Knowledgebase : FAQ's for Experts > Being Paid as An Expert
  You can request your earnings at any time and simply specify that you want your payment to include the entire month's earnings.  Keep in mind that while you can request it at any time, payments are only made at the beginning of each month, within the first four business days.
No. Paypal is currently the only method of payment available. If you do not have a Paypal account, you can create one by going to

JustAnswer is not responsible for reporting your income to the IRS.  The burden of reporting rests solely on the Expert.  Be sure to consult a tax professional if you have concerns about your JustAnswer earnings.
You get paid if and when a Customer accepts your answer. Let's say you answer a $10 question... If the Customer accepts (pays for) your answer, you will get an email and will see your share in your Just Answer account immediately. Once your JustAnswer account is above $20, request payment and JustAnswer will PayPal the money to you at the beginning of the next month (within the first four business days).
Before you can be paid, you will have to request your earnings and tell JustAnswer how much of your earnings you'd like to receive. You can do so here.

You can request to receive no earnings, a specified amount of your earnings or you can request to receive all of your earnings every month. JustAnswer will send your earnings to the PayPal account you specify within the first 4 business days of the month.
A moderator MAY be able to give you a "no click accept" in a situation like this.

Here are the rules:

1.) A 'Thank You' from a Customer is not enough to gain the Accept -- if a Customer thanks you, that is a perfect invitation/opportunity for you to ask them for the Accept.

2.) The Customer must clearly state (either on the question thread, or in an e-mail or PM) that they Accept the answer. The word 'Accept' does not have to be used. They could, instead, say something like: 'Please pay [Expert's name or Username]'.

3.) If there is an answer from more than one Expert on the question thread, the Customer must clearly indicate which answer they want to Accept/pay for or which Expert they want to pay.

4.) Requests for 'No-Click Accepts involving Customer statements on the question thread can be submitted by the Expert. Please include a Link/URL to the question in the request.

5.) Customer statements/requests made by e-mail must be submitted directly by the Customer.

6.) No-Click Accept Requests (from Experts or directly from customers) should be submitted via e-mail to: [email protected].

7.) Accepts gained under this policy will be paid under the usual ratings-related percentages. However, payments will be reduced to the extent that the question value (dollar amount) exceeds the dollar amount on deposit in the customer's JustAnswer account.

8.) With the exception of Rule #7, Accepts gained under this policy will be treated in exactly the same manner (e.g. with respect to statistics, ratings, reports, etc.) as 'normal' Accepts.

9.) This policy takes effect on 01/25/2006 and is not retroactive. Answer posts submitted to questions which were closed prior to the effective date are not eligible. Answer posts submitted to re-listed question threads are eligible if the Answer posts are dated on, or after, the effective date of this policy.
Compensation Overview

Payment Structure for New Experts

As a new Expert you will need to progress through a total of 3 Stages before you become an Unrestricted Stage 4 Expert which enables you to earn the same earnings as the tenured Experts on the site. Below is an overview of the stages and their Payment Structures.

Accepted Answers

When a customer accepts an answer, the accept revenues are split depending on the different Expert Stages. The details of the split are listed below. Here is an example of the Stage 4 Expert Split.

Stage Percentage of Accept Earnings Paid to Expert
1 25%
2 25%
3 35%
4 50%


If the customer is incredibly satisfied with the service provided, the customer can also elect to pay a bonus. All Experts who have not progressed to Stage 4 receive a flat bonus payment of 50%. After progressing to Stage 4, the payment structure changes to a flat payout of 75% of the bonus.
JustAnswer pays out Expert earnings by the fourth business day of each month. However, we cannot guarantee a time that the payments will be made. It may be early in the morning or late in the evening. If you have not received your payment by the close of the fourth business day (PST), you can email Customer Service at [email protected] to find out the status of your payment.
“Earnings Subtotal” is the total dollar amount you have earned via customer accepts and bonuses in the current month. “Current Earnings on Account” is the current account balance, which includes the Earnings Subtotal for the month, and also takes into account any manual adjustments to your account (e.g. for refunds) , and any earnings from a previous month that have not yet been paid out.

For example, if an Expert earns US$18.75 in accepts for October, that doesn’t meet the US$20 threshold for payout, so that would carry over to the next month, as part of the Current Earnings on Account in November. But you wouldn’t see the US$18.75 in the Earnings Subtotal report for November, since that only reflects money earned via customer accepts and bonuses for the month of November.