I caved and went Premium at EZA

by TiffanyLambert 15 replies
I can't stand waiting.

Once Dana reminded me about it (shame on you Dana) I fought it for a whole what, less than 24 hours?

Then I clicked the paypal button.

We'll see if it makes any difference. I figure if out of my 30 articles each month I sell ONE $249 lens, it'll pay for itself!

That shouldn't be too hard, should it? LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author Fendi Salim
    Tiffany, would love to hear your feedback.

    $97/mth is indeed Premium...but if it pays for itself why not?
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    • Profile picture of the author Rob D
      I have to admit that I am quit intrigued by the ability to scheduel out the release of articles. Let us know how it works for you.

      Incidently how do you plan on telling if the sale is a result of the article being released a few days earlier?
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  • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
    Yay, someone else has moved over to the dark side! Seriously, it's so nice to submit an article, pop out to the shops, and have it accepted by the time you get home.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    We ask! lol

    How did you find us? We like to know Or, I may set up a specific order page for this. That may be better.

    Hamida - I can't wait to go to bed tonight and see them approved possibly. That'll be nice!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana_W
    "Come over to the dark side. We have cookies".

    I am DYING to know how well this works! I believe I'll be the next succomb to Ezinearticles evil world domination scheme.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    Thank you Tifany,

    I'll subscribe to this thread. Please keep us posted as to your results.

    George Wright
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    • Profile picture of the author Carol J Smith
      It still seems like a very high cost to me, I wish it was a little more resonable.

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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
        Originally Posted by Carol J Smith View Post

        It still seems like a very high cost to me, I wish it was a little more resonable.

        Carol
        If you order a full year, I believe it works out to 50% off. Not great for those on a budget, but better than $97/month.

        ~Michael
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        • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
          I too am one with the dark side

          Still testing it although I do tend to write about 6 - 10 articles a day and it is awesome to have them submitted fast!

          Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Amy Bass
    It would be worth it if they let premium members have 4 links in their resource box. I would go for that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ouroboros
      For someone like Tiffany, or maybe even the Wagenheim, both of which knows about headlines and content, it might well be worth it...

      For the rest of us, it is purely blackmail. Perhaps EZA can no longer make a profit and pay all those new (and inexperienced) editors with the Adsense plan. Perhaps they've grown to the point that they no longer value their silent 'employees' who write their content. Perhaps they've been assailed by the SPAM factor that Squidoo went through with the so-called Google Slap.

      Tiffany, what with your experience with Squidoo and the like, I'd like to open a conversation with you about why you feel EZA is worth the subscription price...

      I digress, EZA is obviously the leader in article marketing, but is it time to deversify our eggs and our baskets?

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  • Profile picture of the author Jason_V
    Tiffany, I respect your decision, but personally, I don't think anyone should buy this service from them.

    Now they get to laugh not once but twice all the way to the bank (AT YOUR EXPENSE, Literally) Not only are they laughing to the bank because you're paying them $97 for the privilege of reviewing your work faster, they're laughing to the bank because your hard work/money spent on a ghost written article is directly filling their coffers with a princely sum of adsense revenue.

    This is absolutely ludicrous. Am I the only one who sees the flaws in this system, I mean seriously? If they want to charge $97, that's fine, but I'd be demanding that first of all, as someone else said the number of links allowed be 4. Second of all NO ADSENSE ads on your article page.

    You know there was a restaurant in my home town many years ago called "Waffle King" I would never remember this obscure restaurant which is long gone now except for one thing. Outside the restaurant, they had a machine that cost a quarter to use. It was a "self kicking machine." I kid you not, you would lean over the designated place, put a quarter into it, and there was a mechanism that would swing a bar that had a boot attached to it and would swing up and hit you square in the butt. Of course for the masochist males out there, I suppose you could have turned the other way and allowed it to hit your junk. However, I digress. Even as a child, I never understood the concept of paying to have something kick you in the ass. I think this latest ploy by ezinearticles is as close to the self kicking machine as you can get.

    I'm sorry, I will not ever pay them $97 for quicker approval. I make a Video Article, and I wait minutes for the approval from YouTube. I have gotten traffic within minutes too. Some of my Video Articles Pwon (dominate to the uninitiated) articles using the same keywords at ezinearticles.

    On the internet no one can hear you scream. Ezinearticles, imho, will someday become a fond antiquated memory in the anals of internet marketing history, in much of the same way as pixel sites, FFA's, Safelists, etc...

    Call me Luke Skywalker, because I sure as hell won't go to the "dark side." I really mean it when I say those of you paying should DEMAND that no adsense articles be shown on your article page.

    Jason
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
      Originally Posted by Jason_V View Post

      Tiffany, I respect your decision, but personally, I don't think anyone should buy this service from them.

      Now they get to laugh not once but twice all the way to the bank (AT YOUR EXPENSE, Literally) Not only are they laughing to the bank because you're paying them $97 for the privilege of reviewing your work faster, they're laughing to the bank because your hard work/money spent on a ghost written article is directly filling their coffers with a princely sum of adsense revenue.

      This is absolutely ludicrous. Am I the only one who sees the flaws in this system, I mean seriously? If they want to charge $97, that's fine, but I'd be demanding that first of all, as someone else said the number of links allowed be 4. Second of all NO ADSENSE ads on your article page.

      You know there was a restaurant in my home town many years ago called "Waffle King" I would never remember this obscure restaurant which is long gone now except for one thing. Outside the restaurant, they had a machine that cost a quarter to use. It was a "self kicking machine." I kid you not, you would lean over the designated place, put a quarter into it, and there was a mechanism that would swing a bar that had a boot attached to it and would swing up and hit you square in the butt. Of course for the masochist males out there, I suppose you could have turned the other way and allowed it to hit your junk. However, I digress. Even as a child, I never understood the concept of paying to have something kick you in the ass. I think this latest ploy by ezinearticles is as close to the self kicking machine as you can get.

      I'm sorry, I will not ever pay them $97 for quicker approval. I make a Video Article, and I wait minutes for the approval from YouTube. I have gotten traffic within minutes too. Some of my Video Articles Pwon (dominate to the uninitiated) articles using the same keywords at ezinearticles.

      On the internet no one can hear you scream. Ezinearticles, imho, will someday become a fond antiquated memory in the anals of internet marketing history, in much of the same way as pixel sites, FFA's, Safelists, etc...

      Call me Luke Skywalker, because I sure as hell won't go to the "dark side." I really mean it when I say those of you paying should DEMAND that no adsense articles be shown on your article page.

      Jason
      I see where you're coming from Jason, but you talk as if Ezine Articles walked into your household on Christmas day and pissed on your kids.

      At the end of the day, if you know what you're doing with article marketing (i.e, you get a 30% CTR or above) then you can't really argue that the well targeted, instant traffic you get is far cheaper than PPC or other forms of advertising (which clearly you don't do, and I will get to that in a second...)

      I've just gone to Premium too, and I don't think it's a bad way to go, unless everyone joins and then they release Gold...lol.

      But if you're kicking the crap out of your conversions, then who cares? For an immediate few hundred visitors, with a conversion rate of 10% I can test a market pretty quick.

      But here's what else this service is good for:

      It let's you keep momentum.

      In other words, you don't have to remind yourself 10 days later that you need to submit the next backlogged article in your folder. Plus, you can schedule articles so that you can hit every single day of the week and target the entire spectrum of Ezine Article's demographic reach.

      I appreciate putting videos on YT is some people's idea of a good alternative, but I'd be interested to see some real figures on CTR and conversions from such a NON SALES based environment.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiffanyLambert
    I don't know if it's worth it. If it's not, I'll cancel my monthly membership and put a quarter into the machine to give me a swift kick in the backside for gambling my money away.

    It's a crapshoot.

    But I don't begrudge them for getting it. Seth Goding had a post the other day about what we pay for someone to be nice to us. In the case of EZA, this niceness is translated into speed.

    I also don't mind the ads. If I can't write well enough to hold someone's attention in my content, then they should click out. Hopefully, I'll be SO enticing that the only place they click out is to BuildMyLens!
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
      Originally Posted by TiffanyDow View Post

      If I can't write well enough to hold someone's attention in my content, then they should click out.
      tiff
      Amen sister.

      EA make their money from the junk articles that people submit (you know who you are, Mr "I submit 10 a day"). Lol, the joke is on the people who can't actually connect with their market, who are going to lose out anyway, even if the reader gets past those luring Adsense ads and sees your spammy bio box.

      /End of major suppressed rant about article whores
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Here's why I don't have to go premium.

        I have so many articles out there already, if I never wrote another article, I'd
        still make thousands monthly.

        So what do I care if it takes a few days for my articles to get approved?

        Eventually they get there and in the meantime, I am still getting thousands
        of views a day.

        I guess premium would help those who write a lot of articles daily but don't
        have thousands of articles already out there making them money.

        Me? They can keep their premium membership.

        I won't be needing it.
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