Do you suggest title to Helium?
April 19, 2009 8:12am CST
Helium pays empty title bonus of $1, but it is very hard to find an empty title that you like and able to write to. So it makes sense to suggest a title, wait for Helium to approve and then be the first to submit to it. Do you suggest title to Helium? If so, do you always write to the title you suggest?
27 Apr 09
I've not had the chance to write to an empty title on Helium yet, but I do think it's quite worth it for someone who love residual writings so much and have the time in the world to wait for all the articles to add up and hence, the earnings too. I think the concept of writing to an empty title would be cool, but can be a bit challenging. I have no problems with Helium, but I've stopped writing there for quite some time. I just feel that I'm not patient enough to wait, LOL.
29 Apr 09
Hi Zed, try to rate as many as you can, and select the option "by far", do not select "slightly more". The Helium system very usually, those who chooses "slightly more" usually do not get high rating score, so even if they rate more than 500 articles, they still have less than 5 rating stars.
21 Apr 09
I have submitted several titles to Helium and have a list of more titles to suggest but just havent got around to writing the articles for them yet. I find it easy enough to come up with titles and it is great that we get paid an extra $1 from doing so. The best empty title I have came up with to date was How to earn $100 a month from Helium with only one writing star. I suggested that title and was the first to write to it. That article was earning me a few cents daily until lots of other people wrote to it also.
22 Apr 09
You mean we will get paid for suggesting title? That's new to me. I suggest title so that I can be the first to write to it, so that I can get the empty title bonus. Haha, I wrote to your title and somehow push you off the first rank. Fortunately, my suggested titles are mostly in niche topics, I guess nobody will write to them.
27 Apr 09
Hi Heartbreak, in this case, I rather suggest title after I have a ready article. Once the title is approved, I will definitely be the first to write to it. Taking time to search for an empty title is quite time consuming, and after working on the article, the title may be not "empty". I rather not spend time on that. I have suggested a few empty titles this month, and after reaching the $25 mark, I stop writing, can afford to be lazy.
19 Apr 09
I have more than 200 articles at Helium but I have never suggested a title! I know from my own blogs that I often fail to give my posts titles that will get them found in search results. I like to write to Helium titles as most of them are designed to be search engine friendly. I have found some empty titles at Helium that have been around for a long time. I sometimes find these when searching in a sub-channel for 'writers wanted' titles.
19 Apr 09
Actually Helium will suggest ways to improve the title. I have submitted some badly written titles and Helium suggests alternatives and asks me to re-submit. The new titles are instantly approved. They are very nice and diplomatic in their suggestions. I think it's good if you have something in mind but do not know how to phase it. And since it's my title, I have an advantage to be the first to submit to the title. Actually some of the titles are in niche topic, like the profile of Chinese writers, Sun Tzu and Pu Song Ling. Only those who are familiar in Chinese literature will know about their backgrounds.
• United States
24 Apr 09
Here you guys go again making me jealous of your writing stars on helium. The only way to get paid for writing to an empty title, including the ones you suggest, is to have a writing star. I have written to several empty titles. Empty titles are titles on Helium that no one has written to yet. Of course I don't get the $1 because I can't seem to keep I writing star. lol
• United States
24 Apr 09
I'll tell you one thing, if I don't get a writing and or rating star right away I will not be continuing at helium. I submitted an article to AC without any track record there whatsoever for upfront payment and they emailed back within a week with an offer for $4 and the opportunity to still get performance payments. I would much rather put in my time and hard work to something I know will pay off. I just spent a significant amount of time today rating on helium after reading Scheng1 and Heartbreaker08's articles on how to make $100 a month there. I guess if I want to earn from helium I will just have to suck it up for the time being.
25 Apr 09
Hi Canellita, an empty title is one without any article. Helium will pay a bonus of $1 for the first writer to submit article to empty title. The best and sure way to write into empty title is to submit your title for approval, once approved, submit your title immediately. But do it after you got your first writing star. As for the rating bonus of $3, it's not difficult to get, once you know the trick to rating. Just use one criteria to rate, do not use different standard to rate articles under different title. If you only want to read the first and second paragraphs, decide on how you want to rate. I notice that most just read the first and second paragraphs, then decide the revelancy of opening paragrahs to the title. Some writers rate based on spelling, some on grammar, whatever it is, just one crtieria will do. So that your rating will be consistent. There are a lot of articles on "how to rate" at Helium, do take time to read! Hope you get your rating stars. And repost the same article to AC for page view payment.
• United States
10 May 09
Wow - this is right up my alley. There are two ways to submit titles to Helium. There is the suggest a title where one waits and sees if there is approval. Some of mine worked and some did not. They also have a title seeding program where writers take and interest, read a little training, take a test and if it is something they enjoy they may become a title seeder. If you have questions - just ask.
10 May 09
Hi Trensue, the title seeding program is new to me. However, I rather suggest a title, so that I can be the first contributor. Helium is the only place where I can get upfront payment. So even the $1 empty title bonus is very precious to me. I have 85% of my articles in competitive titles, so I can afford to submit more empty titles and earn the $1 bonus. The $3 rating bonus is a given. From my first month in Helium (Feb 2009) till now, I did not miss a single payment for rating. It is very easy to maintain the 5 rating stars, and earn the $3 rating bonus.