Has anyone ever joined associated content if so help please!

Portugal
July 28, 2010 7:51pm CST
Hi, i was surfing through the web, and i found a very interesting site called associated content which is now owned by yahoo, and it so happens that i was really excited about it until i read this "you must be at least 18 years old and a US citizen or legal resident to receive payment" my question is, what does this actually mean? They allowed me to register, me being from Portugal, but they can't actually pay??? Has anyone that does not live in the US ever got payed by associated content? because i do have hope that by legal resident they mean a legal resident in any part of the world. I really hope so, because this US thing is really starting to freak me out, and to envy them even more, they have everything... and they don't make anything international in these cases...
2 responses
• Philippines
29 Jul 10
I'm from the Philippines and I used to submit articles from Associated Content. It's legit and they pay on time. The thing about being a US citizen or legal resident requirement is due to the US tax law. This happened just last year i think. Members need to submit certain tax forms and of course those of us outside the US most probably will not be able to comply. Members outside the US may only receive payment if they are Feature Contributors and can comply/submit with the tax requirements. Since then I stopped posting articles. It's really sad because you can really earn well from them.
• Portugal
29 Jul 10
I know, that is why i was o excited, now I'm on the hunt for similar sites, do you by chance happen to know any? can you please help me out?
• Philippines
29 Jul 10
You can try Bukisa. I just joined there and they seem to work similarly with Associated Content without the US citizen requirement. And if you're interested in other writing jobs, you may try Academia Research. You may join them as an academic writer and/or as a content writer. You have to submit sample works and pass their writer test.
@Catana (736)
• United States
15 Aug 10
People who live outside the US can't get upfront payment for their articles, but they will be paid for page views. If you have a lot of articles that attract readers over a long period of time, the money can add up, but if you just post now and then, it's probably not worth it.