The other day I received an e-mail from Demand Studios asking me to update my bio. I had received a similar request before and chose to ignore it since I had not been writing for Demand Studios and didn’t see a need to update my bio.
Just for grins, I opened the e-mail expecting to find an ultimatum of “update or leave,” but I was surprised with the type of ultimatum I received. In essence, they told me that I had until XX date to update my bio or else they would update it for me.
With such a curious ultimatum I signed into my account and updated my bio. No, I did not include my education or any of that other information. I only updated my 50 word narrative and added a “fun fact.” Additionally, I added a free photo from stock.xchng to accompany my nom de plume. The photo is so obviously not me.
Back on the Merry-Go-Round
Since I had logged into my account (after several moths), I figured, oh what the heck, let me get back on the merry-go-round to see if I can try writing a few articles. I was able to find several titles that interested me so I’m giving Demand Studios another shot. After all, the holidays are around the corner and I could use the additional money.
I’m taking it slow. I’m only writing 1 or 2 a day to test the waters. If things go smoothly I might increase my productivity. I don’t want to run into the same frustrations I had run into in the past.
A Few Things Have Changed
The twice a week payment structure is something that I had not had the benefit of enjoying in the past and I find that to be an attractive feature. Additionally, I see that they are now going to offer health insurance to eligible writers. That’s also something positive. They do seem to be trying to keep their writers happy.
Only time will tell if I can tentatively add Demand Studios back into my freelance writing arsenal. It would be a nice addition to the residual income I’m already receiving.