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Some time back, I wrote an article exposing Academia-reseach as a scam. Recently, it came to my attention that someone has written an article claiming that it's not a scam.

*Sighes* I don't know whether to laugh or cry after looking at what he wrote. It amazes me that there are people who can be so deluded. And frankly, I think his article builds a case against Academia-research. Imagine an article, written in barely passable English, claiming that a certain writing site is not a scam, that he has worked there for 4 years and they do not just take on anybody, but first assess whether the applicant is a good writer.

For those of you who are interested, you can do a search for "Academia research scam" and read the one with a title claiming that it's not a scam.

Minor update

Just realised that I missed Absolute Write back when I split the "Forums and Blogs" from the rest of the "Sites Where Publishers Will Post Job Requests" section (which was months ago). Have shifted it to the "Forums and Blogs" section.

New addition to the list

I forgot to add this in with the rest of my updates, so I'm going to mention this in a seperate post.

AOL should be a name that most of us have heard of. They recently set up Seed, which to quote from their About Us page "assigns, buys and distributes work for all of AOL's properties: more than 80 of the Web's most highly trafficked and respected websites, including the world's leading sites for music, style, TV, tech and more."

Most of the article requests from Seed are paying around 30 USD for a word range of 400-500 words, although I have seen some that are paying a few hundred USD.

That certainly looks attractive.

Two points to take note of though.

1.Quite a number of the members on the writers' forums I visit have raised concerns about Seed. OF course, it may turn out that there's nothing to be worried about, and so far, Seed has not done anything to worry me, but it's still something to keep in mind.

2. Seed only pays US residents. Which unfort…

Belated Happy New Year (and some updates)

A belated happy new year to my readers (I hope I still have readers :P, since it been more than a month since my last post)

Looks like it's been more than a month since my last post.

Anyway, here's some updates.

Did some spring cleaning on my list and cleaned up a few dead links. It appears some of the sites are no longer in business.

In my last update, I mentioned that I was taking Review Stream off the list. Have been doing some digging around to see what I could find out about then since then and what I have found out appears to support my decision. For those of you interested in just what it was that I found out, here's the link to the article below.