Q: What is FireHow?
A: FireHow is a how-to article website where all eligible users can join and publish their own how-toâ€™s. FireHow lets writers, amateurs to experts, share their expertise with the world.
Q: How can I advertise on FireHow.com
Q: How much does it cost to use FireHow.com?
A: It is completely free!
Q: I am a member of the Press, how can I contact the staff of FireHow?
A: We would love to hear from you; please fill out the Contact Us form.
Q: How do I join FireHow?
A: Click to â€śJoin Nowâ€ť button on the home page.
Q: I forgot my username and/or password?
A: When you go to the log in page, click either â€śForgot your Password?â€ť or â€śForgot your Username?â€ť
Q: How do I change my password?
A: Log in to your profile and access your account settings.
Q: How do I update my tax information so I will be paid?
A: You can update your tax information by logging into your profile, scrolling over "Edit," and clicking "Update Your Profile." From here, click the "Contact Info" tab and you'll be able to enter the appropriate information.
Q: I can't log in to FireHow.com?
A: If you just signed up, make sure you confirm your email by clicking the link in the email FireHow has sent you.
If you are already a member, follow these steps:
1. Clear your cookies. Clearing your cookies should solve the issue. If it doesn't, continue to the next steps:
Q: How do I publish a how-to article on FireHow?
A: Sign in to your FireHow account, and click on â€śmy articlesâ€ť and then click â€śnew.â€ť You will now be taken to the write an article submission page.
For a step by step guide on publishing your first article, read our article manager guide: http://www.firehow.com/article-manager-guide.html
Q: What are the how-to article submission guidelines?
A: Articles must not contain obscene or offensive material, dangerous instructions, illegal advice, false facts, or stories/blogs. All articles must be in the â€śhow toâ€ť format, with the title starting with â€śHow to,â€ť followed by an introduction, then step by step instructions, and tips and warnings.
Q: How do I rate articles?
A: Near the title of every article there will be stars. To rate an article, click on either 1 star, 2 stars, 3 stars, 4 stars, or 5 stars (1 star being the lowest ranking and 5 stars being the highest ranking).
Q: How do I leave a comment?
A: At the bottom of every article you will find a section where you can post your comment.
Q: How to I write an article?
A: Sign up for an account and log in. Once logged in, click "my articles" and then clcik "new." Check out the Article Manager Guide for a complete walkthrough of publishing an article on FireHow.
Q: What should I put in the Author Alias field?
A: After you have the title written, you have the option of entering in an author alias. If you do not enter in an author alias, your real first and last name will be displayed on the article. If you type in an alias, then that will be displayed instead of your real name. For example, if your screen name is John123 and your real name is John Smith, you can enter John123 as your alias to keep your real name private.
Q: What do I put in the description box?
A: You should enter a short 140-160 character description of your article.
Q: What should I put in the keywords box?
A: You should enter keywords or keyword phrases that relate to your article. You should enter keywords that you think people would search for in the search engines. All keywords and keyword phrases must be separated by commas.
Q: How do I add other users to my connections/friends list?
A: To make friends, you will have to visit another person's profile and scroll over "Connections" at the top of their profile page. After you scroll over "Connections" you'll see the option to "request a connection." If you select "request a connection," that member will be notified, by email, that you want to be their friend.
Q: How do I report offensive or obscene content on FireHow?
If there is an offensive or obscene comment, you will see a "report abuse" link next to the comment.
Q: How can I earn money for my articles?
A: When signing up for firehow.com, you will be asked for your tax information. If you want to earn money, you must fill out your tax information correctly. If you do not want to earn money, leave the tax information fields blank. Your earnings page will display zero for your earnings until you fill out your tax information.
You will earn money based on many factors, such as, but not limited to, how many views, comments, and ratings your articles receive.
If you earn less than $15 a month, FireHow will roll that amount over to the next month. Once your balance reaches $15 or the calendar year ends, we will pay you.
At the end of every month, if your balance reaches 15 dollars, you will be paid directly to your PayPal account. You will receive an email from PayPal when your payment has arrived.
Q: Will I be charged any fees when I join the Writerâ€™s Payment Plan (WPP)?
A: No, it is free. There are no charges to join and participate in the Writer's Payment Plan.Â You will never owe any money as a result of you participating in the FireHow WPP.
Q: How does FireHow pay me?
A: We pay our writers through PayPal. You will need to set up a personal account with PayPal, if you donâ€™t already have one. It is free and easy to sign up for a PayPal account; visit paypal.com for more information.
Q: What are the tax implications?
A: You must enter your tax information when you register for a FireHow account. FireHow will file a 1099 form with the IRS on your behalf, if you are paid over $10 for the calendar year. A copy of the form will also be sent to you but you must not be subject to backup withholdings in order to qualify for the Writerâ€™s Payment Plan. You are required to file a W9 and pay taxes on your earnings.
Q: Do I retain the rights to my posted articles?
A: Yes. You grant FireHow nonexclusive rights when you register for an account but you still retain ownership of your articles and still have intellectual property rights to them.
Q: How old do I have to be to participate in the WPP?
A: 18 years old.
Q: Do I have to be a resident of the United States?
Q: I signed up but received not confirmation email?
Q: Why are some of my articles not earning any money?
A: Not all of your articles will be popular enough to earn a lot of money. Some articles may bring in a lot of money and others very little. There are many tips posted on the FireHow website which can help you learn how to drive more traffic to your articles.
Q: Are there any agreements I must enter into to participate in the Writerâ€™s Payment Plan?
If you have any other questions please fill out the Contact Us form.