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Outsourced articles?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by izerman, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. izerman

    izerman Registered Member

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    I'm currently in the process of finding good writers.
    I've been getting a lot of messages offering me a free review article, the thing is what do I do with the articles?

    Are the articles mine even if i decide to go with another writer for example?
    Can I use them?

    I've been thinking of paying for the articles that I like even if I've found a better writer. Feels kinda "evil" to use a free article.

    Got any tips?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. LBrown

    LBrown Senior Member

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    If they are offered as a free review article then they are yours to keep free of charge.

    What I do when I hire writers is have applicants write a sample article which I pay them for as long as it is usable (not copied from somewhere else) whether I hire them or not. Next time you hire writers you might feel better setting it up this way.
     
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  3. izerman

    izerman Registered Member

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    Thanks for the fast reply.
    /Izerman
     
  4. stopnstare

    stopnstare Junior Member

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    My applicants write a 500 and a 1000 word article that is not associated with my product but the keywords are provided at the interview scheduling. I don't give a rats butt what school they went to. Since it is not usable by us commercially we don't pay them for it.
     
  5. steviep

    steviep Junior Member

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    ...make this clear upfront, so afterwards are no hard feelings, maybe you get also better results in stating that you will pay $x.x amount for the test article. Even if it is a small amount its a contract exchange and that way the writer feels that you are serious.