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Yahoo Answers to add YPN to Allow Users to Earn Income

Very interesting news today out of the YPN camp that Yahoo Answers have a feature ‘coming soon’ that will allow those contributing to it to add their YPN ID in order to earn money off the ads on pages that they contribute to. Jen has the scoop on this writing:

‘There is no word yet on how exactly this will work, other than it is tied to those who answer questions. And there are currently no ads running on Yahoo! Answers, so it is unclear if ads will be added, and clicks on ads would be shared with answer contributors. Yahoo! Answers also works on a point system, so earnings could potentially be earned in accordance to the number of points earned in the system.’

In a sense this is very similar to what systems like Squidoo and Gather are doing – inviting people to create content on their sites in return for income.

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Comments

  1. That’s funny, I didn’t know there was a Yahoo Answers. I guess I haven’t been paying attention.

  2. Chris Albon says:

    I will NEVER write for someone else.

    A whole bunch of people wrote their *BEEP* off for epinions, but then the company decided to change their pricing plan and people making $XXX before ended up making $X/month. But everyone couldn’t move their content elsewhere because they had signed away ownership.

    Don’t trust someone else with your content.

  3. I looked at Yahoo Answers the other day and thought it looked nicely done technically, but the content in there looked like it was all written by ill-informed preteens.

    Also, I would have liked to add my own answer to a question that had been answered rather poorly, but it said the question was closed.

  4. Darnell says:

    Blog Explosion is doing something similiar with their blog charm site (I’ll post more later on my weblog).

    I’ve never been a fan of Yahoo ever since the “China incident” and I’ll probably never post there as it seems like a joke version of Google Answers.

    PS

    Good to see Ad Sense on your blog again…because now I can discover more blog resources instead of other random things (like how to make fido happy–ha ha).

  5. mark says:

    That is an interesting idea Yahoo has (I didn’t know they were coming up with Y! Answers too?). However, they should be some restrictions so that people don’t post 1 word/line answers just so their ID is included.

  6. Daniel says:

    I just wanted to shout out that since i swiched on over to YPN from adsense my gross yeild has done more that tripled. When I first started using YPN my account was only recieving 3-4 dollars a day, but when i changed the channel to Debt and Finance related material i has shot up to an average of 15.00+ a day which comes to about 400 a month in revenue. If anyone has found which advertisments give the most CPC please shoot me an e-mail at [email protected]. Thanks in Advance.

  7. butlimous says:

    I wonder when this YPN be international to beat Adsense!