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Using Associated Content
What is Associated Content?
Visit the About Us page for an overview of AC.

What can I find on Associated Content?
You'll discover a growing collection of text, video, audio and images on nearly every topic, ranging from car reviews to college admission tips, from city guides to tech talk, from videos to original compositions.

How can I find content on Associated Content?
Use the search box (available at the top of any page) to find the topics you're interested in, or browse the site to check out content by category and format.

Who creates the content?
Content on Associated Content is submitted by people from around the world, just like you. Some of our contributors - called Content Producers - are media professionals, while others are college students, business owners, parents, subject experts, musicians and filmmakers.

Can I comment on content?
Yes, you can comment on content. Just scroll to the bottom of any content page and ask a question, tell folks about a related resource, or give feedback.

How can I find out when new content that interests me is added to Associated Content?
If you have a My Yahoo, My MSN, My AOL or another webpage that accepts RSS feeds, you can set up a free RSS feed of AC content. You can choose to get a feed of either recently published, top-rated, or most-emailed content in the category of your choice. If you enjoy viewing a specific Content Producer's work, go to their page (accessible by clicking on their byline) and sign up for their RSS feed by clicking on this icon.

You can also subscribe to receive email updates of a CP's recently published content. Go to your preferred CP's page (accessible by clicking on the byline of their content) and click on the "Subscribe" button. You will be emailed every time this CP publishes new content. Your email address will not be shared with anyone - see our Privacy Policy for details.

How can I tell my friends about content that I like on Associated Content?
Click on the "Email" button located just below the byline of any content page to send any piece of content to a friend.

How can I share content found on Associated Content with the rest of the web?
To help promote content you find on Associated Content, you can bookmark or "tag" it. Simply scroll over "Share" just below the byline of any piece of content. Click on each of the bookmark icons listed and it will take you to a different third party site where you can register and add the content to their database of bookmarks. You can also do the same to promote a specific CP by scrolling over “Promote CP” from the top of any CP’s page, accessible by clicking on the byline of any piece of content.

Can I link directly to a specific piece of content or a Content Producer page on Associated Content?
You can link to any page on AC, but may not reproduce any content without AC's express written consent. Contact us to request permission.

Can I republish content I find on Associated Content?
For text content, you may copy the first paragraph only and/or descriptive overview and link back to the content on AC from your blog or website.

You may not reproduce any content in its entirety without AC's express written consent. Please email reprints@associatedcontent.com with the URL link to the AC content you would like to republish and specific details of the context and duration of your republication.

If you are publishing offline, you may not publish any content without AC's express written consent. Please email reprints@associatedcontent.com with the URL link to the AC content you would like to republish and the following information:

1. The title of your publication, publication date and context of the AC content in your publication.
2. How you'd like to use the content (e.g., in your newsletter, in a textbook, etc.).
3. When and where your publication will be published, how many copies of it will be published and the name of the publisher.
4. What type of rights you are requesting (e.g., in the USA, worldwide, etc.)
5. Your name, address, phone number, fax and email address.

How do I notify Associated Content of copyright infringement or plagiarism?
Please Click here and follow the outlined steps in order to report copyright-infringing content published on AC.

Can I contact a Content Producer directly?
Click on “Contact” from just below the byline of any piece of content to send a message to that Content Producer. You must be a registered CP to use this feature. Click here to join.

Can I add content to Associated Content?
If you're at least 13 years old, then you can join our community of Content Producers and begin submitting content immediately. Click here to join.
Signing Up and Logging In
Are there fees to join Associated Content?
There are no fees to join AC. In fact, we will pay you (as long as you are 18 years old). The sign-up process is easy, and you can start submitting content immediately. Click here to join.

Who can join Associated Content?
If you're at least 13 years old, then you can join our community of Content Producers and begin submitting content immediately. Click here to join.

What are the benefits of becoming a Content Producer?
First, Associated Content enables you to build an audience for your content - any topic, every format - online. How will an audience benefit you? That depends on your goal. Maybe you're a freelance or full-time media professional that's looking for creative freedom - you can find an audience for that on AC. Maybe you're a small business owner and you want to establish your expertise in a particular topic to generate business - you can do that on AC. Maybe you're an up-and-coming videographer and want to create an online profile. Or, you might be a blogger that wants to expand your audience, a hobbyist that wants to share some tips, an activist that wants to educate the public. Maybe you just have some content that you really want to share. Because Associated Content enables a vast, worldwide audience to discover your content, the possibilities are endless.

You can also earn cash while you build that audience. AC pays you based on the performance of your content, and that means you can keep earning against the same content long after you have published it on AC. Please click here to learn more.

Our supportive and diverse community is another great reason to join AC. Whether you are looking for feedback, advice, content ideas, content promotion suggestions, or just want to connect with other people, AC offers an active environment for you. Visit our forum to meet other Content Producers and discover other exciting reasons to become a part of AC. Click here to join.

Why does Associated Content ask for my address and other personal information?
Since many Content Producers earn money with AC, we need to collect some basic information. Any information listed as "confidential" on our sign-up page will not be displayed to the public, nor shared with others. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.

What personal information will be displayed to the public on AssociatedContent.com?
1. Penname (your real name if you don't enter a penname)
2. Short biography
3. Location (city, state)
4. Occupation (describe yourself)
5. Affiliations
6. Interests
7. Education/Experience
8. Motto
9. Avatar
10. Your URL

What is a penname and why would I use one?
Some people would rather remain anonymous - that's why there is an optional penname field that will be used in place of your real name anywhere your name is displayed (byline, Content Producer page, comments, the forum and messaging). Only enter a penname if you would like something other than your real name displayed. If you're OK with displaying your real name, simply leave the penname field blank.

Can I have more than one account?
Per our Independent Contractor/License Agreement, an individual can only have one account with Associated Content.

Can I share my account with somebody?
Per our Independent Contractor/License Agreement, an account can only belong to one individual. All content submitted via your account must have been created by you.

Can a business register an account?
While all accounts must be registered to an individual, you can add a penname to your account that will be used in place of your real name anywhere your name is displayed (byline, Content Producer page, comments, the forum and messaging).

I signed up but haven't received my confirmation link. What can I do?
Contact us for help activating your account. Please let us know the email address you signed up with and your name.

I forgot my username. What can I do?
Your username is an email address. If you can't remember it, please contact us for help. Let us know your name and any email addresses that could potentially be your username.

I can't login. What should I do?
Try using your full email address as your username when logging in. (Oftentimes that's the problem.) If you still can't log in, please contact us. Be sure to let us know the email address you signed up with and your name.

I forgot my password. What should I do?
Click here to retrieve your password. If you still can't log in, please contact us. Be sure to let us know the email address you signed up with and your name.

My screen says "Your session has expired." What does that mean?
For security purposes you are automatically logged out of your account 12 hours after you log in or if you change Internet browsers or computers. If your screen says "Your session has expired," simply enter your password to access your account.

How can I close my account?
To close your account, please email admin@associatedcontent.com from your Associated Content login email address, and put "Close Account" in the subject line. Your content will remain published. If you would like to disassociate yourself from your content, please update your penname before contacting us.
Submitting Content Overview
What can I submit to Associated Content?
You can submit video, text, audio and images on the topics of your choice. As The People's Media Company, we encourage you to submit unique and compelling content on topics you know about - from guides to your favorite local restaurants and activities to tech and craft tutorials to podcasts and family videos.

If you’re looking for ideas, claim one of the Calls for Content from the My Account tab, sign up for the bi-weekly AC Connect newsletter or chat with other Content Producers in the forum.

What can't I submit to Associated Content?
AC does not accept adult content, advertisements, classifieds or content which is potentially offensive or defamatory and in direct violation of our Terms of Use. For detailed submission guidelines, click here.

How do I submit content?
After you log in, click on the Publish tab and select the appropriate template. Complete all required fields. You can make sure your content has been received by checking the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab). The content you just submitted will have a status of "submitted." If your content is listed as "incomplete," please click on the to the left of the title and complete all of the steps to submit.

How do I know which submission template to use?
Browse our submission templates from the Publish tab and select the most appropriate one. If you're unsure which text template to select, choose the General Article template, and we will re-categorize it for you if necessary.

What's the difference between exclusive and non-exclusive?
Exclusive: Original content you created that you guarantee has not been previously published online or in print and will not be published elsewhere in the future. Upfront payment offers are typically higher for exclusive submissions. Once you accept an offer for an exclusive submission, you assign full copyright ownership to Associated Content.

Non-Exclusive: Original content you created that may have been previously published either in print or online and you retain the right to publish it elsewhere in the future. If it is published online, the byline must match your real name or penname on your Associated Content account. AC retains the right to publish non-exclusive content submissions indefinitely.

What does it mean to submit content for upfront payment review?
While all published content is eligible for performance payments (if you are 18 years old), high quality, unique and search-oriented content can also earn you an upfront payment before it is published on AC. Content that is submitted for upfront payment is reviewed within two weeks. You will be emailed when the review is complete.

What does it mean to submit content for performance payments only?
This submission option is the quickest way to get your content published. Content is reviewed and published within two business days (video submissions may take longer). After your have published text for performance payments only three times, you will get the turbo treatment - your content will go live on AC immediately. Some of our top traffic content was submitted under this option; Content Producers take advantage of hot Internet buzz and post popular content immediately, rather than waiting for it to be reviewed.

You will not be paid upfront for this content, but it will earn you indefinite, unlimited performance payments. Learn more in the performance payments section of the FAQ.

Can I submit content I bought or own the rights to but did not create?
No. You can only submit original content you created. And you cannot rewrite others' content and submit it as your original work.

What is Associated Content's editorial policy?
As The People's Media Company, AC does not believe in either gating or policing the true voices of our Content Producers. However, content will not be accepted if it fails to comply with our Terms of Use or submission guidelines. Additionally, titles may be edited to make the content optimal for online publication.

Can I submit content that I have published elsewhere (print, websites, blogs)?
Yes. Content that has been published anywhere, online or in print, must be submitted as non-exclusive and you must still own the copyright. Also, wherever it is published it must include a byline that matches your real name or penname on your Associated Content account.

Can I submit news?
Yes! Associated Content encourages you to submit original, first-hand reports of breaking news stories and local events. To submit your story, select the News template from the Publish tab. Be sure to follow the news submission guidelines. If you submit a news video, please contact us upon submission - we will review it quickly.

Do I still own the rights to the content I publish?
If you submit as non-exclusive you retain the right to publish your content elsewhere. However, Associated Content retains the right to publish your non-exclusive submission indefinitely. Therefore, you cannot grant the exclusive rights to a third party. If you submit as exclusive, you do not retain any rights to your content.

Can I change the submission type or reject an upfront payment offer I accidentally accepted?
If the status of your submission is "submitted" you can change the submission type by clicking on the to the left of the title from the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab). Make any changes and be sure to click "Save & Next". The submission process is legally binding. Please contact us immediately if you mistakenly accepted an upfront payment offer.

Is there a limit to how often or how much content I can submit? Is there an obligation or a commitment?
You can submit as much content as you'd like, as long as it is original content you created. Conversely, there are no minimum content submission requirements.

Can I submit foreign language content?
We do accept Spanish-language content. Please submit this content the same way you submit English-language content.

Where will my content be published?
Content is published at www.associatedcontent.com and may even be distributed to our partner sites. It will initially be displayed on the front of the category it is published under, but will always be displayed on your Content Producer page and accessible via the search box available at the top of every page on Associated Content.

Can I post content I published at Associated Content on other websites?
If you submit as non-exclusive you retain the right to publish your content elsewhere, but you cannot grant the exclusive rights to a third party. Content submitted as exclusive cannot be published elsewhere.

What content does Associated Content pay upfront for?
AC pays upfront for original and unique content on a variety of subjects. We value high quality, exclusive, in-depth content that lends an experienced voice and attracts page views and new visitors - we will send higher upfront offers for this type of content. Upfront offers are not made for brief, overly general content that does little to distinguish itself from other content in our library or on the web in general. AC only offers upfront payment for video and text submissions (except for any form of prose, including memoirs, poems, short stories). Upfront payment offers are not made for audio content or slideshows. However, all published content can earn you money via performance payments.

Why was my content declined for an upfront payment offer?
Content can be declined for an upfront payment offer for a number of reasons. To read the reason why your content was declined, check the notes in the right-hand column of the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab).

How do I resubmit my content for review?
To resubmit content click on the to the left of the title on the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab) and complete each step. If an upfront payment offer was made you will need to select "I Will Edit & Resubmit" from the drop-down response menu to the right of your title before you can access your content to resubmit.

I don't want to accept my upfront payment offer. What can I do?
You can choose to decline the upfront payment offer by selecting an appropriate response from the drop-down menu to the right of your title on the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab). Next, you can edit and resubmit your content by clicking on the to the left or delete it from our system by clicking on the .
Submitting Text
How do I submit text (article, review, short story, etc.)?
After you log in, click on the Publish tab and select the appropriate template. Complete all required fields. If you're unsure which text template to select, choose the General Article template, and we will re-categorize it for you if necessary.

Tip: It is recommended that you write text submissions in a separate application and copy and paste your content into our system. This will prevent you from losing any of your work, should you lose your Internet connection during the submission process. If our system offers to clean your text before pasting it in, please comply - it will ensure proper formatting.

Why does it ask me to clean my text when I try to paste my copy into the submission template?
If you have copied the body of your text submission from Microsoft Word our system will ask you if you would like to clean the text before pasting it into the submission template. Please comply - it will ensure proper formatting.

How do I know which submission template to use?
Browse our submission templates from the Publish tab and select the most appropriate one. If you're unsure which template to select, choose the General Article template, and we will re-categorize it for you if necessary.

Can I save a partial submission, or do all steps need to be completed?
You can stop at any point during the submission process and your content will be saved in the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab) with a status of "incomplete." To complete your submission, click on the to the left of the title and complete all steps.

How can I link to another webpage from my content?
To link to another webpage from your text submission, use your mouse to highlight the text you want to link from and click on the hyperlink button in the toolbar above the text body field. Enter the URL of the webpage you'd like to link to and click "OK." To edit the link, click on the hyperlink button again. To remove the link, click on the button just to the right of the hyperlink button .

How can I bold, italicize or underline text?
Enter your text into the submission template. Using your mouse, highlight the text you would like to format and click on the corresponding button from the toolbar above the text body field. Click on to bold your text, to italicize and to underline. Re-click to remove the formatting.

How can I spell check my text?
Enter your text into the submission template and click on the "ABC" button from the toolbar above the text body field.

What is the descriptive overview?
The descriptive overview is a stand-alone statement that conveys the key essentials of your content. It appears (along with your title) on your Content Producer page, so give it some thought! TIP: Copy and paste the first 2-3 sentences of your text into this field on the submission template.

What are search tags?
Search tags are single words or phrases that describe and define your content, specifically and in general. These tags are used to link related content.

What if I don't know which category to select?
If you're not sure which category to select when submitting content, just pick the one that's the closest match. It will be re-categorized before publication if necessary.

What kind of images can I attach to my text submissions?
Associated Content will only accept image submissions that fall into the following categories:

1) You created the image yourself and own all the rights related to the subject matter in the image; or
2) The image is a publicity photo taken from a free online press kit; or
3) You licensed the image from one of the following websites:
- sxc.hu
- morgufile.com
- commons.wikimedia.org
- istockphoto.com

You must follow these guidelines when uploading an image to Associated Content. Notwithstanding any of the foregoing guidelines, publishing infringing images will lead to a lifetime ban from Associated Content.

Note: Regardless of the foregoing guidelines, the use of images from the foregoing sites must comply with the terms and conditions of that site as it relates to THAT image, as well as any relevant copyright laws.

Submitted images are not necessarily reviewed by Associated Content prior to publication. It is solely your responsibility to ensure you have all necessary rights to publish any image on AC pursuant to our guidelines. Blurry or irrelevant images (including author portraits) or images from unapproved sources may be deleted without notification.

How do I attach an image to a text submission?
The second-to-last step of the submission process allows you to upload an image to attach to your text submission. Click the "Browse" button to locate an image on your computer. Complete all of the fields (credit, copyright and caption) and click the "Upload Image" button. You can attach up to five images per submission. Once you're finished attaching all of your images, click on "Finish and Preview." Please do not embed images in the text field.

What do I enter in the credit field of my images?
Associated Content only allows images from a limited number of sources. Please review the image submission guidelines and use the corresponding directions for completing the credit field.

What do I enter in the copyright field of my images?
Associated Content only allows images from a limited number of sources. Please review the image submission guidelines and use the corresponding directions for completing the copyright field.

What image file types can I attach to my text submissions?
Image files must be in jpg or gif format.

Is there a file size limit for images?
Images attached to text submissions must be under 1 MB. (Images used in slideshows must be less than 4 MB.)

Why was an image I attached to my submission not published?
Blurry or irrelevant images (including author portraits) or images that are not from an Associated Content-approved source are deleted without notification. Please read the image submission guidelines for more information.

Can I delete an image attached to a text submission?
Once you have uploaded an image, you cannot delete it. (Contact us to have an image deleted.)

Can I edit or make changes to content once it's submitted?
If the status of your submission is "submitted" you can edit it by clicking on the to the left of the title from the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab). Make any changes and be sure to click "Save & Next". If we have sent you an offer, you can make changes by choosing "I Will Edit & Resubmit" from the drop-down response menu. Once you have accepted an offer or your content is published you need to contact us to make any changes.

When will my submission be reviewed/published?
Content submitted for upfront payment consideration is reviewed within two weeks. You will receive an email prompting you to log in and check the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab) to review our response and respond. If you submit text content for performance payments only it will be reviewed and published more quickly - typically within two days. Once you've published content three times, text submitted for performance payments only will be published immediately. All slideshows are published immediately.

How can I publish content quickly?
If you submit text content for performance payments only it will be reviewed and published quickly (within two business days). Once you've published content three times, text submitted for performance payments only will bypass review and be published immediately.
Submitting Video
How do I submit a video?
After you log in, click on the Publish tab, select the video template and complete the required fields.

What kind of videos can I submit?
You can submit original animation, tutorials, videoblogs, home videos and more! All videos must comply with our submission guidelines. For suggestions, check our tips on producing video content. All content submissions must be 100% original content you created.

How do I upload a video to my computer?
Your camera will have instructions on how to upload the footage to your computer. Most cameras have a FireWire port which will connect to your computer and allow you to capture footage. Once you upload the video to your computer, you need to output the clip to a web file. If you're on a PC, then output the file to a wmv file. If you're on a MAC, then output your clip to a mov file. Make sure that the dimensions of your video clip are 480 x 360.

How can I edit my video?
You can get fancy and use one of the high-end video editing products like Final Cut Pro for the Mac or Adobe Premiere Pro 2.0 for the PC, but those take a long time to learn. If you're on a PC and looking for a simpler option, try Windows MovieMaker. This free download is easy to use and has some good tools for importing and exporting your video. If you're on a Mac, try iMovie for editing your clip. iMovie has a lot of cool features and is very powerful and easy to use.

Is there a file size limit for video submissions?
Videos must be under 15 MB in size.

What video file types can I submit?
Videos must be in either wmv, mpeg, mov, asf or avi format.

What do I enter in the video caption field?
The caption is where you describe the content of your clip, and should be at least a few sentences. This description can include the topic, location, equipment used - whatever you want the world to know. Do not simply duplicate your title, because the caption is published right below it.

What do I enter in the credit and copyright fields?
For the credit, enter the name of the person or company who created the content. For the copyright, enter the name of the person or company who owns the copyright to the content. You must be the copyright holder to upload any content.

What if I don't know which category to select?
If you're not sure which category to select when submitting content, just pick the one that's the closest match. It will be re-categorized before publication if necessary.

What are search tags?
Search tags are single words or phrases that describe and define your content, specifically and in general. These tags are used to link related content

Why won't my video upload when I try to submit it to Associated Content?
If your video won't upload to AC, please check the size of your file (it must be under 15 MB) and file type (it must be in wmv, mpeg, mov, asf or avi format). If you're using a dial-up Internet connection, please be patient - it will take several minutes.

When will my video be reviewed/published?
Video submissions will be reviewed and (typically) published within two weeks.

What are some tips for producing videos?
1. Speak clearly. If you're shooting a tutorial, keep the steps as simple as possible. A microphone is important - you need to be heard. If you're using a mini-dv camera you can easily get a microphone that can attach from the camera to your clothing. Just make sure you can't see the wire that connects the mic and the camera when recording!

2. Lighting in a video is extremely important and can make or break your project. Too little light will make your video come out dark and no one will be able to see your content. If you have too much light, your video will look washed out. So, before you start shooting make sure to test your lighting. Shoot 30 seconds of film and adjust the lighting as necessary.

3. Have fun! No one wants to see a sour face on camera. Make sure that you smile. The better you come across, the more people will want to watch the full length of your video.

4. Don't use big words in your video presentation. Keep it short and simple. The easier your instructions, the better.

5. Once you've finished your recording, review it. Make sure it's what you want and something that you'll feel proud to have on your website. Don't be scared to re-shoot a segment. The more effort you put into your project the better the final results will be.
Submitting Audio
How do I submit audio?
After you log in, click on the Publish tab, select the audio template and complete all required fields.

What kind of audio can I submit?
You can submit original songs, compositions, podcasts, jokes, speeches, interviews and more! All audio must comply with our submission guidelines. All content submissions must be 100% original content you created.

Is there a file size limit for audio submissions?
Audio files must be under 15 MB in size.

What audio file types can I submit?
MP3 is the preferred file format. Wav, wma, rm and aiff formats are also accepted.

What do I enter in the credit and copyright fields?
For the credit, enter the name of the person or company who created the content. For the copyright, enter the name of the person or company who owns the copyright to the content. You must be the copyright holder to upload any content.

What are search tags?
Search tags are single words or phrases that describe and define your content, specifically and in general. These tags are used to link related content

What if I don't know which category to select?
If you're not sure which category to select when submitting content, just pick the one that's the closest match. It will be re-categorized before publication if necessary.

Why won't my audio file upload when I try to submit it to Associated Content?
If your audio file won't upload to AC, please check the size of your file (it must be under 15 MB) and the file type (MP3 is the preferred file format, but wav, wma, rm and aiff formats are also accepted). If you're using a dial-up Internet connection, please be patient - it will take several minutes.

When will my audio submission be published?
Audio content submissions are reviewed and published within two weeks.

Can I get paid for my audio submissions?
All audio submissions are eligible for performance payments, but upfront payment is not offered.
Submitting Slideshows
How do I submit a slideshow?
After you log in, click on the Publish tab, select the slideshow template and complete all of the steps.

What kind of slideshows can I submit?
Slideshows can be instructional tutorials, travel collages, creative works, graphic demonstrations, personal collections and more! Click here for guidelines on what types of images you are allowed to use. All slideshows must also comply with our submission guidelines.

How many images can I use in a slideshow?
We do not limit the number of images you can use in your slideshow. However, the ideal slideshow consists of 3-10 slides.

Is there a file size limit to slideshow images?
Slideshow images must be under 4 MB in size. (Images attached to text submissions must be under 1 MB.)

What image file types can I use in my slideshow?
Images must be in gif or jpg format.

What are search tags?
Search tags are single words or phrases that describe and define your content, specifically and in general. These tags are used to link related content.

What is My Gallery?
Every time you upload an image, you are adding that image to your personal image gallery. This image gallery is only viewable and accessible to you. Once you have uploaded an image to your gallery, you can edit it quickly and easily add it to a new slideshow.

What do I enter in the credit field of my images?
Associated Content only allows images from a limited number of sources. Please review the image submission guidelines and use the corresponding directions for completing the credit field.

What do I enter in the copyright field of my images?
Associated Content only allows images from a limited number of sources. Please review the image submission guidelinesimage submission guidelines and use the corresponding directions for completing the copyright field.

Why can't I upload my image?
Images must be in gif or jpg format and under 4 MB in size. If you are having trouble uploading any image, please check the file type and size. Use Photoshop to convert image files to jpg or gif or to reduce the file size.

How can I rotate my images?
Our current slideshow template does not allow you to rotate images once they are uploaded into the system. Use a basic program like Windows Picture to rotate your image before uploading it.

Can I get paid for my slideshows?
All slideshows are eligible for performance payments, but upfront payment is not offered.
Managing My Content
The status of my content is "submitted." What does that mean?
Your submission has been received and will be reviewed within two weeks. (Content submitted for performance payments only is reviewed and published quicker - within two days.) When your content is in this stage, you can make any last-minute changes by clicking on the to the left of the title on the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab), or you can delete the submission by clicking on the .

The status of my content is "processing." What does that mean?
An upfront payment offer has been made for your content. Please check the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab) to respond. Accept the offer, and your content will be published within approximately two days and retain a status of "processing" in the meantime. Content resubmitted for performance payments only will also be "processing" and will be reviewed and published within two days.

The status of my content is "live." What does that mean?
Your content has been published, and you've received an email notification which includes your content's URL.

The status of my content is "incomplete." What does that mean?
You can stop at any point during the submission process and your content will be saved in the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab) with a status of "incomplete." To complete your submission, click on the to the left of the title and complete all steps. For upfront payment text submissions you must click "Finish and Preview" in the second-to-last step in order to successfully submit your content. To successfully publish a slideshow, you must click on "Publish" in the second-to-last step.

Why was the title of my content changed?
Titles are edited to make content more discoverable via online search. Most of Associated Content's traffic comes from people searching for information at search engines like Yahoo! and Google. The single most important component of making your content discoverable this way is writing direct, concise titles that include specific keywords that accurately describe your content. Think: "What would a user type in a search box to find my content?" Click here for more advice on creating titles.

Why was an image I attached to my submission not published?
Blurry or irrelevant images (including author portraits) or images that are not from an Associated Content-approved source are deleted without notification. Please read the image submission guidelines image submission guidelines for more information.

Can I edit my content?
If the status of your submission is "submitted" you can edit it by clicking on the to the left of the title from the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab). Make any changes and be sure to click "Save & Next." If we have sent you an offer, you can make changes by choosing "I Will Edit & Resubmit" from the drop-down response menu. Once you have accepted an offer or your content is published you need to contact us to make any changes.

Can I edit or delete an uploaded image that is attached to a text submission?
You can edit the credit, copyright or caption of an image by editing your submission and clicking on the next to the image from the second-to-last step. However, you cannot delete an image. To completely delete an image once it has been uploaded, please contact us.

Can I be alerted when someone comments on my content?
Yes. You will receive an email to your login email address account whenever a logged-in Content Producer comments on your content. (You will not receive an email alert for anonymous comments.) To manage any of your email alerts, visit My Email Preferences from the My Account tab.

Can I delete comments left on my content?
Yes! To delete a comment on your content, click on the to the left of it. If someone left multiple inappropriate comments on your content (and they were not logged in as a Content Producer), then you can click on "Block User" to delete all of the comments they left. You must be logged in to manage the comments left on your content.

What does "Block User" do?
If someone left multiple inappropriate comments on your content (and they were not logged in as a Content Producer), then you can click on "Block User" to delete all of the comments they left. However, some spammers will use multiple IP addresses to leave comments, so blocking the user will not delete all of the messages at once. AC continually scans the site for spam comments, though. So, please be patient - the comments will eventually be deleted automatically.

How can I get my content featured?
Well produced content on interesting topics is most likely to get featured. However, text content that includes an image is more likely to be considered, as well as content on hot, timely topics.

I found my AC content published on another website. Why is it there?
Associated Content is testing partnerships with other websites to distribute AC content and promote our Content Producers' work. AC works with partner sites in two ways:

Custom Content: Content commissioned by partners and published on our partners' sites, exclusively. Requested using AC's Calls for Content™, custom content typically has a higher upfront payment for the Content Producer, but no performance payments (this will be noted in the call details), because the content lives on the partner site, not on AssociatedContent.com. The content is submitted as exclusive, and the partner owns the rights to the content. You can view a list of our current custom content partners here.

Syndicated Content: Associated Content also works with partners to publish content on their sites in addition to publishing the content on AssociatedContent.com. We are still testing a compensation model, but we anticipate that Content Producers will soon be compensated additionally for every piece of content that is syndicated to a partner. You can view a list of our current syndication partners here.

Important: If you find your content on a site other than one of our partner sites, please contact us. Make sure you include the URL where you found your content, as well as the URL of your original content on AC.

I found my AC content published on another website. Will I receive performance payments for page views from that site?
Associated Content plans to implement several improvements related to syndication, including performance payments for content published on partner sites and tracking to let you know when and where your content has been distributed.

I found my AC content published on another website, but it's not one of Associated Content's recognized partner sites. What can I do?
Please contact us if you find your AC content on a site other than our recognized partners' sites. (Click here to view a list of our current partners.) Make sure you include the URL where you found your content, as well as the URL of your original content on AC.
Managing My Account
What is my Content Producer page?
Once you publish content on Associated Content, that content will be linked to your unique AC page - what we call a Content Producer page. It includes your profile and all of your published content. To edit your profile click on "Update" from the top-right corner of the My Account tab.

How do I update my profile?
Log in and click on "Update" from the top-right corner of the My Account tab. From this page you can change all of the fields in your profile, including your login email address, PayPal email address, avatar, password, URL and more. Be sure to save your changes.

I just updated my profile (avatar, penname, etc.). Why hasn't it changed on my Content Producer page yet?
It may take up to four hours for changes to your profile to take effect on your CP page.

I just updated my penname. Why hasn't the byline changed on my published content?
It may take up to two weeks for the byline of your published content to change after you update your penname.

What is an avatar?
An avatar is an image that represents you. It will appear on your Content Producer page, in the byline of your published content and next to any comments you leave on content or next to any posts you leave in the forum. To upload an image to use as your avatar, click on "Update" from the top-right corner of the My Account tab and then click on "Browse" and select an image (jpg, gif or bmp, no size limit) from your computer. Or, you can click on one of thirty avatars we provide for you.

I don't want my real name to be visible to the public. Can I hide my identity or use a penname?
To add a penname to your account, log in and click on "Update" from the top-right corner of the My Account tab. Your penname will replace your real name on all publicly viewable pages on Associated Content (the byline of your published content, your Content Producer page and its URL). It will be updated on your Content Producer page within four hours, in its URL within 24 hours and on all of your previously published content within two weeks.

I added a penname. Why do I still see my real name in results at search engines like Yahoo! and Google?
Search engines may retain cached versions of your content in their results. We have no control over third party websites, but as soon as these search engines revisit your content the cached versions will be replaced with new versions that include your updated penname. This usually will happen within a few weeks. However, it will happen sooner if you publish new content, because that will trigger search engines to revisit your refreshed Content Producer page and re-index all of your content.

What is My Subsribers?
Anyone can subscribe to your content on Associated Content. People on your My Subscribers list will be emailed every time you publish new content. As a registered Content Producer, you can add friends and family to My Subscribers from the My Account tab. You can also visit fellow CP pages and subscribe to their content. If you subscribe to someone else, message them from their CP page and let them know! Maybe they'll subscribe to your content and help share it with people they know.

What is My Favorite CPs?
Favorite CPs is your way of tracking just that - your favorite Content Producers on Associated Content. Click on "Add to favorites" from any CP's page or piece of content and they'll be added to My Favorite CPs on the My Account tab. From there, you can easily message them or subscribe to their content.

How do I refer someone to become a Content Producer?
You can refer new CPs to Associated Content by sending them a unique email or pasting in your unique referral link - both available by clicking on My Invites from the My Account tab. The status of your invites is tracked on the same page.

How often are page views updated?
We are continuously working to increase the frequency with which page views are updated. Right now page views are usually updated at least once per week and always at least once per month. Additionally, page view statistics are only estimates. Statistics are only verified and validated when performance payments are made.

How can I communicate with other Content Producers?
Click on “Contact” from just below the byline of any piece of content to send a message to that Content Producer. If you want to send frequent messages to a CP, add them to your favorites for quicker messaging by clicking on "Add to favorites" from their CP page or any piece of content.

What does it mean to archive a message?
If you archive a message, it will be moved from the inbox to the archive. You can access it by clicking on the archive sub-tab. All messages, including archived messages, are automatically deleted after 90 days.

Can I be alerted when I receive messages?
Yes. You will receive an email to your login email address account whenever someone sends you a message to your Associated Content account. To manage any of your email alerts, visit My Email Preferences from the My Account tab.

How do I stop receiving emails from Associated Content?
If you'd rather not receive offer, publish, comment or message alert emails, click on My Email Preferences from the My Account tab.
Earning Money
How and when do I get paid?
At this time, we pay exclusively via PayPal. All you need to receive payments from us is a basic, personal PayPal account, which is free. To sign up, visit www.paypal.com. Within three business days of accepting an offer, we will send you an email asking you to confirm your PayPal email address. Upon confirmation, we will send payment via PayPal within three business days. You can set your Associated Content account to automatically confirm your PayPal email address after each offer is accepted by clicking on "Turn Auto-Confirm Payments ON" from the payment page on the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab). You can always manually confirm your PayPal email address - even before receiving our confirmation email - by clicking on "Confirm All Payments."

When are payments sent?
Typically, payments are sent every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (except for holidays). If a payment is not sent on one of these days, be assured it will be sent by the following designated day. Performance payments are sent at the beginning of each month, no later than the second Wednesday, if you have at least $1.50 in your performance payment balance.

How much money can I make?
The amount of money you make at Associated Content is unlimited. All of the content you publish can earn you money via performance payments, which pays you $1.50 for every thousand page views your content receives. Some Content Producers earn hundreds of dollars per month in performance payments alone. In addition, sometimes we might make an upfront payment offer for your text or video content (offers range from $3 - 20).

What are performance payments?
Performance payments allow you to earn unlimited cash from your text, video, slideshow and audio submissions long after they have been published. For every thousand page views your content gets you will be paid the current PPM™. Please visit the performance payments section of the FAQ for a complete overview.

What is an upfront payment?
An upfront payment is an advance payment for your content offered before your content is published. It is a bonus in addition to the money you can earn via performance payments.

Why can't I submit content for upfront payment review?
You may be unable to submit content for upfront payment for one of the following reasons:
1. You are under 18 years old.
2. You are not a citizen or legal resident of the United States.
3. You selected a submission template for a type of content for which we do not offer upfront payment (audio, slideshow or short story/prose).

How do I withdraw money from my PayPal account?
You can withdraw funds from your PayPal account via electronic transfer to your bank account or by requesting a check from PayPal. For more information visit www.paypal.com.

Can I be paid by check?
At this time we only pay via PayPal. Sign up for your free basic account at www.paypal.com. You can request a check from PayPal once you have received payment to your PayPal account.

I am 18 years old and have a PayPal account, but I am not a citizen or legal resident of the United States. Can I be paid?
You are eligible for performance payments. However, at this time we cannot offer upfront payments to non-citizens or non-legal residents of the United States due to tax code and other regulations.

I'm under 18 years old. Can I be paid?
You must be 18 years old to be eligible for payment. Additionally, we cannot send payments on your behalf to a third party (i.e. parents). If you are 13 years old or older, you are welcome to submit content to Associated Content. As soon as you're 18 all of your new and previously published content will be eligible for performance payments.

How can I change my PayPal email address?
To change your PayPal email address, click on "Update" from the top-right corner of the My Account tab. Your PayPal email address can be different from your login email address. Any unsent payments will be sent to your new PayPal email address, regardless of which stage the payment is in.

Payment was sent to the wrong email address. Can the payment be resent?
If you have provided us with an email address that is not assigned to your PayPal account, we cannot resend the payment. However, you can receive the payment by adding that email address to your PayPal account. As soon as you add that email address your funds will appear in your PayPal account. If you cannot recover your payment this way, please contact us.

My content has been published. Why haven't I been paid?
Once an offer is accepted content is eligible to be published immediately and payment for content is placed in a payment queue. Payments are processed three times per week. Oftentimes this means your content will be published before you are paid.

I accepted an offer a long time ago. Why haven't I been paid?
If you haven't been paid it's probably either because:

1. You have not confirmed your PayPal email address. Please confirm your PayPal email address manually by clicking on "Confirm All Payments" from the payment page on the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab) of your Associated Content account. You can set your account to automatically confirm your PayPal email address after each offer is accepted by clicking on "Turn Auto-Confirm Payments ON."

2. Your payments have been frozen because you've been paid more than $500 in this tax year and we do not have an IRS W-9 tax form on file. Please file a W-9 form with Associated Content to resume receiving payments. Download the form at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf and mail it to:

Associated Content
Attn: Payments Administrator
88 Steele Street, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80206

Or fax it to:

(720) 214-0293
Attn: Payments Administrator

My Associated Content account shows I have been paid, but why isn't the money in my PayPal account?
From the time your AC account shows a payment has been sent, it can take up to 24 hours for the funds to arrive in your PayPal account. If it's been more than 24 hours and you still haven't been paid, please contact us.

Why set my account to auto-confirm my PayPal email address?
You will be paid faster. If you turn auto-confirm on your PayPal email address is confirmed as soon as you accept an offer, or as soon as performance payments have been calculated, and payment will automatically be sent within three business days. We will not send you an email asking you to confirm your email address for individual payments. Be sure your PayPal email address is correct in your Associated Content account before turning your auto-confirm on. We suggest you successfully receive one payment before turning on this feature.

On my payment page, what does unpaid/confirmed and unpaid/unconfirmed mean?
If your payment has a status of unpaid/confirmed you have confirmed your PayPal email address and your payment will be sent within three business days. If the status is unpaid/unconfirmed, you still need to confirm your PayPal email address before your payment will be sent. Simply verify that the email address listed on your payment page is accurate and click on the "Confirm All Payments" button on the payment page. To update your PayPal email address, click on "Update" in the top-right corner.

How can I see how much money I've been paid?
Click on Payment from the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab) to see your payment history.

Will I receive tax information from Associated Content at the end of the year?
If you earn over $600 in a tax year you will be issued a 1099 for earnings reporting. You will need to complete and return an IRS W-9 (Request for Taxpayer Identification Form) and fax or mail it to our office. Once we have paid you $500 in a tax year we will suspend your payments until we receive your W-9. To prevent any payment suspension, file your W-9 now! Download the form at www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/fw9.pdf and mail it to:

Associated Content
Attn: Payments Administrator
88 Steele Street, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80206

Or fax it to:

(720) 214-0293
Attn: Payments Administrator

If you have earned less than $600, it is your responsibility to report your income to the Internal Revenue Service. For more information, please visit their FAQ at www.irs.gov/faqs/index.html.
Performance Payments
What are performance payments?
Performance payments allow you to earn unlimited cash from your text, video, slideshow and audio submissions long after they have been published. For every thousand page views your content gets you will be paid the current PPM™.

How do performance payments work?
You will earn money per 1,000 page views of your content. For example, if a PPM™ for a particular piece of content is $1.50, for every 30,000 page views, you receive a $45.00 performance payment.

What is a PPM™?
A PPM is Payment Per Thousand Page Views ("M" being the Roman numeral for one thousand). It is the rate we will pay you for every thousand (1,000) page views of your content. The current PPM is $1.50.

What is a page view?
A page view is one view of a single page of content on Associated Content that contains an advertisement.

When are performance payments sent?
Performance payments are sent at the beginning of each month, no later than the second Wednesday, if you have at least $1.50 in your performance payment balance.

How often are page views updated?
We are continuously working to increase the frequency with which page views are updated. Right now page views are usually updated at least once per week and always at least once per month. Additionally, page view statistics are only estimates. Statistics are only verified and validated when performance payments are made.

My performance payment balance was reduced, but why haven't I been paid?
If you have at least $1.50 in your performance payment balance at the end of the month, you will be sent a payment. Your payment is not sent instantly, however. Once your balance is updated, the payment will be pending and payment will be initiated within three business days.

Why did I receive multiple performance payments?
Once you have $1.50 in your performance payment balance, you will be sent a payment at the beginning of the following month. You will receive an individual payment for each of the preceding months from which you collected page views toward that balance. So, if your balance at the end of June was $0.60 and at the end of July it was $1.50, then you will receive performance payments totaling $1.50 at the beginning of August - an individual payment of $0.60 for June and a separate payment of $0.90 for July.

Am I eligible for performance payments?
To be eligible for performance payments, you must be a registered Content Producer, 18 or older, and have agreed to our Independent Contractor/License Agreement since it was updated on March 9, 2007. To remain eligible you must log in to your Associated Content account at least once every 90 days. (If you were registered before March 9, 2007, but have not logged in since, the updated ICLA will automatically appear the next time you log in.)

What is the earning potential of performance payments?
The amount of money you earn via performance payments is unlimited. As long as you remain active on Associated Content, you will keep earning money on your content.

Say you've written an article about Halloween crafts and how to make yourself into a vampire. The article might generate a high number of page views during the Halloween season and then die down. But when next Halloween rolls around, you will see the page views spike again and earn money on that article you wrote last year. And this is just traffic from one article. Over time you will see that the bulk of your content will earn more and more money.

How can I increase my performance payments?
Submitting well produced content on intriguing topics (with focused, searchable titles) lays the groundwork for attracting an audience. Promoting your content, however, is key to maximizing your page views and performance payments. For tips on promoting your content, visit the CP Tools page.
Community Resources
How do I access the forum?
After you log in, click on Forum from the Community tab. Be sure to read the forum guidelines before you begin posting in the forum.

How do I subscribe to a forum thread?
Click on "Subscribe" from the top-right corner of any forum thread and you will receive an email every time a new post is added.

How do I unsubscribe from a forum thread?
To unsubscribe from a forum thread click on "Remove" from beneath My Subscriptions in the forum. You will stop receiving emails when new posts are added to that thread.

Can I start a new forum thread?
Yes. To start a new thread in the forum, first choose the appropriate forum category. If you're unsure, click on AC General Discussions. Next, click on "New Thread" from the top of category you selected. Be sure to read the forum guidelines before you begin.

How do I load an image to appear next to my forum posts?
The image that appears next to your forum posts is called an avatar and is the same image that appears on your Content Producer page and in the byline of your published content. To update your avatar, click on "Update" from the top-right corner of the My Account tab.

What does "Send PM" mean?
"Send PM" means "send private message." Click on it to send a direct message to the Content Producer who posted that comment in the forum.

What are the forum guidelines?
Click here to review the forum guidelines.

How do I notify Associated Content of inappropriate forum posts?
In order to maintain a friendly and effective forum, AC relies on its Content Producers. If a post violates the forum guidelines, click on "Flag Inappropriate" just below the post and it will be deleted if the forum moderator considers it inappropriate.

How do I register for a Town Hall meeting?
To register for a Town Hall meeting, click on "Sign Me Up!" from the Town Hall page, accessible from the Community tab.

What is a Town Hall meeting?
Associated Content's version of a community meeting, Town Halls are free virtual events hosted by gotomeeting.com. It's a great way to learn about all things AC from its employees and experienced Content Producers. To attend a Town Hall meeting, all you need is a phone and a computer with an Internet connection. Each month addresses a different topic, so check back frequently and register for our newest event! Have a Town Hall topic idea? Share it in the forum.

I lost my login information for the Town Hall. What do I do?
If you cannot find your login information for a Town Hall, simply re-register by clicking on "Sign Me Up!" from the Town Hall page, accessible from the Community tab.

What is AC Connect?
AC Connect is a bi-weekly newsletter that is your source for community updates, content highlights and submission ideas. To sign up for AC Connect, click here.

What is RSS?
RSS (Real Simple Syndication) is a tool that automatically updates you whenever your favorite content is published. Instead of searching your websites for new content, RSS will automatically send a feed of titles, summaries and links of recently published content to your My Yahoo, My MSN, My AOL or another webpage that accepts RSS feeds.

How do I subscribe to an RSS feed?
Use the menu of standard feeds to subscribe to an RSS feed of specific topics. Or click on this RSS icon on a Content Producer's page to automatically receive their content when it's published.

How can I request Associated Content stickers?
To request stickers, please contact us. Be sure to include your name and mailing address. To view the AC sticker contest guidelines, click here.

How can I enter the sticker contest?
Send all of your sticker contest entries as a jpg or gif attachment to stickers@associatedcontent.com. Be sure to include a brief explanation of the location of the sticker and your name. To view the AC sticker contest guidelines, click here.
Partnering with Associated Content
What partnership opportunities are available with Associated Content?
Please visit our Content Partners page to learn about the variety of beneficial partnership opportunities with AC.

How do I advertise with Associated Content?
AC offers a variety of opportunities to meet your advertising needs. Click here for more information.

Can I license or buy content found on Associated Content?
There are two ways to license content from AC for your website or property.

1. If you are interested in licensing existing AC content for your site, please visit our Syndication page. Syndication is currently limited to partners with large content needs, but single-piece content syndication will be available soon.

2. If you are interested in purchasing original, custom-created content for your website or property, please visit our Custom Content page.

Can I sponsor a channel of content at Associated Content?
Please visit our Sponsorship page to learn more about sponsoring a channel of content at AC.
Calls for Content™
What is Calls for Content™?
The premise behind Calls for Content™ is simple: Associated Content gets the content it wants and Content Producers know what to submit. Every day you'll see new content calls based on programming and site partner needs as well as user trends. In many cases, the subjects you see were created specifically with you in mind - your location, your background and your content history (among others).

Claim one or more of the calls you see, follow any instructions displayed in the call details and get cracking! Once your content is submitted, your submission will be reviewed against the call requirements. Read the Call for Content Beta Policies here.

How do I use the Calls for Content™ tool?
A list of content we're currently looking for is displayed in the Calls for Content™ on the My Account tab. If you see something that interests you, click on the subject to view the details. If you want to submit content for the call, click on the "Claim" button from the lower-right corner of the call detail pop-up screen.

Important: After you've claimed a call you must submit your content by clicking on "Submit" to the right of your claimed call from the Calls page on the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab). Do not submit your call by selecting a template from the Publish tab. If you select a template this way, your submission will not be honored as a response to that call and will not receive the appropriate payment.

How often are new calls added?
Calls are added frequently. Check back daily to find new opportunities and claim your subjects! We also target certain calls to Content Producers based on their listed interests, location and submission history. Build on the volume of available calls you receive by making sure your personal information is updated and thorough.

What does it mean to claim a call?
Think of it as a catalog for content creation. There are a limited number of items (calls) that can be purchased (claimed). Once you have claimed a subject, it gets moved into a shopping cart (claimed list)! By claiming a call, you commit to creating content on that given subject according to the advertised details and assignment due date. Some calls can only be claimed by a small group (or even one Content Producer!), so act fast and check the list of opportunities often!

How do I claim a call?
First, view the call's details by clicking on the subject to make sure the call is a good fit and that you will be able to fulfill all of the requirements. Next, click on the "Claim" button from the lower-right corner of the call detail pop-up screen. The call will be moved into your list of claimed calls within the Calls for Content, along with the countdown to the call's due date. (You can also see a list of your claimed calls from the Calls page on the My Content sub-tab, accessible from the My Account tab.)

How do I submit my claimed call?
From the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab), click on the Calls page and then click on "Submit" to the right of your claimed call. It is important that you submit your content via this link - do not submit your call by selecting a template from the Publish tab! Your submission will not be honored as a response to that call and will not receive the appropriate payment. If you need to stop during the process, don't worry. You'll be able to access it later in its incomplete status by clicking on "Edit" from the Calls page.

How can I keep track of all of my claims and view the call details?
From the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab), click on the Calls page to view all of your claimed calls. Click on the subject to view each call's details.

I've claimed a call. What does "Edit" mean?
If you begin to submit on a claimed call but do not complete it, your submission will be saved in its incomplete status. To complete your submission, go to the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab), click on the Calls page and then click on "Edit" to the right of the submission. Claims that are not completely submitted by their due date will not be guaranteed any advertised flat upfront payment. Failure to submit on a claim by its due date may prevent you from claiming future calls.

I've claimed a call, but I can't produce it. What can I do?
From the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab), click on the Calls page and then click on "Release" to the right of your claimed call. You cannot release any call that is within three days of its due date, so don't take claiming lightly! Releasing claims near their due date and/or failing to submit on a claim may prevent you from claiming future calls.

I've claimed a call. What does "Release" mean?
There may be times when you claim a call and soon realize that you can't produce it. By selecting "Release" you will forfeit your claim to the subject and release it to other Content Producers. You cannot release any call that is within three days of its due date, so don't take claiming lightly! Releasing claims near their due date and/or failing to submit on a claim may prevent you from claiming future calls.

I've claimed a call, and now it's past due. What do I do?
Once your call due date has expired, you cannot submit on the topic. You will see a record of your unfulfilled call on the Calls page of the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab).

Why does my friend have different available subjects listed in her Calls for Content™?
While some calls are available to all Content Producers, many are targeted to specific CPs or groups of CPs based on their submission history, quality, location, interests and more. To increase the number of calls that we make available to you, make sure you complete your profile, submit on the calls you claim and stay active on Associated Content!

Why don't I see any available calls?
There may be times when all active calls have been claimed. Check back soon to view and claim new calls.

What does the amount listed in the payment field of the call details mean?
The value listed in the payment field is a fixed upfront payment amount. Associated Content guarantees to pay you this amount if your submission meets all of the call's requirements. Upon submission of your content, you are agreeing to this set amount and will not have to accept an offer if your submission is accepted - payment will automatically be initiated.

What does "Payment: By Review" mean?
Calls listed with a payment of “By Review” will follow the standard review process. An upfront payment will be offered if your content is accepted. There is no guaranteed payment amount.

How many calls can I claim?
You can claim up to three calls at any time. Once you reach your three-claim limit, submitting on one of these calls will allow you to claim another subject.

Why can't I change the submission type of my claimed call?
Each call is designated for a specific type of payment (performance only, by review or a flat rate) and rights (exclusive or non-exclusive), which are displayed in the call details screen. You cannot change these predetermined payment types or rights.

Why can't I edit the title of my claimed call?
Some calls come with a predetermined title. The title field of the submission template will display this title and you will not be able to edit it. Either Associated Content or one of our content partners has already optimized the title for online publication. The title that's been entered will most accurately reflect the subject.

What is a partner?
At times we may advertise custom content opportunities with some of our content partners. Check back often to see a refreshed partner list. The content you produce for these calls will not be published on Associated Content and will not earn additional performance payments if they are accepted by the partner sites.

Why didn’t I receive the advertised payment for content I submitted in response to a call?
In order for any stated upfront payment to be honored, all claimed calls must be submitted by clicking on "Submit" to the right of the claimed call from the Calls page of the My Content sub-tab (accessible from the My Account tab). (You can also access your claimed calls via the My Account tab.) Do not submit your call by selecting a template from the Publish tab. If you select a template this way, your submission will not be honored as a response to that call and will not receive the appropriate payment.