I have read BHW for an eternity and have finally decided to weigh in on threads because I see so many of the same questions. I thought this was a good place to start since AC is what I recommend to beginners who want to make their first dollar online. From beginning at submitting an article to getting paid, it is roughly 11 days. Obviously this is a long time, but if in 11 days a "new person" can see it is possible to earn from the internet then it is a success. Quick Tips if you are interested in AC: 1. Search Google Trends and write articles on these topics. Generally they are accepted faster (if there is still enough interest). 2. Write "How To" Articles. I.E. "How to save money on your heating bill each month," "How to make Christmas decorations for your kids." These pay out better every single time. 3. Google when new PC or System Games are being released. Write a review of the game (doesn't matter if you haven't played it), and submit the review on AC the day before the game is released. 4. Write time sensitive articles. If it is Christmas time, write about putting up decorations. If it is Summer time, write about things to bring to the beach. AC loves this. 5. If you are interested in raising performance views, review a new movie in theaters. Harry Potter, Tron, things like that. The bigger the movie the better. 6. Think ahead when using AC. Like others have said, you should be putting your efforts *primarily* on creating content for your own blogs and websites, but before you add a fresh unique article to your blog, submit it to AC first. Example: Say you have a website where the content is about Golf. Perhaps you hare monetizing your website selling clubs, memberships, things like that. Before you post a new article to your Golf website to drive traffic, submit it to AC with a title like "Top 10 Best Golf Courses In The World." Then take this same article, use TBS or outsource someone to do it for you, and upload it on your website. This way you have two avenues of earning income. Another Tip: AC likes it when you cite sources. When you are citing a source in an article you wrote for AC, have the website you are citing be YOUR website, to receive residual traffic later from those reading your submitted AC articles.