Rejection of Article For Payment

@ginny36 (267)
United States
February 16, 2007 5:06am CST
I'm new to MyLot and have had what I guess is a pretty good success rate so far - $7, $8, $13.45 and $25.60 offers for 4 of 5 articles. My most recent article was rejected for payment. It was just a humorous piece about the perils of public transportation. They indicated that it was an entertaining piece but they only could pay for humor content when it was deemed likely to draw a lot of keyword-based traffic. I understood that, and chose to publish it without pay. My other articles tend to be geared more towards college-related (I work as a university administrator) topics and career development. I wanted to get another side to my writing out there, thinking maybe different topics and writing styles will draw different readers. Have you had articles rejected for pay? Do you tend to publish them anyway for no pay, forget about them, or rewrite and resubmit them?
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@Randync (544)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I wish I had read this before I just submitted a humor article. Mine didn't have much in the way of keywords so I guess I will get rejected. I have had 4 rejections, I think. 1 was a topic that had too much, one was just badly written, I worked on it and got $5 for it. 2 were for stuff they didn't think was a good topic as far as searches. I did do the 3 for free. If I write it, I want people to see it, even if it don't make me money.
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@Macthedj (630)
17 Feb 07
This is not really related to your question, but can you help me. i was not aware that you could write articles for mylot. Can you give me some tips on how to do this?
@salam1 (1474)
• Malaysia
17 Feb 07
I am very new to MyLot too, yup, please anybody explain how can a person get paid for writing articles for MyLot. (I tought we only get paid if post comments or start discussions). I ca write about several things too..
@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
17 Feb 07
You don't get paid for articles here on MyLot. ginny36 is talking about submitting articles at asspoicatedcontent.com. this discussion is started in the associatedcontent.com category. You have to look at tags and what categry discussions are started in alot fo time to determine what website someone is talking about.
@ginny36 (267)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Hi .. yes, sorry. I actually mentioned "mylot" in the originally topic post which probably made things more confusing. I didn't realize that! If you are interested in writing articles I would definitely encourage you to visit Associated Content!
@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
16 Feb 07
If you submit it for no pay, you will at least get exposure for your humorous writing. I have had all my articles accepted, most have them have been about pets and pet care, that seems to be a high-demand subject.
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@ginny36 (267)
• United States
16 Feb 07
That's good to know. I have collected a ton of information on ferrets over the years. Maybe I should do some articles on ferret care.
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Ginny--definitely! I know people who read ferret publications, etc. Do a search on AC to see what articles have alreaady been done, then do something different. There are probably a whole bunch of subjects: grooming, food, health issues, types of ferrets, etc.
• United States
17 Feb 07
If you look at ginny's tags, one of them is associated content. It's a website that pays for articles and I can see how people got confused by her starting out with "I'm new to MyLot and have had what i guess is a pretty good success rate so far-...." then lists her offers. It's for associated content. I've had a couple of articles rejected because they were prose and this was in my first week at AC. But there was one where they also felt it was prose which they don't pay for by the way. I didn't view it as prose. It was a warning to poets about poetry.com YET they saw it as a memoir. Go figure.
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@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
17 Feb 07
I have had a lot of my work published and have gotten paid for them but only once I got rejected and that was because it was too long. I re-wrote it, sent it back and it was excepted and I got my pay. The only thing I don't like about the whole thing is that I have to sign over all world rights to something I submit and can never use it again.
@xbrendax (2668)
• United States
17 Feb 07
By the way incase anybody is interested, I write in to magazines. Reader's Digest paid the best so far. Got $400 from them when I wrote in to the section titled: (Men in Uniform)! I wrote about my brother's experence when he was in the military.
• United States
17 Feb 07
I signed up from a referral, but did not do so in order to make any money (but this is certainly welcome). I was hoping to exchange some intelligible discourse (well, maybe most of the time) and treat it as an outlet to vent. Sometimes we are so opinionated that we need a pressure-relief valve. Now that you point out how much can be offered for contributions, I am feeling somewhat slighted by receiving only pennies a whack. Regardless of whether I get paid or not, I now personally feel that MyLot does not believe my input and feedback are up to snuff; therefore I am considering taking my words elsewhere. Without pay, as long as those folks feel that I am offering worthy contributions.
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Although this discussion says 'Mylot' in thefirst sentence, it's actually about the writing site Associated Content, which pays people for writing articles. I think everyone on Mylot is only getting pennies!
@jennybianca (12913)
• Australia
17 Feb 07
Well, you have done very well so far, being paid that much for articlesin my Lot. There is no way I have ever received that much for just one article.
@ginny36 (267)
• United States
17 Feb 07
My post should have said "Associated Content," not mylot. I didn't realize until after I'd posted that I put the wrong place in the subject, and as far as I can tell you can't go back and edit your posts!
@sunnypub (2130)
• United States
17 Feb 07
First of all ginny36 is talking about writing articles for associatedcontent.com not mylot. Look at the tags and the category that this discussion is started in. ginny36, I have had one article rejected and it was when I first started writing there and it was a movie review. I wrote it before I really knew that they did not pay for movie reviews unless it was a new release. I did decide to go ahead and publish it without pay. It was only my 3 submission so I thought it would help build up my page views. My first 2 were poems and I submitted them without pay for the page views also. I have actaully been so busy that I have not submitted anything in a few months. there have been a lot of changes to the site and now I feel I need to go thorugh everything again before I start submitting again. I would say that there is nothing wrong with submitting without the pay. there are other things you can get out of your article being up there besides money. You get to have people get a sense of who you are and how you write, you could get page views which will help get you higher offers on the ones you do get paid for, and you get to build up your portfolio. So the benefits are not always monetary, but it really depends on what you are expecting. It sounds like you are doing pretty well there. Keep up the good work.
@lingli_78 (12836)
• Australia
17 Feb 07
how do you submit articles??? do you submit it in mylot??? sorry, i don't really understand about the procedure and i hope you will be kind enough to tell me where i can submit articles if i want to... because i am keen of writing as well and i want to try it...
• Canada
17 Feb 07
I write what I want and people love or hate it. I don't care. I love to write. If I got paid for it, that would be fine with me, but I would write anyway. I find it is a form of therapy for me.
@shadifd (148)
• Syria
17 Feb 07
I can not help you,because iam new in mulot.You must ask the old members.But If I write something, I want people to see it, even if it don't earn money.
• United States
17 Feb 07
I've had two articles rejected. I edited one and resubmitted it and I got paid for it anyway, but it was a rather low amount. I just had another rejected. I gave up and submitted it without pay because I didn't feel like dealing with the crap about it being too common of a topic.
@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
17 Feb 07
All of mine have been accepted so far except a short movie review on a lifetime movie I watched. It was about obesity and thought it would be a good review but they said they only pay for new releases. It was my first week at AC and didn't realize I should have let them publish it anyway for the page views but I deleted it. Oh well I have been paid for the rest and I am happy. :)
@hcromer (2711)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I wrote a review of a Cliff Notes guide to Calculus that I didn't make any money off of, I changed it to non-exclusive before I resubmitted it though.