Writing Online: Hubpages vs. Helium

Make money online

If you’re a writer, perhaps you’d like writing online. You’d probably also like to make money online with your skill. This is entirely possible because of several reputable writing online sites. I’ve explored several of the free writing online sites and have narrowed my choices down to two – Hubpages and Helium. While the two sites are similar in some aspects, they also have their differences.

Hubpages

Hubpages is an online writing site that’s free to join. It’s a good way to make money online. The way you make money online with Hubpages is from Google Adsense. Members can also sign up for Kontera. You can also make money online by adding Amazon capsules to your hubs (articles). For example, if you write a hub about fishing, you can include ads for fishing gear in your Amazon capsule.

How do you make money online with Google Adsense? Once you’re accepted by Adsense, Google will place related ads on your published hubs. When a reader clicks an ad, you get paid. Kontera works the same way. To make money online with Amazon, a product must be purchased while someone is visiting your hub. When that happens, you get a share of the purchase price.

Hubpages gets a share of all your revenue. For 40% of the time, their ads are on your hubs, and for 60% of the time, the Adsense revenue goes to you. Hubpages also gets the share of Amazon sales and Kontera for 40% of the time.

Other capsules you can ad to your hubs include photos, videos, newsfeeds, and links to other hubs and sites. Hubpages gets a lot of “Google love,” so your articles are indexed quickly.

Anytime you want to remove your articles from the Hubpages writing online site, you’re free to do so.

Helium

Another place for writing online and making money on the internet is Helium. With Helium writing online, you choose from among thousands of topics or create a new one. Your articles earn from Adsense, much the same as with Hubpages. While Hubpages reveals how much your share of Adsense will be, Helium does not.

Helium does not allow writers to post photos or videos to articles. Furthermore, on Helium, your articles are rated by your peers. You’re also expected to do a certain amount of rating each month in order to receive your Adsense. This is easy to achieve if you do a little rating every day.

Unlike Hubpages, the Helium writing online site keeps your articles forever. You can never remove them.

Helium also has writing contests. Helium members can win cash by earning the most points in the contests.

In my opinion, the best part of Helium is the Marketplace. This is a great place to make money on the internet. Publishers post titles on Helium Marketplace, and writers are invited to write articles addressing the topics. The publishers provide guidelines and word count for each writing job posted. If your article is selected by the publisher, your account is credited for that amount.

Purchase prices vary. Some sell for as little as $10 each, while others might sell for $120. I’ve actually sold articles on Helium for $200 – for a single article. I would say that most of the writing jobs posted on Helium are in the $40-$50 range.

Another way to make money online with Helium is by selling stock content. This occurs when a publisher sees an article that he wants posted on Helium. He purchases the article for $5, but you keep the rights. You might sell the same article several times.

If you treat writing online like a real writing job, you can do well on Helium. Helium was the first site in which I tried to make money on the internet. I started slowly, with low-paying Marketplace titles. It wasn’t long, however, before I began to make money online in a significant way. There have been numerous months when I earned $1,000 on Helium. I make money mostly from article sales on Helium.

Payout from your writing job

When writing online with Hubpages, you’ll get paid once a month from Google. The threshold is $100. With Amazon, you must earn $10 to achieve payout in the U.S.

When writing online with Helium, the payout threshold is $25.

With both writing online sites, if you don’t make the payout level in a single month, your earnings are rolled over to the next month.

The forums

Both Hubpages and Helium have forums where members can chat, debate, and offer and receive advice. Both writing online sites have guidelines for forum posts. If you break the rules, you get banned from the forums for a while. I’ve never received a ban or warning from either site, so I really don’t know all the ins and outs of not following the agreement terms. I do know that neither site allows personal attacks.

Which writing online site is best for writing online?

It really depends on what you’re looking for in the way of a writing job. Perhaps you’re looking for writing online just for your own enjoyment instead of a writing job. For residual monthly income from writing online, Hubpages is better. They seem to pay substantially more for Adsense clicks.

If, however, you want to make money on the internet quickly, write for Helium Marketplace. If you have writing skills, are disciplined, and treat it like an actual writing job, you’ll make money quickly with Helium.

Warning!

Once you’ve been accepted by Google Adsense and ads appear on your hubs, NEVER click on your own ads! Don’t ask your friends or family to click on them, either. Google is smart, and you’ll lose your Adsense account quickly by participating in such activities.

Make money online

Do you want to make money online? Are you looking for a writing job? If you’d like to join Helium, drop me a line. Just click on my profile and you can contact me via email. I’ll send you an invitation to join Helium.

If you want to make money online with Hubpages, click here.

I enjoy both sites. I also use both to make money online. I like the quick money I earn from Helium and the monthly residual income I earn from Hubpages. If you’re fairly proficient, I suggest you join both writing online sites!

For more about writing online and how to make money on the internet, click the links below!

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msorensson 6 years ago

Fantastic!! Thanks!!!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Habee, As always GREAT informative Hub! Peace & Blessings!


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

So, Holle - to paraphrase Dorothy Parker, in order to make money writing online: Hubpages, "like candy, is dandy," but Helium, "like liquor is quicker."

Thanks for the meaningful comparison.


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cvanthul 6 years ago from Florida

I use both also, but I much prefer Hub to Helium. Those contests make no sense to me at all! Marketplace is good, as you said. But the level of creativity allowed (and encouraged) here on HP is what I really like about it.


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Thanks for the info, habee. I will check out Helium and I think it's about time I signed up for adsense. You have inspired me,


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Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

The things I found bad about writing on Helium is they retain the right to use your articles for life. You can only edit them one time....and if you stop writing there...they will continue to use your articles and not pay you a penny for their use. I read their terms more carefully too late. Once it is published there...they have the right to use it forever without your permission.

Everyone should read all online writing contracts carefully and completely...they can be tricky and it could cost you down the road.


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

Good stuff! Now you've got me wanting to go check out helium! I do NOT know how you do it, because your writings here are high quality and you have a large fan base. You have a family..sheesh...you are super woman!HA!


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Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

Helium sounds interesting. I really should try it. One thing about HP is that I really obsess with pictures and sometimes wander around way too long in youtube looking for videos that don't exist. I enjoy it, but would love to crank out some articles for money without the fancy trimmings.


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2besure 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I am registered with Helium, but have never written anything there. I like Hubpages a lot.


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lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

Habee, another wonderful hub. I have been to Helium and joined but never did write anything at that time. I may take a look at this again...need some quick cash...thanks so much. Linda


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wychic 6 years ago from Sheridan, Wyoming

Great hub! I also write on Helium, and it took me a long time to really warm up to Hubpages...I'm a five-star writer on Helium so I can make a nice little chunk just in up-fronts without really trying, which makes for a little bit of predictable income along with the more unpredictable daily earnings. In addition, I'm a community editor there, am in two different custom project assignment groups, and help fill in editing and selecting the "short list" of marketplace articles when it starts getting busy there, which also really helps the earnings.

To cvanthul...for the amount that the contests pay, it's not worth it in and of itself. However, with my upfronts I can potentially make an extra $50-$70 in addition to any winnings for the fast cash portion, and they do pick the titles for the contests very well. Out of my top 50 earners this month, I think about 42 of them are articles I wrote for contests, most in the "long-term earners" category with a few seasonal earners thrown in.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Good to see you, Melinda!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks a bunch, Deb!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

drbj, great adage, and certainly aprapos!


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Randy Godwin 6 years ago from Southern Georgia

No comment! LOL!


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Hey Holle-I believe my dilemma is if you choose to publish on any other site-such as helium-then you can not publish the same content here.

So I publish here exclusively. PLEASE tell me if I've got this wrong! :)


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FCEtier 6 years ago from Cold Mountain

Hub Pages allows more freedom of expression than Helium. I don't think Helium has comments do they? It's been months since I was over there.

And I avoid the forums like the plague!

Nice article!


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

I hit all your buttons but money from writing is like the Eater Bunny. I'll never see it. North Carolina won't help with Amazon. I really dislike Helium keeping "forever" my writings? I'm not sure I'll stay on hubpages but I sure will take my writings when I go.

I'm with FCEtier- I avoid the forums like the plague! I resent my score being affected by the drivel on forums.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I heard about Helium many times. But until now, I never join Helium. But Helium is still good alternative to get money online. Personally, I love hubpages very much! Thanks, Habee. Vote this Up.

Prasetio


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Zsuzsy Bee 6 years ago from Ontario/Canada

I joined Helium first that was before I found hubpages. But once I came here I have never been back to Helium as I don't like the idea of my writing gathering dust in their vaults.

great Hub once again

kindest regards Zsuzsy


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Cvanthul, I agree that the contests are kinda screwy sometimes, but I love the Helium Marketplace!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Great, Bpop! Please do both!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

True, Tom. Helium keeps your articles forever - unless, of course, they're sold to a publisher. This is what I aim for now.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Bayou, I'm not Superwoman - I just love to write, and I write quickly!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Dolores, in that case, you should definitely give Helium a try!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

2b, I have more fun here, too. I consider Helium more of a writing job, however.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Linda! I don't like to put all my eggs in one basket.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Wychic! I've never seen you around on Helium! Good to know!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Randy, thanks for holding your forked tongue! lol


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Laurel, I've used some of the same content - I just rewrote it.


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wychic 6 years ago from Sheridan, Wyoming

I think I may have a different profile picture on Helium, and write under my name -- Rebecca Mikulin -- instead of a user name there :).


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Chip, I agree - I can be a lot more creative on HP. Helium doesn't have comments. They have a "contact the writer" option where you send a comment directly to the writer.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Yep, Mick, they keep your articles. As for the forums, I usually enjoy them!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

thanks, Prasetio. I love HP, too!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Zsuzsy, I understand the reason why people don't like the idea of Helium's keeping their articles. but I do love their Marketplace!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Cool, Rebecca! I'm Holle Abee on Helium.


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Jezzzz 6 years ago

Wow, what great information. I came over to check out your hubs from the forum and I am glad I did.


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De Greek 6 years ago from UK

How intersting this is! Thanks Kid :-)


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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

Thanks habee! Will keep this info on ice. In the meantime I’ll just regard writing as a hobby. I wish you luck and a lot of money. :-)


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valeriebelew 6 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

habee, I didn't even know about Hellium. The marketplace sounds like a good idea. I could use $1000 a month or whatever I can make as I accumulate passive income revenue on hubpages. Send me the link. Thanks. (:v


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

What about Lulu,it sounds good. 8% for writer it says? habee read about you being a hub nub nubbet, well whatever it is, lol I can't even remember. I think yours was one of the best!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for visiting, Jezzzz!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Wow, D - I haven'te been called "kid" in decades! Thanks!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Martie. I don't want a lot of money - just a little extra!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Will do, Val! I need your email addy.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Polly! Where did you see that? I had no idea!


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

wow.. an interesting look at the subject.. thanks, Habee!


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ezhuthukari 6 years ago from Kerala

I think I have an account @ Helium, but never have used it seriously. Thanks for the info!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Cool comparison - I have Helium on my to-do list that keeps getting longer and longer and my time shorter and shorter. Maybe one of these days I'll have to check it out!


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Not being able to remove your work is a down side on Helium


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agaglia 6 years ago

this was an interesting hub. thanks for the info. I thought I was hooked up with adsense, but I just got a $100 coupon in the mail that is an offer for me to join them. So now, I have to do some contacting or research to figure it out. I agree with Tom, we have to read the fine print very carefully.


Jonathan 6 years ago

Hi habee,

This is Jonathan from Kontera. Thanks for including our In-Text network among your preferred monetization methods through Hubpages. With over 15,000 Publishers and 140 million unique users per month, Kontera is easily the leading In-Text ad network and a great addition to Hubpages.

One of the main reasons Kontera is so effective for so many people is our Synapse Engine, our next generation technology, that rather than just scanning for keyword like other networks do, can actually read your webpages for meaning. This deeper understanding of your content is how we can provide you with the most relevant ads, leading to higher CTR and better CPC.

Another advantage of Kontera is our exclusive ad inventory from such global brand names as Microsoft, Blackberry, HP, L’Oreal, AT&T, Verizon, and Dove. These premium, often Rich-Media ads are the most attractive to site visitors, offer the best possible CPC, and are only available on sites using the Kontera Network.

If you’d like to become part of the Kontera Network, we’re currently offering new publishers a 70% revenue share, which is the best rate in the industry. We’re also offering new publishers a $50 bonus if they get at least 25,000 U.S. page views during their first 30 days on the network. Additionally, we recently lowered our minimum payout threshold from $100 to $50, across all payment methods, so now publishers are seeing their earnings in half the time.

Thanks,

- Jonathan Cohen

Kontera Community Manager

Jonathanc@kontera.com

Monetize your site with Kontera In-Text ads


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mulberry1 6 years ago

I think I signed up with Helium a long, long time ago but never did anything with it. It's probably in my future, but I don't consider myself an aspiring writer so I'm not sure if it's a match for me. Squidoo and Hubpages are my mainstays.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Good to see you, Chris!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

thanks for reading, EZ!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Buckie, let me know when ya wanna join up!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

I agree, Eth, but since I most write for MP, it's not a biggie for me.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Agaglia, ALWAYS read the fine print! Thanks for reading!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Jonathan! I read on the forums that you need 10,000 views a day to benefit from Kontera. I'm nowhere near that!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Mulberry, I haven't tried Squidoo. How does it compare with HP?


Habib 6 years ago

Habee, you really did a good job for us.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Habib!


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Helium Marketplace you only can take work from there when you have so many writing stars. Also that rating system; I have seen article which are as good as each other. So I never rated because it is wrong. No, I prefer Hubapages any time.


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Lisa HW 6 years ago from Massachusetts

I've done a lot of "hobby" writing on both sites, so I can vouch for the things you've said here, Habee. They're both good sites, but I think people need to know what they're looking for in order to decide which site may work for them. For me, Helium has taken a direction that isn't really what I want. They're focused on being a "collaborative" and "helping new writers improve". If you're not a new writer, and if you don't want to feel like you're "anti-social" or have an "attitude problem" when you're not interested in someone's "help", Helium may be a little too "new-writer focused" for you (the person considering which site to write for).

Helium was very good to me (in a number of ways) while I was spending a good amount of time there, but it just happened it "morphed" in the wrong direction for me. These days (after 3 years) it's getting awfully hard for me to be able to read "yet one more" Helium article and rate it. I usually skip until I get - believe it or not - poems to rate (while I once made sure I skipped poems so I wouldn't get on the "rates poems list".

I do earn ten times more on here than I do on Helium, but that has to do with what I've written on each site, rather than the sites, themselves.

In any case, nicely done, accurate, and objective Hub.


donkeymailer 6 years ago

I like hubpages.


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Pollyannalana 6 years ago from US

Lulu says they give you 80% if anyone knows, and you are a hub nubbet at my hubs, among others, cute I think. No value.Just fun. lol (amillar)


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Naomi R. Cox 6 years ago from Elberton, Georgia

Thanks for the information, habee. Great article! Keep up the good work.


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GmaGoldie 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

Much needed information - very helpful - will have to research further - you peaked my curiosity.


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fastfreta 6 years ago from Southern California

I like the comparison between the two, however I'm too lazy to venture out. I'm kinda stuck on HubPages. Very good hub habee. Keep 'em coming.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

HH, I have more fun on HP! Helium writing stars are easy to get, though. And when rating, if you get two articles of equal quality, you can always skip over them.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Lisa, Helium was a great way for me to get started in the world of internet writing. I think the quality of articles has improved over the last year or so on Helium. It's still a great place to make money writing for Marketplace!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

I do too, Donkey!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for the info, Polly!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Yvonne, thanks for reading!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Gma, I enjoy writing on more than one site!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, FF! GREAT to see you!


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Research Analyst 6 years ago

thanks for sharing I have heard good things about writing for helium. The marketplace sounds like a great idea.


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Research Analyst 6 years ago

is there other ways to make money with helium?


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

RA, you get Adsense there, just like on HP!


Wife Who Saves 6 years ago

I started writing at Helium a year ago but left after I found out that I could not update my articles. I never would have written there had I known that. On the plus side, you are right, they do offer good money in the marketplace. But I was so frustrated at not being able to freshen my content, that I quit the site entirely.


hubpageswriter 6 years ago

A very interesting hub habee. I prefer Hubpages though, but I've never really dabbled my feet wet in Helium, so I won't know. Great explanations on both sites, and I can understand how Helium functions by reading. Great write out on HP.:)


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Wife, you can leapfrog your articles every so often on Helium


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M. T. Dremer 6 years ago from United States

I'm always interested to learn about other online writing websites. I'm glad you laid out what Helium offers. I'm already familiar with hubpages, so helium was the one I was interested in. I'm in this more as a hobby than anything else so HubPages is the right fit for me, but the information here is really useful. And you're definitely right about the not-clicking-on-your-own-ads thing. That is the quickest way to get you in hot water. Just stay away from them, that's the best policy.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for visiting, Hubwriter!


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Sweetsusieg 6 years ago from Michigan

Habee I too have written on Helium. My account is still open and I am earning daily. Not much but it's better than nothing. I try to write on both sites, but I do so like HubPages better. I have more freedom to write what I want here and I can go back and edit if I notice errors, typos and such. On Helium you only have the choice of leapfrogging.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

MT, I'm glad you stopped by for a read!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Susie, HP def allows more freedom. I enjoy adding pic and videos to my hubs!


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TheListLady 6 years ago from New York City

Sounds worthwhile habee. I'd like to have several sources and will certainly give this some thought. I'll bookmark and come back.

Rated up and thanks!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Habee, Thanks for the heads up. I have an account and yet have left it on the back burner. I will def give it a go and look forward to experiencing writing online HubPages vs Helium.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Nope I was wrong I did not have an account with Helium, thought I did but now I do thanks to you. Habee do you need to establish yourself as a writer before you can take jobs in the market place?


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Marisa Wright 6 years ago from Sydney

Habee, you may have read my own Hub on Helium so you know I have serious reservations about the site. I don't like how they keep your articles forever. I don't like the very low rate of passive income - which isn't even truly passive anymore now that you have to rate to keep your stars.

I'm glad to hear you're doing well on the Marketplace, and that others are enjoying the upfronts - but to be fair to newbies, you should explain that they'll have to write a large number of articles for pennies before they can even qualify to participate in those features.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, List Lady!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Katie and Marisa, I had to write only a few articles before I was allowed to write for the Marketplace on Helium. I do a lot of internet writing, and I must say that Helium usually offers the highest payment for articles. As I stated in my hub, their Adsense earnings are much less than on Hubpages, but if you want to sell articles outright, Helium is a great place for that.


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anglnwu 6 years ago

I'm glad i read this. I'm also given up on Helium. I've sold numerous articles but hate their rating system. Since I haven't been rating, I get no Adsense earning. After reading this, I'm going to go back and try to rate (urrh...no fun).

How do u feel about their "how to" articles? Is it more profitable than the usual fare?

Great job! Rated useful, useful!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

I never got into the "how to" writing on Helium. I rate only about once a week. Or one "session" a week, I should say.


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MKayo 6 years ago from Texas

I tried Helium, still on there as an author, but haven't written much there. Perhaps I need to give it another look, thanks to your article.


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vaidy19 6 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi Habee,

A very useful article. Thanks a lot.

Vaidy


BenjaminB 6 years ago

Had never heard of Helium till now Habee. thanks for introducing it to me!


Artoflegendindia 6 years ago

Nice and informative hub thank you for sharing your knowledge. your hub is create new way for make money online with writing. your article is very useful.already i write on hub pages. i didn't know about helium.but now i have known after read your article.


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Dink96 6 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

Very informative comparative article. Thank you!


amorea13 6 years ago

Habee that was great info thank you so much! I write essentially because I love writing (when I have something to say!) but just recently I have got to thinking about earning through what I write but got 'bogged-down' in all the detail about 'keywords' etc etc.

Your hub has made things seem like it really can be done rather than spending 30 yrs studying SEO etc! Thank you - you're obviously a great teacher as well as superb at explaining things - and you have the priceless art of giving confidence. Thank you again!


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TeamSTM 6 years ago

Hey, this is a Great HubPage! I found HubPages in the same way, by reading an article much like this one! So now I might explore Helium as another possiblity for writing!

This is an awesome HubPage, I really enjoyed it!


MarianG 6 years ago

There is so much to learn! I have clicked on my Google ads... I didn't know... Yikes! Thanks for the warning about this!

I will also check out Helium! Thank you!


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jhonemoore 6 years ago

Hi Habee,

I was not knowing much about Helium.

I want to join that.

Great hub for online money.

Thanks


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Thanks habee, I will keep that in mind as the prices offered I've noted are not bad... Peace :)


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

You're welcome, Mkayo!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Vaidy, thanks for visiting!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Benjamin, let me know if you want me to send you an invite!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Art, glad you stopped by!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Glad you liked it, Dink!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Awww, thanks, Amorea! With Helium, you don't have to worry about SEO. I think they must do it for you.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Team, want me to send you a Helium invite?


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Marian, glad you learned something useful!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Jhone, thanks for reading!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Katie, I just two articles on Helium today for $80 each! Wanna join?


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Dorsi 6 years ago from The San Francisco Bay Area

I started with Helium but stopped writing there after finding HubPages. I think I'll go back and check out the marketplace though, I had started to look into it but got addicted to HubPages...lol.

Thanks for sharing about both. Great help for writers!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, dorsi! Great to see you!


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WestOcean 6 years ago from Great Britain

Habee, thanks for an insightful hub. I have not explored Helium yet but will look into this as a complement to the excellent Hubpages. WestOcean.


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saraallen25 6 years ago

thank you so much...your hub was very, very helpful. I am a member of both hubpages and helium and was very lost on how to use both of them. I think your hub was very insightful.


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Don Simkovich 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA

I keep meaning to go back and re-activate my account. I've been spread thin, trying to write for 4 different sites and keep a business blog going. I didn't have success in the past with the marketplace the way you have.


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JakeMcMurphy 6 years ago from Chicago

Awesome post! I love writing online and had no idea about Helium. Going to give it a try right now. Thanks!


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Matt Joseph 6 years ago from New York, NY

Interesting, I never even heard of helium before. It seems like HubPages is better for me anyway but it was certainly an informative comparison. Don't know about Helium but I like the community feel here. Also, I know that the search engines like good hubs!


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PR_am 6 years ago from Oregon

Thanks for this informative review of Hubpages and Helium. May i ask if you also write on Squidoo. And if yes, where does Squidoo stand as compared to the two sites you reviewed here.

Best!


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nicole.reilly 6 years ago from Austin, TX

Never thought I could earn from writing articles. Thanks for this comparative type of hub.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

West, glad you liked the hub!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Sara, if you're going to make money online writing, it's best to spread yourself around! lol


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Don, I know how you feel. I don't have enough hours in the day to complete all the online writing jobs I'd like to!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Best of luck writing on Helium, Jake!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Matt. I really like the Hub community, also!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

PR, I haven't tried Squidoo. With writing jobs on HP, Helium, and for several publishers, I just don't have time.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Nicole, you can definitely earn money writing online!


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cerey_runyon 6 years ago from Galax Virginia

Great Info. Thank You


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DaisyChain 6 years ago from France

Will certainly look into joining Helium and will do so through you. Busy with our Bed and Breakfast at the moment, serious writing and computer skills will be a winter task. Many thanks.


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eagels 6 years ago from My Home

Great post. Thanks for the Info.


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Homey19 6 years ago from Alabama

Habee, what a well written article you have here. Thank you for the heads up about Helium. I have just joined this site today, as it was suggested on wikinut by a writer. I started writing on Wikinut ( Under Denise O)a little over a month ago, I like it but, the money is slow coming in.

I am not doing this to make big time bucks but, it sure would be nice to be paid something more than peanuts.

Once again, thank you for the info.


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Mardi 6 years ago from Western Canada and Texas

Great article and thanks. It is really important to read the fine print on the agreement on Helium and decide if it is right for you. If you are working with a publisher check with them as well since most publishers want exclusive rights.

I did some writing on Helium, enjoyed the work and enjoyed rating as well, but for some reason the articles never showed up on search engines like hubs do. I also didn't do enough to get my "badges" and "stars" so couldn't do the marketplace work which seems to be the only way to make money on that site. You, on the other hand, have managed to do all that - way to go girl!!!

Any idea why the Helium articles don't show up on search engines habee?


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eventsyoudesign 6 years ago from Nashville, Tennessee

Hello! I like your avatar. Great picture! I enjoyed reading your article. It is very helpful. I just started an account with hub pages. I have four posts. I hope I am headed in the right direction. Any help would be appreciated. Also, I have not signed-up google adsense, yet.

Thanks!

Teresa Speer


cons11 6 years ago

nice....think im going to give helium a try..thanks for the info!!


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Chuck RitenouR 6 years ago from Front Royal, Virginia

Very informative...thanks.


Leander Domingo 6 years ago

Just started hubbing. I like this!


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belliott 6 years ago

Great information. I personally like HubPages better. Voted up and useful. Thanks


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lender3212000 6 years ago from Beverly Hills, CA

I haven't tried Helium yet but I keep hearing great things about it. Thanks for the info; I may have to look into that!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

thanks for reading, Cerey!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks a bunch, Daisy!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

You're very welcome, Eagels!


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Dobson 6 years ago from Virginia

I have made significant money on Helium, over $400! However, my overall percentage is donw so far now I cannot compete in the Marketplace. That is an extreme downside to the site. It is easier to make some money, but annoying the way your articles can get rated down and it is so hard to get them back up.


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milesofjazz 6 years ago

Good article, I've never been to or heard of Helium before this. Thanks!


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Katie Wells 6 years ago from Indianapolis, Indiana

Helpful information! As a newbie, I really appreciate it!


map65 6 years ago

great info. - thanks!


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Lannie Briden 6 years ago

I have not tried helium. thanks for all the info!


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learner99 6 years ago from United States

Did not knew about helium. Will check it out. Thanks


multimastery 6 years ago

Vote UP & Awesome! Hi habee, I'm very happy to hear that you're earning substantially online. Continued success!...


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saket71 6 years ago from Delhi, India

Pretty informative article, will check Helium as well.


Austin Plumber 6 years ago

Can I post the article I bought from Helium in more than one of my sites?


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Nyamache 6 years ago from Kenya

Very well explained and I agree with you. Making money easily on the internet is not all that difficult. One needs to write something that is useful to surfers.


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rui paiva 6 years ago from Somewhere in the world

Great info, did not know Helium. Thanks


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Mighty Mom 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

Hi Habee,

This hub came up first when I logged in today. No wonder you're making good money -- almost 700 hubs and you've only been here 15 months AND you still find time to be active in the forums!

Great piece of advice.

I was invited to join Helium in 2008 or so (I forget -- didn't do it at the time). But I respect your judgment.

Question: What is your experience with/opinion of DemandStudios?

Thx, MM


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Right, Homey - it's always nice to make money from home!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Mardi, I have no idea about the search engines. A couple of my hubs don't show up, either!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Sorry, Dobson. Don't give up!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Teresa, sign up for Adsense ASAP!!


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TeamSTM 6 years ago

Sure, that would be awesome!!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hope you like it, Cons!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for reading, Chuck!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

I like it, too, Leander!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

HH, I have more fun on Hubpages!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Belliott, thanks a bunch!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Lender, thanks for reading!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Jazz, glad you stopped by!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks, Katie!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Glad you liked it, Map!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

You're welcome, Lannie!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Learner, thanks for stopping by!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thank you sooo much, Multi!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Many thanks, Saket!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Plumber, I'm not sure. I think you can, but you might want to check with Helium.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

So true, Nyamache!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Rui, thanks for reading!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, MM! I've never tried Demand, but I've heard they don't pay much.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Team, I have to have your email addy!


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shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

I am already a member of Helium, I dont know why I haven't gone into it more. Thanks for your informative article Habe


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for reading, Shaz!


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

Great hub. I didn't know that much about Helium. Thanks for the information.


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easylearningweb 6 years ago

Hats off to you, Habee, for writing such a well-written, informative, great hub article! Thanks for the information. I will definitely remember and use your advice!

Regards,

Easylearningweb


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Nancy!

Thanks for reading, Easy!


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mulberry1 6 years ago

habee....sorry, I've not been on HP too much the last several weeks. Anyway, I would put Squidoo and Hubpages on an equal level. I make much more money on Squidoo but I've been there longer and have more content there too. I think they are a great compliment to each other.

I have met plenty of chefs, artists, photographers, crafters, home schoolers, and so forth on Squidoo, but few future novelists. But the community is strong there also.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

I haven't tried Squidoo - there don't seem to be enough hours in my days! lol


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CookieB 6 years ago from Davao City, Philippines

Gosh your hub made me check out Helium, unfortunately Helium doesn't offer member registration for my country. I guess it must be for the US only. Still, I'm glad there's Hubpages :D


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Sorry, Cookie.


Auto Traffic Tycoon 5 years ago

thanks for your nice information.Time to write some quality content to make some money.


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

Best of luck, Auto!


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randomcreative 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Thank you for the information! I have heard of Helium but didn't know much about it. It's great to have some more in sight!


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

You're welcome, Random!


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Kenny Ng 5 years ago from Malaysia

Enjoyed your post. very nice. keep up the good work.


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calico Stark 4 years ago from Earth for the time being

Great advice! I really needed this information! Vote up!


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twocuriousgeorge 4 years ago from GA

Great Hub! You have managed to answer most of the questions I had regarding Helium vs. Hubpages in one awesome Hub:)


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old albion 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Hi Habee. Thank you for such a wealth of information so freely give. It is greatly appreciated.

Voted up / Interesting / Following.

Graham.


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messy marshella 4 years ago from Philippines

Thanks for the useful information!


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TNSabrina 4 years ago

Great Hub! I just signed up at Helium, but I wasn’t sure if it was for me. This explained some of the questions I was wondering about. Thanks!


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michaellarrylm 4 years ago from Jakarta, Indonesia

Nice information. I got deep knowledge for source to get money online especially blog/websites that give us chance to get benefit from them. Thanks Habee


Casimiro 3 years ago

Great info on Helium, thanks for that! Looks like this must've been written a while ago (mention of $100 payout threshold on HP), so perhaps you could do a refresh and tell us how your experience on Helium is going.


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Marisa Wright 2 years ago from Sydney

I second Casimiro - now that Helium has undergone such a huge change, it would be a good idea to revise this Hub to reflect the new setup. Since our Hubs aren't dated, many people will assume this Hub is current.

How have your earnings been on Helium since the relaunch?

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