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Do People Actually Buy Pre-Written Articles?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by SilverMovieDownloads, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. SilverMovieDownloads

    SilverMovieDownloads Power Member

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    I Was Thinking Of Submitting Articles To Constant-Content And Daily Article But

    Do People Actually Buy Them ?

    Is Constant - Content Good For Short Term Money?

    Anyone Have Any Experience With Either The Two Sites?

    How much People Buy Your Articles, How much do you set your prices at and how much do you make monthly?

    thanks for the aswers guys
     
  2. SilverMovieDownloads

    SilverMovieDownloads Power Member

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    anyone
     
  3. daveguy

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    I have a story semi-related story

    At my old job there was this writer that my boss worked with before I started. When I got hired my boss and this writer were not working together as much just out of lack of need. One day out of the blue this writer sent an e-mail blast to all of his previous clients with 10 articles attached. He was selling each article for $100 each. My boss bought 2 and threw them on the blog.

    Moral of the story - get your own clients and get paid more. Pick a niche you like writing about.... and write about it.
     
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  4. Eimanto

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    Moral of the story - get your own clients and get paid more. Pick a niche you like writing about.... and write about it.[/QUOTE]

    I totally agree. In other words, you suggest finding clients and writing what they want you to write. Also from experience I could say that pre-written articles are hard to offer, because you always need to edit them in the clients way.
     
  5. No Hat

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    People buy PLR (private label rights) article packs. Then you could do the work once and keep selling it. You can sell to individuals and PLR membership sites.

    Keyword research could be done on ClickBank. Make a pack on each of the hottest selling products.

    Good Luck
     
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  6. damagesmith

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    Constant contact has verry high standards. Your grammer has to be flawless.
     
  7. Old_School_Marketing

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    "Your grammer has to be flawless."

    lol nice! :eek:

    I'm actually an experienced writer and I was considering jumping into the article writing game. Does anyone have a link with instructions from top to bottom? Much appreciated.
     
  8. jacky8

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    From my experience it is very much a buyer's market. It's not something I would particularly recommend to you simply because you're at the mercy of exactly what the client wants, and they'll decide what they want to pay for it. The best use I have found for pre-written articles is as sample work to attract customers.

    That's the kind of work that will pay. You can find someone who sets up lots of sites and needs content, and will keep coming back to you for good work. Building a working relationship is the best thing for you in the long run. It means working to a brief rather than selling pre-written stuff, but it is a good way of getting in the game.
     
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    MiniMe777 Registered Member

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    DP forums marketplace has a content for sale section that seems to have a large amount of traffic, but Im not too sure of the amount of sales being made there.
     
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    They do...it depends what type of information they want....
     
  11. precious007

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    No matter what, $100 for a 500 word article is insanely huge.

    I wouldn't pay that much even if Bill Gates wrote it for my tech blog.
     
  12. ppcmaster

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    That's a damn good suggestion! Do you have any thoughts on where these guys could sell these articles? I am not sure

    We keep away from DP. The customers there expect your heart on a plate along with a free review article at their buying best. Sheer waste of time...
     
  13. hardinflash

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    I've sold quite a few prewritten articles on Fiverr. I never write them myself though.
     
  14. super11

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    As an ex-content writer, I can tell you that I had a tough time selling pre-written articles. I generally tried selling them on forums such as DP. $1 for 100 words, yet sales were difficult to crack but sometimes out of the blue, I got clients within a flash, but not most of the times. I never fancied selling pre-written articles but was left with no choice when a customer who was expected to pay stopped responding. Since the articles were not sent to the customer, it was completely legal to sell them to others.
     
  15. Gamboloyd

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    I have a Constant Content account, and they have incredibly strict plagiarism and grammar rules which take a bit of getting used to. If you don't meet the criteria and you are writing to a public request, you may lose out on a sale due to editor review time. There are also no guarantees that you will make an immediate sale as you are competing with other authors. You have the option to write for requests or just write hoping that your subject matter will be searched for and your content is needed, but again, no guarantees. Some of the articles I have written that have not been accepted by the requester have taken up to a year to be sold.

    Here is an example of a request:


    Request 1 : Admin (29) has placed a request for content meeting these requirements:
    Title: Buy Gold Online
    Description: Article about how and where to buy gold online.
    Subjects: gold coins, gold bars, gold bullion
    Number of Articles: 1
    Price Per Article: $20-30
    Length of Articles: 400-450
    Request Expires: 2012-01-12 - 6 Days Left
    Request Link: (Deleted)
    Contact Customer: (Deleted)

    Hope this is of some help :)
     
  16. golface72

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    I've written some for constant content and its been pretty depressing results thus far.... switched to writing for textbroker at the suggestion of a member on hear, had much better results.
     
  17. bigwhite

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    Heh, I would.
     
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    My Constant-Content articles sell for $48 a piece...of which I net $30. Those are 500-750 words. I set my own price, and don't lower it, although I do allow clients to make offers (which I refuse, because they are always low-ball. If they really want the content, they will pay full price).

    As another member stated, your grammar must be flawless. Not only that, but you must have an intuitive grasp of proper paragraph structure and article flow. You can have perfect grammar and still get rejected because the article is all over the place. This is why Constant-Content has customers who will pay professional rates. Customers can go onto the site and know from the get-go that whatever they encounter on the site will be top-notch.

    You must also have a good sense of which topics are popular online. Some topics are "evergreen," meaning that they're always in vogue. Tech, health, fitness, finance, etc. If you write articles on laughing kittens and price them at $40+, they will never sell.

    There are people who sell articles for $100. This isn't a myth. I doubt any 500 word articles sell for that rate, but if the information is extremely valuable, current and well-referenced, I'd say it was possible. I could see charging $100 for a 1000 word article if the information within isn't available elsewhere in a concise form.

    one more thing: if you want to sell at professional rates you must remove all fluff from your writing. If you don't have plenty of facts to relate--facts that will take hundreds of words to get across--then you don't have an article. If you suspect you have a problem with fluff, then you do.
     
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  19. MMBlack

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    Constant Content is a great place to sell articles, but as previous posters have mentioned, they're grammar/plagiarism Nazis. In fact, CC has a zero tolerance policy on plagiarism and your account will be disabled immediately if you submit content less than 100% unique. You must use Copyscape before submitting; there's no way around it. I recently opened a new account there and my first article sailed through, but you can bet I'll be walking on eggshells. I've never submitted a CC public request article before. Now I'm wondering if I should because the editors take so effin' long to approve articles. The slow editing process is something to consider, for sure.
     
  20. Tangee

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    I know that some do buy them but I prefer to wait and let others tell me what they want written. I figure why waste my time writing if no one is going to want the articles in the first place?