Friday, January 12, 2007

ChaCha Guide Pro!

I made ChaCha Guide Pro today! I get to make money for searches now. Don't get too excited for me just yet. This is only a start.

When you first start as a Guide, you choose three keywords, usually on something you're knowledgeable about. I chose; Dumbbells, Ubuntu, and Yoga. The Master Guides drill you on searches. Their job is to make sure you know the ChaCha Guide Application, follow guide procedures and protocols (in other words, be nice), and demonstrate knowledge in the keyword.

Today, I moved on to Pro with keyword Ubuntu. I'm sure you're thinking, "With all this guys raved about Ubuntu, he should have become Pro pretty quick." You'd be right. So far, I'm only Pro on that keyword, but I can now enter 43 new keywords to work on. The more difficult the subject, the higher the pay rate. I don't know what the pay rate is for Ubuntu, but I'm sure I'll find out. I checked, and there's only 4 guides using Ubuntu as a keyword, so it might have a significant pay rate. As I practice a get drilled on keywords, I'll have more opportunities for paid searches. I've added words like; Haunted Mansion, Parkour, Shoulder Exercises, Installing Ubuntu. I've got about 23 more keywords to enter. Maybe ya'll can help me come up with more? Things I know about.

The cool thing for me is; in a sense, I'm supporting Ubuntu. I'm practicing exactly what I want to be doing.

So, you'll see 'commercials' for ChaCha search here often. Kind of like this:

Are you ready to ChaCha?

Give it a try, and let me know what you think. Good or bad. What I'd really like to know is how they handle something difficult. Like, "How do you configure a Cisco Switch?" Or, "Which is better - MythTV or TiVo?" They are still building their guides and knowledge base, so technical questions will be more challenging for them. But, I'd like to know. Yes, I'll be trying it myself.

You might be thinking, "This is stupid! I can search for myself." If you're a techy type, you might be right. If you're good at searching, you're probably going to be a good guide. But what about your friend, or family member that rarely uses the computer. Or has never really used the computer. Maybe they don't know what Google really is, or what it does. THOSE people are what ChaCha was designed for. That, and subjects you know you don't know.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Gymnastics, maybe?
Super-Slow? ;-)