Contributors to Helium, the citizen-journalism/amateur writing site, have broken the $1 million mark for total earnings.
The site has 150,000 members earn cash from upfront payments and as part of a revenue share.
“We have about 10,000 who have proven to be talented writers. This is the group that are earning on our site,” Mark Ranalli, CEO of Helium, told Journalism.co.uk.
“Some of our best writers are making $5,000 per year already, and these sums continue to climb as the site continues to grow.
“This milestone represents definitive proof that there is a real market for writers to be compensated for their work online. In the midst of increasing volatility in the traditional media industry, Helium is attracting thousands of publishers and connecting them with high quality subject matter experts on a regular basis,” added Ranalli in a press release.