Featured content

@carlaabt (3506)
United States
March 20, 2007 11:31pm CST
Does anyone know how they pick featured content on AC? One of my articles is on the featured content list right now under parenting. It's actually the second article I wrote. I was really surprised to see it there. What makes it really surprising is that when they bought it, they gave me a low offer, because they said the information was too general. Now it's been featured since sometime yesterday, or maybe even before. I don't really know how they pick features, though. I was wondering if anyone could tell me...
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@hcromer (2712)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I'm not 100% sure. I think that new articles that were offered more automatically go up on the featured content for each section because I have seen my higher paying articles listed on the featured content even though it isn't really great stuff.
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
22 Mar 07
I don't think that's it because my highest offer never made featured, yet. It might sometime in the future though. I would have thought that for a $50 article they'd want to feature it. But I guess there is another method to their madness.
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@carlaabt (3506)
• United States
22 Mar 07
Mine wasn't a new one that is featured right now. I wrote it sometime last month. It's not real old or anything, but I have newer ones in the same category that I got paid more for, but it's the old one that's up.
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• United States
21 Mar 07
I have no idea because I signed up for that site but haven't taken the time to check it out fully. I always feel like I have so much to say on a regular basis about a number of subjects but when I think about writing about it for money, I get scared - and feel like my writing won't be good enough. I think I have writers block. *haha* BUT I wanted to pop in and congratulate you for being picked for the featured content because it sounds like a good thing! Keep up the good work and I hope you make alot of money with your articles on AC!
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@carlaabt (3506)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Thanks. :) It's really not hard to write for AC. You should give it a try. Just write about things you know, and you will probably get offers. I have published about 25 articles with them so far, and never had any rejections. They've almost all been about babies, pets, or saving money, because that's what I know. The few I've written about other things haven't sold as well, so I guess those three areas are my personal bests.
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@Pigglies (9340)
• United States
21 Mar 07
I guess it's just whatever the editor's pick. A lot of mine get picked months after I write them (like I wrote one about coming out, got only $4 for it, but then on Coming Out Day it was featured, go figure).
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