Since I joined Bukisa and have been lucky enough to have a couple of people sign up as a result, I found that Bukisa does one more thing that eHow doesn’t do. Wait let me see if I can phrase this without sounding extremely self-centered.
eHow has a great online community. The forums are extremely helpful and I’ve learned much from my fellow eHow writers. They are a supportive and knowledgeable group of people. They also provide much needed humor when a pick me up is needed.
Their support usually comes in the form of reviewing and rating articles, giving tips and when needed some hand holding via the eHow forum.
Bukisa Support System
Bukisa is very new and so far hasn’t set up a forum. Therefore, in order to support your fellow Bukisa writers, the best you can do is rate their articles, leave comments and give them the page view boost that they need.
Here’s How Helping Your Network Helps You
I make it a habit to visit the profiles and articles of folks in my network. I review and rate the articles and I also take notice if the page views seem to be suffering a bit. I then look to see if the articles have been submitted to some of the social networking sites such as Reddit, Digg and Mixx (those are my first line of social networking defense). If not, I submit the articles for them.
While it may not make a huge difference as far as receiving additional traffic, it does give the article an immediate boost in traffic. Just enough of a boost to make a difference to their financial bottom line and give them the shot in the arm they needed to continue writing.
By helping people in my network earn money, I help myself. It’s the trickle down and then trickle back up theory.