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@thedaddym (1737)
United States
April 3, 2008 10:06pm CST
I thought that I had read somewhere that after you write a hundred articles on Helium that you will get a writing star. Has anyone else heard this. Does anyone know if it is true? For anyone who has a writing star how many articles had you written when you first got it. I know it is not all about numbers but about ratings, but my wife is ready to quit because she has not earned any yet. I don't write there very often, and am not sure it is worth it to continue writing there. Thanks
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7 responses
• France
4 Apr 08
Hello, No it's not true. The way it works is that writers who write 100 articles CAN HAVE writing stars, but that if they are not in the top rankings, they need to be improved to get them. It's not about quantity. It's about quality. If your wife would like help to get her stars, get her in touch with me and I shall explain it and help her to achieve because I do that every day anyway and can usually spot what is wrong pretty easily and would love to help her. Rachel (thingywhatsit51@yahoo.com)
@meiji15 (665)
• Philippines
4 Apr 08
ive only written 8 articles for helium. two rating stars and no writing star. my goal is to have at least one writing star to be able to join reward-athon
@fizzytom (762)
• Maribor, Slovenia
4 Apr 08
You will need to be quick - not much longer left! And don't forget to rate too!
@drannhh (15002)
• United States
11 Apr 08
I've never heard that before. I had 11 or 12 articles when I got my lonely star. I think it is based and how high the ratings are not how many you do, although there is some minimum. Don't they disregard your lowest 10 articles and then award the first star if the remaining articles you have written average in the top 1/4 or so of ranking overall? When they say "quality" writing or rating, either one, in my view that is subjective. Truly, Helium is not a place to make money by writing, but rather a place to write if you love to write and if they pay something then fine.
@babostwick (2037)
• United States
5 Apr 08
The best thing I can suggest as far as writing goes is to write the best that you can and hope that some people take to your articles and rate them higher than other people's. You need to have at least 25% of them in competitive titles. To get stars is based on how your articles rank among other people.
@mythmoh (3994)
• United States
5 Apr 08
the star doent depend on the number of articles.It is based on the quality of writing.If you write say 10 articles then if atleast 50% of articles that is 5 articles should be ranked above the 50th percentile.to earn bonus stars it should be more than 75 percentaile.If your article falls below 50th percentile try to leap frog it and reach higher rank.You should earn 3 rating and 1 writing star inorder to get some bonus on apr14th.
• Hong Kong
4 Apr 08
No that's not true! You should go to their website and read about the writer's star system. You write a certain amount of articles and those articles have to be rated "good", then you will get a star. You have to write quality articles, less impressive ones are not counted.
@kykidd (6824)
• United States
4 Apr 08
I have been up to 2 writing stars and I have only written 21 articles. It goes up and down according to how you are rated by your peers. I have so far only had one article purchased for $50.00 and it took about 12 weeks to get paid. Sometimes it takes a while for them to update the stars, I have noticed.