How to Persuade Someone to Write on wikiHow

Your friend is an expert at something and has great writing skills, is good at explaining things in an orderly manner and is also satisfied when helping others in any way. But even so, they're not familiar with WikiHow, but you want them to join in. So, how do you get them to share their knowledge on wikiHow? Here are some suggestions!

Steps

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    Explain to your friend that it's easy to get started. Your friend might be fed up with creating new accounts for each website where you have to remember your username and password and handling them altogether is a headache. So, you must let him/her know that registration is not required, and creating an account is both easy and free of charge. you can just simple log in through your Google or Facebook account.
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    Show them that wikiHow is a lot of fun and they can just be themselves and can express their ideas. Let them know that the people here are very welcoming and ensure that you feel welcomed. It's easy to make friends.
    • Ten minutes of time can greatly improve the quality of an article. Wikihow decreases your effort in adding backbone to the articles like, adding bullets for each point you write, dividing the topic into parts/methods, etc.
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    Let them know how wikiHow benefits others. Popular articles are read by thousands of people in just a few hours. Your friend can also get a chance to get famous the more he/she keeps on benefiting others through their contributions.
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    Compliment your friends on their achievements especially when they've done some task for the first time in WikiHow, whether its writing a first-time article or first time in patrolling and other editing stuff. Express how others could benefit from their knowledge and how people are waiting for their questions and doubts to be answered which can be fulfilled by him/her..
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    Send them a link from an interesting Requested Topic. Or, suggest a topic. This can help your friend start with something once entering the WikiHow community.
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    Inform them that wikiHow skills can be used to increase confidence and advance a career, not just in WikiHow but also in any other field, therefore helping them to be fluent in communicating their ideas through writing. Your friend could even become famous via wikiHow! Who knows, they might also get promoted here due to their full-time contributions. Therefore your friend can realize how capable they are to achieve something great.

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