Can Anyone Justify paying $97 to EzineArticles

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per month just to get your articles approved 6 days faster? that's the cost to be a premium member and have your articles approved in 24 hours as opposed to 5-7 days.

does this sound ridiculous to anyone else?
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  • Profile picture of the author ajbarnes777
    The best benefit about being a premium member is that you get to schedule your articles to go live at different times. This comes in handy with very competitive niches...

    Besides that, having your articles approved faster is not really that big of a reason to pay $97 a month once you become a platinum author... and you are submitting articles on a regular basis.
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    • Profile picture of the author NikkiDelgado
      Originally Posted by ajbarnes777 View Post

      The best benefit about being a premium member is that you get to schedule your articles to go live at different times. This comes in handy with very competitive niches...

      Besides that, having your articles approved faster is not really that big of a reason to pay $97 a month once you become a platinum author... and you are submitting articles on a regular basis.
      I like the idea of being able to schedule you articles but personally I wouldn't pay $97 for ezines. I would rather spend more and join Unique Article Wizard or another spin and submission site.
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    • Profile picture of the author suemax
      Originally Posted by ajbarnes777 View Post

      The best benefit about being a premium member is that you get to schedule your articles to go live at different times. This comes in handy with very competitive niches...

      Besides that, having your articles approved faster is not really that big of a reason to pay $97 a month once you become a platinum author... and you are submitting articles on a regular basis.
      Surely "sooner" only benefits you in the first instance? Thereafter, the flow just flows.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Bradley
    Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    per month just to get your articles approved 6 days faster? that's the cost to be a premium member and have your articles approved in 24 hours as opposed to 5-7 days.

    does this sound ridiculous to anyone else?
    Some marketers make a full time income
    from article marketing alone,so the ROI
    is well worth it for them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert Puddy
    Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    per month just to get your articles approved 6 days faster? that's the cost to be a premium member and have your articles approved in 24 hours as opposed to 5-7 days.

    does this sound ridiculous to anyone else?
    Apart from anything else why even bring this up...Its a rhetorical question with no answer except an opinion.

    the answer is if it seems ridiculous to you then you are not the target market...so dont pay

    If it sounds a good idea to you, then you are the target market...so pay

    Sounds to me like you would like that perk, but dont feel the urge to pay for it

    It does sound like a good move on thier part though as this gives them a reason to target thier support efforts towards approving articles from people who have money and are willing to spend it

    which is what all business's want right ? customers with money who want to spend it
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    • Profile picture of the author FSchmieder
      Originally Posted by Robert Puddy View Post

      Apart from anything else why even bring this up...Its a rhetorical question with no answer except an opinion.

      the answer is if it seems ridiculous to you then you are not the target market...so dont pay

      If it sounds a good idea to you, then you are the target market...so pay

      Sounds to me like you would like that perk, but dont feel the urge to pay for it

      It does sound like a good move on thier part though as this gives them a reason to target thier support efforts towards approving articles from people who have money and are willing to spend it

      which is what all business's want right ? customers with money who want to spend it
      I believe the OP was looking for some reason to justify the cost, which no one has done. I personally cannot think of a reason to justify it for my business model, but I would also be very interested to hear someone else's reason for justifying it because I might see it as a good thing to add to my toolbox. or I might not.
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      • Profile picture of the author Robert Puddy
        Originally Posted by FSchmieder View Post

        I believe the OP was looking for some reason to justify the cost, which no one has done. I personally cannot think of a reason to justify it for my business model, but I would also be very interested to hear someone else's reason for justifying it because I might see it as a good thing to add to my toolbox. or I might not.
        he gives the reason a 24 hour turn around instead of 4 to 5 day turnaround. thats either important to you or not was my point
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by redstanford View Post

    that's the cost to be a premium member and have your articles approved in 24 hours as opposed to 5-7 days.
    This is actually mistaken on two fronts.

    $97 is the cost for 1 individual month; the monthly cost if you pay annually is $58 per month.

    I'm not a premium member, but being a platinum member in good standing, all my submitted articles are published within 24 hours anyway: that wouldn't be the advantage at all. (The idea that they routinely take 5 - 7 days to accept and publish articles is nonsense, dispelled here and in many other threads.)

    The benefit of premium membership relates to what they call the "Scheduled Release" feature (i.e. timed publication). To me, it's of no interest or relevance at all, but it can be very significant to someone who needs all their articles to go live at a specific time of day.

    I do know people who've done very well with it for that reason. I can't envisage that it could interest anyone else, though, when the service to platinum members in good standing is so fast and efficient anyway.

    But the answer to the OP is "Yes: some people pay, and what they're really paying for is scheduled release".
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    • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
      This is one question that seems to be asked (and answered) over and over again.

      For me, scheduled release is particularly important for one of my niches (a very competitive one). Submitting at a particular time of day means more opt-ins, which in turn means more earnings.

      It depends on your marketing strategy. Many successful article marketers are doing perfectly well without premium - personally I don't NEED it, but I'm happy to pay for anything that will add to my bottom line.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        I agree with Alexa - my articles go live in 24 hrs (and often less). There may be some niches that benefit from articles released at a certain hour and for them the premium may be worth it.

        For me it's not worth it. Only you can decide what you need for your own niches.

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  • Profile picture of the author CatherineC
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    As Alex and Kay have already said, there is no need for a Premium membership whatsoever. Spend your time and effort achieving Platinum author status and your articles will be approved within 48 hours or less.

    Take that $97 and go outsource MORE articles, far better use for your money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sysbase
    I wouldn't do it. There's better thing to spend your money on. Like said above getting more articles written.
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  • Profile picture of the author ningobiz
    If you are going to be using ezine for atricles daily. You can get 10 articles approved it's worth being a premium member. It's All up to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marilyn Rae
    It is a lot of money if your just starting out, once you become a platinum member in good standing for the most part your articles will become live within 24 hours.
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  • Profile picture of the author NickL
    Totally agree with CatherineC - unless you have a specific need to release your articles at a specific time, spend that money every month on out-sourcing to get several articles written and submitted each month - after a while, you'll be doing very well - its not when they're released or how long before they're approved that counts, its consistently publishing information over time that people can use (and are looking for) and Google can eat up.
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  • Profile picture of the author jazbo
    Thing is, just like any web business, if everyone just whinges and moans and begrudges paying, then sites like ezine articles close. It amazes me that people expect to make money from them but begrudge supporting them!
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      • Profile picture of the author CatherineC
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        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        Does it, honestly?

        It doesn't surprise me in the slightest.

        And when I look at the special AdSense deal that EZA have with Google, and think about the proportion of my articles' readers who are lost to EZA's AdSense and other distractions, and the fact that (unlike many sites) they don't share their AdSense income at all with their authors, I think I'm already paying them handsomely for the privilege of publishing my work.
        EXACTLY, totally agree!

        EZA is full of it on this nonsense, we should all be getting rev-share on the exits that suck the life our of our articles that they profit 100% on...
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  • Profile picture of the author Branlan17
    When I was submitting 3-7 articles per day every day in the PE niche the scheduling helped me hit key viewing times and make more sales, however that business model was tedious and I don't do much mass or consistent submission anymore so now I'd say it isn't worth it to me, but back then it was.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    I dropped my $97 monthly membership to Ezine Articles when my $7 membership to Promote My Articles was getting better CTRs and overall ROI (not even close). Allen Graves's support has also been second to none since I've started using it. I still use EZA, but Promote My Articles has moved up in my content marketing promotional activities.

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    • Profile picture of the author ZerosToHero
      Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

      I dropped my $97 monthly membership to Ezine Articles when my $7 membership to Promote My Articles was getting better CTRs and overall ROI (not even close). Allen Graves's support has also been second to none since I've started using it. I still use EZA, but Promote My Articles has moved up in my content marketing promotional activities.

      RoD
      I don't get it. How do you get views from that site? Is it only SEO artilces or do views come from people going to the directory?

      At least EZA is good for seo and for direct traffic from the directory.
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      • Profile picture of the author packerfan
        I don't do a lot of article marketing, but can someone explain why having your articles released at a certain time makes a difference? Does it have to do with getting your articles syndicated on blogs or something? Just can't put 2 and 2 together on this one...
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    It really depends on how you market. For someone that is putting out a ton of articles on a regular basis being able to schedule them and have them approved within a day is a big deal. However, if you are new to article marketing I recommend you wait until you have an idea of what you are doing to become a premium member with EZA.

    There are other things like outsourcing your writing and other tasks that you should invest in first, but once you get a solid $1,000 coming in each month from article marketing you can justify the $97 to get your articles approved faster and schedule the times they go out.

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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Merit
    It depends upon individual business models and similarly individual cost v benefit analyses.

    Whilst we all know that you have to make upfront investments from time to time, the bottom line is whether or not membership is going to increase or decrease your overall profits over time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Garin
    Personally, I'd rather invest the $97 into having more articles written.

    It's not that big of a deal to me if it takes a few days to get the articles live, they will still give my website the same SEO and traffic in the end.
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  • Profile picture of the author ceudah
    ezine is so good for quality backlink, but very hhard to get approved them
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  • Profile picture of the author bhuff85
    I took the plunge on the premium membership today. I also write consistently, and the scheduling feature is going to be nice in terms of getting some extra traffic and clicks.

    I'm going to test it out by writing 10 articles in one of my niches tonight and setting them up tomorrow. We'll see how things pan out. For writers who are writing consistently and use article marketing as their base, I think this could be worth it.

    Besides, what's a sale or two to make up the cost if it's going to bring in more sales/traffic? I guess I'm about to find out whether or not it's worth it, but I'm going to give it a fair shot for the entire month. If the results are great, then I'll consider paying more upfront for a steeper discount, rather than the monthly fee of $97.
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  • Profile picture of the author alg
    It depend on what you get out of that extras.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    for newbies, i doubt this will help them.

    but for serious article marketers that want to put their articles on overdrive without waiting to build up their gradual levels, then I would say give it a shot.

    You normally have to wait for 10 days, and sometimes more...but this is a fast track way.
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  • Profile picture of the author Owen Smith
    I would personally not pay as I am not bothered when the articles get approved.
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