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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)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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.

Advice to Management

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep titles coming!


  2. Demand Media: Great Company, Great Pay, Great Opportunity

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    Current Contractor - Freelance
    Current Contractor - Freelance

    I have been working at Demand Media as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work 24/7, pick your titles so you write what you are interested in and what you know You can work anytime day or night, save data and finish assignment later. You have one week to finish each assignment. You can go months without writing and not get dropped, as long as you produce quality articles. They pay twice a week for finished material that has been approved.

    Cons

    If you do not have much education you may have difficulty getting enough assignments to write. You have to be approved to write about topics. It took months to get approved for parenting because so many freelancers were eligible, but it only took less than an hour to get approved for accounting topics.

    Advice to Management

    Please start offering more revenue share articles...


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