If you are new to Triond or thinking of joining, there are many things you need to know before you make that leap. You’ve already decided that you wish to be an online writer and get paid for it. Now you’ve found Triond and may be wondering if this writing site is right for you. Read on:
As I continue my own journey with Triond I am learning as I go. I will continue to share what I am learning so that anyone just joining (or planning to) may have a better understanding of what to expect at Triond. Please read the following tips and please be advised that I want you to be successful in your writing career; with this information your road to that end will be much smoother.
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Once you’ve joined Triond you may be a little overwhelmed by (what’s what) and what you should do first. The following steps have no particular order but should be completed before you go too far in your Triond career.
#1: Update your Profile page! At the top of your dashboard you will see a Welcome (user name you signed up with). Click your name to be taken to your profile page and get to work making it shine. Your profile page is often the first glimpse a reader receives about you; you do want to impress don’t you?? So add a photo (snowmen are not your friends), add a blurb about you, and generally get the feel of your profile page so that you can know how to keep it updated.
#2: Visit Triond’s Help Center! Once you are logged in to Triond you may find the Help Center tab at the bottom of your screen–scroll down and click it. View the page, click the green links to research further, read others questions, or ask your own if you need to. To know how you may build a successful online writing career it is important to do your homework–becoming familiar with what’s expected from you by Triond will help ensure your success.
#3: Visit the forums! But beware. While I have found copious bits of help within the forums, one’s first foray into the madness can be a little daunting. There is no moderation and at times it is difficult to get advice (especially when you are new). Don’t be shy, get in there and introduce yourself, read some topics and feel free to ask questions; but be aware of certain things the veteran Triond(ers) frown upon:
Spam–Do not share links to your articles. This is considered spam at Triond and will not earn you any points. Lots of people do it; and though I am suggesting you shouldn’t; you are ultimately going to do what you want but don’t say I didn’t warn you. If you want views of your brilliance, ask others to visit your (spiffy) profile page; giving them the choice to find out more about you.
Act a fool–Do not go into the forums asking silly questions that are easily answered if you just do your Triond homework. You may eventually receive an answer but may get a lot of grief beforehand.
Take offense–Do not take offense if you do get some teasing from the others. This process is a right of passage and if you ace the “test” you may make some great friends and learn much about how to succeed at Triond.
One more tip about the forum, newbies–it is not necessary to hang out there; some Triond writers prefer to stay far away from it. I’ve found that despite some of the silliness one can learn from reading the threads and once you’ve weeded out the stuff you don’t need you will find lots of great information for your success.
#4: Finally-make friends. This can be done through the forums or by exploring content and contributors (Explore button located on your dashboard). Read others, add them to your friends list and start communicating. It is important to build a network of friends and fans so that they may read you too–that is one of your goals, isn’t it? Be genuine in your quest to make friends and remember that respect is important–respect others and reap the rewards.
I have obviously not told you everything you need to know but the above will help you get started at Triond. I wish you great success with your online writing career. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions and be sure to check out these other great reads for more secrets for your success:
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Please note: Though this piece was written for those who just joined or are thinking of joining Triond, the title has been changed in the hopes of reaching a larger audience–Thank you irenen1 for the advice!