Can anyone help me with Associated Content? I submitted an article to them

associated content - I need help with this site
United States
May 22, 2007 5:30pm CST
and it was rejected. Oh well no problem there with me anyways. I guess I am not sure just what kind of articles they are looking for. Do they have to be your own or can one submit say for instance headlines of the news? I am asking any one who is a member there to please PLEASE help me with getting something published through them. Do they accept poems that the submitter has a copy right to? I have searched their site for answers and help and I just can't figure it out. If any one can help me it would be greatly appreciated here. As I know money can be made with this site. SO any pointers will help me greatly. Thanks!
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10 responses
22 May 07
I have only written one for them and they accepted it but I do not receive payment cos I am a non-US citizen. My friend got one rejected though cos he didn't use paragraphs properly. I have seen poems on there so I know it is allowed.
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• United States
23 May 07
That's what I am thinking there are just so many rules you have to go by and if you do something wrong they reject your article.
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• United States
23 May 07
You can resubmit if a piece is rejected. You can leave it as is and submit for no pay, or you can edit it if you think you can make it better and resubmit for pay. Up until an offer has been made, you can make whatever changes to the piece you like, including changing whether it's exclusive or non-exclusive. Exclusive simply means that the piece hasn't been published elsewhere... not in print, or on another website, or even a blog. You also will not be allowed legally to use that work on other sites in the future... AC owns the rights to all exclusive content. Non-exclusive though can be something that you have published before, or may want to publish in the future. If you submit for non payment, I recommend choosing the non-exclusive option ... why give away your rights if you're not getting paid, you know?
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@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
23 May 07
I have a few articles with them and they are looking for content that people can relate to or learn from. Make sure and read as many articles as possible so you can get an idea as to the content they are looking for. Also, they have rejected some of my articles for not been specific enough. They have indicated the content is too broad. See my articles: http://associatedcontent.com/user/57124/naty_rosado.html
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• United States
23 May 07
OmyGOSH! NATY! I am so sorry to hear this about your daughter. I read the article. That is so sad. Is that pic of your daughter? I am behind what to say. I am at a loss for words right now. wow. I will continue to keep you and your family (as well as all my whole mylot family) in my prayers. God Bless.
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• United States
23 May 07
oops I am behind = I am BEYOND
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@naty1941 (2336)
• United States
23 May 07
Thank you so much for your kind words. Good luck with your writings. I have many articles in Helium also. You can read them via http://natyrosado.com
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@healwell (1268)
• Ahmedabad, India
22 May 07
sjohmson, I am really not getting you!? What is associated content? Make clear and put more infortmation of the site with its complete URL!
• United States
22 May 07
www.associatedcontent.com
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• United States
23 May 07
I have gotten paid twice. Try looking at call for content. Did they why is was rejected? They usually say.
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• United States
23 May 07
Thank you lovely I will try this. I hear one can make a lot of money there so I would like to keep trying to submit. do you care to share the link for your articles? Thanks!
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• United States
23 May 07
Poetry: they do accept your original poetry, but do not pay for it. Same with prose fiction and memoirs. They will pay for content on just about any topic, as long as it's well-written, searchable (has a good keyword density and people want to search for it), and is not too common of a topic on the site (as in, there aren't already 50 articles on the exact same subject). They don't pay often for opinion/editorials or humor, but once in a great while they will. You can submit anything for free though... if you choose the free option, I would recommend submitting as non-exclusive so that you are free to publish it elsewhere in the future. You should check out the forums over there if you haven't already. You might find some answers to your questions there too. :-)
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• Lincoln, Nebraska
24 May 07
I just randomly submitted an article about SEO and Blogging. It is far from mainstream but they accepted it. They only offered $3.68 for it but I accepted it because I wanted to get my foot in the door. I currently am working on a review of Spiderman 3, and an article about what one might expect when working in a psychiatric hospital. What was your article about? As for poems I am not sure what there acceptance and guidelines are.
@legbamel (179)
• United States
25 May 07
Just a warning, they don't pay much if at all for reviews unless they are sneak peeks or have some very different take on the subject than the ones already posted. Good luck!
• United States
23 May 07
The problem with AC now is they are looking for more creative content. Content that doesn't follow what is already on the site, or takes what is on the site and spins it into something else. You can still publish articles on the site if they are rejected, you just can't submit them for pay. The good thing about that now is you can still get money for articles that you submit without pay because of the page view bonus, but that's only if you're articles bring in the needed page views. Always search the site before you submit any content to them to see if that has already been done. If it has, try to take what you want to write about and turn it into something different. That's the key to making money and getting your articles accepted.
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• United States
24 May 07
Thank you this information helps greatly!
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
26 May 07
I have only written and published one article so far, but I guess that is a start. I would not necessarily go for the headline news unless you have some sort of a spin on it. There are bound to be many others doing the same and chances are that you will not be paid if they have many of the same type of articles. I would suggest looking over the messages that they send you in your inbox for some ideas of some of the things they might be looking for, but generally, they seem to want articles that concern current and upcoming things. Summer and elections seem to be what they are looking for right now. They have a promotion going for summer articles but it ends really soon so you might want to read the details and see if it is something you would be interested in. Another thing they have recently suggested was reviews of your local nightlife. I am working on a couple of things right now, so hopefully I will get something finished and submitted soon and it will be accepted.
@mehale (2200)
• United States
25 May 07
I have several articles published with AC, and have also had a few rejected. They want articles that are your own work, and have educational value or that will draw a lot of interest. Did they give you a reason for rejecting the article? If so, you might be able to re-write it and then submit it again and still get it published.
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23 May 07
It's the first time I heard about Associated Content. If in the future I'll know more about them I'll send you this information.