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outsourced AC: rewriter wants to know where articles are going.

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by xr250h, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. xr250h

    xr250h Registered Member

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    ok so basically I outsourced the work for AC (writing articles). my writer is great, but now he wants to know where the articles will be published. I don't know what to tell him. He says he wants to know what organization I represent and where the articles are going for networking purposes. He wants to know if he can add me as a reference/client to his freelancing resume. I don't know any good bs story to tell him. He can easily do a google search and find his articles. Any suggestions?


    Thanks,
    Ryan
     
  2. wmitchell003

    wmitchell003 Regular Member

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    Hell no! None of his business. But...Its best to use diplomacy...so tell him that you use the articles for seo for a network of sites, or tell him its confidential. And if he bitches...find someone else.
     
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  3. Aremys

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    True. One of my writers asked me that question before. I just told her it's confidential and hoped she doesn't find her article in the net.

    One tip I would suggest is to change the titles of your writer's articles. This way, it would be harder to find on Google.
     
  4. xr250h

    xr250h Registered Member

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    So you are saying not to let him add me as a reference? I guess I will tell him what you said. What if he finds his articles?



    Edit: thank you aremys for the tip. I'm not sure if I should follow your advice or wmitchell003's. But I'm leaning toward the confidential thing. I guess if he finds the articles and objects, I'll just get somome in the phillipines to do it for me.
     
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    i don't really think you'd be a great reference for him anyway, so it's not really a loss for him.
     
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    bizcredit Power Member

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    Just tell him you have a NDA and are not allowed to disclose your clients, but anyone can contact you as a reference to his work
     
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    I'd tell him I'm doing article marketing and the articles are submitted to different article directories.
     
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    Tell him You are a SEO company and can not disclose what websites you or companies are your clients.

    May tell him a percentage are ordered from you and do not know where they are going, or where they are used. [just a middleman]

    He may have found some already.
     
  9. jammie

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    Tell him you use the content for unique pages for organic search engine traffic. You're working on behalf of a client and don't know where the content will be published, you just manage the content creation & recruitment of high quality writers.

    Allow them to use a peice of content in their resume, but if you don't like that idea, just say you'll provide a written reference to them instead.

    Hope this helps!

    PS - glad to see a someone new here taking some action!
     
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    topam Registered Member

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    Tell him you represent another organization of which your relationship is of a confidential nature.
    My point: just chat BS to him with big words and he wont ask questions.
     
  11. kyrash

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    Ok one of my writers aked me a question like this and i just told him i have a NDA with my clients like bizcredit pointed out above. He did not ask anymore he just carried on working with me.
     
  12. Money2spare

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    Don't tell him/her anything-- when they sell you articles-- in future make agreement that they sign over all publishing rights!! End of story!
     
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    just tell them you are keeping the articles to build a content site in the future.
     
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    AmazinAzn Regular Member

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    Lol, this just happened to me a couple of minutes ago, I told him I couldn't say because it's confidential.
     
  15. Keedev

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    None of his business.. Just say their going to a local magazine that you are starting.
     
  16. jammie

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    As Kyrash said, just get an NDA - they can't really do anything then. It makes them in effect 'ghosts' hence the term "ghost writers".

    Heh, this just gave me some crazy ideas actually, gonna try something later!
     
  17. xr250h

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    wow thanks for everyone's replies! I just went ahead and told him that i'm in article marketing/ SEO and that the articles are going to various article sites. I then changed the subject and asked him a question. He hasn't said anything about it so I pretty sure I'm good.

    jammie- yeah I'm really glad I got started in this. He just sent me my first articles and I'm going to pay him tonight.
     
  18. TommyDJr45

    TommyDJr45 Junior Member

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    This is all very valuable information. I have a question(DEF dont wanna start another AC thread) about outsourcing. What is the best way to go about outsourcing an article? From what to say to Where do you look? I would appreciate it if someone could shine some light on this for me. You can PM me any tip/hints you want if you feel. I welcome it.