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Is It Expensive To Sell Articles At $2/500 Words

Discussion in 'General Marketing' started by meol, Sep 11, 2018.

  1. #1
    I have 80 articles (500-600 words) on internet marketing and weight loss that I wanted to sell, I have this client that wants to buy 20 of these articles and the price I asked was only $2 per article but the guy wants to pay $1/article.


    I wrote the articles myself not with a spinner and they’ve passed copyscape.


    I wanted to use the articles on my blog but due to the fact that I need some urgent cash, I want to sell the articles even at low price.


    The question is; is it OK to sell articles at tiny $1, please rate my writing,


    here is a link to a sample article;


    https://www.dropbox.com/s/2w09j6titslnkd3/Internet%20Marketing%20Tips%20-%20Why%20Internet%20Business%20Start%20Ups%20Fail..docx?dl=0
    SEMrush

    Is the quality of my writing really worth $1?


    I appreciate all your thoughts. thanks
     
    meol, Sep 11, 2018 IP
    SEMrush
  2. Smyrl

    Smyrl Tomato Republic Staff

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    #2
    Value is in the eye of the beholder. That said, I would be insulted if somone only wanted to pay me a dollar per article.
     
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    Smyrl, Sep 11, 2018 IP
  3. Spoiltdiva

    Spoiltdiva Illustrious Member

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    #3
    It comes down to a question of self respect. Your self esteem and the value you place on it is where the answer to your question lies.
     
    Spoiltdiva, Sep 11, 2018 IP
  4. FootballFanatic

    FootballFanatic Peon

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    How long did it take for you to write and research the articles?
     
    FootballFanatic, Sep 11, 2018 IP
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    mmerlinn Prominent Member

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    #5
    I was only able to see the first three paragraphs of your article. Based on that, your writing is pretty good. I only saw one error in those paragraphs and it was an antecedent agreement issue (plural pronoun pointing back to a singular pronoun).

    So, the questions are:

    1) How long did it take you to research and write that article?
    2) How many such articles can you do in an hour?
    3) What is your time worth per hour?
    4) Does $1 per article equal or exceed what your time is worth?

    If #4 is no, then $1 per article is not enough.
     
    mmerlinn, Sep 11, 2018 IP
  6. meol

    meol Active Member

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    30-40 minutes, including proofreading
     
    meol, Sep 11, 2018 IP
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    mmerlinn Prominent Member

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    So, assuming 30 minutes each, you think your time is worth only $2 per hour? That is only $16 per day, or $80 per week, or $320 per month, or $3820 per year assuming normal working days. Minimum wage around here is about $10 per hour, and that is not even a living wage, yet you seem to be willing to work for only $2 per hour. I think that you should re-examine your priorities.
     
    mmerlinn, Sep 11, 2018 IP
  8. sarahk

    sarahk iTamer Staff

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    isn't that the point of outsourcing to other countries though, you don't have to pay local rates?

    upload_2018-9-12_13-57-38.png
    ref: https://leadership.ng/2018/08/04/ahead-of-deadline-anxiety-mounts-over-new-minimum-wage/

    Is that 18 Naira per minute?
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    even at the proposed rate it's pitiful
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    so that US$2/hour starts to look much better.

    That said, writing is a talent, and if you can write well in another language then you're pretty special and should be well above the minimum wage.
     
    sarahk, Sep 11, 2018 IP
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  9. MatBerrows

    MatBerrows Greenhorn

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    #9
    It's not expensive. It's normal price.
    Some writers ask for 1$
     
    MatBerrows, Sep 13, 2018 IP
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    michellerr Peon

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    #10
    People post in fb marketing groups regularly offering their writing gigs.
     
    michellerr, Sep 15, 2018 IP
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    jaguar34 Notable Member

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    #11
    List your articles on Digital Point marketplace.
     
    jaguar34, Jan 1, 2020 IP
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    Marissa D Peon

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    #12
    that is an insanely low price
     
    Marissa D, Jan 3, 2020 IP
  13. Spoiltdiva

    Spoiltdiva Illustrious Member

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    You must have the DP record for getting banned. Time to alter your behavior I think.
     
    Spoiltdiva, Jan 4, 2020 IP
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    speel00 Active Member

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    #14
    I would say you are severely undercharging, even if it doesn't take you long to write and edit them. As long as writers are willing to accept such low wages, people will continue to refuse to pay more for the skill and experience. So my advice is stand your grand and re-consider your current asking rate.
     
    speel00, Jan 8, 2020 IP
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    Simsam Peon

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    I'd keep looking for a buyer if I were you. Even 2 dollars seems a bit on the low side to me. Best of luck tho, hope you find a better buyer
     
    Simsam, Jan 8, 2020 IP
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    You shouldn't think that you have valuable articles (it's just words) but wondering if you want to close a deal or not.
     
    Private Loader, Jan 8, 2020 IP
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    #17

    the one on IM is quite well-written if you ask me..

    What just happened? Did tht person just get banned for that suggestion they gave?
     
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  18. malky66

    malky66 Acclaimed Member

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    No he got banned because he's a racist twat.
     
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    It's a decent article. However, I did spot a few missed words. Also, some of the sentences seemed too long which didn't read that well.
     
    Zone06, Jan 13, 2020 IP
  20. Mehedi Hasan Rubel

    Mehedi Hasan Rubel Greenhorn

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    Hello,
    I think this is not enough price.
     
    Mehedi Hasan Rubel, Jan 13, 2020 IP
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