Last month I wrote a post explaining how you can get free content from your visitors by simply adding a contact form. Today I will continue to talk about this method and develop it so you can get free content ready to be published on your site without having to do a single thing.
It may sound to be good to be true, but it’s a really simple method and I’m a bit surprised that I can’t find any posts explaining how to do it.
In the post above I told you how to get your visitors to ask questions which you then could answer and publish on your site. It’s a great method to get suggestions on topics, but now I will explain how you can pass on the questions automatically and get the answers sent to you.
How this method works
- Add a simple contact form with modifications.
- Encourage your visitors to ask questions.
- Forward their questions to experts within your niche.
- Receive the answer of their question from the expert.
- Publish the question and the experts answer.
How to find experts within your niche
This is the tricky part in this process. You need to find a expert within your specific niche who are interested in answering your question and getting his answer published. Tricky, but not impossible.
I’ve been doing this for a while and the easiest method to find an expert within you niche is simply to search at Google for one.
“niche” + “contact us”
For an example, if you are building a niche site about swimming pools:
“swimming pool” + “contact us”
By doing this you will get directly to their contact page. The best method now is to mail them and ask them to work together with you. For every question they answer they will receive a link from your site.
How to forward questions automatically
Even though you will get free content it’s a bit boring and unnecessary to forward every mail manually and this is why we are automating the process.
- Download and activate Contact Form 7.
- Check checkbox for Use mail (2) in settings.
- Replace [your-email] under To with the experts mail.
- Replace [your-email] under From with your own mail. (<> intact)
Now the expert will receive a copy of every question through the contact form and when he replies the answer will be sent to your mail.
A simple method to receive free content for your niche sites.