Guide Users Online With Your Expertise
Use your subject-area expertise to make money assisting others who are in need of that knowledge.
Chacha.com* is a brand new search engine—still in the early stages of working out its technical kinks—that is similar to Yahoo or Google, however users have the ability to request the free help of a live guide. That live guide is sitting at home making money while he or she assists with the online search. Learn how you can make $5 to $10 an hour, which can be paid to you via debit card or direct deposit, at www.chacha.com. Also look into www.mahalo.com to be considered as a live search engine guide.
About.com offers qualified applicants the opportunity to become guides if they have proven expertise in a topic area. As a guide, you’re responsible for publishing a full-length article every 14 days and you must update your blog at least three times per week. Anyone can apply, but you must pass a 17-day-long self-guided online training program to familiarize yourself with About’s tools and demonstrate your knowledge of the process.
Successful guides never make less than $500 per month, according to About.com, and some guides can earn upwards of $100,000 a year for popular, high-trafficked sections. Visit the getting started guide on www.about.com for details.
On www.justanswer.com users agree to pay for experts to answer their questions. If you have an expertise—from gardening to genealogy—you can agree to answer questions for a price. The site then pays you based on accepted answers.
*Even though ChaCha launched with deep pockets and financing from top investors, the site is said to be having problems paying its home-based guides. Be cautious when applying and be clear about payment terms before getting started.
You must use caution when visiting these sites. Even though they contain a lot of legitimate information, they also lead to links to stuff that’s not legit. Be cautious about the sites and the ads you see and NEVER respond to check-cashing, wire transfer or Western Union related offers.