no pay?

United States
March 5, 2007 6:32pm CST
Has anyone submitted an article to Associated Content for no pay? I always see this option and never thought about choosing it, but somtimes I see articles on there about such recent events that I don't think they had time to go through the usual 1-week process. If you submit a news article and don't ask to be paid for it, are you expected to do everything for free from then on?
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• United States
6 Mar 07
I've submitted my work via the no payment option but that's b/c I had no choice. You did answer your own question, though. People want their stories/articles out there immediately due to a recent news story or warning.
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• United States
6 Mar 07
Thanks for responding so quickly. Do they pay as much as before when you submit something and ask to be paid? I can't help thinking, "If you give a mouse a cookie..." I hope you've read that book, or this will make no sense.
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• United States
6 Mar 07
Well, I'm not sure if that has anything to do with it but the more articles you publish the better. You increase your page views that way and build your clout. That's when higher offers roll in. As for that saying, I've never heard it before but I see where you're getting at.
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@hcromer (2712)
• United States
6 Mar 07
You can do the free ones and the pay ones and jump around between the two all you want. I have only submitted one article for non-payment so far, I was hesitant to do so, but I didn't really lose anything by publishing it for free, I don't exactly have anywhere else that will pay me for it.
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• United States
6 Mar 07
I'm glad to hear they don't mind paying for some after publishing one for free. In fact, that's just what I was hoping to hear.
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@AnythngArt (3304)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I did an article once for no payment; it was a special offer they had. You interview another content producer on Associated Content, and when you wrote up the interview and published it, you forwarded the link and got a free AC notebook from their shop. It was fun doing that, no pressure. As for news items, they were paying $5 for a limited time (not sure if that's still in effect), and they review those very quickly. I got one accepted and one turned down, so they don't accept everything. Normally I ask for payment, however, and just wait it out.
• United States
6 Mar 07
That's good to know. I need to keep an eye on their special offers. They have a good one now where they offer to make a donation to your organization if you recruit some of the members for them.
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@Stringbean (1273)
• United States
6 Mar 07
I think your article is published immediately if you submit it for no pay. I have never done this, but I know a lady who has. She felt like having more articles published would help her sell more easily in the future. Each article is a new transaction with Associated Content. You choose on each one you submit whether you are asking to be paid or not. There are some categories that Associated Content never pays for. I believe fiction and poetry do not receive any payment. There may be more than I am not aware of.
• United States
6 Mar 07
Thanks. I know there are some people who have incredibly long lists of articles. I wonder how many employees AC has reading them and making offers.
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