Earning Even MORE With WebAnswers
I admit, I haven’t really been thrilled with my Hubpages earnings. But then again, when I look to write on Hubpages, I want to write about topics that interest me. I look to writing those items as my “me” time and my writing as a catharsis for my daily stresses. In the end, I am not really surprised then, that my earnings are not super high. When I look at the top earners and what they have to do, I am just not willing to put in the amount of effort or tackle subjects I have no interest in. I prefer keep Hubpages as my blogging space.
I was however pleasantly surprised when I decided to give WebAnswers.com a try. I figure, what the heck, I already had a Google Ad Sense account set up from Hubpages so it was a worthy experiment. I have only been doing it for about two weeks now but it is also pretty fun because I am one of those odd people with a lot of random knowledge – finally a place to put those skills to use!! And, I can also select what I questions I will answer so if it does not interest me – fine – I can just skip it! And, as I am curious by nature, I finally have a place to ask all my oddball questions and get an answer – double win!! But here is the shocker, in my two short weeks on WebAnswers, I have already exceeded my meager almost non-existent earnings on Hubpages.
Here’s the down-low on how WebAnswers works in case others would like to give it a try as well. First you must create an account for yourself and agree to their policy – all pretty standard stuff. Right off the bat you cannot make any earnings as they need to have you prove your ability to give detailed, quality answers and learn the ropes. You must answer 50 questions before you can either connect your current Google Adsense account or apply for an Adsense account if you do not have one. Answering these 50 questions also allows someone with no prior experience a chance to build an audience to prove their value to Google Adsense. To pass the time quickly, I set a personal goal of answering 10 questions each day for 5 days. You do not have to write a book each time but your answers should be descriptive and thoughtful and accurate. Also, you will see the posted questions have a blue or green bubble with a number next to them. Green bubbles denote a question is still open and accepting answers, blue questions denote a question has been awarded to someone who has answered it and you can only comment. The number in the bubble is how many people have answered the question. If the bubble changes to RED – that means your answer has been selected as the awarded answer. When your answer is awarded, you win the royalties from the ads clicked for that question going forward. When you ask questions, you also get a percentage of the ads so ask questions as well and be sure to select the best answer when there is one.
Here’s a link if you would like go create an account now:
Bonus awards and Bot Questions – you will sometimes see that a question seems to be first asked quite some time ago and then no answer is ever awarded. These are often called “bot” questions. To keep the content fresh and flowing, a certain amount of questions from users that have since discontinued using their accounts are recycled by the WebAnswers team. You can usually pick up on a “bot” if the name is a word followed by 3 digits and the submitted many, many days ago. You can and should still answer “bot” questions as you will be rewarded for supplying good content with a certain amount of bonus awards. You will be able to tell if you have been given a bonus award if the number of awards if the total number of awards is greater than the number of awards showing up in your “awarded view”.
Good Luck and happy answering!!