eHow: Writing How Tos to Make Money Online

If writing is one way you wish to make money online, then eHow might be one place you’d like to look in to.eHow-logo.gif

How to become an eHow Writer:

1) Register at eHow.

2) Sign up for their Writer Compensation Program.

3) Start uploading articles.

How eHow Writers Get Paid:

According to the site: Writers make money on the articles they submit. Payments are generally based on traffic the article receives and the quality and uniqueness of the content.

eHow Writers get paid via Paypal on a monthly basis. Please note, however, that while registrations/sign-ups are allowed internationally, payments are available to US residents only*.

Some Advantages for eHow Writers:

  • Available article template which enable easy formatting and uploading of articles. Site instruction: Just choose the title and write the body of the article by filling in detailed step-by-step instructions. Add any tips or images readers will need to complete your How-To. Then pick a category, and you’re ready to submit.
  • Writers can publish articles on the topic of their choice.
  • Contests and promotions are available, which enable writers to make more money.
  • Tapping in to the eHow Community of Readers and Writers
  • Promoting your own site/blog.

Since I’m not a US resident, I haven’t tried this service yet. If you’ve already given eHow a go, I’d love to hear from you. Do you like the program? Why or why not?

*Yes, this is definitely disappointing for non-US residents. Hopefully, they will soon change this policy.

Also See: Associated Content vs eHow Writer


  1. I’ve heard a bit about eHow, but haven’t given them a shot. I honestly think they could get a lot more feedback if they took the NoFollow links off because there are an outrageously large number of people who understand a niche well enough to write for that site… …but they have their own.

    They’re basically forcing us to either compete with ourselves or not contribute.

  2. @Shaun Yeah, that is a shame indeed. And, I really don’t understand content companies that restrict to U.S.-only contributors when they pay by Paypal. Almost as much as I don’t care much for companies w/high payment thresholds even when they pay by Paypal. :-P

  3. I signed up and filled everything in…
    then it turned out it was only for us citizens… damn couldn’t they have told that earlier!

  4. I started writing for eHow last year and couldn’t be happier. I make a steady income, because long after you write the article it continues to earn money, making you a great passive income.

  5. Why malaysian cannot join?

  6. why malaysian cannot join? malaysian cannot speak correct english..

    haha im kidding.. i just started Ehow and their writer’s compensation program and currently have 52 articles written.. i shall update once i find out how much i’ve made in a month..

  7. I love Ehow, I write fot them and enjoy it. Here is one of my articles.

  8. I am having fun writing eHow articles. On days when I experience writer’s block, I just take a little break and resume writing later, as soon as the writer’s block lifts.

  9. I started writing for Ehow in April 2009. My most popular article was about swine flu but they removed it saying it wasn’t a how to. But it was. Anyway my other 16 articles including the removed one, made me about $17 in May. I would like to hear from people who make more. Some have written 1000 articles but I don’t know how much they get or if they were paid up-front by Ehow. I published 10 articles on Associated Content a wel but they are taking forever to publish them. I also submitted two videos on AS, which have been accepted and made me 12 cents on the first day. I would like to get up to $150 per month. Any suggestions?

  10. ehow is the best place to write for an earn money.. i m astonished to know the number of people who visit the site for even simple things that they want to know.. its a great site for work for!!

  11. Can you have multiple eHow accounts? Is it allowed? Might be useful if you want to write about different topics.

  12. I stopped writing more stories for eHow because they kept removing my articles. I am a professional working journalist with a degree in journalism and some of my stories were extremely popular. Strangely, those were the ones that were removed. I wrote 30 articles and have 19 remaining. They reinstated one article that I complained about. I am suspicious that if an article is too popular they pull it and have in-house writers do it so they get the click throughs. My complaint to them was my stories about women’s issues such as the pill and PCOS. They didn’t like the way I used examples from my own experiences, so learn from my mistakes and keep your stories in a “how to” format.

  13. Pepita,

    They are articles, not stories. Sorry but that’s a pet peeve of mine. When you write for a newspaper or magazine, they are stories. When you do content writing online, they are articles – unless you are writing for a news site.

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