eHow Deleted My Articles!
By now, you are probably well aware that eHow has done away with its Writer's Compensation Program. However, there are probably a few things that you may not yet be aware of. For example, did you know that eHow has the right to delete any articles it wants to, any time it chooses to? As an ex-contributor to eHow, I am all too aware of the lack of transparency in this organization. What is even more concerning is that eHow has another company (Demand Studios) that they are using to slowly replace all of the eHow articles. I used to think it was pretty cool to be able to write for demand Studios and get paid a flat rate that was far higher than the little bit I would get for revenue share from eHow. What I didn't realize at the time, was that they are paying me to write an article that they will keep all rights to, so that they can continue to make revenue share money on the article forever. I guess eHow got tired of paying their writers the piddly portion of revenue share that they were already paying, and decided that this would be a better option.
Before the Writers Compensation Program was canceled, there were times when I swore that I had lost an article or two. I have never knowingly violated any eHow rules, nor did I ever receive any type of notification that an article was removed or deleted. I assumed that eHow would never delete an article that I worked so hard on without at least notifying me if there was a problem with it. I thought I was going crazy until I began to better track my articles and saw that yes indeed, eHow was deleting my articles. Not only was eHow deleting my articles, they didn't even have the courtesy to notify me! I had e-mailed eHow about this matter and was told that they have the right to remove and delete any articles for any reason. What is most frustrating about this, is that I cannot take my article and publish it elsewhere; it is simply lost work that cannot be recovered. In hindsight, it probably would have been a good idea to have some type of spreadsheet to track my articles. But because I had so many already published, I never even tracked them. I assumed that anything that I worked hard on that was published would remain published until further notice.
A lot of people wonder why everyone has not already taken their articles from eHow and moved them over to a more reputable site such as Info Barrel. Whether you want to hear it or not, the answer is simple. Revenue share grows on an exponential basis as time goes on. The articles that we have written for eHow have been allowed to â€œripenâ€ and we're probably generating some pretty good revenue from them. The age of an article has a tremendous impact on its profitability. This is why many of us feel that our hands are tied and we are not willing to move our articles over. No one wants to lose money, and the minute you delete an article that performs well and has good revenue share, at least initially, you will be losing money. But that doesn't mean that you won't make up for it in the long run...!
So, essentially, eHow writers are on a sinking ship; eHow is rapidly replacing our articles on another website for a flat rate, and then finding a "reason" to delete our original articles from the site! I don't know about everyone else, but I think it's a bad idea to stay on a sinking ship, even if you are afraid of swimming.
I enjoy working from home to generate revenue. InfoBarrel is a wonderful improvement and great alternative to the eHow writers compensation program. They are transparent, and are available any time you need something. If you're looking for a new platform to write articles and make money, do consider joining Info Barrel. Once you Join Info Barrel, it is a good idea to slowly migrate your articles from eHow and before they get deleted. I have lost many hours of hard work; I wish I had noticed sooner. Don't make the same mistake I did; keep track of your articles and protect your passive income.