My favorite writing site is the Yahoo Contributor Network and the advantages of this site over many others is given here. I have learned not to limit my writing submissions to just one place. A writer learns from experience what editors and readers want. Many writing sites will give this feedback but the advantage Yahoo gives the writer is pretty special. Associated Content was the former name for the Yahoo Contributor Network. I am not being paid a fee to write this information; it is just an honest perception.
When I first started writing there was a sense of pride that came with it. Not just everyone can successfully be published. I have a friend that gave up trying to get published because of rejections. All writing sites have editors in some form. Some sites offer title assistance, contests, and less stringent standards than others. Article directories may check your first few articles then turn you loose with just monitoring.
Yahoo has name recognition. I remember feeling the smile grow on my face when I wrote an article about a child and their parent said “he is on Yahoo!” Some assignments are given and a chance to have feature articles displayed is possible at this writing site. Strict editorial standards on writing style are not practiced here, but non- offensive standards are. Editors catch the bad grammar, ranting, or prejudice but there is not a constant fear of rejection in compliance to boring essay technique like at some other sites such as Constant Content.
Easy To Monitor Results
Yahoo Contributor Network gives you detailed information about each article that you have published. Most important is the number of “clicks”, or page views are displayed for each article. This is a great feature because you see directly what articles bring you the most traffic. I tried another site where six articles were published and I have no idea how many people read each one.
Additional information about my articles given at this site include page views by dates and category. I can instantly separate my articles in the travel category, as an example, and see how many have been written and how many page views have occurred. This helps me see if travel articles bring more traffic than articles written on relationships, politics, or any other categories. It is fun to see what people have read the most and this makes me a better writer on choosing my subjects.
Very few writing sites will create riches for an author. Yahoo offers up-front payments for articles, but the money does not come easy. Only certain articles will receive offers upon publication, but all articles are paid by the click. I wrote for two other sites that made the minimum payments almost impossible for me to get paid. With Yahoo Contributor Network after 1000 page views at least some money is given to the author according to their policies at the time of this writing.
There are no games played on earning money. If you can figure out a way to promote your articles on social media or other places and get people to click on them payment will come to you. Another site required me to judge other people’s articles to even qualify for page views. Yahoo Contributor Network has writing courses, forums, contests, and you can learn from reading other people’s articles, but this is not a requirement to get paid.
Like many other writers, I do this for enjoyment and satisfaction. However, receiving payment and being able to see the results of my efforts is important to me. Sometimes I scratch my head and wonder why that title or subject drew in so many readers. With the Yahoo Contributor Network I can analyze the statistics and receive a bit of cash for my work. That just adds to the pleasure and wonders of writing on sites.