Associatedcontent, To Join or Not To Join?

United States
March 2, 2007 9:48am CST
I have seen stories about the associatedcontent.com site. It has gotten a lot of presss lately. It was featured in an article on the Women For Hire website blog. I know some of you have mentioned it. Help me decide if I should join it. I've had a blog for a while and I like to write about different things. I know you make some money there. I would appreciate any feelings you have about it.
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8 responses
• Romania
13 Sep 07
you have to live in usa in order to be able to register on their site . i heard that they pay quite well .
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• United States
13 Sep 07
I have not heard how well they pay. I know there are a couple of sites that pay for articles but that you should not expect to make a lot of money.
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• United States
13 Sep 07
I'm really enjoying being on Helium, but I've been hearing a lot about Associated Content as well and I think I may join there too. They don't sound like exactly the same thing. Maybe the same idea, but a different way of getting there.
• United States
12 Sep 07
I love writing and there are no contracts involved so it doesn't hurt to try it. I would do it just for the fun of it.
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• United States
13 Sep 07
Yeah, me too. I need to take a look at what kind of articles that sell and what types they need. Thanks.
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@AnythngArt (3305)
• United States
11 Sep 07
I've written for Associated Content for awhile now, but I am not one of their big producers. Rather, I do it when I have a specific topic in mind, and I like to do it when they offer a specific amount for a certain type of article (for example, $8 for a product review) so that you know you will get a decent amount of money per article. They are not always quick in reviewing articles, so sometimes you miss out on the timeliness or attention your article could be getting. That's probably my biggest complaint with Associated Content. They've changed a lot since when I first joined and reject a lot more articles than they used to. Good luck with your writing. I like to say "don't put all your writing eggs in one basket." Spread yourself around; there are plenty of sites to write for.
• United States
11 Sep 07
Thanks for your information. I have felt that as the site became more well known, more people would submit articles. But as in some many other issues, the more people submit this the less chance of really good articles. So many people think of only the money and no how well they can write.
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@marciascott (25557)
• United States
10 Sep 07
A lt of stuff to fill out, I wanted to join but when I seen the long informaton to feel out I chasnge my mind, I will fill it out when I have time.
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• United States
11 Sep 07
Yeah, that can be discouraging. Thanks
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@KrauseHome (33259)
• United States
31 May 07
I am still newer there to getting used to how it works, and getting my stuff submitted on there. I like the look of the site, and Glad I signed up there. I would recommend anyone who likes to Write, and would like to earn some Extra $$ give it a shot. You never know unless you decide to give it a try do you.
• United States
31 May 07
Thanks for the response. I have wondered if it was any good. Maybe I get up the courage to give it a try. Couldn't hurt, right?
@IcyCucky (361)
• United States
12 Sep 07
I joined AC a while back, but didn't have enough courage to submit any article until last week. I submitted 3 and got accepted on three for payment upfront. The process was fairly quick for me. It only took about 3 days for me to hear from them, and get paid right away to my Paypal account. It is a great feelings...Just go ahead and give it a try...
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• United States
13 Sep 07
Good for you! I'm just going to have to dive in soon. Thanks.
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@jillbeth (2711)
• United States
14 Sep 07
I have been writing for them for several months and have made some extra spending money. At first they accepted almost everything I wrote but they are turning more down now that their library is getting full! I think they are looking for more unique articles; I do a lot of research-type stuff. But you can resubmit an article that they turned down for payment, for non-payment and can still make a performance bonus off your page views. My trick is to submit the article for non-exclusive use, usually for payment first, then I am also free to sell it for usage on Constant Content. Sometimes a usage article will sell several times on CC. AC does pay a bit more for exclusive use but I think I'm getting a better deal by doing most of them non-exclusive. If you're not familiar with CC, please check out my link: http://www.constant-content.com/?aref=8083
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