Freelance Life: When Sites Go Bankrupt, You Lose Cash – The Story of Mode.com’s Unpaid Contributors
Oct30

Freelance Life: When Sites Go Bankrupt, You Lose Cash – The Story of Mode.com’s Unpaid Contributors

A Billion Dollar Website Went Bankrupt. Guess Who Got Screwed. “Being a freelance writer must be awesome!“ – Everyone. There’s no commuting, no boss on my case, no dress code, and no limit to how much time I can take off or when. Of course, there’s also no guaranteed salary, no health benefits, and no paid time off, either. That said, the perks are pretty damn nice, and obviously I’m of the belief...

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My Time as a Yahoo Contributor & The Death of Yahoo Contributor Network
Sep02

My Time as a Yahoo Contributor & The Death of Yahoo Contributor Network

The end of July brought the end of an era for myself and for a great many freelance writers — the Yahoo Contributor Network, formerly known as Associated Content way back when, shut down. Not only was YCN closing its doors to new material, but Yahoo went as far as removing the entire library of content which had ever been created through that platform. Every last drop, gone. Poof! It’s like all of those things you did...

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My Experience as the First AC Contributor to Cover an Event for Yahoo!
Nov10

My Experience as the First AC Contributor to Cover an Event for Yahoo!

I was thrilled to receive a message from the Yahoo! Contributor Network team that Yahoo! needed someone to cover an event for them. As a longtime contributor and living in Maryland, with the event being held in Delaware, I was selected as a person who might be a good fit for the assignment. I was given just a week’s notice for the assignment, which was held over the weekend of November 6th, but jumped on the chance nonetheless....

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