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Tip #3 – Be a researcher

It may surprise some of us, people willing to pay someone to go research an answer to questions they don’t have time to answer themselves. Like, “How to choose a smartphone?” or “How to apply to UK universities?” or “How to travel and backpack Thailand on a Budget?” so on and so forth…

Where Shall We Begin? Where to look for places where people pay for answers? My suggestion is start to join mailing list or internet forum. Listen to what people are discussing in Twitter, Facebook, Linked-in and see if anything you could do.
Checkout some of the fee-based ‘knowledge market’ or Q&A website:

  1. Expert-Exchange – a marketplace where buyers could offer payment to have their questions answered.
  2. NineSigma and Innocentive – Firms post scientific problems and a choose reward.
  3. Uclue – is a fee-based research service staffed by former Google Answers Researchers.
  4. Mahalo Answers – users may ask questions for free or provide a monetary reward.

Free Knowledge Market website (often limiting the quality of the answers):

  1. Yahoo Answers
  2. Windows Live QnA
  3. Ask Metafilter
  4. Wikipedia Reference Desk
  5. Stack Overflow
  6. Vark.com
  7. 3form Free Knowledge Exchange
  8. Knowledge iN
  9. Prepare 4 interview

Tip #2 – Find a need in a niche and fill it.

If you subscribe to forums, Facebook, Twitter or any other online social media sites, you may aware people are complaining that they can’t find certain things online eg spare parts for their car or they might have missed out their favorite concert because they can’t get the tickets or someone is looking for antique stuff for their dad’s birthday… and so on and so forth.

Your role is to analyse all the needs and be the middleman who help all these buyers to fulfill their dreams and get paid. How would you get paid? Good question! You could simply charge for the service or you could resell the item at higher prices.


Tip #1 – Online Monitoring Service

Online forums, weblogs and Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, Wikis are getting more and more popular. World-class brands and SME business owners are concern when someone talk bad about their products or services. Just imagine if their competitor manipulated their Wikipedia page or posted some negative comments on their forum or website – the management team would like to be the first one to be notified.

These sort of jobs are usually not advertised and almost available in any countries and any languages. If you are interested, you need to contact the business owner and discuss the service you could offer to their company.

Good luck!