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Question For All Knowledgeable Article Writers

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by Call_Me_Pop, Feb 7, 2010.

  1. incentivesearch

    incentivesearch Peon

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    #21
    When I hire myself out as a writer my minimum bottom of the barrel price is $15 for 500 words ... and that is only if I know the project will not take me more than 20 minutes or so. You can definitely sell high quality articles for $50 or more if you know how to market them. If I were you and I was really confident in the article and Adsense niche I would set up a site myself, do the SEO work to get it ranked and sell it for a 10x multiple of 1 months profits ... so $15 per day would be $450 per month ... you can sale that for about $4500 give or take a $1000 or so.
    SEMrush
     
    incentivesearch, Feb 11, 2010 IP
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  2. bdgbdg

    bdgbdg Member

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    #22
    Well, it all the depends on the market you might get.

    While 50$ would be a great price, it's not that easy to get a buyer at those rates!

    Test your market and find the right buyer.
     
    bdgbdg, Feb 16, 2010 IP
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    jhmattern Illustrious Member

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    #23
    It is when you know how to target your market properly and when you're writing is worth that much.
     
    jhmattern, Feb 16, 2010 IP
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    omarabid Well-Known Member

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    #24

    Can you define what a beginner writer is? If beginner writer gets $0.1 per word, then why do writers at Digital Point Marketplace get $1 per article.
     
    omarabid, Mar 11, 2010 IP
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    jhmattern Illustrious Member

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    #25
    Because they don't know how to run a serious freelance writing business -- and no, location has absolutely nothing to do with it. No writer worth their salt from anywhere is going to write for $1 per article unless they're completely naive because they didn't bother doing their research before jumping into business for themselves. And where there are suckers (like on DP), there are plenty of people willing to take advantage of them.
     
    jhmattern, Mar 11, 2010 IP
  6. omarabid

    omarabid Well-Known Member

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    #26
    I just wanted to ask about the skills a beginner writer should have. The skills that worth $0.1/Word
     
    omarabid, Mar 11, 2010 IP
  7. jhmattern

    jhmattern Illustrious Member

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    #27
    They should be able to write grammatically correct content or copy in the appropriate style of their client's target audience. If they can't do that, they're not ready to be a "writer." They should ideally also be a specialist in some niche, industry, or writing style (such as a parenting writer, a white paper writer, etc.). In those cases they can often start at well over $.10 per word. They also need to have strong marketing skills. They need all of the same basic skills that more "advanced" and experienced professional writers have. They'll simply grow, mature, and improve in their style and overall results as they gain more experience over time, becoming more intimately familiar with the needs of their target market and what styles and strategies deliver the best results. That more finely honed skill set comes at a much higher premium.
     
    jhmattern, Mar 11, 2010 IP
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    acadianapa Peon

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    #28
    A lot of the gap in pay for writers online is due to mindset. Before I started my writing business, I asked a few people who had launched successful ghostwriting businesses how they got started. Find people who are successful and allow them to show you how they succeed. You need to ask the right questions. The question is not: "Can I sell an article for $50?" but "Is there anyone who has done this? How did they do it?"
     
    acadianapa, Mar 20, 2010 IP
  9. Y.L. Prinzel

    Y.L. Prinzel Peon

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    #29
    I disagree. This information is out there--in order to make decent money per article, you need to be interested enough to search for the answers. They exist here and on about a bazillion blogs online. Then, you need to heed the advice. If you get stuck or have a specific question then sure, ask away. But I've noticed that most of the people who ask without looking expect you to draw them a map and make it really easy for them--and if you say things like, "market yourself" or "be visible as an expert to your target client" they get all cloudy eyed, stamp their feet, and complain about how writers get treated.

    Just my malcontent, Saturday observation :)
     
    Y.L. Prinzel, Mar 20, 2010 IP
  10. jhmattern

    jhmattern Illustrious Member

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    #30
    Agreed. There's nothing wrong with asking, and when you do you really do need to know how to ask the right questions. But if you're not willing to do the research yourself first, then you don't deserve to have more experienced folks holding your hand and spoon feeding you what they learned through hard work.
     
    jhmattern, Mar 20, 2010 IP
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    acadianapa Peon

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    #31
    Both of you are right, of course :) How's that for having your cake and eating it, too?
     
    acadianapa, Mar 23, 2010 IP
  12. Y.L. Prinzel

    Y.L. Prinzel Peon

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    #32
    I'm on a diet and can't eat any cake. There, now you've made me cry. Hope you're happy ;)
     
    Y.L. Prinzel, Mar 23, 2010 IP