would you pay 20$ to write as much as you want for a week on a highly targeted blog

by IMDESTROYER Banned
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- your articles would be promoted on the front page
- you can connect your ad sense to all of the articles
- you can even do product reviews
- However you don't own any of the banner advertising on the page just the article, what its promoting and the ad-sense in it.

- The blog gets 3K visitors a week
#20$ #blog #highly #pay #targeted #week #write
  • Profile picture of the author Tijs
    Not sure if it's worth your while to do so. There are blogs that are actually offering money to write for them. This is because they have high quality articles and are able to convert their visitors into sales.

    A blog that is asking money to be written on, is trying to earn money by the content that ends up on their blogs.

    Sounds like the other way around...

    Interested to hear other opinions on this :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Timothy Reuscher
    If you're going to do this, I wouldn't do it longer than a month. Front page exposure isn't bad. If you are getting decent results, then why not I guess.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by IMDESTROYER View Post

    - The blog gets 3K visitors a week
    I'd perhaps want to know that they're targeted traffic of exactly the kind that I'm trying to attract to my site, and to have a very good look at the site first, and its other authors, to check that it doesn't look too spammy/commercial. But in principle I'd consider it, yes. For $20 I'd need to make only one sale of anything from it, to be in profit, after all. I don't normally pay people to publish my content in front of their targeted traffic, but I'm certainly not intrinsically opposed to it. There's not much potential downside, really, from my perspective.

    (The mention of the possibility of "product reviews" on the site's front page does instinctively put me off a little bit, I admit - because that's not quite the sort of traffic I really want to attract).
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    • Profile picture of the author chg
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

      I'd perhaps want to know that they're targeted traffic of exactly the kind that I'm trying to attract to my site, and to have a very good look at the site first, and its other authors, to check that it doesn't look too spammy/commercial. But in principle I'd consider it, yes. For $20 I'd need to make only one sale of anything from it, to be in profit, after all. I don't normally pay people to publish my content in front of their targeted traffic, but I'm certainly not intrinsically opposed to it. There's not much potential downside, really, from my perspective.

      (The mention of the possibility of "product reviews" on the site's front page does instinctively put me off a little bit, I admit - because that's not quite the sort of traffic I really want to attract).
      This is the mentality that makes money If you're likely to gain a profit from it (including the investment of time), then it's always going to be worth taking a look at.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    This is a great idea. It sounds max. Please do pm me. I wonder if in the future this will become more common. Most people try to create a wall that separates their blog from guest posts, but you are looking at something that is totally rad and new.
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Sorry but it's targeted for what exactly?

      Highly targeted means it's just that, so from the point of view of people not in the make money on-line niche, can I assume it's not even remotely targeted?

      I'm not being rude, I just wonder sometimes if people understand what highly targeted really is. As an example, email marketing and facebook advertising are both in the IM niche but if your blog is highly targeted for facebook advertising, then it's not, in my book, highly targeted for email marketing, let alone basket weaving or underwater gardening.

      I'm just saying and I think you'd get better takers if we new what it was highly targeted towards.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        I'm just saying and I think you'd get better takers if we new what it was highly targeted towards.
        My guess is that it's targeted towards affiliate marketers looking for cheap backlinks, and that most of the "traffic" is people checking their links...
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        • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
          I'm afraid I wouldn't for several reasons that have been mentioned already. Highly targeted traffic for you may not be highly targeted traffic for me.

          But the clincher for me is that since my business is being hired by others to write for them, paying to write for someone else just seems, oh I don't know... counterproductive.

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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
          Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

          My guess is that it's targeted towards affiliate marketers looking for cheap backlinks, and that most of the "traffic" is people checking their links...
          I must admit, if I put content on the front page of a highly targeted blog, with 3000 weekly visitors, I'd want them going to my site. On that basis, I'm not sure why putting Adsense on there is a selling point.

          you can connect your ad sense to all of the articles
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          • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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            Originally Posted by JohnMcCabe View Post

            My guess is that it's targeted towards affiliate marketers looking for cheap backlinks, and that most of the "traffic" is people checking their links...
            Good point. Well, if that's so, it's no use at all to an article marketer ...

            Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

            I must admit, if I put content on the front page of a highly targeted blog, with 3000 weekly visitors, I'd want them going to my site. On that basis, I'm not sure why putting Adsense on there is a selling point.
            Nooooo, certainly. AdSense would be a disadvantage, not an advantage.
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            • Profile picture of the author IMDESTROYER
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              Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

              Good point. Well, if that's so, it's no use at all to an article marketer ...



              Nooooo, certainly. AdSense would be a disadvantage, not an advantage.
              The whole point is to give you a source of revenue. Its an offer, you dont have to put it on their. People (not directed to you Beautiful Alexa) please pay attention to what the post states. The difference between a smart person and a dumb person is that they ask questions, not assume anything. Please pay attention to detail....
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  • I would consider it, depending on the source of your traffic and things like that.

    Michael
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  • Profile picture of the author bertosio
    I would say test it for a month. Track the reults and see if its worth your time and money!

    Simples
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesbrands
    Yeh I would if everything added up. It's only $20, try it out for a week, see what it brings!
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  • Profile picture of the author AZMD
    Probably not.
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  • Profile picture of the author DTGeorge
    Originally Posted by IMDESTROYER View Post

    - your articles would be promoted on the front page
    - you can connect your ad sense to all of the articles
    - you can even do product reviews
    - However you don't own any of the banner advertising on the page just the article, what its promoting and the ad-sense in it.

    - The blog gets 3K visitors a week
    Just a little tip:

    Using adsense as your major revenue source, especially if you are a small blog, simply will not be profitable.

    Even with an investment of $20, it would probably take several weeks before you'd get enough adsense revenue to cover that. And as a long term strategy, it simply isn't very sensible
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  • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
    You should consider signing up to sponsored reviews and submitting your blog so you can offers for your blog for paid posts
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  • Profile picture of the author IMDESTROYER
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    The OFFER of putting adsens on the article is for the sake of revenue. You put whatever you like on the article. I own everything outside of the article, you own anything inside of the article. Whatever makes you money or whatever you can place inside of your content.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by IMDESTROYER View Post

      The OFFER of putting adsens on the article is for the sake of revenue. You put whatever you like on the article. I own everything outside of the article, you own anything inside of the article. Whatever makes you money or whatever you can place inside of your content.
      Here's a question for you then...

      If your offer says whoever gives you $20 can put whatever they want on your site for a week, as long as you own the container, how on earth can you possibly say anyone would be posting on a "highly targeted blog"???:confused:
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    • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
      Originally Posted by IMDESTROYER View Post

      The OFFER of putting adsens on the article is for the sake of revenue. You put whatever you like on the article. I own everything outside of the article, you own anything inside of the article. Whatever makes you money or whatever you can place inside of your content.
      Cool. Thanks.

      Anyway, back to the original question that keeps getting asked but never answered.

      It is highly targeted to WHAT niche or market?

      Answer that and you may get some takers, all those saying "Oooh yes, that's just so rad and amazing", don't know what highly targeted even means as they're saying yes and you're yet to tell us what the blog is actually highly targeted towards.

      Come on fella, it's a simple question and fits in beautifully with your statement...

      Originally Posted by IMDESTROYER View Post

      The difference between a smart person and a dumb person is that they ask questions, not assume anything. Please pay attention to detail....
      This is the second time I've asked, which is probably why people are making assumptions.
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      • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
        Originally Posted by SerpPower View Post

        Actually i can write articles for your blog for $20
        I'll offer the same deal without the banners and this price...

        $15.

        Stand back ladies and gentlemen, this could be the fastest $15 I've made.
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      • Profile picture of the author IMDESTROYER
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        Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

        Cool. Thanks.

        Anyway, back to the original question that keeps getting asked but never answered.

        It is highly targeted to WHAT niche or market?

        Answer that and you may get some takers, all those saying "Oooh yes, that's just so rad and amazing", don't know what highly targeted even means as they're saying yes and you're yet to tell us what the blog is actually highly targeted towards.

        Come on fella, it's a simple question and fits in beautifully with your statement...



        This is the second time I've asked, which is probably why people are making assumptions.

        All i have been seeing (scanning) is dumbness.

        Market: Make money online
        Demographic: 30+
        Instruction: Simple
        Market Penetration: No Blogs specifically tailored to this branch of IM. Literally it is very surprising.


        PS
        I am not offering anyone here to write on this blog. I'm just asking if you would do it for 20$. The only people i am going to get to write on the blog are the people in this demographic that are trying to make a profit online by writing. My blog caters to that desire and for that specific demographic. This demographic knows nothing and their chances of succeeding against people like you is very small. They need their hands to be held because they are old. These are the people who don't update their browsers hahahha but are trying to make a profit online, so i will engineer them into understanding the market in a very preschool way.

        I was jut curious if people would actually consider writing for a blog for an entire week for 20$. You guys were my experiment to this question.
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        • Profile picture of the author Richard Van
          Originally Posted by IMDESTROYER View Post

          All i have been seeing (scanning) is dumbness.
          I hope you don't mean me, I was just asking a question.

          Market: Make money online
          Thank you.

          I'm sure now they know, some will be very happy to write there if you decide to go this route.

          That really is all I wanted to know. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    In my opinion, and keeping in mind we do lots of this stuff...its not about quantity, while many others use to say quantity matters, not with google anymore.

    SO if its providing QUALITY STUFF, then go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author SerpPower
    Actually i can write articles for your blog for $20
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  • Profile picture of the author IMDESTROYER
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    with all do respect to everyone and those who cant answer questions directly. I mean no offense to any of you. You are all great people.
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  • Profile picture of the author eshoppingez
    I'd first check if they are telling the truth about their traffic and if it really is targeted to my niche. They can show a screenshot of their site getting 3000 views per week, but what if those views are from one of those traffic bots?

    Just do your due diligence and verify to make sure that they are giving you the right information.

    Also, I'd prefer not to use Adsense on those articles. I'd either link them to my money site (when I've confirmed that the site is a high quality site) or to a landing page which pre-sells on an affiliate product.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Richard Van View Post

      I hope you don't mean me, I was just asking a question.



      Thank you.

      I'm sure now they know, some will be very happy to write there if you decide to go this route.

      That really is all I wanted to know. Thanks.
      My sentiments, exactly...
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  • Profile picture of the author TheFury
    Originally Posted by IMDESTROYER View Post

    - your articles would be promoted on the front page
    - you can connect your ad sense to all of the articles
    - you can even do product reviews
    - However you don't own any of the banner advertising on the page just the article, what its promoting and the ad-sense in it.

    - The blog gets 3K visitors a week
    3k/week is low traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author pdxkurt
    Totally depends on the quality of the blog, the backlink profile, and PR rank.
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    Can you publish your existing work? That way you don't invest much time and are really just paying for exposure.

    If one article gets you some results, copy and paste away for the week.
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    • Profile picture of the author Viktor Vedmak
      I would not.

      I professionally freelance as ghostwriter, but even on my Fiverr gig I get $15 per 500 words. For me to pay $20 to write on somebody elses blog makes no sense at all. If I want to write on a blog, I can write on my own blog.

      And I find any claims of "highly targeted" usually hard to believe. About a decade ago I purchased domain that had just over 10k visitors a month. It was advertised as "highly targeted", I intended to blog about video games, it turns out target audience for that domain were interested in archery hunting. It was a mess, and I learned quite a bit since, but those words "highly targeted" still make me cringe when person avoids explaining what exactly is the target these people are aiming at.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by IMDESTROYER View Post

    - your articles would be promoted on the front page
    - you can connect your ad sense to all of the articles
    - you can even do product reviews
    - However you don't own any of the banner advertising on the page just the article, what its promoting and the ad-sense in it.

    - The blog gets 3K visitors a week
    Hell yeah. Sounds like a good $20 spent on a well targeted blog. I would definitely try it.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Viktor Vedmak View Post

      And I find any claims of "highly targeted" usually hard to believe. About a decade ago I purchased domain that had just over 10k visitors a month. It was advertised as "highly targeted", I intended to blog about video games, it turns out target audience for that domain were interested in archery hunting. It was a mess, and I learned quite a bit since, but those words "highly targeted" still make me cringe when person avoids explaining what exactly is the target these people are aiming at.
      Archery hunting? "Highly targeted"?

      I'm not making fun of your bad experience, but this just cracked me up...
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  • Profile picture of the author mrgoe
    Originally Posted by IMDESTROYER View Post

    - your articles would be promoted on the front page
    - you can connect your ad sense to all of the articles
    - you can even do product reviews
    - However you don't own any of the banner advertising on the page just the article, what its promoting and the ad-sense in it.

    - The blog gets 3K visitors a week
    depends on the blog. 3k visitors per week aren`t all that many. it the blog has a good pr, good link juice to pass.. well .. maybe then I would.. but just for traffic I wouldn`t.. very few of those 3k would click the link within the article..
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  • Profile picture of the author ronrule
    If you want quality content, you should be paying the writers, not the other way around. Otherwise it's just going to turn into an ad-fest...
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  • Profile picture of the author Cason
    Yeah sounds like a cool idea. Internal competition could be an issue though (pushing each others articles away from the front page lol)
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Cason View Post

      Yeah sounds like a cool idea. Internal competition could be an issue though (pushing each others articles away from the front page lol)
      That's half of what killed the Free For All (FFA) links pages that were very popular when the web was dewy fresh. In the beginning, you could post a link and it would stay on the front page for days. As the idea got more popular, that became hours, then minutes as more and more people used automated spamware. In the end, links would scroll off the first page in mere seconds.

      The other thing that killed FFA pages was a trend toward the people running them adding terminology to their TOS that in effect gave permission to mailbomb them with offers. Can't call it spam, because permission was granted, even if it was by burying it in the legal mumbo jumbo no one (besides me, maybe)ever reads.
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  • Profile picture of the author seobro
    Funny, I was expecting a pm. However, I did not get any. OK so my $20 is ready and I am sure you can use it right away. Basically, the biggest benefit is having more exposure. That is why people pay for promoted tweets which by the way, is a great method to make some money.
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  • Profile picture of the author RickCopy
    3k a week really isn't that much at all if we're solely talking about a content <> adsense type of model....and yes your site might get 3k visits a week but the particular page my article will be posted on isnt going to get anywhere near that kind of traffic. Keep in mind...there's a big difference between an adsense site getting 3k visitors a week and an affiliate site getting 3k a week.

    In all honesty, your target market for this offer is someone just like me....I run an authority site monetized with adsense... I wouldn't pay for this arrangement without a lot more verifiable traffic and id want to know where the traffic is coming from.

    If you had 3k TARGETED visitors a DAY to your homepage and put a link to an article on my site on that page, and guaranteed my link would stay up for 7 days, then yeah...i'd try it out to see what the return would be.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ghoster
    I wouldn't, personally, because I can guest blog. For those who can get an "in," it can be very lucrative.
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