A few posts ago I mentioned that I stumbled across a potential money-making opportunity for freelance writers and filmmakers. Demand Studios provides online content for reputable well-established websites and require quality writers and filmmakers.
I submitted my application and was approved within 24 hours. I logged into my account, downloaded their style guide document, reviewed it and started my money making journey.
I can explain Demand Studios from a freelance writers point of view. I welcome any comments from filmmakers//videographers. I’d like to know if your experience is similar to mine.
They allow you to select no more than 10 titles at a time. Since this is for the eHow project, I was already familiar with their writing style guide. I wrote 3 of my 10 articles and submitted them for review. No sense in writing all 10 only to have them all come back to me for edit or re-write.
I wrote and submitted the articles on the Thursday before the Memorial Day holiday weekend so I assumed I wouldn’t hear anything until the holiday was over. I checked my account from time to time to see if there was anything new.
I a few days after the holiday I received three e-mails from them advising me that my articles had been approved and are being processed for payment. The going rate for the eHow project is $15 per article.
Proof is in the Paypal
On Friday, I received notification from Paypal that $45.00 was deposited into my account from Demand Studios.
It really doesn’t get any easier than that. Demand Studios appear to be a viable money making opportunity to fill in the gap on those weeks, when Google changes its algorithm and your income plummets, or during those seasonal downtime fluctuations.
Finding the Groove
Since I’m so new with Demand Studios I haven’t quite gotten into the groove. When I say groove, I mean I’d like to get a better feel for when the editors review the articles. If they review them all on Tuesdays, for example, I’d like to make sure that I have several articles submitted by Monday.
It seems that once it is approved, payment happens shortly thereafter. Not bad for a few quick dollars.
UPDATE: Apparently there was a Demand Studio fau paux.