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The Pros of Working With Demand Media Studios

Updated on July 16, 2011

Demand Media Studios is a company that hires freelancers to write, title, copy edit and provide other services for them. I have been working for them for almost three years and I love it there except the occasional rude copy editor, which lately has been rare.

I write and title for them. The articles I write are home improvement articles at $15 a piece and I can claim and write 10 at a time. I don't write 10 at a time though because it can get stressful writing for them sometimes.

I also do titling for them. I am in Title Selection and have a temporary role in Duplicate Check until the work load is less. Today I made $50 alone in Title Selection and haven't even worked in Duplicate Checking for the day yet. I might do about $20 or so in Duplicate Checking tonight before I go to bed. The bulk of my money I make with Demand Media Studios is titling.

Here is how the titling process works. With Title Selection, I accept or reject titles for the Livestrong Nutrition website. With Duplicate Checking, I say whether or not a title is a duplicate of another title. Pretty easy work but it can get boring after a while so I take breaks every time I earn $10. They pay two cents a title and it only takes me an hour or a little less to make $10. I used to work in Keyword QA and they paid one cent a title but the work was so much easier. I was given the option to change roles because of the work load in Keyword QA, meaning there wasn't much work every day. I am glad I did because there is almost always work in Title Selection and almost always work in Duplicate Checking.

Working with Demand Media Studios can have its ups and downs or pros and cons. Here are a few of them, we will start with the pros and work our way up to the cons in another article.

Pro One: Pay is twice a week, Tuesday and Friday evenings. They pay by Paypal and if you have a Paypal card, you will have your money instantly as soon as you are paid. If your articles are approved between Thursday and Sunday night, midnight Pacific time you will be paid Tuesday evening. If your articles are approved between Monday and Wednesday night, midnight Pacific time, you will be paid Friday evening. If you do titling for them, whatever titling you do between those days will go on those pays.

Pro Two: If you are a titler, you have an easy job. Titling is by fat the easiest job I have ever had and I have had a lot of jobs on the Internet.

Pro Three: There are some nice copy editors. Sometimes you can get really nice copy editors that will either send back a minor re-write with a few changes that need to be made. Once you do those changes and the article gets approved, click on the approved article and you might find a surprisingly nice comment saying your article was well written and thanking you for the changes you made. It is rare, but it has happened to me a few times.

Pro Four: Work when you want. There are no quota’s working for Demand Media Studios. You can take a whole month off from writing there and they do not care. Now if you are a titler, you will have to at least work every 30 days so you don't have your permissions removed but that is nothing to worry about as long as you log into your titling profile every thirty days to work at least one day.

Pro Five: You have seven days to write an article once you claim it. Also, if you cannot write the article within those seven days, you can unclaim and re-claim the article to get another week added onto it.

Pro Six: Once you are with Demand Media Studios for a while and you have written a few articles you can apply to write for other venues within the website. For example, if you are a do-it-yourselfer when it comes to home improvement, you can apply to write for Ehow Home and Garden through Demand Studios. You have to apply through the help desk and send in a support ticket to ask for permissions. I sent in a support ticket since my husband and I do everything ourselves when it comes to improving our home. All I had to do was explain to them why I was qualified and send them a few home improvement article links and bam, I was in a week later. Now I have more topics to choose from when I write for them. Also, if you have experience in the medical field, you can apply to write for Livestrong or Livestrong Nutrition.

Okay, that is all I can think of when it comes to the good things about working for Demand Media Studios but that is quite a long list. In my next article I will list a few cons you may experience when working with Demand Media Studios.


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      Clarissa Wilson 7 years ago from Ohio

      Hi Graveyard-rose,

      Thanks for the comment and thanks for reading. Glad it helped you. I do have an article on the cons too. Check out my profile and look for the cons of working with Demand Studios. :)

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      Heather Marie 7 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Thank you for your hub. It answered a lot of my questions. I do wonder what the cons are though. I worry about everything and having a list of what to look for would help out a LOT. Thanks again!

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      Clarissa Wilson 7 years ago from Ohio

      Hi Erin,

      Thanks for reading my Hub and thanks for the comment! No you don't have to be a writer but you do have to apply to be a writer at least. I have a friend who is trying to get into titling and he is not a writer but they asked him to make an account, meaning apply to be a writer before taking the titling test. It is hard to get in though but if you want to try, go to the website and at the bottom of the site, you will see the FAQ's page. Click on that and scroll down until you get to the titling section. There are different titling roles, so choose the one you want to apply for and send an email to the asking them to take the test for whichever role you want to apply for. Hope this helps and good luck! :)

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      Erin 7 years ago

      If you want to do the titling job do you have to apply to be a writer? I don't see that job listed on their website.

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      Clarissa Wilson 7 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for the comment! I prefer Hubpages because it gives me the freedom to write what I want but then again DMS pays upfront and so far, more until I start seeing money coming in from Adsense and Amazon. However, writing for Demand can be stressful and Hubpages is a relief from that stress. As for it being easy to get accepted, for me it was because I wrote for Associated Content for one year before I applied for DMS and DMS accepted me the first time I tried. However, A lot of people are still trying to get in with them. :)

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      Jen's Solitude 7 years ago from Delaware

      Very interesting, thanks for sharing!

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      nakmeister 7 years ago from Lancaster, UK

      Really interesting article. Will read the cons next. Which do you prefer writing for, hub pages or demand media? Was it easy to get accepted?