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How to Make Fast Cash Online with the Yahoo Contributors Network

Updated on December 9, 2011
Make Money on the Internet @ Yahoo Contributor's Network
Make Money on the Internet @ Yahoo Contributor's Network

To me, fast cash means having money in my pocket today or within the next couple of days.

As far as making money on the internet goes, fast cash can also mean having money deposited into my bank account or Paypal account within a two week time period...

Any time period shorter than the time it would take for me to get a new job and receive a first paycheck is what I consider to be "fast cash."

There are dozens of legitimate methods to make fast cash online, the Yahoo Contributor's Network (formerly known as Associated Content), is one of those methods

You probably will not get rich from your earnings at the Yahoo Contributor's Network, but you can rake in a nice couple of bucks if you really enjoy writing about topics that are popular in today's society.

Keeping it Real

I'm an honest person, so I'm going to keep it real with you. A lot of the stuff you will read online about how to make money on the Internet is either pure baloney, or an affiliate marketer trying to get you to buy into something that will make him/her rich, and leave you struggling.

I have been making money on the Internet for three years now, and I know that it can be done without spending money, but you do have to invest a great deal of time into it.

So far, the fastest way that I have found to make money on the Internet, is to post articles with a web content site, Yahoo Contributor's Network.

The site was previously called Associated Content, but Yahoo gobbled it up a couple of years ago and change the name accordingly.

I have written articles for Yahoo Contributor's Network (YCN ) since 2008, and I can tell you that for the last three years, I have been paid consistently for every single piece of work I have written.

3 Step Process to Making Money with YCN

As I eluded to above, you will probably not make a lot of money on YCN, but there are some people who make YCN their sole source of income. In order to accomplish such a huge task, you will need to have an intense love of writing, learn search engine optimization (SEO), and devote a large amount of time developing a massive library of articles.

Learning SEO is not really that hard - I learned it in a day, and I am using it right now as I relay this message to you about this work at home opportunity. The way it works is an easy, three-step process:

  1. You compose an SEO optimized 400 word or more article on any subject you'd like (within limits of course, no racism, pornography, violence, etc.)
  2. You submit the article to the Associated Content editors for approvals
  3. Within 2 - 3 days, you receive an email letting you know that your article was approved or denied - if it is approved you confirm the payment, and it is deposited into your Paypal account the same day

A good thing to remember is this: Even if your article is denied by the editors, they will usually tell you why and allow you to fix the issue and resubmit - this has happened to me 100% of the time.

I have heard from people in the forums that some pieces are just flat-out turned down, but this has never happened to me, and if you are following guidelines, it probably will not happen to you either.

Your up-front pay should increase over time, and with the popularity of the article subject you are submitting - if you are in any way attracted to current events and newsworthy stories, by all means...go for it.

OK, So Let's Talk Dollars and Cents

In the spirit of keeping it real, I need to tell you that Yahoo Contributor's Network is the place where most online writing newbies begin...and their pay sucks unless you are one of those devote writers I discussed earlier.

Their average pay for an article is anywhere from $3 - $10 up front, and then you earn a measly $1.50 to $2.00 per thousand page, again, if you're not really into writing, this is not going to be the work at home job for you.

If you have the devotion, time, and patience, you could very easily earn $10 a day on YCN. Granted, that is not a lot of money, but an extra $300 a month could come in handy..especially when you're doing something you really love - then it will not seem like "work."

There are no referral bonuses with Yahoo Contributors Network; therefore, I do not get any kind of compensation for referring you to their program. Please know that I am not giving you a bum steer just to get a bonus or something shady like that.

However, if you would like to join and start earning fast cash, head on over to the Yahoo Contributor's Network, click the "join now" button, and start writing 'til your heart's content :)

Good Luck to You!


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    • sunilkunnoth2012 profile image

      Sunil Kumar Kunnoth 

      5 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

      Thank you for sharing your knowledge. I shall give a try in future.

    • fastfreta profile image

      Alfreta Sailor 

      7 years ago from Southern California

      I've actually written for them, but I don't quite know how it works. As a matter of fact I had about 3 articles accepted when it was Associated Content, but I didn't get paid, or at least I don't think I did. I've got to go back and check that out. Thanks Rachelle for the heads up on this. Very good info. Voted up, useful, interesting.

    • rjsadowski profile image


      7 years ago

      Interesting Hub. You learn something new every day.

    • Xenonlit profile image


      7 years ago

      I've been writing there and have made about 30 bucks, but I like more of a guaranteed upfront payment. I like the interface and ease of writing to any topic that I choose.

    • Rachelle Williams profile imageAUTHOR

      Rachelle Williams 

      7 years ago from Tempe, AZ

      Hi Luisj305, yes, a lot of people get addicted to the upfront pay. That is why they stick with YCN. Try it out sometime!

    • Hashirraja profile image


      7 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

      I have heard about YCN past. But it is very hard freatue to me.

    • luisj305 profile image


      7 years ago from Florida

      Wow this is really a different ballgame compared to hubpages and the others..I think i can get used to the upfront payment for the articles...Great information Thanks Rachelle!!


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