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post #21 of 92
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Originally Posted by Twocoolboys View Post
I've never heard of Yuwie.com. Is it another writing site or a bookmarking site?

I'll check out the yahoo board to see what you posted.

I like AC's new look. I think it looks more professional and I am so thankful that they got rid of the top rated articles section.
Yuwie is more of a networking site, but there are AC writers there that have groups.

Also there is zubby.com

I think it does look more professional, you are right there!
post #22 of 92
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Originally Posted by MommytoB View Post
i'm using yuwie not much cents
Add me, pm me about the link!
post #23 of 92
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Originally Posted by evies_mom View Post
It's not that I am not writing for them anymore, I am just stepping back from there and focusing on Suite.

I think writers need to consider their needs and desires when choosing a company. For me, Suite matches my needs so much better. I never started writing because of the money. I was looking more from the aspect of self-improvement and building self-esteem. For me, Suite meets those needs in a way AC never has. I learned more in publishing just a few articles at Suite than I ever learned for the 2 months I was at AC. Honestly, I had NO CLUE about web-writing when I first started out. (I wish I could go back and edit my articles at AC! I cringe when I read them now. I am proud of my writing style, but really it wasn't writing well for the web, KWIM?) And I have to admit that I was hurt by some of the mean-spirited nature when all of my content was down-rated. Even though I knew that ratings mean nothing, it did nothing for my already low self-esteem. The editors at Suite have provided constructive criticism while also really complimenting me on specific aspects of my writing. I am a much more confident writer because of the support of the editors and my fellow Suite writers. I have a great deal of respect for the type of business Suite is running.

My intention is to learn as much as I can through the resources and ever-so-helpful editors at Suite, and then start applying what I learn to AC. I don't want to start writing for them again though, until I feel like I am a *good* web-writer, and not just a mediocre writer. Since you can't edit at AC, I want to write when I can produce quality web-written pieces.

I'll say this again, I don't want this to sound like a bash against AC. AC and Suite are just very different businesses, and Suite is meeting my needs better than AC at this time. I will be back eventually.
post #24 of 92
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How can they decline an article without giving a reason?
post #25 of 92
Hi everyone. Just a quick check in from me. If you see that I have deleted you as a subscriber, please don't take it personally. I just can't keep up with all of the emails, and have to go back to just checking my favorites list on a weekly basis. I read lots, but don't always comment.

I continue to love AC. I am learning a lot about writing, though my web-writing still needs some work. I am not sure what I love so much about AC, but I just love it. Michy and I were talking about it recently, and she agrees.

At any rate, my AC goals this year are to double my page views and to move up to 250 articles by the end of the year. I have an idea of what I'd like to make in $ each month, but am going to focus a little less on that. I am almost finish my first edit of my novel, and that is taking quite a bit of my time. My goal is to have it to a friend who is an editor by the end of June.

I would also like to branch out into print publications. I've looked at Helium and Suite, but AC meets my needs best for online journalism. My goal is to submit one article to a print magazine by the end of the year. Wish me luck.

Happy New Year, everyone.
post #26 of 92
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Good Luck Kelly!
post #27 of 92
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Where is everyone?

post #28 of 92
I just joined AC, where to start?
post #29 of 92
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I just joined AC, where to start?
Pick a topic you're passionate about and write. It's a good way to ease into web writing, at least IMO. Once you have a few submissions under your belt then you can pick up some of the AC Calls for Content (CFC). I have taken a little break from AC but I wrote 19 articles in about four weeks and the topics vary from local interest, political, parenting, etc. As you write more you'll get a better idea of what kinds of topics get higher pay or more page views.

You can also browse through the AC forums to get an idea of the community.

Welcome to AC and good luck! PM me your CP page if you don't mind, I'll put you as a favorite.
post #30 of 92
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Please send me your link too!

And if you are interested we have a yahoo group too
post #31 of 92
Hey mamas! I just submitted another article, for upfront payment. How long does that usually take to get an answer?
post #32 of 92
Sydnee - I've received a response as quickly as 48 hours after I submitted it to as long as 8 days (not business days). I'm so impatient hehe.
post #33 of 92
I am still here. though I haven't written anything! I need to get on the ball to reach 100 by the end of the month! I am still recovering from the sickies though!

I have a question that is probably dumb but I am not sure what the answer is? do my earnings start over at $0 since it's a new year? (as far as filing the w-9) I assume yes, but want to make sure
post #34 of 92
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Hey mamas! I just submitted another article, for upfront payment. How long does that usually take to get an answer?
usually 1-4 days on average. sometimes longer. sometimes less! you just never know with AC!
post #35 of 92
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I am still here. though I haven't written anything! I need to get on the ball to reach 100 by the end of the month! I am still recovering from the sickies though!

I have a question that is probably dumb but I am not sure what the answer is? do my earnings start over at $0 since it's a new year? (as far as filing the w-9) I assume yes, but want to make sure
Yes - 1/1 to 12/31
post #36 of 92
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How much do you have to make in a year to fill out a W-9?

I would like to be able to pull in $200 a month from them at least, but I'm worried about the W-9.
I know that I didn't pull it but maybe $100 from October - Dec of last year, so I should be clear.



Has anyone ever interviewed a band before?
post #37 of 92
it says $600 but I think it actually varies by state. AC will just stop paying you until you send it is all.
post #38 of 92
My rejection rate is about 33% right now. I have several articles that are processing and have been for days. I hope they go up soon.
post #39 of 92
Hi, I have only done one article so far on AC, hoping I can get more done soon!
post #40 of 92
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Send me your link, and if you are interested in joining the yahoo group let me know.
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