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RecipeYum FAQ

What is RecipeYum?
How much am I paid?
How do I request payment?
How do I change my name?
How do I make text bold or italicised?
Recipe Style Conventions
How do I publish a recipe?
How do I include a link?
How can I take good pictures?
How do I include an image?
How long does it take for a recipe to be published?
Is there a standard format?
What about copyright?
How do I become an Editor?

What is RecipeYum?

RecipeYum is a place where food lovers can share their favourite recipes.
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How much am I paid?

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".
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How do I request payment?

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.
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How do I change my name?

To change your name click on the 'My Cookbook' link and then click on settings.

You can then change your name or create a pen name.
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How do I make text bold or italicised?

TravelSix does not use regular HTLM formatting.

To make text bold add ** either side of the word or phrase you would like bold.

i.e. The **horse** is brown.
The word horse will appear in bold.

To write in italics ass %% either side of the word or phrase.

i.e. The beach is the %%perfect%% place to spend your Summer.
The word perfect will be italicised.
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Recipe Style Conventions

Make the titles short and to the point where possible.

Do not simply describe a meal, explain how to make it.

Make sure your images are in focus.

All words in a title except joining words like 'and' and 'in' are to be capitalised.
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How do I publish a recipe?

To publish a recipe login and then click on the "Share Recipe" link.

Once you've completed your recipe click on the "Notify Editor / Submit Article" link to let the editor know that it's ready.
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How do I include a link?

To include a link in the text of your article use the following format:

[LINK www.thelinkurl.com The Link Text]

"The Link Text" will become the link that points to www.thelinkurl.com.
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How can I take good pictures?

Making food look good is an important part of writing recipes. If you're going to include a picture, you want it to look appetising.

There are some great tutorials available online, but there are a few simple things that can help:

* 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.
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How do I include an image?

Every recipe needs at least one image. Adding them into your recipe is a simple process.

First you need to upload the images. Click on the 'Add Images' link, you can then add up to 4 images at one time. Make sure you update any changes made to your recipe before clicking the link.

Select the images from your harddrive using the Choose File button.

You can then also add any keywords for your image.

Once you have added all the files, click submit.

To use an image copy and paste the [IMAGEX] tag into the text. Replace X with the image number.

If I wanted to place my first image into the recipe, I would write [IMAGE1]. Make sure there isn't a space between IMAGE and the number.

If you want to add a caption, you just need to include it inside the tag like so: [IMAGEX My caption goes here.]
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How long does it take for a recipe to be published?

Allow 1 working day for your recipe to be published.
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Is there a standard format?

Most recipes follow the format laid out in the default template.
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What about copyright?

Recipe copyright is a strange business, as just about every recipe is copied from somewhere else, or is a slight variation on another recipe.

Please follow these rules on RecipeYum:

Any photos uploaded must be taken by you actually making the recipe.

Ingredient lists can be copied from elsewhere. They are considered factual.

Method text cannot be copied. Always use your own words when describing method, even if the method has not changed.

RecipeYum assumes exclusive copyright of any text and images uploaded as part of a recipe.

If you would like to retain copyright leave a message for the editor on the recipes edit page. Payment will not be received for that recipe.
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How do I become an Editor?

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.

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