who writes for Associated content?

Indonesia
March 29, 2009 10:36am CST
How has your experience been writing for AC? Ac is a sight which pays it's members to right articles about many topics and you also get paid for page views. Have you noticed a difference in pay if you submit your articles as exclusive or non exclusive? If you submit as non exclusive you can still submit them to other sights for pay. Helium, Gather, and myLot will take your non exclusive pre submitted articles.
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19 responses
29 Mar 09
I like AC. Although I do alright on Helium and they have a lot more marketplace/contest opportunities for nice cash, AC just seems friendlier to me. (I'm Spike Wyatt on there.) I get no up-fronts, so everything I do is non-exclusive, posted on Helium and re-sold on Constant Content (if it fits their criteria). What's your AC name?
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• Indonesia
29 Mar 09
My AC Name is Norah Faith. Thanks for asking. I like AC as well I try to get payed upfront there first for my non exclusive articles and then I post them everywhere else that accepts non exclusive work, Helium,Ezine I'm seeing if gather does too. I have tried Constant Content and I find the editors to be so unhelpful. they reject everything I send without an explanation just a general comment saying there were errors a lot of people say the same thing.
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@rmuxagirl (7560)
• United States
10 Apr 09
I think associated content is a lot easier than some of the other writing sites. On AC I am Jennifer Weiss...lately I have been doing articles on personality types and how they can affect our daily lives and I have been getting somewhat of a good response from that. Now I am thinking of another topic I can write on. I like using topics that can get me more than 1 article.
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• United States
10 Apr 09
Norah: You can re-post anything to Gather! It's a great additional source of income over the long haul.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
29 Mar 09
I just signed up at AC this past week but I have not submitted anything. I recently joined helium and they are having a contest right now so I am submitting everything to them for a couple more days. I am not thrilled with gather at all. The one line posts and people who do the generic "How is everyone today?" over and over are driving me nuts. I put up a few movie reviews at Ciao and I like the way it instantly updates but it takes a lot to manage your time and juggle all this stuff.
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• Indonesia
1 Apr 09
What is your name on AC?
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
1 Apr 09
Let me make sure it is AC and not that other site and I'll PM you.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I keep trying to send a message to you but for some reason it is not going through.
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• United States
10 Apr 09
I write for AC too. I tend to do upfront payments because I write for a couple of other sites. Here is my AC link. http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/42897/jeff_rogers.html I put my AC link on my profile page, that helps to get page views too. Send me your link so I can add you.
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• United States
10 Apr 09
What other sites do you like to write for?
• United States
11 Apr 09
I write for a site called Need An Article. I write for Rough Edge, its a music site.
• Philippines
30 Mar 09
Well just now I created an account at AC after reading your post. Since I am currently doing home based freelance content writing, might as well try posting some articles at AC and hope to have some extra cash from it.
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• United States
10 Apr 09
If you don't write for Associated Content, what sites do you write for?
• Philippines
11 Apr 09
I am working for two companies based here in the Philippines. These companies sub contract their work to several writers including me.
• United States
3 Apr 09
I have 2 articles published there. i also had 2 articles rejected because i didn't cite sources although i didn't use any. i haven't spent a lot of time there and i believe i submitted them as non exclusive. when you use more than one writing site it gets confusing. i have never used gather, i don't even know about it. i have used helium,bukisa and ehow. i like to write and the whole seo thing takes away from the pleasure of writing.
• United States
10 Apr 09
Which site do you like to write for the best? Is that the one that makes you the most income as well?
@hcromer (2712)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I usually find that I get paid just as much for non-exclusive content as I do for exclusive content. The only exclusive content articles I publish there now are ones that I do as "Calls for content" or "Assignments" (as they are now called). I just publish the non-exclusive articles on my blog for the most part, but I think that they would probably earn me a bit on other sites as well, I just hate to be a member of too many websites because I can't focus my attention enough... Too much multi-tasking makes me less productive overall.
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• United States
10 Apr 09
I agree with you on trying to take on too many sites at once. I've found (via experimentation) that, for me, it's better to concentrate on a few sites than spreading my writing too thin.
@Randync (544)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I love AC it was the first place to ever play me for writing. It is still my top payer but has allowed me to get better, and find other jobs.
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• United States
10 Apr 09
What other sites do you like to write for?
@KrauseHome (36256)
• United States
30 Mar 09
I have Written some stuff for Associated content, and made a little bit there. Most of my stuff there is Non exclusive so I keep the writes to post it somewhere else if I wish. I have not posted anything New there in quite a while. I actually need to visit there again and submit some more stuff if I can to try to earn some Extra $$ there as well.
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• United States
10 Apr 09
Where do you normally write?
@pshiv29 (91)
• United States
29 Mar 09
I write for AC and love it! I write under the pen-name Madison Ogashi. Link to my articles is in my profile here. I like the fact that you can go for upfront payments... or not. I usually try and send in stuff to them for upfronts most of the time. Until I get my pv's built up, I will keep sending in...lol. When I get my pv's built up to about #30 or so/month, then I wont be sending in dierctly to the editors as much...lol. (thats my candle money!... haha.) I like Triond too, but not sent anything in there for a few months now.
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• United States
10 Apr 09
How do you compare what you earn on AC to Triond? Do you like Triond? Overall, I'd love to hear more about your experience on that site.
29 Mar 09
I write for Associated content,under the name Lauramarie have been more active over there this past few weeks after a long dormant spell. As I am from the UK I dont get paid upfront payments there but I do at Helium. I normally submit all my articles to Helium and then a selection to AC too. I really want to get up to clout 8 this year so I have alot of writing to do as I am only on clout 4. However as I submit more articles my page views keep going up day by day and I love watching them rise. I am still earning way more with Helium though so put in most effort there.
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@soulist (2986)
• United States
10 Apr 09
I have been writing for associated content for a few years now and I am earning a good deal. I thik I have my performance payments to about 20$ a month right now which is a great deal of help. I am working on trying to improve it a little now. I am also getting more active on Helium lately, but I still haven't been earning a lot there.
@drannhh (15240)
• United States
29 Mar 09
I have tried AC out and like it very much. I do not bother with up front payment as I prefer residuals, so I go non exclusive and put similar material on Triond and/or my blog, only the rule with Triond is it has to be published there first. Triond and AC are my favorites in PTW other than myLot.
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• Indonesia
29 Mar 09
You can choose the option of submitting your work as non exclusive and still be considered for upfront payments. This is the best option as you will usually still be payed pretty well and then on top of that receive money for page views. Yeah you can't get upfront payments for non exclusive material that has already been published elsewhere.
@Pigglies (9339)
• United States
1 Apr 09
I didn't know MyLot also takes articles. But I always submit my articles as exclusive. I'm not sure if the pay is more because I've never tried another way. I think I average about $8-$10 per article.
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@kalav56 (11497)
• India
30 Mar 09
I like the site ;I have been a member there from April but I posted a few of my Helium articles there and have become active only after being denied access to Helium[I am from india].I write under my own name Kala Vijayaraghavan and have posted 13 articles there.I am not eligible for upfront payment.One of our kind friends here alerted me to participate in the forum and I have also been reading and including favourites after that friend advised me.http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/1955162.aspx.I submit it for Display only and anyhow I am going to get only page views.So, there is no point submitting for Exclusive.
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@sarahong (93)
• China
30 Mar 09
i havent the experience to write in ac,but i will try ,maybe it is a good palce to learn .
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@kun2349 (23473)
• Singapore
30 Mar 09
I have heard and known about that site for quite a long time, but i'm not a member over there.. hehe ^_^ Earnings there are good and i'm sure of it.. But my writing is not as good and thus i decide not to join them :( TO me, i think that site is only suitable for ple whom has a good command of english and they are able to think, in order to complete an article for submission ^_^
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• United States
29 Mar 09
I write for AC now. I find that it is good when I just need some extra pocket change here and there but I certainly do not rely on it to help me out with any bills. I know that there are those who write diligently for AC though and end up making a pretty decent amount of money. I have made more money off of submitting my article for up front payment but that is simply because I'm terrible about getting the word out about my content and getting page views. I used to write for Helium but quit after 3 months because I found it was one of the more difficult sites to make any money off of. I liked Gather at first but then it became slightly annoying to see that my email inbox was full of "Person A commented on Person B's picture, discussion, etc" It drove me nuts and I was being flooded with at least 300+ emails per day. As another poster previously mentioned, seeing someone put up "How are you today?" every single day got a little old as well. As kind as it might seem, if people are going to write content for money, they should then write useful content and now say "How are you doing?" everyday just for the sake of making points. AC and Textbroker are my two most preferred PTW sites though.
@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
29 Mar 09
Like others who have posted here, I also write for other sites. Right now I am putting most of my effort into writing for Helium. Then, I re-post general articles on Associated Content for page views. I have written original material for AC, but in recent times, the upfront payment has dropped, so now I do it less. Where once you could make $10/article, now you are lucky to get $4. I have written both exclusive and nonexclusive for them, and there is a small drop in what you might receive upfront, but not significant. I am just returning to AC more fully, and have been enjoying exploring the site again. There's a lot less pressure, too, by doing more re-posting and less original writing. Good luck with your writing!
@soulist (2986)
• United States
10 Apr 09
I think they dropped the payments because of the performance payment aspect they added. People are earning more from that that I think they try to compensate with the lower payments.
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• United States
10 Apr 09
The performance views earnings probably work best for those with a lot of articles. The number I have is still pretty low. Once they get bumped up, I suspect things will look better. I have worked over the past couple of weeks on gaining more friends and visiting others' articles more on AC, and I did notice a bump up in my recent take-away income from AC.
@oscar6 (1939)
• United States
25 Jun 11
I really love writing for Associated Content. I like the fact that they offer members upfront payment for their articles, as well as performance payments for page views. I have been writing for this company for over five years now, and currently I think its one of the best out there. I do not plan to stop writing with them.
• Malaysia
29 Mar 09
NOPE AND NOT YET ~ By the way, thanks for the great info. Me and mine more on myebook.com, joy ride to the fullest at this site and also at YouSayToo because it has a backlink functionality paid via AdEnse account. Make things worthy when our articles got more readers by its interlinking facility with newsgator, bloglines, and MyYahoo.