Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Making Money at Webanswers

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(Update 11/13/15):
Webanswers has shut down and is no longer on the Internet. Sad to say, but true. R.I.P Webanswers and thanks for the easy cash.

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4/16/14

     Last winter when the lawns were dormant, I found the opportunity of making money writing for content mills. That's sort of slang for broker sites, which help you sell content pieces for clients through their sites. The two sites I ended up working for are Textbroker and Hirewriter. Anyway, while studying different varying topics and trying to put together an informed piece of content, I ran across a site called Webanswers. When asking a question, which I do often when writing these content pieces, along came this question and answer forum. That was the introduction to a great relationship I have to this day, and I thought I'd share this place with you.

   Making money writing on-line is the popular topic buzzing around many people's heads. As you search and seek the perfect site for you to write for and have the freedom and fun you desire, you find all kinds of dead end roads. If they aren't dead ends, sometimes they trail off into a dirt road, and then faint tire tracks in the brush. Well, take heart and keep writing, there are some quality sites out there for you to write on. While you are finding these sites though, maybe you'd like to join a site where you can just relax and answer some questions. And, just maybe if you are dedicated enough to keep answering questions everyday, you can make a decent amount of money. Sound good, well keep reading.

   I was new to this whole on-line game when I first ran across Webanswers, and I thought: the people who were answering the questions were some sort of expert administration people who probably live in a big house and have all kinds of free time to go on vacations. Silly, but not far from the truth of what I thought. After I became a bit more comfortable with the whole game of writing on-line, I looked into Webanswers more closely and found out I could join. Hmmm, me join, yeah -- and probably answer questions for free right? Well, no, I could get paid too, but I had to have this Google Adsense thing.

   The dreaded Adsense thing, I thought. This was the reason I went to Squidoo instead of Hubpages (mistake, now I'm at Hubpages). So, I went away to seek the easier way, thinking I would never get this Adsense thing going. I mean Adsense seemed like an elusive par game at golf, something other successful people had. I kept learning and writing for all the wrong sites, and then I finally got the courage to look into this Adsense thing. I scoured all the info I could about it and figured out I could give it a try. What I decided to do was get approved for Adsense through a Blogger Blog. After about 19 posts of original content over 400 words each I applied and was approved within a day, a small victory in the war.

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   At this point I was already answering questions on Webanswers, and although you can be approved for Adsense through them after you have answered 50 questions with 50 quality answers, I still decided getting approved through Blogger would be more sure. I heard too many people from Webanswers and Hubpages saying they were rejected when they applied, even though they had the recommended content established. Now, already having my Adsense account, I simply waited until I had about 70 questions answered and added my Webanswers account to Adsense. It worked, and within a day I was making money through my Webanswers account. Another small victory in the war.

   Webanswers is a great site in my opinion. Answering and asking questions there is fun and you can even put back-links in your answers to your blogs and hubs. The site is quality and looks nice, and gives you a great looking profile page, where you can put your website at too.

   There are a few ways to make money at Webanswers. The best way, is to answer a question and get rewarded the best answer, this means you will receive all the Adsense clicks on that question page. Some questions can get thousands of views over time. The second way, is to answer a question that doesn't receive an awarded answer at all, this means you will share the Adsense clicks with everyone who answers the question. The other ways are by getting referrals and asking questions. 

   Getting a referral can give you 10% of their earnings when they get a pay out from Google Adsense. So, even though it may take the average person a few months to get to the $100 payment thresh hold for a payment through Adsense, once they do, you will get $10. This could be a very good long term strategy there, it would take you referring someone who followed through and embraced the answering question thing. Now, asking a question does earn you some money, but the amount is undisclosed and likely not very much, yet still nice to get.

   As you answer questions, you start to move up the ladder of designation. At first your little profile picture, which is attached to every answer and question you add, says beginner. Then you move up to contributor, then authority, then professor, then expert, and then finally brain. This is fun and makes you feel like you are moving up in the ranks. Leaving thoughtful and informed answers, which are a few paragraphs, is the best way to answer and be successful. Some people's answers are like a blog post.

   Some of the top brains there have around 20,000 answers! They have thousands of rewarded answers to their credit! I mean, think about the views they must get from all those questions that are being asked every day across the world on the web. Looking at the site stats on ThatWeb.com, I see that the site gets about 20,000 visitors everyday and about 70,000 views. They are ranked 18,000 in the world and 8,000 in the US. That isn't too bad really, and they do show up in a search, as that is how I found them over and over.

   As of now, I have 305 answers to my credit and I add to this everyday. I slacked off for a bit, but have now gotten in a routine of answering about 4 questions a day everyday. The discipline has been paying off in more views and more money in my Adsense account. I have earned about $65 from Webanswers from that many answers and questions in a few months time. Really, that's not too bad, and even if you stop answering for awhile, the views will keep coming as long as that question is still being asked and viewed. So think about how much that person is making who has 20,000. Estimating the views she gets at a low 15,000 a day and then estimating about $3 per thousand views, that's $450/month! Not enough to retire, but a solid amount earned by simply answering questions.

   If Webanswers appeals to you, then come join the fun. Sign up through my referral link down below and start answering questions. Study up on Adsense and plan how you are going to be approved. You can get approved through Webanswers, but I would suggest you leave good answers that are long, informative and on point. You can and will get approved for Adsense if you put the work into making quality answers and enough of them. I would suggest making at least 75 before you apply, just to be sure you'll get approved. If you already have Adsense, answer 60 and apply, just to make sure they will add it on. You will get paid for the answers you answered before you were approved.

   With all that said, I have successfully shared this wonderful site to you. If you are excited and want to get rolling, then there is no time like the present. Follow the advice stated (and the referral link below), and before you know it, you will be making money everyday in your Adsense account. The best way to do it, is set a goal each day to answer a certain amount of questions. After awhile you will have answered 50, 100, 200, 300, 5,000, and on and on. Hope this article was informative and gave you all the knowledge you need to get started at Webanswers, maybe I'll see you around there. My name there is Lowdown0. God bless.


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30 comments:

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  3. Hello there,

    Just to make sure You are paid monthly correct by google once you make the min? And can you get paid by check in the mail? Have you yourself been paid yet by google by check or something? Im in usa.

    Also I still am trying to get to the 50 answered questions before I can ask to do the adsesnse thing. I do not have an adsense account yet. So to my understanding this is passive income so even if you are not on there and lets say you accumulated $50 from webanswers a month that would be like that every month correct? same $50? Up until i heard for a year on webanswers of whatever you are at or someting? And is it maybe realistic possibly to maybe get up to $100-$200 a month making on web answers?

    Sean

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  4. Hey there anonymous, Adsense pays when you reach a min. of $100 payout, if that is earned by the end of one month, then it is finalized and sent to your bank by the 22nd of the next month. I think they do send checks but it's another few weeks to have to wait.

    Webanswers right now is going through a bad time where the Ads are down again, this has happened a couple times since I've been there. We don't know how long it will last, last time it lasted for about 5 days and then the ads were back up.

    If the ads do come back and Webanswers works it out with Google, then I would suggest to answer more than 50 quality answers before applying for Adsense. I applied using Blogger, so I'm not sure how hard it is to get approved through Webanswers, but answer more than suggested to be sure, you will get paid retroactively for the answers you already did.

    I have reached my min. payout for the first time last month, so am awaiting the money this month as it comes on the 22nd of the month after it was finalized. I usually answer about 4 answers every day and was earning around that $50 amount. I think there are some people there making around $200-$300/month. Hope this helps, hopefully the ads come back too, cause it's a great site and good earner. Make sure your answers are quality and a couple paragraphs long if possible.

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  5. I am over the 50 answers, several are very good but none gained me anything. This looks like a total scam to me. After several months, I still have 0.00 on Adsense. Looks like a TOTAL waste of my time.

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  6. I guess you already had Adsense and just connected Webanswers to it? 50 answers isn't very many, but you should see some views coming in everyday. Webanswers did shut down a couple weeks ago because of Panda updates and it's been slower since, but I'm still making some everyday from the 550 answers I've done.

    To say it's a total scam is not wise, I can tell you personally I have made around $130 from the site with the 550 answers I've done. I would say keep answering questions everyday and give it more of a chance to see if it works. It's not hard to answer a couple questions a day.

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  7. I should say their ads were pulled for about 4 days, and then they came back.

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  11. I always look for new ways to make money online. This is a new way and is very interesting through answering questions and revenue sharing. Thanks for sharing

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    1. You got it, March 31, 2015 and Webanswers is still going strong. I answer three questions a day and make a little each month. If only I could get my blogs to make as much as Webanswers I could make my payout with Adsense quicker.

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  14. FRAUD AND SCAM AFTER YOU COMPLETE 50 QUESTIONS ACCOUNT IS DELETED AND YOU NEVER GET PAID!

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    1. I guess that's what happened to you, not sure why, but I've been getting paid for over a year from Webanswers. I've probably made nearly $600 from them real money in the bank. Not saying what happened to you was fair, but sounds like an exception - not the norm.

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  16. WebAnswers always has been a legitimate site. I joined back when the average member was earning well over $100 per month and payments were reliable from Google. I had reached a monthly income of over $400 within my first 7 months.

    Problems began when newer members began joining after the "new"referral program was introduced in January 2011. Way too many people joined who were unable to post decent content followed by the first of the Google Panda site reviews that decimated earnings for everyone. My revenue dropped to barely $20 that first month after the first Google Panda review and never climbed back to the previous highs.

    Many members end up getting deleted due to low quality content. They blame the site and call it a scam when the fault is their own due to junk content they themselves posted. Others end up being deleted because they come from one of the countries Google has banned for Adsense accounts.

    Unfortunately, 2011 was the beginning of the great decline. Multiple online resources indicate the estimated value of WebAnswers has declined by more than 90% since 2011. Daily new member signups has fallen by nearly 50% every year since 2010. The current rate of new member signups (29) is 92% below the daily averages for the life of the site (363).(These details are not published on the site but anyone who cares to look can do the research to find these details right on the site.) There are a number of hidden glitches with the ads that affect revenue for everyone and it seems like there is no one at the wheel.

    If you really look at the history of the site, it is clearly obvious that it is no longer a viable resource for earning anything anyone might call decent earnings and it appears the site is beyond repair.

    After my own indepth research of the membership signups of the site, I discovered something around one person out of every 8550 members who have joined the site are still around. The rest joined and already left the scene.

    1,035,426 member accounts are registered on the site. 1,035,305 of them are not around.

    Granted, those counts include all the bots, one time questioners, spammers and dolts who have been deleted due to poor quality, but what did the rest see that you are missing?

    WebAnswers is still legitimate, but the earnings are not worth the time nor effort. I can no longer recommend it to anyone I know. Use the current downtime to bid the site farewell and move on to greener pastures.

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    1. Very insightful comment, thanks for sharing. This review is about a year and half old by now, and yet to be revised because I'm still waiting out this bad new bad spot WA is going through seeing if it will recover. I'm thinking like you are that it's all but over for WA.

      I think a member earning $400/month is way too much for a site to stay sustainable, the writing was already on the wall by Adsense. Adsense doesn't want people to make $20 RPM! I mean I make about .50 cents RPM with my blogs and maybe $3 RPM for Hubpages,why would WA be able to make $20 RPM? The whole site was a crash waiting to happen.

      At the height of my about two year experience now, I made about $60 answering about 60 answers a month. Maybe it will come back? Thanks for the history about WA, appreciate you sharing your experience.

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  17. It is long past time to move on. The sharp decline of the site over the last few years is reaching its inevitable conclusion- and yet life will continue on. RIP WebAnswers, indeed.

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