Content and Copywriting

Why I Still Write for Suite 101

After Panda, Suite 101 face-planted into the asphalt of the Google highway. Many of my writer friends there quit or just stopped writing. Some went on to create websites and blogs specifically aimed at roasting Suite.
Me? I stayed.
My reasons may not make sense to everyone, but I’ll share them anyway:

I still make a decent chunk of change there.
My earnings are steadily going up and are almost back to pre-Panda days.
I am now what Suite calls a “Topic Editor.” I’m over two sections, Mixed Media Arts and Painting/Drawing. The position only pays $.5 an article, but I don’t really do any major editing. I scan over the article, tweak a few things that need fixing and make sure that there is nothing majorly wrong with the article. If there is I boot the article up to the section editor. The process takes just a couple of minutes. 
Plus, I have over 300 articles at Suite and I’ve been there since 2006. Kinda hard to let go.

I've been a DIY, lifestyle, tech and health writer for two decades. Dang, that makes me sound old...Anywhoo, feel free to follow me on Twitter. I'm @alinabradford. Real original handle, huh?


  • Alina Bradford

    I really believe that freelancers should have their fingers in as many pies as possible. When you think that you have too much work is when you have just the right amount.You never know when one will end.

  • Peg

    Good to know you're still doing well at Suite, Alina. I haven't written anything there in months but have seen my income gradually going back up so am reconsidering adding some new content in addition to Squidoo and AC where I've been writing more lately. It's good to keep several baskets in play instead of just filling one online writing basket.

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