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My WebAnswers Experiment: Earning Online in a Few Minutes Each Day

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I'm conducting an experiment over at Web Answers.

Basically, I want to see if I can start earning a little stream of semi-passive income on that website just by answering 5 questions a day. Of course, I will make an effort to offer detailed answers to those 5 questions but I want to see if I could earn a little extra money from just a little extra work every single day.

If you know what WebAnswers is, feel free to skip this paragraph and go to the next one. If you don't know what WebAnswers is, read this: WebAnswers is basically a revenue sharing question and answer site where people post questions and you answer them or vica versa. You earn revenue by answering questions and being awarded best answer status. It's a nice little way to supplement your income and it's worth checking out for sure.

Ultimately, when considering whether or not you should start contributing to WebAnswers, you need to measure your ROI(return on investment)... That's the whole point of my experiment. I'm going to devote 1 hour to answering questions on that site every day and see what kind of results I'll be getting revenue-wise. If I start earning a healthy little side-income from there, I'm going to stick to my guns and keep answering questions every day. However, if on the other hand, you only start earning 5$/day for spending an hour a day on there, it's just not worth it... The reason I say this is because 5$ for an hour of work is not even minimum wage... Heck, you could earn more by working at a McDonald's!

I don't have high expectations for WebAnswers. My hypothesis is that it will earn me less than 5$/day for 1 hour/day of work and if that is the case than I will abandon this project altogether but it still would be interesting to see.

One other idea I had was that a lot of the people on there are asking questions about how to make money online. I thought it might be appropriate to introduce them to an opportunity to build a Web BUSINESS I am promoting(see my signature box-top right corner of this page). However, I'm still not sure what is and what isn't allowed on there. I definitely do not want to spam that web site... but if I can promote this opportunity without breaking the rules, maybe WebAnswers will be a profitable venture after all.

All in all, I think WebAnswers is a fun way to spend your time especially in the fun and games section answering entertaining questions but my gut tells me that there's not that much money to be made on there and that it's just not worth the time and effort. I think Infobarrel is a much better investment in time and energy than WebAnswers, but we'll just have to wait and see.

PS. Make sure you check out my signature box(top right corner). This is how I plan on building a Web BUSINESS. I bet you can too!

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Comments

Nov 10, 2011 10:12am
mosilager
Good luck with your experiment, will keep an eye for your updates!.
Nov 10, 2011 11:22am
Ddraig
On webanswers place any self serving links on your profile page, where it gives you the space to write about yourself.
If you want to see what I mean then check out my profile page on webanswers, here; http://www.webanswers.com/_elm100/profile.cfm?userid=1050970276

Do not place ANY referral links in answers, or they will be reported as spam. I suggest you write as you say you can and will do and you will be fine. Although I feel you would be better writing 15-20 answers a day or it will be a long while before you see decent revenue. You earn from your open pool also, which is given by your Quality score, that is never disclosed but activity is one of the major factors.
Nov 10, 2011 11:22am
Ddraig
On webanswers place any self serving links on your profile page, where it gives you the space to write about yourself.
If you want to see what I mean then check out my profile page on webanswers, here; http://www.webanswers.com/_elm100/profile.cfm?userid=1050970276

Do not place ANY referral links in answers, or they will be reported as spam. I suggest you write as you say you can and will do and you will be fine. Although I feel you would be better writing 15-20 answers a day or it will be a long while before you see decent revenue. You earn from your open pool also, which is given by your Quality score, that is never disclosed but activity is one of the major factors.
Nov 10, 2011 12:03pm
mommymommymommy
Yes, activity is key. I was earning, but stopped answering questions for a while. My earning dried up to nothing. There are people there who say they earn a few hundred a month, but that is all that they do. I do not like that my not working there stops my income. I will earn on my articles wherever they are even if I leave a site to work on something else.
Nov 10, 2011 12:39pm
Tessor
Look forward to the results of your experiment. I do Webanswers because it's pretty easy for a few extra clicks per day over my lunch break. It's not something I want to get too addicted to, though, because the income is anything but passive.
Nov 12, 2011 3:27am
alwritetea
Good article, please keep us posted! I just signed up also, but am still trying to get through the initial 50 questions.
I have been awarded an answer, but don't know if it will count after I reach the first 50. Does anyone know about this?
Nov 12, 2011 6:52am
Ddraig
alwritea, yes all of your awarded answers on webanswers are accumulated towards your 50. If you already have an Adsense account, it should not really matter to yourslef, as I am sure you will still earn from the open pool if you are active enough.
I am not 100% on that, but I do understand that the only reason people are told to go for 50 awarded answers is to apply for adsense.
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