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How beneficial can it be to have a "guru" write you an article?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by octane, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. octane

    octane Registered Member

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    Hey BHW,

    I started a very niche site a while back, and kind of left it for dead.

    There's about three members on the mailing list and about 5-25 u/vs monthly.

    I know a guy who is one of the best in the business (not in online business, but in the niche) and he offered to write me an article for the site for $100. It would be about 800 words.

    $100 seems nuts for an article no matter who's name is on it, but I'd get full rights to it.

    What do you think?
     
  2. virus_1720

    virus_1720 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I wouldn't spend it
     
  3. blacksmith71

    blacksmith71 Newbie

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    $100 for one 800 word article??? No Way! That's just insane. Even if the guy is the best in the business, I'm not sure one article is going to make you those $100 back...

    With $100 you could buy multiple articles and hire a submission service to get them spread out over a few thousand article directories. I just think that would be a smarter way of using $100...
     
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    Yeah what ^^ said. Use that cash for more articles and get some on your site for extra content and then post a few others (spun obviously) to a bunch of article repositories. Get some backlinks and wait for th etraffic.

    Even in the most obscure niches it should be possible to get way more than 5-25 u/v A MONTH. I have one that most people not in the UK wouldn't even have an idea about and Im getting like 900 a day with about 5k backlinks and im not on front page for any major one word searches.
     
  5. octane

    octane Registered Member

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    I figured that.

    Thanks for the re-assurance.

    To Jimbo: The site didn't even have it's own domain until a week ago. I just set it up, and left it on the sub domain. Hopefully I'll get some visitors now that I've got some time and money to spend.
     
  6. internetNinja

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    If it was me (but I have a guerilla marketing mind), I would tell the guy "$100!!! Heck no...I'll give you $125..If and when the article makes me $500."

    I am not sure how to monetize a niche like that though. Would have to put some time into looking into it.
     
  7. octane

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    Haha good idea.

    The niche is pretty tight. I had 26 visitors today so far, and there's zero content on the site. Getting the separate domain helped alot.

    I've got quite a few good ideas to monetize the site, but little content.

    I figured if this big name wrote me an article, it would bring in traffic. But, I think I'll pass.