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Demand Studios Website Review

By Edited Nov 9, 2016 1 4


Pros of this website include unlimited work, solid pay for a website, huge variety of assignments, and writers get paid twice weekly.


Cons of this website include poor system of sorting articles by topic, some problematic editors, and this site is currently only open to American writers.

Full Review

Demand Studios (DS) is a massive site that hires literally thousands of freelance writers to provide content for various web properties online. Some of these are owned by Demand Studios themselves, such as eHow and Live Strong, while other sites simply hire the writers and editors of DS in order to provide content that is higher quality than the usual online fare. For writers who are struggling with only making a few bucks here or there online, this site can be a good way to go.

There are some major pros and cons to working for this site. Most articles are either $7.50 each or $15 each, although there is some variation in this. At first getting used to the set up and specific style guides can be a pain, but once a writer is used to them it is very possible to make $20-$30 an hour or even more, which makes this a pretty lucrative market for online content freelance writing.

After the pros and cons, the best tips I can give are to have a thick skin, trust your instincts, and don't be afraid to occasionally walk away from an assignment when an editor is demanding way too much from the revision. That being said, my final recommendation is definitely to try this site out as a way to boost your freelance income.

In Closing

While it is only a matter of time until you run into a problem editor, this website is definitely worth checking out to fill out your online freelance writing portfolio.


Jun 24, 2010 10:55pm
I write for Demand, too, and you're 100% on the mark about what you've said. It's decent income, but sometimes the revisions you get are completely off the wall. I mentioned in one article I did about getting wasps out of your house that you should use a "far reaching insect spray" to kill the wasps so you wouldn't have to get too close, and the copy editor sent it back asking me to further explain what a "far reaching spray" was. I kind of thought that the term explained itself! But yeah, it's good if you can deal with the editors. Great article, thanks.
Sep 9, 2010 2:59am
I have just started writing for Demand. This article helped flesh out my decision a bit more to apply. I read another one on www.demandstudiosreview.com which made it sound decent too. Seems like there are lots of varied opinions on this company but so far so good. Anyway, thanks for the info.
Oct 8, 2010 10:35am
I am writing for DS too, but my experience is very different from others. I spend anywhere from a half hour to an hour researching and at least another hour writing. I have been a technical writer for 34 years, so I'm hardly new to writing instructional material.

In two months of writing I have not been able to cut down the time below two hours an article. Worse, at least 25% of the time I spend a half hour searching and cannot find any DS-acceptable references, so I have to punt the article. This adds considerable time to my work. I'm not making $20 an hour; more like $5.

I wish MD would explain exactly how he writes a dozen or more articles a day. Other DS writers make similar claims, but they don't tell you how.
Apr 8, 2012 8:06am
Here goes nothing, about to sign up.
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