A couple of years ago as I searched for freelance writing jobs I started to see ads by Associated Content. Once I discovered I would be paid by page views, I ignored them.
It wasn’t long before AC was joined by Helium advertising for freelance writers. Helium pays “top” writers a revenue share and offers a place were publishers can advertise, complete with rates, for the writing they want.
The third entry in this field is Triond. I first learned of them when they asked to place an ad on my site for a month. I agreed. Triond pays a full 50% of the revenue generated from the ads on your articles there.
All three sites seem to make it diffcult to determine what I might earn, and I’m not yet clear on the rights each site wants. In fact, some of these details which are important to professionals seem to be quite obscure.
Are these sites good for writers? I suspect they are under some circumstances. Should you signup? It won’t hurt to explore, they all are free to join. Should you spend a lot of time submitting articles? I doubt it, but I don’t really know. I’ve been wrong in the past, at least once or twice.
But they aren’t going away anytime soon and some people are making what may be fairly decent money. Next week I will create and submit an original article to each service. I’ll let you know how that goes and over the next few weeks will work to keep you informed about what’s happening.
Also in this series: Checking Up On Helium | An Offer From Associated Content | Writing and Uploading Articles for Triond, Helium and Associated Content | Anne To Try Triond, Helium and Associated Content | Triond, Associated Content, Helium – One More Time
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