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Webanswers has shut down and is no longer on the Internet. Sad to say, but true. R.I.P Webanswers and thanks for the easy cash.
Last winter when the lawns were dormant, I found the opportunity of making money writing for content mills. That's sort of slang for broker sites, which help you sell content pieces for clients through their sites. The two sites I ended up working for are Textbroker and Hirewriter. Anyway, while studying different varying topics and trying to put together an informed piece of content, I ran across a site called Webanswers. When asking a question, which I do often when writing these content pieces, along came this question and answer forum. That was the introduction to a great relationship I have to this day, and I thought I'd share this place with you.
Making money writing on-line is the popular topic buzzing around many people's heads. As you search and seek the perfect site for you to write for and have the freedom and fun you desire, you find all kinds of dead end roads. If they aren't dead ends, sometimes they trail off into a dirt road, and then faint tire tracks in the brush. Well, take heart and keep writing, there are some quality sites out there for you to write on. While you are finding these sites though, maybe you'd like to join a site where you can just relax and answer some questions. And, just maybe if you are dedicated enough to keep answering questions everyday, you can make a decent amount of money. Sound good, well keep reading.
I was new to this whole on-line game when I first ran across Webanswers, and I thought: the people who were answering the questions were some sort of expert administration people who probably live in a big house and have all kinds of free time to go on vacations. Silly, but not far from the truth of what I thought. After I became a bit more comfortable with the whole game of writing on-line, I looked into Webanswers more closely and found out I could join. Hmmm, me join, yeah -- and probably answer questions for free right? Well, no, I could get paid too, but I had to have this Google Adsense thing.
The dreaded Adsense thing, I thought. This was the reason I went to Squidoo instead of Hubpages (mistake, now I'm at Hubpages). So, I went away to seek the easier way, thinking I would never get this Adsense thing going. I mean Adsense seemed like an elusive par game at golf, something other successful people had. I kept learning and writing for all the wrong sites, and then I finally got the courage to look into this Adsense thing. I scoured all the info I could about it and figured out I could give it a try. What I decided to do was get approved for Adsense through a Blogger Blog. After about 19 posts of original content over 400 words each I applied and was approved within a day, a small victory in the war.
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Webanswers is a great site in my opinion. Answering and asking questions there is fun and you can even put back-links in your answers to your blogs and hubs. The site is quality and looks nice, and gives you a great looking profile page, where you can put your website at too.
There are a few ways to make money at Webanswers. The best way, is to answer a question and get rewarded the best answer, this means you will receive all the Adsense clicks on that question page. Some questions can get thousands of views over time. The second way, is to answer a question that doesn't receive an awarded answer at all, this means you will share the Adsense clicks with everyone who answers the question. The other ways are by getting referrals and asking questions.
Getting a referral can give you 10% of their earnings when they get a pay out from Google Adsense. So, even though it may take the average person a few months to get to the $100 payment thresh hold for a payment through Adsense, once they do, you will get $10. This could be a very good long term strategy there, it would take you referring someone who followed through and embraced the answering question thing. Now, asking a question does earn you some money, but the amount is undisclosed and likely not very much, yet still nice to get.
As you answer questions, you start to move up the ladder of designation. At first your little profile picture, which is attached to every answer and question you add, says beginner. Then you move up to contributor, then authority, then professor, then expert, and then finally brain. This is fun and makes you feel like you are moving up in the ranks. Leaving thoughtful and informed answers, which are a few paragraphs, is the best way to answer and be successful. Some people's answers are like a blog post.
Some of the top brains there have around 20,000 answers! They have thousands of rewarded answers to their credit! I mean, think about the views they must get from all those questions that are being asked every day across the world on the web. Looking at the site stats on ThatWeb.com, I see that the site gets about 20,000 visitors everyday and about 70,000 views. They are ranked 18,000 in the world and 8,000 in the US. That isn't too bad really, and they do show up in a search, as that is how I found them over and over.
As of now, I have 305 answers to my credit and I add to this everyday. I slacked off for a bit, but have now gotten in a routine of answering about 4 questions a day everyday. The discipline has been paying off in more views and more money in my Adsense account. I have earned about $65 from Webanswers from that many answers and questions in a few months time. Really, that's not too bad, and even if you stop answering for awhile, the views will keep coming as long as that question is still being asked and viewed. So think about how much that person is making who has 20,000. Estimating the views she gets at a low 15,000 a day and then estimating about $3 per thousand views, that's $450/month! Not enough to retire, but a solid amount earned by simply answering questions.
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