In a previous post about work at home writing jobs, I mentioned Helium, a company that pays you to write for their website.
This week they issued a press release announcing record member earnings.Â Among them, a grandmother of six who earned over $5,000 by writing for Helium an average of one hour each day.
Retired High School Teacher Earns $5K in Six Months Writing One Hour/Day for Helium
Worldâ€™s Largest Writing Community Announces Record Members Earnings
Andover, MA â€“ February 3, 2009 â€” Helium (www.Helium.com), the worldâ€™s largest writing community, today announced record member earnings. Among those sharing in the pool of thousands of dollars is a former teacher from South Georgia. In just six months, recently retired high school teacher Holle Abee has earned over $5,000 by writing for Helium an average of one hour each day.
“Helium has been a real blessing for me,â€ says Holle. â€œI’ve earned some extra money and made some great new friends. It has also allowed me to experiment with subjects outside my comfort zone.”
A grandmother of six, Holle found Helium a little over a year ago by accident one night while surfing the internet. Since then, she has become a full-fledged Helium addict, publishing articles on everything from bass fishing to anniversary gifts, hidden gems in Florida and vegetarian recipes on a budget.
â€œHolle represents one of thousands of writers earning thousands of dollars on Helium,â€ said Mark Ranalli, CEO of Helium. â€œIn addition to providing a substantial way to supplement their income, Helium writers have the ability to be fully recognized for the value they bring to the broader publishing industry.â€
Although Helium has compensated writers for their participation since its inception, last fall it became the first writing website to offer upfront payments for all new articles being written by starred writers. This change to Heliumâ€™s Terms of Service increased member earnings significantly, as well as further elevating the quality of content on the site.
In addition to receiving upfront payments and shares from ad revenue, writers can win cash prizes from Heliumâ€™s weekly writing contests and have their work published by one of the many publishing partners in Heliumâ€™s Freelance Writing Marketplace.
Helium writers also have the ability to win journalism awards for the Pulitzer Center, the Knight Center for International Media, OneWorld, Sunshine Week, and several other organizations. Additionally, The National Press Club extends application offers to all of Heliumâ€™s 5 star writers.
Helium is the worldâ€™s largest community of writers. Since its inception in 2006, Heliumâ€™s writers have published over 1.25 million articles on 125,000 unique topics. Each month more than 3 million people visit Helium.com to read articles on a range of subjects from careers to home & garden, parenting, politics and more. Helium writers earn money and establish digital credibility by publishing articles on Helium, securing writing assignments with publishers through Heliumâ€™s freelance Marketplace, competing in writing contests, and engaging in civilized debate around the issues and causes that are most important to them. Helium is a privately held, privately funded company headquartered in Andover, MA. For more information please visit www.Helium.com.