I joined Helium about six months ago believing in all the hype about how you could strike it rich by writing articles for their site. Much of the site’s claim to fame has to do with their assurance that all the articles are high quality because they are rated by other users. This may be true, but what if your article becomes unpopular? Don’t you still want to be paid for your time and effort.
The pay per click game popular with sites like Google Adsense has been around every since the inception of the internet, and rumors about striking it rich from the comfort of your swivel chair are the driving force behind these companies new recruits. Everyone wants easy money, but exactly how easy is it to get?
If you read the fine print on Helium, you have to write 100 articles before the site will give you one writing star and the site will only pay you if you get $25.00 saved up in your account. If you’re like me, you’re wondering how in the world someone can write hundreds of quality articles about obscure topics and still have time to sleep at night. I have written about 30-35 articles for the site and have earned the astounding sum of 85 cents. Helium won’t even give me my 85 cents!
For Triond, all you have to do is upload original content. You can upload a picture of your granny and the site will pay you. You can record yourself singing in the shower and guess what: you get paid. On Triond, you only have to earn 50 cents before they’ll pay you and you can load anything as long as it has never appeared before on the web. I’m awaiting my payment in a few weeks, but I resolutely maintain the fact that Helium doesn’t pay.