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Calling All IM/SEO Experts - I Need Journalists for My Hardcover IM Magazine!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Cnotey, Aug 24, 2013.

  1. Cnotey

    Cnotey Power Member

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    Hey guys, I haven't posted here in a little while. For those who know me, you are well aware I own many businesses and IM is just a hobby for me. With my main business being project management. I suck at doing things myself, but I am great at managing other people to accomplish tasks. One of the greatest things I have been able to do with my life, is surround myself with successful people. I'm a complete dumbass, I'm not good at anything, but I knew well enough to make friends with the right people.

    One of my very close friends is a magazine publisher. We were on vacation together last week out of the country. When we were flying back, somehow the subject of internet marketing came up. He knew about it, but didn't really have any idea what it was. Anyways, after a 9 hour flight chasing the sun back to the US, we got off the plane with him telling me I had 30 days to come up with print for an Internet Marketing/SEO hardcopy magazine. He's not willing to put me on contract for full distribution yet, but he is willing to put me on contract for distribution to the magazine stands he owns in every major airport in the US.

    He is footing the bill for the pro designer, editor, publishing, and distribution. The only thing I have to come up with is the journalism since I have the contacts (BHW). Part of the deal is that everything from the first issue is going to net out to zero for the first copy. After that I get ~30%, which is pretty good in the publishing industry.

    Here's the rules:

    1. ALL ARTICLES MUST BE 100% ORIGINAL. You will be signing a legal binding contract to be a freelance journalist for me. My business partner will sue the ever loving shit out of you if you even partially plagarize anyone. He will find out.

    2. You must be willing to give me your full legal real name, address, etc. As you will be signing a contract.

    3. Your english must be perfect! I don't care if you are from the US or not, but I had better not be able to tell if you aren't by your articles.

    What I need:

    1. The first issue will be a about all general IM topics. The publisher has agreed to 92 pages, with 14 of those pages full spread advertising. This leaves me 78 Pages. I need experts in SEO, PPC, PPV, PPD, Domain Flipping, Social Marketing, Adsense, Youtube Marketing, and basically every topic of expertise. Don't be pissed if you get edited out, it happens.

    2. You will write 3-5 drafts of each article you produce for me. When you submit a draft, I will send it to my business partner's editor, and he will tell you what to change, re-word, etc.

    What You Get:

    1. A once in a lifetime opportunity to become a published expert on a topic, with your name being on print at over 120 locations worldwide.

    2. Recognition as the author of the article.

    3. Per 600 words, you will receive one 100x50 pixel block of hard print advertising. That's right, I will let you plug your own ventures into my magazine. Consider these 3 things your extremely generous compensation. Think long and hard about what you will put in the mag. As this will be hardcopy. No one will be able to point and click and go straight to your website. People will have to actually read it, then go to their computer and input the url, or search by hand.

    How to Apply:

    Private message me here with the following information:

    REAL LEGAL NAME:
    Location:
    Area of Expertise:
    Email Address:
    Skype Name:

    "IF" You are selected to become a journalist, I will also need your full address for contractual reasons.

    For the selection process I will ask you to write an article about something stupid, not related to IM in any way, just to judge your journalism skills. It will be something that cannot be used for any other purpose.

    This is a once in a lifetime opportunity guys, I need the pros for this one.

    Thanks,

    John (AKA Cnotey)



    EDIT:

    Apparently, I forgot to make something clear. In the US you have to be 18 years old to enter a legally binding contract. Sorry kiddos!
     
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  2. TheUnborn

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    This will be an opportunity of a lifetime...good luck finding experts :)

    ps: I think you should move this thread to "hire a freelancer section"
     
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  3. Ianaesthetized

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    I'd be very interested in obtaining a copy of this magazine when it's complete. I would be elated to write an article for this project, but I'm nowhere near qualified.
     
  4. SkyrocketSEO

    SkyrocketSEO Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Same here
    You said that your friend owns magazine?

    On the other side, I ofered $150/article and couldn't find anyone here, do you think that you will find someone who knows his stuff to write for free?
     
  5. Cnotey

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    I thought about that. But first off I'm not offering monetary compensation, I don't want some article writing monkey. I want someone who actually wants to do this because he believes in SEO/IM, and thinks he's an expert. Not because he needs $20. The people I want to write these articles wouldn't be doing it for the money. I don't want those guys.
     
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  6. ebayhero12

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    pm sent you
    thanks
     
  7. Cnotey

    Cnotey Power Member

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    It will be available on every news stand in US airports on November 1st.

    I have until September 25th to come up with the copy, and then it goes to design/publishing, then out the door.
     
  8. Cnotey

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    Guys,

    I keep getting questions on whether the spots are still available.

    With 78 pages I will have the opportunity to publish around 50 authors. I seriously doubt I will run out of space. My current fear is I will have to fluff it with pictures and such.

    Thanks,

    Cnotey.
     
  9. Ianaesthetized

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    Although I typically enjoy your cynical nature, I don't think there's much merit to that last line. Most people will jump at the opportunity for self glorification.
     
  10. sasuke120

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    After the magazine is finished could you give us a link where we can buy it online and it gets shipped to us?
    Would really be interested in that :D
     
  11. SkyrocketSEO

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    That line was there cause I wanted to state 2 things
    1. He is obviously trying to get shitload of articles free of charge

    2. You won't find knowledgeable articles here. Anyone who knows that much about IM/SEO/SMM won't bother writing articles for a random person, your inbox will get mails from people who can't even make a proposal, something like this:"hey mate, ad me on Skype, or shoot me Email, I can spin articles to 70% originality and I own premium Copyscape" or "I have a degree in economics and I have written hundreds of articles for numerous clients, from weight loss articles to bla bla bla and I am a platinum Ezine writer my rate is $0.8/100 words" Only guy that is active around these places and who knows how to write an article about these topics is Scritty.
    I guess there are other people, but they are in the closet.
    Let's face it, most of the guys are just trying to earn for Ramen and they can't write advanced articles, they just can't. cause if they knew how to do this they wouldn't comment on $5/day with PPD/Youtube journey threads.
     
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  12. Ianaesthetized

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    Well naturally, yes he's trying to get a bunch of free articles. He can't afford to pay the caliber of person he's looking for enough for it to be money motivated on their part. He's obviously a reputable member here, and that's worth some consideration.

    As for the rest of what you said, I'm in no position to make an argument. But I will say I know people in "real life" who are making enough money on a daily basis for a shit load of ramen. Theyre knowledgeable, well spoken, and also members on this site.

    To be fair, I think you're generalizing this too much. Personally, I think it's an interesting project and I'd love to see the results. I'm sure I'm not alone in that either. Lets just keep commenting to get it more exposure :)
     
  13. SkyrocketSEO

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    ok, bmp:)

    BTW, I am also creating a magazine, everyone who gives me knowledgeable article will get 250x250 ad in the mag, free of charge. I need 100 articles ;)
     
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    You won't find knowledgeable articles here. Anyone who knows that much about IM/SEO/SMM won't bother writing articles for a random person, your inbox will get mails from people who can't even make a proposal, something like this:"hey mate, ad me on Skype, or shoot me Email, I can spin articles to 70% originality and I own premium Copyscape" or "I have a degree in economics and I have written hundreds of articles for numerous clients, from weight loss articles to bla bla bla and I am a platinum Ezine writer my rate is $0.8/100 words"

    ^ hehe this, I'm afraid it's soooo totally true. Good luck ;)
     
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  15. Goal Line Technology

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    +1 for this
     
  16. Cnotey

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    That's cool. I've been successful in my life because I've stayed away from the negativity and the naysayers. Think as you want =]

    However anyone who knows me, knows that I deal in Android Apps almost exclusively for my IM ventures, hence my title lol. I would have no need to farm articles for my own profit from people.

    Once again, that's true, I might not find the caliber of people I am looking for here. But I am definitely not going to get it from the noob who needs $20.

    Thanks,

    Cnotey
     
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    Hmm, I'd love to read it, and will definitely buy if its published.
    BUT, I agree with SkyrocketSEO, the people that will do it for free will be the people who wouldn't get the chance otherwise, and the people you'd really want to do it, definitely wouldn't do it for free, and they wouldn't be doing it for 20 bucks either.
     
  18. Goal Line Technology

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    ...just a thought...
    is there any way YOU OP could have ownership over the content via pre-publish,
    at which point you perhaps could monetize the final TEXT CONTENT via say Kindle publication or something,
    in that way, maybe all parties could be happier, and the percieved value would increase in terms of attractiveness to members.
    /that thought
     
  19. Robbie1

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    Hey sent you a PM, I've a few questions:

    1) (should I be picked) I'm not really interested in advertising space, can you send me a copy of magazine when it's been published instead.

    2) I'm somewhat sceptical/ cautious that this could just be a way of you getting some free content i.e. "your random topic is weight loss... oh and err just by coincidence the article title I'm asking you to write about just so happens to have 5,000 searches/ month and 10,000 "" competition on Google. Do you have anything tangible to prove that this isn't the case?

    In particular this raises a red flag for me:
    Having said that you are a donor with plenty of thanks so I'd be willing to give you the benefit of the doubt.

    3) Are you supplying article topics/ titles?
     
  20. golface72

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    Think you really need to reconsider your plan here. I have no doubt I could give you a hell of an article on how to flat out rank sites (as someone who personally over the course of 6 months outranked experian, equifax, transunion, creditkarma, and freecreditscore.com for all of their big money keywords aka "free credit report" etc) but there is no way I'm sharing that info with the world for absolutely nothing. Getting published in a magazine means just about jack. You could write a 5k word short story and get in some random magazine no problem at all. And your ad space offer is laughable.

    Long story short, you are going to get either terrible quality or nothing at all.