Yes you are paid via PayPal for sharing your articles. Payment is in proportion to the number of people who read your articles.
The CPM (Clicks Per Month) 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.
You can view your account balance on by clicking on "My Account".
See 'Awards' and 'What are Supporters?' in the FAQ for other ways to earn in addition to CPM.
To request payment first enter your payment information on your settings page.
Payments are made using PayPal, however Australian residents can also opt to be paid by bank transfer.
On the first of each month if your balance is over AU$50 an account is created and placed on your Accounts page.
Go to 'My Account'
Monthly Accounts highlighted in yellow.
Go to 'details'
Go to 'Request Payment'
Payment is then 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.
Maximum monthly payout at this stage is $75 - any balance carries over to the following month.
For those not living in Australia: On your settings page in the 'ABN' field type in 'Non Resident' to receive payments larger than $75