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Google Answers: How to price your question
 
If you want a fast answer to your question, you should set a higher price for your question.

Pricing Tips
  • Your price will also impact the length and level of detail in your answer, the breadth of resources consulted, and the amount of analysis done by your Researcher.
  • The more you pay, the more time and effort a Researcher will likely spend on your answer. However, this depends somewhat on the nature of your question.
  • Above all - try to pay what the information is worth to you, not what you think you can get it for - that is the best way to get a good answer - but only you can know the value of the information you seek.
  • Sample Questions at Various Price Points
    $2 - $5 Can be answered with a single link or a single piece of information. Sometimes, if a researcher is personally interested in the question's subject, they may provide a longer answer.
      Not appropriate for multipart questions.
      Only 60% of the questions asked in this price range are answered.
        How do I rid my apartment of ants?
    Question about baseball player Ted Williams and his batting average.
    How can I find the best money market funds?

    $10-$15 Can be answered with 30 minutes of work
    Most questions priced at least at $10 get answered
        Where can I find this type of patio umbrella stand?
    What do the symbols on the World Cup Soccer hat cap mean?
    Please give me a brief history of the term "economic development."

    $20-$50 Typically require at least 30 minutes of work
      Questions are very likely to get answered by Researchers
      If time is a concern for you, questions priced in this range get rapid attention
        What's the difference between witches, warlocks, and sorcerers?
    What's the easiest way to a flat tummy?
    What was the first military use of hepatitis-b vaccine?

    $50 The minimum price appropriate for complex, multi-part questions
      Researchers will typically spend at least one hour on $50 questions and be very responsive to follow-up questions
      If time is a concern for you, questions priced in this range get very rapid attention
        What are the mechanics of migraines?
    Market statistics for cookbooks and cooking magazines
    Find federal and state government IT contract documents

    $100 Researchers will typically spend between two-four hours and will do highly thorough research for questions at the $100 price level
      Please be sure to check questions priced at this level frequently as researchers are likely to have questions for you about the answer you want
      If time is a concern for you, questions priced in this range get very rapid attention
       

    Parking in New York City
    Searching for a medical practitioner
    How does infant-family bonding develop?


    $200

    Researchers will typically spend extensive amounts of time (4 hours plus) and do highly thorough research for questions at the $200 price level

      Please be sure to check questions priced at this level frequently as researchers are likely to have questions for you about the answer you want
      If time is a concern for you, questions priced in this range get extremely rapid attention
       

    Searching for Barrett's Ginger Beer
    Applications using databases
    What is the impact of a baby with Down's Syndrome on its family?

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