Demand Media

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Not a lot of work and rates are dismal

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Former Employee - Freelance Writer
Former Employee - Freelance Writer

I worked at Demand Media as a contractor (more than 3 years)

Pros

Make your own schedule
Work from home

Cons

Did not make enough to keep working there.
Editors can be real jerks, sometimes they change and publish the work under your name without your consent. Not just small mistakes but sometimes they rewrite the entire body of work and publish it under YOUR NAME~ wish I would have used a pen name.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the writers. Editors are not God!

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Fair pay for the amount of work required

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Demand Media as a contractor (more than an 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Extremely Low Pay

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

    I worked at Demand Media as a contractor (less than an 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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