Get Paid Writing For The Yahoo! Contributor Network
You'll have heard of the popular Yahoo! Search search engine. Maybe you use it. Well,
the Yahoo! Contributor Network
(YCN) is a system that allows you to submit your own reviews, news, articles and other
material to Yahoo! If they use it on their network of websites you get paid for it.
You only need very modest writing skills. And in fact you can make extra money from other
things you might have written by submitting them to YCN as well.
How to get started
To get started, register with the Yahoo! Contributor Network.
Take a little time to fill in your contributor profile. This gives information about
your interests, any experience or areas of expertise. It will help them offer you the most
relevant assignments based on your interests and qualifications.
How it all works
Once you have registered you can start submitting reviews right away. You can choose
to review anything you like... more tips on this coming up... and just send them through
on spec. in the hope they will be published.
Also, you can claim, as it is known, assignments for things they specifically need from
their Assignment Desk. This is much the same as taking on paid writing assignments.
As a new contributor, most of your submissions will be published on Associated Content
from Yahoo! - this is the Yahoo! official digital library. As you provide more content and
build up your reputation you'll receive more opportunities to publish on other Yahoo! websites.
How do you make money with Yahoo!?
You can earn money in three ways:
1. Performance Payments: These earn you a commission based on the amount of traffic your
content receives on Yahoo!
2. Up-front Payments: Certain types of content can be considered for an up-front Payment
in addition to Performance Payments.
3. Assignments: Many of the assignments you claim from the Assignment Desk come with
a guaranteed, up-front payment. If your submission meets all the requirements, you'll earn
that amount as soon as it has been accepted.
What can you write about?
You can write about whatever you like for YCN. But I think reviews are one of the best
things. Nowadays, people are hungry for reviews so there's a good chance of attracting plenty
of traffic. They don't need to be long either.
You can write any reviews you like, but reviews of TV programs, films, console games
and music are some of the easiest and most popular things to write. Or how about reviewing
electronics, like mobile phones, cameras and laptops?
Bear in mind that Yahoo! operates worldwide not just in the UK so covering programmes
and music that is available worldwide (particularly in the USA) is likely to be most successful.
You can also submit photos, videos and audio clips and get paid for them in the same
way if you want to.
To read my latest ideas for making money from writing follow Mark Hempshell's
Make Money From Writing Blog
I look forward to seeing you there.