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5:23 pm on Sep 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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How much do you usually (would you) pay to a content writer (student) for a 500 - 1000 word article? Writer does all the research. I just provide with topic and a small keyword selection.
12:19 pm on Oct 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Thanks for confirming my point :)
1:55 pm on Oct 28, 2004 (gmt 0)

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leo your point was wrong.. i was simly stating that that.. your obviously dont make a full time living from the net so your opinion doesnt carry any weight.. good day
3:32 am on Oct 30, 2004 (gmt 0)

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OLRedEye ..slightly better ( least you appear to be trying to be thinking )..but to answer your question as to the validity of "my old argument"..and not being at all political ..if you consider that outsourcing from the USA has contributed to anything other than higher profits in relation to the US economy ( which is NOT mine BTW ) ..then your grasp ( more accurately "lack thereof" ) of basic economics ..will only hasten the "outsourcing" of yourself ..but then already I don't expect "your economic model" to survive long enough for "us" to be having an extension of this conversation in another years time ...

Unless you are a spammer /scammer ..your website or business will only be.. as Brett says "sticky" enough to make any long term money ..if it's well designed and has quality ..

You both appear to be more interested in trying to "rip off" those who provide you with your material ( makes one wonder how your ethics are in relation to your "customers"? )...or maybe "you" would "work" for what you think is such "good" fair money as you offer?

It's rare that I get annoyed ( particularly to post this way and ..til now.. not here at WebmasterWorld )..but rank stupidity combined with arrogance and greed always were a "blue touch paper" of mine ...

You seem to be missing a point or three here, but I would not waste too much time on it, I think your words speak for themselves...

One thing I would comment on though is that maybe when you do get annoyed, you should not spray insults around quite as freely. It reflects upon yourself.

I am at the opposite end to crimsonblack, but on this I agree. Case closed.

3:40 am on Nov 2, 2004 (gmt 0)

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find people who will do 250 word articles with headline for $2 an article

These articles are either complete fabrications, or are plagarised. No one with the ability to string together 250 coherent words is also stupid enough to do so for $2*. That's less than 1 cent a word. You can find that kind of money on the sidewalk at a faster rate than you can produce quality content.

*(unless they're also selling the article to 100 other sites, in which case, good luck with that)

You might want to take a closer look at these articles and discover where they actually orginated. At least this way you'll know from which direction the law suit will be coming.

some people just like to write

Yes. True. But nobody just likes to write for pennies so that YOU can turn a profit.

I mean, come on. If you're trusting these writers enough to put your name on their product, why do you think so lowly of them?

And before you balk at that comment, really consider what your words imply about the type of people you think they are...that they are stupid (or clueless, or ignorant) enough to hammer out content for you at $2 an article, when EVERYBODY knows that 250 well-written words are worth much more. It's very insulting, and coupled with the fact that you use this content on your site, it's also either oxymoronic or exploitative.

Either way, not such a pretty picture of you.

6:07 pm on Nov 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

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Don't pay per word in my opinion, pay per article so the writer has the freedom to be succinct, and every editor agrees that short copy is what works best.
1:39 pm on Nov 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

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A big problem is there's two types of content. Content being delivered by the skipload to search engines and content you might actually want people to read ... but whether either can be satisfactorily produced by a trained chimp with a regular supply of peanuts is questionable.

I've been a journalist for 20 years and now write a lot of copy for clients as well as for several websites we own. The challenge is to make good, entertaining, readable content that presses buttons with humans and robots, that keeps people reading, cross-referencing and jumping where you want them to jump - and yes we make money from our sites. Website writing is evolving all the time and I, with a lot of experience, think it's a demanding and difficult thing to get right.

It's fair enough that we don't criticise people's written English and grammar skills on here, but when I read a post that's barely literate telling me that 'content is cheap' and the only criterion of good copy is how little you pay for it I start to grind my teeth. If slopping cut-and-pasted crud onto your pages is coining a return then good luck to you ... but saying that's all there is to it shows a misunderstanding of what writing is about as well as undervaluing the skills involved.

4:06 pm on Nov 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

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I found a team of people that write articles - English is really good they are from the Philippians.

They charge 3$ - 5$ for a 250 word article.

What they do is one person researches the topic, another writes it and another proof reads and corrects the article.

I would write it my self but im not the best at writing!

I think they are a bunch of nice people :)

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