Originally Posted by j.lucymuses
OK, I'm lazy... would someone mind helping me out here? I have just discovered this AC and I'm unclear on how it works. I'd love a quick overview so I don't have to read all the thousands of FAQs on the site. I'm gathering it is a place to submit stuff without the bother of queries and rejection letters, which you then may or may not get a dollar or two for. Is that right? I'd love to hear the pros and cons that you guys are experiencing.
Here is a quick summary of AC taken from this thread
: Associated ContentPayment
: Two possibilities. All articles earn money for the number of page views - rate $1.50 per 1000 views for beginning writers (may earn up to $2.00 per 1000 has you receive higher page views). Additionally, some articles of "high-quality, unique and search-oriented content " may be offered an additional upfront payment.Acceptance of Writers
: Must be US resident and 13 years of age (I think)Style Requirements
: None.Copyright Ownership
: Can opt to grant AC exlusive rights, shared rights, or display onlyPromotion/Acknowledgements/Opportunity to Increase Revenue
: Yearly awards acknowledge high performance writers and high quality writers. May be featured on the front page.Interaction with Editorial Staff
: Limited. Unknown Content Manager provides offers on payment. On occasion, title may be edited. No editor provides critique of writing.Interaction with Fellow Writers
: Active and social forumsDeadlines
: Only if you respond to a "Call for Content" where AC asks for a specific article.
As far as payment, it really can very. When I wrote there several months ago, I was averaging $7.00 plus the performance pay. I think it has gone done and most people average around $4-$5. If the content is already heavily covered on the internet, you can may not get any upfront payment at all.
I do wonder if when you start writing initially if they pay a little more.That's just conjecture though.