I love to write. And selling my writing is really just a bonus. So when I first heard about Yahoo! Contributor Network and found out they pay you for articles you write in two ways I thought I would give it a try. Sure enough my first article which was less than 500 words long (350-500 words is what the Contributor Network is looking for) was selected for publication and I was offered around $2. I didn’t care about $2, the important thing to me was that I was getting published. So I wrote 2 or 3 more articles and lo and behold they too received offers which I accepted for around $2 apiece and were also published. Since then I have written a little over 20 articles and all but a few have received payments and even the ones that didn’t meet the criteria for upfront payments were still published when I resubmitted them.
Now this is success because if you have been around long enough as a writer you know it can be very difficult to get your work published let alone paid for. The Contributor Network rewards you with a small upfront payment for much of what you write within their guidelines, increases the incentive with performance payments for each 1,000 page views and offers the opportunity to increase your earnings with their Clout Level system which you grow by publishing more articles and getting more page views.
The only reason to write for another publisher is if they offer you a better deal and while it is not only agreed upon in the reviews that the Contributor Network offers the best deal to new writers it is also to the new writers advantage to stick with a source which so readily publishes your work. By growing your list of published articles and page view circulation through the Contributor Network you will increase your earnings and prepare yourself for your next step in your writing career. By becoming successful in an easy venue like Contributor Network you gain the experience and the reputation any publisher is looking for and you will open the doors to better paying assignments by developing your talents with Yahoo.
If you choose to write for other publishers in addition to the Contributor Network I feel you are wasting time and talent by dividing your success goals into parts. Anything you write which goes to another publisher while you are also writing for the Contributor Network is effort away from the first intention you have going and it would be better for you to put all your efforts into just your one goal even if it is with some other publisher. The idea that you can become more successful by having more websites to publish for is just not true. You only have so much time available to you so why be moderately successful on 5 websites when you can become totally successful as a professional writer and make all the money budding authors dream about until you are ready to move on. Then choose a publisher who will pay you for the performance you can prove through your success on the Contributor Network;. This is the way to become successful by growing just one seed into one tree and then populating the forest.