What Is Better, Buksia or Associated Content?

@Iram786 (498)
January 16, 2010 3:16pm CST
I really want to join a website where I can post articles and recently I had a discussion on myLot about where I could write these articles and a lot of people said Associated Content or Buksia. I only want to choose one, so what do you think is better?
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@iakulchen (615)
• Singapore
17 Jan 10
I don't really like those two sites, but if I really had to choose between them, I would choose AC (despite not being eligible for upfront payment) I many be biased though, since I remember a time when Bukisa was somewhere you could publish just anything, and it was not uncommon to see people publishing things with lots of filler text at the end like "Please read my articles please read my articles please read my articles" because their article didn't meet the word count. There are also a few other issues, and Bukisa has been cleaning up their act slowly, but I'm stil not going to recommend them to anybody, despite being able to get a referral under me if I do so. For AC, they somehow have problems with their site every now and then (well, every site has problems every now and then, but AC has them more frequently :P). If I remember correctly, your first 3 articles will also take a long time to be published, around a week or so. You'll be able to instantly publish the rest of your articles once you have got 3 articles under your belt though. And you won't be eligible for upfront payments unless you are a US resident. Nothing else besides these though. AC does have a number of members who are respected in the writing community, like Michelle L Devon, so that's definitely a plus point. But really, my choice wouldn't be within these two. There's Triond, there's Helium, there's Suite101, and quite a few more. The "better" site would depend on what you want from a writing site. So, what do you want from a writing site?
@scheng1 (24850)
• Singapore
17 Jan 10
Hi Iakulchen, Bukisa has changed quite a lot. Right now they moderate every single article, and they even reject articles with too many mistakes. Bukisa has a built-in spell and grammar checker too. With all the bugs in AC, I think Bukisa will overtake AC soon.
• Singapore
17 Jan 10
Hi Scheng1, haven't talked to you for quite a while on MyLot :) And yes they did, but it took ages before they did so. Meanwhile, they still have that tacky (and not very well written) writing that looks like a script for an infocommercial on their site. They also had a Help page with nothing on it except "Coming Soon" for more than a year. (I don't know if I had anything to do with it, and my ego likes to think that I did, but soon after I mentioned that on the Bukisa description on my list of writing sites, they took the "Help" page off.) These are signs which I take to indicate that they have limited interest in addressing issues not directly related to their bottom line. Which means that Bukisa is certainly not going to be the first site that I recommend a would be writer to try.
• United States
16 Jan 10
Well Bukisa allows you to post articles that have already been posted to other sites, so if you wanted to get double earnings from your articles you could post to A.C, and once it is accepted go and post it to Bukisa. BUT If you really just want one site, I would say A.C. because you can earn upfront payments AND performance payments from your articles there.
• Singapore
17 Jan 10
Her user profile says she's from the UK, so I don't think she's eligible for upfront payments from AC
• United States
17 Jan 10
Oh, I thought anyone could get upfront payments...but I really don't pay attention to that kind of stuff! hehe Thanks for letting us know!
@morgandrake (2144)
• United States
16 Jan 10
At the moment I prefer Associated Content. The reason for my preference is that I write a lot of articles that are inter-related. Call them series of articles. On Associated, I get paid by the pageview; if a person reads multiple articles in the set, I get paid for each. On Bukisa, I would only get paid once (by the unique viewer) no matter how many of my articles they read. There is also the fact that AC has paid me more than Bukisa for the test articles (same article placed on both sites to test the market).
• United States
17 Jan 10
Paypal.
@UmiNoor (3439)
• Malaysia
26 Jan 10
I write for Bukisa and I think you've got it wrong about how they pay their writers. If you write 10 articles at Bukisa and one unique visitor view all ten you're paid for 10 page views but if the same visitor view the same article 10 times within a time period of 24 hours then that will constitute 1 page view. Furthermore, Bukisa pays more per 1000 views (currently $3.49 per 1000 views which I think is more than AC pays $1.50 per 1000 views) At Bukisa, you can write a series of articles that inter link and when the viewer reads your series of articles you get paid for each view. AC doesn't pay international members upfront fees and that is the reason I don't participate in AC.
@scheng1 (24850)
• Singapore
17 Jan 10
Hi Iram, join both. Since both sites do not require exclusive rights to the article, you can post the same article in two writing sites. In this case, you do not even need to put in extra effort into writing. In this case, you can reach out to different audience, and build up a fan base in both writing sites.
@UmiNoor (3439)
• Malaysia
26 Jan 10
That is a good idea. Why limit yourself? Join both and earn more. But I wonder would AC penalize duplicate content or do they require unique articles? I want to publish my articles at Bukisa elsewhere. Can I do it on AC? I wonder.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
3 Feb 10
I've never heard of buskia, but I am a member of associated content. I haven't written anything for them in a while, though.