its seems simple: you sign up to shvoong, write an obstract and wait for money, well not exactly. if you read the termns and agreement you can understand that the site gets money from advertisement. to share the site on the internet isnt enough. the white area on the right that you certainly noticed is a google advertise area. which means that shvoong is a part of a google advertising program which means that the site place a number of advertisings on the site and google gives them money for that. but to get that money from google the site must click on the advertising, then google will do the count and gives the right amount of money to the site. which means that if we the users of shvoong be " interested" in the advertisings there will be no money. and the advertisings from google are according to the site so maybe some of you will be even really interested in the advertisings. well apart of the advertise it couldnt hurt to be nice. we all want our abstracts to be given a score, so does other people so please spare a second and a score according to what you think. 1st rank is a good thing.
another way is the affiliates program which gives everyone a flayer with a code. if someone finds the flayer interesting he could enter the site and enter your special code that you were the one that brought him here. when he will write an obstract youboth will get the money fot it. max 100 dollars for everyone you brough here. the flayers will work good in the right places like libraries, where the book readers are or universities where theres students that can give a lot to shvoong maybe they even need it. these who dont like the flayer idea can invite a user by email all the rulles are the same, max 100 dollars for every user you brough here. hope you you'll enjoy shvoong:)