Golly, I'm feeling proud
December 3, 2008 1:00pm CST
It's pathetic, I know, but I'm really proud. My first articles just got published on AC and I collected my first writing & rating stars on Helium today. I feel all... literary! OK, so it's going to take fourteen million years to get paid anything, but that wasn't my primary aim anyway. I'm just really pleased. Woohoo!
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3 Dec 08
Hi Chantal - good to run into you again! AC is 'Associated Content' (.com), Helium is also a .com address. They're both writing sites. AC allows you to write whatever you like on any subject (minimum 400 words or so per article), then they check it over and publish it. Helium only allows you to write to existing titles or suggest a new one. Both sites pay for the number of times your pages are viewed (per 1000 readers) and syndicate their content to other sites, too. Helium also has a Marketplace where magazines and so on call for content writers and pay better, though I'm not eligible for up-front payments since I'm not US-based. A third site is Triond, but I haven't tried that one. Have a look for the discussion (by me) titled "Triond, Helium or AC?" - I had a couple of VERY helpful responses about their content types and payments and stuff. Hope it helps!
4 Dec 08
The pay schedules are complicated: too darned complex to explain easily! Generally, they'll pay a dollar or two per thousand views or something, though there are up-front payments, special article payments and all sorts of stuff. I just looked at Helium (2 writing stars now, woohoo!) and I earned... $0.02 so far. I'm rich! ;)
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3 Dec 08
Hey, that's great news congratulations! I too have been published on Associated Content, I wrote my first piece of fiction. I also write for Helium as well as Triond! I think that these three writing sites are the most reputable as far as I am aware. It's a good feeling when you know you can write and it's also a good feeling knowing that your work is being viewed by others. Good luck with all your future writings. Andrew