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How does one get invited to the Quora Partner Program? What criteria do they use, or is it completely random?
I live in Germany. I got an invite to the Quora partner program the day I landed in USA for a business trip. So from what I understand, irrespective of the number of views on your answers, there is some additional eligibility criteria for you to even get an email invite.If you read the terms of service, point 1 states:Eligibility. You must be located in the United States to participate in this Program. If you are a Quora employee, you are eligible to participate and earn up to a maximum of $200 USD a month. You also agree to be bound by the Platform Terms (https://www.quora.com/about/tos) as a condition of participation.Again, if you check the FAQ section:How can other people I know .participate?The program is invite-only at this time, but we intend to open it up to more people as time goes on.So my guess is that Quora is currently targeting people based out of USA, who are active on Quora, may or may not be answering questions frequently ( I have not answered questions frequently in the past year or so) and have a certain number of consistent answer views.Edit 1: Thanks to @Anita Scotch, I got to know that the Quora partner program is now available for other countries too. Copying Anuta’s comment here:If you reside in one of the Countries, The Quora Partner Program is active in, you are eligible to participate in the program.” ( I read more will be added, at some point, but here are the countries, currently eligible at this writing,) U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Australia.11/14/2018Edit 2 : Here is the latest list of countries with 3 new additions eligible for the Quora Partner program:U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, India and Brazil.Thanks to Monoswita Rez for informing me about this update.
How do you know if you need to fill out a 1099 form?
Assuming that you are talking about 1099-MISC.  Note that there are other 1099s.check this post - Form 1099 MISC Rules & RegulationsQuick answer - A Form 1099 MISC must be filed for each person to whom payment is made of:$600 or more for services performed for a trade or business by people not treated as employees,Rent or prizes and awards that are not for service ($600 or more) and royalties ($10 or more),any fishing boat proceeds,gross proceeds of $600, or more paid to an attorney during the year, orWithheld any federal income tax under the backup withholding rules regardless of the amount of the payment, etc.
Musicians: How many songs do you think you'd need to perform to fill out a two-hour gig?
A two-hour gig? That's 120 minutes of on stage performance or setup inclusion? I'll go with stage time, and also assume you've negotiated appropriate setup, and such.Another assumption is genre. I'll assume it's pop structured (as most radio friendly music is these days), so average song time would be roughly 3 and a half minutes…give or take.You're looking at roughly 30 songs. Thats…over 2 hours. Now, that's a rough estimate, as song times vary, etc.Oh, but wait. You'll need to include breaks, for “personnel” i.e. the band members. Normally, the drummer will need the longest break, followed by others. The drummer is using all four limbs continuously, so…they need them.If you're headlining, and depending on what you've negotiated, you might not be allotted “dead air”, so someone's staying on stage on breaks. Usually, that means at least a guitar player and/or the singer. Maybe not a long guitar solo, but…maybe an acoustic filler/singalong for the crowd. Plus, in between banter, there's that too (paring that down was always a plus for us back in the day)So, practice 30ish and get them flawless, because you're only going to need 20ish. Why 30ish? Because…more is good for flexibility. Always. Plus, it allows you to keep your set list semi-”fresh”, while only putting in a little extra work.setlist.fm - the setlist wiki is a good resource for structuring a setlist in a professional way (I wish it was around during the “trial and error” days.)
What should I do to overcome the feeling of loneliness?
Loneliness, can bring about stress and an unbearable feeling, or fear, of being alone. Loneliness can keep us from enjoying life. To feel lonely is to feel separated and disconnected from others in our lives.(my current state)1 - Sit down and accept that you're broken. Embrace it. Pamper yourself. Give yourself love. I am not joking. This takes the pressure off you to be a "normal person." There is no normal person. We're all broken in different places. Anyone pretending to be normal is putting on a show and is not living a full life.2 - Find a wide variety of things you love and enjoy. Video games? Sure. Reading? Sure. Biking? Why not. Don't center your life around any single one of them. Open yourself up to the variety of the world. You can be an anxious person who bikes. You can be a lonely person who reads. You can be an insecure person who learns something. The world is as much yours as it is mine.3 - Forgive others. That forgiveness will rebound into your heart and free you in ways you can't imagine. Knowing that you have all these crippling issues, don't become the person that turns around and hates on everyone else. Find that tender open part inside you and nourish it. Be understanding and be kind and you will absolutely fall in love with yourself.4-You realize, in the bottom of your heart, that everything's gonna be ok. :)Fear of mistakes are often worse than making the mistakes themselves.Deep breaths and good posture help too, more than you'd think.AND THE MOST IMPORTANT PART5-Learn to be alone. When factors in life turns to being alone, it can be the loneliness that is more painful than the alone-ness. In other words, alone-ness and loneliness are not the same things – ever though it may feel like they are the same. By learning to be alone, you are better able to control the negative emotions that loneliness can cause.Stay happy!&Keep smiling
Do military members have to pay any fee for leave or fiancee forms?
NOOOOOOO. You are talking to a military romance scammer. I received an email from the US Army that directly answers your question that is pasted below please keep reading.I believe you are the victim of a military Romance Scam whereas the person you are talking to is a foreign national posing as an American Soldier claiming to be stationed overseas on a peacekeeping mission. That's the key to the scam they always claim to be on a peacekeeping mission.Part of their scam is saying that they have no access to their money that their mission is highly dangerous.If your boyfriend girlfriend/future husband/wife is asking you to do the following or has exhibited this behavior, it is a most likely a scam:Moves to private messaging site immediately after meeting you on Facebook or SnapChat or Instagram or some dating or social media site. Often times they delete the site you met them on right after they asked you to move to a more private messaging siteProfesses love to you very quickly & seems to quote poems and song lyrics along with using their own sort of broken language, as they profess their love and devotion quickly. They also showed concern for your health and love for your family.Promises marriage as soon as he/she gets to state for leave that they asked you to pay for.They Requests money (wire transfers) and Amazon, iTune ,Verizon, etc gift cards, for medicine, religious practices, and leaves to come home, internet access, complete job assignments, help sick friend, get him out of trouble, or anything that sounds fishy.The military does provide all the soldier needs including food medical Care and transportation for leave. Trust me, I lived it, you are probably being scammed. I am just trying to show you examples that you are most likely being connned.Below is an email response I received after I sent an inquiry to the US government when I discovered I was scammed. I received this wonderful response back with lots of useful links on how to find and report your scammer. And how to learn more about Romance Scams.Right now you can also copy the picture he gave you and do a google image search and you will hopefully see the pictures of the real person he is impersonating. this doesn't always work and take some digging. if you find the real person you can direct message them and alert them that their image is being used for scamming.Good Luck to you and I'm sorry this may be happening to you. please continue reading the government response I received below it's very informative.   You have contacted an email that is monitored by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command. Unfortunately, this is a common concern. We assure you there is never any reason to send money to anyone claiming to be a Soldier online. If you have only spoken with this person online, it is likely they are not a U.S. Soldier at all. If this is a suspected imposter social media profile, we urge you to report it to that platform as soon as possible. Please continue reading for more resources and answers to other frequently asked questions:  How to report an imposter Facebook profile: Caution-https://www.facebook.com/help/16... Caution-https://www.facebook.com/help/16...   Answers to frequently asked questions:  - Soldiers and their loved ones are not charged money so that the Soldier can go on leave.  - Soldiers are not charged money for secure communications or leave.  - Soldiers do not need permission to get married.  - Soldiers emails are in this format: john.doe.mil@mail.mil Caution-mailto: john.doe.mil@mail.mil anything ending in .us or .com is not an official email account.  - Soldiers have medical insurance, which pays for their medical costs when treated at civilian health care facilities worldwide – family and friends do not need to pay their medical expenses.  - Military aircraft are not used to transport Privately Owned Vehicles.  - Army financial offices are not used to help Soldiers buy or sell items of any kind.  - Soldiers deployed to Combat Zones do not need to solicit money from the public to feed or house themselves or their troops.  - Deployed Soldiers do not find large unclaimed sums of money and need your help to get that money out of the country.  Anyone who tells you one of the above-listed conditions/circumstances is true is likely posing as a Soldier and trying to steal money from you.  We would urge you to immediately cease all contact with this individual.  For more information on avoiding online scams and to report this crime, please see the following sites and articles:   This article may help clarify some of the tricks social media scammers try to use to take advantage of people: Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/61432/ Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/61432/   CID advises vigilance against 'romance scams,' scammers impersonating Soldiers  Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/180749 Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/180749   FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center: Caution-http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx Caution-http://www.ic3.gov/default.aspx   U.S. Army investigators warn public against romance scams: Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/130... Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/130...   DOD warns troops, families to be cybercrime smart -Caution-http://www.army.mil/article/1450... Caution-http://www.army.mil/article/1450...   Use caution with social networking  Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/146... Caution-https://www.army.mil/article/146...    Please see our frequently asked questions section under scams and legal issues. Caution-http://www.army.mil/faq/ Caution-http://www.army.mil/faq/ or visit Caution-http://www.cid.army.mil/ Caution-http://www.cid.army.mil/ .  The challenge with most scams is determining if an individual is a legitimate member of the US Army. Based on the Privacy Act of 1974, we cannot provide this information. If concerned about a scam you may contact the Better Business Bureau (if it involves a solicitation for money), or local law enforcement. If you're involved in a Facebook or dating site scam, you are free to contact us direct, (571) 305-4056.   If you have a social security number, you can find information about Soldiers online at Caution-https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/sc... Caution-https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/appj/sc... . While this is a free search, it does not help you locate a retiree, but it can tell you if the Soldier is active duty or not.  If more information is needed such as current duty station or location, you can contact the Commander Soldier's Records Data Center (SRDC) by phone or mail and they will help you locate individuals on active duty only, not retirees. There is a fee of $3.50 for businesses to use this service. The check or money order must be made out to the U.S. Treasury. It is not refundable. The address is:  Commander Soldier's Records Data Center (SRDC) 8899 East 56th Street Indianapolis, IN 46249-5301 Phone: 1-866-771-6357  In addition, it is not possible to remove social networking site profiles without legitimate proof of identity theft or a scam. If you suspect fraud on this site, take a screenshot of any advances for money or impersonations and report the account on the social networking platform immediately.  Please submit all information you have on this incident to Caution-www.ic3.gov Caution-http://www.ic3.gov (FBI website, Internet Criminal Complaint Center), immediately stop contact with the scammer (you are potentially providing them more information which can be used to scam you), and learn how to protect yourself against these scams at Caution-http://www.ftc.gov Caution-http://www.ftc.gov (Federal Trade Commission's website)
Why don't schools teach children about taxes and bills and things that they will definitely need to know as adults to get by in life?
Departments of education and school districts always have to make decisions about what to include in their curriculum.  There are a lot of life skills that people need that aren't taught in school.  The question is should those skills be taught in schools?I teach high school, so I'll talk about that.  The typical high school curriculum is supposed to give students a broad-based education that prepares them to be citizens in a democracy and to be able to think critically.  For a democracy to work, we need educated, discerning citizens with the ability to make good decisions based on evidence and objective thought.  In theory, people who are well informed about history, culture, science, mathematics, etc., and are capable of critical, unbiased thinking, will have the tools to participate in a democracy and make good decisions for themselves and for society at large.  In addition to that, they should be learning how to be learners, how to do effective, basic research, and collaborate with other people.  If that happens, figuring out how to do procedural tasks in real life should not provide much of a challenge.  We can't possibly teach every necessary life skill people need, but we can help students become better at knowing how to acquire the skills they need.  Should we teach them how to change a tire when they can easily consult a book or search the internet to find step by step instructions for that?  Should we teach them how to balance a check book or teach them how to think mathematically and make sense of problems so that the simple task of balancing a check book (which requires simple arithmetic and the ability to enter numbers and words in columns and rows in obvious ways) is easy for them to figure out.  If we teach them to be good at critical thinking and have some problem solving skills they will be able to apply those overarching skills to all sorts of every day tasks that shouldn't be difficult for someone with decent cognitive ability  to figure out.  It's analogous to asking why a culinary school didn't teach its students the steps and ingredients to a specific recipe.  The school taught them about more general food preparation and food science skills so that they can figure out how to make a lot of specific recipes without much trouble.  They're also able to create their own recipes.So, do we want citizens with very specific skill sets that they need to get through day to day life or do we want citizens with critical thinking, problem solving, and other overarching cognitive skills that will allow them to easily acquire ANY simple, procedural skill they may come to need at any point in their lives?
How much money have you made from the Quora Partner Program?
A2AThat’s kind of a personal question. I’m curious why you asked me specifically.I haven’t worked it a full month yet. More like 3 weeks. I’ve earned $145. I just think of questions while I’m watching TV.How much do you make a month with Quora?UPDATE 10/23/2018My first month payout was $300.00+From reading the replies here, I guess I did ok. I’m set to do about the same for my second month. That said, I spend WAY too much time creating questions and clicking answer requests.I had one question earn over $100 my first month. It was a big incentive. I also had several daily earns of $20 or more. That was enough of a motivation to continue and put time into it. The second month’s daily earns are much smaller. Lowest is about $6 and highest was $25. No big hit questions.I can not make hide nor hair of the algorithm. I only know my best earning questions are those where either external OR internal has 99% (or close to it) of the traffic. If the % of traffic splits something like 60/40, the question earns less. I’m unsure how to manipulate where traffic comes from. But if the question is all external, I leave it alone, no more A2As, and let it earn.Here are some things I’ve tried:I found I could easily come up with 20 random questions in an hour. But since my month 2 hasn’t been that great, I have tried asking A LOT of questions. I read you could ask 60 a day. So I tried that. Still good questions. But it doesn’t matter, because you still get a finite number of ASKS per day. (I’ve since been told there is no limit to the number of questions per day you can ask, just the number of people or A2As)I have tried re-ASKING on questions that earn or seem still relevant. That adds pennies day by day.I have tried focusing on ‘nurturing’ questions especially that have close to 1000 views or above, because that shows initial potential to writers. So I was thinking if it had more answers to balance out, maybe the traffic quotient would take care of itself. Very time consuming once you have over 2k questions. And it did not seem to make a huge difference. But it is a method I will continue for lack of a better one. I am splitting my A2As between questions now, asking 20 on one, 15 on another, maybe even 10 on some. Just to cover more of my questions. Since it takes hours to both create new questions, decide on A2As, I’m thinking about stopping the new questions and just trying to get existing questions more views. *shrugs*I have tried looking at WHO I’m asking to answer, selecting those with the most followers. Quora no longer displays # of followers on category lists. It didn’t work that well anyway. I rationalized that someone with 25k followers would be less likely to answer my question because they are loaded down with A2As probably. But on the off chance that one did answer, their followers might read/visit my question page. So after that wasn’t really effective, I tried asking people with 20, 40, 100 followers thinking they’d have more time to answer and also might be wanting to write and build a following. Didn’t make much difference. The same people are likely to answer my questions and I’m starting to recognize names and personalities now.I still try not to ask the same people a lot of questions because those I ask tend to be on the same or similar topic within a category that would easily show me the same list of names from question to question.Now I’m feeling a little frustrated because daily earning $10–11 without at least one viral question isn’t fun! And I am now earning a few pennies on questions that have ZERO ad impressions shown. Someone please clear up that mystery for me? It makes me mistrust the system just a little.Another thing, about merged questions. I don’t get many of those anymore thankfully. But the Quora bot seems to merge questions that are often unrelated but contain the same keyword. For example: ‘app’. If one question asks what an app can do, and another asks what app you use for a specific purpose, it’s not a merge, IMO because the answers would be different.It doesn’t help me that Quora updates earnings after 4 am. I am unable to go to bed until I know if my efforts were on the right path. I despise an unknown. But that is all I have, still. Unknown variables, a lot of time put in guessing, and a bit of disappointment that daily earnings aren’t worth the effort.Finally, I came across a ‘partner’ who asks questions like this:What is 8+8+8+8x8+8+8+8+8+8x8+8?Dozens and dozens of questions on his profile like that one. And ironically many of them answered 50 times!! THAT guy might be onto something.Cheers all and let’s make some money!
How do I respond to a request for a restraining order? Do I need to fill out a form?
As asked of me specifically,The others are right, you will likely need a lawyer. But to answer your question, there is a response form to respond to a restraining order or order of protection. Worst case the form is available at the courthouse where your hearing is set to be heard in, typically at the appropriate clerk's window, which may vary, so ask any of the clerk's when you get there.You only have so many days to respond, and it will specify in the paperwork.You will also have to appear in court on the date your hearing is scheduled.Most courts have a department that will help you respond to forms at no cost. I figure you are asking because you can't afford an attorney which is completely understandable.The problem is that if you aren't represented and the other person is successful in getting a temporary restraining order made permanent in the hearing you will not be allowed at any of the places the petitioner goes, without risking arrest.I hope this helps.Not given as legal advice-