Want to delete my helium account and move the articles to others!

Hong Kong
February 7, 2009 2:39am CST
I haven't been around Helium since they changed their rules and I think I am not going back. I would like to delete the account there and move all articles to some other sites (maybe triond or something). What do you think?
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9 responses
@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
7 Feb 09
Helium will not allow you to do that. It's in the user agreement. You can just stop using the account, but you can't delete the articles from Helium. They only have non-exclusive rights to your articles, so you can post them in other places where they allow previously published articles. I don't mind the new rules at Helium. It is not difficult at all to keep one rating star, and now that they allow skips, you can skip ones on topics you know nothing about. Also, I have not seen any of the really poor articles in a while, the ones we used to get constantly. I think they've done a good job of weeding most of those out. Since your articles are there and will remain, you may as well try rating and see how much they earn. It seems to me that earnings have been up for the last few months. My articles have earned more in the past 3 months than they ever have before.
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• Hong Kong
8 Feb 09
Thanks for the information.
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@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
7 Feb 09
hello wondericequeen i as well have a helium account and i do not know when was the last time that i have even logged onto that website. on helium's website, you have to write your article for review and wait for somebody at helium to approve the article before that it is posted to their website. i need to log on and see what they have posted about changing their rules before long. i might head that way when i am finished here responding to your discussion to see what is going on there. take care and have a beautiful afternoon.
• Hong Kong
8 Feb 09
Yea let's see if you could enjoy yourself there, I certainly not anymore *laughs*.
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8 Feb 09
You don't need approval at Helium, articles appear as soon as you submit them. They start earning daily revenue from that moment, but only if you maintain a rating star and not all the channels pay.
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
8 Feb 09
i thought that you had to wait on an email from helium's website before that your article was approved. i guess that they have changed all of that.
• United States
7 Feb 09
Wondericequeen, that is quite a name! I'm not that familiar with Helium, but I've been hearing lots of bad things about them in recent weeks, both in terms of rules, technology, and the way they treat their members. I was interested in joining at one time, but am not any more. What rule changes did they make? I write at Triond and Associated Content. I would recommend both. Triond is good for being a part of a community of writers and to try out your writing techniques and venture out a little bit. It is also a place to learn better how to write and how writing online functions. AC has more of a feel as a newsy site. I don't have many friends there like I do at Triond. But I receive a lot more views without having to self promote. So depending on your goals, try either or both out! Brian
• Hong Kong
8 Feb 09
I never wrote at Triond but keep the photos I take there. I want to move the articles to Triond where I don't really need to rate others to get points like Helium.
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@sierras236 (2740)
• United States
8 Feb 09
As someone else here said, you cannot delete your articles. You can post them on other sites if triond allows. Maintaining the rating star is really easy. I have duplicate articles posted on Helium and AC. I actually made more residual money for those same articles on Helium.
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@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
8 Feb 09
For the longest time, I just couldn't get with the groove of Helium, but for some reason lately it has been working for me. The best reason (for me) to write there is that I have a hard time coming up with topics. At Helium, I just pick a subject I like and there are lots of topics for me to write on. So I have been doing better and gradually making more money. Before I was really inconsistent with the site. Now I just try and write one article there every day, which seems to be a manageable goal for me. I have also written for Associated Content, but it would take me so much longer. The money comes quicker, but I agonize over the articles more. I have signed up for Triond, but never tried it. Maybe I should, as people seem to like it there. The other place I spend a lot of time is Gather. Sorry to hear that you don't enjoy Helium. I don't know how I changed my own attitude but it seems to be working for me. I think the best idea is to find someplace you are comfortable writing, and just try and do it every day. Unfortunately, you can't remove your articles from Helium. Good luck with your writing!
@cvrajan (356)
• India
14 Apr 09
Wondericequeen, As someone else wrote already, you cannot delete your article from Helium. But Helium has its advantages. If only you manage to get your 1 writing and 1 rating star there, every article you post there on eligible channels will fetch you $0.5 upfront. This can go up to 2.5 dollars for 5-star writers. (I am currently a 4-star writer there). The down side now in Helium is that you have to be active at the site by doing rating and maintaining 1 rating star always if you want to get your earnings from them. I would suggest you the following course of action: Write your original articles in Triond (if you are comfortable with them) and after a while, repost them in Helium. (Helium accepts non-exclusive articles). Alternatively, write your original article at Helium and re-post it in Associated Content for "performance-payment-only".
@alicia812 (648)
• Australia
1 Mar 09
Hi my friend. I have also thought of cancelling my Helium account because I don't think I will be able to earn there. I was thinking of concentrating with Triond. With Associated Content, I only have 1 article there and I don't think I will write there again because of their rule on upfront payments for US residents only. I think it is better to concentrate writing in 1 publishing website, anyway I can write anything under the sun in Triond. I will also continue writing and blogging in my own website; all other articles not related to my website I will submit in Triond. So after several weeks of thinking about this I am decided now that I will just stick with Triond and my website. Hope to see you in Triond.
@tpinto (66)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I forgot to add in my last post that Associated Content will allow you to display your articles that have been previously published for display purposes only. You will earn money when someone views your articles but it won't be eligible for upfront payment. I have most of my Helium articles also posted on Associated Content.
@tpinto (66)
• United States
9 Feb 09
I have written for both Helium and Associated Content. I like Associated Content better because they offer upfront payment on most articles. I have made more money with Associated Content in 2 months than I made with Helium in 3 years.