Helium And Other Similar Sites?

@trickiwoo (2702)
United States
October 23, 2008 2:00pm CST
I've been submitting to Triond for almost a year now. I'm a photographer, so I joined to submit photos. I just recently decided to try writing some articles for Triond. So far, I've had a lot of success with my articles! Just this week I got an e-mail invitation from another Triond user to join the site Helium. I've heard of Helium from the posts here on MyLot, but I don't really know much about it. Does anyone here submit to Helium? Would you recommend it? What other similar sites do you recommend? Also, can I submit the same articles to Helium that I've already published on Triond? I'm very busy and don't have a lot of extra time to be writing new articles for many different sites. I'll stick with submitting to Triond because my photographs are very successful over there. If there are other sites that I can submit the articles I've already written and published on Triond, that'd be great!
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10 responses
• Singapore
24 Oct 08
Hi Trickiwoo, It's great to know that you are venturing into other writing sites. I do that too. I have 2 articles in Helium. I have heard that it's great place to earn money but have not had much luck. I'm also writing a little bit more for AC. Now I'm concentrating on Neowide, but have not been paid by them yet bec teh min payout is $50 adn I ahve not reached it. My Triond earnings is not fantastic, that's the reason I look for other sites to work on. Sometimes I feel that I'm not focused. I guess I will try to be more focus for next month adn stick to just one writing site per month to work on. Thats a great strategy don't you think? Sorry for the typo and all, struggling to meet min payout here at mylot.
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• United States
24 Oct 08
Can you tell me more about Neowide? I never heard of this site. Thanks.
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@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Do you submit the same articles to all of the sites you submit to? Or do you write separate articles for each site? Do any of the sites have rules about that?
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• United States
23 Oct 08
I have written alot of articles for Helium. To say though that the pay can be very slow. I have not yet been able to reach payout, but I am nearing it. Helium what you do is basically you submit an article and then your article is rated with other articles that people have written on the same topic. Then basically you get paid based on what your article is rated. The most that I got paid for one article was like .70. But I have heard that people get paid more than that. Also there are contest that you can compete in on certain subjects and get more pay. And there is also a Marketplace were people of certain companies are looking for people to write on certain subjects and then they pick out of a wide range of articles of which one they like best. With this site, even if you are not going to it like every day and writing an article you can still get paid from it just by people opening up and reading your article. Once again though the pay is very slow. I have not heard bad things about the website. I know when I was not active in Helium for awhile like 2-3 months the amount that I had was like $9 then after 3 months I go back and I am now at $12 and some change. I would suggest you also maybe try out Associaated Content here you can write about anything and you get paid for it and basically you get paid on how many people open up and read your article. This site does take some time too get paid. I haven't been on there in awhile, not have been writing on there, so I haven't reached pay out. But like I said its pretty slow with pay. The most I have made so far is like .50. I think on both of these websites the payout is like $20.
• United States
23 Oct 08
Oh and also I would like to add with the AC website you are able to also post up pictures and you get paid also for the views on the pictures and I think you can also post up videos.
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• United States
23 Oct 08
Cash out on Helium is $25. The easiest way is to participate in contests and the Marketplace. I have been paid twice from them, so they are reliable in that sense. You have to read and rate a lot to make any real money over there. Still, I enjoy it when I have time.
@lvaldean (1612)
• United States
24 Oct 08
It really depends upon what you are looking for out of the site. Helium is great if what you are looking for is to improve your writing and earn a bit of extra cash. I am the Channel Steward for Jobs and Careers at Helium. This means that I volunteer my time to oversight and provide extra assistance to the those that contribute to that section of the site. Additionally I add new titles to write to, clean up old titles, and work to improve the site overall. I have been writing at Helium for well over a year and have sold a few articles for publishing through Helium. The site has a few different options for writers including contests, direct pubishing, and the marketplace where you can submit articles to publishers. You are able to submitt articles you have posted elsewhere on Helium as well so long as they are your original content. I have articles that I have posted on multiple sites. I think the great part of Helium is the writers feedback and forums support. If you are really interested in improving your writing skills Helium is one of the better sites on the internet.
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@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
24 Oct 08
I agree with you. I have been with helium for seven months now and I have earned something. The best thing I am thankful about Helium is honing my writing skills. Helium gives a lot of opportunities to those aspiring writers. I love Helium the best. I am also writing for Associated Content and Triond but haven't earned yet from them. Triond would pay better than associated content. Associated content pays $1.50 per 1000 views. For seven months and with 15 articles in assocaited content, I only have .40 cents. At Helium, if you are a good writer, you could join contests and you could be selected. It pays well for those who are talented writers. The advantage of these sites is that once you have posted your articles with them, they keep on earning life time for as long as people are visiting your site. Unlike here in mylot, you have to work really hard before you are paid a dollar. I remember one day when I have posted at least more than forty discussions and even responded to some discussions and when I saw my earnings it was only a dollar and twenty cents. Anyway, i enjoy mylot even if the payment is not so big.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
23 Oct 08
Hi trickiwoo. I belong to Helium as well, the problem with them is that you get paid for articles by page views only, so that means to make anything decent you have to hope a LOT of people are reading your work. The best bet is actually Associated Content where one can opt for upfront payment AND page views...I have to admit I haven't been writing for them for awhile as I've been active at another place and have been doing great there..If you're interested email me..think you have my email don't you? LOL
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• Singapore
24 Oct 08
Hi pyewacket, I'm interested to knwo more about the otehr site you are active currently. Please accept my friendship and you can tell me more about it. Thanks!
@nishdan01 (3055)
• Singapore
24 Oct 08
Helium does not accept photographs. I have been there for over 2 years now and I like the site. I got paid many times buT sustained effort is required to earn real money. I do not get so much time to write, but for those with time, it is really a good site. It pays for pageviews and promoting your article is important for this reason.
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@carolscash (9500)
• United States
23 Oct 08
I have written a couple of articles on Helium,but I have never gotten enough money from there to be paid. I have tried to submit articles to Triond,but I wasn't sure of what I was doing and I don't think that I actually submitted it. I hope that you do well with it and I wish you the best. I want to become more involved in writing articles and earning more money online to add to my regular job.
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@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I have written for Helium. I like the site, but I seem to go in stages where I write for one site, then switch off to something else. With Helium, the key is to rate articles as well as to write them. Articles are shorter on Helium (than Associated Content, for example), and they give you plenty of topics. The best way to make money on Helium is to participate in contests or special promotions. That will boost your earnings. If you just write regular articles, it will take awile to get to payout ($25, once a month only). However, there is residual earnings, and after you have quite a few articles, they seem to earn on their own. You can ignore the site for awhile and still keep on making money. I have been thinking of switching over to Triond. I signed up with them, but never wrote anything. How are your earnings there? You seem to like it there from your discussion above. What topics do you write about? Good luck with your writing. You might also try Gather. You can repost articles to this site. You earn points, which can then be turned into gift cards or cash via PayPal. You also earn for posting photos. I like this site a lot.
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@trickiwoo (2702)
• United States
24 Oct 08
Thanks! I'll have to check out that Gather site! Do they have an affiliate/referral program? If so, feel free to send me your referral link so that you can get credit for telling me about the site!
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• United States
24 Oct 08
I have sent you a friend request here on MyLot. You can just join Gather. From time to time, they run a referral program, but they don't have any going now. In any case, that's far from the primary way to earn on Gather. You earn points by posting (articles, photos, videos) and by viewing and commenting on others. Check me out once you get there, and we can be friends. My name is Christine Zibas/AnythngArt.
• United States
24 Oct 08
Some people do well on Helium, but not everyone. Your article has to be in the top few, maybe the top 5, rated by the other helium users in a blind rating. If you can write a lot, and often, and put a lot on there, then you may do very well. I'm curious to know more about Triond. I recently joined but haven't really posted anything. I'm not comfortable with their requirement that the material cannot have been published anywhere else. Do they allow you to publish it elsewhere as long as they are first, or does it have to stay on Triond and that's it? At Helium you can publish your material other places as well, I'm pretty sure.
@agrant10 (1446)
• United States
24 Oct 08
I have been with Helium for about one year. I basically gave up trying to get a pay out. I do recommend Assoicate Content they are excellent. If your articles are good they will offer you an up front amount plus you can still earn more money on your articles. I also signed up for informative post. I have not written anything for them yet.
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@hildas (3031)
24 Oct 08
Associated content is by far the best writting site. I write a few things a week for them. It only pays up front for articles if you are a USA or Canadian resident. I am from the UK and just get paid on page views, I have got around $2 in a week for 20 articles on there just for reviews. I really love this website and just wish they would pay UK residents up front payments. Constant content does pay most countries, but they are very picky and choosey. You can write about anything on associated content.