As we know it anyway

Demand Studios just announced that all articles must now be written through their site.  This means dealing with DS editors and the laborious editing guidelines which means proving everything you write .... never mind if you are an expert in the field.  Sigh.

Anyhow.  I don't see myself jumping through those hoops to write an ehow article.

Below is the email I received

Hi AHermitt,
Today, we are announcing that Demand Studios is now the exclusive platform for writing new articles for This change will not impact any of your existing articles or payments currently affiliated with the Writer Compensation Program (WCP). Demand Studios gives’s writers a more robust publishing platform, including copy editors, quality assurance and a number of great, new resources for the writer community. We are committed to providing a quality experience and are excited for you to continue writing.

How does this impact you?

You are currently a Demand Studios writer. Therefore, you can continue writing for through the Demand Studios publishing platform, same as before. We have appreciated your contributions to date and are looking forward to seeing more of your great work on the site.

What are the benefits?

At Demand Studios, you can suggest your own titles and write articles that pay on a monthly residual basis, just as you have done with the WCP. In addition, you can still select assignments that pay upfront, offering you the flexibility to choose the articles you write and how you get paid.
If you haven’t checked out Demand Studios in a while, here are some key features you may not be aware of:
  • There are now over 150,000 paid assignments available to write
  • Payday is twice a week for flat-fee articles, on Tuesdays and Fridays. Earnings for revenue share articles are paid out monthly
  • Improved ‘Find Assignments’ technology make searching easier
  • Enhanced community and training tools

Next Steps:

  • Please complete any new articles that you are drafting on within the next seven days. You will not be able to publish via’s publishing tools after 12:00 AM (PDT) on April 13, 2010.
  • Visit Demand Studios and log in with your email address and password.
  • For additional questions, please visit the FAQ or email us at
Thank you,
The eHow Team 



Phyllis said...

Thank you for sharing this information, Andrea. I received my email after I read your Tweet; I write for Demand Studios too.

Guess it's the end of an era for eHow, or as you said, at least eHow as we know it.

Darla Dixon, Artist said...

Well, you are a good writer, but there are so many eHow articles that are complete nonsense, only written to get clicks. So anything they can do to improve the quality of the pages I can understand. It will help the site rank higher on search engines. So many of those user-created-page sites get blacklisted by search engines for having replicated or nonsense content. But since I do some writing myself, I understand how these rules can really be irritating. Seems like they could make exceptions to people like yourself who are known for creating quality content.


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