eHow delete almost everything I got!!!

@jeiay41 (675)
United States
October 8, 2009 12:38am CST
This is really frustrating and i want to release this negative vibes of mine. Not long time ago, i joined this eHow site hoping to make money and practice my writing skills. At first it was a really hard task for me because i'm not really a writer at any form, i've even drop my english class when i'm still in college because i didn't finish my poem project .
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9 responses
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
9 Oct 09
Hi, I an very sorry that happened to you. Did they give you a reason why they deleted them? Did you write the articles in a word processing program before you posted them? I always do that. If you did you can always go through and edit them. Spell check them, and change the information around a bit and then try resubmitting them. Did you post the same articles or very similiar articles somewhere else, most writing sites will not allow that. Again I am sorry that happened to you.
@jeiay41 (675)
• United States
9 Oct 09
They review it and said to be spam. But hey i even have puctures on it and hardly made that article them all of the sudden they deleted it. Anyways i'll just make another one with a different title on it.
@ladym33 (10990)
• United States
10 Oct 09
Was there a referal link on it? Most sites will get upset if you post referal links.
@rosepedal64 (4191)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Hi jejay It is not you. They have been on a deleted trail for the past couple of months. I have been with them for over a year and they deleted one of mine the other day too. Their reasons are crazy. Im not sure why they can't do the deletes before you start getting views on them..I now have given all my time to mylot. I have had no problems in making payout every month. I can't say that on ehow..Just be patient or give your attention on here..Have a great day and keep smiling..
@jeiay41 (675)
• United States
9 Oct 09
Your absolutely right, why not delete it before they publish the articles. Do they having a hard time to review the article first hand rather than review it in the later part. Never the less i'll stick to there site and struck them by storm.
• United States
9 Oct 09
I like the way you think. I might just stick it out too and see what else they can throw at me. I think I will write another article to see if that one gets deleted too..LOL..Have a great day.
• United States
11 Oct 09
eHow deleted one of my articles last month. I've been w/them for nearly 2 yrs w/no complaints. The reason they gave was that my article did not give actual methods or tips on how to make time for your art. Now, to be honest w/myself, there were a couple of tips but it was really my own feedback into how a service (think it was called writinghustle.com) can con artists into believing that their services will be an asset instead of a liability. I didn't name the actual place but I guess Demand Studios is experienced enough to know a rant. I even got positive feedback on this piece! My suggestion would be to keep a copy and submit to other content sites. Or re-write them first then submit. Best
@jeiay41 (675)
• United States
11 Oct 09
That's my biggest error i made, i didn't save my article in my computer or rewrite it in other site. I learn a lesson with this site, always keep a backup to your precious document.
@tamron123 (276)
• United States
9 Oct 09
Im pissed with ehow to! Not only because of the sweeps but all the glitches. Is was a pain just to submit a article then after all that aggrivation they come around and delete your article. I won't be writing there anymore. Does anyone know of any sights like ehow?
@jeiay41 (675)
• United States
9 Oct 09
Your absolutely right. I also a member of lots of writing site. If you want to know few of them you can visit my blog site but i feel sorry cause i'm not updating it for now. Anyways, im still earning few dollars on ehow even i don't write from them anymore for now.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I would have to agree with what unusualsuspect said above. Places like eHow are not going to pay people to 'practice' or learn to write. You said yourself 'i'm not really a writer at any form'. If your not a writer why would you think you could earn money by it? There are experienced writers who struggle to earn money doing what they love to do... I might suggest you keep working here on mylot - I've met many people over the years here who have used myLot to practice writing and have improved over time and while the pay isn't much you can earn something here. I do hope eHow doesn't delete your account and in time if you have the heart and commitment your writing will met their qualifications if you really want to be a writer.
@jeiay41 (675)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I joined different websites not to be an expert on that field, i joined then to make money even i'm don't know much of it I try each of every website I joined if they are legit enough to pay members who complete the work. Even im not a writer i manage to earn money on the said site. If i compare it to this site, i guess its more profitable to make articles on that side rather than make 1,000 response here, its not like my style to post alot but would love to continue commenting here not because to make money, its because its been part of my life style to post my inner thoughts on this forum. I still pursue my writing even they delete it once in a while.
• United States
8 Oct 09
I can understand how frustrating that is for you, but to be honest, sites like eHow aren't for practicing your writing. They're paying for quality and judging by this post, you're not ready to provide that quality. They should have a better system so that articles are checked for grammar, etc;, before they're published instead of letting people keep writing and then find out that their articles aren't what eHow wants. Somebody suggested that you start a blog, which is a pretty good idea, but what you really need is a site where you can get feedback, and also make a little money. Triond is one that isn't too strict, and they have a forum where members can discuss their writing and ask for help. You need to get with people who'll help you work on your writing, not just leave a comment saying something like "great article." You can spend your energy being pissed off at eHow, or you can decide to work on your writing so that eventually you'll be good enough to write on sites that pay well.
@jeiay41 (675)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I guess your right, they're not met to be for practicing writers like me. But i still feel bad because they delete my earning article. I only have 7 articles publish on that site and now its down to 6. Maybe i'll just do some dirty tactics to rake those money on their site. Bad intention means good money.
@irishidid (8716)
• United States
8 Oct 09
Don't feel bad. I had one deleted today and I'm sure they'll find reasons to delete something else. Unfortunately all of the writing sites have a serious flaw of some kind at each one. Practicing your writing is a good idea, but you need feedback. You can't really get that on ehow. You need to join a writing forum.
@jeiay41 (675)
• United States
9 Oct 09
I appreciate your point. Feedback will help my writing skills o improve. I'll follow your pointers so i can back in track.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
9 Oct 09
This is a risk we have to take in online earning. I think we are at the mercy of the site's discretions. They may choose whatever they want to do and we are actually left with no recourse but to accept our fate. I am not aware if there are legal solutions for problems like this. I hope there is, like in the real world. Otherwise, we just have to look for more legit sites and make the most of our invested time. cheers.
@hexeduser22 (6703)
• Philippines
8 Oct 09
What a waste of time and effort but don't feel bad though just try to look at it in a positive manner. For now, find another site that would publish your article and pays.