Do you want to make money by freelance article writing? If yes, then Helium is probably one of the best freelance article writing websites for a beginner to earn money. Any freelance writer can boost his/her money right from the start by writing on helium, where knowledge rules! As they claim.
This article is based on my personal experience with helium.com. I have been a part of helium for almost 4 months. Then, I got some bigger things to do.
It is easy for writers to be published and the rules are not so stiff. For as long as you know your grammar and where to put the periods, commas, colons, semi-colons and other punctuations, and for as long as you know what you are talking about and you are not writing something to ruin anybody or a company or a site and for as long as you are not using indecorous language, you can get published in Helium easily and make MONEY.
So, what this article is all about? It is not just about to introduction of Helium. This article intends to provide you some quick tips to get most from your writings in the top earning niche at the end of the month. By going through this article, you can easily pass the Minimum payment threshold in a few days only, let alone the whole month.
Let me make it clear, this article provides calculations based on the 50 articles written during the first month. That is a normal amount even for a part time writers. Like any other website including Associated Content, Suite101, ehow etc., beginners on helium find it difficult to understand the earning tactics.
Helium pays upfront payments, empty title bonus, revenue share, and off course many other methods are available for experienced and professional writers like writing contest, market place etc. However, I am going to emphasize on empty title bonuses, upfront payments, and revenue shares only because a beginner is not likely to win contests or market place. Beginners will be able to understand the tactics to enter in this area by spending some time on Helium.
Getting three writing stars in first month:
You are eligible for first writing star when you have at least four of your articles in a competitive title among your first 16 articles. After that, you need to keep only 10 percent of your articles in competitive titles. Competitive title means a title with at least three articles written on them. Write your first four articles to any competitive titles with only two articles written on them so far so that your own article makes it a competitive title by raising the total articles on that title to three (including your own article). Writing on these titles with fewer competent will raise your chance to be at the top among three and get good writing scores. Writers grab second writing star when they reach 30 articles in total. However, if they have writing score at or more than 85 percent they will be able to get a bonus star based on their score… Now by writing to those titles that have only a few articles written on them and giving extra effort on these articles will definitely make a beginner able to keep writing score more than 85 percent easily to get three writing stars. Coming paragraphs will discuss upfront channels.
Empty title bonuses:
Articles written to empty titles earn 1 dollar each as empty title bonus. All other articles should be written to empty titles but only in those channels that are eligible for upfront payments because this will give you opportunity to earn not only empty title bonus but also upfront payments.
Top earning channels:
Helium pays Upfront Payments only for the first five articles written to a title in an eligible channel. Eligible channels mean all channels except Creative Writing, Politics, News & Issues, Religion & Spirituality, Society & Lifestyle, Entertainment, The Recipes sub-channel (and its sub-channels) within the Food & Drink channel, The main “Other” channel and All articles written to Debate titles. Avoid writing to these channels as a beginner with the aim of earning money. Upfront payment rules based on writing stars are as follows.
1 Writing Star – $0.50 per article published
2 Writing Star – $1.00 per article published
3 Writing Star – $1.50 per article published
4 Writing Star – $2.00 per article published
5 Writing Star – $2.50 per article published
Therefore, at the end of month you should have at least six out of your 50 articles in Competitive titles of channels with Upfront Payments eligibility and the rest of your articles are in empty titles only.
Now. let us calculate what a beginner is earning who keeps all the rules mentioned above.
6 competitive articles in channels that are eligible for upfront payments with scores more than 85 percent earn 9 dollars.
Similarly, 44 articles written to empty titles earn 44 dollars as empty title bonus in addition to 66 dollars as upfront payments (44*1.5 based on 3 writing stars).
Helium is a peer-reviewed website for rating the articles that also gives you opportunity to get 3 dollars bonus if you have 5 rating stars at the end of the month. It is not difficult at all to grab 5 rating stars. Rate 15-20 articles daily to get five rating stars and earn 3 dollars bonus.
Consequently, you have 9+44+66+3=122 dollars during first month at helium. Is it bad considering that you are writing for just 1-2 hours a day? Revenue share for your articles based on the page views will also produce 3-5 dollars for your articles during one Month.
This is a quite handy amount for working part time on helium. No other site has the potential to give you this kind of opportunity especially if you are not a U.S.A resident. The potential is immense if you develop some tactics of SEO and you are good at creating backlinks and social marketing of your articles.
You will also learn the tactics to win writing contest and market places at helium by spending some time to boost earrings to 300-400 dollars or even higher a month.
Needs some inspiration ? Go to helium forum and check out some experienced heluim writers earning tons of money.
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