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3:18 pm on Oct 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Trying to find some price ranges for having articles written...

Interested to see what prices you may have paid for writers ranging from a college kid to professionals.

Thanks

7:25 pm on Oct 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I pay an Idian Journo $10 per 500 words, he is darn fine.

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8:29 pm on Oct 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Where does one find Idian Journos?

That seems low to me--I think what you pay is going to depend somewhat on your subject. You'll have to pay more for specialized and technical subjects, for example.

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I advertised on an Asia Job website. I now pay a flat rate wage and i think each article costs me approx $5 and they are excellent quality.

I previously paid as low as $2 an article but the quality was poor.

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there is a theft issue here, even with cheap foreign labour you must be sure it is an original and not just lifted (in part or whole) from elsewhere ... that is if you worried about being sued :)
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The Indian journo, I tell him that if I can find a phrase from it on the web he doesnt get paid.

No problems yet.

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I just worked out a partnership for 600-1000 word articles at $13 each.

The samples where very good quality, so hopefully it all works out.

Thanks for the input...would like to now find that guy that writes quality pieces for $5!

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"The Indian journo, I tell him that if I can find a phrase from it on the web he doesnt get paid.
No problems yet."

I like that.

9:31 pm on Oct 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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If all copyright infringement was web-based, you would have it made. Unfortunately, there are millions of print books, newspapers, newsletters, brochures and so forth out there.
10:20 pm on Oct 29, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Unfortunately, there are millions of print books, newspapers, newsletters, brochures and so forth out there.

If you are willing to go to a library to research the books to write/steal one article, you might as well know how to write ;) I doubt the copyright criminals go to that extent.

CopyScape is a great tool for catching content stealers.

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If you are willing to go to a library to research the books to write/steal one article, you might as well know how to write ;) I doubt the copyright criminals go to that extent.

They could easily just copy an article out out of one book or magazine and you can't scan for that. The less you pay for high quality work, the higher the probablility it is not original, the more you risk a copyright law suit.

You guys who think you can guard against copyright infringement by checking the free serps on the web are living in a some kind of legal fantasy world. You might as well just copy other people's stuff yourself and save the $10 bucks per article.

Besides books and magazines, there are many low cost subscription services with copyrighted full text books and articles. You don't have to take the trouble to even go to the library to copy from those.

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So what you are saying is that if you pay $1,000 for one article you will not get sued if the writer steals someone else's work?

Besides I am pretty sure some contract could be arranged to offset the legal issues to the writer, just in case he/she copies someone else's work.

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Besides I am pretty sure some contract could be arranged to offset the legal issues to the writer, just in case he/she copies someone else's work.

As most people here are talking about having articles written off-shore, you can throw all your contracts out the window.

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Not only that, but a contract between you and your contractor won't stop, for instance, me suing you for copyright infringement. You are responsible for what you use.
 

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