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Professional content & copywriting: "The way it should be written"

Discussion in 'Content / Copywriting' started by LostConnection, Apr 1, 2015.

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  1. LostConnection

    LostConnection Senior Member

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    Who?

    Most people would use the first few lines to talk about how "content is king", and that "we provide ultimate xxxxl native content". That's not what I do. I acknowledge the importance of content, and appreciate it, since that is what keeps business coming my way daily. But I won't use it as a reason to try and convince you to buy from me.

    I'm Eddie, or LC as most of you know me here, and I am a bilingual Finnish national who has spent some years of his life living and studying in England and Scotland. I recently moved back to Finland as I got absolutely sick of studying law, couldn't care less about who is allowed to take a sh*te on whose lawn, and now I'm headed towards studying a degree in marketing next fall. The time inbetween these two is filled with my entrepreneurship, and I've decided to keep offering my writing services on BHW even though Richard and I have been steadily moving our joint service to the "offline business" world.

    I've gathered nearly six years of professional writing experience to date, more if you count work that I didn't get paid a penny to write. Internet marketing I've been doing for three years now, and I am very comfortable in writing about topics in that niche, as well as any other niche you can think of. Challenge me, I like it when I get to use my brain.

    What?

    "And what the hell are you selling then?" one might ask. Let me tell you.

    I sell content which is written The Way It Should Be Written.

    "But Google algorithms..." Yes I know, they didn't hold content to the value that they do now until rather recently to be honest. But so what? It's not Google you're trying to sell to, and it's certainly not Google's algorithms you're trying to get to buy your products and click your advertisements. No, it's people.

    I write Content That Pleases People, not just Google's algortihms. That should say enough about it.

    Why?

    Well, if you're still asking this now, I think you might not be the type of client I am looking for.

    Pricing

    I charge 0.03$ per word for basic content and 0.06$ per word for authority content. The difference is the length at which I go while doing research. Basic content is good for what the name suggests: Basic stuff, such as 2.0s, some filler content or maybe a blog post if it's about something everyone knows about. Don't come asking me to write basic content about scuba diving gear and the different options for valves or something, that takes research from my part.

    The authority content will sound like it's written by an expert in the field, since I will take the research to a level where I can call myself an expert on the particular matter in question. And that is the reason for the price increase.

    Express order costs 30$ extra per 1000 words of premium content, and 15$ extra per 1000 words of basic content. For you smart folks out there, yes, that is 1.5 times the original price in total. Very good.

    Contact

    I accept orders via http://www.fincopy.com and email.

    I'm always available via email [email protected] and when it comes to Skype, if we have a longer lasting content creation agreement I can provide you with my personal Skype, but I see that it has no greater use for smaller/one-time orders. I'd appreciate if you would allow me that little piece of privacy, and wouldn't beg for my Skype name to begin with.

    My "office" hours are 9 to 5 (GMT+2), but to emails I usually reply within a few hours, or a maximum of 24 hours throughout the week. I mostly don't do writing on weekends, but if you pay the priority extra the weekends are on the table.

    And of course my dear fellow blackhatters, I reply to PMs nearly as fast and efficiently as I do to my emails. Hit my up whatever way you feel the most comfortable with. However, unfortunately I cannot receive your smoke signals, since it's been pretty cloudy here recently.

    Terms and Conditions

    I will deliver your work within 72 hours unless otherwise stated by me or requested by the customer (express delivery will cost an extra 15/30$ per 1000 words). Refunds are not available unless I fail to deliver within 48 hours of the agreed timeframe and a single revision is applicable in case there is a clear mistake on my part.

    I can deliver only so much content during one week, so be fast if you wish to get your hands on that content faster than others.

    FAQ
    Q: So you're not a published professional writing for yourself?
    A: I'm not a published professional under my own name, or at least not yet, no.

    Q: But you have written published work, right?
    A: Yes, but I will not give away what I've written to the public, that's the whole idea of ghostwriting.

    Q: Back to business, how fast is your TAT?
    A: For an order up to 2500 words it is 72 hours, for longer orders and projects I will discuss the client's individual needs with them to work out the optimum delivery time.

    Q: Do you do super fast turn arounds?
    A: It will mean a price increase, but yes I do. The express delivery will cost you an extra 15/30$ for every 1000 words. I'm not a sweatshop that mass produces content super fast.

    Q: Are your rates negotiable?
    A: For longer term and repeat customers I am always willing to negotiate, but there's no use offering additional flexibility for a person who orders a single 400 word article. It just isn't good business.

    Q: What about bulk pricing?
    A: I always appreciate those who buy in bulk, and I have good bulk discounts available to those who like to buy in bulk. Contact me with the specifics and I'll tell you more.

    Q: Do you have a refund policy?
    A: I only refund IF I cannot deliver within 48 hours of the promised and agreed upon timeframe, and the customer wishes to have their order refunded. I have left myself some leeway there in case of unexpected circumstances, but don't worry, I won't blame the weather or God for my own mistakes. I'm not Ryanair after all.

    Q: And what about revisions?
    A: Within reason, I am willing to offer a single revision of your articles. This is meant for those cases in which I have misunderstood the whole idea of the article when it was clearly pointed out and explained to me. Never had a customer asking for revisions, but I always leave them the option to do so, since "errare humanum est".

    Q: Anything else we should know?
    A: Odd question mate. Really odd. Are you cheating on your FAQ?

    Q: No... *Sounds of running and door slamming*
    A: What a douche.
     
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  2. Apricot

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    great content as always.
     
  3. LostConnection

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    Thank you Mr Apricot!

    Now, I don't think I would need to hand out review copies, since some of you are already longer term clients of mine, but I am feeling great so what the heck.

    Review copies:
    3x500 words of BASIC content (For Jr VIPs or regular members with over 200 posts)
    2x500 words of AUTHORITY content (For Jr VIPs with more posts than I have)

    It's also an IQ test, so let's see who can correctly read the instructions and my post count!
    Previous customers, if you have anything to say about my services, please do! Feedback is always appreciated.
     
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    I'll get a copy of authority content if available. Thank you so much and best of luck with your sales!
     
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    i'll take a copy of basic content copy please, thanks.
     
  6. LostConnection

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    Sure, sending you a PM now, and thank you for the kind words!

    Sending you a PM now mate!

    2x500 words of basic left and only ONE AUTHORITY review of 500 words, get yours while still available!
     
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    would like a 500 words review copy if thats ok buddy.

    Edit, should add that it would be a product review i want, an amazon product that will have all the info necessary to write up a review. If this is not the kinda thing you wanna do then ignore my post buddy.

    Product reviews is the only content i purchase on BHW and im always looking for new services.
     
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    I have no need for content, so if it would be of use to you I could take a review copy and then after giving my review, you'd be able to retain the content yourself.

    That way you could use the content as an original example of your work, either within this thread, or on your own website.

    Let me know if that would help and I'll pick a random topic.
     
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    I'll take the review copy please.
     
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    Shame paying members can't get a review due to low post count .I get shoved aside yet... I spend lots of money here buying services
     
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    Thanks for the edit, and sure, I can write it as a review copy of my basic content (since you have all the information already I don't need to spend time researching). I'll send you a PM about that now.

    Excellent offer, thank you mate! I could do with a sample that I can use. I'll PM you about that now.

    Technically I'm out of authority reviews, but since I'm being selfish and accepting Trepanated's generous offer of providing me with a sample article, I'll give you the "last" review for authority articles mate! Sending a PM shortly.

    Well, technically paying members CAN get a review copy regardless of post count, but I see your point and will shed some light into that fact and why it exists. It's a basic precaution to avoid time wasters, since Jr VIPs who have donated the 97$ to the forum they rarely go AWOL on you. However, seeing as it's a lovely day I'll tell you what we'll do. I'll give you the last basic content review copy, since you have been active in spreading around your love, look at those over 500 thanks given! I'll send you a PM shortly.


    ALL REVIEW COPIES HAVE BEEN GIVEN OUT NOW! On a more happier note, I'm willing to give out a couple of 20% discounts for orders over 1000 words! First come first served applies, and please POST first so you can all see when the TWO discounts have been requested!
     
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    I'll grab a review copy if there are any others available, order a lot of content so always good to try someone new!

    Let me know! Thanks!

    EDIT: Noticed the section on your last post, will wait for a few reviews to come in!
     
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    Sorry mate, review copies are all given out, but I do have a 20% discount in place for orders over 1000 words!
     
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    I've received the review copy in about 2 days time and I have to say that it was of really good quality. I can tell that research have been done to make the article content more relatable to the readers. There was NO grammer or spelling errors in the article that I received and it really suited the theme of what my website was selling.

    Overall I would give it a 10/10 as there is nothing but good things to say about this service! :)
     
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    Cheers mate, and sorry for the 2 days wait, there was a Fast & Furious 7 premiere and a massive hangover trying to interfere with my work :D Glad you liked it!
     
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    Got my review copy and its incredible, it was structured really well, and a neat twist on the topic i had asked for. The article was peppered with different angles and references, all related to the niche itself, which made for a really interesting read.

    Superb quality, and fast tat, grab your copy today if you want money site content.
     
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    I received my review copy today and i must say im more than happy with it. I requested a product review, which is something i think is hard to nail when it comes to looking authentic and genuine. But LostConnection managed that while at the same time detailing important aspects of the product such as features and safety which is a must for the type of products i want reviewed.

    Fluently written with no grammar mistakes. 10/10

    As for LostConnection himself, well hes a straight up no nonsense kinda guy. Look forward to future business with him.
     
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    Review

    Got my review copy (authority article) within a day, which is pretty nice TAT. He asked me whether the topic I was looking for suits me or not, and then I quickly gave him a sample link. Most sellers missed this part and they just write whatever they like without verify it to the clients in advance.

    I must say his writing is pretty outstanding. No grammar errors or whatsoever. Everything is flowing and hell yeah! he's talking to the human and not for the sake of a machine! Believe me you can't go wrong with this one.

    Good luck with your sales OP.
     
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    Thank you kindly mate!

    My pleasure mate!
    Thanks very much!

    Notice: I will be updating the payment system on the site itself, so you can order the content from the site, making things easier for everybody. Just having trouble getting my company number here in Finland and that bugs the people at the payment gateway and merchant account provider :D Should by up by the end of next week, so the site might be down sometimes. No worries, I'm still alive!
     
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    I want to order your service, but can't see any order link in your website. Am i doing it wrong?
     
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