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Making money from Writing

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by Toutou, May 15, 2015.

  1. Toutou

    Toutou Registered Member

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    so guys when i firstly joined the community i start searching for methods to help me earn money, some people suggested on me to write article, and since i got some photoshop skills i tried to give it a chance.

    not all the websites responded as i want, but finally i found this one where i felt they are really interested in the type of article i'm offering, my article was "How to create an animated banner" with more than 1000 words + 16 screenshots, and they have been emailing me and telling that they like my work and they are willing to publish it, and when i asked them about the payment how it is going to be they said the next:

    "Hi Yacine,

    Your details looks good.

    About payment, we do pay our writers if they want to get paid. But for first post we never paid any of our writers. Generally the pay would be decided on the basis of first posts quality and volume. No back-link will be provided to paid author. Unfortunately, since last fewmonths we stopped accepting new paid writers as we have no more paid writer spot left. If you are looking to get exposure from our site in return from your writing then we can publish your article on our site. Else, I'll contact you in future whenever we required your services.

    If you want to go as a free guest writer, then in return, we will provide you proper link back within your author info at the end of the article. We don't do personal or service promotion within the article content. We have no tight deadlines: quality is important.


    Thank you,"

    what should i replay them, it took me a lot of time to make that tutorial looks great :(
     
  2. Aluminium

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    So quality is important, but they don't ever pay their writers the first time?

    That's ridiculous, that's like saying "well we aren't going to pay the chef, but he did make us a five-star dinner tonight". I wouldn't recommend that you keep contacting this person OP, they're probably just going to try and milk you for free content. If you really want to earn some cash try out freelancing websites.

    Freelancing websites are a great place to start when it comes to being a content curator!
     
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  3. Toutou

    Toutou Registered Member

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    if someone could explain me what do they mean by this sentence i dont think i really understand it
    "No back-link will be provided to paid author"
     
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    I would suggest you to start your own website and monetize it. No need to work for someone else.

    "No back-link will be provided to paid author" - they won't give you a backlink to your website if you're being paid. Although, they said that they won't pay you for your first post and later they said they will give you a backlink if you give them the article for free. The first article was free, so one backlink? Really hard to understand what they are trying to say.

    Ditch them, work for someone less shady or start a website yourself.
     
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    Agreed with mate!!!
     
  6. arganrecords

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    Don't trust in this jackals, they are taking advantage of your job and you can not afford to waste time and money for them!
    Go on Fiverr or open your website (if you've some little start money to invest) and go hard with article writing.

    I only regret that this work is not scalable, but if you love it I think it's the way to go :)
     
  7. BENNY8877

    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    They mean you will not get a link (linking to your blog) from the article when it's placed on their site.
     
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  8. Toutou

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    the thing is i wanted to relay on writing to get my 1st incomes so i can start my own website ( for the domain and hosting) especially that getting traffic wont be a problem for, i just had to find a way to get my starter money and i see writing articles about photoshop is the best way for, but i think some websites want to take advantage of me :confused:
     
  9. Toutou

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    i think i'll just copy paste what Alimimum said in his comment, i though i'm going to make a progress with them, but i think its a no, thx for the answers guys