It seems that Demand Studios has instituted a scoring system to “motivate” writers. In my opinion the scorecard does nothing but add to the writer’s stress level.
I took a look at my current score for all time. Since I barely write for them anymore, it was interesting to see how the numbers stacked up. What became clear to me was that I’d rather place my articles on Suite 101 or eHow and get paid residually than write for Demand Studios.
Here are a few stats that I wanted to share:
|Site||# Article Written||Earnings|
|Demand Studios||225||$3,375 (no room for additional growth unless I write more)|
|Suite 101||158||In excess of $5,000 and growing|
|eHow||297||Over $2,000 and growing|
My Demand Studios Experience
When writing for Demand Studios, it’s up to an editor to decide whether or not the article is approved. Anyone writing for Demand Studios has no doubt encountered an occasional editorial frustration. It appears to me from the scorecard that rejected articles and abandoned articles hold the same weight. Either way, it’s not looked upon favorably.
I’m guilty of abandoning articles when the editorial requests seem unreasonable. For $15 an article I’m only going to give a limited amount of time to rewrites.
The Suite Experience
When writing for Suite 101, the editors offer constructive feedback on how to improve your article. The editors help writers achieve better search engine ranking and keyword targeting to improve article earnings. Additionally, as a result of writing for Suite 101, I’ve been offered several writing positions (can’t say the same thing for Demand Studios).
Having Fun at eHow
eHow is an interesting bag of goods. If you’re writing a “How to” on something that you’re personally familiar with, you can write the article in record time. It’s quick, easy and with proper keyword targeting it’s financially rewarding.
In the past two months I’ve only written one article for eHow. Even with writing only 1 article in 60 days I still earned over $550. (can’t say that about Demand Studios).
My Own Scorecard
Apparently the Demand Studio score card is their way of seeing which writers are performing well and which ones aren’t. I too can have my own scorecard to determine which sites are worth writing for and which ones aren’t.
Based on future residual earnings Demand Studios isn’t at the top of my list. However, when it comes to editorial frustrations, I’d say that Demand Studios is the clear winner.