Is Associated Content a "Scam"?

United States
July 27, 2009 4:50pm CST
I was doing some research on Associated Content on the internet and people keep saying that its a "scam". But is it really?
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9 responses
18 Aug 09
yep I described my experience with this scam at my blog recently
• Canada
7 Aug 09
A lot of the 'scam' reviews usually start with the writer not liking the site, then slowly changing his mind.
• United States
2 Aug 09
Associated Content is definitely not a scam. In fact, it's been around for a long time and is considered one of the best and most reliable writing sites on the web. When people claim that it's a scam, it's usually because they didn't bother to read the guidelines and violated them, or expected something that AC doesn't provide. Unless you live in the United States, or at least have a U.S. address, you will be paid only for page views (no upfront payments for non-U.S. residents). If you don't build up a good backlog of well-written and informative articles and do some promotion, then you're not going to get many page views and won't make much money. There are many reasons for not doing well on Associated Content, but good writing and following the guidelines can earn you a lot of money. There are a few people who write for Associated Content full-time, and others who make a good part-time living there. There's a huge amount of information available there that will help new writers do well - the help files, tutorial articles, and the forum.
@bziebarth (228)
• United States
28 Jul 09
I have never had any problems getting paid by Associated Content. It sounds like these are just ticked off writers. I will say, I can understand some frustration. I have taken college papers, changed the content, and submitted them to Associated Content. They refused them because they did not like the academic style of citing sources. However, it is their site and their rules. If you learn and follow their rules, you will have no problem. My second tip is this, many writers get discouraged because their articles are not getting a large amount of views. Associated Content hosts the article. Associated Content's size provides a certain clout with the search engines, however, you still have to market your articles. You cannot just sit back and expect visitors to roll in.
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
27 Jul 09
Nope--it's not a scam. I've been with AC for over two years now and write on a regular basis...for upfront payment type articles I can average about $5.00 per article and I can also get page views...some articles I submit for page views only and still get paid for them--I've earned quite a bit from there
@Lucky12 (769)
• United States
27 Jul 09
no it's not you just have to have traffic and good writing content.
@Twiddles (30)
• United States
27 Jul 09
Hello friends, I just joined Associated Content last week after reading a post from other mylot members. I heard good comments. I did a little research and thought that it would be a great venture to try as an inspiring writer. I think you should try it and see. Hey, it wouldn't hurt to submit something and if it don't work out call it wash out. That's how you live and learn right?
• United States
27 Jul 09
To say it's a scam is to say that it doesn't pay what it says it's going to pay. I've seen this site around for over a year now and I have an account with them. I haven't wrote anything for them yet because I'm working for someone else right now. But anything that's been around that long is probably legit. The best way to find out is to try it. I have other links on my profile if you're interested in more cash opportunities that I use. Good luck in your journeys!
@amnaak (45)
• Saudi Arabia
27 Jul 09
no its not a scam