If you’ve been reading this blog for sometime, you’ll know that I started my web writing career with Suite 101, learnt the ropes there and am now the Buddhism/Taoism Feature Writer for the site. I love the site, always have and am sure always will. Here’s why.
5 Reasons I Heart Suite 101
- Excellent Tutorials. I had no idea about Keyword Research, finding images, linking, etc but the step-by-step tutorials walked me through everything.
- Great Revenue Potential. Of all the residual income sites that I write for, Suite has consistently proven to be my number 1 earner.
- Fantastic Community. The writers and editors you find at Suite are really, really good. They have published books, run successful websites, manage online businesses and are terrific at writing. You can learn a whole lot just by browsing the forum threads. Plus, they’re really helpful.
- Google Love. Suite is ranked really well by Google. Pagerank of 7 and all that. Means that articles get indexed and ranked high in the SERPs, provided you’ve done your homework well.
- Progress, Change and Growth. This is the reason behind the post. To keep up with the changing times, Suite revises and revamps but not too often and not too much. It’s just right and most often, after gathering feedback from writers.
Reasons Why Writing for Suite 101 Just Got Better
As I said, Suite believes in changes that encourage progress and growth both for the site and its writers. So, there were quite a few changes in writing guidelines that make writing for Suite easy yet profitable.
- Change in Voice. Earlier, we could only write in third person. Now, it ain’t so! We can write in the 2nd person. Yay!!
- No Quotas for Contributing Writers. Earlier contributing writers had to write 10 articles in 3 months. Now, no more. Feature Writers, however, have their quota of 12 articles in 3 months. Fair enough.
- Article Length. Articles longer than 1000 words will no longer be automatically rejected.
There were a couple of other changes as well regarding accreditation for writing News articles and minimum standards. But for me, the most important were these. Earlier writing a Suite article used to take me close to an hour. Now, I spin one out in 30 minutes since am not bothered about the voice. If you’re someone who was considering writing for Suite but didn’t because of limitations and quotas, I suggest applying now.
If you are a Suite101 writer, I’d love to hear what you think about these new changes? Do you think it’ll impact revenue in a good way?