I just wrote and submitted 7 articles in 48 minutes.

by Andy Money 61 replies
That's 6.8 minutes each, all correctly spelled and grammatically correct! I'm going to try to work my way up to 10 an hour. What's your best time?
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  • Probably 5 or so an hour back when I actually did that a lot.

    Congrats on the land speed record.

    You should try and get Dragon Naturally Speaking (or whatever) and see if thats quicker.
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  • Profile picture of the author zuberr
    Wow... you write faster than you think!!

    That's awesome, my best time is probably about
    20 mins for one article.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ricter
      Originally Posted by zuberr View Post

      Wow... you write faster than you think!!
      LOL, omg that's funny!
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan Grossman
    I click a button in Datapresser and it generates 500 you couldn't tell I didn't write. Of course I don't submit them anywhere, fake articles don't help anyone.

    If you're writing articles 10 in an hour, they're less valuable to mankind than the autogenerated ones. Clearly no research or unique insight went into them.

    In the end, you'll fail to do anything but waste a few years chasing pennies instead of building a real business that'll provide for you and future generations. I was writing the "10 free ways to drive massive traffic" type crap when I was 12, 11 years ago, and it made me an "IM expert" back then too (was invited to talk on a terrestrial radio talk show at 15 before they realized my age).

    None of those articles do me any good now, while real products that help real customers do.

    Am I too much of a realist for WF?
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    • Profile picture of the author Wonderbaum
      Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post

      I click a button in Datapresser and it generates 500 you couldn't tell I didn't write. Of course I don't submit them anywhere, fake articles don't help anyone.

      If you're writing articles 10 in an hour, they're less valuable to mankind than the autogenerated ones. Clearly no research or unique insight went into them.

      In the end, you'll fail to do anything but waste a few years chasing pennies instead of building a real business that'll provide for you and future generations. I was writing the "10 free ways to drive massive traffic" type crap when I was 12, 11 years ago, and it made me an "IM expert" back then too (was invited to talk on a terrestrial radio talk show at 15 before they realized my age).

      None of those articles do me any good now, while real products that help real customers do.

      Am I too much of a realist for WF?
      You're absolutely right Dan but we must also remember that you learn a lot from the action you take. If you wait until you'll be able to publish the perfect article you'll never do anything.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dmitry
      Originally Posted by Dan Grossman View Post

      I click a button in Datapresser and it generates 500 you couldn't tell I didn't write. Of course I don't submit them anywhere, fake articles don't help anyone.

      If you're writing articles 10 in an hour, they're less valuable to mankind than the autogenerated ones. Clearly no research or unique insight went into them.

      In the end, you'll fail to do anything but waste a few years chasing pennies instead of building a real business that'll provide for you and future generations. I was writing the "10 free ways to drive massive traffic" type crap when I was 12, 11 years ago, and it made me an "IM expert" back then too (was invited to talk on a terrestrial radio talk show at 15 before they realized my age).

      None of those articles do me any good now, while real products that help real customers do.

      Am I too much of a realist for WF?
      I can't help but agree with Dan. Why are so many folks desperately focusing on achieving success by using methods that are intended for quick cash?
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  • Profile picture of the author Norma Holt
    I tend to agree with Dan. Quality is what counts in the long run not quantity. People will believe honesty and good research before they accept something that may come across as a flighty attempt at getting something published. But, I am not saying your articles are not up to expectations or anything. Its just a thought on how I approach the subject.

    One article this morning took me about half an hour to write. That's about my best speed.
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    • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
      Ahh, hey, ya know, don't rain on the guy's parade. He's not doing anything more than bragging harmlessly about how many he was able to whip out in an hour. Sometimes a cloud's just a cloud, ya know. I think it's cool to test yourself like this from time to time.

      I write a lot, and I've never really paid attention to how many articles I can do in a set amount of time. I suspect I could turn out no more than 3 that were of any real quality in one hour. And those would have to be about a topic with which I was intimately familiar.

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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffrey Louis
    The best I've done is 3 articles in an hour... and that's if I have no distractions around me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Muhammad Jalloh
    Two or three an hour is probably my best for now.

    Hope to increase the speed as time goes on.

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  • Hi Mate,

    My record was 6 x 500 word articles in an hour.

    I didnt do any more after that...I took the rest
    of the year off

    And that was using Dragons Naturally Speaking 9.

    Take Care,

    Michael Silvester
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
    I personally go for one article every 15 minutes when I'm working.
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  • Profile picture of the author kkchoon1
    Banned
    Best I can do is 5 articles in an hour...
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Lee
    If I'm in the zone, I can write a minimum 500-word article in 7 minutes or less. But oftentimes, it takes 15 minutes to half an hour for a 500-word article!

    Michael
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    • Profile picture of the author CodrutTurcanu
      or maybe not.

      MrSleep99, why not show a sample of one of your article written in 7 minutes?

      That way we are talking in the known, and will avoid doing false assumptions next time.

      What do you say?

      Also, what strategies do you use for article writing -- how do you do it exactly, step by step?
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      • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
        I believe him - if you're an experienced article marketer and you know your subject you can write an article in 7 minutes. My best is probably about 6 an hour but if I don't know the topic I'd take about 20 minutes.

        Also, what strategies do you use for article writing -- how do you do it exactly, step by step?
        That'd probably be a hard one to answer - most people who are successful with article marketing could write a book on it (hence all the recent WSO's). It's very easy to write down the steps, but without including the detail most people wouldn't find them of much use.
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        • Profile picture of the author Ricter
          Originally Posted by Hamida Pall View Post

          I believe him - if you're an experienced article marketer and you know your subject you can write an article in 7 minutes. My best is probably about 6 an hour but if I don't know the topic I'd take about 20 minutes.


          That'd probably be a hard one to answer - most people who are successful with article marketing could write a book on it (hence all the recent WSO's). It's very easy to write down the steps, but without including the detail most people wouldn't find them of much use.
          Ahh, but see, "knowing your subject" changes the equation. AFTER I know my subject, I can write 14.4 250-word articles in one hour, as I type 60wpm.
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          • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
            I can write blah, blah, blah articles in blah, blah, blah minutes.

            The questions are:

            1. Do people read them?
            2. Do they go down to your resource box?
            3. Do they click through to your site?
            4. Do they opt in or buy?

            If the answers to any of these questions are not, it don't mean a hill of
            beans how many articles you can write in how much time.

            And that's coming from somebody who cranks them out like Cheeze-Its
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            • Profile picture of the author Michael Dominic
              Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

              I can write blah, blah, blah articles in blah, blah, blah minutes.

              The questions are:

              1. Do people read them?
              2. Do they go down to your resource box?
              3. Do they click through to your site?
              4. Do they opt in or buy?

              If the answers to any of these questions are not, it don't mean a hill of
              beans how many articles you can write in how much time.

              And that's coming from somebody who cranks them out like Cheeze-Its
              I tried those new Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Crackers the other day... They taste JUST like Cheeze-Its.

              Oh, the post, yes... Steven is totally right! Quality first. Quantity second.

              Lots of good quality articles = $$$
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            • Profile picture of the author Shannon Herod
              Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

              I can write blah, blah, blah articles in blah, blah, blah minutes.

              The questions are:

              1. Do people read them?
              2. Do they go down to your resource box?
              3. Do they click through to your site?
              4. Do they opt in or buy?

              If the answers to any of these questions are not, it don't mean a hill of
              beans how many articles you can write in how much time.

              And that's coming from somebody who cranks them out like Cheeze-Its

              Great point and I agree. I am using Dragon Naturally Speaking, so I can crank them out fast. If I do not slow down the article comes out unorganized and worthless.

              Shannon
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            • Profile picture of the author threeg5
              Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

              I can write blah, blah, blah articles in blah, blah, blah minutes.

              The questions are:

              1. Do people read them?
              2. Do they go down to your resource box?
              3. Do they click through to your site?
              4. Do they opt in or buy?

              If the answers to any of these questions are not, it don't mean a hill of
              beans how many articles you can write in how much time.

              And that's coming from somebody who cranks them out like Cheeze-Its
              I think we will all find that this is going to be an accurate universal response to this.
              I guess now the question is What Is Your Answer To These Questions?
              Quantity vs. Quality hmmmm.. the inherent what came first the chicken or the egg question is back among us. If it works then no one is going to fix it, some will try, most will fail, but you could've just been fine without any of it.
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            • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
              Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

              I can write blah, blah, blah articles in blah, blah, blah minutes.

              The questions are:

              1. Do people read them?
              2. Do they go down to your resource box?
              3. Do they click through to your site?
              4. Do they opt in or buy?

              If the answers to any of these questions are not, it don't mean a hill of
              beans how many articles you can write in how much time.

              And that's coming from somebody who cranks them out like Cheeze-Its
              I was waiting for this post from Steve. The answer is "yes" to all 4.
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              • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
                Originally Posted by mrsleep99 View Post

                I was waiting for this post from Steve. The answer is "yes" to all 4.
                Well you know what, I just did some math.

                If you submit the minimum required word count for an article to EZA, which
                is 250 words, that only comes out to 35 wpm typing speed, which is nothing
                to brag about. Even for a 500 word article, 70 wpm, is average secretarial
                speed.

                I did a 400 word article in 9 minutes and that article will bring me in about
                $300 over its lifetime, on average.

                So I guess what you're claiming is certainly more than doable.

                I don't think even I'd want to keep up with that kind of pace, but hey,
                if you don't end up collapsed on the floor, go for it.
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                • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
                  Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

                  Well you know what, I just did some math.

                  If you submit the minimum required word count for an article to EZA, which
                  is 250 words, that only comes out to 35 wpm typing speed, which is nothing
                  to brag about. Even for a 500 word article, 70 wpm, is average secretarial
                  speed.

                  I did a 400 word article in 9 minutes and that article will bring me in about
                  $300 over its lifetime, on average.

                  So I guess what you're claiming is certainly more than doable.

                  I don't think even I'd want to keep up with that kind of pace, but hey,
                  if you don't end up collapsed on the floor, go for it.
                  But Steve, what about the time it takes to submit it too? If I was bragging about anything I think it was flying through EZA submission pages so quickly .
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                  • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
                    Originally Posted by Mike X. View Post

                    What's with all the negativity?

                    This is awesome man, congratulations.

                    Keep it up, and hopefully you doing what it takes
                    to drive up your profits no matter what you're doing
                    with the articles.

                    mx
                    Thank you! I'm going to try it out. I've been really lacking on doing my OWN articles so I need to get my butt in gear.

                    Originally Posted by Gunter Eibl View Post

                    Well done mrsleep99! Although I doubt you can keep up doing that for two or three consecutive hours. I find it very exhausting to write articles. The more I have to write the slower I get. If you have a bunch of writers writing for you though, it's not a problem anymore

                    Gunter
                    Yeah I agree, we'll see. I might space it out maybe one session every other hour.
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  • Profile picture of the author Avonlee1983
    I believe my best time is 1200 words in one hour. It was only one article and required a bit of research. I should time myself writing on topics I'm an expert on.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
    I agree with quality first too: I have an article that is no way SEO focused or even that well written (in terms of copywriting), yet it pops up in Google all the time, for lots of different terms.

    Why?

    Because it gets picked up, then read, then gets listed in the most viewed, then gets picked up, then goes into the most published...

    ...and so on. So much so until Google sees how sheet hot my article is and rewards thee accordingly.

    But, I also see the value of having hundreds of articles spread far and wide, because this can actually product similar results as the quality approach.

    The QUESTION here is this:

    "If you can write 10,20,1000 articles in an hour, will you continue to do so at such an impressive rate for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week? Or will you burn out and not return for a few days or weeks...whilst others spread their distribution daily?"

    ...If this isn't a classic case of the Tortoise and the Hare, then I don't know what is.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lainie
      Well put Nick

      Slow and steady wins the race every time

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    • Profile picture of the author sylviad
      You don't indicate how many words are in each article. If you're writing the minimum amount to get published, which is 250, your 10 is not that difficult to accomplish, assuming you already know the subject inside out. That's only 5 - 500 word articles.

      The next question is, how much research went into each article? Any? Or did you write off the top of your head because you are so well versed in your subjects? Pretty much anyone can do that.

      At some point, you're bound to need to do some research to expand on your subject, otherwise where's the incentive for people to read your articles? Eventually, they'll all be basically the same - with no new content.

      And as someone already pointed out, how long can you maintain that marathon? Even top athletes take extended rest periods after major events.

      Quantity (and speed) is not always the best approach.

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  • Profile picture of the author onlinemarketer
    wow you are fast... well im not a writer and all, but if i try to write an article, that would take me about 30 mins or more to finish it
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  • Profile picture of the author rich85
    I cheat im afraid, i use dragon naturally speaking! I have never timed myself though maybe i should??

    To all you warriors who type them and still get loads of good quality articles, credit where its due!
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  • Profile picture of the author Vijay M
    Great job on the output.

    I don't think it HAS to be a quality article for it to have the desired effect. It all depends on the overall strategy.

    ex: If the plan is to do a quick flip of the website, it makes perfect sense to submit quickly written articles to 100's of directories to get backlinks from them, and, which in turn, might boost the selling price of the web property.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Montgomery
    What's with all the negativity?

    This is awesome man, congratulations.

    Keep it up, and hopefully you doing what it takes
    to drive up your profits no matter what you're doing
    with the articles.

    mx
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  • Profile picture of the author Gunter Eibl
    Well done mrsleep99! Although I doubt you can keep up doing that for two or three consecutive hours. I find it very exhausting to write articles. The more I have to write the slower I get. If you have a bunch of writers writing for you though, it's not a problem anymore

    Gunter
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  • Profile picture of the author John Hillage
    That's some crazy times - I normally take about an hour for an article I am happy to put my name too. How long are these articles and what is the quality like - I'm curious!
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    • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
      They were all 300-350 words and I wrote them in a conversational tone about a topic I know pretty well (gluten free baking). I just talked to the reader more or less and made the resource box look like a final paragraph directing people to my site. I'd post my article but I don't want to get picked apart!
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      • Profile picture of the author DeePower
        It took me 8 hours to write a 750 word article about a topic I know well. Of course it was for a national print niche magazine and I got paid nearly $1.00 per word.

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        • Profile picture of the author Rachel Goodchild
          Originally Posted by DeePower View Post

          It took me 8 hours to write a 750 word article about a topic I know well. Of course it was for a national print niche magazine and I got paid nearly $1.00 per word.

          Dee
          it once took me a week (seriously!) to write a 1200 word article for a national mag about something I knew well.However that article also cultivated HUGE long term benefits for me with new clients, and kudos
          Time isn't alwaysa factor
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        • Profile picture of the author shrinagesh
          Originally Posted by DeePower View Post

          It took me 8 hours to write a 750 word article about a topic I know well. Of course it was for a national print niche magazine and I got paid nearly $1.00 per word.

          Dee
          $90+ per hr. Well worth the effort. Keep it up.

          mrsleep99, Congratulations. tats record time. I do speed-writing articles, but I do need previously prepared mindmap, jotted notes, recorded voice msg.

          Did you use any special tools, techniques? Would love to hear how you did it.
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          • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
            Originally Posted by shri View Post

            $90+ per hr. Well worth the effort. Keep it up.

            mrsleep99, Congratulations. tats record time. I do speed-writing articles, but I do need previously prepared mindmap, jotted notes, recorded voice msg.

            Did you use any special tools, techniques? Would love to hear how you did it.

            I did the keyword research prior to writing and gathered up seven keywords, I didn't set out to do it all in a set amount of time but once I started typing I just flew through the 300 word articles pretty easily.

            I made a list of the keywords in MS Word and just started typing under each of them. I type pretty quickly and I've had a lot of experience writing so I just kept going and bringing up important points about the subject and how it fit into what I had experienced myself. I tried to make it somewhat conversational since that's how I like to write.

            After that I opened EZA and began submitting. I used the same resource box for all of them so I just copy/pasted the resource box and typed in a one or two sentence summary for each article.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nick Brighton
    Originally Posted by Richard Odell View Post

    This why the Internet is drowning in a sea of noise, it really saddens me.
    Why does it annoy you? It should excite the hell out of you. Never has it been easier to be the tallest poppy in the field.

    And like Dee demonstrates with offline magazine writing, quality articles that are well planned, educational, intelligent and somewhat unique will carry the biggest weight for the time spent.

    It's a basic principle...work smarter and enjoy more leverage from and above the "sea of noise"
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    • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
      Originally Posted by Richard Odell View Post

      If this makes you happy - so be it - but what does it bring to the customer and the return rates to your work. People can smell commercialism and in the long run they will vote with they're feet.

      Quality in that time - who's knows - the author is not about to reveal the URL of the work, so we cannot all see how good it is.

      As for Poppies - are they not weeds growing in an otherwise healthy crop?

      Touché

      Rich

      They ARE weeds, and search engines are the gardeners. I'm not directly pitching any product or doing anything commercial.

      But I do understand thinking it would be spammy to produce so many (low quality, if they were) articles and submit them in such a short period of time, that really isn't what I'm doing though, I know that's a waste of time.
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      • Profile picture of the author melanied
        But with the way things have been going lately, you'll write and submit 7 articles in 48 minutes, but spend 48 minutes each going through them and trying to change a word or two, resubmit, etc. to get them accepted.

        My favorite nonsense rejection reason this week? Because when one of the articles that I wrote mentioned the Days of Our Lives website and I included the link, that was apparently a self-serving link. Yeah. Because I probably own Days of Our Lives, but I submit niche marketing articles to Ezine Articles on the side.
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      Originally Posted by Richard Odell View Post

      If this makes you happy - so be it - but what does it bring to the customer and the return rates to your work. People can smell commercialism and in the long run they will vote with they're feet.

      Quality in that time - who's knows - the author is not about to reveal the URL of the work, so we cannot all see how good it is.



      Rich
      You(and others) are under the mistaken impression that it matters how good we think it is. It doesn't. It only matters how good his target market thinks it is.

      Am I too much of a realist for WF?
      More like a fantasist. Unless you have read his articles, you have no clue how good or bad they are. You just imagine that because you can't do it, no one else can either.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    My record is about 3 per hour. Normally it is 1 or 2. Part of that is due to my typing with index fingers only.



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    • Profile picture of the author huggybear_dk
      I try to get two done before lunch and two after lunch as I do this while working a full time job and have to squeeze it in around work.

      4 quality 400 - 500 word articles a day is not bad, it also depends where you are submitting them i guess. Longer articles tend to get published more and shorter ones on ezines tend to get more clicks ( i read that somewhere )

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  • Profile picture of the author Dick Doe
    Originally Posted by mrsleep99 View Post

    That's 6.8 minutes each, all correctly spelled and grammatically correct! I'm going to try to work my way up to 10 an hour. What's your best time?
    Can you duplicate it for me please? I really need some fast writers (o my aching fingers :rolleyes!

    BTW, I can write two articles in an hour, or at most 3.

    I guess you are using the touch typing method to write your articles, right?
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  • Profile picture of the author GrantFreeman
    Originally Posted by mrsleep99 View Post

    That's 6.8 minutes each, all correctly spelled and grammatically correct! I'm going to try to work my way up to 10 an hour. What's your best time?
    The time it takes me to write one, or the time it takes me to hire you so I don't have to?

    I really have to work at writing anything, so I'd most likely be last in this race.

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  • Profile picture of the author Bazbo
    This is in no way a criticism of MrSleep. Good for him (although I'm far more impressed with the fact that he was able to both write and submit the articles. Submitting is a real time killer for me.)

    But to the point about all articles should be quality articles...as an aspiring freelance article writer, it used to drive me nuts to see IM people paying good money for crappy articles, especially ones that they're going to put up on their actual site.

    But after reading some IM blogs over the past few days, I've discovered that many IM people actually WANT crappy articles. If they're building sites to make money with Adsense, they want the keywords in the article with the proper density, and they want the sentences to be at least coherent. But that's all they want. They don't want good quality info because it defeats their purpose. When a surfer comes to their site from Google looking for information, if they read an article that's actually informative and helpful, they're very unlikely to click on an ad. But when they get there and see articles that are pretty much useless, they might think "hey, maybe one of these links will have my answer" and click on an Adsense ad.

    This may be old news to a lot of IM folks, but for me, discovering that a lot of people actually want crappy articles was something of an epiphany.
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    • Profile picture of the author Bev Clement
      How long did it take you to do the research for these articles and that includes keyword research as well as topic research?

      The typing of an article is simple, it is the shortest part of the process.

      The thing to consider is will people who are potential clients see that you wrote an article in less than 7 minutes, and assume that you will do the same for their article. It could backfire and lose you clients, especially as you are not prepared to post even 1 of the articles here.
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      • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
        Originally Posted by Bev Clement View Post

        How long did it take you to do the research for these articles and that includes keyword research as well as topic research?

        The typing of an article is simple, it is the shortest part of the process.

        The thing to consider is will people who are potential clients see that you wrote an article in less than 7 minutes, and assume that you will do the same for their article. It could backfire and lose you clients, especially as you are not prepared to post even 1 of the articles here.
        Yeah I had already thought of this, but I'm not worried. My classified ad already explains why my business offers the slowest turn around times possible .

        I think it would have more of a "backfire" impact if I posted the article I wrote for my own personal use than if I didn't post one at all. Then this thread would turn into what a bad writer I was (worst case scenario), not worth the gamble .

        P.S. About 10 minutes for research, max.
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  • Profile picture of the author johntan
    Wow my best is around 2-3 articles an hour too! How do you manage to write is so fast man! That amazing!
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  • I once wrote an entire 40-page (print) magazine in about 24 hours straight, working without a break. I wouldn't consider that something to be proud of.
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  • Profile picture of the author John M Kane
    Good on ya. Nice to be able to type like the wind.(Fre@&*n wypper snappers)

    Me, at that pace I'd need to get fitted for a new truss for the hernia it would cause and the tension from trying to type so fast would certainly shut down all my other bodily functions. THEN I'd have to stop and waste time cleaning up my mess
    So, don't go looking for me at Startbutts doing an article sprint 'cuz I've embarassed myself MORE than enough in public.
    That's why smart astronauts ALWAYS wear protection.

    Look up "hunt 'n peck" typing method and you'll see my picture.
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  • Profile picture of the author SimonRiver
    Quantity over quality, that's the way to go in article marketing. Or is it?
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