Associated Content: Better to get an upfront payment, or performance payment?

United States
November 17, 2008 2:58pm CST
I'm new to AC, and I'm wondering, in order to make more money, is it better to get an upfront payment, or collect the royalties from the performance payment? I'm sure it's based on how often you believe the content will be viewed, which would trace back to what the topic of the content is, but is there anyone who can tell me, based on general articles and generic article topics, what's the best way to go?
3 responses
@neededhope (1086)
• United States
17 Nov 08
The upfront payment is better for me. THe Performance pay is based on how many vistors you get. Basically for every 1000 vistors to your article you will get $1.50. So I prefer the upfront payment because it will take a while before a 1000 people will be able to see your article. Unless you have a lot of traffic going to your blog or website where you can put a link to it. Or if you have no problems generating traffic to it.
• United States
17 Nov 08
Thank you so much! Have you had a lot of good experiences with AC? I'd love to read your articles! As your answer was so concise, I presume they would be a good read!
• United States
23 Nov 08
I currently have 92 articles up and, based on performance pay only, I make about $10 a month without doing anything. If I put a little effort into promoting my articles, I could probably double that, or more. And some of my highest paying PPM articles are ones that the editors wouldn't pay me upfront for because they weren't going to generate enough traffic. :) Go for the upfront payment if you don't want to submit the articles anywhere else. If you think you can make money off of the article submitting it to AC, as well as Helium or Hubpages, or even if you just want to try, then go for non-exclusive rights, performance pay only, then promote it like crazy.
• United States
17 Nov 08
If you are creating a unique and great piece then I would shoot for upfront payment. I think you get performance pay no matter what...unless they have changed it. If your article is accepted as an upfront payment you can accept it. So if you don't like the amount I assume you could change it to be based on performance only.