Writing Site Review Update 2: Bright Hub

Ouch – very painful. As if it were not bad enough that every site seems to be offering less revenue share, demanding higher quality (which I’m all for!) and cutting back on available assignments, writers at Bright Hub have another problem.  I was thrilled at the beginning of November to finally get “Senior Writer” status at BH which helped since only Senior Writers were able to accept claims in November. It was assumed by most of us that this would continue at least through December. If only! Not so much!

Effective immediately (12/01/11) the writer and editor roles at Bright Hub have ended. Additionally, all revenue share will be paid through 12/15/11 and that is done as well. Writers who contribute to Business, Education and Technology may have an opportunity to continue contributing to Bright Hub on an “ad hoc” (special for those who are not sure) basis. This is a significant blow to many writers.

The change at Bright Hub accurately reflects the current climate of online writing.  Personally, I have over 200 articles on Bright Hub and rather than being allowed to update those on my own the editing will now be taken care of by an editorial team. What a shame for so many writers who have been at Bright Hub for so long.  I know what I’m losing and can only imagine what others are losing.  Bright Hub is a great site and there are some fantastic articles there – the writers, editors and managers were all great due to highly effective training and communication across teams. It’s too bad that writers can no longer apply to be a writer. This is more for informational purposes for those who are searching for writing sites.  Bright Hub is no longer a viable for new writers.

About Doreen Martel

Well-rounded freelance writer who contributes to various blogs, paid to write sites and revenue sharing sites. Doreen is legally blind and has worked at home for more than 10 years. She uses the lessons learned from this experience to enhance her writing and share information with others.

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8 Responses to Writing Site Review Update 2: Bright Hub

  1. March 11, 2012 at 12:07 am

    Hey there, I realize that this article is three months old, but I’m just wondering what’s the update on bright hub? They seem to be accepting writers again (and willing to pay them) and I’m thinking about joining. But after reading this article, I’m a bit confused, what’s the situation there?

    • March 11, 2012 at 5:13 am

      Hi John, there is no change at this time at Bright Hub. They are still not accepting writers for any projects. There are a few writers who were hand-selected for specific projects which keeps new content going in at a snails pace. It’s too bad too, I started to do really well on page views there and now Ido not even get revenue share on those hits ;) I really do miss the site, I loved writing there.

      • March 11, 2012 at 5:52 am

        Apparently, you can still become a member (just did), but when I click on “become a writer” it takes me to a “page not found.” So I’m thinking that you’re right. But there are new articles that are being posted, how is that possible?

        • March 11, 2012 at 2:20 pm

          John, some of the writers who were there prior to the cease of payments have been invited to stay active and are being contracted for articles to the best of my knowledge. This would have been limited to those who were very long-term writers that had excellent writing skills proven through BrightHub.

          • Winston
            April 16, 2012 at 9:38 pm

            They have been wiping out most of the user profiles, in case you haven’t noticed. Only a select few seem to have gotten a stay of execution. There’s no reason to do that, you know?

          • April 17, 2012 at 4:29 am

            I generally log in once a week and my profile is still there. It could be that they are taking out profiles that do not show the “expertise” in writing that Google is looking for. Since there seems to be zero sounds coming from those who are still writing there it’s hard to know what is going on. I have to admit that I found the whole handling of this matter very disturbing.