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$5 After 11 Days Trying to Make Money on WebAnswers

Updated on June 9, 2012

I'm pleased at how much money I'm making on WebAnswers

I've already described my first 4 days on WebAnswers, and you may find that hub useful if you also join WebAnswers and feel confused during your first day or two - reading that hub may help you speed up the process of getting to the point where you are eligible to try and make money on WebAnswers.

I joined WebAnswers 11 days ago, and I've made $5 there so far, answering questions.

WebAnswers is a fun place. Being active on WebAnswers isn't going to make you a fortune, but it's nice to make money from hanging out at the place, instead of hanging out at FaceBook, or watching YouTube videos, or whatever you do in your spare time to relax, that doesn't earn you anything.

You can hang out at WebAnswers in your spare time, especially if you like helping people and answering questions, and can earn some extra income for your efforts.

I'm actually quite impressed with the $5 I've earned on WebAnswers since joining 11 days ago.

These earnings are inspiring me to try and find the time to spend more time on WebAnswers in an effort to earn a little more!

Comparison of WebAnswers and HubPages earnings - even though it's far too early for this comparison to really count for anything, I like comparisons and stats, so here they are:

11 days on WebAnswers: $5 - this is actually only 8 and a half days since I linked up my Adsense account only in the middle of day 3.

HubPages Ad Program earnings so far this month: $1.95

HubPages Adsense earnings so far this month: $0.03

So, will I leave HubPages?

Of course not! It's too early to see how earnings from WebAnswers will turn out for me in the long run, and even if WebAnswers did earn me more money than HubPages in the long run, I do try and remember that earning this extra income (from either site) is just a bonus on top of enjoying a site, it's community, and spending time being active on a site. It's extra income earned from doing things I like to do - helping others by answering questions, or by writing informative articles.

I wouldn't mind increasing my extra income or passive income a lot more, of course, so that I could spend even more time doing the things I like to do online (which would increase my extra income or passive income even further!) so if you have found this article helpful and you're thinking of also joining WebAnswers, I'd appreciate it if you used this link to visit and learn more about the site and about how it works. Thanks!

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    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      I'll have a look at that, thanks, hamdi123 - and welcome to HubPages!

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      hamdi123 

      6 years ago

      you should give helpfulbox a try

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      Gelbee 

      6 years ago

      Yeah, really....I have CRS something terrible! LOL

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Thanks for the feedback, Gelbee - sorry I couldn't be of more help - only had the one reply to my question so far - at least what has happened is a forewarning for others - keep your username in a safe place, and don't forget where!

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      Gelbee 

      6 years ago

      Yes, I have requested it now twice in the past week or so...but I also saw where someone was having the same problem and has had to start a new account several time's due to the failure of response....so that's probably what I'm going to have to do....:/ Thanks guy's..and good luck....

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @Gelbee - so far one answer which says go to the forgotten password tool - I'm trying to figure out where that is - but they said you would need to know your username and email address you signed up with - but I think this is for if you have forgotten your password, not your username - they also suggest you email their info email address - was that the email address you used when contacting them?

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Hi Gelbee - I've asked a question about this on WebAnswers just a few minutes ago - hopefully somebody gets back to me soon, and I can tell you what they say. If you don't mind, if this happens, and whatever they tell me works for you, please let me know as then I'd like to award the first person that gave me an answer that worked for you, with a "best answer" award.

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      Gelbee 

      6 years ago

      I've forgotten my username and cannot seem to get it e-mailed ot me? Any suggestion's?

    • Marble Sweets profile image

      Marble Sweets 

      6 years ago

      Yes, agreed, Teresa...I always have wondered "Gee, if those people are getting so rich on their websites, why do they need MY money?" Right you are...:)

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @ Nan - with 127 hubs you've made no money at all on HubPages? Something doesn't sound right there. I wish you better luck on WebAnswers. Thanks for the comment.

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      Nan Mynatt 

      6 years ago from Illinois

      I am going to check out Web Answers I write to keep up my skills. I have not made any money on hubpages, but I enjoy reading other's writing.

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @Marble Sweets - yep, (tongue-in-cheek) it's only those who advertise those get rich quick schemes that make money on the Internet - although it seems strange then, don't you think, that they have to keep advertising - if they were making that much money, they wouldn't need to be advertising for more people to join - they'd be out and about spending their fortune.

      Making money on the Internet is indeed possible, but it certainly takes hard work and dedication, and is not for everyone. Building good and true passive income is one of the best ways to make money online, but it can take even years of hard work before one is happy with the amount of passive income coming in each month. However, with passive income being so wonderful (earning every month for work that has already been done earlier) many people do attempt it, and if they stick to working at it, discover that their efforts were certainly rewarded.

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @billybuc - I hadn't heard of it either, and I'm quite surprised at that as some members of WebAnswers have been there a few years already, and have answered over 15 000 questions, a few even over 20 000 questions - but I saw a hub or two about it on HubPages and I went to check it out. I'm glad I did. I do know that there are still many people out there who want or need to earn some extra income and don't yet even know about HubPages, and all this makes me wonder just how many little (or large) communities of sites there are out there, that have some nice extra income earnings potential, that many of us have not yet discovered.

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @ nakmeister - no worries - you have not discouraged me - and thanks for the detailed comment. I am actually intending on being acttive on WebAnswers whenever I get a chance to, so hopefully that would be considered relatively active, and hopefully my earnings there won't drop off too much.

      I do agree that HubPages is wonderful for seeing income continue to come in even when one is not active on HubPages for a while

      - and it is for just that reason that I feel I have some time to be a little active on WebAnswers - while being active on WebAnswers, my earnings on HubPages are unlikely to drop off much. So being a member at both HubPages and WebAnswers seems perfect to me.

      On WebAnswers I saw others mentioning that if they did not remain quite active on WebAnswers because of having to be away from the site for a few days, their earnings did drop off quite a bit, but saw that they also said that when they returned to being active on the site, their earnings picked up again quite quickly.

      I think WebAnswers is a nice site to spend one's spare time at (even only the little spare time many of us have) if you enjoy answering questions and helping others, and earning a little for your trouble, but yes, for more "true" passive income goals, stick with HubPages.

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      Marble Sweets 

      6 years ago

      Teresa, you just summarized what it is truly like in an attempt to make money on the internet...you can spend days...literally...and wind up with just a few dollars in your pocket. The only people making money on the internet, as far as I can see, are the "GET RICH QUICK>>>>YOU TOO CAN MAKE $$72K in the next 15 minutes...HA"

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Interesting! I've never heard of it but you can bet I"ll check it out.

    • nakmeister profile image

      nakmeister 

      6 years ago from Lancaster, UK

      Glad you've made some money on Web Answers. It is quite good fun, and you can answer questions in a spare few minutes here or there, in contrast to hubpages where hubs generally take quite a lot longer in the planning and writing. I used Web Answers last year, I got about 25 awarded answers and at one point was earning $1.00 per day, compared to a couple of cents a day on Hubpages! However within a few weeks of stopping using Web Answers, my income tailed off to precisely zero. I still get about 30 page views a month on Adsense, but haven't had a click in a long, long time. I can only conclude that most of the earnings come from initial activity and page views, and also Web Answers uses a revenue sharing model heavily in favour of active participants.

      In contrast, after a 6 month absence from hubpages last year I returned to find that my pageviews and income had increased a lot. So hubpages is truly passive income, Web Answers appears to be more active income (if that makes any sense). I'm not telling you this to discourage you at all, just so you've got some perspective. Both sites are very useful earners, and if I had time I would still use both, but as I currently have time for only 1, I use hubpages as if I don't have time to go on for a couple of months, I know I'll still be earning throughout and when I come back.

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Thanks, Jlavaz3 - what you put in is what you get out, yes. Good effort is usually well rewarded.

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 

      6 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      Awesome to know you made some money. Gives me hope! Just goes to show that if you are willing to put time and effort into something you can succeed!

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