There are some sites that have monetized their answer section. It would be interesting if Hubpages tried to do the same thing.
I think the way they could do it would be to section off the answers into seperate mini-hubs and then allow hubbers the ability to control all their answers from their profile.
In this way they can expand on them. Have a certain word count standard for an answer and also a voting process.
The one advantage is that the answers wouldn't have to look perfectly formatted and the expectation wouldn't be there from an audidence that read them for them to be totally professional.
A lot of the answer section is already quite vacuous, and monetizing that area would be like detonating a sewage plant.
If you want to monetize the answer section, you should write Hubs in response to questions instead of short answers, which is what that feature was intended to encourage in the first place.
I like this idea. Some of the answers are exceptional. I have seen technical questions answered with such precise verbiage that I have sat back in awe.
If I might suggest, perhaps the monetizing could be only on certain topics or categories? Or perhaps by vote. Some sights let us vote up the answer or the comment.
They shouldn't monetize the question and answer section. Some people already ask too many questions as it is. The questions and answers are meant to help inspire hubs. Use the infomation from this section to create high quality hubs and make money that way.
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