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An Open Letter To My Fellow Article Writers

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by AndrewSEO, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. AndrewSEO

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    [FONT=&quot]Greetings,[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]I hope this finds you well. I know you?re trying your best to make ends meet. Some of you rely on freelance writing as the ONLY source of income. I know some of you feel frustrated working in this field. Some of you are nearly giving up. However, there are some secrets that you need to discover before you venture into this sector. The internet is full of article writers, both professionals and beginners. If you are a professional, then you are probably making some good cash out of it. If you are a beginner, I?m sure you feel frustrated at the first stages.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]I started writing in 2007. It wasn?t easy for me either. But I had one secret that most writers ignore; CONTENT MILLS! As a freelance writer, you know the troubles associated with writing for content mills but in real sense, there is so much to gain. Some writers lose hope simply because their projects have been rejected or a client has just written a negative feedback. Well, these are some of the setbacks of writing for content mills. However, it depends on how you overcome these challenges. When I started writing for content mills, I barely made $50 per week. Everything was frustrating; annoying clients, low pay, negative feedbacks et al. [/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]With time, I learned so many things about content mills that would later help me as a professional freelance writer. I learned that content mills have strict deadlines and the clients expect nothing else but QUALITY. The pay was low, yes, but it gave me the chance to dare dream of higher pay. The only way to dream of higher pay was to meet deadlines, satisfy the clients, and provide quality work. In real sense, this was like a FREE coaching.[/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]The experience I had when writing for content mills enabled me to create a blog. That?s when I became a professional article writer. I started receiving offers from private clients and as a professional; some gigs paid more than $10 per article. Life as a professional writer was so exciting. I received orders daily, no need for bidding and more importantly, payment was guaranteed. I didn?t have to refresh various web pages just to scramble for article writing gigs with other writers. As a freelance writer, you can never satisfy ALL clients. As I worked for private clients, it was easy to revise my work whenever there was need to. [/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Lastly, when you become a professional article writer, NEVER EVER forget about where you came from. Personally, I still write for content mills and I make pretty good cash from them. Be humble. When you get a writing gig, do not ignore your previous clients. You never know what might happen next and that is why it is called ?freelance writing.? We work like hunters; you never know where your next meal will come from. It is all about humility, proper planning and patience. So if you were just about to give up, take it from me, never waste your talent. If you were born a writer, you will die a writer. No amount of rejections and negative feedbacks will ever break your spirit. It doesn?t matter how you fall, it only matters how you rise![/FONT]
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    [FONT=&quot]Happy Writing,[/FONT]
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  2. Scritty

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    Good luck.

    I get asked about this kind of stuff all the time, so checking an authors metrics is almost second nature no me/ SO i took the liberty of running my checks on this post. He's an author, he's written a 550 word article, let's see how it does.

    Article seems optimized for the phrase "content mills" 2 word phrase repeated 8x in 546 words from and including "greetings" to "happy writing".
    2.93%. keyword densite - almost PERFECT.

    Includes typeface variation (fully capped) PRETTY GOOD

    Use of all of the next 5 keywords that Googles associates with the phrase according to keyword tool. (artice,writing,freelance,work,internet) PERFECT
    Average word length is a fraction over 5 PERFECT
    No H1, H" or title tags (though this is a forum - and that's not so easy to do) AVERAGE

    Unique tests?
    "Greetings I hope this finds you well" fails plagirisma dot net's babylon check
    "I started writing in 2007" fails the same check

    These are, however generic terms, the rest passes and gives uniqueness of over 92% EXCELLENT

    These tests took me 1 minute 30 (the time plagirisma dotnet took to scan the results I had done the rest).
    I'm asked about content all the time. For reference - this is how I check. This guy makes a good point, and writes reasonable english that has good SEO metrics.
    It's a habit - I bet he didn't even set out to optimize this post - once you've done 500+ articles you can't help doing it though. Practice makes perfect.

    Scritty
     
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  3. AndrewSEO

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    Hello,

    Thanks for rating my post. I'm glad I scored 92%. As for the two plagiarized sections, I wrote this letter off head. I don't have to research to write a letter. Some writers think likewise and it is not strange that the salutation message appeared to have been found in other web pages. This can be proved by the fact that the article body is pure and unique. Secondly, I didn't have SEO in mind as I wrote this letter. I just wanted to communicate naturally to avoid making it look like an advert. Otherwise, thanks for taking your time to rate my article. I do appreciate.

    AndrewSEO
     
  4. weruncompanies

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    @ Scritty "plagirisma dot net's", thank you didn't know that was even out there!
     
  5. futurestic06

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    Good luck bro. keep it up and you will definitely get success.
     
  6. AndrewSEO

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    Yeah, that's true. Thanks.
     
  7. dennis727

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    pretty sure after this you'll get flock of new orders... lol
     
  8. Griller

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    Constant Content was where I got my start, and it has turned into something real nice for me.

    I disagree though about going back and writing for content mills, people don't want to pay much for quality work, and then on top of that, the site takes a big cut.

    At this point, at least for me, it's just not worth it.

     
  9. AndrewSEO

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    Haha, you're looking at it from the entrepreneurial point of view. It's more of an advice than marketing....
     
  10. AndrewSEO

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    Griller, it's always good to have a plan B. What if your private clients fail to get more orders for you at some point? You'll still need the content mills as you try to get your groove back.
     
  11. masterjani

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    your post gives inspiration to many freelance members.
     
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    I tried using Xomba for a year but didn't go very far. They also banned my account for no reason. However, there are other great content mills out there that anyone can use such as Bukisa and Helium.....they're not popular for nothing.
     
  13. AndrewSEO

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    Yeah, it's all about trying your luck and giving it your best. Quitters never win and winners never quit.
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  14. AndrewSEO

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    You will definitely succeed in your endeavors.
     
  15. Beingakrant

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    Your OP has few really nice points. I'll be sharing my personal experiences by the end of this month. I'll be applying for J.Vip and once that is done, then I will share "my experiences with content writing".

    Cheers :)
     
  16. AndrewSEO

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    Thanks. I will be looking forward to that. I just hope you will be positive about it. Do you write for content mills or private clients?
     
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    I'm having a completely out-of-box technique to get clients. I'll share it soon. I write for private clients & companies only. And when it comes to content mills, I've never believed in it. I must say that it's not my cup of tea. I'm proficient in dealing with individual clients, so I tend to stick with them.

    Cheers :)
     
  18. AndrewSEO

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    Great idea!! Keep sharing. I believe it will be of much help to so many freelance writers out here.

    Cheers too! :)