This month, we've been able to do something very exciting for the first time: pay out the money we've earned from advertising on the site to our contributors. We're especially happy because we've been able to pay a brand new contributor over £100 for the story below.
Frank uploaded his first set to Demotix of this passenger airliner lifting off dangerously low from Heathrow airport in London.
What he didn't count on was that a keen planespotter would come across his set and post a link to it on Airliners.net, one of the biggest planespotting and discussion sites on the Web. This meant that on February 18 alone, Frank's story was viewed almost 20,000 times.
This shows is that anyone can earn money for their story, by making sure that it gets seen by the people who have an interest in the niche news area it covers. Frank wasn't the only beneficiary this month either - 49 other contributors earned between £5 and £30.
This means that there's a real chance for you to help us bring in more money for you here. Posting links to your story on sites with a community that's interested in the field you're covering can provide you with a much better chance of earning from advertising. Just make sure you're not spamming!