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 paid to organise supporters for their (or other) recipes.
Payments range from $10 up to $50 depending on the website that is linking to RecipeYum. Half is paid upfront, and the other half in 6 months if the link is still in place.
$10 - Any website on its own domain name.
$20 - High quality reputable websites with good content and related somehow to recipes, cooking, or food.
$50 - Business or government websites. Business websites should be associated with a food and have a real world location and offices, such as a restaurant or cafe.
All links need to be on proper domains such as www.tomscafe.com, and not subdomains such as tomscafe.blogspot.com. Sites like Facebook or Twitter are also not counted.
Each business/website is only paid for once, regardless of the number of links. Each business/website can only be featured on one recipe. See further down for the full list of conditions.
How do I organise a supporter?
Many businesses/websites will be happy to link to a recipe in exchange for the free promotion at the top of the recipe page. Simply email or phone them and ask if they'd like some free publicity in exchange for a link.
Expect a success rate of around 1 in 5 for phone calls, and around 1 in 20 for emails. It usually takes 3 or 4 follow ups before a link is placed as well, so don't expect success straight away.
Often you'll have more luck if the business/website is related to the recipe in some way (though it's not necessary):
1) Perhaps they have a chef who would like to contribute a "celebrity recipe" which they can link to.
2) The business supplies an ingredient that is featured in the recipe.
3) The business is a hotel from an area for which the recipe or one of the ingredients is well known.
4) Any other inventive way you can relate the recipe to the business/website.
To request payment for a link click on "new supporter" on your accounts page.
There are a few caveats - don't worry if you don't understand the conditions, the majority of links will be fine.
1) The link must not contain a nofollow tag. To check view the source of the page and make sure there is no rel="nofollow" in the link back to RecipeYum.
3) The links need to be on the actual website of the restaurant, not Facebook or any other site. The website should be a proper domain such as peterscafe.com rather than a subdomain such as peterscafe.blogspot.com etc.
4) The domain needs to be in Google's index. To test this search for the site on Google to see if it comes up.
Ingredient articles profile the uses, history, background, and other details of a particular ingredient - for instance "Olive Oil".
It should also link to at least one RecipeYum recipe which uses the ingredient. For an ingredient like Olive Oil there will be many recipes, for something less common like "Pickled Herring" you may have to publish a recipe yourself.
At the end of an ingredient article there is a list of "Recommended Suppliers" (from where the reader can buy the ingredient) which can either be a national/international website or a local business which the reader can visit.
If the supplier is a local business then its location should be specified.
Each supplier should in turn link back to the RecipeYum ingredient article from their website. This can be on their homepage or on a links page.
We also have a recommended supplier award image that they can post on their website. Leave a message on the RY forum to request a full resolution copy.
In return for organising each link back to RecipeYum the writer is paid $40 for each link up to $200 (5 links), and then $20 per link up to $600 (20 links), and then $10 per link up to $800 (20 links).
Half is paid upfront, and the other half if the link is still in place in 6 months.
Suppliers should be aware that to remain listed as a supplier the link back to RecipeYum needs to remain on their website permanently.
A good strategy is to write the ingredient article, have it published, and then approach suppliers via phone (for best results) or email to see if they'd like to be a recommended supplier for that particular ingredient. Mention that RecipeYum is one of Australia's most popular recipe websites with over 50,000 readers per month.
To submit a link for payment go to your HubGarden account page and click on "New Link".
Only one payment per supplier, regardless of how many ingredient articles they link to.
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.