https://www.reddit.com/wiki/reddiquette submitted by /u/martey [link] [comments]
Violating the rules of this subreddit will cause your post/comment will be removed and you will be banned permanently. This is your only warning! If you are unsure about whether a potential post or comment is suitable, contact the moderators for guidance.
Just because your question involves freelancing does not mean that it is the best subreddit for it. Consider posting your question to a more specific freelancing subreddit:
- /r/DigitalNomad – working while living in another country
- /r/forhire – for hiring or soliciting work
- /r/freelanceUK – United Kingdom-specific freelancing questions
- /r/freelanceWriters – writing-specific freelancing questions
- /r/UpWork – questions and comments about UpWork
Depending on your question, one of these other subreddits might be more appropriate:
OK, here’s the deal. We understand that for many of us, entrepreneurship and digital nomad are concepts that go hand in hand. Many of us here are working towards booting up great products, and some working towards products that cater directly to the DN community.
But, this sub is not a community full of potential people to market to with your posts.
Your product may be great, brilliant, and what every DN needs but never knew it, but if that’s true then it’ll be talked about by the community once it’s known – through other channels. In this sub, we frequently get spam and does the entire community a disservice. Users get annoyed, the community starts to weaken, the moderators get overly aggressive, posts that should be OK end up automatically in the spam filter. These things are not good for anyone.
Here’s some No No’s:
Absolutely no surveys. Surveys will be removed without mercy.
No requests for interviews, or people to talk to on your blog/book/podcast/etc.
Anything about illegal activities. You’ll be awarded a ban, and maybe then some.
No asking for “please review/try my…”. There are many other subs for just that.
Looking for Work type posts. This isn’t the place, I’m sorry.
Fund my kickstarter! Nope. Not even for your “friend”.
Any “opportunity” to become a partner / investor. We can’t tell this from a scam, so it’ll be treated like a scam.
No direct links to products using an affiliate ID. If you’re caught, you’ll be punished.
Here’s some highly discouraged things:
A link to your blog/site/etc, and it even remotely appears to put marketing / brand building / advertising over content. Content first, always.
A link to content that isn’t useful, novel, or just flat out clickbait.
Any site that’s principal purpose is to collect emails for a mailing list.
Job postings without naming the hiring company and an idea how compensation is handled
Top X lists without detailed reviews for each item. Especially lists of places or products or are full of affiliate links.
A link to a list of products that appears to be really just a list of links with affiliate id’s
Posting to software/apps/web sites/etc, with “PM me for access”. If it’s not public, it’s not welcome.
Posting software/apps/etc that aren’t complete and ready to use. This isn’t an user interest collection sub.
When in doubt, message the moderators first.
Have a product you want to inform us about? Buy an ad on reddit to target this (and other) related subs. You’ll get the exposure you want, without the community backlash. It’s good for reddit as a whole too!
Want to talk about a product or service that’s not yours, but you really like? Try linking to a third party, impartial review from a known trusted source. If you wrote it, avoid affiliate links in the article and be sure to mention any relevant disclosures if you are involved with creating the product or marketing it.
Want to link to your site about your experience with something? Great! We encourage that, but focus on the content not how many visitors might join your mailing list. If you truly were writing content for the greater good, put it on medium.com.
Instead of a Top 10 list, which has just a picture and some basic stats: Write a detailed comparison of just two places. With real meaty content, data and stories.
Have a coupon for a product? Actually, that might be good. But unless it’s a high ticket item like a car or laptop, 5% off won’t cut it. The coupon must have more value to the community than for the person that posted it.
- The moderation team