Just when I thought I had it all figured out, Demand Studios/eHow pulls a fast one.
If you have received the latest email from eHow, you know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t received it, here it is:
Demand Studios is now the exclusive writing platform for eHow.com.
Today, we are announcing that Demand Studios is now the exclusive platform for writing new articles for eHow.com. Congratulations, you have automatically been accepted into Demand Studios. This change will not impact any of your existing articles or payments currently affiliated with the Writer Compensation Program (WCP). Demand Studios gives eHow.com’s writers a more robust publishing platform including copy editors, quality assurance and a number of great, new resources for the writer community. We are committed to providing a quality experience and are excited for you to get started.
How does this impact you?
Demand Studios has a rigorous writer admission process to ensure quality. Writers, like you, were pre-approved, because of your excellent track record. Quality is paramount, and our criteria for accepting eHow.com writers into Demand Studios were based on writer activity level and moderation history. By the end of March 2010, you should have published five or more articles, of which at least 80 percent were accepted. Also, you must have been a member of the WCP. Having written 5 articles with a 91% acceptance rate, you should be proud of yourself for being pre-approved.
We are migrating thousands of writers on eHow.com over the next few weeks. We appreciate your patience and will notify you via email when you can begin writing for Demand Studios. In the meantime, it’s business as usual, and you can continue to publish on eHow.com.
What are the benefits?
Demand Studios now offers the benefits you are accustomed to on eHow.com, with added flexibility. You can suggest your own titles and write articles that pay monthly on a residual basis. In addition you can select assignments that pay upfront. The combination of these options gives you the opportunity to make more money. You choose what articles you write and how you get paid.
* Continue to write using eHow.com’s publishing tools and watch for an email notification from us regarding your transition into Demand Studios.
* For additional questions, please visit the FAQ or email us at email@example.com.
The eHow Team
Well, this does answer a lot of questions and raises more…