"Who is eligible to be paid? You must be at least 18 years old to be paid by Associated Content. If you are also citizen or legal resident of the United States, you are eligible for both Upfront and Performance Payments. If you are not a citizen of legal resident of the United States, you are only eligible for Performance Payments due to U.S. tax regulations. Occasionally special promotions and bonuses are offered to Contributors. In order to participate, you must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States, and your account must be in good standing (meaning you have not violated any details of the http://www.associatedcontent.com/master_agreement.html or our http://www.associatedcontent.com/terms_of_use.html , including opening multiple accounts or submitting copyright-infringing content). Once you reach $500 in earnings, you must provide Associated Content with a completed U.S. http://www.associatedcontent.com/faq.html#N before receiving further payments." So i guess I can't receive upfront payments as i'm Asian??