I am a regular contributor to UK Business Forums, and quite often respond to queries, mostly to people who are having problems with their Sage software or bookkeeping, and then move on and forget about it.
I was really surprised and pleased this weekend to get a thank you message for a post I wrote in 2009, answering a query about the difference between using Sage batch invoicing options or creating order, invoices and purchase orders in Sage. The reply I made came up in a Google search 3 years later, in May 2012, and my advice has now helped another Sage user.
I have had direct queries for work as a result of the contributions I have made to the forums on this site before, the answers given seem to rank high in Google searches, meaning you get noticed, and with good contact details in your signature line you can benefit from the advice directly.
So, is there a subject you know a lot about? Find a suitable forum and see if you can help people too – you never know when you may benefit in the future. And remember, if you have a question too, you might just find the help you need.
You can see the thread and the advice given by looking at the forum thread.