The digital world has opened up many new ways for freelancers to find work that they can do from home. One of the most interesting new trends is the rise of marketplaces where professionals can share their know-how. The experts typically answer questions from the public for a fee.
In our latest post for the AARP’s Life Reimagined site, Make Money as an Online Expert, we look at how pros, ranging from appliance repair specialists to career coaches, are bringing their knowledge to online communities such as Pearl and Maestro Market.
Often, these sites are not just a way to make money. One attorney told me how much he enjoyed being able to help average Americans who might not ordinarily be able to afford to hire a lawyer by the hour. He helps answer their questions for $10 to $25.
The number of such sites is still relatively small, but this will be an interesting space to watch in years to come.