Tuesday, May 4, 2010

FYI for Ehow Writers (now Demand Studio)

For those of us who have written for ehow in the past know that their format has changed and their parent company Demand Studio is now running the show, here's a little tidbit I found on their revenue sharing for NEW articles written for them and explains how your articles earn money
This is directly from Demand Studio terms of use; 
The Revenue Share Program allows you to earn money for your articles contributed to and accepted by Demand Studios. In general, the factors that may affect how much money you may earn for your articles include, directly or indirectly, the following:
  • Popularity of the article;
  • Number and quality of inbound links to the article;
  • Topicality and newsworthiness of the article content;
  • Usefulness and applicability of the article content;
  • User response to your articles, such as positive reviews and comments;
  • Degree of specialization of the article content; and
  • Quality of the writing.

It also goes on to explain that Demand Studio owns all rights to your published work. Which basically means, if they want to they can use your work in whatever capacity they wish to make money for themselves, taking you, the writer, out of the equation.

I'm not sure how I feel about his whole thing. I do know one thing, I won't be writing alot for them.

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    1 comment:

    Emily said...

    I can't believe DS is taking over for Ehow, but well needed. I use to write articles a lot, during the whole Ehow blow up. Demand Studios use to just pay a flat fee, I wonder if they will keep that option for approved writers. I never liked that because I felt you could make more w/ the shared revenue option!

    Anyways, just stopping by to say hi! I'm SO glad you picked this design- I love it and it looks great on your blog. Most people don't leave messages when they use a design so I only get to see them used if I stumble upon them so thanks for letting me know. I love to see them being used and how they look on live blogs! :)

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    Have a great night! :)

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