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Sites With Assignments Like TextBroker?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by zombi, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. zombi

    zombi Newbie

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    So I assembled a team of outsourced writers and have been making pretty decent profit per article. Unfortunately the only writing jobs I have for them come from TB.

    Now I have to wait 7 days until TB rates my writing. Clients have all accepted, so I should be good, but who knows when they'll get around to reviewing my work. In the meantime, I am blocked from the TB assignment board and I have about 5 writers who keep asking me for assignments.

    Are there any other assignment boards that I can use my writers for?
     
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    What level writer does textbroker rate you at? 3, 4, or 5?
     
  3. Infinitearticles

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    londonbrokers.net


    demand studios - they pay twice weekly so you can probably pay out like 10 and keep 5

    Wisegeek

    Associated Content - of course

    need more lemme know, why not build a site and search for extra clients?
     
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    I heard tons of complaints about London Brokers. Apparently they want far too much for such a low amount of compensation, and they apparently even want you to spin the articles. All this for three dollars.

    Demand Studios have very strict standards, and their copy editors won't let any fluff get by them.
     
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  5. zombi

    zombi Newbie

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    Thanks for your help. Signing up to articledocument now.

    I tried Writer Access from your content mill list, but haven't heard anything back yet.

    Any pointers on maximizing AC profits? I know they're on the low end of the pay spectrum. How fast is their approval process?

    I do have a website but I don't have any sort of ordering functions built in yet. Also I have been searching for extra clients. I posted on DP in the buy sell trade forum a couple weeks ago, but those people have wasted my time with nothing but talk.
     
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    demand studios is your best bet. They are strict on the work they accept so you will spend most of your time editing your writers work. It is worth it though because DS pays very well per article. You can also get an account on elance.com and simply sub out your writing work as you get it. Elance is a good marketplace to get press release work. Good luck.
     
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    Sure!

    If your trying to set up a service with multiple writers I suggest you always use Associated Content as the back burner option.

    Writer Access always takes over 5 days to get back to you if that.

    London Brokers pay about $6.60 per UAW set = $2.20 per article, that's not bad considering you get paid every Friday and it's equal to the rate offered for a level 2 writer in TB. The rates go up once you've passed a specific article number threshold.


    Try purecontent - they are always hiring and they offer articles in batches of 50.


    Back to AC:

    When your writers create content, have them create a set instead of just one article. Post the extra article on Associated Content under your company name, this sets you up when you decide to embark on creating your own company site and offering services. When you are posting your services or speaking with a potential client you are able to direct them to your " sample" of published articles on AC. This eliminates that pesky process where you feel that you are creating a free " sample" or " review" and getting nothing out of it. This option will provide upfront pay up to 8 days after you submit it and lifelong residual pay. So if you do a marketing blitz with marketing emails, forum posts, etc, each time the article is read you are getting paid.

    If you need more marketing info, please please pm me your email address. I'm happy to help.
     
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  8. zombi

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    I have a feeling I'm over paying for my writers. How much should a set typically cost me? It doesn't seem like I'd make very good profit with AC's low upfront payments.

    Also, are you saying I should use my company name as my pen name? Will AC frown upon this?
     
  9. gjrb29

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    I am not sure if a writer is ever successful o-U*-sour-c-e with D-em*an-d St-U*dios . You have to be real careful because the some editors will take notice to your writing style especially if you get some over and over again (which you are almost guarantee to). They will close your account in a blink of an eye if they suspect o-ut-s*ourc1ng.

    If you do decide to take such route, make sure you hire well quality writers and pay them at least $5 and keep the ten bucks for yourself. <<Also don't forget about taxes..generally rule is about half of what you make go towards taxes. So that would be $2.50 for yourself after you place a side your tax money. fif*teen - divide by 2 = 7.50. $10(your cut) - $7.50 = $2.50. Unless your writer is from the US, you can't claim that as a business expense on your taxes.

    Don't hire a lot of writers just maybe one or two and always edit them to first your style of writing. if they do about 5 a piece each day (excluding weekends) that:

    25 piece a week - X fif*teen (payout) = $375 - $125 (for the writers) = $250 - 187.50(tax money to set aside) = $62.50 ..for yourself


    ^^now this is assuming that all your pieces are accepted

    There is a general rule with D*S: It better to fly under the radar. You will learn not to use their forums or help desk because when you do; you increase your chances of saying something they don't like. In turn, they will start looking into your account and find a reason to let you go.
     
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    Depending on the quality of writing you want will determine the cost. Some people have experience very decent writings for $1.00 - $1.50 per article. I thought about doing this for AC but I personally don't think this will work out for me, since i believe i would have bad luck in finding good writers at this price.

    AC doesn't always offer low upfronts payments. I stop writing for them a few months ago and I was getting some $5 offers. The key is knowing exactly what to write.

    Some Food For Thought:

    General Topic such as: "The best kind of shampoo" << probably wouldn't get accepted

    A topic in comparison to "The Best Kind of Shampoo for Males Over 50" will do better than the "general topic above".


    Keep this^^ in mind if you decide to do the AC route.



    About your second question, AC doesn't care much about anything. All they want is good quality content for their "ADS". :cool:
     
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    All true! The key to generating income through AC or making sites like AC work for you is to understand the Writer Pay to Income ratio. AC offers upfront pay based on the quality, subject matter and potential for advertisement optimization. This being the key to making money through any site online, if you submit 100 articles about shampoo and 150 articles about dogs, AC pays you more for the Shampoo articles than the dogs, your still making a marginally decent amount at the end of the day. They balance each other out.

    If your interested in making decent money it's true to start your own blog or sites to rival the DS network of sites, but who has that much content? If you have that much content, why aren't you making yourself the competition instead of the employee?

    You can create content to earn upfront pay for ages if you chose to, but there are over 180 companies offering over $10 upfront for niche specific content that you can concentrate on vs. Associated content if your making that your main source of income. As was stated " Always use AC as the backburner". If you post articles on AC, you can atleast earn residual for the life of the article and some upfront. But with a team of writers your able to start your own SEO company, market effectively and position yourself among the leading content distributors racking in the big bucks in adsense & Advertisement.

    P.S. Ebook of ways to generate income with the team, circumstances and information you've provided to be delivered today :)
     
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    The great thing about DS, is the vast resource guides they offer once accepted. Creating content for DS is fairly simple if you have the right writers. I somewhat agree with your business model for income yet there are other options for payment that could balance the DS or outsource fiasco substantially:


    If DS offers you $15 an article:

    Plan 1 : Pay the writer $5 per article, hold back $5 for your business and you keep $5 as your income. Advise the writer that the payment of $1 per 100 words is simply for the trail period to increase within 3 months of employment. Since DS has different levels and payout amounts, you can graduate to the $25 - 50 an article tier in no time if you provide quality content.

    Payment Incentive: Offer writers the option to excel in payment tiers by posing the titles in a spreadsheet through Gmail, sharing it with the writers listing the price next to it. If you save the $5 for the company, you are able to use this for instant payment after the article has been accepted.


    Plan 2: Pay the writers $7.00, the company $3.00 and you keep $5. Advise the writer they are able to generate more income as the project continues and utilize the articles provided by prized writers as samples for your own SEO company. It's a great mark of experience to employ an SEO company with more than 50 Ehow, etc articles under their belt.

    Marketing Incentives: If you are using the original model to have the writers create 2 articles instead of 1, if the articles are up to your quality requirements, submit them to Ezine. Start creating a long list of submission site connections, utilizing them as samples and key notes on your resume for your SEO company. Be sure to publish many of your articles on sites offering monthly revenue share so your generating income for your company. I suggest hiring or speaking with your writers to find a marketer able to create personalized market emails for potential customers. Example: If you do a search and find a local car dealership with below average content, your marketer can create a marketing email listing auto articles on AC or other platforms to showcase what your company is able to do for their site. You are generating internet buzz, obtaining higher paying new clients and utilizing your current resources to support the foundation of an SEO super company.
     
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    When hiring writers, do you guys pay per word or per article?
     
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    The is based on your preference and the agreement between the writer(s).
     
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    Please keep us updated as to which sites worked best for you!

    did you find your writers in freelance sites?

    if so, how do you pay them? through the site or did you get them to be paid directly with paypal?
     
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    I use freelance sites, and I pay directly through the site. I don't have any writers who I trust enough to pay via paypal yet.
     
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    About how long does it take for article document to accept your writing?I have a writer who keeps bugging me about their payment, and they think I'm trying to rip them off. I also faxed them my W9 and have not received any confirmation about it, should I be concerned?

    Edit: Also how often will TextBroker block me from taking assignments? Is it every 5 that aren't approved?
     
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    I agree that Demand Studios is a very good place for writing
     
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    Please I need more sites where I can get continuous work. London broker is a hell of a site. They pay so little and they want 100%.
     
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    im in the same boat as all of you unfortunately :/.