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    I Take Back Everything I Said About Demand Studios

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin In this previous post, I told you how Demand Studios was so much better than it used to be. I take it all back. After working with them again for several months, I’ve found that DS is still just as messed up as everyone remembers. They say they want quality articles, but the truth is they don’t have the slightest idea what quality is. To test my theory, I decided to contact experts to get information and quotes for the topics I was writing about. As anyone who’s gone to journalism school or worked for print publications (and almost anyone else) knows, expert interviews are one of the best…

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    Demand Studios Changes Payment Policy

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin For any of you writers out there that still creates articles for Demand Studios, I have some news. Demand has changed their payment policy. Here is what they posted in the forums: Hello everyone, As you already know, Demand Media Studios has been expanding to include writers, editors and translators in Latin America for the growing eHow Espanol site. As the Studio community grows to include additional roles in new parts of the world, we have needed to review and update our current practices to best support our international community. As such, starting June 5 we are making a change to the way payments are transmitted by the…

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    What is Remilon?

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin I know a lot of freelance writers are looking for gigs that are like Demand Media, but have a better editorial department and nicer reputation, while still paying upfront for articles. Remilon is a website that pays upfront for articles and has a great reputation. Here are a few facts about the company: Writers are paid by-the-hour  They specialize in education articles Currently, they have over 200 writers Remilon pays twice a month through PayPal They produce around 2,000 articles per month Pay is $8 per hour and up Freelance writers must do 15 hours of work per week A test article is required before acceptance, but you are…

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    How to Replace Demand Media Studios?

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Lately I have been writing a lot for Demand Media Studios. Here’s why: They pay twice a week I can make $30 an hour or more The articles can be written using very little brain power I can do $100 worth of work in a few hours and spend the rest of the day working on my ebook, blogs or websites There have been rumors swirling, though, that DMS is having financial trouble and won’t be able to last much longer. So, after tapering off for a few weeks, I’m back to the client hunt so I can keep more eggs in my basket (I have several clients other…

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    Demand Media Tanking or Just Tapering Off? You Decide

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin You may have read my earlier post on the mass firings done at Demand Media a while back. Well, it looks like the reason for all of the firings is clear. I checked the queue for available assignments and it’s down to 13,000. (Note that this 13,000 includes all of the special sections I am cleared for.) This may sound like a lot, but probably 90% of those articles can’t be written by 99% of the population. With there being very little work, there isn’t a need for as many writers. The downsizing may be due to the fact that DM’s stocks are crashing. At last check, a share was only worth around $9.…