• Content and Copywriting

    What is 4Writers.net?

    4Writers.net is a website where writers can sign up to write essays for pay. What’s the catch? You have to do a test which consists of 10 grammar questions and an essay. Now, if you don’t know me, I’ll let you know right now that I’m against doing any type of work for free. Granted, I could see answering the grammar questions. There’s no way they can use those answers for profit. The essay, on the other hand, could be used whether or not you “pass” the test. this is a common scam used to get free content out of unsuspecting writers. Am I saying that 4Writers.net is a scam? No. I am warning…

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    Comparison of Content Sites in Handy Graph Form

    Ever wonder how contents sites stack up against each other? Kimberly White has figured it all out and has put it in graph form over at Crunchydata.com. The data is for 2010, so it’s current. Click on the link, above, for the facts, but it looks like Associated Content, About.com and Suite 101 top the ranks. This is just the information I’ve been looking for. I’m grateful Kimberly took the time to sort it all out. Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

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    Why Content Writing Isn’t Stealing Pay from “Journalists”

    I was just over reading Felicia A. Williams’ blog and her post about a scathing email she received from a reader. In the email the lady berated her for ever working at Demand Studios. Apparently this lady believes that working for DS and other sites drives down the rate for more “professional writers.” I’ve gotten emails like this and have heard this complaint far and wide by “journalists.” I’m not buying it. That’s like saying if you work for McDonald’s you’re driving down the earnings of a fancy restaurant down the street. Umm. No. McDonald’s serves to a different clientele than the fancy restaurant. The same goes for web writing…