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Plant Seeds at AOL’s Seed.com June 18, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Mindfulness, People.

Welcome to the new AOL.

Spun off from Time Warner in November, and now headed by CEO Tim Armstrong, former Senior VP at Google, AOL’s innovations are getting attention from readers, writers, and investors.

According to Michael Lippert, Inside iOpportunity, Baron Investor, Spring 2010:

Seed.com relies on crowdsourcing to generate content for its network of Web sites.  Story and photo ideas, gleaned from queries made on AOL’s search engine, are posted at Seed.com

Writers and photographers then submit articles and photos matching the posted criteria and are paid on acceptance.

Yes, you heard me right ~ paid on acceptance.  

Instead of writers pitching ideas to publishers, AOL issues assignment criteria for articles and photos, allowing writers and photographers to select pre-approved topics.  

Once your story is accepted:

The content is made available through AOL’s network, matched with relevant advertising.  Participating sites that place the content and ads share in the revenue stream.  

Write on! 

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Baron iOpportunity Fund invests in companies that are posed to benefit from innovations and advances in technology.  Michael Lippert, Portfolio Manager, uses Inside iOpportunity to discuss developments he believes will be important in months to come. 

Current and future portfolio holdings are subject to risk.


1. tsuchigari - June 18, 2010

Money for writing – I’m in! Not that I’ll have a chance to give it a try anytime soon, but it is good to have resources should the opportunity arise.

2. nrhatch - June 18, 2010

That’s why I passed the info along!

3. pto - June 28, 2010

You are a little, actually way behind the curve. AOL Seed has turned into a ghost town. No new postings (besides some lame “send us your family summer pictures” type requests- and when I was a kid we deplored anybody wanting to showcase their family pictures). They have become a joke.

nrhatch - June 28, 2010

Good to know. I’m often a day late and a dollar short. : )

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