Helium Writers: How do you know if your Marketplace article is selected?

United States
February 27, 2009 11:40pm CST
For all those who write on Helium, I have submitted several articles recently for the Marketplace section. How do I know if mine is selected? Do they email me? How long does it take to find out? Thanks for all your help!
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@Archie0 (5175)
1 Mar 09
Can somebody explain me what this helium exactly is?? firstly i considered it as a chemical name lol
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1 Mar 09
Helium.com is a site where you can write articles to the titles they provide. These then earn small amounts of money based on how many views they get. Their marketplace is more specific: publishers give details of the article they want, you write and submit it and - if yours is chosen - you earn a nice payment.
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@paid2write (5201)
1 Mar 09
Yes you do get an email saying Congratulations, and the payment appears in your Helium account under adjustments. Looks like you are waiting for a marketplace publisher to make their selection. Some do it quickly, others take much longer to decide. I have one marketplace article still in process. Last year I sold 12 articles, this year so far = 0, but there have been more specialist writing assignments and fewer topics for me to write on. I hope you will do well in the Marketplace, it can make a big difference to earnings at Helium.
• United States
1 Mar 09
Thanks for sharing the information. I think what I got confused about is that they put up a little icon that said something like "Marketplace writer" but that did not mean I actually sold any, just that I wrote for the Marketplace. So that was misleading to me...not understanding the implication of the icon. I did get an email saying that 3 of the Marketplace articles were returned to the general area, and there are still some outstanding. I am beginning to see just how much more competitive the Marketplace section is. Congrats on having sold 12!!!
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2 Mar 09
If you have a Marketplace Premier badge on your page it means you are qualified to submit to Premier Marketplace assignments, even if you have never sold any. Yes Marketplace is very competitive. If your articles are not chosen, it just means they were not exactly what the publisher was looking for.
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• India
28 Feb 09
They will send you an email. I recently sold an article on Helium, and I got an email informing me about it. It was quite a nice little surprise. Cheers and happy Mylotting
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• United States
28 Feb 09
Thanks for letting me know. I will keep my fingers crossed. Good luck with your writing. Sounds like you are already doing well. Have you sold a lot on Marketplace?
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• United States
28 Feb 09
I am not sure on this subject. Since I am fairly new to writing for profit. I will however be watching this discussion since I am sincerely interested in the subject. Thank you for starting it.
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@jakill (835)
2 Mar 09
Just in case there's any problem with getting their emails, keep a check on your articles by going to them from the let side bar on your My Helium page. You can see the difference between Marketplace and general site articles. If no decision has yet been made by the publisher, you'll find the words In Process. If yours is not chosen, it will revert to the site (unless that was specified as not available by the publisher) and you may be paid an upfront fee. I think you might already have to have one or more writing stars to get this up front fee, though, as you do for other submissions.
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• United States
3 Mar 09
Thanks for responding. I thought I understood how things worked over there, but it seems there is always something new to learn. I really appreciate the help I get from folks here on MyLot!
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@Annie2 (594)
• United States
1 Mar 09
You will get an email from the Marketplace Team that informs you of your article being purchased, by whom, and how much you will be paid for it. The letter will also outline any rules, such as not being able to "broadcast or share the publisher's name" because you are doing the work anonymously -- like a ghost writer. You can also find in your profile that they will list the number of Marketplace articles you have sold. Your Marketplace article will be shown along with your regular articles, but other people will not be able to see it. The guidelines for writing the article also lists the date that the decision will be made. If you are selected, you receive your notification very soon after that date. Credit is also put into your account right away. Good luck.
• United States
1 Mar 09
Thanks for your great response. I was a bit confused when they put up the icon saying I was a Marketplace writer. I kept waiting for notification, but I see there is a separate icon with how many sold. I am learning all the time on Helium!
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