Ok, quite some time ago I promised I'd talk more about ChaCha. The reason I didn't get into it too much before is that I couldn't invite anyone to become a guide anyway! Now, they have opened up invitations again, and I just thought I'd share this great opportunity.
ChaCha gives folks like me (and maybe you!) the chance to earn some money from home while doing something that we enjoy -- searching the web. When you sign up to be a guide, you pick three areas of expertize. These are your keywords. Then you begin doing training on those keywords. Experienced guides play the part of searchers and ask you to find them websites based on your chosen words. They also answer questions and often provide hints and tips to help you learn to be a great guide. At the end of each session you get a rating. Once you have about 10 positively rated searches on any one of your keywords, you get to go Pro. This can take as little as an hour to do. From that point forward you begin to earn money. Actual web-searchers will ask you queries. You just find them sites that fit their needs and then they rate your results. The pay scale is difficult to explain, but the site suggests that you can make up to $10 per hour of active searching time. You get to set your own hours: log in and out whenever you like.
For more info, take a peek at the ABC News review of ChaCha... This IS NOT a get rich quick scheme. It IS a great, fun way to make some extra cash. And who couldn't use that?
If you'd like an invitation, just send an e-mail to the following address with the subject "ChaCha." Serious interest only please. I have a limited number of invites right now.