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The top 10 highest paying niches for article writers to get into? Plus free rant.

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by seeplusplus, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. seeplusplus

    seeplusplus Power Member

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    For the past few months I've made a little money on the side writing articles.

    At first I would offer a $5/500 word service, but writing them to *my* standard doesn't make this profitable due to having to perform research, so now I just write on subjects I want to write on and just sell them pre-written.

    Up until now I've written on web dev and SEO type subjects, but also bad credit and payday loans.

    The reason is that I've assumed, rightly or wrongly that those in the bad credit/payday loan IM sector make more money, and therefore are willing to spend more for decent content.

    My problem now is that I'm ending up with quite a lot of content on these subjects and it's no use just having stock sat there.

    So... Could anyone recommend some other topics I could write on which will pay well?

    I really want to stick with writing articles of 1500 - 4000 words in length as I've found it's quicker than doing 500 word ones.

    But getting $1 per 100 words has been more difficult because of this.

    If I'm really honest, I ought to be getting at least $1 per 100 words because I'm sure mine are way better than the crap I see being sold on most forums. Pisses me off how 8/10 of the sellers (not BHW sellers though) all claim to be native speakers, have an English degree yet to me it's wayyyy obvious that most have used WordAI/TBS or another decent spinning tool to create them then just gone over them by hand as best they can, some even post screen shots of part of the article and you can see a load of mistakes in it, especially when they use words or sentences which any true native spinner would never use, they would sound like a robot if that was how they really spoke! lol.

    So apologies for my rant, but can anyone offer any advice on the best paying niches I should look to get into? I'm getting a bit bored writing about these two credit/loan topics and want to find some others which pay well.

    Thanks a lot for any help/advice.
     
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    if you stuck with payday loans articles hit me a pm im buying, other then that sorry can't help you with your questions.
    BTW payday loans / insurance etc are hard niches that sites get thrown away at any given time, neg seo and hacking is happening alot, so you can understand why people don't wanna invest TOO much $ for articles and why the big dogs whom untouchable probably don't need your services.
     
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  4. seeplusplus

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    Yeah I've got an account there, I looked into it though and kept reading bad stories about them.

    Plus I worry about them just keeping it and then selling it themselves/ ie: stealing it.

    Maybe I'm a bit paranoid?
     
  5. seeplusplus

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    Oh wow, wasn't aware of this. Makes sense though.
     
  6. netmoney1

    netmoney1 Executive VIP

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    If you want to get what you feel you are worth then you need to find corporate clients and large websites to write for.

    Everyone seems to think that the going rate for content is $5/500 words, which is a complete joke. BUT...as long as people are willing to write that cheap and there are buyers for low quality crap then it will continue to be thought to be the norm.

    For real talent there is high paying work. Example: my brother does freelance work for a high profile University. He gets 50 cents per word. $500 for a 1,000 word feature just to give an example. Most are 3,000+ words.

    Just for shits and giggles...3,000 words in the online/BHW environment would command $30. He would make $1,500.

    So....if you have the talent then there is very high paying work available.

    I am looking at a local copywriter company's website right now and some people here would shit their pants if they saw the rates. Outside of fantasy land high quality content commands a big price tag.
     
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  7. seeplusplus

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    Your bro makes coin :)

    I setup a website this week, but it's gonna take time to rank. I'm considering getting some Gogle AdWords because I had some before for another offline business and they did get the phone ringing.

    Clearly the returns are there.

    My planned work rate is high. 10 x 2000 word articles per day @ $1 per 100 words = $200 a day. That's enough money to get some $ saved. It's a lot of work though.

    Being able to sell them all though to will be difficult. But if I can make that much I'll be able to afford advertising to try and find better paying jobs. Lower the work rate to!

    I've just had another look at Constant Content. Most people seem to write articles between 300 and 1000 words in length.

    I've not found yet though whether you keep the rights to your content or CC does. (ie: full rights weren't sold, just usage). You get 65%, CC 35%, but unless full rights were sold are they still your or does CC own the rights to them.

    Might have to break mine up. I think that a having a webpage with more than 500 words is a good thing on average, not a bad one. As long as the KW density is still OK.
     
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    20,000 words a day is going to cause you to crash and burn. This is a SH#T load of writing...when you factor in research time I don't think it is possible. $1/100 words is low. Focus on getting high paying clients. If you are going to use PPC then $1/100 words will kill you. Target big dogs if you are going to spend PPC money. Focus on high quality and high rates rather than quantity.

    Not trying to sound negative, but 20,000 words a day is not realistic.
     
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    I buy my content through TextBroker, the guy is use is absolutely fantastic. I pay about $7-8 for 300-400 words. There might be some opportunities for you at TB.
     
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    Anything related to the financial, insurance could get you a good rate for this work. Try bidding sites to find work
     
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  11. seeplusplus

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    Thanks a lot everyone, appreciate all the advice here.

    I think getting better paying jobs is going to be my focus more.

    I've just signed up at Constant Content and submitted a 1800 word article. A lot bigger (and expensive) than nearly all on there, but f*ck it right? Might be best to try and rewrite some though into ones around 500 - 800 words.

    Also signed up for a Yahoo Publisher account. They offer up front payments, then once "paid back" go onto PPM. Having to wait for the account to be reviewed, dunno why maybe because I used a new email address/account.

    Made an account at TextBroker, but is the site always like it is? It's spitting out errors all over the place. I saw quite a few articles posted there though.

    I do have a website to, but it's brand new and it's gonna take time to rank it.
     
  12. Derpinard

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    Dear OP,
    I, too, started writing/translating to earn some cash on the side. Yet even I, am unwilling to write at 0.01$ per word, and something tells me the quality of your writing is 9000 times better than whatever I could produce.

    I know the kind peeps of BHW have already given you plenty of good advice, but I would like to throw in something else. Have you ever tried sites like oDesk or Elance ? I've been using them (mostly oDesk) for about 2 weeks now, and have already made some decent money writing/translating. You can browse the job offers prior to registering so you can always look if there's something you could do before your site takes off.
     
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  13. marl09

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    Articles about Apple and gadgets are always fast and good sellers.Personally i like to write about Forex also there is well pay and i enjoy extremelly to write about this subject since i am a forex trader aprendice.
     
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    I'm pretty sure gambling has a £0.70 CPC
     
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    What's your website address?
    Have you any articles on Forex.I have a new
    website and need articles.
     
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    I need to write for a university like your brother:)
     
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    Gambling, online dating, weight loss program reviews, travel and real estate are all good. I think you'll find the 500 - 800 word articles are what generally sell the best, even though you prefer to write longer articles. I don't agree with any quality writer writing anything for what you're charging. When you write for that price you're cheapening your worth and causing prospective customers to doubt the quality of your writing. You may find it's easier than you think to charge more.
     
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    I'm tired of writing about my niche too, and would be interested in a 700 - 800 word article, at a higher rate.
    It's very different than what you're doing now, so you will either enjoy it, or not want to bother.
     
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