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Need advice on making $950 quickly (articles)

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Jared255, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. Jared255

    Jared255 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Haven't done much IM in about half a year. Payed for most of college, but due to me being an idiot and a few other things, I need to make $950 in 22 days or I can't live on campus.

    I used to do niche sites/SEO, but as I only have 22 days, that wouldn't work. I'm looking to write articles; I'm a native English speaker (obviously) and can crank them out really fast.

    My question: what's the best way to get work quickly as a writer? I would charge $1/100 words or slightly less to attract people quickly. Perks of the service would be that I'm a native English speaker with very good grammar and the TAT would be very quick seeing as I'd literally just be writing articles all day.

    Right now the only thought I have is to open a thread in BHW services, but even then I'm afraid I won't get as much business as I need in the 22 day deadline... any suggestions on how else I could attract business?

    Thanks so much

    Jared
     
  2. nipunn12

    nipunn12 Regular Member

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    Open a JV.

    People will "invest" and in return you will give a few articles and pay back with 50% extra in 12 months
     
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    You would have to write ~430 words per hour. 22 days, 10 hours per day. Ambitious goal!
     
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    Scale it up. Open a BST, start gigs in multiple new fiver accounts (a new account gets the benefit of having its new gigs show up in the top spots), create accounts at oDesk, freelancer, elance, etc. Hit all fiverr clones too, and don't forget about other IM forums. You can definitely make $950+ from article writing alone in 22 days if you really try and scale it up.
     
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  5. Jared255

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    Not a bad idea, thanks, repped

    430 words is only 1 article, I can easily do 2-3 an hour so that would cut it down from 10 hours. Ambitious but necessary, I've grinded before :)
     
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    I know! Good luck, I hope you will make it! And don't forget to actually learn something from this situation :)
     
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    I think your best bet would be to look for web design and seo clients offline. One client could make you $950 in less than a week. If you find 2 or 3 and outsource the work, you should easily meet your target.
     
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    That's turning some wheels for me. What are some of your favorite ways of getting offline business?
     
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    People usually contact me through word of mouth so not really sure what to tell you. Other than that I don't really look for offline clients as I'm too lazy but I'm in need of cash and I may start looking for clients but not sure how yet. I mainly outsource the work though. :)
     
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    lolz Dude. I'm fucking lazy too! I have a partner who isn't and she brings in lots of offline business. I want even more and some of my own. Maybe some newspaper adz and companies to post flyers for me eh?
     
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    Take a payday loan you can use my aff link if you want :D
     
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  12. ShadeDream

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    Newspaper adz and flyers usually take ages and aren't as effective but that entirely depends on your method and who you're actually targeting. Direct business to business communication is probably the way to go, find businesses ranking in Google on page 2/3 for all sorts of local/national keywords and target them. Those that make money because of where their website ranks are those that will be happy to spend money if you can give them results. I've seen some very good ideas in the Offline Marketing section and that's where I will start out once I battle through my laziness. I'd recommend starting there.

    In regards to being lazy, I'm just too lazy, the ideal job for me would be to sit and do nothing while cash rolls in. Too bad I didn't win the recent Euromillions draw. ;)
     
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  13. ja1myn

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    Some paid posting companies also have article writer divisions. Native English writers that are willing to write are always in demand.
     
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