The following email came in from Associated Content:
We have reviewed your content submission, How to Pay Off Your Debt and Live Debt Free in 3 Steps, and would like to offer you a $0.99 Upfront Payment. Of course, you will also earn Performance Payments as long as your content is viewed.
To accept or decline the offer, visit the My Content page. Your content will not be published and you cannot be paid unless you take action.
As you can imagine, I’m underwhelmed at the price. However, this is an experiment. I click on the link the email provides, log in and am taken to a welcome page that seems to have nothing to do with my content.
Having not a clue what to do next, I open Account, hoping it will be mine. Yes, it is, and there, finally is the My Content button the email referred to. I accept, tweak my profile a bit and save.
It’s absolutely unclear to me what happens next. Apparently my article will be made available on AC in some fashion and maybe I’ll get some additional money through page views.
Just to be clear, there are help pages and pages of FAQs and even a button called Do More. I’m sure if I were willing to spend and hour or two I could figure out how to maximize AC. But darn it, I wish they’d paid more attention to how writers will actually use their service. It should be much more obvious than it it.
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
Recently added: Checking up on Examiner.com
It’s time I took a look at both Helium and Triond and see if I can figure out what’s going on there.