Build Relationships to Increase Your Credibility
Relationship building is a powerful strategy. It’s a system of collaboration, support, and engagement among individuals as well as groups with a common interest. Whether it’s a niche, a hobby, or merely something that caught your eye – relationship building can help you and it’s never been easier than on My.EzineArticles.com.
Like any relationship building strategy, offline or online, networking is about social engagement and discussion. The Discussions section of your Networking tab can easily help you foster and maintain relationships with fellow Expert Authors in your Network. In turn, these relationships will help you stay motivated, target your article writing goals, enhance your credibility, and build exposure to your platform.
Don’t know what to discuss? No worries. We’ll give you a topic! Use any or all of these discussion points to increase transparency, leverage your credibility, and build exposure:
- Articles: Post links to your most recently published articles or relevant older articles to increase exposure and traffic. Pose a question or add a hook to spark a discussion to make your article even more memorable.
- Badges: Be proud of achievements and awards you’ve earned and share them by selecting Discuss on your recently earned Badges.
- Professional Photos: Add Professional Photos to your Profile page and select Discuss to share them with members of your niche as well as on your Public EzineArticles Profile page to increase trust.
- Collaborate: Start up a conversation noting new industry trends, ask a question, pose an obstacle you’ve encountered and solicit recommendations, etc. Don’t forget to comment on other Expert Author’s posts. Reciprocation is the key to relationship building and engagement, as well as maintaining your connections.
To start a discussion, log into your My.EzineArticles.com account. For Professional Photos and/or Badges, you can share these items by hovering over the item or clicking the item, and then selecting the blue “Discuss” button.
To share a text-based message on your Discussions wall:
- Select the “Networking” tab which will automatically open to your Discussions page.*
- Click into the “Start a discussion…” field and type a message.
- Choose to share your message with Everyone in your network or add Friends and Groups.
- Select “Post” and you’re done!
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You can easily manage Discussions that appear on your wall:
- To show posts by group, select the “Filter by” dropdown menu and select a group.
- To edit/delete one of your own posts, just click on the arrow in the upper-right corner of the post and select edit/delete.
Begin relationship building today with Discussions in your My.EzineArticles.com Networking tab. With all the tools right at your fingertips, collaboration and engagement are just a few clicks away!