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The return of Slavery

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by Kraven2, Jun 12, 2010.

  1. brunelcourt

    brunelcourt Peon

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    #421
    Yeah well done Sherlock, you're in the wrong profession. LOL
    :confused:
    SEMrush
     
    brunelcourt, Sep 10, 2010 IP
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  2. brunelcourt

    brunelcourt Peon

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    #422
    Don't think I insulted anyone? Just offered an opinion on what I saw.

    As for the lessons etc, what does he want? a medal? "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn"
     
    brunelcourt, Sep 10, 2010 IP
  3. Psalm49

    Psalm49 Peon

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    #423
    Totally agree that at the very least $0.01 per word should be the minimum, but you would be surprised how much junk I get even when I pay more than that. Most content writers I encounter are scammers and try mixing in copied content. With the amount of time I have to spend re-writing their work and correcting inaccurate statements, I can write an article myself. So I think it's important to note that writers need to be delivering quality instead of trying to scam the buyers all the time. I have no problem paying great rates but unfortunately I have yet to encounter a writer that is worth it because of the above reasons. So yes, there are greedy buyers, but in my opinion there appears to be just as many greedy writers to that do not care if they churn out crap (even when they're paid generously).
     
    Psalm49, Sep 21, 2010 IP
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    vna1611 Active Member

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    #424
    Absolutely! I totally agree with you.
    Very well said.
    Regards
     
    vna1611, Nov 17, 2010 IP
  5. RichardSR

    RichardSR Peon

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    #425
    I think DP will never set a min price for writing. I don't agree with that however.. Writers who do not write 'ethically' should not market his/her services. Buyers who only look for cheapest price should not get mad with what they get. It's also because it's demand and supply.
    Non-native speakers write lower quality of English (can be slight grammatical error or not-flowing sentences) and they are paid less - this is fair. Buyers who are not native can be satisfied with this. Buyers who can't not afford to pay higher for native writers may also get satisfied. But for those who are looking for really professional content for their professional sites must want to pay higher. Hire native speakers then.

    It's crazy to read threads looking for $1/500 words at other freelancer sites and many still apply for the job. It is not rational to write good content at such price. Hope DP will not be filled with such crap. Although in some developing countries you can live with the $1/500 words rate, there is tiny chance to find good writer at this rate. Good writers know their potency and charge according to the market standard, or they might have worked with long term buyers who want pay good out there. So those left with the rates must either be new comers or crap sellers.
     
    RichardSR, Dec 25, 2010 IP
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    parsibagan Active Member

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    #426
    Few individuals are interested in receiving quality work. All they check out is the price. According to them, the lower the price, the better the article. Just my 20 cents (after adjusting for inflation) :p
     
    parsibagan, Dec 25, 2010 IP
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    adarshnet Active Member

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    #427
    Excuse Me??
    You cannot just stereotype all the non-native speakers like that!!!
    Most of the non-native speakers do write lower quality of English but remember there are other's too....Next time, do not just stereotype everyone like that....
     
    adarshnet, Jan 1, 2011 IP
  8. HeyLiane

    HeyLiane Peon

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    #428
    I FULLY SUPPORT THIS! Now, where are the DP admins when we need them??
     
    HeyLiane, Jan 1, 2011 IP
  9. Alfonso_Montenegro

    Alfonso_Montenegro Peon

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    #429
    Well, as they say... you always get what you pay for. I won't mind paying a lot of money as long as the content's professional.
     
    Alfonso_Montenegro, Jan 1, 2011 IP
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    Bohra Prominent Member

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    #430
    I Dont think its possible to set a minimum price specially in any public forum.. All that would do is shift the dealings from topics to private messages
     
    Bohra, Jan 1, 2011 IP
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    parsibagan Active Member

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    #431
    While I fully agree with what you have said, there is a rule already set in place over here due to which individuals are encouraged to correspond via PM. :=/
     
    parsibagan, Jan 2, 2011 IP
  12. Bohra

    Bohra Prominent Member

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    #432
    Yea those rules are meant to avoid replies like pm me for more info and small useless replies
     
    Bohra, Jan 2, 2011 IP
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    parsibagan Active Member

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    #433
    Amaxing... I am online, yet the status light shows me as offline... mind pinching me please?
     
    parsibagan, Jan 2, 2011 IP
  14. Kraven2

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    #434
    Wow, after all this time this thread I made is still alive amazing :)

    As you may have noticed I have been out of it for a bit, so what's the situation today?
     
    Kraven2, Jan 5, 2011 IP
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    #435
    Welcome back! I read that you'd had an accident? How are you now?

    The situation on DP BST has gone from bad to worse, esp for the rates advertised. The "underground" market still has some decent buyers .. only a few.
     
    WebBuddy, Jan 5, 2011 IP
  16. Kraven2

    Kraven2 Active Member

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    Yeah car accident to be precise. I was pretty well beat up.(you should see the other guy though :D )
    Not quite ready to start writing again, but on my way back in :)
     
    Kraven2, Jan 5, 2011 IP
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    #437
    Well, Kraven2 welcome back. I noticed that the forum has been moved. I will be signing up and re-joining you all. Glad to see that your making your way back. Good Luck!
     
    gvannorman, Jan 5, 2011 IP
  18. JSProjects

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    #438
    There are a few sites which will pay at least 1 cent a word. Though 1 cent a word is really pushing it for me. I do occasionally write articles to use as advertising money, or if I need to pick up some software for my business. But even then, it's usually at no less than 2 cents a word. I enjoy writing the articles and using the money for my business. Though I don't do it too frequently. (I start to go nuts after a few hours of writing.)
     
    JSProjects, Jan 5, 2011 IP
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    giorgioarmani Well-Known Member

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    #439
    Its cute how you rant... But why abuse the tragic history of slavery with your rant about economic supply/demand principles.
     
    giorgioarmani, Jan 5, 2011 IP
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    #440
    Well re-read this thread. That has been explained like a zillion times already.
     
    Kraven2, Jan 5, 2011 IP