I’ve been writing for eHow through Demand Studios for a couple months now. The last time I checked I had written 94 articles for them which translates to $1,410. That sounds pretty good, except that I’m a real believer in residual income. Writing for Demand Studios means that if I want to earn another $1,410, I need to write 94 more articles.
In my never-ending search for better ways to earn money I came across My Work at Home Mom Blog. Similar to my experience with eHow, the blog owner, Maria O’Brien, started out writing for eHow through an outfit called The Writers Research Group.
The Writers Research Group was my intro to eHow. Although they provide content for sites other than eHow, as with Demand Studios, I wrote exclusively on the eHow project. They paid less than Demand Studios. Their rate was $10 per article and an additional $1 if you suggested an approved title. The other difference is that they didn’t pay weekly. They paid 60 days later.
Back to eHow
Maria O’Brien is now writing for eHow and earning compensation through the eHow Writers Compensation Program. In essence, you write the “How to” article under your username and get paid based on traffic, ad revenue, article popularity and so on. The idea is similar to that used on Suite 101, Associated Content, Bukisa and other shared revenue content sites.
The difference that I see here is that Maria is doing well residually writing for eHow. If you read her blog, you’ll see that her earnings have increased steadily each month. In June it was around $400, in July around $500 and $600 in the month of August. I’m sure you see the trend here.
Don’t have to hit me with a brick
My mom didn’t raise a fool. I decided to sign up for an eHow account and try writing articles directly under my eHow user name.
What I like about writing for eHow directly is that my articles are approved instantaneously. No waiting for a week or so for an editor to approve my article.
Terms and Conditions Violation?
I read through the terms and conditions to see if I was violating anything by having dual accounts. I couldn’t find anything so I decided to write to Demand Studios to ask the question.
Here’s the response:
Please refer to this blog post. If you have more questions, let me know. You can do both, but the accounts must be separate.
In essence, writers can write for both Demand Studios and eHow as long as the accounts are not combined.
What are you waiting for? If you write for Demand Studios, why not try writing for eHow directly and build a residual income stream?
(To see how much I’ve made on eHow so far check out my post: My eHow Experiment)