Do You Ever Have Rejected Pieces Accepted Later?

@Pigglies (9336)
United States
February 16, 2008 2:56am CST
I recently wrote a fairly decent article on YouTube and it was rejected. The only comment was that the topic was just too general. And without getting into too much detail, I actually had a rather specific purpose to this article so I'm thinking perhaps they only read the title. I'm thinking they just want me to resubmit it for performance bonus only, which I am not going to do. They aren't getting any free articles from me. If I just change the title, do you think it will actually be reconsidered? On this one, I don't even feel like I should have to re-write it. I even think it would be a rather popular topic, but not enough so that I'd go for the minimal pay that performance bonuses would get me.
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@kareng (20774)
• United States
16 Feb 08
I would go ahead and post it for performance pay only. The subject YouTube is a good one and I'm sure you will get a lot of hits. I have found that I do fine with performance pay only when I have an article rejected. It happens from time to time.
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
16 Feb 08
I guess I'm just afraid of two things... the first being that they notice I will post my work for free. And then next time they edit something, will they be more likely to reject it just so they can get it without having to pay for it? The second thing is, that even a lot of page views doesn't mean much in terms of performance pay. Overall, I have 90,000 page views. I've made maybe $30 or $40 total in performance pay. I would never have written 100+ articles for that little pay.
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@kareng (20774)
• United States
17 Feb 08
Wow, I don't know what to tell you. Some topics are more popular than others. I've been with AC for over a year and I've made well over $100. I guess it just depends on the topics and final page views.
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
17 Feb 08
I guess I'm just not used to writing things in hopes that I might get some money. I have a lot of articles with good page views. I have about 90,000 page views total right now. I've been with AC for nearly 3 years and their pay used to be better. So I'm a bit discouraged lately. I ended up changing the article around a bit and resubmitting it. I still don't know what I'll do if it gets rejected again. I think I'm just been screwed over too many times on doing work for free.
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@Sillychick (3279)
• United States
19 Feb 08
Resubmit- what have you got to lose? Maybe make a few minor changes just so it's not word for word the exact same article. I have not submitted any for performance only yet, except for one that was a call for content. I feel that my hard work deserves a set payment, but I may start doing it in the future, after I have established myself a little better at AC. I joined almost a year ago, but only recently started publishing there. I have had good luck so far, but am struggling with getting page views. So, for now anyway, I am not crazy about doing a lot of work for performance only.
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
19 Feb 08
That's what I ended up doing. I changed the first paragraph and the title and resubmitted the article. I have over 100 articles and I still don't make enough in performance pay per month with all the articles combined that I would consider writing just for performance pay. It's nice to get a small payment each month whether I write or not, but I'm not going to write solely for performance pay because one article doesn't have much influence on that. As a group, my articles can bring me some nice pocket change. But alone, it's not worth it. The one thing about performance pay however, is that for school research papers and stuff for where you automatically only get a certain payment (on that, it's $4)... it's nice to get a few extra dollars per piece if you had some really good research papers or a really good review of a product (usually $8). Other than that, I don't like the new system as much. Except that since I luckily wrote most of my articles before it came about, that it is nice to get some money even when I have no time to write.
@Pigglies (9336)
• United States
20 Feb 08
Well, they said the article is too broad (which it isn't, they just don't want to pay for it). I'm just going to wait and resubmit it again in the future. I looked at my articles and the most page views I've gotten for anything was 5,000. $1.50 per thousand page views... $7.50 for my best article? I don't think so.