A content mill that will allow you to cut your teeth on the business
Freelance Writer (Former Employee) – Santa Barbara, CA – April 12, 2017
Dominate will not pay you well, but they will pay you and you will learn about the business and improve your skills as a writer. There is always work available (well there was when I worked there) and the people who were in charge were generally tolerable with helping you get your feet wet if you were a beginner. It was strictly a place to cut my teeth on and build my resume as a writer. If that's what you're looking for, then go all in.
Content Writer (Current Employee) – Albany, NY – October 16, 2015
For most of the last 16 months, Domainite has offered a steady income. Our team of writers and editors utilize a work pool where we can each select projects we want to work on, typically from oldest to newest. Editors and writers are easy to communicate with, which improves performance and morale. The editors also provide very helpful notes. The most enjoyable part of the job is the hardest part. It is interesting to research and create content for a wide spectrum of industries, especially those you are unfamiliar with.
The management is wonderful, and this job is ideal for freelancers who want to find something to fill in the gaps between other projects or who need an entry-level editing or writing position that will allow them to get their foot in the door of this industry.
However, the pay is very very low, and the better you are at what you do, the more they *expect* you to work. I often go several weeks without a day off, working as much as 41 hours straight at one point (for a combined total of a little over $30). I made such a low rate because, after being promoted (without having my pay raised at all), I had much much more that was expected of me but for no higher a pay rate.
If you are good at what you do and work hard, the management is very loyal. Their loyalty is what makes it difficult to leave...or perhaps that is MY loyalty that I am mistaking for their loyalty, because if they were really that loyal, they would pay me more? They claim that they do not make enough money to pay us (the editors and writers) more, but I have been in this industry long enough to know that, if they are not making a boatload of money with all the work we have available, they are not good businessmen.
It is also a very good place to hone your craft, as we all help teach one another.