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Is Demand Studios Worth Your Time?

After a few weeks on Associated Content, Constant Content, Demand Studios, and Suite101, I would like to share my initial experience of these sites with you. This is the third article in a series of four articles that closely examines each of these sites. This article takes a look at Demand Studios.

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In addition to Triond, I’ve been dabbling with other freelance writing sites to see if any are good opportunities. I’ve absolutely loved writing for Triond because of the freedom writers have to write on any topic we want, in any format we want, but the pay is low (and pathetically low at first). I’m finding that on most other sites, you run up against the same difficulties. You need to put a lot of effort into these sites to make them worthwhile.

The first article in this three-article series, which surveys freelance sites, reviewed Associated Content. The second article reviewed Constant Content. And now, this third article examines Demand Studios.

Demand Studios

Of all the freelance sites I’ve dabbled with, Demand Studios offers the biggest monetary compensation–at least initially. Articles pay $5, $7.50, $15.00, and $20.00. The $20.00 topics aren’t available to me, but I’ve heard rumors that they are available for expert writers to claim.

Demand Studios requires that you submit an online application with writing samples to be approved as a writer. The downside is that Demand Studios only gives you one shot to be accepted. If you’re not accepted on the first try, you can’t reapply. In addition to work for writers, Demand Studios also has jobs for copyeditors, experts, filmmakers, title proofers, and transcribers.

Demand Studios looks promising, no? Well, yes, it is in many ways. But it also has problems. The main problem with Demand Studios is that the article topics are often specialized, obscure, and/or off the wall. Here are some actual titles from Demand Studios:

  • How Does an Amalgam Separator Work to Remove the Mercury From Dental Fillings?
  • Tri Star Vacuum Repair
  • How to Kill Second Generation Roaches

Demand Studios does not supply any guidance about what information they would like covered in the articles. The writer is responsible for figuring this out.

Demand Studios also has an extensive master style guide, as well as mini style guides for each type of article, that writers must follow. These style guides are quite overwhelming and daunting to wrap your mind around at first.

The other thing you should be aware of with Demand Studios is that all articles are reviewed by a copyeditor. The copyeditor can send back your articles for rewrites. When this happens, you are given one chance to make the requested changes and resubmit. If the article is not up to snuff on the second go around, the article is rejected.

Summing Up

Demand Studios offers quite high payments for articles–at least higher than what is offered on other freelance sites. The downside is you must write articles that are suggested by Demand Studios; you can’t choose your own topics. These articles are often on specialized and/or bizarre topics that require a lot of research. I think with continued effort, it would be possible to cut the time it takes to write Demand Studios articles, but initially articles can be very time consuming and challenging.

You might also like the other articles in this series:

Is Associated Content Worth Your Time?

Is Constant Content Worth Your Time?

Is Suite101 Worth Your Time?


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46 Responses to “Is Demand Studios Worth Your Time?”
  • cutedrishti8
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:42 am

    thanks for the information about this site

  • Darla Beck
    October 23rd, 2009 at 8:07 am

    I’d never heard of Demand Studios. I think I’ll just stick with Triond.

  • DeborahLawwill
    October 23rd, 2009 at 8:51 am

    I’m currently working with Demand Studios and I have a much more negative opinion of them. The copy editors always seem to be on a “power trip” and can request rewrites for silly reasons. Unfortunately until I can find another steady gig that pays more than a couple bucks an article, they are 25% of my income. Thankfully, that’s all they are. I wouldn’t want to give them any more of my time and even 25% seems a bit much. But unfortunately, I do need to make a living. And there are no jobs where I live. I’m sure as hell not dancing in a club cuz that’s about all there is where I live lol Anyways, my advice is to just not rely on them too much. They are highly unreliable…

  • Vikram Chhabra
    October 23rd, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Thanks for the info!

  • Lostash
    October 23rd, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Writing shouldn’t be this much hard work, probably one to avoid.

  • Frances Lawrence
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Very helpful information, thank you/

  • Melody SJAL
    October 23rd, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks for this informative piece.

  • Paul Griffiths
    October 24th, 2009 at 12:20 am

    I don’t get the point. I could probably write 5 articles for Triond in the time it would take me to write one for Demand Studios. I can’t see someone making more overall there than here. It certainly doesn’t sound as enjoyable.

    Plus, since they’re paying you a flat rate and no royalties, does that mean you are giving them the rights to your work? If I post on Triond, I can use that same article elsewhere, edit it, or do whatever I like with it. If I can’t do that on Demand Studios then that’s a huge negative.

    I’m glad you’re doing this so that I don’t have to. It seems to me like Triond is the best of these types of sites even though I make fun of it. :)

  • J J Neuman
    October 24th, 2009 at 5:49 am

    Thanks for the research and info on Demand Studios….sounds way too rigid for me…

  • WriteEditSeek
    October 24th, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Yes, you do sell full rights to Demand Studios. The benefit is the high upfront payment, which you don’t get on any of these other sites. My experience with Demand Studios has been OK so far. I got my first payment. The articles are just a lot of work to write. I don’t know if it’s because I’m a newbie and am learning the ropes or if the articles will always be very difficult. I’ve read of others cranking them out in 30 minutes. I have no clue how this would be possible.

  • DeborahLawwill
    October 24th, 2009 at 11:46 am

    I actually take back my last comment. I have completely stopped writing for them altogether. They’re REALLY awful! They run you around, nitpick at every stupid thing, and waste your time. The more you write for them the MORE they nitpick! They actually try to get out of paying their writer’s this way! It’s horrible. I hated my experience with them and WILL NEVER write for them again. Trust me, they are an awful company.

  • Morpheus
    October 24th, 2009 at 12:32 pm

    I have to agree with Deborah (I’ve seen you in the forum by the way). DemandStudios (aka DS) is a horrible content mill site. It might qualify as OK if it weren’t for the two-bit reviewers who act like they guard the gates to heaven. As one of those writers who has written for them extensively (over 600 articles) I can tell you that the $20 article titles are even worse than the $5 articles titles (like: How to beat the stock market in 2 days [you shouldn't be writing if you know how to do that]). Recently, I was accused of plagiarism (on my own work, by the way). Of course they’ve “allowed” me to continue writing (read: making money) for them, but my pride just won’t let me do it. Had I come across a post like this, I would never have committed so much time and energy to the effort. My advice is to stay far away–like nevernever land far away–from them. I’m still having nightmares with little DS reviewers running behind me with sticks, rocks, and pitchforks. You’ve been warend!

  • Morpheus
    October 24th, 2009 at 12:38 pm

    I have to agree with Deborah (Ive seen you in the forum by the way). DemandStudios (aka DS) is a horrible content mill site. It might qualify as OK if it were not for the two-bit reviewers who act like they guard the gates to heaven. As one of those writers who has written for them extensively (over 600 articles) I can tell you that the $20 article titles are even worse than the $5 articles titles (like: How to beat the stock market in 2 days [you should not be writing if you know how to do that]). Recently, I was accused of plagiarism (on my own work, by the way). Of course they have “allowed” me to continue writing (read: making money) for them, but my pride just won’t let me do it. Had I come across a post like this, I would never have committed so much time and energy to the effort. My advice is to stay far away–like nevernever land far away–from them. Im still having nightmares with little DS reviewers running behind me with sticks, rocks, and pitchforks. You have been warned!

  • WriteEditSeek
    October 24th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Deborah and Morpheus — Ugh, I was already having some doubts about DS, but your experiences have made me really concerned. I’ve got one DS assignment out right now. I think I’ll finish that and then probably look elsewhere for work. Do either of you have experience with Suite101? I’ve published one article there so far. It’s too early to see if it’s going to be a viable opportunity.

  • DeborahLawwill
    October 24th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    @Morpheus

    LOL For some odd reason I have similar thoughts of them, sprouting horns and such. You can read my review of them at http://angelicwarrior.wordpress.com/2009/10/24/demand-studios-helping-to-destroy-the-industry/

    @WES

    Yes, I have experience with Suite101. The editors there are much more experienced and the rules are far less rigid. It’s a residual earning site but if you are a decent writer and have knowledge you’d like to share with others, I recommend them. You can write on any topic you’d like but you must write 10 articles for them in three months. So far, I’ve earned more from them than Triond (with less effort). I’m very satisfied with Suite.

  • Howie
    October 24th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Have you considered writing for Info Barrel?

  • lillyrose
    November 3rd, 2009 at 11:29 am

    Thanks for putting out this article, I was thinking of trying of trying a couple of new writing sites but I am not sure where to go! this helped a lot!

  • Pete
    November 11th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Another thing about DS is that they have some very powerful plaigerism checkers that imo go overboard especially on medical related articles and vitamins.

  • T.Rex McGoogle
    November 15th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I learned a lot about these sites from reading your article. And from what I can see they don’t pay enough for their demands.
    Not worth the time.

  • M.
    December 30th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Good article. My experience with Demand Studios is somewhat different. I experimented with the site, spending about 6 hours a day writing for them only, and was able to make a little over $1,000 in my first week. (I worked 6 days) I do have access to the $20 articles, though I focus on the $15 ones. Most of my edits have been brief, but some editors have asked for changes I thought was too much, so I didn’t do them. For $15 an article, I expect to spend 30 mins or less. I pick articles who’s subjects I’m familiar with, ones I can write quickly and provide easy links. Quality is middling at best, but all but 2 of my articles have been accepted for publication.

  • Netty net
    January 7th, 2010 at 8:29 am

    I like Triond and I haven’t heard of Demand Studios.

  • Jennifer Green
    January 18th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Writing for Demand Studios is hard work for what little you get paid and some of the editors definitely are on a power trip. Doing some of these articles can be good if you need quick cash, but I wouldn’t rely on it for a large chunk of your income. Plus, it’s tedious work and can make a big dent in your creativity. I’d avoid them if you can, but if you can’t, use a pseudonym.

  • writer
    February 7th, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Though I have considered writing for DS, I cannot help but be swayed by what they are doing at their associated company, eHow. Many DS writers have their work published on eHow. When I hear of them running power and sending back crazy edits, it makes me wonder how they got to the top of content.

    Their stealing content from the writers on eHow gives enough food for thought that perhaps the people behind the scenes are less than ethical.

  • MSB
    February 20th, 2010 at 5:11 am

    Your review is very fair. I’ve been writing for DS for over 1 1/2 years now. It’s not great but it works for some people, and is particularly good in a pinch.

    Why I like it: I have many other responsibilities, I only work part time anyway. I like the convenience of working from home, setting my own hours and doing something creative that I like to do (writing). For me, it beats working at a call center or being someone’s receptionist, which is what I’d probably be doing if it weren’t for DS and other content companies. I like that I don’t have to look for work– right now my family life absorbs me with homeschooling, one child having special needs– and frankly I like just going up to DS’s website and plucking up some work, as much as I want or need, knowing I’ll be paid for it next week. I don’t have the time or energy (or the ability to wait for it to pay off) to pursue writing a novel, or researching markets and sending out endless queries, trying to break into higher paying markets. I tried that for a while, hated doing it, it drained me too much and wasn’t happening fast enough for my needs, which is why I turned to quick & easy content writing in the first place. Maybe someday I’ll have more time to devote to a full time writing career and set my goals higher; right now I just need work sometimes, and I like to write, so it fits.

    That said, they are getting stricter and stricter at DS, making more and more demands on writers, causing articles to take more time and effort to write, yet they are not compensating any better than they were a year ago. Not that I’m really complaining– they have a right to demand whatever they want, and I have a right to work for them or not work for them. So I have begun to look elsewhere, because DS is getting tedious. Up until recently, however, it’s been very convenient for my situation.

  • Emily Lambert
    February 28th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    I want to clear some things up about Demand Studios. Everyone seems to have negative views but the information presented in this article about Demand Studios is inaccurate. I have been working with DS for almost three years now and they have been terrific.

    The article states, “Demand Studios does not supply any guidance about what information they would like covered in the articles. The writer is responsible for figuring this out.”

    That is incorrect. Demand Studios provides writers with a forum, help desk (where you send questions, concerns, site glitches, etc. to the big guys) and a Resource Center where they can read Style-Guides and other helpful tip sheets.

    The article also states, “The downside is you must write articles that are suggested by Demand Studios; you can’t choose your own topics.”

    False. Demand Studios allows writers to suggest their own titles for “how-to” articles that are worth $5. The title of the article will be reviewed and either accepted or rejected. After it is accepted, it will go directly into your queue so that you may begin working on it.

    To clear up payment, Demand Studios pays $3.00 for tip sheets, $7.50 for fact sheets, $15.00 for “about” articles, “how-to” articles, “lists”, and $5.00 for any accepted article that you suggest. They sometimes offer $20.00 articles. You are paid twice a week via PayPal on Tuesdays and Fridays. On Tuesday, you are paid for reviewed and accepted work completed between Thursday and Sunday. On Fridays, you are paid for reviewed and accepted work completed between Monday and Wednesday.

    Demand Studios should be treated more like a job than freelance work (although you do set your own schedule) if you want to keep at it and earn a steady income. If you go through the forums, you’ll see that there are writers making over $800 every week. Me? Well, I make an effort to pull in at least $100 extra dollars a week but I’ve been known to rake in $330 every now and then. Thing is, I don’t treat it like a job. I treat it like “when-I-wanna-do-it” work.

    Another bonus: Demand Studios has health insurance options! That’s right. Now, it’s not that great, but if you don’t have any health insurance, you should look into it.

    As for royalties, Demand Studios offers “Revenue Share” articles and for these, you are paid royalties, however, you only earn on the piece for for five years. After that, it belongs to Demand Studios. The up-side of this is that although DS owns the piece, you are still recognized as the author. You see, Demand Studios writers write the articles and DS publishes them on sites like e-How, Travel.com, Livestrong, Answerbag and more. Your bio is written below your article for all readers to see. Demand Studios OWNS the piece, but you still get credit for writing it, so it’s not a complete loss.

    @Deborah: They nitpick because their articles are to be very precise and professional. I don’t recall DS every “running me around.” In fact, I don’t think it’s possible. It’s freelance work. You set your own schedule, you write articles, deal with the copy-editors and make cash.

    Also, you said that DS tries to avoid paying it’s writers.

    In all of the three years that I’ve been writing for Demand Studios, I have been paid for every single article that I’ve written. The only issue with them as far as payment goes was when there was a glitch in the system that made our royalty payments show up on our “Work Desk” screens as more than they actually were. How did Demand Studios fix this? They paid us the higher amount to avoid confusion.

    I love Demand Studios, but I do agree that you need patience. Sometimes we get new copy-editors that aren’t familiar with our system and how things work so things get frustrating. And yeah, there are glitches, as with every site, but they are fixed almost immediately.

    My only complaint about working with DS is that because we’re all self-employed, at the end of the year, we have to pay taxes out-of-pocket if we don’t save enough throughout the year…DS doesn’t take taxes out of our income.

  • TREX
    April 6th, 2010 at 8:02 am

    * How Does an Amalgam Separator Work to Remove the Mercury From Dental Fillings?
    * Tri Star Vacuum Repair
    * How to Kill Second Generation Roaches

    These are pretty straightforward titles for me,and I would know exactly what to write about.However,I have problems with articles that come with guidance and specifications because most of the time,the owner does not explain properly and this limits what you can write about.

  • Anuradha Ramkumar
    April 6th, 2010 at 8:14 am

    It was a nice review. fortunately, DS doesn’t accept international writers and hence no idea on how they work.

  • jesse futch
    April 9th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Emily,
    You are right. DS gives A LOT of information and direction for the writers. The copy editors are “edited” themselves so the “power trip” comment above is very inaccurate as well. They would be removed from the program the first time they rejected an article for arbitrary reasons. To those who say they can write 5 Triond article in the time it takes to write one DS article: you should seek out a different profession. I generally write a DS article in about 10-15 minutes and make $15 for it! I can claim 15 articles at a time and I fill my queue about 3 times per week. Do the math, it’s good money. Also to those who say you sell the rights to your articles, you are forgetting about the RevShare options. You can accept flat fee articles, then turn around and “create content” of your own and get two streams of VERY steady income coming from DS, both revenue share and flat fees.
    Demand Studios is what you make it. If you are easily offended by an editor’s comments, it is definitely not the place for you. They just want quality content to ensure their investment is worth the money. If you do not want editors reviewing your content, go to Hubpages.

  • r.b.
    April 14th, 2010 at 4:16 am

    all the DS defenders, you need to brush up on your math skills. Not all of the topics are easy like “hotels in sedona, arizona” (which by the way was an actual article. Some articles I’ve written have taken me 20 mins, others have taken me 1-2 hours only to find that there was no way I could continue writing it. That’s 2 hours wasted. It may seem like a lot of money to pay per article, but when you add the time of research and posting on forums to clarify titles—-you’re actually make $2.00 an article!

    Why do I do this? I’m trying to make extra cash for a vacation coming up…but that’s all it’s good for extra cash. If you’re looking for a career…look elsewhere..luckily I have a side business I depend on for the majority of my income.

    I’ve gotten frustrated with CEs in the beginning, and I’ll get 1-2 rewrites a week but they’re simple things like forgetting to write a caption. What’s frustrating me lately are the plagiarism flags and the off the wall and impossible titles.

  • Lauren Axelrod
    April 16th, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    I’m a student, and although $5.00 to $20.00 sounds appealing writing for DS, which I write for already, blogging makes more money. I write for about 10 sites now and I average $64.00 for 200 words(reviews) on my blogs. One is a pagerank of 6, the other is a PR 4. I mean, you can beat those numbers for blogging. Online writing is a hobby for me, but blogging pays my bills.

  • Maverick
    May 29th, 2010 at 10:25 am

    Writing for Demand Studios feels like you are back in High School again confronting an annoying teacher.I have only written one article for them and I am planning to scam them.I do not care about being fired and I am not proud of them anyway.

  • ds editor
    August 30th, 2010 at 6:55 am

    As a DS editor, I can give a little perspective on how things look from \”the other side.\” We, like you, are doing our best to follow the guidelines we\’ve been provided, because, like you, our work is regularly evaluated and our continued employment with DS depends on us meeting expectations. I feel editors\’ work should be evaluated more frequently; I\’ve been editing for them for four months and have had only one evaluation. But believe me, if I make decisions that seem capricious or overly harsh, or that go against the standards set out by DS, I hear about it.

    I think the rewrite/appeal system is one of the strengths of DS, and I would think writers would like it too. Editors make mistakes, just like writers. We\’re not always right. But at least now you have an opportunity to get a second opinion. I just had a rewrite overturned, and I respect the editors\’ decision to do that.

    As an editor, my advice to writers is: choose your stories carefully so you don\’t get stuck with a loser (i.e., research them a bit BEFORE you claim them — so you don\’t spend \”1-2 hours only to find that there was no way I could continue writing it,\” like r.s.); follow the format (i.e., don\’t write a How To article if you\’re asked to write an About article) and, above all, keep your copy clean. I realize if you\’re cranking out a lot of articles, there will be typos now and then, but trust me, a typo-laden introduction is enough to have me scrutinize the rest of the article extra carefully — because it\’s obvious the author put the minimum possible effort into writing it. I almost always find a way to approve clean copy that\’s written with at least a minimum of common sense.

  • j.v.
    September 2nd, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    I’d like to hear how anyone gets paid by Demand Studios. They agreed on a price for my article, but never explained the game up front. I never did find it to identify it as mine; therefore, never got paid for it. For me, the unnecessary game play wasn’t worth the price of ever writing for them again.

  • Sylvester
    September 3rd, 2010 at 8:38 am

    This is helpful information. It would be very frustrating to put the time into an article, having to do a rewrite and then having it rejected.

    This thorough treatment should help many writers to decide if they want to invest the effort with Demand Studios.

    Incidentally, what are minimum word counts?

  • Demand Studios Writer Eric
    September 14th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Demand has their issues, but it’s not a bad place to make a quick cash grab when you need it. There are issues and frustrations like with any job but if you know how to play the system you can do alright. Just my two cents.

  • Jan
    September 18th, 2010 at 1:11 am

    I’ve written for Demand Studio for about 3 months now and they really aren’t as unreasonable as it sounds here. I agree the article titles can be pretty wierd, but I just keep scrolling through them until I reach one that sounds logical.

    I actually like the defined formats and after a few tries it is easier to get it right. I have found the editors reasonable and helpful and I even got a third try when I needed it.

    I have written $25, $20, $15, and $7.50 articles and had all of them published. I wasn’t sure if I’d like giving up performance revenue like I get at Associated Content and Suite 101, but the larger upfront payments made me feel better. It is easy to rank up revenue in Demand Studios at $25 or $20 a pop for a 400 word article. And I find picking a topic great….I dont’ ever have to sit down with writer’s block!

    Another cool thing in Demand Studios is the Answerbag topics. For this you answer a question for around $3.00 in 50 words or less. Even thought that isn’t much, i usually claim 10 at a time and research and write them whenever I have a limited amount of time. the key is not to get carried away by research and extraneous things like finding that exact picture! Oh! speaking of pictures, Demand Studios has its own database of pictures, so that saves you from searching through Wikimedia Commons or Morguefile.

    I give Demand Studios a thumbs up!

  • Eileen
    September 28th, 2010 at 10:48 am

    I’ve been writing for DS for a year and I’ve had really good experiences there. If you have experience and/or an educational background in a particular topic, writing articles for them can go quickly. My biggest time investment was studying and learning their editorial requirements. I have a good background in healthcare and write mostly healthcare articles, which go quickly for me. And they now also have some $30 articles available, which makes it easy for me to earn some necessary money quickly.

  • paulrance
    October 1st, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    It took me ages to get my bio approved on DS, but that’s been my only problem with them. 6 out of 7 articles have been accepted so far, and though there was one ed being overly picky, you’ve got to take that on the chin. You can’t please all of the people all of the time. It’s crucial to write on subjects you know about, and $100 a week would be pretty easy to earn for a decent writer, as that’d only be seven 400-500 word articles in a week, at $15 each. Full time, and you could earn hundreds. The only downside is over rights, but no one’s aiming to write works of genius here. Save that for places where you keep the rights.

  • StudioKnow
    November 20th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Finding decent titles can be a major hassle with DS. At the moment, the title generator seems to have a fetish for things like “How Many Calories Are There in a Coconut” and “Morris Minor V8 Specifications.” Pretty bleak, unless you’re a former weight-loss champion with an encyclopedic knowledge of cars.

  • cyrilla
    November 30th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    I’ve done a lot of writing for Demand Studios. While it’s true that they pay regularly and on time, it takes me a couple of hours to write an article. Every article has to be researched–which is what takes up the time. If you include fewer than 3 references and fail to include at least one resource, your score goes down (yes, they score you). If your score goes down, no $20 articles.

    Also, the editing is inconsistent–sometimes the CEs demand changes that are counter to DS guidelines. If you write lower paying articles, you get new CEs who apparently make up the rules as they go along. The fact that they are reviewed isn’t particularly helpful, given that the turnover is high and new CEs always abound.

    Moreover, a lot of people in the forum love to brag about how many articles they write–but then you find out they’re on food stamps or living with their parents because, in truth, they don’t make enough to live on. Or they constantly complain about all their rejects and low scores–the result of cranking out crap.

    And yes, a lot of the titles are ridiculous.

  • anndavey650
    January 18th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Really enjoyed reading all the articles on this series… now having a go at Constant Content and I’m finding it much harder than expected – I think I’m beginning to see why!

  • The Londoneer
    May 4th, 2011 at 5:27 am

    When writing for content sites many people, including people contributing to this thread, clearly consider their time to be worth virtually nothing. If an article takes several hours to research and write and pays out $20, surely you’d be better off flipping burgers – it pays better!

  • Nicole
    May 16th, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I think it depends on the writer, your style, and method. I’m a professional writer, but use a pen name for Demand Studios. I only pick titles I know I can write quickly and with little research. I can usually do one in about 45 minutes, sometimes less depending on the topic. For me, earning $20-$30 an hour for work I can do at home is a necessity to make ends meets and allows me to continue being self-employed.

    BUT I use a pen name for a reason. I don’t think their method provides any significant quality for the writer or its audience. The exception would be a beginning writer honing his/her craft.

    I think there are plenty of qualified and talented writers who get turned down by Demand Studios, or find themselves making $5 an hour. But not because they’re not good writers, but because it’s hard to format yourself to meet their needs. If you’re not getting the hang of it in a month, it’s not really worth it. I see this as a way to earn a decent hourly wage, NOT as a feather in my portfolio.

  • Nicole
    May 16th, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    And one more thing… you need to understand the content mill concept is basically to attract advertiser and pay-per-click views. It’s not to provide top-notch content.

  • bang goes the knighthood
    October 28th, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I agree Nicole, but the way Google keep changing their algorithms, the only way to attract advertisers is by providing top-notch content. I used to write my own but now i can’t compete and have to use content farms. Also, i need multi-lingual content, so these farms are vital for some one who can only speak English. Places like texbroker and independent publishing are great for authors and clients alike as they get the job done. As for the titles being ridiculous, that is more the fault of the client rather than the compay itself.

  • Noni
    March 20th, 2012 at 7:15 am

    These are possibly the worst 4 site reviews I have ever read. You don’t understand how content writing works at all. You have to build a library of work before you can make any money. Is it worth it at first? It may not look like it, but once you have enough articles, it may be worth it, because it can help you get other, better paying work. I have no idea who you are or what you’re doing now, but since you dismissed so many revenue sites upfront because they did not pay you enough, hopefully, you’ve found something that pays hourly. Freelance writing obviously isn’t for you.

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