Can someone please explain e-how to me?

@mommaj (22770)
United States
August 11, 2009 8:51am CST
I wrote an article for e-how and I even signed up for pay. The article has already been published. Do they give upfront payments for the articles and if so how do you get the upfront payment? Do you know if you are going to get an offer or if they are just going to publish the article? I don't really know how it works yet. In fact, I did one article to see the layout and I will actually have to go revise the article. Any help on e-how will be greatly appreciated.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
12 Aug 09
I used to visit e-how years ago as a site to learn how to do things. Recently I was surprised to hear that they were now paying for contributors. Way back when they were one of the few sites around of that kind and now there is all kinds of stuff everywhere. I have yet to venture back to ehow as a writer. Let me know how it goes!
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@mommaj (22770)
• United States
12 Aug 09
They didn't give me an offer they just published my article as is. The article wasn't that great so I can't be too upset. I wasn't sure what it would look like with their numbering. Basically, you give instructions and that's it.
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@kykidd (6820)
• United States
29 Sep 09
Hi there mommaj, I see this article is 2 months old already, so you might have already gotten the answers to your questions. I have written for Helium, Associated Content, and am now writing mainly for ehow. The reason is the residuals seem to add up a lot faster. Sure, if you write an article on the other 2, and it is sold to someone else, then you will receive a good lump sum. But, otherwise, the residuals seem to add up much too slowly. I now receive a monthly payment from ehow in my paypal account. It's really exciting, and it doesn't seem like too much effort to write one article here and there. And, I get to do the thing that I enjoy doing. Good luck to you with your writing, and all of your online adventures. P.S. Here is one of the last articles that I wrote on ehow. http://www.ehow.com/how_5450231_travel-rome-italy-budget.html
@mommaj (22770)
• United States
1 Oct 09
Thanks for the info on e-how residual pay. I like AC the best because I get $25+ a month in residuals and they pay me upfront payments. I received a 1099 last year and am going to get one again this year because of the writing I do.