Payment is in proportion to the number of people who read your articles.
Each article receives a CPM value on publication, determined by the editors score.
The CPM value is the amount you will receive for every 1000 readers. You do not have to wait for an article to receive 1000 readers to be paid, it's just how the CPM value is expressed. Your account is adjusted each time someone reads one of your articles.
A typical CPM value for an article will be around $10, or 1 cent per reader.
We also offer awards of $1, $5, and $10 for good recipes which are well written with good photos.
You can view your account balance on by clicking on "My Account".
To request payment first enter your payment information on your settings page.
Payments are made using PayPal, however Australian residents can also opt to be paid by bank transfer.
On the first of each month if your balance is over $50 (or 50 GBP) an account is created and placed on your Accounts page.
To request payment of a monthly account click on the "details" link, and then "submit invoice".
Payment is then made on the 1st of the following month as long as the invoice is submitted on or before the 10th. This delay is to allow for the time it takes to receive payments from advertisers.
For instance your January account would be created and placed on your accounts page on the 1st of February. If you submitted an invoice before the 10th of Feb payment would be made on the 1st of March. If the invoice was submitted after the 10th of Feb, payment would be made on the 1st of April.
If your balance is less than $50 on the 1st of the month, then it will be carried over to the following month.
Writers with a WeekendNotes.com account can also transfer their balances there.
The minumum amount for transfer is $20. The transfer link is on your accounts page.
* Good lighting. Don't use a flash, and try and use natural light. Try and take your pictures by a window, or even outside. Or use take them in a room that has good lighting in the first place.
* Keep your pictures clean. Try and keep other clutter out of the shot, and try and keep a clean background. Chopping boards and backdrops with too much going on can have a negative impact on your images.
* Cover the steps. Rather than just including one image, take pictures that detail the different steps of the recipe. You don't have to have them all, but step-by-step images are very helpful.
You're not expected to become an expert photographer, but getting a good shot (especially for the main thumbnail) is very important.
Writers are invited to become an editor by the chief editor of a hub, usually from amongst the more established contributors.
Please note: Although editors can self-publish their own articles, they cannot give themselves awards. If you would like your article to be considered for an award, another editor must edit and publish the article for you.