Last week I got a question asking me about how to become an authority online and since there are so many methods I will mention the best one of them even though this also might be the slowest one. Remember that making money online is a slow trade and Rome wasn’t built in one day.
The best method by far is to go where your audience is.
Choose a forum where you easily can distinguish yourself from all other members by simply helping them with their questions. Usually you want to find one where there are few authority’s already. A newly started forum can be a great idea because then you can begin answering the most simplest questions. The problem is that the forum might become a failure and without visitors your work will be useless in all aspects.
You should try to build an archive with your answers. When someone in the future asks the same question you will simply refer them to you old answer and by time other members will do so as well.
When it comes to traffic you should not use forums to build backlinks but rather use a signature and try to embed relevant links to blog posts in your forum answers. Do not just leave a link but try to answer the question and end your comment with “more info can be found in this blog post”.
By time people will not only link back to your answers but also remember your nickname and mention your blog when their friends are looking for help in the specific niche, so make sure your blog contains high quality content.