joining a writing site.....

@Cutie18f (9563)
Philippines
July 7, 2010 9:41am CST
I recently signed up for Helium not because I think I can write, but because I just want to learn from others. It is also one way that I could express myself while at the same time have some little earning. I am talking about Helium. Anyone here who are members of Helium? How do you maximize your earnings on this site? Thanks for responding.
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@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
7 Jul 10
That's good for you, since you said you only use it for having fun writing and all that. I used to write for Helium, but (this is just me, others might differ), I find the site totally boring. It's good for those whom want to improve and earn upfront payments, but I prefer to write my own titles and using the first person account the whole time. Therefore, after I cashed out, I didn't think much of it anymore, hehehe.. My personal writing style is more of a blogging type, so this site is not suitable for me at all. But there are others whom enjoy the site, and I think it works for them, so that's cool. It's a matter of preference. If you don't mind editing your articles at times, and love writing to titles suggested there, this may be a superb choice for you. All the best yeah..
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@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
hello zed,can you suggest some tips on what to consider when it comes to writing? well,what sites do you join to write?is it possible if i would also try even if i'm not good when it comes to writing?
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@UmiNoor (3487)
• Malaysia
8 Jul 10
Hello zed, If you prefer to write to your own titles, you can still do that at Helium by submitting your titles for approval by Helium and then you can get an extra $1 bonus for being the first to write to that title. That should increase your upfront payment.
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
10 Jul 10
Thanks uminoor.. that's a good tip for sure.. I'll consider that sometime in the future, but for now, I'm not contemplating on writing there..
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
7 Jul 10
i haven't tried joining to wrting sites.though i wanted to,but i guess it's just not my luck.you know,i wanted to write but i'm not good at it.can you tell me if i can join there if i'm not that good when it comes to writing?
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• India
7 Jul 10
I see myself in u. Do you know why? A few months back I also thought like u. But the secret is If you can talk or speak you can write. Good Articles are nothing, they r just good speech in written words and very well organized. Nice to meet you.
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@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
hmmm.i wonder if you also have been writing articles? if so,what sites aare you suggesting? can you really earn fast there?please fill me in...
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@joram328 (503)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Here's a tip. Read a lot. This will give you a lot of exposure to words and familiarity as to what works and what doesn't. Also, give yourself time to practice. If you don't start, then you won't ever become a writer. But if you want to become one, then you have to start now. I saw from your profile that you are from the Philippines. Filipinos are very fluent in English and can they can speak and write the language without much difficulty. I have faith that you will be able to make it as a writer. Good luck! By the way, you can check out my website attached to my profile here on mylot for links to writing and earning sites where you can start your writing venture. Break a leg!
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@Roopjyoti (101)
• India
7 Jul 10
Hi Cutie, At first congratulation for joining with Helium. Without any doubt it is an excellent decision. Helium is really a very good site that really pays for your writings. But if u r new to this, u should also consider some factors those are related to the earnings. They will pay you an fixed amount for your selected article which is very difficult to gain. And on the other hand, you can get paid for the numbers of visitors. And The Secrete is They have millions of articles but less than 40,000 visitors per month. Consider, is it going to worth You!!!!
@zed_k4 (17627)
• Singapore
7 Jul 10
And the infamous deletion of articles, hehehehe.. this one is a controversy topic and has always been..
@annavi23 (6302)
• Philippines
8 Jul 10
hey,are you suggesting that we should not depend on writing articles? if i would try to write,please give me some details on what things to consider,thanks!
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@joram328 (503)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Write on things that you know about or can share something about. You can also write about things that interest you and why. You can draw from your own experiences so I'm sure you'll have plenty of things to write about.
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
7 Jul 10
Hi Cutie, there is an interest group by the name of Helium in mylot. You can find many writing tips from experienced writers in Helium. Many of them are 5 stars writers with contest winnings and marketplace sale. Actually I should say survival tips rather than writing tips. Helium has a unique system that puzzles many great writers. They can write very good articles. However, they cannot survive the system if they do not even understand the system.
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• India
7 Jul 10
I agree, it is not for beginners, some professionals can only make it their way. But what about experience ? Professionals were beginners someday before, so cheer up!!! Carry on!! Good Luck!!!
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@Cutie18f (9563)
• Philippines
7 Jul 10
My, that sounds scary, but yes, I just want to have fun at least while I last. Thanks for responding, guys.
@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
7 Jul 10
Dont worry Cutie, it is not that bad. In fact when I joined Helium, I was a complete newbie. After getting a few articles rejected for grammar and spelling mistakes, I signed up for a paid Grammer checker to weed out the mistakes. The money is good, especially when you reach the 4th writing star. You can earn $2 per article. Since the upfront payment is for non exclusive rights to the articles, you can even repost the articles elsewhere.
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• United Arab Emirates
7 Jul 10
This discussion has been helpful in a way because I am new too to writing but not really new, am new in the sense that am trying to find my voice and earn from writing. To be precise am having the same problems with triond, the first article I submitted there was rejected and ask me to revise it, but I couldn't do that because I didn't save the article. Will want you good writers to help me decide which is better when it comes to earning residual for your writing, Helium or Triond, and if you know another that gives writers worldwide the same privilege with U.S. writers then you could point that out as well. Will go look for the discussion interest for Helium and try reading about how to be the rejection stages on helium, thanks for creating this discussion , it has been helpful. Happy Mylotting to those who have contributed their wonderful response, you have all helped.
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@joram328 (503)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
Hi shyne! You should always save a copy of your article! I would have suggested that if you got rejected in one site, you can always try submitting it to another site. But then again, since you did not save your article... Anyway, that's an important lesson for you. I think both Helium and Triond are good, although Triond gives you more leeway to write various kinds of stuff, from poetry to reviews, to recipes, to opinions. I only have one article at Helium but I have already written 10 articles for Triond so far. Well, I only started writing articles on the last week of June so... Good luck on your writing ventures!
7 Jul 10
I am a newbie to Helium also and am only just finding my feet. I currently have 9 articles written and can say I am enjoying it so far, though can see very early on that it is going to take time and effort. There is still an aweful lot for me to learn, other than Mylot I don't write else where, I don't consider myself a writer.
@arcideaco (1259)
• Singapore
7 Jul 10
I am writing for Helium, most of my income online came from this site. I think it is a good site to write. But I have to spend a fair bit of time to write article for this site because it has very high editing standards. Once your articles were found with errors they will bound to be flagged out by other less gracious and red-eyed members. It will eventually be deleted. Just put in some effort, there should not be a problem. My user name there is the same as MyLot. Cheers and good luck.
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• United States
13 Jul 10
I too have joined Helium and I enjoy writing reviews and I find articles to write for. It's a great website for writing as long as you can write the minimum amount of words and make sure to spell check your article, you should be able to get started right away.
• Philippines
10 Jul 10
I tried joining this site to, but I can't uinderstand how, what a member should do. It seems that it is meant for professional writers.
@ip5217 (1656)
• Philippines
9 Jul 10
I've read a lot of good things about helium long time ago. I just don't know why I haven't signed up that time. I'm not sure if it was helium that didn't accept members outside US. Right now I checked and they do allow them now. For sure, when I get home I'll definitely register. I hope I'll have break there, too.
@peavey (16595)
• United States
8 Jul 10
I think I'm still a member of Helium, I haven't been there in a very long time. I made payout a couple of times, but then they started the star business and I quit. I don't know if this is still true, but at the time, unless you had a star (or maybe two?) you wouldn't get paid. To get the stars, you had to read and rate others' articles. I don't remember everything about it, but if you didn't do the rating, you just didn't get paid, no matter how much you made. Even if I were inclined to rate other articles, I didn't like being forced to.