"I just read that eTN story and thought it was a bit off as well. Odd how he criticized the fact that other journalists were along, including journalists who had been to Puerto Rico before (you'd think that a well-traveled editor would realize that…"
Thanks so much for the feedback, I really appreciate it. This is more or less the types of answers I expected, as I know that most of these sites are far from certain ways to make money as a journalist. I am looking to build my own new…"
I started writing for them in Fall 2008 when there were just 2,000 Examiners and just a few cities. They are now past 40,000 writers, some 100 cities, and still 'hiring', so it's increasingly difficult to get PVs.
"Yikes---steer clear. It sounds like Stacey below spends a TON of time on it, but she said she makes only $104/month. That's nothing. She said a friend makes over $400, but that's still nothing considering the fact that you're contributing at least…"
"I have been writing for them since Dec 15, 2009 as Phoenix Hiking Examiner. Then added Grand Canyon Hiking Examiner, and just recently Grand Canyon NAtional PArk Examiner. It is fun and rather addicting... check out my latest…"
"Yes, I've written for the Examiner for about a year now. They don't pay per article - but rather you get paid by page views. That can be good if you have a strong following or write in one of the more popular areas, but pretty bad if you're not."
"OK many thanks Ena. I actually have already been contacted by someone at the Examiner, so I was just wondering if other journalists have had good or bad experiences working with them, and any tips to share. But many thanks anyway!"
"They expect you to contribute at least three times a week, which is great, but I just had too many things going on to keep up. And you're constantly hounded to do your own viral marketing to create hits, for which you're paid about a penny each.…"
"Hey David, I'm just a couple miles away, in Condado. If you end up getting stranded in San Juan let me know and we'll meet for a drink (whatever you do, I've been told to never stay at the on-site airport hotel there)!"
"Hi Cessy, the article will be on my sites, www.LatinFlyer.com and www.LatinFlyerBlog.com, later next week. During my travels around Latin America I've come across several really cool but now defunct hotels with interesting architecture and super…"
"Thanks Miguel, that's a huge help. The article is about the history of famous hotels in Latin America that are now closed, so this info will be excellent (the building is still sitting empty, right?). Thanks very much!"
"I'm putting together a article about very cool, but very CLOSED (meaning currently non-functioning) hotels in Latin America. Does anyone know what the current status is of the the old Hotel Crillon in downtown Lima? Is it still sitting empty?"