How much is £780?

Ann Hinds By Ann Hinds, 3rd Aug 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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Teachable moments abound. When you live in the US and get really complacent, something really small can remind you that this is a very big world. There is a really good article on the Wikinut site that every new writer should read. The problem is the money does not make sense. So how much is £780 in dollars?

Currency Conversion Rates?

It is very helpful to read "A successful and simple Wikinit page". It explains in detail the best ways to make money on Wikinut and the steps to guide a beginner to promote articles. However, the money is in pounds and I don't have a clue what that is. This is the time to get creative and do a little research. When you write for a company that is not US based, you need to get on the same page. Where do you find currency conversion rates?

Simple, you go to the internet and type in currency conversion rates or you look to other sites where people have done the work for you. Did I not already say I was complacent, let's add lazy too. Why should I have to do the math when someone has already done it for me?

Currency conversion rate calculators

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This site promptly brought up another problem. Pounds to dollars is not a fixed amount. It can fluctuate.minute by minute. How does one determine what amount of money one can make if it changes from day to day? Didn't think of that when I signed up for Wikinut. Anyway, this site has 85 currencies that can be converted and list the top 10. It's pretty handy.

Then I lucked out and found an article with lots of currency converters. Where to convert currency online has lots of choices. I am quite certain that I never will need to convert my own earning but it does make one wonder.


According to the conversion rate £780 is $1,239.17 in good old American dollars. That is helpful but tomorrow it may be $1089.27 or $1386.48. Oh well, it really doesn't matter. Someone is actually willing to pay me to wonder how they pay me and that's great too.

Now, where do I get that little symbol (£) that means money in the UK? It's not on my computer.


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author avatar Ann Hinds
As a grandparent raising a grandchild, I have a different viewpoint of grandparenting and tend to write to that view. Travel is a big part of what we do and we travel in vintage trailers.

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author avatar Retired
3rd Aug 2010 (#)

Thanks Ann, this is just what I wanted to know:) I had no idea what a pound was in dollars. Great article:)

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author avatar Doreen
3rd Aug 2010 (#)

for as many years as I spent in finance, I never lost the curiosity of those "symbols". My favorite one being ¥ since the funds I dealt with were in said currency. A WHOLE bunch of those make a dollar :)

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author avatar M. J. Joachim
3rd Aug 2010 (#)

ROFL...this is a great article, Ann!

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author avatar Diane
3rd Aug 2010 (#)

Where was this article three years ago when I needed it! lol Well done, Ann.

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author avatar Retired
3rd Aug 2010 (#)

Ann, you are something! Both amusing and informative, what more can we ask for?

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author avatar PhyllisM
26th Aug 2010 (#)

thanks for posting this article i was wondering about this!

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author avatar Virginia Allain
21st Jan 2011 (#)

Ann, you are a bundle of energy, writing for Helium, Squidoo and now Wikinut. Quite interesting.

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