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MediaPiston Review - Write Articles For Money

Updated on November 30, 2012

Is It A Scam?

Media Piston is a content mill similar to Demand Studios, except the assignments pay less. You search a database of article titles, make a selection and write an article according to the provided instructions.

Is MediaPiston a scam? No, but after creating my account, there were no assignments available in the article pool. I contacted the support team and they told me that the article volume fluctuates around the holidays. I checked the site minutes later and found a handful of available article titles, but every time I clicked on a title, I received a pop up message that someone else had already selected it. I have continued to receive the same message for every single article title I've tried to select. The annoying thing is that the same titles still appear, even after refreshing the screen. If the article was already chosen, it shouldn't still appear on the page.

Most of the articles on MediaPiston pay $3 to $13. I saw a few articles for $14. Since I was unable to actually write anything, I can't comment on that, but it looks like the editorial process is similar to Demand Studios. After an article is submitted, an editor may send it back for revision if needed. You get paid every Friday, via PayPal, for all assignments completed by Thursday.

The writing assignments I found on MediaPiston were more interesting than the ones on Textbroker and it was easier to sign up. I registered my account, submitted a writing sample and I was able to begin searching for writing assignments within minutes. Judging by the limited title availability and the problems I experienced, it doesn't look like the greatest place to write for money. Demand Studios is better, but there aren't any available titles anymore.

Do you write articles for MediaPiston? Do content mills have less assignments available during the holiday season? Please leave your comments below. I'd like to write at least one article if I can find a title that's actually available.


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      Rachael Cleveland 4 years ago from Woodbridge, VA

      Interesting! I think I'd rather stick with HubPages, but thanks for the review. :)

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      Matt G. 4 years ago

      Thanks for the comment.

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      K.A.E Grove 4 years ago from Australia

      I have always written for hubpages, the few times I've looked at other writing sites, I've always been disappointed. The money I make here at hubpages is steady and consistent and while it may not be a lot to start with it has helped buy Xmas presents and the like this year making it well worth my time.

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      Matt G. 4 years ago

      I know what you mean. I like Hubpages too and it's probably one of the best places online to earn passive income writing articles, but the two sites are totally different. For those who are looking to earn money up front from article writing, MediaPiston might be a good site if there are assignments available. Every time I check, there is nothing to write.

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      Open Heart 4 years ago

      Thank for the valuable info. Really good advice.

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      Matt G. 4 years ago

      Thanks and you're welcome.

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      ThriftyBoomer 4 years ago

      I wrote off Media Piston earlier in the year. I had the same experience as you. However, if you are not finding titles on Demand Studios, then apply for more sections. I never have less than 25,000 titles available at any one time.

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      Matt G. 4 years ago

      I applied for a particular section that I'm very qualified to write in, but I was denied. I wrote over 300 articles for Demand Studios and it was great, but now there aren't any assignment available for me.

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