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how to Earn Money By Rating On Helium

Updated on April 16, 2012

No, it’s not a typo, you can earn money by rating other people’s articles on, but I’ve also written an article telling you how to earn money writing on Helium (click here to view, then come back and read this important part of the story).

How To Earn Money Rating on Helium

There are several ways to earn money writing on Helium, but like any freelance work, you need to tackle it as you would any business.  You are highly unlikely to earn straight away, as all new businesses take time to build.  However, the site is easy to join, and, like Hubpages, there’s loads of information to help you get your writing business off the ground, so do some research on the site and ready every bit you can about ways to earn money there. 


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Rating Stars

Rating other people’s articles is the key to earning a share of the ad revenue on helium. If you don’t have any rating stars you won’t be getting your share. Experts on the site suggest spending ten minutes or so a day rating other people’s articles.

Every time you publish a piece of writing, you will automatically be directed to the rating part of the site. I tend to rate five articles for every one that I publish, that way, you remain fresh and it doesn’t feel like a chore.


 It is suggested that you rate articles on spelling, grammar, punctuation and quality of content, so that only the best ones go through.  This means that whatever you write must be of the highest standard, as your article will be up there for rating by your peers.  It is best to try and suspend your own beliefs when rating, and stick to assessing the quality of what’s written, rather than how much you agree with the subject matter of the content.  Articles are rated anonymously, so you won’t know if you’re rating a fellow Hubber or not, but you can message the person about their work, and I quite often do if I’ve read something really good, as I think it’s always nice to get positive feedback.

Earnings and Payments

There is an earnings and payments section on the Helium site, and once you have one rating star you will start to see your adsense revenue begin to build.  Interestingly enough, I waited ages for even 1 cent through my Hubpages site, but with Helium, I had around 50 cents within the first week.  Ok, that was still peanuts, but they were my peanuts and I could see them growing daily.


Once you get the hang of rating it’s fun and a breeze to do, and it would be such a shame to miss out on your share of the ad revenue by not taking part.  It’s so simple, and you could easily earn money rating on Helium.


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    • Georgina_writes profile image

      Georgina_writes 5 years ago from Dartmoor

      I do usually group case1worker - well spotted, thanks!

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      CASE1WORKER 5 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

      Thanks- quite interesting, popping over to read the other one- Voted up- are you grouping your hubs as this would provide a direct link to the related hub

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      Georgina_writes 5 years ago from Dartmoor

      I know, Ethan. It would be very easy to spend all your time writing online in different places!

    • Ethan Green profile image

      Ethan Green 5 years ago from England

      Ah another website to check out. My list is growing enormous now thanks to informative hubs like this one!


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      Georgina_writes 5 years ago from Dartmoor

      Hi Don,

      Yes, that's the case, and it can be frustrating when you lose stars. The only way to make it work, I find is to keep at it. Writing and rating every day.

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      Don Simkovich 5 years ago from Pasadena, CA

      I'm on Helium and I've been away from the site for a couple of years and went back to it last month. I quickly picked up 2 rating stars to let me start earning and then I lost a star which really bugs me -- I don't think my rating became worse. My articles seem to rank fairly well but I've lost my writing stars and so far haven't gotten them back. I do plan to stick around on it. I find it a bit frustrating, though, so I'm not going to worry about the writing stars. Isn't that how you can get publishers to look at your work, though?

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      peachy 5 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Very informative. I will get into helium now.

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      Georgina_writes 7 years ago from Dartmoor

      Hi Petra,

      I know a few people who've had problems with Helium, but I actually find the site works for me. Yes, the rating system is a crush, but I do as much as I need to and no more. I don't spend one minute reading others' work - I take it seriously, and I don't think the knowledge is necessarily folkloreistic - sure there's a lot of religious stuff, as there is on Hubpages, but Helium have a team of fact checkers who check out each article for validity and facts. Also, I find it very easy to make the minimum payout each month - so I guess it's horses for courses!

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      Petra Vlah 7 years ago from Los Angeles

      In their race for rating stars, (by their own admission on the forums), Helium readers will rate 1 article in 1 minute which is total disrespect for the effort a writer has put into research. The average Helium writer and rater are at a 4th grade level and folkloristic “knowledge” prevails time and again.

      There is no transparency about their remuneration system and the writer does not own his/her work any longer, while the site keeps on making money out of it at infinitum. Helium police is applying intellectual terrorism, censoring and deleting articles at will, just because popular beliefs are valued more than scientific facts. As far as I am concerned, Helium is spelled HELL, so my advice to any writer would be to stay away.

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      Georgina_writes 7 years ago from Dartmoor

      Alison Graham

      No. You earn money on a share of revenue from ads placed around your written articles, so you have to write also. But if you don't rate, then you don't qualify for ad share.

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      Alison Graham 7 years ago from UK

      Thanks for this Georgina. Can you earn on Helium solely by rating other people's articles?

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      Georgina_writes 7 years ago from Dartmoor

      Thanks Michael Shane. Hi Darlene, I've heard of Associated Content, but havn't investigated them, as I'm told that they only pay out in the USA. I'm still blitzing my hubs and Helium, to see if I can achieve a payout in one month!

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      Darlene Sabella 7 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Thanks for all your wonderful experience with helium, I went to associated you know about that?

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      Michael Shane 7 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Interesting & informative hub..