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Make Extra Money with WebAnswers

Updated on October 31, 2012
Make Money From Home Simply and Easily
Make Money From Home Simply and Easily

It's so Simple, and So Much Fun!!

For those of you who are looking to earn extra money online, without having to sell anything or without having to write an endless amount of articles, or participate in long surveys, I would like to draw your attention to a website that I just recently stumbled across.

This website is called WebAnswers, and here you are paid to ask questions and supply other users the answers to their questions. I only recently joined this website, and although I haven’t gotten rich, I can assure you that I have earned money already with this website. So how does it work?

I am not going to confuse you with all the ends and out of the process (in fact, if I tried explaining it, I would probably confuse myself). Basically, WebAnswers works with Google’s Adsense. Every time you post a question, or answer someone else’s question, WebAnswers will place Google Ads on that page. You then begin to earn a percentage of the revenue generated from those ads.

There are thousands of questions already posted to the site that you can answer. Or if you have a question of your own, you can ask it. It is very simple, slightly addicting, and lots of fun.

Now, the WebAnswers website states “Once an answer you have posted is selected as the best answer for the question, you will earn a percentage of the revenue generated by that question from Google AdSense.” But this isn’t quite true. You earn off of ALL questions and ALL answers you ask, at least to some extent.

Let me explain: When you ask a question, you and whoever answers that question (and there can be many answers) go into a rotation to take turns earning off the ads on that page. Now, you as the author of the question will come back once you have received a handful of answers, and decided which answer best fits with your question. You then “award” that answer. When you do this, you and all others that have answered will no longer receive earnings, the rotation stops, and the only person that continues to earn is the one with the awarded answer. For the next year, that author is the only one who can earn from that question.

When you answer a question, you, the author of the question, and all others who answer will earn from those ads. It goes into a rotation, just like it does with the questions that you ask. When the user who has asked the question, awards your answer then you alone will earn off those ads for the next year. If your answer is not the chosen answer, then you will no longer receive earnings from that page. If the author of the question does not come back to award an answer, then everyone continues to earn off the income generated by that page.

And this is where it gets a little sticky. When you ask the people who use WebAnswers which better, Awarded Answers or questions that never award anyone, most of the time these users will tell you, that you will earn more off of questions that remain “open”. But not every user will tell you that. Some swear their best earnings come from their awarded answers. Personally, I haven’t noticed that my awarded answers do better than answers I have given on “open” questions. I think it has more to do with the categories that you write to. Obviously the medical and legal categories tend to draw in more earnings, but I don’t really write to either of these, so maybe that’s why I don’t see a tremendous difference.

In my short time with WebAnswers, I have had a lot of fun just answering other user’s questions. Some that I have answered where very serious questions regarding a pet’s health, parenting advice, questions about making money, and things of that nature. Other questions I answered where more for fun than anything else and these where questions like solving a riddle, a good name for a new pet, and the kinds of questions where the author thinks of something and you have to guess it.

What I find most exciting though is that I have enjoyed WebAnswers just in my spare time, and have had fun with it, and in return I see a large amount of growth in my Google Adsense earnings. For me, as a single mom of two, I really like that something I consider fun and can do whenever I have the time (I can answer even from my Iphone while sitting at the doctor’s with my children), knowing that I am creating residual income from this, makes it that much more exciting to me, because I know that I am securing a better future for my kids.

If you are looking for a way to make some extra money from home, I would highly recommend checking out this site. It will NOT make you rich, but if you spend a hour or two a day having fun with it, it is very possible to add some extra cash into your monthly household finances. How much you will earn just depends on your effort and the amount of time that you can invest into it, how informative your answers are, and what topics you answer the most.

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      Stanley Soman 4 years ago from New York

      Yep joining as well, hope it works out

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      Michelle Booth 4 years ago from UK

      Joining now - thank you!

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      Heather Edgens 4 years ago from Georgetown, Delaware

      I'm glad I could help you guys out... I will see you guys there! :-)

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      Ann810 4 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Heather great article, I got extra tips from reading this and I'm already a member of WebAnswers. Thanks so much.

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      Richard Wayne Bobholz 4 years ago from Durham, North Carolina

      I write for the legal section of WebAnswers and I kind of gave up thinking that only those who were picked as the best answer got earnings. Thanks for clearing that up. You'll see me start getting very active on there again!