Climbing to the Top of the Membership Pyramid
Four different levels make up the EzineArticles Free Membership Pyramid:
- Basic Plus
Each step up the pyramid corresponds to a step up in terms of the value the writer offers in their articles.
We’ve received a variety of questions regarding why the levels exist and what that means for you, and we decided to answer those questions with a quick blog post.
I’ll walk you through each of the membership levels and explain why you should strive to achieve Platinum or Diamond Membership so you can reap the benefits. I’ll touch on the often misunderstood Premium Membership. Plus, I’ll share how you can keep article quality at the forefront of your focus as you move up the ranks to Diamond Membership.
- Basic – As a Basic Member, you’re allotted 10 article submission credits to hone your article writing skills prior to any upgrade to a higher membership level. This is the point where we start to get to know you as an expert in your niche and as an author. Once you have your first 10 articles, your account will be evaluated for an upgrade within a business day. From there, you could be upgraded to either Basic Plus or Platinum depending on your account review.
- Basic Plus – If you’re upgraded to Basic Plus, you’ll be given an additional 10 article submission credits with which you’ll be able to continue polishing your article writing skills to truly become an Expert Author. From there, your account will again be up for review for a possible upgrade to Platinum or Diamond, our highest levels of free membership.
- Platinum – If you’re upgraded to Platinum, you’ll be given unlimited article submissions. Your articles are reviewed by our most experienced editors and given priority for review. Once you feel you’ve mastered article writing at the Platinum level, you can request an upgrade to Diamond through the Account Manager section of your Member Account.
- Diamond – The Diamond level is the highest level of free membership, and it’s reserved for the most exemplary authors who consistently write high-quality articles. Diamond authors receive unlimited article submissions and an even higher priority review time than Platinum authors.
Account reviews consider the following points:
- Following the Editorial Guidelines on EzineArticles.com
- Submitting Original, Unique Articles For Which You Have 100% Exclusive Rights
- Getting Your Articles Approved on the First Submission
Focus on these things as you try to move up the ranks.
Keep in mind that upgrades aren’t guaranteed, but if you follow the Editorial Guidelines over time, your chances of being upgraded will increase dramatically.
Achieving Diamond Membership status is one of the best ways to improve the quality and speed of your article submissions while at the same time boosting your credibility as an Expert Author. Get started now and you’ll have that Diamond in no time.
Premium Level Option
You also have the option to upgrade to a Premium (paid) membership at any time for greater control, speed and convenience within your account. For more information on Premium membership, log into your Member Account and select Premium Membership from the Account Manager dropdown menu.
**Premium membership does NOT guarantee article approval or editorial bias as this cannot be bought.
You can get our extensive notes on the membership levels in this handy PDF document we put together. Then, you’ll be able to download it, print it out and use it to help you achieve the membership level you’re striving for.