Yes you can be paid for sharing your articles. Payment is in proportion to the number of people who read your articles.
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.
The current CPM value for an article is $10, or 1 cent per reader.
You can view your account balance on by clicking on "My Account".
Creative Kids also offers rewards at the editors discretion. Bronze $5, Silver $10, Gold $20. Interesting articles with a minimum of 3 good photos are most likely to receive awards. Please don't be disappointed if you don't receive an award as it's dependent on the amount of funds available at the time.
*Click on 'Share Article' in the menu bar
*Enter the Title of your article
*A page will appear with a yellow text entry pad on the left hand side.
*Enter your article text in the yellow boxes (there’s a template to help you)
*Press "update" to save your text as you go. This will save your text and you now can leave your draft if needed and come back to it later. You will find your draft article saved in "My Account"
*When you press "update" you will see an article preview appear on the right hand side.
*To add images, click on update first to save any work then "Add images" You can now select images from your hard drive (this will not work from an iPhone) and add any keywords to the photo to help Google searches. You will see photo thumbnails appear below your yellow draft pad on the left hand side. Each photo has a number e.g. "IMAGE1"
*In the text paragraph in your yellow draft pad, add the following text to insert a photo. "[IMAGE1 write your caption]"
*Press "update" and the article preview will refresh on the right hand side. You should see your photo appear here.
*Make sure that you don't leave a space between IMAGE and the number i.e. it should be [IMAGE1] not [IMAGE 1]
*Add your own keyword category tags at the bottom of the yellow draft page by adding the following code: #AddYourOwnCategoryText. This could be something like "#Easy" or "#Messy Play" You can choose your own description. Once your article is published these will appear on the homepage to help people search for articles. E.g. if someone clicks on Messy Play then they will see a summary of all articles tagged with Messy Play
*When you are ready to submit your article, press "Update" then "Notify Editor"
Your article should now be submitted and you can see the status under "My Account". An Editor should publish the article within 3 working days.
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.
Writers are paid for arranging links on other websites back to Creative Kids. The website is still being set up, with a new domain name to be created so hold off generating links for the time being. Once everything is in place, this is how the paid links will work.
Links on regular sites such as a blog are worth $10 each. $5 upfront and another $5 if the link is still in place in 6 months.
Links on business websites (such as craft shops or art classes referenced in an article) are worth $20. $10 upfront and another $10 if the link is still in place in 6 months.
Links from your own websites do not count as business links. Also business websites should be just that - business websites (such as a craft shop) - not compilation or directory sites.
All links need to be on proper domains such as www.tomscraftshop.com, and not subdomains such as tomscraftshop.blogspot.com. Sites like Facebook or Twitter are also not counted. See further down for the full list of conditions.
To request payment for a link click on "paid link" 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 Creative Kids.
3) The links need to be on the actual website of the business, not Facebook or any other site. The website should be a proper domain such as tomscraftshop.com rather than a subdomain such as tomscraftshop.blogspot.com etc.
4) The domain needs to be in Google's index. To test this u search for the site on Google to see if it comes up.
1. Submit at least 3 images and make them as colourful and interesting as possible.
2. Don't be shy, tell everyone you know about your articles. Once the article has been published, you can click on links to facebook, twitter and e-mail to make it easy to share.
3. Try to get a paid link for your article. You will then generate readers coming through from the other website. Read the FAQ on paid links for more details.
4. Hand out flyers and put up posters
5. Links on facebook pages and twitter accounts are not included on paid links. If you can't get a link on the business website, this can at least increase the exposure of your article and generate more readers.