eHow Drops Writer's Compensation Program

eHow announced today that it will no longer be accepting articles through its writer's compensation program (WCP). With the sweeping and removal of articles to the recent U.K. redirects, photo problems and the inability to publish anything for the past few weeks, this probably should not come as a big surprise to the eHow community.

Some writers are being offered pre-approval to Demand Studios, which will now exclusively publish all how to articles on eHow. Those who are not approved and want to write for eHow will have to submit an application with a resume and writing sample. Anyone writing for Demand Studios will have their articles reviewed by copy-editors.

The new pay structure will be either revenue sharing or on a flat fee. Articles written before the change will still earn revenue, but writers can not submit articles after the close date which is April 13th.

14 comments:

Anne said...

I was disappointed in learning of this today. I had joined some time ago, but never submitted anything until recently when I submitted 3 articles. Unfortunately, I did not have at least 5 articles as of March 31st. I did submit a resume, but as a financial person I'm not sure how well that will go. Guess 3 articles is better than none. Maybe it's a sign to concentrate on AC or Helium. =)

Laura said...

This is unfortunate. I just lost seven articles in a sweep. Yes, I think it is time to concentrate on writing somewhere else.

plin said...

Any suggestions on what some alternatives are?

Laura said...

Plin, I put my swept articles on FireHow. So far I am happy with them. Xomba is another place to write. You make AdSense revenue there. You can also backlink other articles. I was pre-approved at Demand Studios, so as soon as I get my log in information I will check them out. I think I will make up a list for my next post on places you can write.

Telecommuting Mom said...

Hey there, I just happen to run across this article on your blog and after looking around realized that you are the other Denver Telecommuting Examiner. I just started as the Telecommuting Examiner a couple months ago, you have some great articles and a great blog here. I have also written for Demand Studios for the past six months and love it for those considering switching from ehow. I had heard a lot of negative things before starting but have had a very positive experience. The other writing company I work for, Internet Brands is also hiring for those of you looking for extra writing work.

Laura said...

Hi Telecommuting Mom,
Thanks for stopping by. I have been reading your articles on Examiner. Nice job.

I also now write for Demand Studios and I am loving it so far. Internet Brands is a good place too. I post jobs with them over on my Web commuting jobs blog. Thanks for the heads up on these companies.

Telecommuting Mom said...

Hey Laura, I did a blog post today with some links to a few of your Examiner articles, hopefully it will get you some new readers!

Laura said...

Thanks, I retweeted your blog post.

Anonymous said...

Hi, I know a lot of us at ehow have been frustrated about the loss of the writers compensation program so I wanted to share a website that was impressive and also offers a similar writers compensation program.  
 
It’s called www.listmyfive.com you basically create any “top five” list that you can think of and get ad revenue share for the lists you create.  They to pay with pay-pal and set-up and publishing is simple.  This is the best thing I found sense the dismantle of ehow’s WCP.
 
with listmyfive I’ve seen about the same revenue potential as ehow, so I thought I would share that site with fellow frustrated ehow writers... hope this helps.

_JT

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There are opportunities galore in the internet and one has to know the tricks and trends of writing to be successful here.Thanks for the discussion and sharing the avenues of work.

Amudhan said...

Timely information as far as I am concerned and i have come to know about www.listmy five.com through one of the previous comments and i will make use of the same

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MicroSourcing said...

It's unfortunate that eHow is starting to look like another Internet Bubble. A lot of freelancers could use the income they used to get from the WCP.

Michelle said...

Thanks for the information. I had joined them and then forgot all about it. Guess I missed out. Happened across your blog and was surprised to see what had happened

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