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Approval Time for NewsBreak Monetization


Explaining how long it took for me and all the details involved.

I’m happy to report I’ve been approved for monetization at NewsBreak! I wanted to share the details with anyone waiting or thinking about becoming a contributor.

Here are some details:I wrote my first article on NewsBreak on December 24, 2022.
  • 23 total articles
  • 370 followers
  • 734k impressions
  • 46k views
  • 853 likes
  • 565 comments
  • 742 shares
As you may know, contributors have to have 100 registered followers and 10 articles before they can apply for monetization.

I reached these markers after 15 articles on January 6, 2023.

After applying, NewsBreak told me it could take up to one month until they got back to me. I also heard from some Medium writers that it has sometimes taken up to 45 days.

I heard back from them yesterday January 1. That means it took roughly 25 days for them to get back to me, thankfully, to tell me I’m approved.

I really wasn’t sure if I would be approved, especially considering I slowed down writing there to about 2 per week. I wrote 7 articles in 25 days while I awaited the decision.

Now, I’ve been allowed into the contributor community and my dashboard has a few extra areas:
  • earnings
  • contributor referral
  • user referral
So far the earnings all say $0, yet the page tells me it can take up to 48 hours to see my estimated earnings.

I didn’t realize we can get paid for referring people to download the app too. Nice.

If you share your story from the contributor dashboard area, it has a special URL that works to credit you for every user referral.

I thought this information might help those who are waiting on their application to be approved.

If you are interested in writing at NewsBreak then become a contributor through my referral link and get started today.

Join NewsBreak's Contributor Network!

You can also follow me if you are already there.

Originally published at Medium

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