Get Paid for Being an Expert – It’s Good Work If You Can Get It

Today, I received an email from, an online information and advice company.  Evidently, the site considers me to be an “expert,” although in what, I’m not sure.  They encouraged me to sign up on their site, so I can begin to offer expert advice and get paid $30/hour ($.50 per minute).  Not bad work for sitting in your underware and typing on your computer.  While I am not looking for a job (not at $30 per hour thank you very much), I took the opportunity to check out Kasamba and the world of knowledge marketplaces.

While Kasamba is not the first, or by any means best advice service, it is one of the older services, founded in 1999.  They state that more than 30,000 professionals are available to provide their services to people in need. 

 If you are one of these people in need that Kasamba refers to, the categories include: Professional Counseling; Coaching $ Personal Development; Spirituality & Religion; Computers & Programming; Education & Tutoring; Health & Medicine; Business & Finance; Arts & Creative Services;  Legal Services; Home & Leisure

Each category has a number of subcategories that define the area of advice with greater granularity – from Family Law, to Graphics Arts – Java programming to Photography. Now what would be better than answering questions regarding which lens should I use when shooting my kid’s Little League game?

The service operates similarly to a number of other expert advice offerings that have been available for the past several years.  Those in search of an answer seek out the most appropriate expert.  However, with a flat $30 per hr fee, Kasamba removes the project bidding approach employed on several sites, such as, Google’s Answers, and

There are also a number of sites that offer personalized advice for free – the most popular one being Yahoo Answers, which relies on advertising revenues and “goodwill” on the part of experts.   Adding a VOIP twist to the traditional online knowledge marketplace, Ether, bridges advice seeker with expert via old-fashioned telephone connection. 

 The jury is still out as to the true value of these services.  I guess, next time my dishwasher breaksdown, I could reach for my mouse and tap into one of these expert advice platforms for my salvation.  Then again, it’s still easier to pick up the Yellow Pages and call the local plumber.


9 Responses to “Get Paid for Being an Expert – It’s Good Work If You Can Get It”

  1. kabababrubarta Says:

    Nice site! kabababrubarta

  2. online typing jobs Says:

    home online typing jobs

    typing jobs at home

  3. Real Free Home Online Jobs Says:

    Real Free Home Online Jobs…

    Real Free Home Online Jobs…

  4. work at home typing jobs no cost ever free start up Says:

    work at home typing jobs no cost ever free start up…

    work at home typing jobs no cost ever free start up…

  5. John Daniel Berryhill Says:

    I am fromTampa Florida, a upscale hairdresserof twenty-two years with advanced training with companies such as Redken, Toni and Guy, matrix, Goldwell, and many more. i practiced hair extenions for eight years and i have been certified long hair specialiet with Marton Parsons. I’ve perfrormed alot of corrective work over the year’s, and feel a big problem is due to lack aof a proper consultation. I’m looking to join a website to offer advice to clients willing to pay for expert advivce, to help make their next salon expierence a more pleasant one. I practice only the art of hairdressing, I feel that has helped stay focused as there are many area’s in the field of cosmetology.

    J.D. Berryhill

  6. Stevanus Asikin Says:

    I am Dr. Stefanus (Steve) Subrata Asikin, a professor and Summa Cum Laude qualification graduate (1.14 GPA in Philippine’s A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4 system), at Technological University of the Republic of the Philippines (TUP).

    My Doctoral Dissertation 1999’s title is originally The Interactive Multi-constraints Mathematical Economic Models for Financial Optimization, officially changed by its College of Engineering to The Asikin’s Interactive Multi-constraints Mathematical Economic Models for Financial Optimization.

    I strongly suggest you to check my records to them, both on line, oral, documentary and /or all possible necessary as needed. Those will much better, than I send you by myself.

    My nationality is Indonesian. I am 22 years experienced banker, with qualification as Master of Management, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Law. I am also studying at the Bachelor of Statistics, Doctorate of Administration and Doctorate of Education programs.

    I am also very strong in world history, geography and languages, and my historical romance (novel) published, both its English and Indonesian versions, are successfully accepted by the market (both reprinted). It is talking about the 1550-1647 AD, Portuguese Fleet’s affairs, from Europe to Japan and America.

    Please kindly send your intellectual questions and scientific problem to this E-mail, so I can give my opinion on it, and you can understand me better.

    Needless to say, please do not make a rush decision before you check them all.

    Kindly yours,

    Steve Asikin

  7. Stevanus Asikin Says:



    To understand my capability, please read my 535 pages English and Indonesian novels “Arigato, Obrigado (Thanks)”, Cakrawala Buana Indonesia Publisher,, Jl. Radio Dalam Raya No.21, Gandaria Utara, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia.

    You can see my capability in dealing with geopolitics of many places of the world, furnished by skilled discussions in mathematics, martial arts, military, Islamic and Christianity religions, politics, economics, geographic, arts, education, culture, calendar, Sanskrit alphabeth, Arabian Hijaiyah alphabeth, world’s languages and global history as well.

    You can see that Miyamoto Musashi the great swordsman, Oda Nobunaga the great unificator, Toyotomi Hideyoshi the great general and Tokugawa Ieyasu the great statesman (from Japan) could be related to Queen Elizabeth-I, Queen Mary, King James-I the holy bible translator, William Shakespeare world’s greatest writer, Vice Admiral Francis Drake, Admiral John Hawkins, Vice Admiral Walter Raleigh, Reverend John Harvard (from Britain), the great painter Pieter Paul Rubens, the great scintist Galileo Galilei (from Italy), Admiral Vasco Da Gama explorer of India, Admiral Bartholomeus Diaz explorer Cape of Good Hope, Admiral Affonso d’Albuquerque explorer of Malacca, Admiral Antonio d’Abbreu explorer of Ternate, Commodor Ferrao (Fernando/Ferdinand) de Magelan/Magelhaens the first world circum navigator (from Portugal), dos reyes Catholicos King Ferdinand de Aragon, Queen Isabella de Castiglia, saint Francis Xavier (Spanish), printing machine inventor Johann Guetenberg (German), King Babur of Ferghana, King Sher Shah Sur, King Islam Shah, King Humayun, King Akbar the Great and Shah Jahan (from Indian Mughals), Shah Tamasp of Persia, Sultan Pati Unus Pangeran Sabrang Lor of Demak, Joko Tingkir of Pajang, Aria Penangsang of Jipang, Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin of Banten, Sultan Iskandar Muda of Aceh and Ki Ageng Pamanahan, Panembahan Senopati, Sultan Anyokrowati of Mataram, Sultan Agung Anyokrokusumo (Indonesians).

    You can understand the similarities and differences of Western, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese calendar systems. Also you can easily understand mathematical square formula, even and odd median summation numerical techniques, statistical econometrics and financial geometries. You can also understand the psychology of double intelligence agents, political sub-standards, religious conflict, eagle taming, secret of happiness, etc.

    There are many useful tips and advices from me as your POLYMATH ADVISOR!!

  8. halong bay cruises Says:

    halong bay cruises…

    […]Get Paid for Being an Expert – It’s Good Work If You Can Get It « TechnoHype![…]…

  9. Thomas Wooldridge (@twool9) Says:

    Everybody thinks their Expert. How do you know for sure? Well it’s a simple process.. You just have to put the effort into it.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: