Can't get on to that site today

@maximax8 (28931)
United Kingdom
September 3, 2009 10:35am CST
Every day I have been going on a site called www.work-online.org.uk however today I can't get on to it. I have earned almost £20 from writing stories on it. Does anyone else go on work online? Has anyone belonged to a site and then it disappeared?
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@Jemina (5783)
4 Sep 09
I went to check the site and it looks okay. Maybe they were just doing some stuff with the system yesterday. I got curious with it so I checkt it out and looked at the sample stories. They were easy ones so I created an account. But when I got in there were only two categories available: DIY and Insurance. I don't have so much know-how about them and I think it will take time for me to write a hundred stories to accrue the minimum payout. I wish they would give more categories.
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• Canada
4 Sep 09
Hi Jemina :) I've been writing there for, ummm, probably a month or more but I don't do it every day for the reason you mention. Some of the categories are not my areas of knowledge or interest so I pass on those. Did you choose to accept the Adult category? That's another one that is available from time to time. The keywords for the adult category are very tame, I can assure you (not what I thought they might be! LOL!). They also have a Transport category, from time to time, that I've seen. Hang in there... I'm sure you'll find something to your liking soon! I wish you lots of luck :)
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@Jemina (5783)
4 Sep 09
OH, I see. So I need to check it from time to time to see other categories. Thanks for letting me know. Yea, I accepted the "adult" category as I believe I'm already mature enough to handle that one. Well, it would be a great way to get paid for your stories eh? By the way, your username is the title of one of my blogs: www.justthinkingoutloud.today.com but I have stopped writing there because I got busy with my offline job and they have removed me from the VIP program. I used to get paid a dollar for every article/story I write that's not less than 100 words.
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• Canada
4 Sep 09
Oh wow! LOL that's really cool! I've been using this screen name in a few places since I started with myLot about three years ago... what a coincidence The thing I do like about Work Online, as I've said to others as well, is that they accept fiction. It's not easy finding sites that do and, for me at least, writing fiction is a great way to get my momentum going and clearing out the cobwebs LOL Especially first thing in the morning! In any case, I wish the compensation was better (they just cut it in half a week or two ago because they are getting a lot more volume than they originally anticipated) but a little here and there adds up.
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• Canada
3 Sep 09
Hi maximax :) Yep I write there as well and I haven't been able to log in yet today either. I doubt it's a case of the site disappearing... they've been making quite a few changes lately so I'd be willing to bet it's just a temporary situation. It's the first time I've noticed a problem with it since I started there awhile back so I'm not ready to panic just yet LOL But to answer your other question, no I haven't had that experience yet... and I REALLY hope not to! LOL Have a great day! :)
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@maximax8 (28931)
• United Kingdom
3 Sep 09
Hi there Thinking Out Loud. Many thanks for telling you that you think it is a temporary problem. I hope that they will be back on tomorrow. I am sad when My Lot goes down but that only seems to happen for a couple of hours when they are doing updates. Have a lovely day.
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• Canada
4 Sep 09
Hi again! Have you tried to log in today? I just did and I breezed right in, no problems at all. I'm glad they're back up and running! Good luck with your stories! :)
@maximax8 (28931)
• United Kingdom
4 Sep 09
Excellent! As soon as I read your next reply I tried it and got through right away. I am happy about that. I have written two stories on it this afternoon.
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@browneyed (2526)
• United Kingdom
3 Sep 09
Yep, I noticed the site was down too. I'm hoping that it's because they're working on something as it wouldn't be great if they upped and disappeared from there. Would have been much better if they emailed everyone to let them know the site will be down before they actually did it. I used to used Work-Online and I quite liked it. But then, when they halved the pay, my enthusiasm waned. Moving on once I reach the next payout. I've never had a site I was using disappear on me. No. Some have been down for a bit, but that's it. Hope Work-Online comes back up soon. take care...
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@maximax8 (28931)
• United Kingdom
3 Sep 09
Hi there Brown Eyed. Thanks for telling me that the site is down for you too. I wrote 2 stories before they halved the pay. When My Lot is down for a couple of hours it worries me but then it comes back up even better than before. I hope that Work on Line isn't about to disappear. Have a wonderful day.
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@browneyed (2526)
• United Kingdom
3 Sep 09
You're welcome :-) You have a nice day too.
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@maximax8 (28931)
• United Kingdom
4 Sep 09
I am so delighted that the site is now back working. I hope that you are having a lovely day.
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@jwfarrimond (4474)
3 Sep 09
It might be that the site is just down for some reason, I've not used it myself though or similar sites for that matter as I don't think that they pay enough to justify the amount of work that's done. But that's just a personal view.
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• Canada
3 Sep 09
I agree with you, jwfarrimond, that the compensation isn't extraordinary... but the reason I stick with it is because it's one of the only sites I've come across that allows me to write fiction. I can do that very efficiently LOL! So, even the smaller payment adds up fairly quick. I actually use it as a break from writing factual or informative articles which can get a little weighty some days :)
@maximax8 (28931)
• United Kingdom
3 Sep 09
Hi there Jwfarrimond. I know that 25 pence for a story of more than 400 words isn't much money. After 100 stories it is meant to be 50 pence for each story. I like writing fiction. I find it is difficult to put one of the key words in 4 times. It was lovely to hear your view of the site. Many thanks.
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