Two questions, and I apologize if they have been asked to death: how long are articles, and is anybody making any money? I don't mean how much per article; I mean overall. Does it make a difference? Grocery money? The electric bill?
I am trying to quit my job, esp. if I get preg. soon, and I am trying to see if it's even possible to cobble together my salary, or close to it (not just from this). I signed up and have several articles I have already written ready to go.
They used to pay a lot better. Like $8-15 per article. But they also didn't have the page view bonus program at the time. Once that got under way I guess they lowered the upfront payment, which sounds like now is closer to $3-5ish per article. Depending on key word density and ad alignment, etc. of course
So, if you made $4 per article and could write 2 an hour plus over time generated enough hits you could make enough for say groceries and a couple bills. I wouldn't count on earning enough to say pay the mortgage, BUT if you were submitting content to more than one site, it could be possible.
The key is writing evergreen articles that will bring you consistent page views. But if there is a flood of similar info already out there on the web, the chances are that much lower of getting a ton of hits.
If you search articles related to making money writing for AC there is some good info. Some CP's who have experimented with how many and how much time it took to make a living wage. OF course, it takes time to build up a good amount of articles published, plus promoting, the ability to write what they are looking for and what will bring people to AC, etc....
Definitely check out the forums over there, lots of helpful advice.