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To those of you who have noticed the writing gigs drying up here at DP

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by Senobia, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. #1
    I just wanted to let you know I'm pretty sure I've found the reason why.

    Fiverr

    Yes, friends. It seems that there are people there who are willing to go far, far lower than even the lowest paying gigs I've seen to date here on DP.

    I'm not going to link to them, but I'll tell you what I saw there.

    • Someone offering to write (5) 500 word articles for $5
    • Someone offering 1,500 words for $5
    • Someone offering to proof 2,000 words for $5
    • Someone offering press releases for $5 per
    • Someone offering to create a 10 page e-book for $5
    That's not all, friends. No.
    Courtesy of Fourerr, I found people willing to:
    • Write (2) 400 word articles for $4
    • Write (3) 400 word articles for $4
    • Help you write your book for $4
    • Write five tech reviews for $4
    • Write a press release for $4
    Bear in mind that the 'author' of these offers does not receive the whole $5 or $4 fee per gig, no. Fees are taken off the top by the website for providing the 'service'.
    Senobia, Feb 25, 2013 IP
  2. browntwn

    browntwn Prominent Member

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    You mean they are just following the advice from your signature? :)

    Those are not the writing jobs you want anyway. Is it any loss that the low end jobs have left DP?
    browntwn, Feb 25, 2013 IP
  3. Senobia

    Senobia Well-Known Member

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    Was *I* complaining? Did I say this affects me in some adverse way? Did I address you in the subject of this post? No, no and no.

    Much like the little boy that pulls girls' pigtails on the playground because he's confused about the funny feeling they give him in his pants and doesn't know how else to react - you follow my every post on this forum, dissecting every syllable I type in hopes of finding some witty retort or jab you can turn around on me. (FAIL, btw)

    In the future, I would ask that you kindly remove your head from your sphincter before posting or remove yourself from my threads all together. And if you can't, I'll see if I can't petition someone to assist you via the handy "Report" button.
    Senobia, Feb 25, 2013 IP
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    Spoiltdiva Notable Member

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    Just in the last 48 hours I have had two low paying offers here on DP. One member offered me 10 cents for every post I made on his site. And another offered me all of $10 to do some translating.
    (I politely declined both)
    Spoiltdiva, Feb 25, 2013 IP
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    browntwn Prominent Member

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    #5


    I didn't suggest you were complaining. In fact, I assumed these weren't the type of jobs you wanted. Then I posed a question asking if the loss of these jobs any loss to DP. I am not really sure why you took any of that personally? I actually thought you would be happy that these jobs are gone since after reading your post, I read your signature, which basically tells people looking for low end writing to look elsewhere. I actually thought it was interesting that you were posting, what apparently was people doing what you suggested. And further, basically agreeing with you that it is no loss to DP.

    What a weird over-reaction to something that was not in the least bit negative.
    browntwn, Feb 25, 2013 IP
  6. Senobia

    Senobia Well-Known Member

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    #6

    Politely.....?

    Why don't I believe you? :)
    Senobia, Feb 25, 2013 IP
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    Senobia Well-Known Member

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    Nice try.

    And if you hadn't done it SO many times before, I might be inclined to believe you.
    Senobia, Feb 25, 2013 IP
  8. Spoiltdiva

    Spoiltdiva Notable Member

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    Guilty as charged.;)Am I really that easy to figure out? :confused:
    Spoiltdiva, Feb 25, 2013 IP
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    browntwn Prominent Member

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    #9
    I post all over the forum, wherever something catches my eye or interests me, and always post whatever I am thinking. I certainly am not following you or trying to insult you or anything. I know I have posted in threads you were in before but have no recollection if I agreed with you or disagreed with you. I am sorry you got the impression I had something against you personally or had it out for you. I can assure you that was never my intent.
    browntwn, Feb 25, 2013 IP
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    ryan_uk Prominent Member

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    Junk has exited the building. What a shame.

    Those jobs you found will probably be the same type of useless, spun crap available on iWriter, too.
    ryan_uk, Feb 25, 2013 IP
  11. sweetcrabhoney18

    sweetcrabhoney18 Well-Known Member

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    It's not just dp that has changed. It's harder and harder for a writer to make top dollar nearly everywhere online. It's the main reason I write niche specific products instead of the normal articles. If you want to make more money -- change how you market and create a brand new brand. :)
    sweetcrabhoney18, Feb 25, 2013 IP
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    smellyfinger Active Member

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    Another reason could be that now, one has to have a minimum of three likes by established members before he can post in BST section (unless he is a premium member).
    smellyfinger, Feb 25, 2013 IP
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    ryan_uk Prominent Member

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    #13

    If they are a content writer and can't achieve 3 likes, they must be crap at their job, so good riddance to them.
    ryan_uk, Feb 25, 2013 IP
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    TextServices Active Member

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    smellyfinger is referring to people posting ads looking for content writers, not those applying for jobs.
    TextServices, Feb 25, 2013 IP
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    ryan_uk Prominent Member

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    #15

    Really? I didn't see anything written pertaining to that. My comment started "If they are a content writer" (i.e. people posting to offer services), so I don't see the relevance in your reply or a reason for your assumption.
    ryan_uk, Feb 25, 2013 IP
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    smellyfinger Active Member

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    That was meant for both buyers and sellers (writers)

    Most of the writers posting in the BST content section are premium members, selling bulk articles in sets with an average rate of $ 2 per article.
    smellyfinger, Feb 25, 2013 IP
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    but there is also the author of the article is calculated based on the number of his words $ 0.1 for one word.
    AUZARIMANIE, Feb 25, 2013 IP
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    dcristo Prominent Member

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    The quality of stuff on Fiverr for the most part is awful.
    dcristo, Feb 26, 2013 IP
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    affilorama Active Member

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    #19
    Competition for writers is steep and finding a niche for yourself, as well as regular employers, can be difficult. I think this is one reason why we see so many of these low-paying gigs. But then, on the other hand, as someone who has outsourced writing as well, you get what you pay for.


    Have a good day!
    affilorama, Feb 26, 2013 IP
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    most of them are spun articles or with no valuable content, if someone needs good quality articles they don't use fiverr .
    actnews, Feb 26, 2013 IP