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How to get LOTS of articles - maybe even for free

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by echaz, May 13, 2009.

  1. echaz

    echaz Regular Member

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    Hey guys.

    Just wanted to share my method on how I get hundreds of articles daily.

    Basically I just put up normal ads on freelancer sites. Just like getafreelancer.com or elance.com. Tell them that you look for article writer and want to establish a longterm relationship.. I don't know why but this works really good when they think you need writer for a long time..

    So after a few hours I get tons of replies from article writer.
    What I do is just answer all of them and tell them that I need more than one writer so I can't choose him for the project because I want that my project stays online.. do it polite of course^^.. But of course he can have the job if he provides a few unique articles. I always tell them that they should provide me 20 articles as soon as possible. When I get the articles I'll pay.. Almost everyone delivers those 20 articles within one or two days.. Some people only write 5 or 10 articles..

    One of the good things is that you don't need to set up many ads if you need many writers.. Just write them pms and almost everyone will agree to work with you.


    And if you're a really evil guy you can tell them that their articles don't meet your requirements and that you don't pay them.. That's the way you get the articles for free..
     
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    angelas111 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    i guess that would work. i just don't like the idea of stiffing people for their labor. that's worse than blackhat.
     
  3. echaz

    echaz Regular Member

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    yes it is... definitely.. But I bet here are some guys who would do this :D
     
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    emggot Registered Member

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    I did something similar,i was looking for few writers.when i got like 20pms i've asked for a few examples of unique articles..so when i checked all 20 articles i was pissed that only few are good for distributing :/ that sucks
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  5. werrich

    werrich Regular Member

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    stiffing people isn't cool. Remember those freelancers are looking for ways to make money too, just like you, and the difference is they actually did some work.
    As someone else on another thread pointed out, many times those writers end up using someone else's articles to turn in to you, or at very least they are giving you something that was already published, which means AC wouldn't want it.
     
  6. echaz

    echaz Regular Member

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    This is probably because you were paying to low.
    I made the following experience:
    When make ads and offer 1$ per article. Then I always got shitty articles with really .. I mean really bad english..

    When I offer 2$ or even 3$ then serious people contacted me and provided good articles...
    I think the difference is that people from countries like india work for low payments but can not provide not so good quality.
    Don't get me wrong.. Of course there are people from india who can write english but there are also some who can not.
    And the folks who are native english speaker can provide better articles but don't work for 1$ / article
     
  7. redrose

    redrose Newbie

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    This is very bad... don't you think that maybe they have children to feed? A mother tells you this...Besides, good writers already know these tricks and simply don't provide you any samples for free.
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have 4 good rewriters I got off GAF that I pay $1 per 500 - 600 words....check out my thread to see how, they produce rewrites that bring me $3.5-$4.50 each.


    What you're doing is just ripping people off for their work...

    karma goes a long way
     
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  9. echaz

    echaz Regular Member

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    man.. I didn't tell that I'm doing this.. I just told you how to get a lot of articles without spending to much money in ads.. I didn't tell you that you have to rip the writers off..

    the last sentence was just a note beside because this is a blackhatforum and here are more then enough methods on how to rip other people off their work.. I think cookie stuffing would be a very good catchword for that..
     
  10. omaigadlol

    omaigadlol Registered Member

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    Don't, it's just wrong.


    You can get at least 2 times the money you buy the articles for. Why get greedy.
     
  11. gbmack

    gbmack Power Member

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    Have ethics in business
     
  12. foxandrew

    foxandrew Registered Member

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    This would be 100% true & right to think in any other forum I think.. But in BHW I mean.. hehe.

    We are making merchants lose tons of money by getting free products and we're being taught how to stuff cookies in order to steal the sales from other affiliates.. aren't we?

    So we could argue the "ethic" part for awhile.
    I personnally wouldn't do this, but I bet that this is already being done in dozens of freelancing/outsourcing sites.

    And getting articles that took 2 days to write for free OR an ebook that took the guy 2 months to write for free..
    Pretty similar to me. Plus you can leverage the benefits from many writers in a very short time.. I think this fits just fine into BHW guys,

    My 2ยข
     
  13. zebrahat

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    10 Other Ways to Get Source Material for Articles:

    1- Use newspaperarchives.org, select pre-Internet material and download, use OCR scans to create articles.

    2- Take your laptop to the library, or larger Barnes & Noble (anywhere you can sit down), write summaries of the hottest books and trends, from the new books and mags right there.

    3- Review the how-to guidebooks at home on your own book case, summarize each chapter. Should result in 10 articles per each book you have.

    4- Collect local community papers in your area, most should be offline-only.

    5- Collect old magazines people are always throwing out. Many or most should be offline-only.

    6- Go to foriegn language websites, use a translator to convert to English, use for articles. E.g., pick a keyword, translate it to foreign language, then search the phrase to find the foreign articles.

    7- Use the Amazon "Look Inside" and similar Google feature to see portions of books. A screen capture program can save the book pages, write articles from the excerpts.

    8- Rewrite articles, numerous techniques and software already discussed. Pick your poison, rinse and repeat.

    9- Outsource. Find people who will write for less than you can get paid for them. Or find multiple ways to get paid for the same articles to create the profit spread.

    10-Record news, magazine-format shows and public access TV (shows with lots of info in them), use as source material for your articles.
     
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    trader140 Newbie

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    Completely agree. Don't do this.
     
  15. kyrash

    kyrash Junior Member

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    Now common man there is a difference between blackhat way of marketing and what you just talked about. I currently have about 9 people supplying me articles from GAF, and believe me at $1 per 400 word article it's a steal enough.

    Take your time and search those places instead of asking for 20 articles and not pay them ask for one and seriously select the great guys who are willing to do the job at floor price.

    I know people already do what you (OP) outlined above, but behaviour like that make it more difficult for all of us.
     
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    ladyheart Newbie

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    quit it. It'll hurt so many peoples man..
     
  17. jsnoodle

    jsnoodle Newbie

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    this method pushes the limits of moral ethics. like it has been said above, there are a lof of other ways to get quality content.
     
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    artagnan1978 Newbie

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    That is not the nicest thing to do... the majority of those people put an effort in their work, and they are trying to make money online in a decent way.

    There are other numerous ways to get articles for free, without having to deceive honest people.

     
  19. RandomName

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    Whether you think it's "black hat" or not it's just short sighted - unless you have a plan to make a HEAP in a short time then you've got to look medium/long term, and this just ain't.
     
  20. RandomName

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    because it's not legal that's why - the post suggests telling them that "But of course he can have the job if he provides a few unique articles" - you're promising something you're never going to deliver - up to you if you want to trade that way, me - no thanks