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Sunday, January 03, 2010

Will 2010 Be a better Year for Freelance Writing?

In 2009, we saw the growth of web based writing. The growth came mainly thanks to two websites: Examiner and Demand Studios. Both of them flourished and saw huge growth in terms of Internet traffic. In fact, there has been a lot of criticism against content mills like Demand Studios but I think that they are here to stay and in 2010, we may see more successful replicas of the same model. I am not a fan of content mill system simply because often, quality is totally sacrificed. All that matter is number of visitors and page views. However, during the time of economic recession, many persons cannot afford to choose. In fact, if I get the opportunity, I will happily join places like Demand Studios or Examiner.com simply because they pay regularly.
Well, I live in a third world country and the payment systems of both Demand Studios and Examiner.com are attractive for me. However, even in USA, newspaper is a dying industry and that is why, if you want to write, perhaps content mills are the future places for many writers. Thus, it is something that no body is happy about but there is hardly any other alternatives. 

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