How To Make Fulltime Freelance Money on Demand Studios

Writing for Demand Studios: Introduction

I write for Demand Studios and have found Demand Studios to be an excellent source of a full-time income. Many freelance journalists are currently struggling with finding freelance work. With magazines and print-based publications cutting their staff and reducing the amount of freelance work they are offering, some writers are having a hard time making ends meet. Thankfully, the advent of the Internet allows freelance writers to make money online. Demand Studios is just one of many options for writers who wish to earn lots of money writing for the web. According to the Demand Studios website, some of its top writers have earned over $30 thousand! Many of these writers only write part-time hours but earn a full-time income. Learn how to write for Demand Studios fulltime in order to make money and earn a great income for you and your family.

Writing for Demand Studios: How To Get Started

Visit the official Demand Studios website (link in the Additional Resources section below). Click "Sign Up" and fill out the one-page application to become a freelance writer for Demand Studios. You will need to provide a resume and writing samples. While it is not necessary to be a published, print-based writer (you can use writing samples from websites such as Associated Content or eHow), having an actual portfolio of published work increases your chances of getting accepted as a freelance writer.

Unlike some online writing gigs, Demand Studios is relatively picky when it comes to hiring freelance journalists. You need to have a good grasp of standard writing techniques and rules (e.g. understand standard American Press writing styles).

It may take several days, or even weeks, to hear back from Demand Studios. Once they review your writing application, they will notify you whether or not you have been accepted as a writer.

Writing for Demand Studios: Making a Fulltime Income and Earning Money

Login to your Demand Studios dashboard. Click "Find Work." Every day, Demand Studios uploads hundreds of titles for you to write. These titles are organized into various categories, such as "About" articles and "How To" articles. Click a title to claim it. Once you claim an article, you have seven days to write the article before it is returned to the general pool where other writers can select it.

Read the style guides that Demand Studios provides for each type of article. The style guide is available in the top right-hand corner of the article template when you click on a title you have claimed. Follow the Demand Studios style guide closely. If you do not follow the style guide, your editor will reject your article and you will not be able to make money on Demand Studios!

Type the article and submit it. It will be reviewed within seven days of being submitted. Once it is approved, Demand Studios will pay you. Your article must be reviewed and accepted by Wednesday to be processed for the Friday payment. Demand Studios pays its writers every Friday. The amount you can earn on Demand Studios varies depending on what you're writing. Fact Sheet articles earn $5 per article, while most other articles earn $15 (though some articles are worth up to $20!). The amount you can earn on Demand Studios is unlimited. The more you write, the more money you can make!

Demand Studios Freelancers: Tips on Making More Money

Your earning potential on Demand Studios is unlimited. According to Demand Studios' homepage, some writers have earned more than $30,000. How much you can make depends on how much time you put into your work at Demand Studios.

To maximize the money you make online on Demand Studios, you need to schedule your hours and make sure you put in enough time and finish enough articles to generate the online income that you need.

The best way to make money is to set aside a specific amount of time to write on Demand Studios. Treat Demand Studios like a full-time job if you wish  to make a full-time freelance income. Many of the top earners write eight or more hours per day.

Don't forget that Demand Studios is just one of many online, Internet-based opportunities to make money. Don't put all of your eggs in the same proverbial basket! Successful online writers diversify their writing portfolio to make the most money. For example, many writers freelance on Demand Studios until their queue is filled, then - during the time they are waiting for the Demand Studios editors to review their articles - write for other online writing gigs that pay well, such as Associated Content and eHow.

Also, don't depend just upon the upfront payments at Demand Studios to make money. In 2009, Demand Studios created a new type of article for its freelancers that pays for performance. Thus, writers can earn a passive income and continue to make money even when they are not writing online.

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Pix 7 years ago from United States, California

Great article

jayduve 7 years ago Author

Thanks, Pix! Demand Studios is definitely not a scam and a great place to make money online and create a great Internet income!

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valeriebelew 7 years ago from Metro Atlanta, GA, USA

demand Studios is not a scam, and does pay every Friday. It is also a great opportunity to get started publishing on line, and making money for your writing for the first time.

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Moving Ahead 7 years ago from

Spotted their ad on the back of Writer's Digest print magazine this month. Interesting site. Thanks for the headsup info :)

Liz B 6 years ago

Demand Studios also hires experienced copy editors; you have to pass a test first. I work for them in this capacity and love it. They pay twice a week now, on Tuesdays and on Fridays. It's fabulous!

DisgruntledWriter 6 years ago

I have also worked for Demand Studios and even though they do pay on a regular basis, I still find this to be exploitation for freelance writers. It takes a lot of time, energy and skill to compile a well-written article and when the max pay is $15 per article, it is comparable to slave wages. What's worse is when an article is rejected by copy editors who make changes just for the sake of making changes. I am a college professor with 10+ years of experience as a freelance writer. When one of my articles was rejected because the copy editor was not clear on his/her initial edits, that was the final straw. I am all for edits when needed, but this was not worth the time and effort for the minimal pay. Yes, you can possibly make $30,000 a year working for Demand Studios but plan on working 60-70 hours a week for an entire year. I'd rather pick up magazine and newspaper gigs that pay 3x the amount with less hassle.

Desiwezi 6 years ago

I just started working for Demand Media Studios. My first article was sent back for a rewrite, then rejected because of pictures not supporting my article content, and incorrect sourcing according to my editor. I have a friend or two that say the do well with it, but they must have a stronger english grammar and writing background than i do. I don't want to give up so easily because i desperately need the money and it woulf be fabulous if i could get paid weekly because of my situation. @ Disgruntledwriter, thank you for your honest opinion.

Joe 6 years ago

Thanks for this piece. I found it really helpful. Demand Studios seems on the up and up from everything I've read. Thanks again!

Gerry 6 years ago

I just started and can see some potential with residual articles. Try to find high paying keywords and use "evergreen" topics so you can build a residual base.

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Michael Durden 5 years ago

Very helpful hub. I've written a couple about Demand Studios myself. I'm not sure I'd recommend to try to earn your whole income from them, but it is possible and it might work for some. I just worry about putting all your eggs in one basic, as the cliche goes.

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freefogging 5 years ago from Florida

I just applied at Demand Studios and your article is very informative. Thankyou for the great info. I am hoping to do well there.

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Highvoltagewriter 5 years ago from Savannah GA.

Thanks Michael Durden for this article. It has helped a lot. In your opinion what would be the best type of article to write for Demand Studio for a sample? How long should it be?

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mepperly 5 years ago from Vancouver,WA

I love your article and I too write for DS and make good money... I can do an article in about 30 to 60 minutes that is $15 to $30 an hour... How can that be slave labor? This is an informative article and I am going to share it with friends.

Justin Bartz 5 years ago

I love Demand Studios. I found it's one of the more difficult sites to be accepted on, but it's also one of the most lucrative, at least in terms of where I've earned the most money. I make my living as a full-time freelance writer now, so you can't have enough sites for which to write, but it depends what your financial goals are. Grocery money? Pay some bills? Car payment? Full-time income? Buy a new house? Regardless, it's possible and I am evidence of it. It's definitely hard work, and you have to put in the time, but I'd much rather do this from the comfort of my own home, or the library, or on vacation, than I would working a 9-to-5 job in some stuffy cubicle.

Tublar Lunar 5 years ago

At the surface, it sounds easy. If you can do it and succeed at it full time, great. Just know there are people making 50-60k on pay-per-click sites, too. My point is that these people are the exceptions to the rule.

At 400-500 words per article, a full time salary of just $600 a week amounts to needing to produce 18,000 words or more per week for 40 articles ($600 divided by $15 =40 articles. 450 words x 40=18,000.)

To put this in perspective, 18,000 times four, or four weeks is 72,000 words, the equivalent of a 300-or so page BOOK ---every month????

That means you'd be writing 12 books a year and if you are capable of THAT, please don't waste your time on Demand Studios.

But again, if that's easy for you -- more power to you. The average really good writer, will never pull it off.

That's just humanely impossible for most to write the equivalent of one book per month.

They're also very nit-picky, and you risk not getting paid for an article if you make one mistake in it.

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WillWrite4Food 5 years ago from Atlanta, Ga

Good article, but I think the real money with Demand Studios is with residual income. It may take more time to build the traffic, but I'd rather write the article once and continue to make money off it than get paid $15 one time for an article that may have taken me 30-60 minutes to write, edit, and send off.

However, it is a good way to get things published before building your own niche site.

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telecommute 5 years ago from U.S.A.

Thanks for your insightful information on writing for Demand Studios!

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Rickrideshorses 4 years ago from England

Goo overview of Demand Studios. Thanks

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