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Fair pay for the amount of work required

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Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

I worked at Demand Media as a contractor (more than a year)

Pros

-Pay. The pay was fair for the amount of work required
-Interesting Work. While some of the article choices were boring, there were often fun and interesting choices to take on

Cons

-Editors were not on the same page, causing confusion and frustration for the writers
-If you're a slow writer, you'll barely make above minimum wage

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get editors on the same page. I have known many writers that have decided to no longer write for your company because of the inconsistent demands of the editors.

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    Extremely Low Pay

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    Former Contractor - Digital Content Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Digital Content Writer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Demand Media as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Time flexibility. Ability to claim yourself as a "published writer".

    Cons

    To research and properly write an article that will make it past the assigned editor, it will take several hours. Most of my articles (decent pace - I'm not slow), averaged me about $1-$2 per hour at best. Most "good" topics get taken once posted, so you waste time watching for opportunities. I tried an article that was supposed to make royalties if "sold" to other sites. I have actually seen it on several websites ...but so far I've been paid about $0.49 TOTAL and that was THREE years ago. It's basically digital content slave labor.

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    I'm embarrassed to put Demand on my resume. People have literally laughed.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Great opportunity if you don't procrastinate!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Demand Media part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Set your own hours
    High pay rate for each written and approved piece
    Work from where you can connect to the Internet
    Easy work

    Cons

    Work isn't always consistent
    There are "droughts" of work that lead to decrease of income

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep titles coming!

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