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Made $30 on two articles today

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by redtide1969, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just a heads up to any of you that are new at making some extra $$ with AC.. Don't forget to check the "calls for content" for any of the offers from AC's partner sites. I claimed 2 of them this morning. They wanted 400 word articles on the Swine Flu and both were accepted by AC and reuters.c0m for $30. It took me about 45 mins. each to write (didn't need to research em, I just had the news on as I wrote em) SO that was a cool 30 bucks for 1 1/2
    hrs work.

    Also, I thought I'd share a few tips on what works for me at AC. I've got 4 good rewriters I picked up at GAF for $1 per 500 to 600 words. I took the time to email back and forth with my rewriters (once I knew they had promise)when I hired them to get them trained as to just what I needed from the articles, (SEO, adding personality to the rewrites, proper keyword density and usage, showed em how to use DupeFree etc) and it's payed off nicely.

    I submit approx. 40 articles a day and get $3.50 to $4.50 per article and very few get denied (1 - 3 per 100 submitted)

    When I first started AC 2 mnths ago I was trying to submit any cr*p that rewriters sent my way, but you just end up spinning your wheels and wasting time with articles refused and time wasted submitting for tiny profits. If you put that little bit of initial time into finding and training good rewriters it totally pays off.

    Hope some of this helps

    and don't forget to check the "calls for content" for alot better pay per article

    Good luck!
     
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  2. lumpia

    lumpia Registered Member

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    hi redtide,
    would you be so kind PM me one article just to see if I can article writing. I have been wanting to do it, I just don't know where to start and what kind of content they are looking for.
    thanks in advance.

    good job. and keep it going.
     
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  3. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    thanks lumpia, I sent you a quick sample. Let me know if you got it as nothing shows up in my sent folder for some reason

    hope it helps
     
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  4. lumpia

    lumpia Registered Member

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    i go it. thank you.
    would like to start this to see how it goes.
     
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  5. coxistence

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    Do you use multiple accounts?
     
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  6. samurai2020

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    i am also wondering are you using multiple accounts for that?
     
  7. firefly

    firefly Registered Member

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    Hey Redtide congrats!!! Firstly thanks for sharing this very very helpful information :) so you have your own writing team that's great! Would you be kind enough to tell us on "How you train your writers?". Is there any specific protocols you follow to get that $4.5? I too have couple of accounts and they are getting on an average $2.75/article. So where should I improve? Please help me and my bros here. Thanks in advance.
    Cheers!
     
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    hello redtide,

    I posted many articels in bukisa.com but didn't take good reasult.
    can u plz send me sample!!
     
  9. IfIHadaBoat

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    Hey redtide,

    What sort of articles are you giving your rewriters? Are they all calls for conent? Or are there topics that they don't call for that you know to consistently pay well?
     
  10. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Yes I do I use 4 accounts currently. 3 accts are what I consider throw away accts, meaning they arent w9 verified so when they reach the $500-$600 limit I just stop using them and start new ones.

    My main acct is w9 verified and this one is where I put all my BEST articles.

    I also use this acct to promote my articles for performance ppv's. It's up to a Clout level 5 already because I have multiple accts at the Soc. Networking and Bookmarging sites that I use Onlyw*re to blast them to for promotion. What I'm trying to do is build some residual income from the ppv's

    Hi firefly, thanks much! As far as training them. First, when I place my ads at GAF I don't just hire writers based on the samples they provide. (theyre usually bs samples not written by the bidder) Most (but not all) rewriters @ $1 per 500 words are subpar (don't sound like they are Native English speakers) so I send them a sample of my own to rewrite when they bid. This way I don't waste time trying to train someone thats going to send me cr*p and waste my time.

    When a bidder sends me a good sample (and takes the time to do so) I know I'm onto something and hire them on a "trial" basis. I send them 2 articles to start so I know what I'm working with as far as their abilities. I've created multiple "form letters" in Notepad that I paste to them with indepth instructions for training (this way I don't have to re-type the same info to every writer while I'm weeding out the good from the bad)

    The key thing here is, don't waste any more time than you have to trying to train someone that isn't going to work out. Pay them for what they've completed and cut them loose quickly if you think they're going to waste your time.

    requirements I give them are: pass copyscape, keywords used in title, first sentence and remainder of article for total of 2-3% keyword density, Add personality to rewrite,
    dont write fluff keep it concise etc.

    One more thing, and this is important. I don't stay on GAF once I hire a writer. I give them my regular email through PM ie: redtide1969 at gmai*l dot c0m. This way if the writer isn't working out, my project ad is still running. I set my ads to run for the full 60 day maximum.
    This way you arent "choosing a winner" and closing out the ad.

    Hope this helps!


    Hi Elizebeth, you're welcome! "CFC" works out well. Whenever a good paying one is posted (they are posted at 11pm pst daily) I grab em and then write them myself the next day while my writers are working on the rewrites.

    Just follow their guidelines and write them well and you're golden ;-)

    Hope this helps!

    Hi greven, thanks much. The absolute BEST thing anyone can do to know how to get the best upfront payments and nail down what AC is looking for is go to the front page at AC and read, examine and learn from what the top AC sources are doing. Read a few of their articles and right there you have what AC is looking for and paying the best for.

    I PM'ed all the top wrriters and complimented them on their work and asked for advice. My inbox got flooded with tips and tricks by the top writers which helped alot. After putting their tips to use and learning how to optimize my articles for SEO my upfront payments went from a consistent $2-$2.50 each to $3.5-$4.50 each. Also by doing this my PPV's started to really take off.

    Give AC what they're looking for and you'll make $$

    Hope this helps!
     
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  11. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I've got some articles on Bukisa too, but found it pretty ineffective. I think they shave views considerably! I have articles I've submitted to both Bukisa and AC (both equallly good unique rewrites of the same article) and both with the same amount of promotion. The AC article will get 200 views in a day and Bukisa gets like 13 views. I hate to say it, as I had high hopes for Bukisa but they're ripping people off in my opinion.

    As far as samples, follow my above post and check out what the top AC sources are writing and submitting. Right there you have what works best for AC.

    Good luck



    I write the C4C's myself as alot of time there's a 1 day deadline on em, so it's tough to get them turned around by my writers. Plus any decent writer will want more $$ for an original that needs sources cited etc as per C4C requirements.

    The C4C's are random so they're a small part of the $$ I make from AC. The articles I concentrate on are Guides, How to's, Reviews etc. The main thing is to make sure the originals are concise and well written or you can't expect the rewriters to write quality content from them.

    Hope this helps
     
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  12. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Just a heads up guys and gals, AC has a new C4C posted right now on the Chrysler bankruptcy for $15...go claim it!
     
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    redtide1969,

    Absolutely great information and very generous and kind of you to offer it here. You are very detailed in your work and description of how you do things. Surely any of us can follow your procedures and benefit from them. Good of you to take the time to answer the posted questions and provide direction, too.
    Thanks for the share and input.

    Regards,
    ironlifter76
     
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  14. firefly

    firefly Registered Member

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    Thanks alot RedTide. I like your spirit of helping people that's why you are doing good in your life. All the best. Keep updating :)
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    No problem you guys, I first learned about AC here and have benefited alot by the useful information and methods on this forum, so I figured helping others is the least I can do. (I spent a few months lurking before signing up here) Love this place!

    Plus, considering AC seems to have changed alot since Shaqsquash first posted his excellent thread on AC, I figured we can all benefit from a current information source about the site
     
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  16. preedge

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    redtide1969, can you please send me a sample article also? I am also very much interested in article writing/rewriting. Reading posts like yours motivate me all the more.

    Thank you.
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi preedge,
    Cool, I'm glad the info has been helpful. Like I said in a post above, just go to AC's main page and read over the top writers articles. My articles are following their format. Doing this was the main thing that brought my upfront offers up over $4 per.

    I definately don't mind answering any questions you guys have and helping, but I prefer not to keep sending samples out.

    BTW, did any of you guys claim the $15 dollar C4C yesterday on Chrysler? I did one for each of my accts. and brought home $60 for 4 articles. I'm telling you the C4C's are paying off lately if you haven't hopped on em

    Regards



     
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  18. armani

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    Hey redtide1969 thank you for your wonderful contribution so far on this thread.

    What i'd like to know is how do you format your articles; do you space out your lines, paragraphs, etc. or is it the same format you write college papers?

    Also, concerning your 4 different accounts do you use 4 different paypal acocunts?

    And how many articles do you submit per account?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Hi armani,

    You're welcome, not a problem. I try to keep each paragraph to no more than 4 lines of text. They don't like when you present them with a big "wall of text" in each paragraph.

    I never add a picture as it's too time consuming and I didn't notice a difference in pay. I do add 3-4 links in each article. So say, the word g00gle is refered to in the article, I will link that word wherever it's used. And then link my keyword to the most relevant info in a search. This helps for both upfront pay and ppv's from the search engines.

    I have my writers use the keyword/phrase in title (usually the first words in title) in the first sentence and at least 1-2 times per paragraph.

    I always add a subtitle

    2 referances at end of article

    *also catchy titles dont work, make the title highlight your keywords and what the article about. Use the subtitle for catchiness to grab attention (I also use keyword here)

    And I use the descriptive overview to draw attention and pose controversy when possible.

    With regards to Accts. I use the method of linking to seperate PP emails. I know some have been caught for this as your name is linked to all if AC looks into your accts. BUT from everyone I've talked to both here and AC as long as you write quality content you can fly under the radar on this. By giving AC just what theyre wanting and not blasting them with cr*p you are golden

    If you have an contradicting info on this please feel free to share.

    As far as how many per day, I'm keeping it right around 10 per acct. sometimes 9, sometimes 11 etc.

    Again, as long as you're sending them good content they are all for it. I think it's the people that are blasting 10 or more cra*py articles per day/acct that are running into problems.

    With that said, if I get banned I'll just use all throw away accts in the future and not have a w9 verified acct.

    Hope this helps

    One thing I wanted to share: A little BH method I use to make a little extra $$ when getting samples from bidders at GAF..

    No bidders will want to complete a full 4-500 word sample just for a "chance" of getting hired. So what I do is split multiple 500 word articles into two parts, have all the bidders rewrite the different portions and then piece back together the more well written samples. Copyscape them and submit them to AC. That way you kill a few birds with one stone. You know whether you have a good writer to hire and you get to utilize the samples for something.

    Hope that helps
     
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  20. XRay

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    Very nice tutorial on AC redtide1969 :).

    Very interesting comments re: links w/in articles. Never knew you could do that. Have you put any Amazon links, etc. in product review articles that were submitted for performance pay only?

    Those of you looking for writing samples should check out the featured sources ... like this one

    HTML:
    http://www.associatedcontent.com/user/148/kassidy_emmerson.html
    She has over 1000 articles published on AC that have over 7 million page views. Lots of how-to, tips, product review articles.
     
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