Associated Content. How hard is it?

United States
July 27, 2009 7:47am CST
I have been told numerous times that the real money to be made is writing for sites like Helium, textbroker, and associated content. Is this true? How much money are you making a month? Do you get extra for referrals? How hard is it to get your articles approved?
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@psycospaz (320)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I was just accepted into textbroker and it is really easy!!! I have already finished 2 articles and I think I may be getting about 5 or 6 bucks. I say I think I maybe getting because your article has to be accepted by who ever requested it. But if you can follow basic rules then textbroker is the way to go. Helium, Bukisa (I am a member of both)are both really awesome sites, however you cannot get money from them unless you use their referral program to the fullest, or you write and get people to read what you write A LOT. It is all view based (the income) so the more views you have them more money you will make. I suggest checking both out. Helium also has a market place that you can try and get freelance stuff from, but I always seem to get writers block when I go to Helium because they don't give rules or real guidelines, just topics and then you go for it. That is why I am loving text broker so much. Each one that is posted has a specific time limit it has to be done in (so I don't procrastinate), and a specific word count/ lay out that the customer wants it in. If you want I can message you my link for both so you can see what they are about.
• United States
27 Jul 09
I am willing to give it a shot. Do those sites also accept international members? A friend of mine is looking for a writing site but he is not from the US. Just send me the links and any info you have on it.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
29 Jul 09
I have a couple fo friends who write articles. that is the main source fo their income. There is money to be made with it. I am not sure if they pau for referrals though. My friends have no trouble getting their articles approved.
28 Jul 09
I use Associated Content alot and its proven to be a trustworthy paying site. The thing with it ,like anything else is, you have to put alot of effort into it. I started out in 2007 and have published 126 articles there, these include photos, video,audio and written material. I could have published much more if I had stuck to doing just 1 article a day, but none the less I am earning enough to pay off my other websites hosting fees. The highest I made was $33 in one month. It was a very active month of interacting with the community, posting on social networks such as Facebook (Which you can set up to happen automatically).On an inactive month, that is when I dont comment on other peoples contentnor publish, I still make atleast 15 cents a day for doing nothing! I think with Associated Content, the more you produce and interact with other writers and pass your content on, the more you earn. The beauty of it all is they have no minimum payment so when payout time comes, they pay you what ever you will have accrued. I am an overseas writer so I am not eligible for upfron payments but the Pay per views are good enough. I hope this was helpful. Remember, the idea is to keep publishing, and also research on keywords to help your contents visibility. Contact me if you have any questions I might be able to help with. My first tip is, Get a note book to start putting down ideas, when you have atleast 7 well written pieces,register and start publishing one a day, as you publish one, write up another so you keep your supply replenished. There is a link in my profile if you decide to join, I would be very glad to work with you as my referral!
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I am doing quite well with helium because I have been putting a lot of effort into building it up over the last two months. I am almost at the point where I can start to look into other sites. I had neglected AC for a while to focus on helium but I am starting to post new things there. I just submitted something for upfront payment today, I'll see what happens if they accept it or not.
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
27 Jul 09
I got 2 approved for views only and one they bought. I like textbroker better. They list the articles they have available and you choose which one you want to write. Happy writing!
• India
27 Jul 09
u can earn as much as ur potential is to earn something.so far as i am concerned,i am earning very few here on mylot as well as about 20-40$ a month from my blog.what about u.happy earnings
• United States
27 Jul 09
I have been a member of associated content for a little over a year now. I love this site so much. as i get articles to write every month and i try to do more now that i am unemployed and need the extra cash. I have found this site to be the easiest writing site as i have tried helium and bukisa and they are a little harder to make money on. I have around 36 articles in associated content and some say this might not be a lot of articles for being a member for over a year. It is not hard at all to earn from this site if you really enjoy writing and can post a lot of articles. If you post a lot of articles and people are reading them and viewing them you can paid per view that they are viewed and then you get paid every two months for that. If you choose an articles they have that they want to be wrote and they offer payment for it then you also get paid for that, while it can take up to two weeks for them to review it and approve it. I love associated content as i have one article i will be writing with in the new three days because then it will not be available to write on anymore. I have two articles waiting to be approved and then i will get some money for those and i cant wait for the little extra cash i can get. Hopefully you can enjoy this site just as much as i do. Have a great day mylotting.
@abhi_bangal (3686)
• India
27 Jul 09
Let me talk about Associated Content only. This is because, I am not a member of any other site that you have mentioned in your discussion. I think, it squarely depends on where you live. And that is what has transpired to me during all the discussions that I have had here about Associated Content. I suppose this is basically a US based writing site and pays for the uploaded articles written by the citizens of the United States. And as far as those living outside the US are concerned, I have heard that they are paid only the 'compensation' for the article. Now, how true this is I don't know. But I could never ever upload any article on AS, as the site takes ages to load. I using a BB connection failed to load the site completely. And whenever it would load, and then I could sign in. But I have never got to see how the next page looks like. I finally let go the idea of Associated Content.