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The landscape for online content writing has changed dramatically over the past year. With Google releasing the Panda update at the beginning of last year, a number of online content farms all shut down. Content farms were both excellent (as ways of making money) and terrible (for the face of writing in general). I was someone who wrote for a few of these to supplement my general copywriting income, because frankly I saw an opportunity to make money and took it.
Fast forward nine months and services such as Demand Media, Bright Hub and the short-lived Wikio Experts changed their platforms so much that most users could no longer make money from them. I always liked these sites as little extras, to fall back on when work was otherwise low, or to increase it when I needed the money.
Enter Copify, a site that bills itself as one of the online copywriting agencies, and unlike the mass-market, battery farming of the other content farms, offers a more direct approach between client and copywriter. For a while, I have been one of the UK copywriters on the site and it is an interesting little venture.
Unlike websites such as Demand Media which felt horrendously impersonal, or Bright Hub with their stringent and pinicky writing standards, Copify is quite relaxed. The main draw back is that the amount of work available on the website is quite low and as such the demand to meet it far outstrips supply. If you can be bothered to keep the site open all day and refreshing periodically, you’ll probably be able to pick up some work, but it’s not guaranteed.