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"Good opportunity for writers to beef up portfolios."

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Former Employee - Web Content Writer
Former Employee - Web Content Writer
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Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Demand Media part-time (Less than a year)

Pros

You get paid as quickly as you write articles.
Plenty of topics to choose from -- there's something for everyone.
Good way to beef up your writing portfolio.
Good way to get feedback from editors about your writing.

Cons

No royalties paid -- once you're paid, that's it, no matter how popular an article becomes.
Image selection can be difficult/dry (at least when I was writing for them--this may have changed).
Topic availability can dry up on occasion.

Other Employee Reviews for Demand Media

  1. "From the freelancing side."

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Demand Media as a contractor

    Pros

    Very consistent with pay schedule-if something goes wrong, they do try to fix it and pay on time. Section editors are very responsive, and they are trying to ensure the articles written make sense and are things people would want to read. They try to bridge the editor-writer divide and listen to both.

    Cons

    Like all freelancing, inconsistent levels of work; sudden changes that are not always what you thought they would be. Take a wait-and-see approach to any news they have about changes rather than assuming the changes will be wonderful. Planning long-term can be difficult. You'll see people in the forum constantly say you have to have other clients, and this is very true. Freelancing for Demand has become more like freelancing for other outlets in that the days of thousands of articles are gone.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "On the way up!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great content, working with industry leaders.

    Cons

    I would like to see more cross channel team work.

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