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As a stay-at-home mom having to survive in this economy with one steady income, I am always looking for ways to help my family earn a little extra income so my husband doesn’t have to get another job (he already works three!). Due to the recommendations by fellow hubbers Brett.Tesol and Giselle Maine, I joined the site, which offers the incentive of earning money through Google Adsense.

These are my reflections for my first month at

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Signing Up on WebAnswers

Signing up with was super easy. You choose a user name and password, fill in profile information such as ‘experience’ and ‘expertise’, and upload a profile picture. That’s it! You can begin using the site right away.

Before I began answering questions, I read the Overview and FAQs sections for the site. I always like to learn about what is needed to do well on sites like this (just as I did with HubPages’ Learning Center). The Overview basically tells you to write accurate, detailed questions and that you can earn money by answering questions. The FAQs goes into much more detail, explaining the idea of the site, what is permitted, and what is not permitted. In the FAQ section I learned about how users award answers and how those answers can earn money. Basically, it’s up to the person asking the question as to which answer is awarded, and that decision is based on whether or not the person likes your answer and if there is enough detail in your answer that satisfies their curiosity.

Answering Questions on WebAnswers

My next step was to just answer questions. Under the Home tab, I found about 25 different categories to choose from, plus the latest questions listed at the bottom of the page. I began by going through the latest questions, and then I browsed the categories. I tend to check out the ‘Baby and Pregnancy’, ‘Education’ and ‘Other and Miscellaneous’ categories since I find more questions there that intrigue me, but there are other quality categories as well.

When I started using at the end of August 2011, I was only required to answer about 10 questions before I was able to link my Google Adsense account to the site. Now you would be required to answer 50 questions before you are able to link an Adsense account. On my first day, I answered the 10 questions I found the most interesting and was able to link my account that day.

A Sampling of My Questions

  • Should children be allowed to attend school if they are not properly vaccinated?
  • Which is better: Amazon Kindle or the Nook?
  • Would you eat foods with carmine or cochineal listed in the ingredients?
  • What are some inexpensive items to put into a bridal shower wishing well?

Asking Questions on WebAnswers

Asking questions on is just as easy as answering them. Under the Ask tab, you write a question, add some details, and choose a category to which it would belong. Simple as that. Once other users start to answer the question, you will get a notification so that you can monitor the answers coming in and add a clarification if the answers coming aren’t what you are looking for. If you do receive an answer that you like, you can choose to reward the answer, allowing the person who answered to earn money for their answer from the ads that appear on that page.

Using WebAnswers

Making Money Online from Home

As of September 2011: So far, I have earned about $5.00 from the site. I have 16 awarded answers so far, which I assume accounts for most of the money. I also have about 50 questions, which I believe since the site is still in Beta it is allowing users to earn money from any clicks that occur on the pages with questions.

I’d say $5.00 is pretty good, considering I have earned only a bit more than that from clicks on my HubPages account in several months. Others have claimed to have more success, but they may also have more activity.

Update: It's vital to be on the site daily to earn money. I found that by answering or asking a few questions a day, I earn more than by visiting the site once on a weekly basis. I suggest answering about 5-10 questions a day, or more if you have the time.

What I Have Learned So Far on WebAnswers

There are a few things I have learned from using and from reading other’s accounts of their usage of the site.

  • For one, there are many people joining WebAnswers for one day, just to get a quick answer to a question. They usually have no interest in awarding any answers. I can tell who these users are since they do not spend time answering any questions before they ask a question. If I find their question to be interesting, I answer it anyway since it adds to my user status (the levels from New User to Brain that indicate your level of activity on the site).
  • Many users do not understand the concept of proper grammar and spelling, especially when it comes to questions. I feel like this may hinder the page from getting views, but on the other hand, if so many on WebAnswers cannot spell, so may many others using Google be the same way.
  • There is often competition for the questions. There are many bright users on the site who really know what they’re writing. I find that after I submit what I think is a great answer, there is someone who responds right after me to top what I said. It’s definitely a great strategy, one that I have learned to use as well.
  • Some users take questions or answers too personally. You have to remember that the users are people too, not just bots sending out pre-written answers, but some of them get carried away and too emotionally attached. I find that to be unprofessional, but c’est la vie.
  • WebAnswers can be addicting. It is just as addicting as HubPages, if not more since it takes little time to participate. I often find myself scouring the new questions every hour or so, hoping to find a great one to answer.
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Will I Stay or Will I Go?

I’ll be using as long as I find it interesting and able to help as extra income. Since I was a teacher and love to pass on information, I’ll probably be there for a while, using it as a different platform from which to teach others what I know.


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Marissa (author) from United States on September 08, 2015:

Hmm.. I was just on the site a few days ago. Maybe they have a glitch in the system!

Glenda Goddard from Arizona on September 07, 2015:

Is it closed down? I have tried the URL.

Marissa (author) from United States on August 01, 2013:

easylearningweb, as far as I know, you can only track with Adsense.

Amelia Griggs from U.S. on July 25, 2013:

Hey Practical mommy or any members, is Google AdSense the only place to go to track earnings in Webanswers? Like HubPages I would expect there to be a place on the webanswers website to track earnings but I have not found anything like that as of yet. I followed your advice (posted about 22 months ago) that said In Adsense, go to the My Ads tab at the top, go to URL Channels on the left side, click on the button New URL Channel, and enter . Is this correct, and how else are you able to track your earnings?

Marissa (author) from United States on July 25, 2013:

Karen Hellier , glad you enjoyed the hub! These past few weeks I haven't been as active since I'm spending time with my baby and working much more on my blog, but when I am active and just answer a few questions a day, I do make just about the same amount of money or sometimes more. Glad you're loving it!

Karen Hellier from Georgia on July 18, 2013:


I enjoyed this hub. Just wondering if you are still on Webanswers and if yes, how are you doing with it? I just joined the last week of june and hit my 50 questions 8 days later. I am amazed at how well I am doing on it in less than a month. Are you earning more mo0ney there than you were in the beginning? I am loving it!

Marissa (author) from United States on April 10, 2013:

easylearningweb, thanks for reading! Have fun if you decide to join! :)

Amelia Griggs from U.S. on April 08, 2013:

Awesome tips and review of webanswers, PracticalMommy! Gonna bookmark this one and definitely look into webanswers. I was just reading about but I like how webanswers better. Thanks!

Marissa (author) from United States on March 27, 2013:

gags3480, has it been 48 hours yet? Other than emailing customer support, I would have no idea of what the next step would be. They might just be backed up with requests. Give it a few more days, and if you get no reply, try emailing once more. Good luck! :)

GAGANPREET SINGH BHATIA from Kanpur, India on March 27, 2013:

After reading this hub even I applied for webanswers. They said I will get the a/c confirmation mail within 48 hours. But, I haven't got any mail yet. I mailed to customer support but no reply.

Any idea what to do next?

Marissa (author) from United States on February 13, 2013:

sharingknowledge, I'll have to check out your hubs. Thanks for following!

SHAR NOR from Miami, FL on February 13, 2013:

Thank you too for the great Hub. Can we follow each other so as to get updates from ourselves? Thank you and am following you right away.

Marissa (author) from United States on February 13, 2013:

sharingknowledge , I'm glad you're finding some success using WebAnswers! Thanks for reading and commenting!

SHAR NOR from Miami, FL on February 12, 2013:

I have been a member of webanswers for some few months now and to be honest, the site is one place where one can earn some good money provided one is committed to. I have so far made my cash outs and i am hoping to get more when i am still active on the site. I made a schedule on when to post on webanswers and learnt too some tips on how to do that.

Marissa (author) from United States on November 03, 2012:

daisydayz, it can be hit and miss there, but I find if I stick to one topic area, the chances of an awarded answer increases. It also depends who is looking at the answers. Many new users simply sign up to ask a question or two and then they disappear. Others just want to take the time to award best answers. Hopefully it gets better for you soon! Thanks for reading!

Chantele Cross-Jones from Cardiff on November 03, 2012:

I joined a while ago, have finally reached my 50 answers to link my adsense and have asked a few questions too. I too have found that loads of questions never actually get awarded, which is really annoying. I would say 75% of the ones I answered over 3 months ago have never had an awarded answer. Could it be that the person asking the question just wants to keep the adsense for themselves? rather than award it and give it to the person answering? I have yet to have 1 awarded answer, even though a few of mine have been highly detailed and often found the award answer just copies ones above it or is lacking in any good points. i think it is very much hit or miss as to whether you can make real money at the end of the day. Good luck to you though, I will keep posting on there for now, but wont be spending any major time there, I would rather be here!

Marissa (author) from United States on March 03, 2012:

Gurpreet Seehra, let me know what you think of the site when you try it! Thanks for reading and commenting. :)

Gurpreet Seehra from Chandigarh, India on March 03, 2012:

Hi TPM, Thanks for taking the pain to write a so much user friendly Hub. I would love to try it out.

Marissa (author) from United States on February 04, 2012:

GmaGoldie, let me know how it goes! Thanks for reading and commenting! :)

Kelly Kline Burnett from Madison, Wisconsin on February 04, 2012:


I just signed up - it looks interesting. We shall see.

Marissa (author) from United States on December 15, 2011:

Cyber Scribe, very true! Thanks for stopping by again! :)

Cyber Scribe from Cyber Space on December 13, 2011:

The great thing about WebAnswers is that you can earn some Google money there and some on hubPages and then make payout sooner.

Marissa (author) from United States on December 13, 2011:

Cyber Scribe, the videos were great and they fit the hub so well. Thanks for making them! I'm Rissa52... I'll try to find you on WebAnswers. :)

THEHuG5, thanks for stopping by! I'm glad you found it useful. The payout is the same as is for Adsense, which is $100 I believe. Good luck!

THEHuG5 on December 13, 2011:

Awesome hub, just what I was looking for. Thank you for suggesting it in your answer to my question. I might give webanswers a try I mean I guess it can't hurt to just try. Is there a certain amount of money you must earn in order to get a payout on webanswers?

Cyber Scribe from Cyber Space on December 13, 2011:

Great hub! And thank you for using my youtube videos in it. I've now listed all the tricks to make money on WebAnswers in a Kindle book, you may want to advertise it here.

You don't mention your WebAnswers user ID in your article. I'm frinh.

Marissa (author) from United States on November 28, 2011:

missolive, thought I saw you there! Have fun with it! :)

Cyndi10, when you get the hang of it, let me know what you think! :)

Tracy Lynn Conway, glad you liked it! :)

softhard, perhaps someday they'll open it up to other countries... Thanks anyway for reading! :)

Millionaire Tips, let me know what you think if you do choose to participate! :)

Shasta Matova from USA on November 28, 2011:

This is informative. I've signed up, but haven't participated yet - so many sites to check out!

softhard from Kathmandu on November 28, 2011:

Informative hub. But unfortunately i am among the prohibited countries list. Anyway thanks for sharing.

Tracy Lynn Conway from Virginia, USA on November 27, 2011:

Fabulous hub, you have explained this so well!

Cynthia B Turner from Georgia on November 27, 2011:

Hello, I've signed up for the site, but have done nothing with it so far. You have definitely given me incentive to start answering some questions. Thanks for sharing the information.

Marisa Hammond Olivares from Texas on November 27, 2011:

Hi Marissa - guess what? I'm on Webanswers too! I just started and am still learning, but I am happy to report I finally hit 50 answers and was approved for Google Adsense yesterday. It does take some time to get rolling, but I am excited to see what the future holds. Continued best wishes to you!

Great Hub! Voted Up - great info!

Marissa (author) from United States on November 27, 2011:

Brad Tramell, thanks for stopping by and for the info. That's good to know you can earn from the unawarded answers as well, even though it's not as much as awarded answers. :)

Brad Tramell on November 27, 2011:

You receive earnings on your answers that are not awarded also, just not as much.

Marissa (author) from United States on November 23, 2011:

shea duane, I'm glad you liked the hub! Thanks for reading and commenting. :)

shea duane from new jersey on November 23, 2011:

Great hub! I've been trying to earn extra money also. I think I make half a penny an hour. I used to make a lot of extra cash writing copy part-time... the economy is really hurting that resource. Thanks for the advice.

Marissa (author) from United States on November 23, 2011:

tillsontitan, it's definitely true with WebAnswers that time is money... Thanks for reading and voting up!

KellyPittman, let me know what you think of the site if you do check it out. Thanks for reading!

Dee aka Nonna, as the site is still in Beta mode, you can earn with just your questions. And you'd be surprised how many answers you actually know... ;) Thanks for reading!

Dee aka Nonna on November 23, 2011:

Great information. Thank you for sharing. I have tons of questions and only a few answers but maybe those few will be Voted up and useful.

Kelly Pittman from South Louisiana on November 23, 2011:

Sound interesting. I'll have to check it out. Voted up and useful. Thanks.

Mary Craig from New York on November 23, 2011:

Definitely interesting. Though all these things take time, as they say "time is money." Thanks for the information! Voted up.

Marissa (author) from United States on November 23, 2011:

claptona, I'm glad you found it interesting! Thanks for reading and commenting! :)

John D Wilson from Earth on November 23, 2011:

Hi Practical,

Interesting analysis of webanswers.

Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts.

Good read and informative Hub.


John D. Wilson

Marissa (author) from United States on October 16, 2011:

Minnetonka Twin, no problem! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :)

Linda Rogers from Minnesota on October 15, 2011:

Thanks for the great information. I had never heard of this site until I read your hub. Thx :-)

Marissa (author) from United States on October 12, 2011:

MissyAnnBrown, I hope you find it as interesting as I do! I just spent some time there myself. Thanks for reading and commenting!

MissyAnnBrown from Detroit, Michigan on October 12, 2011:

The site sounds interesting. I will check it out. Thank you for your very detailed and easy to read review of the site!

Marissa (author) from United States on October 11, 2011:

icciev, thanks for reading and commenting. If you look back in my hub, I added a link for those who live outside of the U.S. to find out more information about their country. It'll will take you to WebAnswers' Member Agreement page. Thanks, and good luck!

icciev from Kuwait on October 11, 2011:


thanks for the nice article but is there any chance you know if you should be in US to open an account. since I am outside US I tried for three times to open an account but each time they rejected my account. thanks again

Marissa (author) from United States on October 11, 2011:

laidbacklady, it is sooo addicting, isn't it? I'm glad to see you noticed some of the same things I did about the site. Thanks for stopping by again with your feedback!

Linda Ann from Manchester Township, New Jersey on October 10, 2011:

I did sign up, right then. So far I like it, and it seems to be addicting. I'll have to keep myself from getting hooked too much, or else I'll need to detox. You are right. Some of the answers they are looking for are rather personal and still others are written with bad grammar and misspellings. What else is new these days? Well, again, thanks for the information!

Marissa (author) from United States on October 10, 2011:

laidbacklady, I'm glad I helped you with your decision. ;) I hope if you join the site that you enjoy it!Let me know what you think sometime. Thanks so much for reading and your kind words!

Linda Ann from Manchester Township, New Jersey on October 10, 2011:

Wow! You certainly gave a thorough definition of that site! And all of the information you provided is pertinent and useful. You covered questions I did not even begin to ask for myself! I often enter questions into Google and the site is usually in the top 3-5 results that come up. I have been thinking about checking it out for awhile, and you just decided for me. Thanks for the great hub, as always! Voted up, useful, awesome and interesting!

Marissa (author) from United States on October 09, 2011:

htodd and Brinafr3sh, I'm glad you both thought this was a great hub. Thanks for reading and commenting!:)

Brinafr3sh from West Coast, United States on October 08, 2011:

Great hub, thanks for sharing, awesome.

htodd from United States on October 08, 2011:

This is Great post..Thanks

Marissa (author) from United States on October 07, 2011:

ComfortB, the site you mention seems interesting, similar to a survey site I was using a few months ago before I found HubPages. Thanks for sharing and for commenting! :)

Marissa (author) from United States on October 07, 2011:

pinkish, thanks for commenting! Let me know what you think about the site if you try it.

Comfort Babatola from Bonaire, GA, USA on October 06, 2011:

Good info. very similar to something I'm involved with right now at You can check it out. I got $5 just for completing a survey and reading a couple of email in a day. The catch, your email get shared with their sponsors which could result in you getting over a dozen emails of offers.

I just finished reading one email. Got .25cents for that.

It adds up.

pinkish on October 06, 2011:

Thanks for writing a hub about webanswers, I'll check and try it out. Thank you.

Marissa (author) from United States on September 27, 2011:

Dawn Conklin, it is nice to get paid just for answering questions! If only everything was that simple, right? Thanks for reading and commenting! :)

randomcreative, Giselle and Brett both had great hubs about WebAnswers. If you have some extra time in the day, it's worth it to give it a shot! Thanks for reading and commenting. :)

Rose Clearfield from Milwaukee, Wisconsin on September 27, 2011:

Thanks for this great information about I had also read Giselle's post and am more encouraged than ever to give this a try.

Dawn Conklin from New Jersey, USA on September 27, 2011:

I will check it out, I just signed up. It looks like a pretty cool idea. Be nice to get paid for answering questions! Thank you for sharing this with us.

Marissa (author) from United States on September 27, 2011:

Sorry, Hunbbel Meer. I did check the site, under Member Agreement at the bottom of the page (you can access this even without being a member)and it still lists Pakistan as a country that does not have the ability to use Webanswers. Perhaps there's another site you can use.

Thanks again for stopping by.

mommyloves2write, I agree with you completely! Unless you stay very active on the site, there is no long term earning potential. Article writing is definitely long term. I guess that's why we're here at HubPages, right? ;) Thanks for reading and commenting!

mommyloves2write on September 27, 2011:

I used to be on Webanswers a lot. I have mixed feelings about the site. It is great if you plan on using it every day and staying active. But if you leave for a while, your earnings disappear. That does not happen with article writing. I will earn as long as someone wants to read what I have to say. If someone does not want to write online for a living, this is a decent alternative.

Syed Hunbbel Meer from Karachi, Pakistan. on September 27, 2011:

Oh ohkay. Thanks for your reply.

Actually after commenting on your hub, I stumbled at the and made an account. It notified me that they will confirm the account and get back to me within 48 hours and until then I won't be able to participate in the discussions etc. Then I logged in and since then it is keep irritating me with "invalid username/password".

I believed that at least it would let me in until my account is confirmed, but I guess I was wrong. Yeah?

Another thing that I am doubting on now is that my country falls in the list from where webanswers do not accept users. But then I read a blog where it was written that the restriction has been lifted from many countries. Is there any way that you can confirm and get back to me whether the website is available for Pakistan?

You can ask a 'question' at the same website I guess ;)

It will be very kind of you. Looking forward to hear. Thank you :)

Marissa (author) from United States on September 27, 2011:

blog8withJ, happy to share my experience. It seems like there are a lot of hubbers there from HubPages. I guess there will be even more now. ;) Thanks for reading and commenting!

Charlotte B Plum, glad I could help! :)

Marissa (author) from United States on September 27, 2011:

Hunbbel Meer, hello to a fellow teacher! Here's my answers to your questions: 1. Yes, as an 'answer-er' you can only earn money from an awarded answer. 2. Basically, you answer as many questions as you're able to try to get as many awarded answers as possible. Yeah, you'll only be awarded a few, but those other answers do add up in your status level which does help since users tend to award those with higher status levels (not all the time, but most of the time). 3. Along with earning as an 'answer-er', you can currently earn as a question asker. Those are the only two ways that I know of to earn with WebAnswers.

I hope that helped! Thanks for reading and commenting!

Charlotte B Plum on September 27, 2011:

Thank you so much! I managed to do that =)

blog8withJ on September 27, 2011:

Thanks for letting us know. For sure, everyone is checking out the site.

Syed Hunbbel Meer from Karachi, Pakistan. on September 27, 2011:

Since I haven't visited the site yet, so one thing I would like to ask that if you are awarded with the best answer, will it only then you will earn any income from that page? And if you are not been awarded with the answer or the answer has already been awarded to someone else, what is the reward to give an answer to that specific question, apart from increasing your stats and helping other?

In short, please summarise the way you can earn income there. Thank you :)

Syed Hunbbel Meer from Karachi, Pakistan. on September 27, 2011:

Hello PracticalMommy. I am really that you shared this hub and you made it so simple. Actually, a week back, I decided to join the site but I got lost because of my hectic schedule. Thank you for reminding me giving me some great ideas and information.

$5.00 is pretty good I must say and I am a teacher as well, so finally being a teacher may help me out in something I guess. Haha!

Marissa (author) from United States on September 27, 2011:

Seeker7, setting an alarm clock while on the site is a good idea, but it'd be so tempting to keep hitting snooze! ;) Thanks for reading and commenting.

Marissa (author) from United States on September 27, 2011:

sparkster, it is really interesting, but now I'd curious about what you're working on! ;) Thanks for reading and commenting.

Marissa (author) from United States on September 27, 2011:

Island Tropical, go for it! Let me know what you think if you decide to join. Thanks for reading and commenting! :)

Marissa (author) from United States on September 27, 2011:

truthfornow, I try to be as honest as possible! I wouldn't want to tell others to try something if I didn't find it useful. The money I earned, while it seems small, is pretty good I'd say for my level of activity. There are others who make much more but are on the site much longer than I have been. I'd say it's still worth a try since it costs nothing to join and is really easy to try.

Thanks for reading and commenting!:)

Marissa (author) from United States on September 27, 2011:

Charlotte B Plum, I actually learned how to track WebAnswers earnings from another hubber. In Adsense, go to the My Ads tab at the top. Click on URL Channels on the left side. Click on the button New URL Channel. Simply enter It will then be able to track that particular URL under performance reports as part of the whole or again if you click on URL Channels it will give you the WebAnswers info as well.

Thanks for reading! :)

Marissa (author) from United States on September 27, 2011:

RTalloni, I think many hubbers like yourself would find this site enjoyable. The FAQs section is a great place to start as there is much to learn. Thanks for reading and commenting! :)

Marissa (author) from United States on September 27, 2011:

lisabeaman, I'm glad you found the information about WebAnswers to be useful! Thanks for reading and commenting! :)

Marissa (author) from United States on September 27, 2011:

justateacher, it is pretty easy to join and participate in the site. Some of the questions can be challenging, but that's what makes it fun! Thanks for reading and commenting! :)

Helen Murphy Howell from Fife, Scotland on September 27, 2011:

This is a really interesting hub. I joined webanswers some time ago, but with working and spending most of my time on Hub Pages, I haven't been there for a while. But I do agree with you, it's definitely addictive and it's quite shocking how the time flies in when you are on that site. So for anyone who wants to try it but not to spend too much time there - set an alarm clock!

Marc Hubs from United Kingdom on September 27, 2011:

This certainly does look interesting. Seems a bit like an idea I'm working on at the moment.

Island Tropical on September 27, 2011:

thanks, will take a look.

Marie Hurt from New Orleans, LA on September 26, 2011:

Thanks for the firsthand accounts of your experience, very helpful. Lots of times people are vague about how a website works and if they really make money or not. Thanks for your honesty.

Charlotte B Plum on September 26, 2011:

Just wondering, how do you know how to track your webanswers earnings? I'm not that good technologically, and I'm wondering if you could point it out to me - as it somewhere on google adsense? or on webanswers itself? Thank you!

RTalloni on September 26, 2011:

Interesting to learn more about WebAnswers. Thanks for a good overview! There are aspects of this I think I would enjoy. I need to dedicate some time to checking out the faqs page!

lisabeaman from Phoenix, AZ on September 26, 2011:

Great idea! I might give this a try. Thanks for outlining your experience. This is very helpful information. Voted up and useful!

LaDena Campbell from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz... on September 26, 2011:

I think this looks like something I want to try, as well. You make it sound so simple!

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