Helium writers?

United States
April 17, 2007 5:58pm CST
I just wanted to see how many fellow Helium writers are on Mylot? I joined a few days ago but just wrote my first couple of articles today. I was wondering about the amounts that they pay for articles written? I know it differs but how much have you been paid per article and what do they go by as far as on a paying basis? If anyone wants to read my articles and rate it, will they even let people do that? http://www.helium.com/user/show/139225 and if you want to comment on here with yours, I'll do the same for you. I look forward to reading all of your articles.
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12 responses
@Impervious (1154)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I did join helium but found them to be rather a pain. It takes three days or so before your article is even published and then they often would suggest changes and resubmission and that would start the process over again. So I bailed. But while it was not for me I wish you luck with your articles. Also I know that there were alot of people complaining about the low pay, but others were just happy to have the place to put their articles.
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• United States
17 Apr 07
Thanks for the luck, I definitely can use all the luck that I can muster. LOL. I'm happy with making anything. Anything definitely beats a blank especially when you can make it while sitting at home. :)
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• United States
17 Apr 07
I'm a Helium writer and the best advice I can give you is rate other writers' articles. Not only does it filter out the unwanted writers who post horrible articles but it also gives you ideas to write on. There's also the marketplace which is where I made 17 dollars off one article. That goes back to the rating system. The person who gets a rating of 1 wins the money and the website will buy your article. They can go as high as 200 dollars for an article and believ me it takes a while to earn on Helium. But go to the forums, make yourself known to everyone so they can see your profile and view your articles. I get paid pennies a day from the page views so it's worth it to participate in the marketplace. I'd say join the contests but you have to write A LOT! There is much competition in the contest so I just gave up on that. People wrote like 50 articles in one weekly contest and I mean 50 for one writer, not 50 total. My page is http://www.helium.com/user/show/71519
3 people like this
• United States
17 Apr 07
I've rated a lot of articles already and all I can say is that some of them that come up for rating makes me actually feel like a decent writer which is saying a lot. Haha. I'm headed to your Helium page now, it's sad that they don't have a friend add feature.
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@AnythngArt (3305)
• United States
17 Apr 07
I haven't been writing on Helium that long either, and I would love to know the secret to how they figure out how much money you earn! They have a contest going now and that seems to be the best way to earn a little cash, but now that everyone knows that, it's much harder to win. In past weeks I won $5, but this week, I've written a lot, and my name isn't even on the list. I think that if you are going to spend time researching articles, you might as well write for sites like Associated Content and Constant Content, where you get paid better per article. Helium is quick writing if you know the topic, but many seem to require research. Still, it seems that I earn a little something every day, so I keep doing it.
• United States
17 Apr 07
I'm on Associated Content, still waiting for my first article to be published but I just recieved the offer for it today. I'm also a member of Constant Content and put in an article but they ended up rejecting it. Maybe I'll submit one of my articles I wrote for Helium. I just keep the frame of mind that even earning a little every day, that little will add up with determination. :)
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@Mike07 (505)
• United States
17 Apr 07
Honestly you are much better off at AC. Helium does not pay great. I'll show you. Here's my page at Helium: http://www.helium.com/user/show/65924 For all these articles I have so far made $43. I have less than half these on AC and they have paid me almost $300 so far. Your articles on Helium are more than good enough for AC.
• United States
17 Apr 07
That is alot of articles and quite a few #1's and for such a low pay out of it, I'm glad that I've been posting my articles I write exclusively for Helium over on AC non exclusively. That's what's supposed to be done if you have it posted elsewhere, right?
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@Mike07 (505)
• United States
18 Apr 07
Yes that's the way to do it. I also put some articles on Constant Content. If your already published on AC, Constant Content will turn you down. But if your already on Helium, Constant Content doesn't care. It's like Helium doesn't really count as being published.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I wondered why constant content never accepts my articles. Now I know. I thought it was just because I'm not that great of a writer or something. AC is now officially my favorite. That's great earnings, definitely. Thanks!
@mehale (2200)
• United States
18 Apr 07
I have been a member of Helium since November of last year and my earnings are now a little over $12, however I have not been able to write and rate (or promote) as much as I would have liked to. I was unable to visit the site for almost 3 months because my computer crashed and it took me a while to replace it - also I drive a truck for a living and am limited to what time I can spend on the internet.I only have around 50 very short articles. The thing is, the more articles you have, the more you will earn because each article keeps earning for you. Some topics seem to be more popular and earn more money than others. It also helps to answer questions that are on the home page. Another way to increase your earnings at Helium is to promote your articles. If you have a web page or a blog, place links to your articles there. You can also add links to them as a signature to your emails. The more people that see and read your articles, the more money you will make. It is also important to rate as many articles as you can. The more you rate, the more your articles are rated.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I share a pc with seven other people so I'm trying to save some of what I earn to put towards a new pc because my personal one crashed beyond fixing. Mainly my fault for trying to fix it to begin with but I'll overlook that fact. LOL. Thanks for the tips, I'll be sure to do that most definitely.
• United States
18 Apr 07
I just started up at Helium yesterday. I wrote one article (just a recipe), but it's good to see these responses from pros. It looks like the best idea is to spread your material out among a few of these pay-per article sites. I think that'll be my plan from now on.
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I agree. Helium doesn't seem like earnings are really enough to do anything with unless you're in the monthly contests but personally I don't have the time nor motivation to write approximately 500 articles a month to even be considered. LOL. I'd definitely say to just write and post to all of them. Helium and AC especially as AC seems to be the best pay of the two. CC tends to always reject me because I'm published at AC so I've basically given up. LOL.
• United States
18 Apr 07
i too had justed started with helium and i have not yet figured it out on how they do thier bases on paying if anyone tells you or knows then please also let me know thank you
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Your guess is good as mine. The earnings department is said to be slow and so far I agree. However, my earnings total for like five articles has only came to 3 cents so far so I'm not real sure on how to take that other than I heard you're supposed to promote your articles to others.
@nancygibson (3738)
• France
18 Apr 07
I've had very little success with Helium, I get infinitely better payouts from Triond. I joined both at the same time, have done the same amountof work on each, and get something every month from Triond but have had no payment at all yet from Helium
• United States
19 Apr 07
Triond is something I've yet to hear about, if they do referrals, link me and I'll sign up under you. How much have you made from Triond?
• Jordan
18 Apr 07
Ive checked out helium.. I think im going to join under you later today (im busy now at work) and start writing... This is a good opportunity for me to write about my business and expand my horizons:)
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• United States
19 Apr 07
You should also try AC if you're not a member already as it pays much better than Helium. However, on AC it usually takes a week after submitting before you get an offer from them. But writing between Helium and AC should earn you a little extra, but more so AC than Helium because I have 5 articles on Helium and only made 0.03 cents so far.
@Zerzis (558)
• India
18 Apr 07
hello friends, i am new to world of writing and earning. I dont know helium, i dont know constant content neither associated content. Would you please guide me which is good? Can i write technical things - i mean i am a computer science engineer so will be my technical articles accepted? I can also write about social things, things happening in my country, culture, love, feelings emotions...etc etc things. I just want to know what type of writings we can submit? and which pay us good. Someone said that articles with high demand keywords are rated more. CAn someone help me take decisions? You can drop me a message or simly comment here only i will regularly check this discussion.. Thanks..this is a great discussion for me.. Bye and takecare//
• United States
19 Apr 07
So far I've noticed that AC is the best one to be published from as it pays alot more than Helium does. Other than that, CC won't publish me at all so I've given up on them all together. I'd say go with www.associatedcontent.com
@Jennifer21 (2476)
• United States
18 Apr 07
Actually, I have tried this site. You have to write extremelly good posts in order to rate higher than others writing in the same topic. Your topics may only earn you 1-2 cents per post. I don't like it at all. I have posted 5 topics and only have 3 cents. So it is either that I am not a good typer and my topics are not interesting (although I use the suggested titles),or it is just a site that doesn't pay worth a damn. That is just my opinion, it means nothing if you are making money. I hope you have better luck then I did.
• United States
19 Apr 07
So far I've only made three cents also. Which is why I think I like AC alot better. LOL. I do use the suggested titles though, certain ones that actually seem to interest me. Thanks for commenting!
@mssnow (9496)
• United States
18 Apr 07
Nice articles. You do a great job. I think you should enter the weekly drawings. I do write for them although I haven't written for a while over there. I still manage to make about 10 dollars a month. Here is my web page. http://www.helium.com/user/show/12606
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• United States
19 Apr 07
Thanks! I don't even know much about any weekly drawings as I'm just starting to learn my way around but maybe. Ten dollars a month from Helium? I'm on three cents right at the moment. LOL. I have a long way to go to catch up to you. I'm heading to read your articles now.