Geesh. I never ever learn, do I?
A few months ago, I wrote a pretty detailed post of my experience with Fiverr and how it stacks up to creating your own writing career freedom, away from these “gig sites and content mills”.
Well, a little over a week ago I began to have the “writer’s itch”. I wanted to create content for the web like I did with Examiner and Helium(both sites have since moved or changed completely!)
I spotted a site called Blogmutt.
Blogmutt allows you to write content, submit it and you get paid $8 for 250+ words. More words could have you earning $72 per post- if the customer buys your article.
This all sounds good right? I was amped and ready to go. Before I could officially become a Blogmutt writer though, I had to go through the rituals.
- Take the grammar exam. Passed.
- Writing and Plagiarism test. Passed.
- Gave blogmutt my personal info for the W-9 form.
After all this, I received an email that read, “Congratulations! You passed the exams! Now you have to write your first post. If your first post is not accepted, you will be denied access to Blogmutt and can never write for us again.”
I wish I was exaggerating here, folks.
I wrote a pretty good article about Spanish language jobs and uploaded it to the site. I spent days on it, perfecting it, making sure it sounded just right.
Well, yesterday I go onto my Blogmutt dashboard and it reads, “ATTENTION: Your account has been suspended. We will not answer emails regarding the reasons.”
The creator must get off knowing he is an a%#@hole. The language spoken is unprofessional and the rules are not professional at all, and yet there are people, supposedly earning from this site.
This is what I mean by staying away from content mills. They take your work and then ban you for no apparent reason.
The only one I can blame is myself and maybe businesses.
If businesses want content for their sites, there are so many great writers out there and me making $8 per article is great if I write enough articles, but not enough to do the writing and then get banned.
I am not sure what tips I can offer here besides marketing yourself online and offline. Let people know you provide great web content services.
Until next time, keep writing! 🙂