Back in the days of old, when Demand Studios was still a thing and Google hadn't yet implemented their first Panda update, I used to write for Break Studios.
Once upon a time, Break Studios was my favorite paid writing platform. It was in 2010 that I was accepted as a writer for the content website. The site was similar to the way Demand Media Studios operated, but the pay was significantly less.
I didn't care.
I loved writing for Break Studios because they asked writers to implement personality into their posts. They allowed writers a bit more creativity. Humor was highly encouraged. It became a fun way to pass time and earn a little cash.
I remember writing about Cheech & Chong movies. That was a blast! The fact that I was earning money for it was merely a bonus.
Writing for Break Studios was fairly easy. All articles were between 250 and 700 words. The thing that sucked was that the word count was not flexible. Even if you were a single word over, you couldn't submit your work until the word count was met—and not exceeded. That got annoying pretty quickly, but I dealt.
Back then, I was fine with the pay. I would earn an average of $8 per article. Because subject matters were less technical, it was super easy to earn between $16 and $24 per hour. Of course, the content pool wasn't nearly as full as Demand Studios' pool had been, so I never relied heavily on Break Studios. Also, review times were pretty slow, which also slowed payments. But, despite this, I certainly enjoyed writing for them.
I remember wanting Break Studios to be my main egg. I loved writing articles for them. They were fun and entertaining, so I truly enjoyed the work.
I miss Break Studios.
Did you ever write for Break Studios? What are some of the memories that you have?