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2007/04/15 |

How am I paid?
We pay exclusively via PayPal. You can withdraw funds from your PayPal account via electronic transfer to your bank account or by requesting a check from PayPal. However, to withdraw funds from PayPal you must verify your PayPal account, either by providing bank account or credit card information to PayPal. All you need to receive payments from us is a basic, personal PayPal account, which is free. To sign up, visit

What is the pay range?
Initial payments for content range from $3 � 20. Content may also be eligible for a Performance Bonus.

Can I be paid by check?
At this time we only pay via PayPal.

I have a PayPal account, but I am not a citizen or legal resident of the United States. Can I be paid?
No. We understand that PayPal facilitates international payments, but we cannot offer payment to non-citizens or non-legal residents of the United States due to the legal limitations of our Independent Contractor/License Agreement.

I'm under 18 years old. Can I be paid?
No. 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). You are welcome to submit content for no payment. As soon as you're 18 you can submit content for payment consideration using the same account.

How can I change my PayPal email address?
To change your PayPal email address, click on the 'My Account' tab and then click on 'Update Profile', beneath 'My Information'. Your PayPal email address can be different from your login email address.

When will I be paid?
Once you accept an offer for your content, we will send you an email within three business days asking you to confirm your PayPal email address. Upon confirmation, we will send payment within three business days. You can set your Associated Content account to auto-confirm your PayPal email address by clicking on the My Content tab, Payment Information and Confirmation and then Turn Auto Confirm On.

Payment was sent to the wrong email address, how do I recover it?
If we sent payment to an email address that is not assigned to your PayPal account, all you need to do is add that email address to your PayPal account by clicking on "Add email" from the overview of your my account tab at As soon as you add that email address your funds will appear in your PayPal account.

My content has been published. Why haven't I been paid?
Once a bid is accepted content may be published immediately and payment for content is placed in a payment queue. Payments are processed 3 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 it's been more than three business days and you haven't received a PayPal email address confirmation email, please log in to to confirm your PayPal email address. You can confirm your email address for pending payments by clicking on Confirm All Payments from the Payment Information and Confirmation page, accessible from the My Content tab. You can also set your account to auto-confirm your PayPal email address for future payments by clicking on Turn Auto-Confirm On.

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 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 this feature on.

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

Will I receive tax information from Associated Content at the end of the year?
If you have made over $600 throughout the year with Associated Content, we will send you a W-9 form to verify your address and social security number. We will then send out a 1099 form in early February so you can report your earnings.

If you have earned less than $600, it is your responsibility to report your income. For more information, please visit the FAQ for the Internal Revenue Service.
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Content may not be reprinted in any publication, online or print, without the permission of Associated Content.

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