If you are looking for another place to earn money writing, you may want to consider Break Studios. Much like Demand Studios, Break Studios is looking for writers to write content for the many websites that they own. Here is the breakdown...
Who is Break Studios
Break Studios is associated with the mostly male websites Break.com, Madmen.com, Chickipedia.com, Screenjunkies.com, Cagepotato.com, AllLeftTurns.com and HolyTaco.com. They have recently set up a format much like Demand Studios where you apply to become a writer and, once accepted, you can choose from a list of articles available. Beware, some of the content they want is X-rated, while other content is just regular, everyday articles.
Applying for Break Studios
Break Studios is looking for writers who have some experience and possibly a sense of humor. The application consists of supplying a resume, examples of your writing and telling them something interesting about yourself. They also ask you what subjects you are interested in writing about. You also have to create a login name and password and supply them with your PayPal e-mail. After you submit your application, you wait for it to be accepted or denied. As far as I can tell, Break Studios only accepts U.S. writers.
Payment at Break Studios
Break Studios doesn't tell you how much they pay per article before you apply or even after you apply. Because of this, I went in search of someone who writes for Break Studios to find out and I found this article at All Freelance Writing. If what they say is true, Break Studios only pays around $8 an article. This is a little more than TextBroker and a little less than Demand Studios. However, if the articles don't take too long to write and are fun, maybe the $8 is okay. It all depends upon where you are with your writing career and how much you enjoy writing for them
Payment is said to take place (according to the TOS) 45 days after publication and payment is made through PayPal. According to the article on All Freelance Writing, they pay sometime during the next month after the article is accepted. Not exactly exact, but it does sound as if they do eventually pay you.
What do I Think?
If it is true that Break Studios only pays $8 per article, then I'm not sure if I would spend much time there. I did put in an application and am waiting for my acceptance or rejection. I am not exactly the type of person they are probably looking for to write for them, so I won't be surprised if I am rejected (especially if they read this post). If I am accepted, I will check out the list of articles available and decide if it is a good fit for me.
It never hurts to try a new writing site, even if you think the pay is low. Sites do grow and sometimes even begin paying more. If this sounds like an interesting site, you should give it a try and find out for yourself.
3/5/10 Update - I was accepted as a writer for Break Studios only 12 hours after applying. From what I can see, they do only pay $8 per article. However, the word count for articles are between 250 and 700 words. I have read their writer's guidelines, which are very similar to Suite101 and Demand Studios. I plan on trying a couple of articles to see how it goes. I picked titles that would be easy for me to write quickly so that it is worth the small payment. I'll let you know how the entire process pans out. :)
More blog posts on Break Studios:
My First Article Rewrite at Break Studios
Break Studios Update
My Two Published Articles at Break Studios