Employee Review

  1. 3.0
    Former Freelancer, more than 1 year

    Good for getting published, bad for getting paid

    Jul 22, 2021 - Freelance Contributor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good way for new writers to start getting work published Editors are responsive and quick to provide feedback when a draft needs changing for any reason

    Cons

    Pay based on views (50p per thousand views) means you hardly get paid anything - you either have to rush out an article in as little time as possible or hope and pray that it gets enough views that it'll actually be worth your while, eg. spend 2.5 hours on an article and you'd have to get over 44,000 views just to make the equivalent of minimum wage from it. Pitches are also a little restrictive - almost every article is a list/top 10 etc. so there's a limit to what sort of articles you can get published

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    WhatCulture

    Nov 19, 2018 - Anonymous Contractor 
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    Pros

    You can work your own hours. You can write about fun topics. Some of the people are very pleasant. Regular and prompt payments.

    Cons

    Some of the people are not so pleasant. Different people (some of which with somewhat irrational standards) can overlook your work, which can lead to conflicting feedback.

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  2. 2.0
    Former Contractor

    COMMUNICATION IS KEY

    Jun 12, 2017 - Contributor 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great money if you put in the work, strong pitching structure

    Cons

    Editors DO NOT communicate what they expect in terms of standards. Pitch ideas are approved, then are not posted after submission because they don't meet a certain standard. I myself was let go after less than two weeks as a result of this, with some of my pieces not even getting a chance at a round of edits. This was in spite of the four articles I had published to the site accumulated more than 100,000 hits.

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