Helium.com — Helium refuses to delete my articles and profile
I've had a really hard time with Helium.com.
I made about $0.20 from their site and decided that I wanted to use my articles somewhere else - a magazine wants to pay me $50-$100 for some of them but I can't have them posted anywhere else. I emailed helium (at [protected]@helium.com and at [protected]@helium.com) 3-4 times and never received a response.
In an (immature) attempt to get my profile deleted I purposefuly published inappropriate content then reported my own inappropriate article thinking they might pay attention to that.
Well instead of deleting my articles and my profile, they made me one of their "premier writers" giving the articles that I want to use elsewhere even more exposure - and I'm still not being paid for them.
Not only that, but they have locked me out of my own account so I can’t post new work or edit my existing work and profile. I’m absolutely livid. They don’t have rights to my work (by their own admission) and yet they refuse to remove my articles and profile from their website. I should at least have a say where my picture and personal profiles end up, right?
It is very clear to me that Helium.com has absolutely no respect for writers and their artistic rights.
Not only that, but writers should be getting anywhere from $10-$25 per page for their work. Why would I work that hard and not get paid fairly for it? Rankings on Helium.com don’t pay the bills! This website should be shut down. When I signed up, Helium never once (even in their agreement) stated or implied that I wouldn't be able to remove my work or profile from their website later.
I could really use some advice on how to at least get my profile removed from there since as a professional writer, I don't want to be associated with Helium.com at all.