Today I was messaged by friends in the writing world, who are experiencing the shrinking world of viable writing platforms to write on. Making money is becoming increasingly difficult for those that stay the course. Nine years is a long time for a website to pay contributors and many were faithful for many years. Now with one email life is changed, and any residual money will disappear by August 15th.
Writers will have to scramble to regain their footholds. I will be publishing my book including this information and how writers can refocus by the end of the week.
_____ Dear Contributors, You made the past nine years incredible. At Yahoo, we’re focused on making daily habits more inspiring and entertaining. That means we’re constantly reviewing our products and experiences and, in some cases, we have to make tough decisions to no longer support a product. As part of our ongoing effort to sharpen our focus, on July 31, 2014, Voices.Yahoo.com will be shut down; on August 15, we will make the final Performance Payment before Contributor.Yahoo.com closes. With the exception of content you provided to Yahoo under a work for hire license, or unless Yahoo arranges differently with you, we will remove from Yahoo all content published through Yahoo Contributor Network and rights for all of your Yahoo Contributor Network content will revert to you. We know you have a lot of questions. Please refer to this FAQ for details. It has been such an incredible privilege to share your talents with the world over these past nine years. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts. -The Yahoo Contributor Network Team