View Full Version : Micropayments for Online Content Writiers

03-24-2008, 11:29 AM

Greasing the wheels are sites like Helium, ThisIsBy.Us and Associated Content, which dangle micro amounts of pay to amateur writers willing to contribute material. Virtually any topic is open, from advice about child-rearing to an exegesis of mood rings.

These sites hope to accumulate big troves of articles that rank high in search engine results or on media-recommendation sites, then lure ever more readers and advertising dollars. And people are biting. Associated Content and Helium each say they've signed up more than 100,000 writers.