AC question for AC veterans.

United States
February 18, 2007 9:47pm CST
Ok, i am new to Associated Content, and i have a question for you guys....if you submit a piece for pay and send it as "exclusive" do you have the potential to get a better offer than if you keep your rights to the piece? and as a follow up, when do you as fellow writers feel that it is worth it to give your rights away?
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I haven't really noticed any difference between the offers I got for exclusive and nonexclusive content. I get offered about the same for each type.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
Thanks for sharing that information; it's very helpful. I always offer exclusive because I don't plan to publish the material anywhere else, but why not keep your options open? I read on MyLot where someone submits his or her articles to both Associated Content and Constant Content at the same time, which I think may be a good idea.
@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I do this to keep my options open. It takes several days for AC to accept an article, and you can refuse or accept the offer. Most of my CC articles get accepted the next day and get sold within a day or two, always for a better offer. When that happens I delete the article from AC. http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/44927/j_e_davidson.html http://www.constant-content.com/?aref=8083
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• United States
19 Feb 07
Yes, that is possible. Mostly because you are turning over the rights, but that doesn't mean your offer would be twice as big as the non exclusive. It just means that you could earn a dollar to two more.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
thats what i was thinking.....thank you.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
If you submit the content as exclusive then you have a better change of higher pay. If you don't plan to submit your work again, then exclusive is the way to go.
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• United States
26 Feb 07
you should read the other answers before you say the exact same thing.
@Randync (544)
• United States
19 Feb 07
I don't do many non exclusive, but as I understand it they do pay more for those. I don't mind giving up the rights to my articles since I write the vast majority of them with AC as my target buyer anyway.
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• United States
19 Feb 07
I first started out submitting my articles as non-exclusive and noticed that I wasn't getting very high offers. They were usually 3 or 4 dollar offers so once I went in the forums and actually found out what exclusive meant, I started submitting my work as exclusive because AC doesn't really explain that term very well in the FAQ's. I went from a typical 3/4 dollar offer to 5.60 and to me it was a difference. So now I feel that AC is worth it to give my rights to. Other sites don't pay as much as AC so if they're going to offer me a greater amount than say Helium or Triond, I will stick with AC. I won't bust my bum for a couple of cents.