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"It's flexible work from anywhere on your own schedule."

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I worked at About as a contractor (More than 5 years)

Pros

It's flexible work from anywhere on your own schedule.

Cons

There is little opportunity to increase earnings, with many factors beyond your control.

Advice to Management

writers should be paid for new articles AND pageviews

Other Employee Reviews for About

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great anchor client"

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    Former Contractor - Expert
    Former Contractor - Expert
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    I worked at About as a contractor (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed my time there. Great way to build a platform for topic expertise; responsive technical support staff; easy to operate independently. Was an excellent anchor client to have as a freelancer and some writers are able to make it their primary income.

    Cons

    Surprisingly little editorial feedback; writer agreement/contracts were always in flux; emphasis and need to keep in favor with Google meant publishing requirements (ie. word counts) and social media tactics which weren't ideal for my particular topic.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay has been relatively the same for 8 years. Good freelance gig.

    Cons

    Lots of shake ups in the last couple of years. Feelings of uncertainty undermine one's confidence in putting your heart and soul into this job.

    Advice to Management

    Provide feedback to freelancers. Communicate about changes rather than letting us find out through the system and having to bug support to ask what is going on.

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