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Why do some people hate AC?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by darkcard, Dec 17, 2008.

  1. darkcard

    darkcard Newbie

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    I just started to use it and I am already making money. I have been submitting 300-500 word articles and getting a return of about $1-$3. Which is JUST FINE for me.

    All I do is re-write articles and I am making a profit. Most of (all but 1 actually) my articles have been in the mid $2 range. Thats more than half a cent a word for a 300 word article. Which is a decent rate! I can outsource these articles for half a cent a word and turn a profit in bulk, which is what I am doing now. Every day I am finding new ways to outsource cheaper to get a better ROI.

    I live in the USA and am paying my taxes (god forbid I play by the rules sometimes). They are an actual company and have to obey laws, if they don't accept you for upfront payments, tough nuggins. Go find another place or go article flip. Don't bitch about it.

    They pay. I'm happy and making a profit. They work great for me which means they actually WORK. Don't claim they don't just because your enligsh luks liek thsi wen jew rite aricles. I'm in highschool there and write good enough to be accepted by them.

    So what does everyone have against them?
     
  2. aмillionaírе

    aмillionaírе Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    You're ONLY happy that YOU'RE getting pay. Does that answer your question? There's MUCH chance that you wouldn't be happy if you weren't having success with them.
     
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    laurawasser Newbie

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    I am fairly happy with AC as well. I actually rewrite the articles myself, rather than outsourcing them. And I do my best to make the articles actually interesting.
    (I am a freelance writer in real life. This is work I do to pay my bills, without having to get a "day job") I earn anywhere from 3 to 5 dollars per article. The lowest offer I ever got was 2.24. The average is like $3.5. With performance payment, the average article makes me about $5.

    That said, it's a lot of work. Each article takes at least 25 minutes, writing it, running it through copyscape and then uploading it. So it takes like 7 hours to make $100. I don't pay taxes on it, and that's the only reason it's worthwhile. But I am sure that projects like affiliate programs pay much more for the amount of time, which is why I am on this site trying to learn how to do those things, and move away from AC.

    But for my purposes, AC is ideal for now
     
  4. sn1per

    sn1per Newbie

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    Too long to get paid. You have to wait 7 days after you have submitted your article to see if it's going to get approved or denied. Lately from my own experience they refuse more articles then they approve.

    AC* is good only at the beginning. To make some extra money which you could spent later in IM business adventures. BUT yeah, money is money...
     
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  5. pasdoy

    pasdoy Power Member

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    Ac are too slow to pay. If it was faster I would use them more.
     
  6. highspeedmac

    highspeedmac Newbie

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    I have been using A*c for a good while now. Although I won't go as far as
    saying I hate them, I will say I won't be submitting to them anymore.

    What you say, you are getting for your re-written articles isn't bad, but when someone submits completely unique content, thats a horrible offer for their work. When I started, A*C was paying me pretty good for my content, but all of a sudden I'm getting a bunch of low ball offers. My quality actually got better since I've been there.

    No offense meant to anyone, but I don't think A*C values real writers over re-writers. Not that re-writing doesn't require skill.
     
  7. freqout

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    AC is not scalable, sure you can make 100 or 500, chump change. Sure you can outsource and make a bit more than that. Do you really want to be making 100 - 500 or so a week? If so, suck it up and go work at mcdonalds.
     
  8. darkcard

    darkcard Newbie

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    Good luck getting 500 a week working at Mcdonalds, probably not going to happen without taking alot of hours.

    AC is a secondary income, and 100-500 bucks a week is good to pay on the side.

    For the person who said i only like it because im getting paid, you would be right. You sound like that is unnatural or something not normal. If your job suddenly gave you a paycheck of $0 you certainly would not be happy either.

    As for the pay time, I'm getting approvals about every 5 days. Considering it is as simple as write, post, wait. I'm not going to complain and I'd say you shouldn't either. If you have a problem with it, go find your own work with your own customers. For us lazy people who want to just spend about an hour and have a few bucks at the end of the week with no effort to find work AT ALL, AC is great.
     
  9. renkman

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    Since when is $500/week chump change? I worked my ass of as a retail store manager and only took home about $650. Now factoring in the lack of commute time and not having to deal with duckchuggers all day $500 doesn't sound too bad.

    Also for anyone that seems to get a lot of articles declined, I found after testing that AC seems to flag accts that have declined articles and then takes forever to review them and they get shit pay. I've only had 1 article declined but right after that it started taking 9+ days to get reviewed while my new accts only took 4-6 plus the new accts averaged about $3.5 per article while the flagged acct dropped to about $2. It would seem prudent then to drop any acct that has had articles declined and just start fresh. Should help with the turn around time.

    On the bright side, if you find decent rewriters you can make some decent chump change for basically just submitting articles. I'm getting them done at $1 or less per and generating $3+. Just run 5-6 accts at once and after about 2 weeks you'll get nice little paypal boosts almost every day.
     
  10. mdmoney

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    I have been using AC for 3 weeks. I have hired the work out and it is a nice extra income. Since I have found people to write for me and told them to write about any think with content, I only have put in an 2 hour a week submitting articles. Once the article submitter is bug free, my life will be great.

    Overall, AC is a great income.

    If you hire out they will come!
     
  11. freqout

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    I guess I like developing streams of income which automate themselves, and which my hand isnt involved in. I am already clearing 100k at my day job so I dont want to be working another 8 hours to get 100 - 200 bucks in my pocket unless I am developing something which will pay over and over again.