Anyone can contribute: passionate bloggers, journalists, lecturers, article marketers and corporate communications representatives.
London, UK (PRWEB) May 02, 2011
Today sees the launch of a crowd-sourced news and views site with a twist. Steering clear of the controversial scenario of not paying their contributors, or complex and often unprofitable payment systems, ViewsHound launches globally today as the first site of its kind to offer daily cash prizes for great content, at http://www.viewshound.com.
“Rather than designing a complicated payment system for contributors that takes many factors into account,” says ViewsHound Editor in Chief Ian Howlett, “our contributors seem to like the simplicity of a competitive element.” He continues “We’re a start-up company hence our prize pot right now is $120 per day. As we grow and our revenues increase with display advertising, the prize pot will rise accordingly and we will make sure it is as fair and lucrative as possible for our contributors and citizen journalists.
“Our contributors include passionate bloggers, journalists, lecturers, article marketers and corporate communications representatives, many of whom write articles to gain exposure, so it’s a great way for them to get free traffic - all articles include “about the author” information with a link back to their site - and the cash prize is an added bonus for them.
ViewsHound launched today with major categories in politics, business, travel, sport, technology, art and culture. Launch articles include pieces on the Arab revolution, human rights, a political look at International football, and anti-gravity yoga.
The founders of ViewsHound encourage anyone who has a story to tell to submit their articles, photos and cartoons for a chance to win. All material is quality-checked by human editors, plagiarism checkers and spam checkers. The main requirement is to be interesting at all times. Entry is free at http://www.viewshound.com.