Introducing ASK: Our Crowdsourcing Q&A Website

Updated: January 9, 2012

I receive a lot of email everyday… most of them are from you, my readers, who would ask me questions about business, investments and personal finance.

Every time I receive these letters, I feel privileged and honored that you consider my thoughts and opinion valuable. And I could not thank you enough for this trust.

However, while I try to answer all your questions as timely as possible… my personal schedule would sometimes get in the way, leaving some questions unanswered for a long time. A handful would even be so unfortunate and go to my spam folder, where it will have almost no chance of being read.

Moreover, as you may already know, I am not a professional nor a licensed financial adviser. And as much as I try to give you a well-informed answer, I know that my knowledge can still come short and limited.

This is why, for the past few months, I’ve been busy building a website which I hope, could become a new resource to learn about business, investments and personal finance for all of us.

The website is called ASK and it is crowdsourcing Q&A site for our community.

The site has been in beta testing since October 2011. And if you’ve been regularly reading this blog since, then you may have noticed the little banner that links to it just above the comment form of every post here.

But just in case you haven’t paid attention to it, then I hope you can take the time to visit it now. 🙂

During the pre-launch phase, the site has undergone a lot of testing and site programming. And I’d like to thank everyone who signed-up and participated during the initial stages of the site.

I tried my best to build a simple and user-intuitive interface and I hope you’ll enjoy being part of this community.

Everything you need to know on how to sign-up and use the site is provided in the FAQ section at the sidebar. Please take time to read them, specially the posting guidelines.

And if ever you find a bug, encounter an error, have a suggestion, or simply need help in registering for an account, then please don’t hesitate to use the contact form there so I can address your concern immediately. This email goes out not just to me, but also to the programmer who helped me build the site.

Moreover, I’ve already tested the site using mobile devices and I’m glad to say that everything works well in iOS and BlackBerry OS.

Unfortunately, Android OS devices will have a problem using the text area to add question details. This is a bug which we’re still trying to fix. However, answering questions will present no problems when using Android OS devices. 🙂

Why do you need to sign-up and join the ASK Community?
Because you’ll get valuable insights to your questions from other people who may have better knowledge than me.

I know some of the members there are actually stock market enthusiasts, insurance experts, experienced business owners and licensed financial consultants. And I’m planning to invite more experts to join the discussions there… wouldn’t you want to get your answers from these people? I know I do!

And of course, at the most basic level… learning is always better when the experience is shared with other like-minded individuals. So come and join us there today! 😀

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