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Pros and Cons of Content Mills

Content mills are online site that allow writers to claim writing assignments in exchange for money. Writers who write for content mills have the many opportunity of earning a living but you will have your good moment and your bad moments; below are a list of pros and cons of writimg for a content mill.


Earning Money

This has to be the best perk of a content mill, earning money. If you like to write you can write and a earn money and do what you like to do.

Work at your Own Convenience

You can work when you want to and not have to worry about having set hours and work when ever you want to.

Starting your Career

If you are a college student that want to pursue a career in print journalism you can easily find a way to make money online. In addition, you can save your work from clients and get portfolio started to show to potential employers.

Customers Come to you

If you want tp break into freelance writing you use a content mill to get customers before you start you own writing service.

Direct Orders

If you have a good repoire with a client they may give you writing assignments that will most likely mean more money.


Low Pay

Content mills allow to get a start in your career but you have deal with low pay. You might get very few cents per word or you may get as much as five cents per word.

Getting Graded

Some content mills hire editors to grade your work after it has been submitted to clients. These editors will look for gammatical errors and assign you a grade. If you meet the editors standards you will be promoted to higher levels where you can make more money.

Getting Scammed

Client based content mills can be your best friend or a nightmare. This is so because, you can easily get scammed if you do not avoid these type of clients; These clients may take your work and give you a bad feedback and do not pay you even if you written a quality article.

You have to be Fast

In content mill writing you have to be like a fastfood employee, writing assignments come and go fast so you have to keep up

Work Can be Slow

Like a city that experience droughts a content mill can have very little work a times

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bestwriter wrote on September 26, 2014, 4:29 AM

There is disturbing news about Content Mills. I have written a post on this

Feisty56 wrote on September 26, 2014, 7:11 AM

I think one of the keys to a writer's best success when writing for content mills is to choose wisely from the beginning. There is a lot of information to be found for the searching as to what sites pay best, which ones have trustworthy dispute processes and more.

Kwriter-25 wrote on September 26, 2014, 11:26 AM

I think content mills are good for new writers but you have to do your homework and make sure you choose the best one so I agree Feisty56. I did not know content mills were in bad shape bestwriter

AliCanary wrote on September 26, 2014, 4:42 PM

I don't think websites that pay writers for specific assignments, like Hire Writers and oDesk, are in the same kind of danger as the websites that allow people to write their own content under their own byline, like Yahoo Voices (gone), Squidoo (gone), Bukisa (still there, but irrelevant since it doesn't pay any more), as there's still an ongoing need for content for clients who can't or don't want to write their own. At least I hope that's the case!

Ruby3881 wrote on October 2, 2014, 12:22 AM

I agree. Content writing for clients is different from writing under one's own byline. There is a good demand for content to be published on commercial web sites and blogs. Because that content isn't all grouped together, this kind of writing isn't significantly impacted by changes to things like the Google algorithm.