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How to Write for Demand Studios

Here’s a little information for those who have never written an article for Demand Studios and are wondering what to expect….. 1). You must write in active voice. You cannot write in passive voice (was, were, etc.) You also cannot include any personal stuff in articles. Example, I have build thousands of model airplanes, etc. […]

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Is Ehow.com Really Dead?

A guest post by martinmrojas over at Bukisa.  Since many of the readers here are eHow refugees, when I found this article I had to share it because it presents some unique information.  I also note the difficulty dealing with DS editors expressed by the writer. This article explores some of the reasons why former […]

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Get Going With Constant Content and Track Your Success

Constant Content is far and away the best site for skilled web content writers to market their work and a skilled writer can actually earn some serious coin with Constant Content. However, most people who set up accounts never make a dime for one simple reason – they do not submit any articles for sale. […]

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Online Content Strategy After eHow

I just had to share this letter with everyone because it raises some interesting questions and well, it warms my heart because my main goal for this blog is to develop a community of readers that can help each other and learn together with me. Jade, Things have sure been hopping on eHow lately, and […]

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When Does Delete Not Mean Delete at eHow?

Several writers report getting this email from eHow.  I have not (yet) received it but I’ll pass it on as it was reported in the eHow forums.  I assume it is legit  for several reasons and will modify this post if it proves to be a hoax. You recently deleted your articles from eHow.com, and […]

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eHow Changes Format

This just posted by Lex in the eHow Forums: Today, we’re announcing a series of changes for eHow.com. Anyone who’s ever written for eHow should receive a message today from eHow explaining those changes. But here’s an overview of what’s happening, why, and some of the impact. Since 2006, eHow’s growth has been nothing short […]

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eHow Photo Scam Roundup

I don’t use many photos on my eHow articles and the ones I do use are mostly from Wikipedia or logos of sites I’m talking about. However, many writers use unique photos they take themselves. Demand Media is now appropriating these photos and linking them to other (usually Demand Media owned) articles on their various […]

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Demand Studios, Constant Content, Xomba, and SheToldMe Reviews

Demand Studios Review I just wanted to highlight a good review of Demand Studios by Master Dayton.   Demand Studios is not a get rich quick deal but it is also not a scam.  From Master Dayton’s review and other things I’ve read Demand Studios has some merit as a site to write for if […]

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Web Writing For Profit: the Triple A Solution

The ever growing demand for quality web content results in many opportunities for aspiring freelance writers to do web writing for profit.  The advent of crowd sourcing and citizen journalism is creating more content writers than ever before. The problem for the freelance web writer is separating the opportunities to create worthless noise from the […]

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eHow Resources (and tips for other web writing)

Here is a round up of some great resources for writing more profitably for eHow or any other site where you are paid based on ad clicks: Great Advice from Diane Cass in this Thread about my last blog post on How to Write eHow Articles that Stink plus How to Choose Search Engine Keywords […]

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How to Write eHow Articles that Stink

The quest to create valuable content can be maddening.  How many times have you gotten what you figured was a great idea for an article and then found out no one cares?  For me – too often. Here are the 10 eHow articles I thought were great ideas when I wrote them but that have […]

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Is the eHow UK Compensation Enough?

The eHow writers waited for the promised compensation for having their work used on the eHow UK site – and today it arrived.  Is anyone happy about the generous eHow UK compensation?  Apparently not.  The eHow forums are buzzing with comments;  (almost) none of them positive.   We will see how long the comments last since […]

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Is eHow Still a Good Place to Write?

In a continuing effort to learn from the eHow UK site issue, here is a traffic graph from Alexa. The blue line represents popularity on the entire web – all countries – all sites.   Normal traffic goes up and down but this pattern is not normal.  Clearly the eHow SEO team had a breakthrough […]

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eHow Apologizes

I am gratified to see Demand Studio’s Senior Vice President of Content and Editorial, Jeremy Reed respond to writer concerns about eHow that I articulated here.  I am reposting the exchange below. January 30, 2010 at 5:08 am  JadeDragon says: I’d like to know what Demand Media is going to do about eHow Writers who are feeling pretty […]

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eHow – A Study in Public Relations – Done All Wrong

Any webmaster knows to get upset when someone takes your content and posts it up in competition. It draws traffic you should get.  You lose ad revenue. You might also lose search engine ranking.  Content thieves are just not cool. Enter ehow.com who took the entire database of articles contributed by writers expecting to earn […]

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