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Back from the Grave

Hey kids,

Hope you guys are ok out there and have moved on to bigger and better things. We’re keeping the site alive just out of a sense of history – if anyone ever wants to know about Demand Studios and eHow, here’s the story in all it’s sordid detail.

This email popped up in our inbox and we just had to share.

The funny thing is that both Richard and I still have permissions. I went in and checked the queue just for a laugh and discovered I could still claim the one or two articles that were up there.

It was a good run while it lasted.

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Demand Media Closes Austin Office

Demand Media closes Austin office. […]

Drop the Zero and Get with the Hero!

Hey kids!

It’s summertime. That means we’re on vacation. Just like Demand! LOL. Found this letter stuck in our letterbox. Looks like we might be around after Demand is gone! But don’t feel too bad. All the Execs cashed out long ago.

Once again there are ZERO titles to claim at Demand Studios! Take a look at the flimsy, sugar coated BS they are telling contributors now.

Hi everyone,

Two weeks ago I announced that we were making some changes to better support eHow’s overall editorial strategy. While that effort is still underway, we’ve determined that our best option going forward is to have a smaller number of contributors […]

Demand Earnings Call and a Job?

How to Write for Demand Studios Sucks

Hey DSSers,

This was dropped in our mailbox a few days back by fellow DSSer BamaFan. Make of it what you will. Feel free to post your own comments. 

So, Demand’s insiders decided to salvage what’s left of their personal shares by splitting off the domain name side of the biz from the dying content side just days before the next (disastrous?) earnings call.

While it looks like Demand’s stock has soared from $5 to $11, that’s because shareholders got a 1-5 reverse stock split. I think if you had 500 shares of DMD before the changeover, you got 100 shares […]

Fired From a Content Mill: A True Story

Richard Head

Wanted to give a shout out to lurker “Ravis”. He shares a story about writing for Demand back in the early days. This pretty much hits the nail on the head:

Over time, the pay went from from $15 to $25, so I wrote a little more often. In the words of the wise and sage-like Todd Snider, it was all about that easy money, and I was just looking for the most I could get for the least I could do. And man, was it easy. The best part was, you could often write variations of another article you’d written previously. For example, I would write […]

Yep. Still here.

How to Go Down With the Ship

Hey DSSers,

Sorry for the delay.

Yep. We’re still here and about, although things are more quiet than they’ve been in years.

Notice that there are finally some new titles floating about. How is everyone finding things there?

Demand stock, however, continues to hover in the sub $5/share price. Ouch.