Zen Content Review — Extra Writing Work or Complete Waste of Time???

zen content reviewWhat is Zen Content? Is this a good content mill for aspiring writers? Or will it, like the other content mills you tried, turn out to be a complete waste of time? Read this Zen Content review to find out.

Zen Content Overview

Zen Content, formerly known as Triple Curvey, is a company that provides writing work for freelancers. To sign up, you will need to take a writer’s test. You can apply through a contact form on their website, though they also sometimes place classified listings on job sites. If accepted, you will be assigned a rank. You will also be sent a writing style guide. Jobs are sent out to freelancers as they come up.

My Experience With Zen Content

I can’t remember when I applied to Zen Content, but their style guides are dated last June in my Google Docs account, which makes my membership there almost a year old.

I haven’t really been notified of any jobs over the course of time since I signed up. The only time jobs were offered was once last summer. The project consisted of writing very short overviews of businesses by searching LinkedIn for information on staffers of those businesses. I don’t remember the exact pay rate, but I do remember that it was too little for me. I think it was something like one cent per word, and since the words per task were so short, it just wasn’t worth it for me.

So, Is Zen Content Legit? Can It Really Be True?

Zen Content is definitely legit. It certainly doesn’t hurt to sign up. The only question is how much work you will be offered. I’ve only been offered one project in many months, and that project lasted for a very short time.

Just as a side note, I’ve signed up to several of these types of companies and content mills, and most of them seem to almost never have work. It’s sad, but I think that in the age of post-Google Panda and Penguin, when quality content matters so much, website owners are really looking for high-quality content and are turning to other sources than content mills. 

3 Comments

  1. Albert

    I’ve been struggling to find work on these websites. The internet, with its millions of sites, with its vast and expansive content, and no work? The plight of writer…

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    1. Ben (Post author)

      Hi Albert!

      Yes, I know how frustrating it is for freelance writers to find work; I’ve been there. I think that the internet doesn’t make it easier to find work; it just makes it harder. After all, you’re now competing with freelance writers all over the world. And honestly, there will always be more writers looking for work than website owners/companies looking for writers. I think that’s the root of the problem.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  2. Alexis

    I think it’s great that Zen gives out writing tests! I find it a bit pitiful when I scroll through articles or blogs and find them to be poorly written.

    Reply
    1. Ben (Post author)

      Hi Alexis!

      Good point. I actually don’t remember if they gave writing tests or asked to see samples of previous work. It’s the same thing, really.

      And yes, if you own a blog, you have to make sure that it looks presentable, or you’re going to lose your authority. On the other hand, if you’re writing for your own blog, you don’t have to be a perfectionist 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply

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