writing for money

United States
February 16, 2008 3:05am CST
Do any of you mylotters out there belong to Helium? How much have you earned? I joined Helium nearly a year ago and am up to a whopping $2.08. To be fair, I suppose I have not spent a whole lot of time on the site. Just wondering what others' experiences have been on Helium.
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@rinaaus (1203)
• Australia
29 Feb 08
$2.08 for how many articles? Are they pay on page view or each articles? Is it hard to get approval for one article? I visit this site many times, but I don't know how they pay, how they calculate the price. If you know please share.
@p_vadla (1688)
• India
17 Feb 08
What do you mean by whopping $2.08. I just understood it as $2. Please clarify. Could you please paste the link for HELIUM?
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@rposta07 (241)
• United States
1 Mar 08
I believe you are correct in understanding it as $2 and 8 cents. The "whopping" was meant as sarcasm because it is a small amount.
• United States
29 Feb 08
I dont really care for Helium. I earned more here on Mylot in 2 days than I did in 10 days for Helium. When you write for Helium , you are ranked among your peers (or people that are a member) If you are in the top 5, thats usually when you get more page views and therefore more earnings. Please note: When you submit an article for them and then decide to cancel your membership, they are able to still use your article even though they have non exclusive rights unless a publisher decides to buy it. An article can usually sell anywhere from $3-40 depending on topic and the publisher. I heard Assocaited Content was a good website to write for.
• United States
24 Feb 08
Helium is effort based I to have put minimal effort into my writting, and received minimal pay. My brother makes out pretty good, he submits 2 to 3 articles a day. He doesnt suffer from writters block, as I do.
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@browneyed (2528)
• United Kingdom
16 Feb 08
Hi lolacherrycola I have an account with Helium, but I'm not an active member. For me, I'm not really feeling Helium. I'm better off making money off my content through a different more productive channel. But you live and learn. as they say.
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@rposta07 (241)
• United States
1 Mar 08
Here's the deal with Helium: to my understanding, it takes a long time for your earnings to build up. One article could earn from now until next year, so you get residual income from your articles. MyLot is better if you want payment now, but Helium should pay in the long run. Hope this helped to clarify!
• Canada
29 Feb 08
That's one website I have never heard of. I might have to check them out. I'll probably end up sticking with MyLot though, if Helium pays as little as you say they do. I like MyLot because $10 a month and MORE is not out of the question.