I signed up with Associated Content in July and was excited to start writing and publishing. I thought I had some good ideas for articles, but my first articles were rejected for upfront payment. I was discouraged. I published them anyway and received some page views. Over time, they have not received much attention. I did eventually start to receive some upfront payments, but have found that articles that I did not submit for upfront payment have done better so far.
I have met some great people through Associated Content and they have been quite encouraging. I send thanks out to all the Associated Content contributors who have encouraged and helped me. I try to spend some time in the forums and I spend time reading other contributors’ articles. One contributor suggested that I highlight my top five articles. That is why I am writing this article. I am still learning how AC works and experimenting with good titles, key words, and phrases. I have thought about submitting more display only articles so that I can edit them if I see that they are not performing as well. When I visit the forums, I see other contributors who have such amazing numbers and it makes me desire to have more page views. It is not so much about the money as it is the desire to share my heart through my writing with others.
Here are my top five articles to date. I hope you will check them out and others as well. Also, I hope you will spend some time reading articles from those on my favorites list.
1. How I Lost 20 Pounds Slow and Steady
I was excited about this article because I wanted to share about my weight loss journey.
2. Combining Wii Fit Plus and Wii Active
I enjoyed writing this because of the fun I have had working out with Wii Fit Plus and Wii Active.
3. What Does It Mean to Fear God
This is one of my favorite articles and has consistently given me page views.
4. Crockpot Beef Stew Recipe
This is a recipe my husband created and has been one of my best performing articles.
5. Looking for Inspiring Bible Verses
This is one of my most recent articles and is on the way to being my most successful article.
It has been a slow journey, but hopefully I am starting to get the hang of things. I did not receive upfront payment for any of my top five. One was from the assignment desk and for two of them, I just published them without requesting payment. Sometimes I just want to publish right away and not have to wait the one or two weeks for approval. I have enjoyed writing so much. I have always loved to write. For any other slow starters out there, I wish you the best.