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.