Which Do You Think Is Better Triond, Helium Or Associated Content

@artguy (1476)
United States
March 20, 2008 9:38pm CST
I have used all three and I must say I like Associated content the best because of the upfront pay for an accepted article. I have received payment from Helium and recently Triond for 26 cents, but I think this payment was an attempt to get me to post more articles there.
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@ltmoon (1008)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I am not familiar with Triond. I don't think either Helium or Associated Content pay fair value for content and both have some screwy ideas about ©.
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@artguy (1476)
• United States
21 Mar 08
I agree with you the pay isn't fair. I can do a 50 word post on my blog for PayPerPost and make more then I can for a 400 word article from any of these places. But if done right you can make some good continued money from their performance pay.
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@nancygibson (3738)
• France
23 Mar 08
Associated Content don't accept people from the United Kingdom, so I havent tried them, but I find Triond very reliable and get paid every month with them.
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@artguy (1476)
• United States
23 Mar 08
That's good, I may try them more.
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@MsCYPRAH (398)
16 Apr 08
All three sites have their own advantages and disadvantages but, for me, Helium is the best for a variety of reasons. However, let me look at each of them in turn. Associated Content is a very good site, it seems to attract a lot of people and the actual visual impact is appealing. However, I dislike it at present because it operates an unequal policy with its writers. All articles from American writers are bought for a decent rate each. However, all international writers are exploited by simply getting paid per thousand views because of some spurious and unexplained reason as to why their articles can't be bought. It means this dual, exploitative policy might benefit and reward the efforts of American writers but it does little to truly recognise and respect the efforts of international ones. That is not a good message to be giving your writers. If Helium and Newsvine can pay all writers equally, AC can do the same. So though I have a few articles on there, I have stopped adding any more to them until they change the policy. Triond is better in that it pays a decent rate per number of viewers and is very professional. But I think it's unrealistic demand for original articles only, when it is not paying exclusive rates, is robbing it of articles it might get from writers. That is a pity because I like it very much but would not be particularly keen to give it my articles first when there are better payments for original articles elsewhere. Helium is simply the best writing website for me. I joined it last year January when it was just coming into being and struggling to make its name. I remember earning 2 cents in all of February and thought: Right, if I cannot get payment until I reach $25 dollars, 2010 here I come for my first payment! I was rather cynical about progress. But by March it was $1.87 and May saw it reach $10 for the month. My excitement knew no bounds. The site has improved dramatically over the past year and its star system is certainly a great idea which adds to the otivation. I am not sure about its rating system as that can be open to bias and, with not enough people rating, an article can hang around at the same position for ages. But otherwise, it is the site of the future for writers. It is certainly changing the face of writer recognition on the Web. I predict that all these free article sites will have to change to keep up with Helium as most of the good writers will go there instead. I am pleased to be associated with Helium because it has certainly improved my writing on all fronts.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Apr 08
You have said a mouth full. I agree with you on a lot of points, but I must say that I like AC best because of their upfront payment. I have been paid from Helium, but I do like the right away payments at AC.
@mobler (38)
• United States
1 May 08
You mentioned Newsvine briefly but only that they pay equally to American and international writers. Can you say more? I've not heard of them before.
• Australia
25 Apr 08
I personally think Triond is better, because I am an Australian citizen. I can't get Upfront payment. I've got about, 177 page views on Associated Content, for about 27c. But on Triond, 119 views on Articles and 26 views on audio for about 30c. I have digged all my content on Associated Content, yet, I still have less views. Not too mention, Associated Content had a head start of a month or two.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
25 Apr 08
I know at AC and some other places it's harder for non US citizens to make the upfront money.
• United States
23 Apr 08
I tend to think all these sites don't pay very well given the amount of time that's spent posting on them. But Triond looks interesting, and I'll give it a shot.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
23 Apr 08
You are right about the pay, but what I do is put the same article on all the sites so I get paid from all for the one article.
• Singapore
16 Apr 08
AC doesn't pay upfront for non-US citizens, so I don't qualify. So even though I can still post an article there, it pays peanuts. I have published 2 articles in Helium. One of them was rated No.1 and the other was rated very low. But both articles are not generating much money, again peanuts! My favourite is still Triond and I intend to spend more time there. They pay automatically into your paypal account every month once you hit $0.50, very easy to achieve. One thing I like about Triond is that they give good feedback on my articles. If they rejected an article, they will explain it clearly, unlike some websites which give an auto-generated reply for rejecting your piece. Sometimes they even give you suggestions before asking you to resubmit.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I didn't know that Triond paid when you hit 50 cents. I may put some more articles there. Thanks for the info.
@Jezebella (1446)
• United States
15 Apr 08
Triond is actually one of the worst. Y ou bascially get nothing, but even the small amount of money adds up if you let it which I do. It's a toss up between Helium and Associated Content. I like both of them.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
15 Apr 08
I agree with you about Triond, which is why I have mostly written them off.
@ladym33 (11008)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I have not written for Triond, but I write for Helium and Associated Content. I really like Associated Content, I have been doing pretty good, there, and the earnings keep going up as I post more articles. I can't complain about that. I have started Helium and Associated Content around the same time, and I have made around $6.00 there so far. I have kind of lost my motivation to write there.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
15 Apr 08
I have been paid once from Helium. One of my articles did real well there for awhile.
@Jezebella (1446)
• United States
14 Apr 08
I do like Associated Content a lot but they do reject a lot of my articles they are getting more and more picky about the articles that they pay upfront for. Which is fine, I understand the need for unique articles. And I think the performance payments are higher than helium and triond combined.
@artguy (1476)
• United States
15 Apr 08
I don't know I seem to get more performance money from Helium.
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
31 Mar 08
I have signed up for all three of these websites but I have only written for Associated Content so far. I have made some money from them but writing the articles they ask for. I got bored though and haven't written in a little while. I am trying to save for summer so I really should start writing again, I just can't seem to gather the motivation! I looked around Helium but I haven't done anything with it. I hear people are making money with it though. My husband just found Triond the other day. I have spent very little time on the site so far. I was thinking of submitting some pictures. Do you have any idea how much they pay for photos? If it is just a penny like here, I am not even going to waste my time.
@jakesmum (154)
• Australia
31 Mar 08
Associated Content sounded great, but when I looked into in the other week, I discovered you have to be a US citizen to get involved in it. I'm Australian, so it's no good to me. I gave Helium a go, but I gave it away, I can't remember why now. Triond is my favourite - I post pics, poems, short stories, articles. I've got lots of my creative writing on my computer that isn't long enough to attract a traditional publisher. I love the comments I get on my work, when I post to Triond, and a little bit of money - and it has only been a little bit of money, is always nice. It's the comments, knowing people are reading my work, that really appeals to me the most. For anyone out there who has dogs and or kids, check this out: http://quazen.com/Recreation/Humour/11-Reasons-Why-Dogs-are-Better-Than-Kids-46447
@artguy (1476)
• United States
31 Mar 08
Your link doesn't work.
@MH4444 (2161)
• United States
30 Mar 08
I write for Hellium and AC; but not Triond. What has everyone liked about Triond? Do they pay? How much then?
@artguy (1476)
• United States
30 Mar 08
Triond is much like Helium, but Helium is much more popular.
@sharone74 (4839)
• United States
3 May 08
I will be recieving my second payment from Helium since I joined them last year. This payment is for a whopping $56.00 because I wrote a bunch of articles for their January thru April Write and rate athon, and earned enough stars to qualify for a bonus on each article. i had also preferred Associated Content for their up front payment system previous to that, and I suppose now that the contest is over I will go back to submitting most of my content to them instead but Helium does pay also, and they pay in perpetuity on your articles just like AC. AC has also gotten really tight on their standards for what is and is not acceptable for up front payments, though they still usually want to publish my article for performance payments only. I usually delete them from their system and then post them on Helium as you make more off of their performance payment sytem than from AC's. Both sites have their merits, I have heard of Triond but have never tried writing for them. The thing with all of them is that you have to write quite a bit, and with competition so fierce on these sites to be published and read that gathering an audience can be difficult if you don't publish articles often.
@rev1wendy (611)
• United States
1 May 08
I love the Marketplace at Helium. I have made over $600 in just over 2 months. Almost $10 here. $.11 In the 4 1/2 moths I was at Triond and I don't like AC's agreements, so I won't go there. You might want to check out ehow.com.
• United States
29 Apr 08
I am a member at all three. I haven't put anything on AC yet, so I can't speak of them. It was very difficult and time consuming to get my membership there. I've been a member of Helium for almost two months. I haven't had anything purchased from marketplace, and haven't won any contests, so my earnings are just from views. I think I'm at about 13 cents for 12 articles. It's kind of depressing to watch your ratings go up and down. I've got 5 articles on Triiond so far, and my earnings are at 17 cents. So for me and my level of contribution, I say Triond is winning and where I will spend the most amount of energy.
@owstalaga (4553)
• Philippines
26 Apr 08
I haven't tried Helium or AC because i believe Triond is enough for me. There's a link to my articles in my profile... i'm inviting everyone to read my reviews and post comments or whatever... =) Have fun!