I have just replied on another thread with a similar theme.
Remember that on the whole, Academic Knowledge / Deveraux and Deloitte / Academic Answers / UK Essays etc are able to pay writers far more than most companies because they charge customers more - and they are able to charge customers more because they offer more. For example, they offer a £5,000 no plagiarism guarantee and a delivery on time promise. These are very valuable guarantees and customers are willing to pay more for them. All writers agree to uphold these guarantees when they join us - they don't have to write for us. Also remember that we're an agency so the writer is (effectively) agreeing with the customer to uphold the guarantee.
Regarding the following:
They fine their writers 300% for late submissions
Yes, that's right - unless the writer phone ups and arrange to extend it. Our customers are often working to tight deadlines and getting the work on time is extremely important to them. At the same time, we appreciate sometimes writers may fall ill or need extra support and we're very accomodating if we have notice of the problem.
customer complaints re quality
Not true. Why would we offer an amendments service if we fined the writer every time the customer complained about quality? That would make no sense. Please also read my reply below to the other post which explains that we could not legally profit from this in the way that has been suggested in these forums.
£5000 for plagiarism issues
Yes, if you plagiarise work, you will be directly responsible to the customer for the £5,000 guarantee. You agree to write for us on these terms. The solution? Don't plagiarise. Is this too much to ask? I don't think so, as a writer myself. Of course, we're not unreasonable and again everything has to be done in a way that would be upheld by the Courts, if it came to that. If the plagiarism is, for example, a genuine mistake, or more to do with an isolated incident sloppy referencing than anything, we have a clause in place in the customer contract that says it won't apply. Once again, we're an agency - the guarantees are made by the writer to the customer, and so the money goes to the customer.
I left after being charged 300% when the student claimed that the essay did not get the grade she wanted after she handed in the work as her own!
Please see my reply to another thread
- which explains the only instances where a writer would be charged such a fee.