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How to Use The Earnings and Payments Page To Earn More On Helium

Updated on November 4, 2010

Helium is an article-writing site, a little like Hubpages; in that writers can choose what they write about, then publish it online. However, Helium offers several ways to earn money, rather than just ad revenue, such as: upfront payments, ad revenue share, selling copywriting articles and contest prizes.

If you want to learn more about how to earn money writing on Helium or how to Earn Money Rating on Helium, click on these two highlighted links, then come back here and read this important information which ties all the payments together.

how to Use the Earnings and Payments Page to Earn More Money on Helium

Keeping track of these is easily done by clicking on the Earnings and Payments tab on the left hand side of your Helium page. When a writer earns more than $25.00, they can use the’ Request a Payment’ button on this site, to issue a payment. All requests made by the fourth of the month are paid on the 10th. A pay out threshold of $25.00 is quite a bit lower than many sites allow, so if you write well and follow Helium’s rules, you could well receive a monthly payment into your PayPal account.


However, this page is far more useful than just to keep track of your earnings. Vital though that is, the page holds much more information. Along with your details, the page also has total earnings, total invite adjustments, adjustments and total paid. The amounts for total earnings and total paid may not match, as earnings may still be in the pipeline, so to speak.

Total invite adjustments refers to Helium’s affiliate payments, whereby Helium pays you a small percentage of the earnings of anyone you invite to join the site.

The adjustments column refers to any payments that have not arisen from ad revenue shares. So this will include any freelance copywriting articles you have sold, contests you have won and any upfront payments, or empty article payments made on articles written.

 Further down the page, you will see a list of your articles, along with where they rank and how much they have earned.  This information is vital, as it can help a writer to decide which titles to write to in the future, and how well you are doing in the ranking system.


Seasoned helium writers suggest that you ignore any ad revenue earnings made by a title in the first few days of a month, as often these earnings occur, then the title vanishes down the ranks, never to be seen again, so the best time to take note of your revenue share is after the first week of the month.  The earnings and payments page shows you exactly how much revenue a piece has earned, enabling you to ‘rinse and repeat,’ by writing to titles in the same subject.  For example, looking at my own Helium page, I can see that health and travel (no surprises there then) are earning the most, so I’ll go and look for titles in those categories and write a few more.

If new to writing online and not sure which titles to choose, it’s important to write on a variety of subjects, then after a couple of weeks, use this page to see how your articles are doing. When you find a niche that’s working for you, keep going with it. If you’re a seasoned writer elsewhere, you can probably predict what sort of titles make for good earnings, and so wade in with them.

If your earnings don’t reach $25.00 in one month, you won’t lose them, they’ll simply roll over to the next month. The ‘Request a Payment’ button won’t become active until you reach that threshold either.

In short it really pays to know how to use your Earnings and Payments page on helium, because it holds vital information to help you to earn more.


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    • Georgina_writes profile image

      Georgina_writes 7 years ago from Dartmoor

      Thanks Springboard - worth a look. I'm finding my earnings are building quickly there, and the low payment threshold is good.

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      Springboard 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      Another interesting writing site worth checking out. I hadn't heard about this one before.

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      Georgina_writes 8 years ago from Dartmoor

      Thanks loveofnight. It's always worth scrutinising where those earnings are coming from.

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      loveofnight 8 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      this sounds like one worthy of checking out ......thx

    • Georgina_writes profile image

      Georgina_writes 8 years ago from Dartmoor

      thank you Lamme

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      Lamme 8 years ago

      Never heard of this, I'm going to check it out. Thanks for the great advice. Thumbs up!

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      Georgina_writes 8 years ago from Dartmoor

      HealthHanna, thanks, I think your comment was meant for me. Thank you Enlydia. Am hopping over to read your articles, Darlene - I emailed you back, by the way. G

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      Darlene Sabella 8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Thanks for all your great advise my friend, very well informed hub thumbs up. Oh, please stop by and read my first two hubs I wrote here, sweat lodge one and two, nobody has read them yet.

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      Enlydia Listener 8 years ago from trailer in the country

      good article....thankyou for writing it

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      HealthyHanna 8 years ago from Utah

      Well Pamela, You've found it again. Especially for a community like we have here. It is good to know about his option.

      Thank you for this information.