I seriously have noticed an increase in posts on a forum I frequent that revolve around questions regarding Associated Content. I thought I might add a list of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) to make understanding how things work over there, just a bit easier. I will update it as needed.
Associated Content (AC) F.A.Q
Is it easy to get published?
The opinions on this vary, however so far it seems that there are very few denials. There have been several very low offers for work that took a bit to write for some writer’s but nothing denied except personal experience articles and some book reviews if the book isn’t real popular. So yes, I would say its pretty easy to get published. Now, making good money is a whole different ball game.
What is the minimum word count accepted?
The minimum is 400 but I would recommend being sure you have written a bit more. Although there is no direct correlation between word count and payment offer, it does help to write a little more.
How long does it take to approve articles?
Well, there are several items that weigh into effect when judging how long it will take to get your article looked at. First, the content manager’s and how many articles they have in their que is the biggest factor. Most people believe that it takes between 5 and 8 business days to get approved. I have had an article approved in 24 hours and then I have one that took ten days to get approved. So there is no simple answer. Only that the estimate as of this date, seems to be around 5-8 days.
Once my article has an offer on it, how long does it take before they publish it and pay me?
Well, again – this is a no simple answer kind of question. Sometimes my articles will publish before I get paid. Othertimes I will get paid days before I ever seem my article publish. However, it is usually much quicker, after you have accepted an offer, to have it actually publish and you get paid. It seems to be a 1-3 day turn around, however there are certainly acceptions to that rule.
How many articles can I submit at one time?
To date, I know of nobody who has ever exceeded any type of limit. I know a lady who uploaded ten in one day, and I know another who did fourteen. Here’s my take on that though. For consistancy, and always having money coming in, you might wish to post several each day, rather than huge batches all at one time. Unless of course you can write that many quality articles in one day, but fourteen seems to push it a little.
What is the average price that AC pays for articles?
Well, according to their website, they pay anywhere between $3.00-$40.00. I can honestly say that I have not met anyone who has earned $40 from AC for an article, but that is certainly not saying it hasn’t happened. The average price they pay per article at this time seems to be between $8.00-$10.00. However, this is different for everyone.