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Nottingham Mums Group FAQ

What is Nottingham Mums Group?
Can I write for Nottingham Mums?
How much will I earn from my articles?
How am I paid?
How do I publish an article?
How do I request payment?
How do I publish an article?
How do I change my name?
How do I make text bold or italicised?
How do I include a link?
Do I need to include an image?
How do I include an image?
What about copyright?

What is Nottingham Mums Group?

Nottingham Mums Group is an online community space where parents can share ideas and friendly advice about parenting, as well as share events and things to do with children in Nottingham.
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Can I write for Nottingham Mums?

Yes! Click on Write For Us. and fill out the quick application form.
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How much will I earn from my articles?

When you write for Nottingham Mums Group, you are paid in proportion to the number of people who read your articles.

Each article receives a CPM value on publication, determined by the editors score.

The CPM value is the amount you will receive for every 1000 readers. You do not have to wait for an article to receive 1000 readers to be paid, it's just how the CPM value is expressed. Your account is adjusted each time someone reads one of your articles.

A typical CPM value for an article will be around £10, or 1 penny per reader.

We also offer awards of £1, £4, and £7 for good articles that are well written with good (preferably original) photos.

You can view your account balance on by clicking on "My Account".

We encourage you to share your article with your own friends and family, to encourage more readers
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How am I paid?

Payments are made using PayPal
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How do I publish an article?

Once you're ready to publish your article, log into Nottingham Mums Group and click on the "Share Article" link.

Once you've completed your article click on the "Notify Editor / Submit Article" link to let the editor know that it is ready.
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How do I request payment?

On the first of each month if your balance is over £50, an account is created and placed on your Accounts page.

To request payment of a monthly account click on the "details" link, and then "submit invoice".

Remember, in order to receive payment, you must first enter your payment information on your settings page.

Payment is made on the 1st of the following month as long as the invoice is submitted on or before the 10th. This delay is to allow for the time it takes to receive payments from advertisers.

For instance your January account would be created and placed on your accounts page on the 1st of February. If you submitted an invoice before the 10th of Feb payment would be made on the 1st of March. If the invoice was submitted after the 10th of Feb, payment would be made on the 1st of April.

If your balance is less than £50 on the 1st of the month, then it will be carried over to the following month.
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How do I publish an article?

Once you're ready to publish your article, log into Nottingham Mums Group and click on the "Share Article" link.

Once you've completed your article click on the "Notify Editor / Submit Article" link to let the editor know that it is ready.
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How do I change my name?

To change your name click on the 'My Account' link and then click on settings.

You can then change your name or create a pen name.
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How do I make text bold or italicised?

o bold your text, add ** either side of the word or phrase you would like bold.

i.e. The **box** is big.
The word box will appear in bold.

To write in italics add %% either side of the word or phrase.

i.e. Bourke Street Mall is the %%perfect%% place to go Christmas shopping.
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How do I include a link?

To include a link in the text of your article use the following format:

[LINK www.thelinkurl.com The Link Text]

"The Link Text" will become the link that points to www.thelinkurl.com.
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Do I need to include an image?

Yes. At least one image should be included, which will help readers quickly understand the subject of your article.

If you're going to include a your own image, you want it to look as professional as possible.

There are some great tutorials available online, but there are a few simple things that can help:

* Good lighting. Don't use a flash, and try and use natural light.

* Keep your pictures clean. Try and keep other clutter out of the shot, and try and keep a clean background. Chopping boards and backdrops with too much going on can have a negative impact on your images.

You are not expected to be an expert photographer, but getting a good shot (especially for the main thumbnail) is very important.

If you cannot supply an image of your own, please be very careful when sharing images without permission.

We suggest looking at https://pixabay.com/ to obtain attribution and royalty free images*

*Note that on https://pixabay.com/, images with a watermark are NOT attribution free. Look for images without a watermark.
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How do I include an image?

Adding images into your article is a simple process.

First you need to upload the images. Click on the 'Add Images' link, you can then add up to 4 images at one time. Make sure you update any changes made to your article before clicking the link.

Select the images from your hard-drive using the Choose File button.

You can then also add any keywords for your image.

Once you have added all the files, click submit.

To use an image copy and paste the [IMAGEX] tag into the text. Replace X with the image number.

If I wanted to place my first image into the article, I would write [IMAGE1]. Make sure there isn't a space between IMAGE and the number.

If you want to add a caption, you just need to include it inside the tag like so: [IMAGEX My caption goes here.]
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What about copyright?

Please follow these rules on Nottingham Mums Group:

Any photos uploaded must be taken by you, if not, please use only attribution free images (as mentioned above).

Articles cannot be copied from elsewhere. Please ensure your content is factual.

No text can be copied. Always use your own words in your articles.

Nottingham Mums Group assumes exclusive copyright of any text and images uploaded as part of a article.

If you would like to retain copyright leave a message for the editor on the article edit page. Payment will not be received for that article.
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