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A little motivation $7+ Upfronts

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by redtide1969, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hopefully this will serve to motivate some of you that are trying to find their way and are new in the AC game. First of all, no this isn't any kind of "ego boost" post, but I do want to let you guys know that sticking with it and hunting down niches that are unique can definitely pay off.

    I have to be careful what I say because of prying eyes, but I found a niche that gave me my first $7+ upfront payment. I had only heard about upfronts over $7 and never really figured I'd get any, but low and behold AC surprised me.

    My plan is to NOT keep blasting them with this niche, but to trickle them in with the rest of my submissions. One thing I've learned is that too much of a good thing is in reality a bad thing when it comes to AC.

    So for any of you that are just getting started and dealing with some of the drama/bs that comes along with working AC, think long term and pay your dues.

    It can and will pay off
     
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    Hey thanks redtide...You are the AC ling!!
     
  3. d54321

    d54321 Newbie

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    Thanks redtide!!!!
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I was pretty shocked actually, I had to do a double take to make sure the 7 wasn't actually a
    "1".

    Hopefully they keep up the generosity ;)
     
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    Congrats!

    $$$ :sombrero:
     
  6. HappyHolidays

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    That's excellent motivation! I recently got a $5 upfront, my highest ever. It's good to know people are getting even higher offers.
     
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    It actually took me some niche testing to get $7, however the problem is if you keep submitting articles based around that niche, they lower the price drastically. So, what I've been doing as soon as I get $7 or more for an article, I submit 5 random articles, and then write another article based on the niche that paid me $7. Rinse-n-repeat!
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks mate


    Congrats on your first $5 upfront HappyHolidays! That's how I felt about the $7, It was nice to know they do go that high. Some of the content producers talk about $9+ upfronts so it's great to know there's more to shoot for.



    Exactly what I was saying about spreading them out ;)
     
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    thats awesome! but why did you not think you would never reach the $7 point? after reading your "$30 in 2 days" thread, I sure believe you can make that and more.

    Have some confidence in yourself, man! Your Great! Your the "AC LING!" lol
     
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    Great, Red! :) Check G Trends for the same and some slight variations of the keywords involved in the $7 article. It's possible they are looking for more such, and when they are paying high, there is surely a demand from their advertisers. Note what those ads are on the page. You may have hit a small jackpot! :D If at all you need some help in doing the research, you know the number! The person is absolutely dependable and won't steal the pot! ;)
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    To tchashow - lol thanks man, I appreciate the kind words. it wasn't a confidence thing, it's just that the $7+ upfronts are hard to come by with AC. I had been at the $5.75- $6.75 range for over a month. There's a lot of factors that come into play to reach those numbers.

    To srb - That's exactly what I did :D Then I came up with another other cool method that I'll be adding to the new book. There's some pretty awesome tricks you can do to milk a niche that's bringing in high upfronts. I actually got three offers over $7.50 by adding variances to the inital niche keywords I had been using that brought me the $7 offer I was referring to when I started this thread.

    AC never knew what hit them lol :brick:
     
  12. Shawndellah

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    congrats on the high upfronts! :)
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks Shawndellah...I was shocked by an email I got a few hours ago from a customer who started out with a $5+ upfront offer on their first submission!! I didn't ask them the niche, but that's a shockingly good offer for the first one ever submitted.
     
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    That is incredible! I have clout 10 and been on AC a little bit and am stuck at $4.01 to $4.19 offers for the past 2 months. LOL I need to re-read the book and try again. I want to so badly have December forward be a minimum of $5.01 to $5.19 articles. You're an inspiration to us all!
     
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    I know! I definitely believe them because they did find an excellent rewriter I had conference called with during a coaching session for my customer. Like I said, I didn't want to ask about their niche, but it goes to show how important our topics are.
     
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    That is amazing. I know that SEO and taking advantage of a niche can lead to higher upfronts but is it safe to assume that when I get higher in clout levels that I can get better upfronts than I do now? (Clout level 4)
     
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    hey ppl...
    happy to hear about the +$7 article news
    happy for u all
    m back with ac now.....and will be writing from 2day...
    i will now be searching for the heavy paying niche now
    tnx for the inspiration
    bye4now
    HIDAYAKUMULLAH
     
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    @ viscious - Without a doubt...your page view average and clout are one of the main determining factors in your upfront offers. How long did it take you to get to the clout 4?

    @ the gladiator - Good to have you back. It's been while since I've seen you posting up mate. Good luck with getng baack into tthe flow of things. ;)
     
  19. ViciouS

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    thanks for the info. actually, just recently i think i had too many pending articles so my upfronts took a bit of suffering.

    i think it depends on how you look at it. i have had my AC account for almost a year. but i wasnt active with it until this month. but in this August i submitted an article that pushed me to clout 4 so i guess you could look at it as taking 8 months
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    No problem,

    That's right you had mentioned that before about the age of your account, my bad. Also, just to clarify, the pending articles will have no effect on the upfronts. They never see or take note of how many pending articles are in your que. (lol I got that little tidbit from an ex AC employee friend of mine)