Monthly Archives: August 2010

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So if you’ve been following my posts for the past couple of days, Demand Studios on the Way Out? and  More on Demand Studio’s Finances, you probably saw that I talked about my thread  over at the DS forums being closed. I got an IM from someone at DS saying that they must delete any posts about them going public according to SEC rules. So if the SEC says that DS can’t talk about their IPO the writers on the forums can’t either? I’m not sure that jives. What do you think?

Another Update on Demand Studios

Yesterday I wrote about how Demand Media is hemorrhaging money. For those of you that want to read more about the situation, here is another informative article I found over at All Things Digital. I also went onto the DS forums to see what people where saying about the situation. One brave DS writer posted links to some articles and he was instantly branded a “fear monger” and a pot stirrer. Most of the writers have decided that all media outlets are jealous of Demand Media’s success and is making up lies to make the company look bad. Do what now? You know, I’ve […]

More on Demand Studios Finances

I read something shocking today about the owner of Demand Studios. Most of us have heard that DS is the leader of internet content and that instantly produces visions of $$$. But, according to CNN Money’s article Unprofitalble Demand Media Files for IPO, they have never made a profit. In fact, here are the exact stats from the article: “Demand Media lost $22 million last year, and in the first six months of this year, it posted a $6 million loss on sales of $114 million. As of June 30, the company had a remaining cash supply of $34 million. […]

Demand Studios on the Way Out?

Every writer should have some tricks up their sleeve to make their job easier. Over the years I have amassed a huge collection of links to sites that offer free tools for writers. Here they are: Survey Maker- Survey Monkey “To Be” Verb Finder Brainstorming Tool Query Tracker Plagiarism Checker Keyword Suggestion Tool URL Shortener Citation Machine Google Adwords

Hacks and Free Tools for Writers

A while back I wrote about the tweet for money site MyLikes. I thought I’d update on how I’m doing with the site. Well, imagine my surprise when I receive a PayPal payment out of the blue from MyLikes. I had only tweeted two ads and thought that I’d see how many pennies they made. Those two tweets added up to more than $2. What shocked me even more is that there isn’t a payout threshold like with Sponsored Tweets.  Needless to say, I’ve tweeted several more paid tweets since then. I’ll keep you updated. Here is a link to my other post about tweeting […]

Update on MyLikes Review