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Old 08-20-2011, 10:31 AM
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Default Freelance Writers.net and Valley Direct Media

Does anyone have any experience with either of these companies? I applied to both and received a response. However, VDM wants me to write a sample for which they will pay for regardless of acceptance. I wanted to know if this site is legit. Also, Freelance Writers sent me an email to verify the link. I couldn't click on the verification code. They sent me another email with another link to click. I'm supposed to manually enter in my email and password. I did both and it won't let me in the site. Should I submit another help ticket or am I wasting my time? Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:11 AM
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VDM is legit. I was paid within a week for my test article alone.
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Old 08-20-2011, 11:57 AM
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Freelance writers.net is pointless at the moment. I was accepted and there are like two new titles a week.
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Old 08-20-2011, 12:11 PM
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VDM is legit.

Expect to write several thousand words per day on subjects you have no input or control over.

It was steady, but I didn't like it. I enjoy having more freedom and flexibility in my life.
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VDM is legit. I was paid within a week for my test article alone.
I heard that Valley Direct Media is no longer hiring.
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:49 PM
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I heard that Valley Direct Media is no longer hiring.
I doubt they are, since after they paid me for the test article, they also told me that the position had already been filled. This was about a month ago though; maybe they're hiring again, but I'm not sure.
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Old 08-20-2011, 02:03 PM
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Thanks for the advice. I think right now I'll stick with Wikio. MC and private clients for my eggs unless another really good opportunity pops up. So far everything seems on the up and up with Wikio. The only bit of news I didn't like involved hearing that the UK site doesn't have 8 euro articles.

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Old 08-20-2011, 04:02 PM
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Does anyone have any experience with either of these companies? I applied to both and received a response. However, VDM wants me to write a sample for which they will pay for regardless of acceptance. I wanted to know if this site is legit. Also, Freelance Writers sent me an email to verify the link. I couldn't click on the verification code. They sent me another email with another link to click. I'm supposed to manually enter in my email and password. I did both and it won't let me in the site. Should I submit another help ticket or am I wasting my time? Thanks in advance!
Valley Direct never paid me for sample. I would probably never work for them.
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Old 08-20-2011, 08:30 PM
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Valley Direct never paid me for sample. I would probably never work for them.
Same here, even after I questioned them on it.
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Old 08-21-2011, 10:16 AM
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Valley Direct paid me for my sample. When I sent in my sample article they sent it back saying I hadn't used the required keywords, which I had. I highlighted the required keywords in my sample and sent it back. They emailed me back and told me that I didn't follow directions and following directions is "super important" so they didn't hire me.

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