About 10 percent of the emails I receive through this site are from dissatisfied customers of Freelancehomewriters.com, a site with a name very similar to this one. I believe this site is a scam, as most of these emails contain accounts of over-billing, continued billing after the individual has canceled the subscription and in some cases, refusal to remove the person's email address from their spammy mailing list.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Mahalo was once very different than what it's become today. When I first joined the site in 2008, how-to articles were written for a flat-fee of at least $20, sometimes considerably more. Certain articles, such as video game walk-throughs, paid as much as $250. Search engine results pages (SERPS) paid the least, but they were easy to complete and I felt the compensation was fair, particularly since anyone could write them. Things have definitely changed, (the addition of residuals and a reduction in upfront pay) but you can still earn a significant amount of money with Mahalo if you're willing to devote time to the site.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
It took me a while to decide on a replacement for eHow, since their change in platform left me with no place to publish my content aside from Suite 101 and HubPages. I needed a new outlet, preferably a site with not-too-strict guidelines, and so I decided on Infobarrel. After my brief experience with the site, I'm very happy with my decision. Infobarrel is a self-publishing site that allows you to earn residual income from your articles in a variety of ways including Google Adsense, Chitika and Amazon.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Imagine my surprise when I logged in to my eHow account this afternoon to find a pop-up telling me the Ehow Writer's Compensation Program (WCP) is no more. At first, I freaked out because I've been working really hard on increasing my residual income on the site. In fact, I added around 40 new articles last month and increased my income by about $95 dollars. I'm extremely glad I did, because according to the email I received, Demand Studios is now the exclusive platform for writing new articles for eHow.com.