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What's your story?

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by Danny Relic, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Danny Relic

    Danny Relic Regular Member Premium Member

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    So the other day, I was playing around online, waiting for one of my writers to submit to me his articles. I looked them all over when I got them and said, "These look good to me!" From there, I posted them (15 articles) to my current 5 accounts. 3 articles per account.

    As it were, AC accepted about 4 of them at the time, with a bunch of others still pending in my other accounts.

    The four articles got accepted at a little over $3 each, and I figured they would be around there since the writer I have is incredible. My best article from him has been around $7.

    In any case, somehow, my accounts were flagged, and now they are wanting the W-9 form.

    Oh well, I guess I have to trash the articles and try again with new accounts.

    What's your story? Have you had any setbacks?
     
  2. Seph4m

    Seph4m Registered Member

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    Almost giving up :/
    I submitted about 12 articles, just 4 got accepted. Most of them with the following message: "Content must exhibit correct grammar, sentence structure, spelling and punctuation..."

    My english it's not very good. But, I will keep trying a little more, at least 10 articles a day (My goal: $20/day)
     
  3. redtide1969

    redtide1969 BANNED BANNED Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear about the accounts Danny, what were the reasons given for the rejections? Also, did you check each article in Copyscape or DuprefreePRO before submitting?

    As far as my personal setbacks, the list is too long to list here lol. Through testing and tweaking what does and doesn't work with AC, I've had more accounts flagged than I care to mention. But that's a risk I was willing to take in order to test the waters so to speak.

    All of my current accounts have been fine and without any flaggings for 5+ months (knock on wood) so it was all worth it in the longrun. You've got a great mindset btw, accounts get flagged...oh well, start some new ones and move onward and upward.

    Let me know if I can help regarding why yours were flagged man.

    Regards
     
  4. Danny Relic

    Danny Relic Regular Member Premium Member

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    I've had about 5 articles total rejected over all the accounts, but not every account had a rejected article. My guess is they all got banned because they came from the same @email.com address.

    Glad to see others can share their trials as well. I figure learning from each other's mistakes is just as important as learning from their successes.
     
  5. Danny Relic

    Danny Relic Regular Member Premium Member

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    I submitted the 3 articles again in a new account.

    Upfront payment was substancially lower. I got under 2 dollars for one, under 3 dollars for the other, and apparently the third one was published, but they suspended my account so they won't pay for it until I W-9 confirm, so it got rejected and I'm sure this account is now flagged (hence the lower upfront payments on the first two articles).

    Thought you all might enjoy knowing this kind of stuff.
     
  6. optionMark

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    So are they letting you know why your flagged so early? They shouldn't ask for the W-9 until you hit that 600$ mark right?

    Also are you checking your articles against copyscape and another program?
     
  7. Danny Relic

    Danny Relic Regular Member Premium Member

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    They can ask for the W-9 anytime they like. If your account gets 'suspicious', they (as I have just learned) will suspend you and your payments (and publish any articles you accept a bid on that are still pending payment).

    The things to learn here are to never reuse any articles even if they don't get published. The upfront payment was substantially lower the second time around.
     
  8. shikkah

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    Thanks for this very informative post of yours, Danny. I surely am learning a lot about how AC works.

    Well, my story?...

    I opened up 2 PVAs some 3 weeks ago, submitted one article for each account, got offers of 0.99 and 1.00. After 5 days or so, submitted another article for each account and got the message of "creating a unique library of content" blah, blah for each account. After 2 days, tried to submit one article to one account and the same message I got.

    So much for a newcomer, huh?.. :D Oh well, we're livin' on the edge at AC!