Do you enjoy writing? Want to earn money for it with no minimum payout?

@Pigglies (9340)
United States
November 28, 2006 10:05pm CST
There is no minimum payout at Associated Content. If your article only gets $3, you get paid that $3 right away. If your article gets $20, you're paid right away. Generally, from the time you submit an article to the time it is published, it only takes about one week for them to make an offer. Then you just accept the offer and you're going to get paid within a day or two usually. If you have decent grammar and can write, try it out! http://www.associatedcontent.com/join.html?refer=1007 You can see my articles here for some examples of what they're looking for. I've made nearly $400 with all combined. The highest paid was $15 for me. http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/1007/valerie_hansen.html
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@cheenlly (3485)
• Philippines
18 Dec 06
i think this is nice but is this exclusive only for what countries?
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
18 Dec 06
US only, sorry! I didn't realize that before. I thought they at least also paid in Canada or other countries with PayPal.
@cheenlly (3485)
• Philippines
18 Dec 06
thanks i hope they will consider asian countries too.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
18 Dec 06
I hope so too. It doesn't sound like there is anything similar that pays outside of the US. :(
@chiyosan (29389)
• Philippines
22 Dec 06
thank you for sharing. i would just like to ask on how were you able to get your money?
@chiyosan (29389)
• Philippines
22 Dec 06
oh i already got the answer. this is not applicable to me.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
22 Dec 06
Through Paypal. Sorry, I just found out it's only for the US. :( Another poster in this thread mentions another thread asking about similar programs elsewhere.
@nancygibson (3738)
• France
30 Nov 06
I have found Triond quite good for short articles where you want a steady trickle of royalties coming in. My best selling article there is this one http://www.gomestic.com/Personal-Finance/Managing-your-Debts,-a-common-sense-approach.8606
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
30 Nov 06
That looks cool. About how much do you make in royalties per month off a single article? I like both instant gratification where you're paid immediately, but I also enjoy doing things that involve royalties (see my thread about stock photos). Thanks!
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
3 Dec 06
Just bumping this up to remind myself to look into that after finals week is over. The one thing I really like about AC though, is how when I need extra money fast, I know if I write say, 5 articles, I can have $50 next week. That is always cool.
• Indonesia
29 Nov 06
what kinds of content we can make? or can you tell me about the topics?
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
29 Nov 06
All types of topics. News, gift guides, commentaries, etc. Check out the links for more information. I put the referral link as well as a link to my articles for ideas of the types of article they accept. I usually make $10 per article, except for college papers, which only get $4.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Just wanted to mention that for me, that's the most limiting factor as to why I haven't made more money than I have. I am not creative enough to think of a lot of ideas of what to write about. Otherwise, I've heard that you can make a fulltime job out of it. I'd recommend that if you're a college student, you start by submitting a bunch of college papers. That gets you $4 a paper for stuff you already wrote. I'd never write a college paper for just $4, but if I wrote it for a class already, I might as well get a bit of money for it too.
@tara99 (68)
• India
30 Dec 06
Ac pays only those in USA. Not to others. I read some of your articles there. Keep writing. A very happy and prosperous writing 2007 to you!
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Thanks! Maybe eventually they'll pay others as well. Someone on page 2 started a thread about places like AC out of the US. I hope to write more in 2007.
@urzicutza (1973)
• Romania
30 Dec 06
and what are you still doing here on mylot?if you made 400 bucks
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
30 Dec 06
I joined myLot after I made that $400. I still do other things as well for money. $400 in 2 years isn't a lot. I'm not inspired to write often enough to make it a full time job, just extra cash. I currently do a part-time job for real income, 3 online things for some fun and extra spending money (to buy things I would not normally buy). I actually joined myLot because I saw something about it on AC. I kind of joined more to check it out than just for the money. It's an interesting place! I hope next year I'll be more inspired to write so that I only pay expenses with money from my real job. And anything I can buy online, I can buy with Paypal then.
@arlerambabu (1080)
• India
30 Dec 06
Yes,I am contributing regularly to associated content.This site is known for its prompt payment.In the beginning I was not aware about their payments resulting in many unpaid articles.Oflate,I started getting money https://publish.associatedcontent.com/cms_queue.shtml
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
30 Dec 06
At first I didn't have a PayPal account, but I still published for money and just had my earnings donated to charity.
@greenmango (1019)
• Philippines
29 Dec 06
this is the coolest i'll try this thnx for the cool link
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
29 Dec 06
You're very welcome! Best of luck! Last night I was digging through some files to see if I could find more college papers to submit... and I found 4 more! Yay! The funny thing is, this makes me try harder on my papers in college because I know afterwards I can get $4 for them too. Silly, but hey, it works!
• India
28 Dec 06
Hi, website told by you really works but it gives payment to those only who are U.S. residents.Can you please tell me some website which is paying for writing to indian nationals also?
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
30 Dec 06
Check out page two of this thread. A member started a thread about writing places like AC, but for people not in the US. Hope that helps!
@amafrias (456)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I really liked that. I especially enjoyed your article on Mylot. You nailed it on the head with that one. I also go to a site called gather.com, it's okay, they are set up to build groups of certain topics. There is also daytipper.com, it was once vitaminT.com. They pay 3.00 for every tip you submit that they use. I have submitted like 40 and 36 were accepted so far. Thanks for the great link.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
28 Dec 06
Thanks! I initially joined myLot because I read about it there. But the article I read was not that great and made this sound like big bucks. I think people needed a more realistic article. I will have to check out those links! I'm always into making more money. :) Last night I was scouring my computer for more old college papers to submit, since I knew I must have some!
• Pakistan
27 Dec 06
But i have heard that only Americans get paid for it,and not others as i am living here in Pakistan so i may join but the payment will not be dispatched,What you say abt it?
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
27 Dec 06
It sounds like only Americans can join. Although, they do have a non-payment publishing option, not sure if others can join using that or not. I tend to only write for money though. I mean, obviously I write for more than just money, but I don't write articles and then not expect something for them.
• India
23 Dec 06
Hi, i want to get some more information from you. I am joing next, if my country is enlisted here. Can you also let me know what type of articles can help you earn better. Is there any word limit etc?
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
24 Dec 06
According to above posters, it's limited to the United States. If you look and see what their popular topics are, you'll earn more. Also, if you write for special offers (like the last ones you had to write about holiday gifts for a specific type of person), that brings in more money. I think the articles have to be at least 400 words, but there doesn't seem to be a limit on how far you can go. I've seen articles that go over 5 pages. Hope that helps!
• Pakistan
22 Dec 06
Wow....what a betiful wa yyou have highlighted right here...but please tell me, if i am a student and have researched many topics like SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, ERPs AND HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE REPORTS ON ALL OF THEM,but no articles..can still participate?
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
22 Dec 06
Yes you can. You can submit a college paper there and receive $4 for it. You'll receive more for articles, but I always figure that if I've already written a paper for college, I might as well get $4 for it.
@angadp (203)
• India
22 Dec 06
What was your content in the college papers??
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
22 Dec 06
Excellent question. From my page, scroll down to the bottom and when you get to "Why The United States is the World's Number 1 Agricultural Producer", that's one of them, and go up to "American Children Eating Fast Food Leads to Health Problems". All the articles in between there are college papers. Other college papers are: "Ethical Arguments for Legalizing Gay Marriage" and "How the Ocean is Regulating Global Warming". Those are examples of college papers I've submitted that got accepted. I'd definitely recommend making money off papers you've already written. Doesn't take much time putting them up, and you get $4 for something you wrote for a class anyhow.
@grestips (155)
• China
22 Dec 06
Great offer i thought,take a look first.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
22 Dec 06
Sorry. If I knew before it was only for the US, I would have added that to the original post. Sorry about that!
@rajanmr7 (413)
• India
19 Dec 06
well i enjoy writing mainly ebooks and reports. did u get the payment in hand
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
19 Dec 06
I'm not sure they'd accept anything as long as an ebook. But reports yes, although, college level reports only go for $4. So to me that's only worth it if I already wrote the report for a class. I got the payment through PayPal.
@rilarila (29)
• Canada
18 Dec 06
You might wanna add that AC only pays U.S residents and not other internationals .. :)
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
18 Dec 06
I didn't realize that until Bertus Magnus above pointed that out. Anyone know of a site for people outside the US? I know on AC you can write in other languages besides English though. I've seen a couple articles in Spanish.
• United States
18 Dec 06
Thank you for the link. I am going to sign up. Can I write an article about anything? Sounds great!
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
18 Dec 06
Yes, just about anything. I've written pet care guides, holiday shopping ideas, submitted college papers, gay marriage debates, animal rescue fundraising ideas, etc. All sorts of things. :) That's one thing I really like, is that they allow you to write about anything. Although, some topics probably do pay more than others. But I make around $8-$10 per article on average.
• Philippines
18 Dec 06
i've checked this out, and i've also checked out constant-content, and it sucked that these two great sites cant pay people outside the US. (im from the philippines). do you know any online writing sites similar to associated content and constant content that are available worldwide? i started a thread about this but i haven't gotten the response i wanted. http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/433024.aspx maybe you can help.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
18 Dec 06
Oh that does suck! I hope someone sees your thread or your post here and knows. Sorry to say that I don't know of any. :(
@gotcho0O (1258)
• United States
18 Dec 06
I will try this out. Thanks a lot.
@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
27 Dec 06
You're very welcome, best of luck!