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My Experience with ChaCha: What not to do!

Updated on April 11, 2012

Now I'm not writing this to bash ChaCha. They are a great service and a great place to make some extra cash. I am writing this to inform you on what not to do once you have become a ChaCha vetter. I recently became a vetter at ChaCha and now they have deactivated my account in a matter of one month. ChaCha, in my opinion, wrongfully accused me of giving fraudulent answers when all I was doing was giving the answers that they provided. I had made over $100 in my first three weeks and was doing great. Then all of a sudden, without warning, they canceled my account. I was pretty upset about this. So here are some helpful tips on how to make sure that they don't wrongfully accuse you of the same thing. But before you can use these tips you have to actually become a vetter, and here's how.

How to Become a Vetter

First thing you need to do is go to the ChaCha website (http://becomeaguide.chacha.com). From there you click on the Get Started! button which takes you to a new page where they ask you for your basic information and verify that you are qualified to become a guide. They also ask you when you would be working. Once you are done filling out that information you watch a video about being a guide. Next you fill out the W9 form which will ask for your social security number so if you are not comfortable with that then you shouldn't become a vetter. And don't worry, ChaCha is a legitimate site, it is not a scam. When you finally finish filling out all the forms you are finished, sort of. ChaCha is going to test you to make sure that you are able to answer questions for them. You will first have to take a short, timed quiz and if you do well enough you will move on. You then are required to watch about 5 videos on what being a vetter is like and how to do the job. Once you finish those videos they will test you on being a vetter where you will be in a real situation. You will vet about 20 questions and then they will determine if you are right for ChaCha. You will receive an email within a few days on whether or not they want you. Unfortunately, if they decline your application you will never be allowed to apply again. It's a one time deal. If they say they want you, then you are finally able to begin vetting for real cash! I will warn you however, you will only get $0.01 for each answer you give so it will take you quite some time to make a decent amount of money. You will also need to set up a payment method which there are 2 to choose from. (If you would like more information on this please comment and ask)

Helpful Tips to Ensure Success

Here are a few tips on how to be a successful vetter and rack in the cash.

  1. Read each question carefully! Do not skim the question and pick out the key words to find the answer! The more attention you pay to what the customer is asking, the better the answer that you give them will be.
  2. Read each answer that is given to you carefully! Make sure you are not giving something that they were not interested in. Make sure the answer gives them the best information available to you.
  3. Take advantage of the contests that are offered to you! Doing this multiplies the amount you make by a good bit. Most contests you need to answer at least 400 questions and then they give you a share of the money that the contest was for. I have gotten shares that have been as little as $0.33 and as large as $6.00!! There are also guaranteed amounts that are offered sometimes. These are usually only about $1.00.
  4. Answer questions whenever you are bored. Even if you only answer about 25 questions in one sitting you are making money where you normally wouldn't. If you do that multiple times a day it really does add up!
  5. Take the time to read up on the articles that are given to you on the site. Reading these can help you come up with answers faster and make it easier to make more money!
  6. Try to stay away from writing your own answers. Even though a lot of the answers they provide are crap, you generally are able to find an answer that mostly fits the question.
  7. Be professional! Even though you are not an official employee you still need to act as if it was your job. This should keep you from making stupid mistakes and end up getting your account deactivated.

What NOT To Do

  • DO NOT look up answers on Google! Even though you are probably going to be able to answer the question correctly if you just type it into Google, ChaCha frowns on this and is most likely going to cancel your account.
  • DO NOT be rude to anyone even if they are rude to you! Refrain from using foul language and getting angry. Even if they are cursing, you shouldn't. Simply give them one of the suggested answers which usually, in those cases, apologize.
  • DO NOT pick any answer that comes up! You need to actually read the question and pick the answer that best fits. ChaCha reviews your answers so be careful!
  • DO NOT go too fast! Even if you are giving correct answers ChaCha sometimes think you are randomly choosing.

If you don't do those things you should be successful as a vetter! So get on there and start racking in the cash! And don't worry if they cancel your account. If you contact them you will be paid eventually.

Now I have been hearing some pretty awful things about ChaCha lately. People are very upset with the vetters' answers and they are losing business. So please if you do become a vetter, do your best to answer their questions so that they have a better experience.

I recently suggested ChaCha to my friend and she is now a Vetter and loving it. She says it is very entertaining to read all of the crazy questions people send in. It is not only a great way of making money, but it is a fun way to spend your spare time. Have fun!

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      David H3yo 4 years ago

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      Kimberly Vaughn 4 years ago from Midwest

      Interesting hub! I looked at Cha Cha for a couple minutes a few weeks ago and considered being a Vetter but I didn't think I would be able to answer very many questions without going to google. It makes me wonder why people are going to Cha Cha rather than just googling the answer.

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      Kameko Jackson 5 years ago

      PlOng you can use my e-mail as a referral e-mail address. msbttrfly@excite.com

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      plOng 5 years ago

      where can i get a ChaCha Guide Referral Email Address??

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      Cheryl 5 years ago

      My account from ChaCha was deactivated for no reason!!!!

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      sierranicole24 5 years ago from Huntington, Wv

      That is a great point! Yes a lot of the questions you get are quite ridiculous and unreadable. There is a plus side to this as a vetter though. They are extremely easy to answer! A lot of the answers that are given to you in those situations are "could you please rephrase your question." You make money faster on those questions because you can answer them in less than ten seconds!

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      LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

      I wound up with a computer meltdown from ChaCha. ChaCha is one of the biggest waste of time there is. Answering questions such as #@@@UII##$$ksoek is ridiculous. Most of the questions are nothing short of being obscene.