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Where Does Most of Your Work Come from Today?

Discussion in 'Copywriting' started by coreygeer, Nov 21, 2018.

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    I'm genuinely curious. Ever since I've completely cut PayPal out of my life after they let two people get away with scamming me for $1,200, most websites and clients want to pay via PayPal. I will never use them again and their customer service is literally the worst service I've ever encountered.

    Marketing forums like this and others are filled to the brim with people who want "quality" content for dirt cheap. Most of the people I used to see posting in the Content section have left and haven't returned.
    SEMrush
    Content Mills are a plague to writers with ridiculously low paying offers and insanely strict demands. This paired up with the fact that places like TextBroker have insanely nitpicky editors that want perfection for the $1.50 you're being paid per 100 words.

    Freelancing sites like Upwork are plagued with people who type incoherent broken English offering their "I can has write you articles" for $2/hr. Out of the 100+ proposals, the only email I ever got from Upwork was to let me know that one person selected someone else.

    Cold offer proposal emails usually go into spam or the owners reply back with some vague response about how buying new content for their site isn't worth the investment.

    Right now, I seem like I'm at a loss for how to progress without moving into a new field entirely. I will never use PayPal again nor am I paying off the -$1,500 my account is in due to their own negligence and refusal to investigate claims and most sites seem to be tailored towards the people who are willing to write quick articles for a pack of ramens. I've never in my life seen writing so undervalued in the 10+ years I've been writing.
     
    coreygeer, Nov 21, 2018 IP
    SEMrush
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    Spoiltdiva Prominent Member

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    I was recently contacted by one of these. This massive talent also claimed to double as an "SEO expert". I'll be damned if I know how he managed to acquire my e-mail addy.

    As to your question I do utilize Paypal and will stay with them as I don't see too many options at the moment. I'll check in on this thread to see any alternatives that other members might mention.
     
    Spoiltdiva, Nov 21, 2018 IP
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    Most of my work is typically a 9-5 job. With a side of affiliate sales. Clickbank
     
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    Upwork? No way. It is useless.
    I had an account there for a month but it was complete waste of time and energy. I don't use PayPal myself and that is why lose lots of customers but its okay. I don't have to deal with PayPal nonsense as well.
    Personally, I like 9-5 job. It gives you financial stability. You know that you will get salary after 30 days and that's how it works for me.
     
    c4cyber, Dec 4, 2018 IP