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post #21 of 30
well, I guess they were approved. I don't plan to reuse these, just a skeleton of an article. I guess it breaks up the monotony of my day. I did a few today. "How to Run for President" was amusing. Its just a little 9 line form from the "Federal Elections Commission."

Question- if I suggest a topic can I write it? Is the process of suggesting a topic automated or does a person review it? How does that work?
post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by lisarussell View Post
well, I guess they were approved. I don't plan to reuse these, just a skeleton of an article. I guess it breaks up the monotony of my day. I did a few today. "How to Run for President" was amusing. Its just a little 9 line form from the "Federal Elections Commission."

Question- if I suggest a topic can I write it? Is the process of suggesting a topic automated or does a person review it? How does that work?
You can suggest a topic and they'll review it. Once it's been approved, you write it the same way you write the others.
post #23 of 30
Okay so I actually *went* to eHow.com to see what it is about. After seeing exactly what kind of writing it was I went over to Demand Studios and applied. I just submitted my first piece - How to Buy A Car Alarm.

Can you write about articles that aren't in the five topics you selected? I honestly couldn't find much in the way of guidelines on the site.
post #24 of 30
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Can you write about articles that aren't in the five topics you selected? I honestly couldn't find much in the way of guidelines on the site.
You can suggest topics. There's a place on your dashboard when you log in at the Demand Studios site where you can do so.
post #25 of 30
Oh, I didn't make myself clear. When you click on Find Assignments and then browse you can see all the assignments in the various categories. I picked up one from the automotive section even though that wasn't one of the five sections I highlighted on my application. That's what I mean about writing outside of the topics we selected.
post #26 of 30
What's up with the ten claim limit. I've done my ten and so now- what? Do I have to wait until they're approved? Is ti because I'm new? I don't want a limit. If some are finished- published then shouldn't that release some of my ten. They're actually fun to write, a lot more fun to write than to read.
post #27 of 30
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Oh, I didn't make myself clear. When you click on Find Assignments and then browse you can see all the assignments in the various categories. I picked up one from the automotive section even though that wasn't one of the five sections I highlighted on my application. That's what I mean about writing outside of the topics we selected.
I don't think it should be a problem. I'm pretty sure I've written outside of my five topics at one point. Go for it!
post #28 of 30
Thanks spmamma.

Another question - how long do articles stay "under review"? I don't want to write a bunch and mess up things so I'm waiting for a response. I couldn't find that in the FAQ.
post #29 of 30
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Thanks spmamma.

Another question - how long do articles stay "under review"? I don't want to write a bunch and mess up things so I'm waiting for a response. I couldn't find that in the FAQ.
I don't know that there's a specific time frame, but it seems to take them anywhere from a few days to a week to review and publish an article.

To be honest, they've never contacted me with changes to my articles (and I'm certainly not perfect ), but I have noticed that they've made little changes here and there to a few of them after I submitted them.
post #30 of 30
Well my ten were approved, one was a total rewrite- i really screwed it up, wrote on a whole 'nother topic. they extended it to 20 articles, now those are done. I suggested topics, they were accepted and now they're written, this is my new favorite job. My biggest beef is the limit. Now that I know how to suggest my own topics these articles are taking less than 15 minutes to write.
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