Helium

@Miriel (1043)
Norway
January 25, 2007 8:26pm CST
Do you write at Helium.com , and have you got a payout from them? How much to you have to write to actually earn something from the site?
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15 responses
2 Feb 07
Yes I write there, and I have been paid once so far; getting towards it again now too. The trick is to write regularly, and if you start a new topic you will get paid double every time your question/answer is viewed. Pick popular categories, and over time your earnings will naturally pick up. The more responses and questions you pose, the more material you will have on there to earn you money over time.
@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
2 Feb 07
Thank you so much! Great tips you have there :) I will sure have use for them. Only made 0,54 so far. So I have to work more on that.
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@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I've been on there a few weeks writing, not much money at all lol. But, it is regular. I was locked out for a week, their customer service is great! Got it straightened out, and my $ jumped from a few cents to .43. Like I said, not great, but I figure if I have a bunch of articles on there, eventually they'll generate the revenue themselves. That's interesting what themooster wrote. Didn't know that about starting a new topic. Is that if you start a topic from scratch? Or if you start one that's from the "need writer" column?
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
6 Feb 07
themooster, How do you start a new topic? I can't figure it out. I don't really want to write from any of their topics. I would rather write my own thing. Thanks. :)
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I haven't earned anything yet. I only wrote one article but what do you have to do to earn on here? The only thing I don't like is that you have to write things on their topics. That's what I like about Associated content. You get to write your own thing. Anyway any helpful tips in how I can earn from Helium would be appreciated. Thanks. :)
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@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
6 Feb 07
I wish I could use Associated Content. But they only accept writers from USA :( I actually earned $0,41 from one short response to an article today. This one: http://helium.com/tm/151170/blogger-money-writing-sponsored Best one for me this far , and it keeps on coming I hope :) I now have earned a total of $1,23 It goes slowly but I hope I will reach the $25 sometimes. Also what I have noticed is the articles you get more for are the one who are popular or featured on the front page. So make an answer to one of those and you will probably get more for that article.
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@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
15 Feb 07
Thank you both for your help. I am going to try it and see how it goes. Thanks for your help. :)
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• Canada
10 Jun 07
Hi, I am a veteran writer for both Helium and Associated Content. But the difference between the two sites is that Helium will pay any writer, from any country, around the world; Associated Content will not pay you for your articles if you are not an American. If you want to make money on Helium, you must first be a serious writer and be willing to write dozens and dozens of articles; well-crafted articles. Your articles must be well-written because they will go into the ratings queue for other writers to rate and rank. Poorly written articles usually sink to the bottom, not always, but usually. And then it is usually only the highly ranked articles that receive "hits" and subsequently will receive money (4 hits = one cent). As a professional writer, I enjoyed the contests (I have won 2 Top Twenty) because they forced me to think outside my comfort zone and they provided a deadline (for me a deadline is imperative). But you can still write your own thing any time you want on Helium; you can submit your article under a new category title. But you must wait for Helium staff approval of your category before it will be published. Otherwise, you can write on any topic you like (there are thousands on the site). Just type a topic into the Helium search engine and it will bring up numerous topics for you to choose. If you would like to see some of my writing, go to Helium.com and search "Sheree Zielke." I have nearly 2-hundred articles on the Helium site, some of which are how-to articles for writers exploring the site. Another key to Helium, is that you must join in the rating/ranking process and do so regularly if you want your articles to also be ranked. Hope that helps.
@willocfc (965)
• Australia
1 Feb 07
Is helium.com only for writers from a specific country or is it open to people internationally? also can you tell me a little about the kind of content you can write for them
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@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
1 Feb 07
You can write about everything you want. There are a lot of topics. I think they accept people from everywhere. I am from Norway and was accepted. go check out the site at www.helium.com :)
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@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
3 Feb 07
It's open to anyone/anywhere. To receive the payment though, you have to be able to get a Paypal account. That's the only one they'll use.
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• India
11 Feb 07
No, it's not open to India and Philippines. They are soon going to launch country specific sites for India and Philippines. Presently, if you try to open any link related to Helium from these countries, you are redirected to a page showing the information about the country-specific web-sites. You can open Helium using some proxy sites.
• India
11 Feb 07
Yes, I write at Helium. I started writing here since November last year. I have written around 100 articles on the site. I have earned almost $9 till now. I could have earned more, if I would have written better descriptive articles. Initially, I didn't take it seriously and just posted articles without even rechecking them once. I just push the write button, wrote whatever came to my mind. Say, about 10 lines and without even reading it again, I just submitted it. Now, when I see my articles again, I see poor quality of writing with very less content and lots of spelling and grammatical mistakes. I feel bad so now I try to write my articles first in MS WORD. I reread it once or twice before submitting so as to remove whatever flaws it has. I also do a research on the topic to provide good content in my article. Even if this leads to less number of submissions, it will bring in good income because it will rise to better ranks and would be read more. And indirectly, it is helping you to improve your writing skills with zero errors. Happy Heliuming... - Shaz L.
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@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
12 Feb 07
Thank you so much for your information and tips. I have just finsihed writing an article I submitted , I did a lot of research on it. I hope it will be accepted by the Helium crew :)
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• United States
4 Mar 07
Shaz, I think you are correct in trying to make your articles the best they can be. People don't realize how bad grammar and spelling detract from the subject you are writing about. People will pay attention to what you are writing instead of noticing what's wrong with the writing. It's human nature to focus on mistakes, so try to avoid them at all costs. Also, writing is a reflection on the person who is writing, so you want it to reflect you as an intelligent, capable person, right?
@indywahm (808)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I just signed uo to this and was wondering about it too. I will try it for a while. I write alot so maybe I could make some money at helium too.
@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
6 Feb 07
I hope you make some money there! Good luck :)
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• India
11 Feb 07
Initially, there would be almost zero money. So, don't get discouraged. Just take it as an exercise to improve your writing skills. Slowly, the money will increase and would be an icing on the cake. Happy Heliuming... - Shaz L.
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@peavey (16845)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I write for Helium and I'm heading quickly to my first payout after being there since November. They've made some changes since then and I think the search engines pick up new articles faster, so we can make more. I noticed that in the last couple of weeks, my earnings have taken off and I haven't been writing any more than before.
@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
19 Feb 07
I have noticed the same thing. The last week I have not been able to write much there, but the earnings are growing as well. That is a great thing. Thank you so much for repsonding! HAve a nice day :)
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@Indiffer (287)
• Norway
13 Feb 07
I havent earned a dime so far. I know im off topic but: The Helium site is driving me crazy. I signed up with them a week or so ago only to find out they cant match my password with my user id. Neither request for a new one helps. Im going to be mad for a few days, then stick to it and try again. How is their support?
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@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
13 Feb 07
It is sad to hear about this experience. I have never had use for their support, so unfortunately I cant help you. But I hope they will resolve this problem soon. Good luck!
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@stibigirl (291)
• United States
13 Feb 07
I have just started with helium.com about 3 week ago. I have posted 6 articles and have made $0.46. I totally see the potential and I am working on some other articles to build my portfolio, hoping to get mine up to 25 articles by the end of February. If I do ever reach the $25 it will be just an extra for having worked so hard on my writing dream.
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@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
13 Feb 07
I agree with you. Helium has made me work with my writing skills. This weekend I worked for hours on this article I submitted. Did a lot of research and read it through many times. I hope it get approved by them. I have never worked that much with an article before. It is so fun. And It also helps my english :)
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@kdarrell (1566)
• Canada
11 Feb 07
I belong to helium. I have made around $3 so far so I haven't recieved the min payout of $25 yet. But, its my understanding the more you rate, the more people rate your articles and the more you get paid. I have 80 articles with them so far, but I try to rate at least five articles a day so I can have my articles rated more often. Hope this helps!
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@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
12 Feb 07
Thank you for responding :) I also try to rate 5-10 articles every day. Right now I am up to almost 2 dollars. Not much , but I think the writing exercise are quite funny :) I hope I will earn more , when I get better at writing articles.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
30 Jan 07
I joined Helium.com late November 2006. I have made (as of today) $1.63, however, I have not been able to write or rate articles there as often as I would like to. Right after I joined the site, my computer crashed and it was a couple of weeks before I could replace it; also my husband and I drive a truck cross-country for a living and so I am limited as to when I can get online. I have seen several posts from members (in the helium community section) who claim to have reached their $25 payout level. I hope to do so in a few more months, and will let you know. Hope this helps.
@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
30 Jan 07
Thank you for your answer. I have only made 0,44 with them after a week. But I hope this will improve as I improve my writing skills.
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@mehale (2200)
• United States
5 Feb 07
As of today, my earnings have grown to 2.43, and I have not logged into the site for the past 4 days. Another helpful tip for this site, it seems to be a better paying question if you try to reply to at least a couple of the topics on the home page.
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@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
6 Feb 07
Thank you for your tip! Good to hear that your earnings increased without you even bee logging on :)
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• Italy
4 Mar 07
i have never listened about heliud. can someone explain me what it is and how it goes? ty!
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@w1z111 (985)
• United States
5 Mar 07
http://www.helium.com/ Helium is another site where you can join for free and write articles about numerous topics. Pay is low, but it is fun and educational! Try it out. You'll enjoy it!
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@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
16 Mar 07
That is correct. Thank you for answering :)
@w1z111 (985)
• United States
4 Mar 07
I've been a member of Helium.com for about a month now. I've submitted about 40-50 articles so far, and I've made a whopping $0.34. That's right...34 cents! No 'get-rich-quick' schemes at Helium, but it is fun, that's for sure! I enjoy reading other folks' writings (and I've learned a lot, too!). Try it out...you'll like it!
@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
4 Mar 07
I agree with you. I too enjoy reading other folks articles. It is actually very good for learning about different things.
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@gigarange (1165)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I heard about Helium and some friends say Helium does pay. I am interested to join but have been so busy. Thanks for reminding me. I would join there now so I wont forget.
@Miriel (1043)
• Norway
16 Mar 07
Thank you for responding. Have you remembered to join now? :)
@rabi9634 (420)
• United States
29 Mar 07
I have about 40 articles up on Helium. In the two months I've been there, I only really started submitting content this month. I'm up to about 5 dollars, and that's just on 40 articles. Do the math. If I keep going at the rate I have been, 400 articles would be about 50 dollars a month. 4000 articles, and that's 500. It's silly to think that just by hitting a certain number, you'll automatically be making a certain amount. That's simply not the way it works. If you write well and can consistently come up with intelligent articles, then you'll have a much better chance of making money from the site. The nice thing about it is what has been called residual earnings. Just because you wrote something months ago doesn't mean that it won't earn you money. I'm hoping to work my way up to a payout every month so I can afford to buy some more photo equipment.
• United States
25 Mar 07
I've been writing at Helium since 12-31-06 and have $5.53 in earnings so far. I've written 43 articles to date. Right now, they are offering a great writing contest where the top 73 writers receive cash prizes in their accounts. Definitely worth trying for!