How to earn money online through Yahoo Contributor Network

Content writers, authors and public can earn money online through various channels like online surveys, AdSense revenue sharing host sites like IndiaStudyChannel, HubPages who provide their publishing platforms not only from their own sites but directly from AdSense. Similarly Yahoo! Contributor Network allows not only to share your voice with online audience of millions, but to earn money by doing so. This article explains how to earn money through YCN that is Yahoo Contributor Network.

Yahoo Contributor Network

What is Yahoo! Contributor Network?

Yahoo! Contributor Network is publishing platform for US Citizens where one can share their knowledge and passion with millions of people worldwide and is open to all content writers, photographers and videographers. Yahoo! Contributor Network allows your voice and expertise to reach online Yahoo audience of more than 750 million. You have to register as a contributor for submitting articles, videos, and images - on any topic your choice you can also accept assignments to get published on Yahoo! sites like Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Finance, Yahoo! Sports Yahoo! TV, Yahoo! Movies, and Yahoo! Voices and you will have chance to earn money online, if you get published every time Yahoo! Contributor Network, in the similar fashion as adsense publishers optimize their earnings by using sound tips for getting published and get traffic with SEO tools. Quality is the essence everywhere on the web and as a publisher on any contributor network, never compromise on quality.

Is it all free to join Yahoo! Contributor Network?

Yes, it is free to join Yahoo! Contributor Network rather you get paid while creating content at YCN through an easy sign-up process. You are not to wait and you start earning the moment you submit your content.

How to earn money on YCN, Yahoo Contributor Network?

You can earn money in four ways at YCN that is through accepting assignments, up-front offers, Performance Payments and distribution.

By accepting assignments the authors and contributors can submit content for Yahoo! sites, or any of Yahoo partner sites. Through many assignments one can earn up-front payments, up $25 (and even up to $100 through some Yahoo partner sites). To receive assignments through email alert you have to enable the option while signing up at YCN. In case through assignments you do not get topic of your interest then you have the option to submit content on topics of your choice. Your submissions may be eligible for upfront payments and if you have selected the upfront option then YCN may review the submitted content and offer something up to $15 before publishing it.

Once you get published then your content, based on the traffic, is also eligible for unlimited monthly performance payments at

Content submitted at YCN may be published on more than one Yahoo! Websites and if such published content on one Yahoo! site gets "republished" on more Yahoo! site(s) you are likely to earn revenue for each and every Yahoo site at the rates applicable to the respective site.

If you opt for your content to be distributed to third party sites then you will also be eligible to receive distribution bonus. Yahoo Contributor Network makes all earning payments through PayPal, and if you don't already have PayPal account, you can create basic (free) PayPal account to start earning with the Yahoo! Contributor Network.

How to create an account with YCN

You can create account using your Yahoo!, Facebook, or Google ID. However if you do not have Yahoo! ID, you can create it in minutes. You need to be ready with your pen name and list of your interests before signing up for Yahoo! Contributor Network as these details are likely to be included in your YCN profile. Still having problem to create an account then contact the Yahoo Contributor Network via email for Help at:


Guest Author: auf bvcdcx23 Apr 2013

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Guest Author: Yahoo Contributor Ne03 Jun 2013

Yahoo contributor network is very good for earning. It is a major source of income for many people in the world. Thanks for sharing such a nice article.

Author: Sudarmani25 Mar 2014 Member Level: Gold   Points : 0

Can an Indian resident make money through this? I read it is restricted to US citizens.

Guest Author: margaret26 Mar 2014

This is misleading. Don't you know that YCN is for only US citizens?

Author: J.B.Gupta27 Apr 2014 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 2

Yes, I have also researched on the subject and found that YCN is for US residents only. But as per news coming from YCN, there is every likelihood of extending it to Indian residents also with payment address in India. However Indians living abroad in United State can contribute at Yahoo Contributor Network.

Author: Ashok Goyal28 Apr 2014 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

The authors can still make their profile on YCN and start the learning process to be familiar with the policies, guidelines, hurdles. In any case the profile itself will work as SEO source and tip and authors can redirect the users at YCN to their resources at IndiaStudyChannel. It is a win win situation.

Author: Umesh16 Aug 2018 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

A nice article giving detailed information about this portal.

Lately, there is a big crowd of contributors in all the creative sites in the net and I believe YCN will also be having the same status. In such a situation the originality in writing style coupled with new ideas will only have merit as far as earning from these sites is considered.

So it is all right to register in such sites by the eligible contributors but what matters most is the efforts and hard work for enhancing one's creative skills and knowledge potential for writing.

To those who are in this field, I will suggest that they should allocate some of their time for reading books and articles, by great authors across the globe and set their benchmarks for creative writing.

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