Are you looking for an easy way to earn money in your spare time?
If you have specialist knowledge in a certain field, you could qualify as a JustAnswer Expert. This allows you to answer questions from the comfort of your own home and get paid for your knowledge.
On the face of things, this is a very quick and easy way of making money. However, you need to go through a strict verification process to qualify to do this job.
So, let’s take an in-depth look at exactly how to become a JustAnswer Expert.
What is JustAnswer?
JustAnswer is an online platform that was created by Andy Kurtzig in 2003. His wife was pregnant at this time, and he had a lot of questions. However, he was unable to connect with his wife’s doctor and ask these questions. This inspired Kurtzig to create a platform where people could connect with experts in their field.
People can connect with qualified professionals around the clock and ask them questions. If they are satisfied with the answers, people then pay the experts for their time. Today, there are more than 12,000 verified JustAnswer Experts around the world. So, are you ready to throw your hat into the ring? Let’s see if you could join the JustAnswer team.
How It Works?
When customers have questions, they can select the Expert they want to answer the question. They have to pay before they pose the question. They will select how much they think the answer is worth as the fee they are willing to pay.
Customers can then select an Expert in the field to connect with. They have the option of connecting with several Experts and sending them documents or pictures. The Expert the customer chooses will then answer your question.
You don’t always get paid, though…
If the answer is helpful, the customer will evaluate the Expert, and they will get paid. If the customer is not satisfied with the answer, they will get their money back. In this case, the Expert will not get paid.
Experts are only able to answer questions in the categories they are qualified in. When questions in your field are asked, JustAnswer will connect you with the customers. You will be able to view the question and the fee before deciding whether or not to answer.
Why Work For JustAnswer?
One of the main benefits of working for JustAnswer is that you get to set your own hours. You can work from the comfort of your own home or anywhere else you want. All you need to do this job is a computer, an internet connection, your brain, and basic typing skills.
This is a good option for people who are looking for a way to earn extra cash in their spare time. It is perfect for women who are on maternity leave or people recovering from an illness. There is no real pressure to answer particular questions, and you can answer most questions fairly quickly.
How Much You Can Make As A JustAnswer Expert?
The amount customers pay for an answer can range from $5 up to $90. The price is decided by the customer based on their available income and how much they think the answer is worth. You will be able to see the fee that the customer is willing to pay for an answer in advance.
After you have answered the question, the customer decides whether or not to accept your answer. They will also give you a review based on the answer you have provided. Once you have received a positive review, you will receive a commission from the fee.
Start on 20% commission…
New Experts receive 20% of the amount the customer has paid. The commission increases over time as you gain higher ratings and can reach up to 50%. You will be paid via PayPal and need to have at least $20 in your account before making a withdrawal.
How To Sign Up?
The signup process is complete through the JustAnswer website. Before signing up, make sure your resume is up to date and reflects your skills and expertise.
Here are the documents you need to send during the verification process:
- Up to date resume
- Your ID
- Copies of your certifications, licenses, and college transcripts
- Your Social Security number
- A recent photo of yourself.
The Application Form
You need to complete the application form with your contact information, date of birth, and Social Security number. Select the areas that you are an expert in. You can select one main category and up to two subcategories.
The main categories you can select are:
- Appliance & Home Improvement
- Consumer Electronics
- Heavy Equipment
The subcategories you are presented with will be based on your choice of the main category. For example, if you choose the pet category, the subcategory choices may include reptiles, parrots, and fish.
Once you have selected your specialty and subspecialty, fill out your work history or upload your resume. Enter all your certification and license information and your educational history. Electronically sign the verification waiver and wait to become verified.
The Expert Quality Process
Before you can start earning money, you need to pass the 8-Step Expert Quality Process. This is conducted to make sure new recruits have the desired knowledge and expertise.
Application and profile screening
Your application form will be screened to make sure you have stated recognized credentials. These may include a lawyer’s, doctor’s, or veterinarian’s license. Alternatively, the credentials could be several years of specializing in a particular field.
JustAnswer uses a third-party service to verify your identity. The service also checks out and verifies your credentials.
After you have answered a question, the customer will rate their experience. The ratings you have been given will be displayed on your profile. The rating you receive will also determine whether or not you are paid for your answer.
Once you have gained experience as a JustAnswer Expert, you can flag answers from other Experts. You do this if you believe the answer is wrong or missing important information. You can then provide the customer with the correct information if you want.
A special quality algorithm has been developed by the JustAnswer team to ensure that standards are met. Experts who fail to meet certain standards will be removed from the site. This helps to ensure that customers consistently receive high-quality answers.
JustAnswer employs a team of secret shoppers to help ensure the quality of answers. Secret shoppers evaluate the responsiveness and customer service skills of Experts. They provide this information to the JustAnswer team.
The JustAnswer Advisory Board is composed of leading scholars and practitioners in a range of fields. They provide guidance on the JustAnswer credentialing requirements, subject matter tests, and the sample questions and answers in their fields. If there are questions about the answers Experts provide, the Advisory Board will investigate the answers and rule on them.
Things To Bear In Mind
By now, you have probably decided whether or not you want to sign up. First and foremost, you need to be at least eighteen years old to qualify. Here are a few other things to think about before you sign up.
Pay is not guaranteed
You will only get paid if your answer is accepted. Even if your answer is correct and insightful, it still may not get accepted. This means you could do a lot of work without getting paid.
There is no fixed price
Customers are allowed to set the fee for the questions they ask. This means that even if your answer is accepted, you could earn next to nothing.
You need to be accurate
The rating you receive is based on how accurate your answers are. Your answers are rated by customers, and the ratings are visible to other potential customers. You are more likely to get repeat work if customers are satisfied with your answers.
You should be a true expert. This role is only open to people who have specialist knowledge. You are unlikely to be able to find answers to the questions simply by doing a Google search. If you don’t know your stuff, this job is not for you.
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If you are looking for a way to make money in your spare time, Just Answer could be the way to go. It is worth checking out the list of subjects that you can be an expert in. If you qualify, it may be worth completing the signup process.
It can take time to complete the verification process and start making money. In the beginning, you are likely to find that your income from the site is rather low. However, once you have established a reputation and have a high rating, the money could start flowing in.
All the very best becoming a JustAnswer Expert!