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    What is 4Writers.net?

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin 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…

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    DMS Slowing Down eHow Production

    Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin Well, the event people have been predicting has finally happened. Demand Media Studios has all but halted the production of eHow articles. In an announcement made last week, DMS said that it will limit the amount of titles produced for the site for the foreseeable future. Titles are restricted to subjects that hasn’t already been covered by eHow. Hmmm, titles that hasn’t already been covered by eHow… Articles on lengthy, in-depth processes that are worth a lot more than $15-$25 a pop. I don’t see many writers spending their time writing for DMS any more. The lure of the fast buck is gone. Share this...FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedin

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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 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…