• Content and Copywriting

    Is Demand Studios Getting Better?

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin For many writers, you say the words “Demand Studios” and they cringe. For years, DS has been the poster child for content farms, low pay rates, poor editing and headaches. Recently, though, they gained a new editorial staff, so I decided to give them another try. I have to say, I am amazed. They are offering higher paying gigs with well-known publishers. I’ve only run into one editorial glitch, but I think it was due to a new copy editor that hasn’t fully read the article requirements. If you’ve ever written for DS you know what I’m talking about. There aren’t near as many titles, or writers for…

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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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    How to Find Titles at Demand Studios

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Now that Demand Studio’s available titles are down to almost 7,000, I thought I’d share with you a few tips that I use to keep my Work Desk full: Type keywords in the search box that relates to any type of knowledge you may have. For example, if you like to write about sports don’t type in the obvious keywords like baseball, football and soccer. Instead, type in kick, pitch, ball, cleats, etc.  Be willing to write about things you don’t know much about. The key to writing a good article without a lot of research is to choose titles that are relativity simple. I don’t know a lot about costume makeup, but…

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    Demand Media Studios Cuts Writers

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin If you haven’t checked into your DMS account lately, maybe you should. From what I understand, Demand Media Studios just cut a huge number of writers from their system and put many of them on probation in the Writer Development Program. I myself hardly ever go into the forums because it’s usually a lot of complaining about copy editors. My account is fine, too, so I didn’t know there was anything wrong. Today I had heard a rumor, though, that something big was going down so I checked in. Writers are in a tizzy to say the least. From what I gather, writers with a grammar and research scores under…

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    Tricks for Making More Money With Demand Studios

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinThough I don’t promote using Demand Media Studios (also known as Demand Studios and DS) as a full-time gig, it is great for when your freelance assignments are at a trickle. That’s what I’ve been using it for over the past few years. The trick to making decent DS income is to find titles quickly and write them quickly. Here are some of my tips: Make use of the “Save Searches” function. Choose what format you like and the rate, then use a certain keyword to find titles and save it. You can save up to 20 searches. This saves time because you can just click a link to bring up…