Demand Studios is one of the best online content writing websites to work for. No point beating around the bush. It’s true. I’ve been writing for Demand Studios for just a couple of months but, in that time, it’s become just about my favorite site to write for and here’s why.
The Ability to Make Good Money on DemandStudios – Unlike most other online content sites that pay low upfront payments or only pay page views, Demand pays $7.50 to $20 an article, with most articles paying $15. If you write to Demand’s specifications, you’re just about 100% guaranteed acceptance for that article. Plus, with most articles taking only 20-45 minutes to write, it’s possible to make $30 an hour or more. I currently write six articles a day for Demand. At $15 an article (I never accept the lower paying ones), it works out around $30 an hour for me and a monthly salary of at least $2,700 a month or $32,400 a year. if I write every day, which I do. Not a bad salary for a job that takes me less than four hours a day.
There are other writers on Demand who are quite happily making $4,000 a month and more by writing eight hours a day for the site. Basically, what you can make on the site is limited only to the amount of time you spend writing for them. With other sites I write for paying me less than $1,000 a month for equal effort spent, Demand Studios is simply a better income earner for me.
Quality of Work Is Higher For Demand Studios Writers – Unlike many other online content websites that accept work from anyone who calls themselves a ‘writer’, Demand is particular about who they accept. To apply, you have to submit a resume and a writing sample. A fair number of people get turned down as their writing ability is not up to the standards Demand, well……..demands.
What that means is, if you’re serious about writing, your work isn’t going to be on a site that’s reputation is pulled down by other ‘writers’ who can’t put together a grammatically correct sentence, don’t know how to spell and don’t bother to run spell check and, quite frankly, aren’t writers.
Poor Writers Are Fired From Demand Studios – With certain standards to uphold, Demand is strict about the writers they hire. If a writer is consistently getting articles rejected or has a poor grammar or research score, their account will be pulled for review. If it’s deemed they are not writing to the standard the site needs, they are politely told their work is no longer required. Does that make me nervous? Sure it does. Nobody wants to think they may be fired from a writing job. But…..it also makes me spend that extra couple of minutes spell checking and double checking my research.
Of course, no writer is perfect and Demand does allow mistakes but, if your mistakes overshadow the things you do correctly, then the site probably isn’t a good fit for you.
Demand Studios Has Content Editors – Every article you submit to Demand has to be approved by a Content Editor. This means there’s always someone there to catch any grammatical errors, spelling mistakes or simply to give you advice on how to write better. Sure, this can be irritating sometimes when you think your way is better but, overall, it does tend to make you a better writer.
Other content sites allow people to throw up anything (and believe me, ‘throwing up’ is what some writers do) so you find many poorly written articles that should never have seen the light of day. Demand stops that before it even starts.
Acceptance For Articles Is Fast – Most of the time on Demand Studios, you submit an article one day and get it accepted the day after. Sometimes it’s slower or faster, but 24 hours is an average turnaround. Compare that to other sites I work for where acceptance takes a week or longer and it’s no wonder I love Demand so much. Also, while most other content sites weren’t accepting anything over the Christmas and New Year holidays, Demand’s editors kept working. I had six articles accepted on Christmas Day, six articles accepted on New Year’s Day, with one of them being accepted only 15 minutes after I submitted it. If other sites I write for had that kind of turn around, I’d write more for them. As it is, I’m so spoiled by Demand it’s hard for me to get motivation to write for some of the sites I write for right now.
Payment is Fast – Demand Studios pays twice a week, which makes working for them even more fun. For any work you get accepted by 11:59pm on Sundays you’ll get paid on Tuesday. For work accepted between Monday 12am to Wednesday at 11:59pm, you’ll be paid on Friday. With one website I work for taking nine weeks to pay out my first payment, you can only imagine how thrilled I am with Demand.
Does Demand Have Any Negatives? – Sure they do. Every online content site does. Sometimes Content Editors give you re-writes that either make no sense or are against the site’s guidelines. The great thing with this though is you can appeal a re-write and, if a Senior Editor agrees with you, it will be accepted as is.
The second thing that can be frustrating is Demand still doesn’t have a handle on how to display available titles so that the titles themselves are correct. This means you see a lot of titles that are just unwriteable or put in the wrong category (something like “How to build a Thai boat” put in the Travel section for instance). They have however just begun a flagging system where the writers can flag articles that have mistakes in the titles so they can be fixed and re-added to the list of articles to be written. It’s not perfect, but it’s helping to solve the problem.
With only two minor negatives though, it’s easy to see why writing for Demand Studios is now my favorite online content job. They pay well, they have high standards, fast acceptance times and they’re easy to write for. What more could I ask for?