The offer from Associated Content spurred me to check on my Helium account. I want to find out what, if anything, has happened with the article I submitted there.
Logging into my account is pretty simple. My article, How to get out of debt, has a rating of 95.5%. It’s not made clear, but I assume that’s out of 100%, which would be perfect.
When I get to the article itself, it’s rated number 4 out of 63. Apparently there are 63 articles on debt or managing debt and somehow mine has risen close to the top.
Since Helium wants us to rate articles, I spend a few minutes doing that. But it’s incredibly boring. I skipped one set because they were simply rants, and not the kind I’d like to see on an OPED page. In the next set, I ranked one way more helpful than the other, then was presented with a new article to compare with the one I liked.
I probably will never max out Helium simply because I’m pretty unwilling to spend rating time.
My payments tracker shows I’ve earned $5 which I think is just a token to encourage me rather than any reward for readership.
I found Helium easier to use than Associated Content, but I’m still fuzzy on how I actually can earn money writing for them.
Writing and Uploading Articles for Triond, Helium and Associated Content is part of this series, as is Anne To Try Triond, Helium and Associated Content.
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