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A few tips from someone making $5.50-$7.50 per article...

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by notoriouskim, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. notoriouskim

    notoriouskim Junior Member

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    I should say that Ive been with AC for a while and I have a high clout, so that helps me get paid more probably. But you can always raise your clout by sending some traffic to your articles. And I've also yet to have had an article rejected. Ive gotten pretty accustomed to what kind of articles they do and don't like....

    1. They like content that people are searching for specifically. Lists, guides, where-to's and how to's that are really specific and niche. For instance, the top five best sushi restaurants in a certain city OR where to take swing dance classes in another city (and mention several sources of course).

    Product guides have done well for me too. Articles outlining fashion trends, how to wear certain fashion trends and where to buy particular items online. Try to make them specific. Instead of saying where to buy video games or even x box video games online, narrow it down to a certain type of x box video game.

    Think about holidays too. You can do gift guides for Valentines day or local events for Valentines day.

    2. Hire a freelancer from get/a/freelancer/.com. I can never find people to work for $1 per article on DP (even $1.25 is rare there), but at GAF you can easily. Just make a post that you're looking for someone to write 25 articles for you for $1 each and ask for samples so you know that their writing is good. Usually you can get 10-15 responses within 24 hours. You might have to do some editing but it doesn't usually take long.

    And it helps to have several writers working for you.

    3. Instead of taking ezine articles and having them rewritten, you can pull reviews or product descriptions from different sites/blogs, paste it in a text all together and give it to your rewriter.

    Like if you're doing a restaurant guide, go to a bunch of blogs or restaurant review sites and pull five short reviews. Or if you want to list the best eco friendly high fashion shoe company, do a search for eco fashion brands, pull the descriptions of the labels from several different websites (heck some of it even might come from ezine articles) and then tell your writer to blend it all together in the article. You can even take the product names and copy write off of a webstore, just make sure your writer blends it together well and adds on a nice intro and outro paragraph.

    I really hope this helps!
     
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  2. phrasion

    phrasion Regular Member

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    some useful information :)
     
  3. spremans

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    Yea not bad. I found some of the people on GAF a little odd. You can even dupe the system by creating free accounts and just posting your email with spaces. You never have to pay unless you are looking for feedback.
     
  4. bindasj

    bindasj Junior Member

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    How many words is your average article? How many do you submit a day? Do you submit a certain amount per account or do it all on one account?
     
  5. AffGuy08

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    Cool information, so all your articles makes you $5.50 and above?

    How many accounts do u have?
     
  6. notoriouskim

    notoriouskim Junior Member

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    ^Im only using one account, and yeah they all make at least $5.50.

    I usually aim for 450 words. Only 1 account.

    So far Ive only had good experiences with the people on there, but the site itself is a bit...odd. And disorganized.
     
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  7. l3east

    l3east Registered Member

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    I put 5 articles but they never confirmed it or nothing how long do they take to put the articles up or review it.btw im talking about AC
     
  8. AffGuy08

    AffGuy08 BANNED BANNED

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    It takes at least 2 weeks for them to review and approve the articles and another one week to pay.
     
  9. gun-shy315

    gun-shy315 Regular Member Premium Member

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    @notoriuskim: Your finding writers on GAF, for $1/450 words, that are writing articles making you $5.50 a piece on AC? Not bad.
     
  10. acer07

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    These are some great tips. I am going to try them. Thanks for this informative advice.
     
  11. premvb6

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    for me ..the maximum payment is 3.06$ ..your comments are useful......let me try and check if i can get 5.5$ /article:rolleyes:

    btw how many articles u submit per day kim.??
     
  12. notoriouskim

    notoriouskim Junior Member

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    ^Five max.
     
  13. BabyBoy06

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    The most I've gotten paid was $4.11

    Not for me, takes about 5-6 days to approve and if its approved by 3pm, I'll be paid around 5pm that same day. Maybe I'm lucky :)

    BTW, check your PM.
     
  14. lamlam11

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    Also, you may want to add photography or clip-art of some kind. More stuff seems to mean more money - especially when what you've written is search engine optimized. My average article gets $5-$8 with none lower than $4.
     
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    phazzy Newbie

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    great tips man.
     
  16. notoriouskim

    notoriouskim Junior Member

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    Same here. It takes about a week for my articles to get approved, and then usually i get the money within a day or two. How long have you been writing for AC? Maybe they give priority to older writers.

    Yeah I forgot about this. I always add a pic too. Just go on sxc.hu (the pics are royalty free). And I think it helps if you add some links and three points to your articles...I do this sometimes.

    Glad you guys found the tips helpful :)
     
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  17. changeyourcourse

    changeyourcourse Newbie

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    I do all How to and I always get $3.45 per article up front. I always make sure that it is 2 pages and of course all done by dragon nat. speaking! 9.5. My clout is not as high yet.
    I also make Youtube vids with a link. That helps a ton as well as twitter.
     
  18. thesilent

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    Do you use photos and cliparts that are freely available on the net?
     
  19. Millygirl

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    I do #3.
    I take my article information from forums (that way I have a problem /solution article however I write a lot of product review articles) and I don't use a rewriter. I get $6.-$8.00 my lowest article was $6.50.

    I don't use photos much. The few I have used were the ones I made using paint.net.
     
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    I am New to AC. For my first article i got 3$