post count was below a specific number was when it was under 50 and I needed to PM someone. Other than that, like most of the other members have said, it's quality, not quantity. Engage in conversations that interest you and if you have a certain line of knowledge, offer up tips to people who ask questions in your field. Pro bono is a good technique, since it comes back to you tenfold, especially when that's exactly what you aren't expecting.
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  • Profile picture of the author omk
    You can increase your post count, by just making it a habit. Pick a time of day and make sure you post at that time each day. It should be just like checking your e-mail. Make it a habit and don't wast too much time on it. Try to spend just a few minutes every day.
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  • Profile picture of the author dhanediesil
    Originally Posted by The Content King View Post

    As a freelance writer, I'm constantly answering emails and working on projects. I bounce over here to the Warrior Forum to check out the latest trends and read a few posts, but most of the time I don't have time to post.

    My question is: I want to offer a brand new product on here, but I'm afraid people won't take me seriously with a low post count, even though I've been doing this for years. I've also switched accounts a few times as I've changed my business name.

    Any advice on how to achieve credibility when your post count implies that you're nothing more than a newb?
    Post valuable and helpful information...

    If you keep working "in" your business, instead of "on" your business, then you'll continue to not have time to increase your WF post count.

    I'd encourage you to work in time chunks since you're constantly being distracted by email and working on other projects.

    Schedule 30-60 minutes where you'll spend the whole time FOCUSED on the task at hand.

    And who cares if you have 1 post of 1,000 post.

    As long as the content is amazing and helps the person solve their problem, then you've done your job.

    Boom!

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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      It is definitely a quality over quantity thing.

      I find the posting here on the forum is a nice break. During the day, I'll post here and also on a couple of my social media accounts. It helps to break the routine and it also is nice for networking.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    Here is my take on the Post Count issue.
    When i see someone with a post count in the hundreds generated in only a month or two, and mostly one liners.
    It tells me one of two things:
    1) They are gearing-up to launch a WSO and want to build credibility.
    2) They have way to much time on their hands.

    Heck, or maybe i'm just slow...
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

      Here is my take on the Post Count issue.
      When i see someone with a post count in the hundreds generated in only a month or two, and mostly one liners.
      It tells me one of two things:
      1) They are gearing-up to launch a WSO and want to build credibility.
      2) They have way to much time on their hands.

      Heck, or maybe i'm just slow...
      You're just slow. You forgot...

      3) They want the signature exposure/backlinks.

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      • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
        Originally Posted by The Content King View Post

        I've also switched accounts a few times as I've changed my business name.
        Why would you not then request a name change from the help desk? You could have transferred over posts made in the past.
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    • Profile picture of the author WillR
      Originally Posted by salegurus View Post

      1) They are gearing-up to launch a WSO and want to build credibility.
      2) They have way to much time on their hands.
      1. I don't think one liners are going to build someone much credibility.
      2. I have added this line so my post is not a one-liner But I do agree it probably has more to do with how much time one has to spare, although I try not to hang out here too much.
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      • Profile picture of the author The Content King
        Originally Posted by WillR View Post

        1. I don't think one liners are going to build someone much credibility.
        2. I have added this line so my post is not a one-liner But I do agree it probably has more to do with how much time one has to spare, although I try not to hang out here too much.
        One thing I have learned: Don't subscribe to too many posts. You'll start reading your email and soon you'll be sucked in. When that happens I don't get any work done.

        Yes, I believe the WF should be enjoyed in moderation. But it's hard when people egg you on or when someone asks a question you know you can answer.

        Ok, back to work and no more WF for the day. Ok, for the hour.
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        • Profile picture of the author WillR
          Originally Posted by The Content King View Post

          One thing I have learned: Don't subscribe to too many posts. You'll start reading your email and soon you'll be sucked in. When that happens I don't get any work done.
          I agree with this one. I try not to subscribe to any threads apart from the odd one I really want to keep a track of. Usually if I'm interested in a thread I will end up posting my opinion in that thread anyway so whenever I return to the forum I can see any of those threads I have posted on when/if they land on the first couple of pages again.
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