Yahoo! launched the Yahoo! Contributor Network, a platform for people to publish creative content. Based on Yahoo!'s Associated Content service, the company reports that this new platform will showcase contributions from more than 400,000 writers, photographers, and videographers. The majority of the content will be hosted by Associated Content.
All Yahoo! users are invited to create content for the Contributor Network, with the possibility of receiving payment up-front based on exclusivity agreements and generated traffic. The base pay for writers working through the Contributor Network will be $1.50 for every 1,000 page views. Work will be published on the Associated Content site, in addition to sites such as Yahoo! News, Local, Sports, Finance, TV and Movies.