I’ve been reading up on sites like Associated Content to determine if it’s worth a writer’s time and effort to submit content to these types of sites. Associated Content (AC) is a Web site where you can earn money by submitting content, whether text or photos or video or whatever. They accept pretty much any kind of content and then post that content for you and place relevant ads around that content. You then receive a dollar amount based on how many users click on the ads. The main problem I see with this system is that the you only receive a $1.50 for every 1000 pageviews, so it’s obvious AC is pocketing an overwhelming majority of the ad profits. Seems like you’d be better off writing good content and posting to your own site, and then setting up ads through something like Google AdSense.
Has anyone ever tried submitting to Associated Content, and if so, how was your experience?