Buying an article form an expert copywriter

by szaby
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Is buying an article for 500 $ wich has good seo a good invetment.Since i am a horrible writer.I`m thinking about buying my articles but if i buy a really good one wich costs about 500 $ will i almost certain get my money back on it.And is it a more solid investment then PPC.
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  • Profile picture of the author vikash_kumar
    Originally Posted by szaby View Post

    Is buying an article for 500 $ wich has good seo a good invetment.Since i am a horrible writer.I`m thinking about buying my articles but if i buy a really good one wich costs about 500 $ will i almost certain get my money back on it.And is it a more solid investment then PPC.
    Are you sure? Is that 500$?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by szaby View Post

    Is buying an article for 500 $ wich has good seo a good invetment.
    I wouldn't think its "SEO" is likely to be a significant factor in its value to you at all.

    Article marketing has very little to do with SEO. (Fortunately!).

    Originally Posted by szaby View Post

    if i buy a really good one wich costs about 500 $ will i almost certain get my money back on it.
    That's determined only partly by the quality of the article. It's also determined by your own skills at getting it published in the right places. Articles don't generally do anyone very much good by sitting on their own sites. Article marketing is about who reads your article, where you get it published in front of the traffic you aim to attract with it. Don't pay $500 for an article with which you plan only to attract SEO traffic!

    Originally Posted by szaby View Post

    And is it a more solid investment then PPC.
    Nobody can possibly answer this in abstract, Szaby. It depends on your relative skills at article syndication (on the one hand) and PPC advertising (on the other). You have to know how to use either correctly, for it to be worth that (or anything) to you.

    Depending on the context, $500 sounds - at first glance - like quite a lot for an article for an internet marketer to be buying. But if it's one you can get syndicated in a leading newspaper, obviously it can be worth far more than that just on the very first day it's published somewhere. There are certainly a few thousand people earning fees like that for articles. But your mention of "SEO" in this context alarms me, because that ought to have nothing to do with it at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author szaby
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I wouldn't think its "SEO" is likely to be a significant factor in its value to you at all.

      Article marketing has very little to do with SEO. (Fortunately!).



      That's determined only partly by the quality of the article. It's also determined by your own skills at getting it published in the right places. Articles don't generally do anyone very much good by sitting on their own sites. Article marketing is about who reads your article, where you get it published in front of the traffic you aim to attract with it. Don't pay $500 for an article with which you plan only to attract SEO traffic!

      How much in perceent % of my budget go in PayPerClick how much in articles and so on.


      Nobody can possibly answer this in abstract, Szaby. It depends on your relative skills at article syndication (on the one hand) and PPC advertising (on the other). You have to know how to use either correctly, for it to be worth that (or anything) to you.

      Depending on the context, $500 sounds - at first glance - like quite a lot for an article for an internet marketer to be buying. But if it's one you can get syndicated in a leading newspaper, obviously it can be worth far more than that just on the very first day it's published somewhere. There are certainly a few thousand people earning fees like that for articles. But your mention of "SEO" in this context alarms me, because that ought to have nothing to do with it at all.

      How much in perceent % of my budget go in PayPerClick how much in articles and so on.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by szaby View Post

        How much in perceent % of my budget go in PayPerClick how much in articles and so on.
        It depends on your relative skills at article syndication (on the one hand) and PPC advertising (on the other). You have to know how to use either correctly, for it to be worth that (or anything) to you.

        There's no point in spending $500 (or even $50) on an article if you don't know how to get it published in the right places to produce the income for you. And there's no point in spending $500 (or even $50) on PPC advertising if you don't have the PPC skills to be able to monetize the resulting traffic from it. In either case (and in many other cases, too), its value to you inevitably depends on your own skills.

        That's why all these things work very well for some people, and not at all for others.

        For me, it would make more sense to spend $500 on a super article than on PPC advertising, but that's because I've been making a living from article marketing for nearly 5 years and I know how to use it - and how to tell whether it's any good. My only experience of PPC is a few hundred dollars spent on the inevitable AdWords learning-curve. I know that can be profitable and productive, too, for people who are highly experienced at it, but I'm not yet one of them. All I've done is read a couple of textbooks, and done two or three little campaigns to "find out what it was all about".
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  • Profile picture of the author vikash_kumar
    I agree with Alexa, that Paid advertising is the best way to invest your money. I will again add "Solo Ads" into the list. That will give you much more ROI than one article.

    This investment would be much more better some years back than now.

    Best of Luck!
    Vikash
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  • Profile picture of the author GetBack2it
    $500 is way too much, unless it's some sort of scientific article written by a rocket science.

    How many words are they writing? I guess that would be the main factor in pricing.

    You can get simple articles writing for rather cheap, then others like sales letter writing by a quality copywriter are a bit more
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Pescetti
    $500 for an article? Has to be a great frickin' article.

    The question is (and Alexa nailed it): How the hell are you gonna use it?

    She's right. Plopping it up on your site, expecting some sort of magical SEO trigger-effect is totally pie-in-the-sky. No, it's not impossible. But it's not worth paying $500 - if that's your single intention.

    Here are a couple questions to think about:

    Does the article help me build my brand?

    Does it elevate my level of authority in my niche?

    Does it help to give me the kind of reputation that makes people pay attention.

    And obviously...

    Does the article provide information in a unique and original way?

    Word count? Who cares (unless it matters to the people who own the site<s> you want to get syndicated at.)

    As with ANY investment that you're leveraging to build your IM Biz...

    You always have to ask yourself, "How will this help me increase my bottom line - whether it's now or in the future?"

    Mark
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  • Profile picture of the author CyberAlien
    First of all, your main focus of article marketing shouldn't be about SEO.

    Second, how long is this article? For $500 it better be extremely long, high converting, and as close to perfect as you can get - and you could still probably find someone to write that same article for less than $100.
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  • Szaby,

    Am I missing something? 500 dollars is way too much to pay for an article. 100 dollars is too much. I suppose if you are paying by the word and it has enough words to justify that price then maybe but you aren’t putting a book on one web page. I would not pay that amount. Shop around.

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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    The question confuses me a little since many copywriters don't write articles. Are you referring to one article or a sales page? Or it a sales article? Or a package of articles?

    The main question has already been asked; what do plan to do with the article? Will you be able to get it published on sites that will bring you visitors?

    Is the author an expert in the field they're writing about?

    If you give us more details we can give you better answers.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    Seriously $500? That's in bulk right? I used to sell 4 500 word articles, SEO optimized with a call to action for $30. That's definitely way too much. You can hire writers however I do recommend you go into paid advertising as well so you can move much faster.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnmags
    What good is a $500 landing page without traffic?

    Unless you have thousands of highly targeted traffic then that may be a feasible investment.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    Just a small point, but you would be likely buying an article from a "content writer" not a copywriter.
    Copywriters are generally writing sales material, not content.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Coutts
      If I were you, I wouldn't start off buying a $500 article, unless you know exactly what to do to make it profitable for you, as Alexa said.

      Why not lower your sights a bit and buy a good article for $100, or $50, or even $30? You'll find more writers who can deliver quality articles at that price, and if you fail to make your money back and profit from the purchase, it won't be such a big loss.

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