Monday, December 14, 2015

The Pros and Cons of Content Mills


What are Content Mills?
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Simply stated, content mills are the fastfood or freelance writing. With that being said, writers have to be fast and their is no room for error.

Popular Content Mills
Textbroker
Writers Domain
London Brokers
The Content Authority

Pros
 
Good for Beginners
If you are starting out as a freelancer, nine times out of ten, you are going write  for a content mill. Beginners get a chance to establish themselves in the freelancing world, and most importantly, start their careers.

 Quick Cash
If you are looking for a source of quick cash, content mills is a great place to earn the extra money. With that being said, users can earn some quick using their writing skills.

Self-employed
If you like working for yourself, you will fit in at a content mill. To be precise, you will be a self-employed, freelance writer.

Good for College Students
Many college students face economic hardship. If you would like to earn some survival money, writing for a content mill may be a option for you. In addition, to earning survival money, this would be a good opportunity for english and journalism students that aspire to be journalist for magazines and newspapers.

Good for Unemployed
If you are unemployed, content mill could work as a means to an end for you.
 
Cons

You have to Prove Yourself
This is not neccesarily a bad thing, but it become aggravating. Most sites make you prove yourself in the form of a writing sample and /or quiz.

Scams
If you are going to work online, there is a chance that you are going to be scammed. I have heard of two sites that are known to scam writers.
 
Payrate could Change
Content mills are known to have a editing and ranking system in place to evaluate the quality of the content you are giving clients. If you are displaying low quality work, you will be given low level work, which mean your rank will be lowered.

 Fastfood of Freelance Writing
As mention aboved, content mill writing is the fastfood of freelance writing. I have read storys where content mill writers are claim to research, write, and edit an article in 30 minutes.

 
Getting Underpaid
In all actuality, content mill writers may make less than journalists for magazines and newspapers.
 
I hope this post was a big help to you. It is best to experience writing for a content mill and see if you like this type of work.

 

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