How many articles do you write in a day?

@sunnflr (2767)
United States
May 9, 2008 3:28pm CST
For those of you who use Helium, Triond, Associated Content, or any other such site, how many articles do you try to write and submit each day? I started out on Helium and wrote a few, then used some of those for Associated content as display only, and on constant content as usage. Then I wrote some new ones for Triond, and then some new ones for the other two sites also. All together I've probably wrote 40 articles so far. I've only been doing it for about a month now I think. I just wondered how many articles a day seasoned writers who actually make money at this write?
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9 responses
@underdogtoo (9591)
• Philippines
21 May 08
You are prolific. I don't write nearly as much as that except on mylot which is not really writing articles as writing short discussions. When I first joined helium I dashed off three articles in one day and watched. Seeing my articles showed me a lot of flaws and mistakes in my construction and in the way I phrased my words. I have less than 10 articles in total after over a month of work, a number of which are fast losing their rank as better articles get added. I do have a 1 out of 1 (he he) and a 2 out of 55 and the rest I just charge to experience.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
21 May 08
I have noticed that I'm getting better the more I write. Or I think so anyway..lol. I have one article on Helium that is 1 out of 268 that I wrote on 4/09/08. It was one of my first articles. I have quite a few that are ranked pretty good. Here is my helium about me page if you'd like to look: http://www.helium.com/users/418631 What is your name on Helium so I can check your stuff out.
• Philippines
22 May 08
1 out of 268, wow!! I wish I could write like that. What I am discovering is that the things in my head are really just a bunch of garbage and I have to work hard to find something worthy of putting down as an article. I am beginning to realize that writing is a tough job and you need a lot more than a spell checker and a grasp of grammar to qualify as a writer. My name in helium is the same as my name in mylot. I will check out your articles. Cheers!!
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
23 May 08
I will check yours out also. You can write, just put your thoughts down on paper and then put them in logical order. After you have the main points then you can figure out how to add more to make it into an article. Good luck!
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
9 May 08
when i was writing full time i could write about 3 or 4 per day and when working part time, i could write about one or two during the afternoon after work. it depends what the topic is and how much research i need to do.
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
10 May 08
Did you ever rewrite articles? I know for constant content they check it out pretty well and catch people trying to do it all the time. If I want to use one I've did somewhere else I just put it as usage, but I guess others are trying to reword it and they think that makes it new? I know I see alot of stuff about it on the web too, but I just don't think I could make it sound enough different..lol.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
10 May 08
nope, it was all my own original material and i dont write for constant content or a/c because i think it is easier for people to rip off your stuff, just like it is here.
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@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
12 May 08
Who do you write for? Do you write for newspapers and magazines in the "real" world?
@Adelida2233 (1008)
• United States
21 May 08
Wow! 40 articles is a ton in my opinion for just a month. I have also just joined all of these sites, but I haven't posted anything yet. I have about 5 articles written so far, but was trying to figure out which article to put where. I just realized I answered your other post as well, so I'll save you from the rest of the info I was going to retype. I'd love to hear some of your tips about how to come up with article ideas.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
21 May 08
I'm actually up to 48 articles now. Two of them haven't been accepted for upfront payment, but even if they aren't I'll still have the out there soon. I don't really know that I have tips. I started out on Helium. That way I got to look through their titles and write about a subject already set up. That was easiest. From that I would think of other subjects that I thought I could write about. Now, I just write about stuff I know mostly, like I have articles about losing weight, my health conditions, hiking and outdoor activities, etc. I have also done a few interview articles with friends. I really like those. I have some more of them in the works now. Good luck with your writing.
@scheng1 (24701)
• Singapore
4 Oct 15
Now that I look back from 2015, I think those who could write 40 or more articles for upfront payment are really great. Those websites no longer exist. The sites that accept articles now do not pay upfront anymore. There is no way to earn a living though article writing anymore.
@KrauseHome (36738)
• United States
10 May 08
Well, lately I am not sure what to think. Everything I ever try to submit to Associated Content gets turned down for pay. So should I offer it for Free for hits, or should I try submitting it to other sites that pay first, and then go from there? I have never tried Constant Content yet, and Triond. I Love to write and really want to get paid better for my writing and eventually become a published author, just not sure on how to get going more from here.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
10 May 08
Well, I haven't heard back from Associated about the one's I submitted for upfront pay. I'm hoping they'll accept at least one of them! Constant content works differently. You submit your work and set the price, then if they accept it they put it on the site and people come to them to buy articles. You aren't paid right away. Triod, you are paid by page impressions on the articles. I wish you luck if you try any more sites.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
20 May 08
Hi, Wow.. 40 articles in a month, that is really a lot. I only manage to write 1 article in a week. I don't have much idea and topic to write on. Do you have any tips? What topic you usually write on?
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
20 May 08
I don't really have a specialty. I just write about whatever I think of, or if something catches my eye on Helium. You could go there and look through their titles. That might help. Here is my associated content link, if you want to see what I write about. If you do look, I love feedback, so let me know what you think. http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/194937/angel_sharum.html Here is my referral link also. If you don't already write for them and would like to, you can sign up through this. It won't hurt you in any way, and it will help me. You'd be my first referral if you do! http://www.associatedcontent.com/join.html?refer=194937 Good luck with your writing.
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
21 May 08
Hi, Thanks for the links. :) I have visited the links but have not join the site because I think it is not easy to make money from the site and I'm not sure what topic should I write. :)
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
23 May 08
I wish you all the best if you do join. I'm sorry about the referral link. I didn't know we weren't supposed to put them here when I posted it. I don't know how to delete it from the discussion, do you?
@scheng1 (24701)
• Singapore
12 Feb 09
Wrote 3 super short articles today. Just over 400 words each. The actual writing took less than 2 hours all in, but felt very very tired. At this rate, will suffer burnt out very soon.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Hope you haven't burned out! Sorry I didn't see this sooner. I don't get all my notifications and then I was away from mylot for a few months.
@scheng1 (24701)
• Singapore
1 Apr 09
Hi welcome back to mylot. Haven't suffered burnt out from writing yet. Suffered burnt out playing the slot machines in casino oh. And the worse thing is, for all my efforts in the casino, suffered a loss of $100. Fortunately nearly all the meals are free, redeemed with comp points. "How to lose at casino" doesn't sound like very appealing title for an article. Let me think of something else to write about!
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
1 Apr 09
You could do, How to Lose at the Casino, as a humorous article...lol. Glad you didn't lose too much while there. Good luck with the writing.
@cvrajan (354)
• India
31 Mar 09
40 articles in a month is quite a lot! Perhaps the new broom is sweeping very well. But how long and how far you can carry with it is a question. YOu may run out of ideas, you may get bored, you may get disillusioned by lack of proportionate returns to your efforts etc. My intention is not to discourage you. If you can write good articles that have long lasting value, you can make money in the long run.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
31 Mar 09
I don't write 40 articles every month. Depends on what's offered by certain sites and what I think of. Also, my health plays a big part in how much work I actually get to do. Recently, I've been writing more fiction than non-fiction/articles. It's alot more fun!
• India
29 May 08
I think the content of the article carry the most weightage in most of the cases. So write but good quality stuff only. Then there is a chance that u will get the payment.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
29 May 08
I'm getting better. My payments are going up slowly. Everyone says I'm not doing too bad for my first month.
@cutepenguin (6448)
• Canada
20 May 08
I made money at writing not last year but the year before. I looked for writing jobs on freelancewritingjobs.com (I think it's changed its name, though) and applied for a few. I think I made a few thousand dollars that summer. I was writing web content for different websites. It was a lot of work, especially as I was working full time. I'm actually working more than full time right now, and so I am just dabbling: I think I write about 2 articles a week. I am planning to increase this as I need to make more money.
@sunnflr (2767)
• United States
20 May 08
Wow, you did good that summer. I would love to make enough writing for it to count as a full time job. Maybe in time...