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Premium Article Writing

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by TeamRoyster, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. TeamRoyster

    TeamRoyster Regular Member

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    I have a friend that's currently out of work and after writing a number of articles for my websites, he decided that he would like to do this full-time. He's University educated and his writing is to a very high standard, miles above the $4 and $5 articles that non-native speakers produce.

    I paid him £7 an article (about $10) as they are the best articles I've recieved. Obviously that's above market rate, so what should he expect to be paid for 400 & 500 word articles?

    Also, what options are available to him? Is it best for him to open a services thread on here? What else can he do?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. jezlad

    jezlad Regular Member

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    £7 an article is awesome. If you could get that for every article you wrote you'd be sorted.

    Do you have some samples of his work as I need some writers for upcoming projects.
     
  3. jacky8

    jacky8 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    The tricky thing will be that although he has written brilliant articles for you which are well worth what you have paid, he hasn't got much of a paper trail online, or so I assume. If he's prepared to push himself he could look at a cent a word to start off with and try to work up from there. Word gets around about quality, so if everyone likes his work as much as you do, he can look to up that.

    Starting a thread on here is one way to start, he could also try some freelancer sites and content services forums - though I must admit these can be hit and miss, and he has to be unafraid to ask for down payment on big projects. I know of a friend who offered a package of services on another site, including ebooks, blogs and so forth, so if he's prepared to be versatile he'll only increase interest.
     
  4. damagesmith

    damagesmith Regular Member

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    I think postiing a service site right here would be the best option.
    After all your not going to be succesful unless your willing to give it a try