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Should I start a thread in the Marketplace section ?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Talyn, Aug 27, 2016.

  1. Talyn

    Talyn Junior Member

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    Hello All,

    So, I am in the Kindle business since 2014. It goes pretty well, enough well that I quit my day job few months ago.

    Since these last 2 years I gathered some experience and, the main thing, a wonderful team of freelancers: Ghostwriters, translators (from en to it,de,fr,es) and editors (in it,de,fr, es languages). and nearly all of my translators and editors worked for major publishing companies in their home country.

    I don't like the idea to rely only on amazon... Someday they can decide to fuck me or to change the system, or I don't know. Well, I would like to sleep better :)

    So, few weeks ago, I started to think that I have a good team and not the capacity to get my freelancers always busy (as I do all the plot outlines, the ToCs and researches for non-fiction books and as there is only 24h in a day...), why not starting a new business ? I could provide a really good ghostwriting and translation services.

    I hired a VA to find me prospects and leads, but up to now, not so much results.

    Do you think that it could worth it to open a sales thread here ?
     
  2. Divination

    Divination Power Member

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    Yes. Writing BSTs are filled with low quality false advertisers with fake reviews and samples so we need more quality authors.
     
  3. Reaver

    Reaver Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Ghostwriting never gets old on this forum. People need content constantly. Especially since there are a ton of low quality providers at cheap prices. If you charge 5 cents a word or more, you'll open yourself up to a whole new set of clients.
     
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    KHer0 Supreme Member

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    If I were you I would invest them in creating Large Niche websites. You can't underestimate the power of content these days. Even you get the best backlinks by writing guest posts!

    Read Bluematter Journey or B2B Authority site thread.. This way you will have monthly income and your business will build up
     
  5. jazzc

    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    What usually happens is that writers start great with their BST and then they get swamped with jobs and start delivering low quality and missing deadlines. If you can handle this problem, you'll do well. Of course, demand does depend on pricing as with everything.
     
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    The smart thing to do is increase prices.
     
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    jazzc Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Yes. What happens instead is: "omg, more clients, I can't say no and leave money on the table, I'll just work more and harder and will wear diapers so that I don't waste time in the toilet" -> crash.
     
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  8. Talyn

    Talyn Junior Member

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    That's a great advice, thanks ! I already started a journey for my "hobby" a amazon niche website and construct a PBN. I already asked one of my ghost writer to work on the PBN, she has a wonderful tone for blog writing.

    If I got swamped, I'm dead, I already have a follow up and planning for my freelancers, I know how many words they can produce and their TAT.
    I would like to put in the TOS that I'll validate each projects before accepting them.

    Guys, the price would be $0.05/word (for ghostwriting services and translation services)... I will never have a lot of clients.
     
  9. thaqu

    thaqu Registered Member

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    Based on the wording and grammar of your post I would never ever consider buying a copy writing or translation service from you. Like, for real.
     
  10. Lunaaa

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    I'm pretty sure he/she has writers
     
  11. Talyn

    Talyn Junior Member

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    Thank you for your feedback. I would be more than glad to avoid clients like you.

    1) I am not native and all my posts / messages related to would be proofread by onr of my editor.

    2) All my writers are natives, I don't write by myself in english.