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Helium is a website where registered writers earn money for contributing articles on topics of their choice as well as on pre-assigned topics. Topics range from cars to travel, from poetry to creative writing, to political debates. All content is available to be read for free by visitors to the website.

Are you a budding wordsmith? Helium is the perfect online destination for aspiring writers. Follow these simple directions and you can begin sharing your knowledge and developing your craft immediately.

Getting Started

To become a Helium writer, you’ll need to be at least 13 years old, own a reliable computer and have access to a solid Internet connection.

The Helium registration form is available online. You will need to provide some personal details in order to create an account. Helium also gives you the choice to select a pseudonym or pen name. You might want to use your real name though. Real names are more effective in communicating credibility.

The next step is to fill out the “About Me” page. This section contains all your personal background information and links to your websites or blogs. Helium also encourages you to include information about other publications or articles that you have written.

Earning Money

When you create an account on the website, you’ll be able to check the “My Assignments” section to see hundreds of articles that are available to be written. Only choose the topics and titles that you want to write about. You’re in total control.

The site uses a peer rating system where Helium writers are asked to rank the quality of each article that’s posted. Highly rated articles will get more page views and, as a result, earn more for the writers.

You will receive rating stars based on how often you rate other articles. So, be sure to rate often. Constructive criticism is key to becoming a great writer.

Helium pays you based on the value of the articles you contribute. Value is based on a combination of 3 factors.

  1. Article Quality: The best-written articles will be the highest-ranked. Those ranked at the top will be read more often and are considered more valuable to Helium members, readers, and advertisers.
  2. Traffic: Topics and articles with more page views earn more money.
  3. Advertiser Interest: Some topics have higher-paying advertisers or more buzz than others.

Helium also offers several other ways for you to earn money through your participation on the website.

1. Ad Revenue Share
Helium shares its ad revenue with its active members based on their level of activity and value. You can only earn ad revenue when you have at least one rating star.

2. Incentive Pay
Articles that offer incentive payments can also be found in the assignment list. They will have a clearly labeled incentive payment value. For each title, one member’s article will be selected to earn the incentive based on editor grading and member rating.

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