At Helium you can utilize your writing skills to earn money. There are a variety of way you can earn:
- Pick a title (there are hundreds to choose from) and write an article according to the guidelines given. You earn a share of the advertising according to how many times your article is viewed.
- You can choose a title from the Helium Marketplace and write an article according to the guidelines given. This is your opportunity to become a freelance writer and have your article published as the titles provided are from a range of publications looking for specific articles. Payments for these are generally between $20 to $100. You will only be paid for these if you article is selected.
- You can compete in writing competitions. You will only be paid for these if you gain first, second or third place. There are generally several competitions taking place at any one time with a number of titles to choose from.
What you can't do is put links in your articles to your website or blog (such as with Ezine and other article directories). However, you can put links in your profile.
So far I haven't really put my mind to making money from Helium; I've only written one article and made a grand total of $0.02. I haven't attempted the Marketplace or competitions yet. So this is all on my "to do" list and I need to put some time aside to write some articles.