I'm interested to know, how much was the highest you've earned at AC?

@Jenaisle (3803)
Philippines
October 31, 2008 10:05pm CST
Im weighing my options now whether to concentrate in one site Helium. AC and triond are the other two, Now I'm deciding whether I'll continue with AC as I find the earnings so slow and small. Will it always be this way or will it improve eventually? I got only % 0.06 for 6 articles for more than a week. Can you help me decide? Thanks and more power.
6 responses
• United States
1 Nov 08
Remember, those articles keep earning for as long as they are up. AC pays per view. So, as long as people are viewing your articles, you are getting paid. It is very passive income, you put the article up and leave it to earn (after promoting of course). Some articles are still earning more than a year later.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
I'm having a hard time promoting at AC as they don't have a widget for this, so one has to post the URL everytime. Do you have additional ways to promote your articles? Thanks for the vital suggestion, Happy mylotting,
• United States
6 Nov 08
They have a widget. You can see an example of it in my profile. You can find it at AC under the user tools buttons. Then select widgets.
@arcideaco (1259)
• Singapore
1 Nov 08
Amongst the discussions in mylot, I can sense that many here prefer AC. But I personally prefer Helium. AC is quite fun to write for, but it has occurred to me that it is rather stringent in the topics that are being submitted. For example, it is not approving articles that talk about online earning and affiliate marketing or articles in that light. And one more thing, articles take a long time to be reviewed and subsequently approved. I have 4 articles there and that is why earning is slow. I personally prefer Helium. Cheers.
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@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
1 Nov 08
You can publish ANYTHING pretty much on AC. Just pick the "no up front payment" option and post away! You will still earn money off of page views. Once you have a lot of articles this really adds up!
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
Yes, you're right, at Helium , you rarely run out of topic because there are hundreds of topic to write about. Especially if you participate in the writing contests. I could not believe I had written more than a hundred articles a helium and I have earned real money there. I'm still starting at AC, and I will pursue it. Better two birds with one stone . right? Thanks for the response.
• United States
23 Nov 08
I actually prefer the editing process on AC. It can be slow and it can be frustrating when you can't figure out why their offers are so low but I think the strict criteria makes it a little more reputable in creating a portfolio. Plus, I don't know if Helium sells articles to external third-party sites but in the few months that AC has been doing this (I think they implemented it in July or August of 2008) I have had five of my articles sold to external sites. Four of the five to college recruiters to distribute to freshmen and transfer students. As for my highest earnings, I think the highest offer I've received on an article was $8. They say the offer between $4 and 30, depending on topic, content, quality and SEO. SEO is where I lose out every time. An "ideal" SEO is 5% of the content of your writing should be your keywords. So if you write 100 words about Thanksgiving traditions, you should use the words "Thanksgiving traditions" 5 times. More than 5% gets flagged by search engines and pushed to the bottom of the heap, less than 3% is basically unsearchable. But sometimes 5% starts to sound forced and unnatural, to me, anyway.
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
9 Dec 08
Thanks for that very informative input. Thanks to all who answered this discussion, Happy mylotting.
@roysville (496)
• Philippines
3 Nov 08
Wow! You've been going around Jena! I haven't learned how to earn with Helium yet, and I've never been to AC or triond. I do hope I can find the time study all of those. I wish you luck. I will ask you for tips when I'm ready for them. ;)
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
You just have to post all your blog articles and wait for the views. Cheers.
@dvmurphy (326)
• United States
2 Nov 08
The most I have earned was just a little over four dollars I wrote on breeding betta fish.
@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
Well, that's quite "big" compared to my 0.06 cents. lol thanks for the response. cheers.
@ArsonCuff (3121)
• United States
1 Nov 08
Helium is a waste of time compared to AC. Perhaps you will have a hard time on AC getting up front payments, HOWEVER, post your articles for "no up front payment" and you still get paid for the page views every single month. Once you have a large collection of articles the earnings really start coming in strong. Check me out at the link below, I make over 100 bucks a month from page views without even writing anything, BUT I keep writing and growing and gaining more and more, plus I make lots of articles that get up front payment. A person who is willing to promote their articles and network can easily make good money on AC, there are people with loads more page views than I get even. I get $2.00 every 1,000 page views. Helium on the other hand makes a person rate and jump through hoops of their making with that stars crap. After my last pay out there I quit their system, too much work, for too little. At AC I get to call the shots on most of my own articles and work at whatever pace I choose, and money still comes in. http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/26766/wes_laurie.html
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@Jenaisle (3803)
• Philippines
6 Nov 08
Thanks for the suggestion. I will have to try for the no upfront payment. I guess, I'll just have to persever. Cheers and happy mylotting.