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Question: Fiverr... did I bite off more than I could chew?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by Pluto $crillions, Feb 11, 2011.

  1. Pluto $crillions

    Pluto $crillions Registered Member

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    Sorry I am new to this forum, for soem reason my orignial post did nto show up so check the third post down. Thank you BassTrackerBoats for responding so quickly. Any help is aprreciated.
     
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  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That's about the going rate for that kind of article for the most part.

    You just need grab a cup of coffee and start banging away.
     
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  3. Pluto $crillions

    Pluto $crillions Registered Member

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    I recently started my first gig on Fiverr. It was an offer to give a 400 word SEO optimized article on any subject for five dollars. I JUST made the Fiverr account yesterday and I already have 10 offers.
    Admittedly I am a noob when it comes to this kind of stuff (technologically speaking). However, I am a major in marketing and have enough sales experience to be able to open, engage, and close a good sale. Also I am a English minor so I can write essays and articles up to Par if the quality is 5 dollars... who's really tripping? You get what you pay for, right?
    The only problem is my limited knowledge of SEO. I know you make the article dense with important keywords and all that (it has to be in the heading and in the body and things like that), but I'm still a little lost

    Basically the Questions I am trying to ask are:
    -Should I shorten the article length on my gig in the future?
    -Or should I not offer to SEO the articles (because it takes so much more time
    Any gimmicks on how to make really guap of fiverr would be greatly appreciated.
    And I'm not trying to seem like a leecher, I want to do will in this online profession and share my knowledge once I reach that point
    Everybody's gotta start somewhere, I'm starting from the gutter but I'm gunnin for the stars. Anybody who is willing to take me under their wing or at least show me some tips It'd be greatly appreciated. I notice the level of culture and community on this forum and want to at some point contribute my own ideas, but everyone has to start somewhere.
    Thank you for reading my long, drawn out questions. Responses are greatly appreciated J
     
  4. snoozebot

    snoozebot Regular Member

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    If you should change anything, change '...on any subject' to a subject of your interest, or a field you actually know a lot about. I'm saying this from experience, it's hard to write a decent article about something you know absolutely nothing about. And if your article is not decent enough, your buyers will leave negative feedback (which is really really bad for your reputation).

    I once had to write about the stupidest Christmas gift idea and portray it as a must-buy. I spent 2 whole hours researching on the subject (I didn't even know what kind of product it was at the beginning).

    So far as the SEO part is concerned, you basically have to insert the keywords your buyers give you in your article. It's as simple as that, I think. Use the primary keyword in the Title of the article and 3 or 4 more times in the body. Make some of the keywords bold. Since you're delivering on Fiverr, you probably will be delivering in a .DOC file format, so no h1, h2, h3 tags will be necessary.

    Writing 400 words is not that difficult. You can surely finish 10 articles in one day. $40 a day isn't bad at all for a starter.

    I think that's about it. Please note - this is just my opinion.
     
  5. ivictus

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    You need to have SEO in the article or it i useless. But it not hard, just like BassTrackerBoats described. Also italics are as good as bold for keywords. Don't over stuff 3 - 5 times for 400 words is plenty as long as it is the title too.

    You can also throw in additional variations of the word like: write, writing, writes, writer, written, etc. These do not count toward the 3 -5 max and help with long tail keywords.

    If you are a native English speaker you should mention that and what country you are from if it is like the US, UK, Australia. Being from India or the Philippines is not a positive selling point in most cases.
     
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  6. pedrogroovy

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    Hi Pluto,
    I make a distinction between on page and of page SEO.
    If the article is to be submitted to directories the important thing is to have links pointing to the site, ie one to home and one to some item/category there. People using the article will probably take them away, so the link juice mainly comes from the article in the directory.
    On page/site SEO is making it very clear to SE what the the post/article is all about without confusion. Common guidelines are: Kw in title of course.
    Post should ideally have Kw in h1 ,h2, h3.
    A Kw should be found in first and last sentence.
    Use all 3 text decorations for Kw but not to much, 1-2% total.
    Kw density should be 2-5% not more.
    Images should have a file name and alt="" that corresponds to your Kw or one that describes the img/product. Ie ...160.jpg/alt="" is not readable by SE it should be Kw.jpg/alt="Kw"
    That should do the article.
    My Best.. :cool:
     
  7. Gold Mike

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    Pluto, I read a nice trick for quick articles on here about a week ago. The guy used Dragon Naturally Speaking to dictate his articles, he was able to bang out several articles in a very short time frame. The only difference, is I think he was taking PLR articles and re-hashing them on the fly.