FREELANCE COPY WRITER (Current Employee), DemandMedia.com – April 25, 2014
Pros: great pay, flexible work, ample time to complete assignments
Cons: not enough assignments for the amount of writers, no email notifications when assignments do become available, bizarre section qualification criteria
The pay for each article is great. More than enough to pay off credit cards or save up to take road trips. The biggest qualm I have with this site is that I have to scramble so hard to find assignments. There may be a surge of assignments available one day (without any email or general announcement that there are new assignments available) and then – more... it may be more than a week before you're able to find another assignment. I don't appreciate the feast-or-famine milieu. I was also confused by the fact that a topic section that I have multiple years of practice and academic experience with rejected my application. Yet, somehow I was allowed to write for a section that I have literally zero experience or education in. Their section application criteria are mysterious and seem illogical. – less
Cons: no direct supervisor; work was evaluated by a group of editors
This job was particularly flexible, in that you could choose your own work schedule and write as many or as few articles as you could handle. There was also a nice selection of interesting topics to write about, and almost anyone could find something that interested them enough to write a two page article about the subject.
typeF.com, eHow.com - Social Marketing Coordinator (Current Employee), Santa Monica, CA – July 18, 2012
Culture at Demand Media is very laid back, comfortable and allows you to flourish and show management really how creative you can be. Must be a self-starter and really voice your opinions and ideas. It's always welcomed.