How many articles can you writte in one hour?

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How many articles can you writte in one hour? I am looking to hire people that I wan't to pay at an hourely rate. If they could produce 2-3 quality articles for $2 an hour that would be nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Darth Executor
    lol.......
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  • Profile picture of the author lakshaybehl
    That's generous...cuz I'd never pay more than 50 cents an hour to people who wrote 65 articles in an hour...
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    • Profile picture of the author ShayB
      I would tell you, but $2 an hour is not in my price range.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chiayee
    I can write 2 quality articles per hour with subjects I am familiar with. I am talking about articles that have unique context and high CTR..

    However..

    $2/hour?

    Joke of the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author Hamida Harland
    You're on a marketing forum where many people make 3, 4 or even 5 figure sums a day and you want to find someone who'll write articles at $2 an hour?

    This place gets crazier by the day :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author Allen Graves
    It can typically take me an entire day to write an article. Why? Each of my articles will make significant amounts of money for me and will most likely get me hundreds of prospects. Not only that, it is the first contact I have with most of my new prospects and I want them to be impressed and remember me and my products/services. I want to gain their respect and nurture them for years, not scare them away thinking I'm some sort of fly-by-night entrepeneur that cares more about making a buck than running a respectable, ethical and reliable business.

    If you want to fail with article marketing, I think the best thing you could do is pay someone $2 an hour to write crappy, hastily written, not-thought-out, regurgitated articles for you.

    Good luck - you're going to need it.

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  • Allen,

    I like the way you think. I'm new to all this and I'm already tired of the "how simple it all is" barrage of advice I have read about article writing.

    Writing poorly is not the same thing as good enough. It's just not writing well--on line or off.

    EDIT: btw - I can produce 2-3 quality articles an hour as requested in that strange opening post. They will be poor quality articles, but quality nonetheless...

    I am reminded of that saying about you usually getting what you ask for, so you have to be really careful about what you ask for.

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    • Profile picture of the author Kay King
      Only solution for the OP is to pay himself $2 an hour and write those articles.

      I agree - getting ridiculous!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kelly Verge
    Folks. He's new and he's likely writing this in response to the $2 per hour outsourcing post.

    If you're seriously wanting to hire a $2/hour employee, post a help-wanted ad at craigslist: manila classifieds for jobs, apartments, personals, for sale, services, community, and events. Be very specific in what you're looking for.

    You can likely find someone who writes in decent if not great English. You might find someone who can write quickly. You might find someone who can follow your instructions when it comes to content and keywords. However, the odds are against you finding someone who can do two of the above (nearly impossible to find all three).

    My brother went down that road a couple of times looking for full-time writers. He's pretty much given up on that. He has a couple of full-time employees in the Phillipines who handle his repetitive tasks, such as bookmarking, blog commenting, article posting, etc. and he's been very satisfied with their work along those lines.

    I've tried to find a programmer and haven't been satisfied at all (even though I offered quite a bit more than the "standard" going rate in the Phillipines).

    Hope this clarifies things for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jim Edwards
    Obviously, $2 per hour is absurd. But to answer your question, I can usually write a good 500-word article in 30 minutes if I'm working from an outline.

    The more important thing is how you use the article. If you only intend to post it on a bunch of article directories, you're missing most of the opportunity. Once posted, modify the article slightly and post it to your blog. Then bookmark it on DIGG, Delicious and StumbleUpon. Then submit your new blog post to relevant blog carnivals. Then make the article into a punchy bullet point document and uploaded to all the free e-book directories. Then read the article into a microphone and post it as a podcast. Then video tape yourself talking about the topic and upload the video to YouTube.

    If you did all these things with each article, you could pay $100 for each one and still make a profit. Be smart with your time. Be smart with your money.
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    • Profile picture of the author VegasGreg
      Originally Posted by Jim Edwards View Post

      Obviously, $2 per hour is absurd. But to answer your question, I can usually write a good 500-word article in 30 minutes if I'm working from an outline.

      The more important thing is how you use the article. If you only intend to post it on a bunch of article directories, you're missing most of the opportunity. Once posted, modify the article slightly and post it to your blog. Then bookmark it on DIGG, Delicious and StumbleUpon. Then submit your new blog post to relevant blog carnivals. Then make the article into a punchy bullet point document and uploaded to all the free e-book directories. Then read the article into a microphone and post it as a podcast. Then video tape yourself talking about the topic and upload the video to YouTube.

      If you did all these things with each article, you could pay $100 for each one and still make a profit. Be smart with your time. Be smart with your money.
      Great advice Jim!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jared Alberghini
    PLR articles are your best bet for this price.


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  • Profile picture of the author essmeier
    Will you throw in a bowl of gruel in addition to that generous $2/per hour wage?

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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    Hmm .. well let's see since you want to pay peanuts you get what you pay for..

    I will supply 2 articles per hour based on the subject I feel like giving you. These 2 articles per hour may or may not be of high quality.

    Now since I work 18 hours a day 7 days a week and you are so generous to offer me $2 an hour then here is the deal.

    You pay $252.00 pro-rated weekly pay ($2 an hour as you suggested), I send you 2 articles per hour which will be 252 articles by the weeks end (7 days are in the week) ..

    Now because you are so generous with payment then I have a few more demands.

    1. No refunds
    2. No promise on quality
    3. You must agree to a contract of atleast 1 month

    So how does that strike you ....

    James
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  • Profile picture of the author Ben_Curtis
    Oops. I think you know better now. Not much good can be had for $2 and hour.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sheryl Polomka
    I will write 2 an hour tops - I think if I try to do more than that then I'm not putting the quality into them.

    As for $2 an hour - like everyone else has said - that's laughable.

    Good luck with that!
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  • Profile picture of the author Li Weng
    are you posting this in reference to " Is this ethical?! This guy is paying his outsources <$2/HOUR!!!"
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  • Profile picture of the author Christie Love
    Originally Posted by ste25 View Post

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    I totally agree. You are cracking me up.
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  • Profile picture of the author mudmat
    For me 1 article = 1 hour.. I'm still struggling to write articles fast..
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  • Profile picture of the author snidge
    lol wow. You could give Elance a try though...?
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  • Profile picture of the author Addie
    Are you joking? Why even bother writing something like that? But I guess I'll wish you good luck in your search...
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  • Profile picture of the author greatness008
    What a joke. Most Warriors are very successful and this guy is offering slave wages. Quality writers are not easy to come by and at this rate, impossible to come by...
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffrey Louis
    My girlfriend and I do a little side business for article writing and that is no where near our prices. Check out my link in my sig if you are interested though.
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  • Profile picture of the author Noel2010
    I can write more than 3 quality articles in one hour. $2 an hour I like.
    Do you want 10 or 12 words per article?
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    • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
      Originally Posted by Noel2010 View Post

      I can write more than 3 quality articles in one hour. $2 an hour I like.
      Do you want 10 or 12 words per article?
      LOL, I like this post .. ... Noel it takes you and hour to write 30 words .. Maybe if you offer the OP 20 words per article he will sqeeze his budget and pay $2.25 an hour ...

      James
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  • Profile picture of the author kettlewell
    I agree that $2/hour is absurd in the US - so I'm guessing that he's looking for advice on where or if he should be outsourcing ( an offshoot to the $2 outsourcing thread I suppose).

    My thoughts are random and complex, but I might suggest a PLR (Private Label Resell) article if you are just getting started... there are sights galore that are filled with them, and will give you a large variation. I suspect that you could even find a great deal in the WSO section of this forum.

    My other thought would be to go to one of the many coding/writing/outsourcing sites like eLance or RentaCoder .. there are others, but those are 2 that I've personally used and had success with. But I should warn you that I've not seen $2/hour, but closer to $5-10/hour for articles ( of mediocre quality)

    I might add that your initial question did sound like you were asking us to work for those wages though, so your next post you might want to put us in your shoes before you hit send

    Matt
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    good luck with that my friend, let us know how it goes. Time is a very valuable thing, but i will give you 15 words an hour.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Bogowski
    I can hammer out 5-6 articles in an hour if Im not screwing around and I have my headphones on!!! Writing is easy, stopping the screwing around is hard! I don't write anymore, I hate doing it so why bother.

    Everyone is laughing but I see what you're saying . I'd pay $2 per hour for 3 articles if I could.

    I pay $2 per article to some folks but that is in mass volume, like 100 at a time. If I'm after quality I have a guy who writes for $4 each.

    ANything less than $2 an article you are going to get rubbish unless you buy in huge volume or manage to snag someone who doesn't realise the value they're offering.. If its the latter, it won't last long and they'll jack up the prices so get in while the going is good!
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    • Profile picture of the author adamv
      Originally Posted by Mike Benkovich View Post

      I can hammer out 5-6 articles in an hour if Im not screwing around and I have my headphones on!!! Writing is easy, stopping the screwing around is hard! I don't write anymore, I hate doing it so why bother.

      Everyone is laughing but I see what you're saying . I'd pay $2 per hour for 3 articles if I could.

      I pay $2 per article to some folks but that is in mass volume, like 100 at a time. If I'm after quality I have a guy who writes for $4 each.

      ANything less than $2 an article you are going to get rubbish unless you buy in huge volume or manage to snag someone who doesn't realise the value they're offering.. If its the latter, it won't last long and they'll jack up the prices so get in while the going is good!
      The OP did not say $2 per article, they said $2 per HOUR and are looking for 2 - 3 quality articles.

      @ OP - Good luck getting quality for $0.67 to $1 per article.
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      • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
        I can write as many crap articles as you want in an hour but for $2 you would only get 5 minutes work from me and I would want a tea break.

        It takes me over an hour to write my best articles, sometimes all day but it's worth taking time over them.

        You get what you pay for in this world. I paid a copywriter $130 for 6 articles about a subject I had no experience of and would have happily paid more for them because they were quality and make a profit for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
    Folks,

    I can only assume that this person is a troll.

    No-one who has been here for over a year could make a post like this without being a troll!
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  • Profile picture of the author oly
    2$ ? good luck with finding someone indeed let us know! hehe
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  • Profile picture of the author WinsonYeung
    I can write 1 article max within an hour, research included
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  • Profile picture of the author spearsy
    i could probably write 1- 2 per hr but it wouldnt be worth while for $2. If you are going to pay such a small sum you will not get quality. you get what you pay for at the end of the day
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  • Profile picture of the author jayden.fellze
    Originally Posted by jedijames View Post

    How many articles can you writte in one hour? I am looking to hire people that I wan't to pay at an hourely rate. If they could produce 2-3 quality articles for $2 an hour that would be nice.
    It depends on the subject, article length and the style of writing required. My previous experiences with normal website content type of writing would say that any experienced writer can roll up around 2-3 articles an hour, but at 2$ an hour!
    Man, you need to rethink about your rates
    I have paid writers 7$ an hour (minimum) for one article. Of course, you can get get people for 2$ in some parts of the world, but, I would not bet on their quality!
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  • Profile picture of the author Mina Gujral
    I can write 2 article in a hours each of 300 - 400 words
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  • Profile picture of the author John Taylor
    Originally Posted by jedijames View Post

    How many articles can you writte in one hour? I am looking to hire people that I wan't to pay at an hourely rate. If they could produce 2-3 quality articles for $2 an hour that would be nice.
    I'll provide 3,000 articles which will take
    me about 1200 hours but you must pay in
    advance and be willing to wait until hell
    freezes over before you get them.


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  • Profile picture of the author akaelo
    This cracks me up. I can complete 1/5th of a well researched, quality article in 1 hour. I may be a perfectionist, but more than one QUALITY article in an hour seems rather like asking for the moon in your mailbox!
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    • Profile picture of the author akaelo
      Originally Posted by Ngmedia805 View Post

      I can pump out 3 articles an hour about 400 words... but .... you have to stay focused
      Seriously? Including research? Or are you just talking about rewrites? Rewrites are a whole different animal! I could probably do 2 of those in an hour, but I'm kind of fussy about how things read, so I'm not really a speedy writer.

      Oh, I noticed you're in Oxnard. . . I spent quite a lot of time there with my ex's family. Gotta love the beach!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gunter Eibl
    If you look for quantity then better spin the articles.

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  • Profile picture of the author WebSlicers
    Oh, it's Christmas alright! I read somewhere (just can't remember when and where) that during the Holidays, the stress level on people rises and so they can't think straight. I think that explains the $2 thinggy. LOL!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ian Seth
    You get what You pay for! at $2 an hour You wont get much! Why don't You writte them Yourself if you don't have the money yet? Otherwise I think it's better if You don't do articles at all because the end result will be more damaging than helpful to Your business!
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