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) […]

I Take Back Everything I Said About Demand Studios

Though 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 […]

Tricks for Making More Money With Demand Studios

On some forums the other day there was a broo-haha about it being impossible to make money by writing for Demand Studios. Since DS is one of my go-to sites in-between bigger jobs, of course I disagreed. I was told that my posts helped several new writers, so I’ll post them here. On using your real name instead of a pen name: I have been with DS since 2007 and my name has been on all of my articles. I have yet to see an article where your byline isn’t used. I use my real name because I often get […]

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