Yahoo's associated content . Is it worth joining?

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  1. seanorjohn profile image78
    seanorjohnposted 7 years ago

    I just signed up to yahoo contributors and found myself directed to associated content. They claim to pay upfront for articles. Anyone know whether it is worthwhile. I know sunforged, a very astute hubber wasn't impressed a while back before yahoo takeover.

  2. jponiato profile image82
    jponiatoposted 7 years ago

    I'm not one of the prolific writers there, but I've been a contributor for a few years.  They do pay up-front, in that if you write an article that you think is clear, concise, search-able, and which people will want to read, then you can submit it for up-front payment.  The editors at Y!CN will review it, and if they agree, make you an offer.  Technically the offer can be as high as $20.00, but I've never heard of an offer that high.  They tend to run between $2.00 and $8.00, probably averaging around $4 or $5.  Generally, even if you don't get an offer, you can still publish your article.  All articles earn pay per views, starting at $1.50 per 1000 PVs.

    They also have "beats" but I know nothing about that program.  They have "Featured Contributors", a program I was involved with until just recently.  Under the new program rules, you can apply to one of the feature categories, like technology, home/garden, etc.  If accepted, you will get at least one $15.00 assignment per month, plus other targeted assignments as they come up in your category.  It is a nice program.

    I came here to HubPages for a change of pace from Y!CN, and was attracted to all the capsule options we have for our hubs (video, maps, etc.).  Note that Panda hit Y!CN at least as hard as it hit HP.

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the detailed info Jpon. I will give it a try, not so much for the money but to try and get more yahoo traffic.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        There are Yahoo! perks which might be gained from joining AC/Yahoo! such as being a featured writer for Yahoo! News, sports, entertainment, etc.  I understand the pay is much better than what AC usually allows, but I'm not interested in those type jobs.  smile

  3. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    Nope! I don't write for the paltry upfronts and the pay per thousand views suck.  The staff there is even harder to communicate with than here.  And some of the regular forum posters are especially a$$#0!3s!

    I have less than 20 articles there with a total of several hundred thousand page views which earn me about $10 a month.  AC seems to be slowly being phased out since the buyout by Yahoo! a few months ago.  smile

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Wow Randy with such high viewing figures it certainly seems unfair that you get such a poor return. Thanks for the info.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        No, perhaps I wasn't clear about the views.  Several 100,000 views total on the 18 articles, not per month!  smile  Only about 5 or 6 thousand per month on all of them at $1.60 per 1000.

        1. seanorjohn profile image78
          seanorjohnposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Randy. Nevertheless you are not getting the dosh you deserve.You are getting great traffic though.Good luck for the future.

          1. Randy Godwin profile image92
            Randy Godwinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks SJ!  It didn't take me long to find out AC/Yahoo! was not my kind of place.  I might never find "my kind of place," but AC definitely wasn't it!  smile

  4. thefundu profile image59
    thefunduposted 7 years ago

    You are an old writer here and your hubs are strong even. Everyone has different skills of writing, so give it a try either and that will give answers to all your questions.

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Fundu, I have only written 15 hubs so I am still a novice. Don't worry about getting followers. You should read some hubs by experts such as sunforged and try and get traffic from google if you want to make money. I have never reached payout.

  5. johndwilliams profile image87
    johndwilliamsposted 7 years ago

    I am UK based so out of the question for me, unless there new changes allowed UK writers to add content..

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks John. I too am from the UK and it seems we are now eligible to join. But the monetary rewards look poor.

  6. Bill Manning profile image75
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    I've been a member there for a year or so. The upfront payments are not worth it. As for page views, with my 50 or so articles there I get around 8 bucks a month.

    If you think 50 cents an hour is worth it, go for it. wink

    1. seanorjohn profile image78
      seanorjohnposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the reply Bill. Randy Goodwin said he was getting several hundred thousand views and only making $10 a month. So I guess you must be getting the same. I will tread very carefully. 2or 3 articles and see if I can attract yahoo traffic to my hubs. Thanks again

 
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