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Why Demand Studios Sucks

Updated on September 16, 2013

After the conversion with Ehow last month, their writers compensation system was closed and all writers were forced to go to Demand Studios. I have about 361 articles on Ehow still earning income so I decided to give Demand Studios a try since they are paying $5-$15 per article. It's quite sad that eHow had to close and so many people were devastated. I was actually making a full time income there with all of my articles. This was nice, considering I had no job. Most of my time is spent online, creating websites for clients and writing in my spare time. I've actually been doing this ever since I was eighteen.

My Story With Demand Studios

Anyway I chose my writing assignments and submitted 3 perfectly written technical articles. Each one of them was rejected. My punctuation and grammar was fine so I was shocked. At this rate, I believe $15 an article isn't worth the trouble.

I started to read the Demand Studios forum and noticed other people were having the same problem. Their articles were being rejected. What's worse that is that after so many rejections, a writer can become "fired" by an editor. My guess on this is that Demand Studios is just trying to cut down on funds being spent to go through all the content. They only narrow it down to the best writers. You know, the ones who read through their articles ten times before submitting and even get a friend to read it. These are the same people who submit an article that is 800 words, full of hard facts and information. They spend countless hours doing research.

Honestly, it is not worth all the trouble. Even InfoBarrel is a bit picky now with their articles but most of my articles get accepted. For all of you who don't know, they recently went through a huge change, integrating 1st & 2nd Tier earnings. Also, Google recently removed ads but that was fixed quickly. It was from a user who violated TOS I believe. They now have their articles carefully checked for any spelling issues, violations, or any type of affiliate marketing scams. Obviously, they don't want any of this in their articles. Also, links have been removed. The only linking allowed is towards other Infobarrel articles.

The Official Demand Studios Sucks Website

I was surprised to find someone had actually created this website. There are hundreds of comments on it where people talk about their experiences with DS and they aren't good ones at that. They've even included experiences from Hubbers here. Even the most established Hubbers who have used DS are kicking themselves in the head because they have wasted valuable time correcting articles.

Demand Studios should at least give their writers a chance. Sticking them in the evaluation category is a sign that they will be fired soon. I'm glad I didn't get to that point. In fact, I haven't opened my account in three years. DS, you've lost a lot of great writers and you are quickly ruining your reputation.

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Get Paid To Write Sites Of 2013

If you are planning on writing on at Demand Studios - I wouldn't bother. Instead, I suggest you write here at Hubpages instead. Otherwise, you can try other writing sites. There are plenty of revenue sharing sites online. Also, a few new ones have popped up. I actually created this article in 2010 but a lot has changed lately. This is why I am going to give you guys a list of the best writing sites below:


I've always enjoyed InfoBarrel because their writers are some of the nicest people and getting your articles accepted is fairly easy. You shouldn't submit spun content or anything that has spelling errors. Obviously, it is best to read through your article a few times for submitting. Also, they always give specific denial reasons which I like. On average, 8/10 of my articles are always accepted.


I just joined Seekyt and it is a wonderful place to write. The admin is extremely quick at responding to questions. I think they are still a bit new, judging from the forum. However, I've heard that there are a few people making good money there. You earn from Google Adsense and through Amazon. Give it a try - it definitely has potential.


I remember when eHow shut down- most writers were scrambling to find another site to write at. Many of them flooded Firehow. Now, many have forgotten them but there are still a lot of writers on there. I just received a payment from them a few days ago and I've been inactive for quite some time. After that, I decided to write some more at Firehow. They are a good place to write at if you want to earn on a pay-per-view basis. I believe the pay is at $3.50 per 1k visitors.


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      4 years ago

      I just started writing for DS, and it's a rocky road. I've only written about 30 articles and have a 67 percent rewrite request. I also write for other sites and have never had such problems. You can get fired if you have a 40 percent rewrite rate, so I'm sure I'll be out the door soon. The problem is that there are so many different CEs with different opinions and no consistency. Just when you think you've got it nailed ... pow ... another rewrite request with totally different requests. They also have a reputation for firing writers with the highest ratings of 5. Go figure.

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      5 years ago from Petaluma, CA

      Thanks Archul!

      I'm sorry to hear that. Well, they are ruining their own reputation with the way they've been running business. We still have Hubpages, Infobarrel, and Seekyt though =)

      There are plenty of other options out there.

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      Nadia Archuleta 

      5 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Yea, DMS WEPped me. Awesome. Whatevs, I got some money from them, learned lots, moving on. It's the system they put the editors on -- part masochist, part god... Anyway, thanks for the great article!

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      8 years ago from Petaluma, CA

      Yeah, tell me about it. I feel your pain. Although I am still earning good money from eHow articles even though they closed their program, I won't set foot in Demand Studios.

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      8 years ago

      It is ridiculous. I joined to make some side money over the summer before my GA position started. I wrote a fine article that was rejected. I'm wondering where the editors get their information. I will not spend a lot of time on a 15 dollar article. Heck, I made 20 churning out a wikipedia article in about 30 minutes.

      It is not worth it at all.

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      Patrick O'Doare 

      8 years ago

      Great stuff.


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