Helium Complaint - Beware Writers: Helium is a Scam!
Helium is a scam. I feel that it is necessary to get the word out to all prospective writers.
As someone else on this site pointed out, they print articles that are innaccurate and potentially life threatening. Readers, please do not take any medical advice from this site! Go to a trusted medical site for your information. Helium DOES NOT EDIT ANY CONTENT. This means that you are reading information that can be harmful to you.
Writers: There have been numerous complaints that Helium has refused to pay writers. Helium uses content in conjunction with advertising for its chief source of revenue.
Please don't believe that the "Marketplace" is real. There are a few requests, but the majority of the requests are generated by Helium site owners. Why? Well, they utilize popular keywords and searches, prepare a fake request, and then proceed to use the numerous responses for free advertising. Yes, there are some requests, but you can be robbed there, too. The individuals who request this content can pick and choose information from hundreds of articles without buying a thing.
If you have any pride as a writer, do not affiliate yourself with this site. It will not do your career any good to be associated with the moronic substance that is placed on that site, and you will be a laughing stock.
I idiotically placed two things on there, which they will not return. While they are certainly not Pulitzer prize material, I am terribly embarrasssed to be associated with those morons.
I am determined to get the word out there, so that other serious writers are neither embarrasssed or scammed.