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Where to Sell Articles for $10 each

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by luke82817, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. luke82817

    luke82817 Regular Member

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    Does anyone know of a good place to sell articles, or where to find a good buyer. I've heard you can sell your articles to some people on elance for $10 an article! I went there and couldn't even find someone trying to buy as high as $4. Do I have to post my product on some other site like ebay or something at say $7 an article to get this much an article? Any recommendations of sites where I can get this kind of money for articles?
     
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  3. ForeverNever

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    I really doubt there is anywhere that will buy your articles for $10 per... maybe a person buying a few at a time, but digitalpoint is your best bet
     
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    DP is entirely too cheap. They prefer quantity over quality most times it seems. Elance is where I was getting the mates who'd pay $10/article, and you do get some instances on DP. WF I hear is ok too, but couldn't comment on their rates myself.
     
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    Just to be clear.. you are talking about 500 word articles for 10$? That's not hard at all to do, I actually wouldn't work for less than 2 cents a word. The problem is, you have no posts, no rep, and no one to vouch that your writing is any good. Unless you have some writing samples that are outstanding, or someone is desperate for a writer in a short time and you jump on it first somehow, you probably won't be able to get more than 1 cent a word. Simply put, you have to sell your abilities/self if you want higher pay. If you're on a short time frame though, you will have trouble.
     
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    Firstly it all depends on the niche you are writing on the quality, whether you will provide articles long-term or short-term, also it also depends on how long your articles are and I presume when you want to sell for as high as $10 per article that you will be writing 750-1000 words/article, if not it will be a hard task to get $10 for an article. :flame:
     
  7. dynamicvb

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    You could put together a pack of articles say around 10 articles or so and they will sell very well on the Warrior forum. You could price it so you could definitely make 10 bucks an article. The same would true of DP and would likely earn more than 10 an article. This practice is normally good for an extra couple of hundred bucks.
     
  8. luke82817

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    I guess I would be willing to go as low as $5 an article. But on Warrior forum do u have to wait a period in order to sell shit like on DP?
     
  9. kubel

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    I seriously doubt you gonna find any site paying you $10 per article. Otherwise we would have hundreds, if not thousands, fresh millionaires making a fortune purely out of article arbitrage. Or am I mistaken?:D
     
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    I am sure getting $10 per article is very tough on DP because there are so many Indian's on DP offers very cheap price..
     
  11. luke82817

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    I reduced it to $5. I lowered my standards :D I just heard some1 mention this before so i thought id try and confirm if it works..
     
  12. dynamicvb

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    I've never sold these on DP so i don't know if there is a wait or fee, but I have done this a lot on the Warrior forum. As long as you research the keywords and write some decent copy, then you will make your money back for the posting in a few minutes. The thing to do on the Warrior forum is to make it limited. So say I'm only selling 20 copies of these or so and add some limiting rights such as they can't be given away, can't be posted in article directories, etc.. No one will pay attention to your rights anyway, but it will help some people go ahead and push the button. If you act like you really need the money and would not normally sell your hard work, then the Warriors will be more apt to buy.

    Of course I could be wrong about this now as I have not spent much time on the Warrior Forum in about a year so the attitude may have changed. If you spend some time looking in the WSO section, you can get a good idea of what is selling at the moment.
     
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    Here`s a tip for you, my master copywriter...why don`t you use the question mark when asking a question? Like this : "Where to sell articles for 10$ each?"

    I see a lot of "blackhat" ways being employed by some to get people to view one`s thread by using a misleading title.
     
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    Here's some advice:
    If you're an article buyer, you could use articles for your blog and sell them to say, AC 6+ months later to recoup part of the costs.
    Above it was stated that you need proof of your skills, which is definitely true. Also try to impress with how verbose and well articulated your ads and samples are and as well be the same way in any communications with buyers.

    You'll definitely want to work up to it, posting to AC and using your page as part of a portfolio and reference in your resume. Also try to bid low on some jobs that you would find easy but keep in mind the bid you make will have to be low even by AC's standards for 1200 words and also that it will take time to get your bids accepted, replied to, reviewed and finally accepted as a deliverable for the bidded job.
    At the point where you've done 30 articles on AC and completed at least 5 jobs, but more likely 10 and have a portfolio built up and 5-20 unpublished samples all of which were done from scratch or perfect rewritings you can attempt to move onto elance. You will be paying a fee to participate and be able to bid on elance.com and you will also be trying to underbid others. Your best bet is to hit all 3 places concurrently, submitting to AC or a similiar service 1/4 of articles you have prewritten on popular topics that you'd use for samples and keep making more sample work. Pick a modest number (4-5$ per article) on elance and submit bids across the board after gauging current interests to make sure people are actually bidding lower than that if you can. On rentacoder.com do the same, and submit more bids only if you have some articles that could be used for a fraction of the jobs you submit bids for already done.

    I can't stress enough how important it is to have proper references and to gauge a market before you start to bid on jobs. If you bid for many jobs and they all get accepted in the same time period to meet the deadline you might have to give up most of your profits outsourcing the work so don't get ahead of what you're fairly sure you can meet the number of bids that get accepted. On Elance this is easier, especially for larger jobs but on rentacoder there is steep competition for any job and bids go under what it's worth for a writer or coder to do the work in the UK, US, or Europe. Competition is steep but references and pacing your bids will pay off. A potential buyer may turn you down for any reason, reputation, cheaper labor, referral by another buyer for a specific writer and last but not least, a whim. I've had my bids turned down for no reason by people or accepted by others when there was little price difference and the others were more qualified. Charity can help! ;) My main concern for the near future is that I not underbid anyone and stick to my price, giving the best quality I can output. I've bid low before and then undercut a competitive bid to the same buyer on the same job and have been accepted. My tolerance for people that pay shit for work is nonexistant now because their deadlines are usually high, they profit a ton from it, they don't pay you what you deserve and last but not least because they're not paying you much they don't value you, alot of the time even as a human being when they're communicating with you. I fulfilled the exact criteria on low bidded jobs also to have someone attempt to demand more from me and stipulate more into the contracts without consulting me. Make sure that the Terms of Service state, on whatever platform you use that the buyer can't stipulate more without you agreeing to doing more, don't offer to do more for free, have the buyer create an additional job or many if they want a large amount of work and don't be suckered in by jobs that have an outline of the work required which is enough to fulfill any job and a statement under the outline that more specific details of the job and what it entails will follow after accepting the bid, as at that point you're contractually obligated and set up to potentially be screwed over with more work. Another thing I've encountered is that buyers will state that they require the articles be to exact specifications and that the specs will follow after the bid is accepted. A few buyers I've dealt with were incompetent and had 4-5 day deadlines and didn't get these specifics to me untila after 2 days and then wanted to negotiate me doing even more work on the project with additional specifics. I was saved by avoiding jobs like these as I'd experienced what it was like to get paid shit and spend 10 hours a day on one project for 3 days for 20 USD. Make sure they give you an exact idea of all work in advance unless it's a job for several months of work, that you keep the rights to your work in any form of use before you get paid and agree in contract before the bid is accepted to provide the work details immediately after the bid is accepted. You don't want to have what happened to me happen to you, get the work 2 days late, get paid shit, be caught offguard waiting with no reply to your correspondence and inquiries and have 2-3 days to work to complete your deadline in which you'll be working 8-10 hours a day for 2-3 days for 30$.

    GL

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    I am looking to buy 5 articles for $50 USD.

    The subject is computer training. Specifically, MS Word training, Excel Training, Powerpoint and HTML training.

    I will need to see a couple sample articles - they don't need to be in the computer training industry. Grammar, spelling and punctuation will need to be at least at a high school grad level.

    I can be via Paypal or whatever method you think is safe.

    Any interest?
     
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    There you go. $10 bucks per article. So I was mistaken, apparently.:D
     
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    Guys stop telling him it's not possible. It IS ENTIRELY possible. Even on these forums where people want to pay peanuts. There are some that are willing to pay for quality because they want people to stay on their site longer. I worked for a guy on Elance for a couple of months for $11/article (around 400-500 words) over the summer. The key is to first write quality articles to justify your rates and second not back down on your rates. I had a mate pm me once saying my rates on a thread were too high, and that he could get better rates at pennies on the dollar. I told him that was fine and good luck with that venture. He pmed me about 5 minutes later requesting my services.

    Don't back down. Offer quality. Be available. Look into other sites to help you reach your goal. You CAN get $10/article and more.
     
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    Constant Content pays really well for articles
     
  19. keithsol

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    Yea its tottally possible on dp try warrior forum also
     
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    At $10 an article people want you to write an article for them. You can't sell articles, you can sell your service for this. Try content creation forum on DP or any freelancing site. People often want a good sales article, this is when you get this much. They will want it to use their keywords, have good density and perfect grammar. They pay the extra $$ because it is on the specific topic that they want and it sells the product that they are promoting well.