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3 Places to Answer Questions for Money

Updated on March 22, 2012

Get Paid to Answer Questions

Popular Q & A sites like Yahoo Answers and are great places to share knowledge and find useful information, but the problem is that neither of these sites compensate members for answering questions.

Now there are dozens of places online where it's possible to answer questions for money. The concept is nothing new, but it has become very popular.

Some of the paid-to-answer sites use a Google Adsense revenue-sharing model to pay members for answering questions, while other sites even pay up front. Believe it or not, there are people making hundreds of dollars per month answering questions on sites like WebAnswers, but that is not the norm.

Either way, answering questions online for money can be a good way to increase your daily Adsense earnings.


WebAnswers is one of the more popular places to answer questions and increase daily Adsense earnings in return. I have experimented with the site myself and made some money, but I haven't put much time into it yet.

The one thing I have noticed is that the earnings seem to decrease when you stop using the site for a few days, so it's semi-passive income, not true passive income. If you actively answer dozens of questions on a daily basis, Adsense earnings do gradually increase. There are supposedly some people making over $500 per month from WebAnswers alone.

WebAnswers is a huge site where you can always find new questions to answer for money. You can also get paid to ask questions. The only downside is that you're unable to make money right after signing up. First, you must answer 50 questions and if your account is approved, you have the ability to add your Adsense publisher ID and earn money. The revenue sharing is currently a 60/40 split with 60% going to you and 40% going to WebAnswers.


Askables is a newer paid to answer site that currently shares Adsense revenue generated from published answers. The site used to have an up front pay per post platform for 'experts' and 'top experts', but this is no longer available, at least for the time being. You can still make money from their revenue-sharing option.

The revenue sharing on Askables is based on four different levels that pay out differently. All members start off as a contributor and earn 50% revenue sharing.

Here are the 4 different levels and rev share percentages:

  1. Contributor = 50%
  2. Helper = 60%
  3. Expert = 70%
  4. Top Expert = 80%

Your earnings on Askables are largely dependent on your activity on the site, so it's similar to WebAnswers; the earnings tend to decrease from site inactivity. Answering questions, asking questions and leaving comments on Askables earns points, which in turn, increases your level and your revenue share percentage as a result.

Askables allows you to paste your Adsense publisher ID into your account, or you can have the site pay you directly through your PayPal account instead. It will be worth it to wait and see if Askables brings back their up front article pay option. It was possible to earn $5 to $15 per accepted article. For now, the revenue sharing option does not pay as well as WebAnswers because the site gets much less traffic.

Weegy is a search engine that provides a unique way to answer questions for money. On, Internet users visit the site, ask a question and the site will automatically produce an answer already stored withing the site, however, many times the answer is not available, in which case it goes to an available Weegy 'expert'.

Anyone can become an 'expert' on Weegy and earn money. The pay per answered question is currently $.20, which isn't the greatest, but this is a pretty easy way to earn money. To receive incoming questions, you must be signed in and make sure the volume on your computer is turned up because you will hear a sound when an available answer comes through to you. You have 15 seconds to decide if you want to answer the question or not. If you pass on answering the question, it goes to the next available 'expert'.

The questions you receive on Weegy are based on the categories of expertise you choose when filling out your profile. To get the most questions, choose all of the categories when filling out your profile and provide the best answers possible. It is possible to earn a higher pay out if you consistently produce accurate, well written answers and become a Weegy Pro Expert.

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    • Swetankraj profile image

      Swetank Raj 5 years ago from India

      Loved your hub and yes helped me to visit and find more strange and unique websites for earning! Great voted up and shared socially..

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      Matt G. 5 years ago

      Thank you.

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      drsohel 4 years ago from Dhaka, BD

      I love webanswers site. Thanks for sharing. I'll keep an eye on other options.

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      Bradrick H. 4 years ago from Texas

      Nice hub sir. I actually used to be pretty active on Weegy, and made what I thought to be a decent amount of money when I first joined. However, I've slacked off on Weegy quite a bit since they've decreased the earnings on there. I'm not familiar with the two other sites you mentioned, but they seem worthy of looking into. Nice hub, voted up, and shared.

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      Matt G. 4 years ago

      Thank you. The only thing I don't like about the paid q and a sites is the income usually isn't passive. You have to be active to make money. If you stop using WebAnswers, your daily earnings will start to decrease.

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