Quick tips are short articles that give the reader a quick tip on any topic that involves natural and healthy living. Check the Quick Tips category for examples of suitable tips, and follow these guidelines:
* there is no minimum number of characters but there is an absolute maximum of 600 all up.
* must include one quality image
* do not give the tip away in the title or first couple of lines that show up in the article previews - the idea is for readers to be intrigued enough to click on the article.
* these tip articles are a great tool for linking to other full sized articles - the related must be just that - related, but not the same, or simply an extended version of the quick tip. Check current Quick tips for valid examples.
* Do not write tips that you have found on the internet and do not have first hand knowledge of.
* You do not need to allocate the Quick tip a number - that will be done by editors before publishing.
Quick tips will be published in the order that they're submitted, but a maximum of one or two Quick Tips will be published daily - so no need to chase up the editor unless a substantial amount of time has passed.
Articles on natural health and wellbeing. Possible topics include natural therapies, natural cures, healthy foods and recipes, fitness, yoga, motivational and inspirational, natural beauty etc. The idea is to help and inspire people to better their lives by giving them sound and practical information. If in doubt, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and run your article idea by me.
Yes, healthy recipe ideas are accepted and encouraged. We may however have different ideas about exactly what healthy is, so feel free to email me at email@example.com or start an artice and leave a comment for me if in doubt.
Many businesses/websites will be happy to link to an article in exchange for the free promotion at the top of the article 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 article in some way (though it's not necessary):
1) Perhaps they have a therapist who would like to contribute a "celebrity article" which they can link to.
2) The business supplies an ingredient that is featured in a recipe or a natural product that you've reviewed.
3) The business practices the therapy in your article.
4) Any other inventive way you can relate the article 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 Healthy Hints.
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 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.
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 $5, $10, and $20 for good articles which are well written with good photos. Extra income can be earned by arranging supporter links.
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.