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Earn By Answering Questions: My Experience With Weegy

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You Can Be An Expert, Too

I became an "expert" in August, 2010. (Not to be confused with a ouija expert, that is.)

Expert in what, you ask? Oh, in everything under the sun, of course.

Actually, I just selected "all categories" under Areas of Expertise, finished filling out the rest of the sign-up information, opened an Expert tab and began answering questions as they popped up.

And that's really all there is to it. Anyone and everyone can be a Weegy expert and get paid to answer questions and give advice. In my first month on Weegy, I earned $58, plus a points contest bonus.

Here I'll explain how Weegy works and how you can earn a little extra money while you're online anyway, doing other things.

Have You Used Weegy? - A visitor poll....

How Weegy Works

The basic idea

Like I said, it's simple. People stop by and ask questions, and those of us who sign up as experts answer those questions. That is, if the artificial Weegy, which is powered by an advanced search engine, doesn't give a good answer first.

You see, as questions are asked and answered, all that information is added to the knowledge base, and the artificial Weegy becomes smarter (well ... maybe). She then tries to answer some questions on her own. (Yes, it's a female artificial being, and she talks too. You'll see what I mean if you ask her a question.)

Here's how Weegy.com explains the website...

The concept, in broad terms, is:

  • Build a simple 'google-like' web portal where users can engage Weegy in problem-solving conversation.
  • Recruit 'Weegy experts' in a variety of specific knowledge categories. (e.g. automobile repair, financial advice, health and fitness, and countless others categories).
  • When Weegy cannot continue a conversation (as will often happen when Weegy is young and impressionable), she will immediately contact the first available expert to help her continue the conversation.
  • All conversation threads become a part of Weegy's knowledge and understanding of the world, and help her to become smarter. She will learn by listening to users and Weegy experts talk with each other; no other special setup or maintenance is required to build Weegy's intelligence.

Read more about Weegy technology.

Now, Weegy doesn't always get the answers correct (actually, she's wrong more often than right at the moment, as far as I've seen), and oftentimes she doesn't even try to answer, so those questions are offered to online experts.

Not that there's any guarantee their answers are correct either. But an expert can look things up online or elsewhere after accepting a question. So we can only hope so-called experts (including me) will do their best to give accurate answers. Exoerts can also include links to more information and sources to verify an answer. Just copy and paste the URL right into the answer box.

**Questions can be asked right on the site, or users can call or text Weegy at 707 GoWeegy (707-469-3349). They can use Skype as well.

Weegy Navigation

Weegy navigation bar

Weegy navigation bar

Once you've signed up and filled in your expert information, click on "Expert" and leave that open in a separate tab while you do whatever else you do online. In fact, keep a couple of experts tabs open--I'd say no more than three, though--so you'll receive questions more often.

If you want to see what other questions have been asked on Weegy and perhaps add your own two cents to those conversations, click on the Archive link, read what's been asked and answered (and some will not have been answered), and, if you want to offer some information or advice, click "comment" and do so. Now, you won't get paid for participating in conversations like these that weren't offered to and accepted by you when they first popped up, but you will receive points (up to 100 total each month) for participating in them.

Expert Information - Here's some of mine....

Weegy expert information

Weegy expert information

Understanding Weegy Earnings and Points - This is my earnings and points information after a few days shy of my first month on Weegy....

Weegy earnings and points

Weegy earnings and points

Weegy experts are paid U.S. $0.20 (20 cents) for each conversation they accept and reply to, EXCEPT for those questions posted by other experts. Answers given to questions asked by other Weegy experts are not eligible for payment.

Those Weegy experts who've been around for a while and have a history of providing useful (and correct) answers and advice can become Weegy Pro or Weegy Research experts and earn a higher rate for questions they respond to.

When a user pays a small free to pose a question to an expert of his or her choice, that expert will also receive a higher rate, and that amount will depend upon the amount of time the user pays for.

Points are accrued in a few different ways. When you accept and respond to a question, you receive points. You'll receive more points (5, actually) if the user gives your answer a positive rating. You can receive up to 100 points for responding to archived conversations, and 20 points for each new expert who signs up under your referral link.

What IS the purpose of points on Weegy?

There's a monthly points contest, which I'll explain in a minute. You can earn extra money in that contest.

Also, when you reach 1,000 points, you'll see your level go from 0 to 1. I just passed the 2,000 point mark and my level changed to 2. At this time, I don't actually KNOW what the levels mean, but I've been told by a couple of other Weegy experts who've been using the site for a while that they'll eventually come into play. I'll have to update this page with what that actually means when it happens. But I would guess that it's one way you get chosen as a Weegy Researcher and earn a higher rate.

Weegy monthly points contest

Weegy monthly points contest

The Monthly Points Contest

That's me, Ramkitten, on top of the leader board in mid-September....

Will it last?

I don't know if the points contest will be phased out at some point (pun intended), but right now you can earn bonuses of up to $30 for monthly points. Accrue those points by accepting and answering questions that are offered directly to you (listen for that "ding!") and by participating in conversations you find in "Archive," as I mentioned above. You'll also earn 20 points for referrals--people who sign up to be Weegy experts using your referral link. (You'll find your referral link under your Account section.)

Get an extra five points every time a user gives an answer of yours a positive rating.

There is now a 100-point per month limit on points specifically earned from participating in archived conversations. But those points will still add to your total point count.

Pictured here, you'll see the top-ranked experts by monthly points at a particular time. See the difference between monthly points and total points? Your total will continue to go up as you participate on Weegy.com, but your monthly points will be re-set to zero at the beginning of each month.

Weegy categories

Weegy categories

The Kinds of Questions Asked

From the sublime to the ridiculous

When someone asks a question, they first choose the category their question best fits into. It seems that many people don't bother choosing a category, so most questions fall under "All Categories." But you can click on the various categories when looking for conversations to participate in and see what's been posted specifically under those headings.

Now, I've seen all sorts of questions. Some are very legitimate, such as questions about grammar and chemistry, math problems, questions about history, famous people, health, and so forth. And then I've seen questions--sometimes asked OVER and over again--that are just completely stupid and occasionally even offensive. (If you do see something ridiculous or rude, I would suggest clicking on the Contact link at the very bottom of the page and letting Weegy Support know about it. I've received messages back from the Weegy team, thanking me for the heads up.) There are real people of all ages, from all over the world, from all backgrounds and mentalities using this site, so you're going to get all kinds of questions and requests for advice, some of which are very strange. But, hey, give an answer and you get paid if they're not a Weegy expert themselves.

As a Weegy expert, how do I ask questions?

Just go to the Weegy home page (just click on the word Weegy on the navigation bar) and fill in the form. Then wait for Weegy or another live expert to answer.

Sample Weegy Questions and Answers

Weegy questions

Weegy questions

Getting Paid for Answering Questions

When and How

You receive payment via Paypal when your account reaches $20 or more. You should receive payment on or about the 15th of each month, provided you've met that $20 limit. (Added later: Weegy does pay monthly, but there isn't a set date. It's been somewhere between the 20th and 23rd for the past few months.)

So, you'll need to set up a Paypal account if you don't already have one, and enter that Paypal email address in your Account Settings.

What Do YOU Think of Weegy?

Do you have a generally favorable or unfavorable opinion of Weegy.com?

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Have You Tried Weegy? - If so, what was your experience like?

Deb Kingsbury (author) from Flagstaff, Arizona on August 12, 2019:

Thanks, Tess. I haven't used Weegy for a while now, but it was a nice additional stream of income.

Tess from Hawaii on August 09, 2019:

Interesting concept. I've never heard of this until now. Looks pretty good for some side cash. Thanks for sharing!

Deb Kingsbury (author) from Flagstaff, Arizona on March 10, 2019:

I haven't used Weegy in a while, but I used to answer questions both on my PC and my phone, and either way was fine.

Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on March 08, 2019:

This is good. I'll check it out. I just wonder if one can answer questions via a phone as I'm more active on my phone than a computer.

Nico Serd on September 09, 2017:

Niceee!!!

christine-dorotheo on August 26, 2013:

It is okay but the problem now is my account has been suspended. I don't know why. I hope that they can reactivate my account.

christine-dorotheo on August 26, 2013:

It is okay but the problem now is my account has been suspended. I don't know why. I hope that they can reactivate my account.

anne mohanraj on December 07, 2012:

Very interesting and informative! Thank you for sharing!

zourkas on June 09, 2012:

Wow it is great to hear that people can make money by answering questions !!

anonymous on March 02, 2012:

i like weegy i just started and i am making about 30 cents a question!!

iMANDY from Melbourne, Australia on September 03, 2011:

Interesting! I live in Australia, I haven't researched as yet, but hopefully I can jump on board over here.

In reference to your 'Tip For Weegy Experts' and the enter key, usually holding shift and enter at the same time will allow you to make a paragraph without entering the full text. :)

Deb Kingsbury (author) from Flagstaff, Arizona on July 21, 2011:

@anonymous: Um ... what do you mean "you"? I'm not Weegy admin. I'm just someone who's used the site. If you have a problem, you'd need to go to the Weegy website and contact their site administrator. There's a link on every page.

anonymous on July 21, 2011:

I wanted to sign up, you told me that my email has already been used. And i have not signed up for the first time. My email ir - jasperk88@yahoo.com

greenerme on March 05, 2011:

I haven't tried Weegy, but it sounds interesting. I haven't come across it in search engines yet. It sounds like they are going to have a lot of content on their hands once this site grows more! Squid Angel blessed.

Tom Fattes from Naperville, IL on February 11, 2011:

Great explanation of Weegy. I'll give it a try in a couple of months, as I'm currently experimenting with a similar site called webanswers. Blessed by the Internet Squid Angel.

yourgoldenfuture on January 13, 2011:

not so far

Deb Kingsbury (author) from Flagstaff, Arizona on October 14, 2010:

@ajgodinho: Things are going well for me over at Weegy. My first month, I ended up earning $81. I'm on my second month now and, with the points contest I won last month, I'm at about $43 right now.

Anthony Godinho from Ontario, Canada on September 25, 2010:

No, I've not tried Weegy, but from your review it looks interesting. It'll be good if you could provide an update on how you are progressing in the next month or so. Nicely written review and well done lens!

Fit_Over_40_Buzz on September 19, 2010:

Very cool lens. Informative and fun. Thanks for sharing. Thumbs Up given.

Kiwisoutback from Massachusetts on September 16, 2010:

I haven't tried this, but it sounds interesting. $50 in one month isn't too shabby.

prettyevil on September 15, 2010:

This definitely looks like an interesting site to try.

hsschulte on September 15, 2010:

This sounds just like ChaCha. I used to do that years ago. Might give it a try. Thanks for the info!

Addy Bell on September 13, 2010:

Definitely worth taking a look at. Thanks for informing us.

emmaklarkins on September 13, 2010:

Sounds interesting. This is the first I've heard of it. I think I'll check it out!

Linda Jo Martin from Post Falls, Idaho, USA on September 13, 2010:

Congratulations on being a top expert there!

Nathalie Roy from France (Canadian expat) on September 12, 2010:

Going to try it, I registered trough your link. I see you are at the top of the "Top Ranked Experts"! Going back to set profile and read once again how it works

VarietyWriter2 on September 12, 2010:

I was wondering about this site. Almost signed up for it one day but didn't have too much info or feedback on it. Thanks for the info!

Wednesday-Elf from Savannah, Georgia on September 12, 2010:

First I've heard of it, but then the whole internet is still somewhat a foreign land to me. I just learned what Bing was! LOL. Good luck with Weegy. With your wide knowledge base and expertise in several fields, you will be an asset in an area like this. :)

sirkeystone lm on September 12, 2010:

Interesting. My content writer's group is constantly looking for new and intriguing ways to break procrastination, especially if it pays! Thanks for the review, I'll point Linda toward it!

Virginia Allain from Central Florida on September 12, 2010:

Haven't tried it yet, but will favorite this to check it out later.

Rachel Field on September 12, 2010:

This is an intriguing idea! I'd not heard of Weegy either.

Congratulations on your earnings!!

Jennifer P Tanabe from Red Hook, NY on September 12, 2010:

Well I hadn't heard of Weegy before. I guess I'll check it out now after reading this.

Indigo Janson from UK on September 12, 2010:

Weegy sounds interesting, thanks for sharing your experience of this question-answering service. You have provided a useful overview for anyone interested in giving Weegy a go!

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