Ruby’s Tips for Newbies: How Getting Active Can Help You Earn Money and Friends

Friends are important on any writing site. Often they are the first people who will read your posts, so on a lot of social blogging sites, people will try to get as many friends as possible before they start posting. They want their hard work to pay off, so they won’t post at all until they feel they have enough friends on the site to make it worth their while.

You should know that the earning program is very different here on BlogBourne, so you don’t need to have a lot of friends when you are first starting out. You will get paid 50 coins for each post you publish, regardless of how many friends you have or how many people view the post. So it pays to start posting as soon as you have something of substance to write about. Don’t wait! In fact, sharing your BlogBourne posts with your friends on social media will probably get them interested in joining too, and they’ll want to send you friend requests when they arrive.

So don’t sit back and set out dozens of friend requests when you first arrive at BlogBourne. As a newbie, you are far better off to start participating in the activity on the site. That could mean posting, but there are lots of other ways to get active in the community. And before you know it, you’ll have a bunch of friends without having to think much about it!

Here are some ways that you can get active on BlogBourne. These are things that will get you in the spirit of writing in a new social blogging community, but they will also help get you noticed. And yes, they will help you gain more friends.

Set Up Your Profile

When you first join BlogBourne, take the time to set up your profile. That will mean uploading a profile pic and a cover image, and also choosing a tagline that will display over your cover image. You don’t have to make a fuss over it, but do take the time to get it done. If you have chosen a username that writing friends will recognize from other sites, you might consider using a familiar profile pic too. Remember, it can be a picture of a flower or an animal, or some kind of cartoon. If you’re camera-shy or trying to protect your privacy, you can still have a profile pic!


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Getting involved is the key to friendship and earning on BlogBourne
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Write an Introduction

Take a few minutes to write an introduction, whether that’s a quick hello in the Member Introduction area of the forum or a 200-word post. An introduction not only announces your presence here on BlogBourne but also tells your fellow writers a little something about you. Posting or writing a forum intro also shows your intention to be an active member of the site.

Take Time to Interact

The best way to make friends is to be active on the site. At BlogBourne, you can do this by viewing and commenting posts that are linked on the front page of the site. You can also visit the forum, and join one of the discussions there. (If you’re having trouble finding the front page, just click the word “BlogBourne” in the menu at the left of your screen.)

When you participate in discussions, it gets the attention of other members who will want to add you to their friends lists. They can see this when they meet you in a forum or read your comments on a post. But your activity also shows up in the Public Log and on your profile page. Show people that you’re here to interact, and they’ll be more likely to want you for a friend. The bonus is that you earn for many of these activities! Check the Earning Table and your History page to see how your site activity can jump-start your earning on BlogBourne.

Share Your Posts – and Other Writers’ Posts Too!

On BlogBourne, you get paid to share posts. You can share your own posts, of course. But you will also get paid to share the posts of other members. You can share on several networks like Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. And you can earn for sharing, up to 20 times each day.

Sharing posts is a very cool way to earn on BlogBourne because it creates a passive revenue stream. Once you share a link on your social networks, you will also get paid for every visitor who comes to the site through that link. There is no limit for the number of visitor referrals, so choose quality content that you think people in your social networks will want to read, and watch your Profile or History page to see how many visitors you’ve referred!

Look for Writers you Already Know

If you visit the Members page, you can see all the members of BlogBourne. Since many of us are writers who have met on other social blogging sites, the chances are pretty good you’ll find people there that you already know. And of course, you can invite writing friends to join BlogBourne too! Go to your Wallet to find the referral link that allows you to get a bonus for getting a friend to join the site. The bonus is 50 coins, so it’s well worth the effort!

Not a member yet? Are you ready to take the plunge? Come join BlogBourne and see what sets it apart from other writing sites!

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  1. Tirso Bangod

    Thanks for the tips, I just joined few minutes ago and still trying to figure out how to be active here although I remember few of my previous blog/forum sites before, looks the same on some aspects. By the way any info about the point system? I mean how much coins we need to accumulate to get a 10 dollars fund?

    1. Kyla Matton Osborne Post author

      Greetings @long123! By commenting on this post you are taking the first step toward being an active member of BlogBourne. Good for you! I’ve accepted your friend request and I’m sure that by continuing to interact, you’ll rediscover many old friends from other writing sites 🙂

    2. Kyla Matton Osborne Post author

      Tirso, I published a post that better explains the payment model. Please let me know if that answers your questions.

    1. Kyla Matton Osborne Post author

      Most definitely, Brenda! I know a lot of people wait to post because they think they need to have more friends, but commenting on posts and being active in the forum will help on any writing site. And on BlogBourne, writers earn for posts right away. There’s no need to worry how many people will see those first few posts!

    1. Kyla Matton Osborne Post author

      I’m glad you’re enjoying your BlogBourne experience, Marie! And don’t worry about your writing skill. There are lots of opportunities for us to improve our writing on sites like this, especially because we share what we learn about things like SEO and social media. Today, it’s more important to write passionately about a topic that interests you and to know a few simple tips for SEO, than it is to be an outstanding writer.

      Of course, grammar matters to some extent. Especially if it interferes with readability. But otherwise, just learn the tricks for choosing a topic and staying on track, and your posts should do very well 🙂

  2. JoDee Stout

    I’ve learned that interacting with people on their posts as well as your own posts is fun too. Also when you comment back to some one who may have commented on your post, it acknowledges that the took time to read and comment on your post.

    1. Kyla Matton Osborne Post author

      I’m glad you mentioned replying to comments on our posts, JoDee. It does make people feel their input is appreciated, and it may encourage someone to write more if they can see someone is interested in what they have to say!

  3. Marie Edgerly

    Thank you Kyla and I so agree with you JoDee. There is actually a couple of things I am passionate about and plan on writing about on here. I hope others will enjoy them and hope in some way help them as well.

    1. Kyla Matton Osborne Post author

      The very best articles are always the ones that balance passion with being informative. Can’t wait to read your posts, Marie!

    1. Kyla Matton Osborne Post author

      I’m glad I could help, Donna. It’s good to see so many folks I haven’t seen writing in a while. I hope we’ll all find success here on BlogBourne 🙂

    1. Kyla Matton Osborne Post author

      Well, I’d prefer to say this is a revenue-sharing website that features user-generated content! But I’m glad if folks find the information helpful, one way or another 🙂

    1. Kyla Matton Osborne Post author

      That’s exactly my aim: to help others get settled in on BlogBourne so they can start earning and enjoying the experience 🙂

    1. Kyla Matton Osborne Post author

      It’s fun seeing all these folks come along whom I haven’t seen in a long while! I’m glad we’ew all coming together again, and hopefully this will be the writing site that will last.

    1. Kyla Matton Osborne Post author

      That’s the beauty of sites like BlogBourne, isn’t it? We all share what we can, and it enriches everyone 🙂

  4. Nona

    So true. So many times people think that coming in, dropping a post and doing little else is going to earn them something for nothing. But no place can thrive that way, most less get your posts noticed and visited which is what you really want in the end anyway.

    I struggle with being as active as I know I need to be.

    1. Kyla Matton Osborne Post author

      There are sites that do thrive more on content from writers than on interaction, but they also tend to have others who can interact with readers. It’s less of a social community than a site like BlogBourne. Here, we need to balance content and interaction.

    1. Kyla Matton Osborne Post author

      I can see that! Posting quality content and interacting is helpful to the site, and I’m sure it will earn you many friends 🙂

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