When I first joined Associated Content, I was a bit skeptical, as I am sure many people are. There are so many scams on the internet that people are right to have a healthy dose of skepticism when signing up for a website such as AC. As for me, I never thought that I’d get paid. As it turned out, I found a way to test the system without having to invest much time. I simply submitted a college research paper for the guaranteed amount of $4. Well, I got paid, quickly submitted several articles, and realize just how much more I could make if I put in a little bit of effort. Hopefully, I will continue to grow professionally and as a writer as I continue to submit articles with Associated Content.
One of the first things that most Associated Content content producers learn is that your level matters. The more articles you submit and the more people read your articles, the more money you will make per article. In addition, publicity is everything. If your article is rated high enough, it will be featured as highly rated. Also, if you article is selected as an Editor’s pick, you’ll receive lots of publicity.
Another lesson for new content producers is to be sure to read submission rules. It is highly important! You won’t get published if you don’t follow the basic rules. In addition, it is always a good idea to take advantage of special offers, if you can. You can make quite a bit more money, especially when you start out, and you don’t have to think about something to write.
Speaking of writing ideas, it is a good idea to keep a list on your computer of all of your article ideas. I keep mine in a spreadsheet and highlight them once I have written the article. In freelance writing, as with anything else, there is a lot to be said for just a little bit of organization.
Unfortunately, there are times when you lose your writing. As a result of losing an article or two, I’ve begun writing in Microsoft Word. If your computer crashes before you save, you can normally recover the writing. In addition, I save and file every article I write, filing them onto a dedicated server space. Even if Associated Content’s server fails, I have a copy of all of my work, whether it is just an idea, a completed story, submitted, or published. You don’t need to go to all of those lengths to be a successful content producer, but it helps – a lot.
If you have any interest in writing at all, I would highly recommend Associated Content. There are a lot of wonderful freelance writers who submit, as well as people like myself, who hope to become a full-time writer. You don’t have to do it full-time, and you can write about most topics under the sun. No matter where you are in your Associated Content journey, it is important to realize that it too has a learning curve. Everything worthwhile in life does.