Associated Content

So, have you ever wanted to get paid for writing a how-to or just ranting about something you’re passionate about? Or, maybe you made a how-to video or wrote some music you’d like to share. Either way, this is the place for you! Depending on how much they like what you submit, you could be paid anywhere between $3 and $20.

To begin, I suggest searching the Web site for a topic you like and seeing what comes up for it. That will give you an idea of the content on the site. I found how-to videos, how-to articles, opinion articles, audio and even image slideshows.

At this point, you should know if this site is something you’d like to use or contribute to. If it is, you need to register, which is easy and free! Just fill out the form with your first and last name, an e-mail address, a password, your date of birth, postal code, where you’re a legal resident and your interests. Then check the box that says you agree to their terms and conditions.

Why do they need so much information? Will they keep it private? Well, those are excellent questions and if you check out the privacy policy or the FAQ page, you’ll find out exactly what they do with your information.

Once you’re logged in, which will happen immediately after you submit your registration form, you can get started. (By the way, they will e-mail you a welcome letter that has a lot of information in it, so be sure to check that out as well!) You’ll be greeted by four buttons:

Publish – By clicking on this button, you’re taken to the page where you’ll be able to submit your content. You’ll start by choosing the kind of content you want to add to the site, either Text, Video, Audio or Slideshow. Notice on the right side of the page, you can see a listing of Calls for Content. Those are ideas/topics people want more information about.

If you choose Text, click on “Click Here to Start” and the area will drop down. You’ll then be given many different templates of text articles you can choose from. For example, General, Guides, Location, Interview and more. You’d then just follow the steps for the template you chose. It will take you through step by step until you’re finished. As you can see, it’s very easy to submit content on this site!

Build Your Profile – Here you can edit your information. If you don’t want your real name displayed, you need to change your byline. You can do that by coming here and editing the text for your byline. You can add a biography, a motto, your affiliations and more.

View FAQ – If you haven’t already, I can’t stress enough how helpful the FAQ section is. It answers a lot of questions that may arise, it gives you tips on submitting content, it helps you manage your account and much more.

This Web site is a fantastic wealth of information and I hope you’ll feel up to the challenge of contributing to it, as well as, learning from it. Enjoy!

~ Amanda