The eHow upheaval is causing a feeding frenzy. Just imagine how happy some of the other, less popular (or even popular) content sites were to hear that there are so many disgruntled eHowers. They stand to gain an influx of new writers, content and hopefully readers.
I found it interesting to receive an email yesterday from a third party suggesting that I try Suite 101. I thought it was rather odd. Because the internet is such a small and intimate place, I choose not to identify the person or the company for which she works. However, here’s content of the email:
I have been reading your blog, which is a great resource. I saw your post on eHow today, and I wanted to send on some information on Suite 101, a site in the same vein as eHow, where writers can get published and have the guidance of an editor. It could be a good alternative if you don’t want to go the Demand Media route.
Suite 101 (www.suite101.com) is a great site for freelancers – you keep ownership of your articles, and get paid for the lifetime of the article, which is based on ad revenue share. Suite 101 has an editorial team that works with its writers to ensure quality and help writers hone their skills.
Please let me know if you’d be interested in getting more information, or if you want to talk with Suite 101 about their business practices and freelance writers.
I couldn’t help it, but I had to write back thanking the person for the solicitation, but I’ve been writing for Suite for 3 years and am currently the Insurance Feature Writer (apparently she didn’t see my listing of my most recent Suite articles on the right sidebar).
My Suite Plug
If you haven’t applied for Suite and you’re an eHow writer looking for additional residual revenue sources, you should give it a try. Suite is an entirely different animal than eHow. The revenue doesn’t build as quickly and the writing format is different, but it’s definitely worth a try.
Times, they are a changin’…
It will be interesting to sit back and watch the ripple effect of the eHow/Demand Studio change. Let’s face it, just about every online writer with a blog is blogging about it.
Well, I guess I have devoted enough time to eHow and Demand Studios. It’s time for me to get back to doing what I do (whatever that is). 🙂