Should I Buy Articles In Mass?

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Hey guys, i have just started a new clickbank site, and cant be bothered writing more articles. I wanted to buy 10, to get the site up and running and looking a little bit meatier.

Is it worth it? I mean, as long as it starts to bring in some Google traffic i will b happy, but dont really want to risk $50 on articles when i could spend that on two videos, which i know convert.

BTW, my main source of income when it comes to clickbank is from youtube, but if i ever wanted some emergency cash, i would sell the site which would come with with the youtube channel on Flippa, as you cant sell a channel individually, but it would be nice if the site brought in extra revenue as well.

Does anyone have any advise with buying articles for traffic? Has it been worth it?
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  • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
    I always suggest -- even people who are thinking of hiring me -- to buy a few articles first (instead of big batch like you're talking about) to see if you and the writer "mesh" like you're supposed to. That way, you don't have to risk wasting a bunch of money if that writer turns out not to be right for you.

    The thing that concerns me about your post is that you think $50 will get you 10 articles. A *good* writer will need time to research and write. Then, they've got to proofread everything and send the finished product to you. Let's say for the sake of argument it takes them an hour to do all of that (and, quite honestly, it will take most writers longer than that). That means they're making $5 an hour. They could make more than that flipping burgers at McDonald's.

    At that price, the focus is on churning out as many articles as possible, as fast as the writer can. Think of all the things that can go wrong in that scenario! You're much better off paying more so that the focus is on giving you something that's great, that you'd be proud to put your name on and use to promote your site.

    Of course, this is just my $0.02. I'm sure tons of people will come along and tell you that $5 is more than enough to spend on an article
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  • Profile picture of the author greg80221
    With articles you definitly get what you pay for. If you want cheap mass articles you will have to preview them and correct grammar. I pay for articles all the time. I use services like iwriter and vwriter to get alot of cheap articles. I proof read and correct them as needed which is why I pay so little I want some of my voice in them and it seems to work out. I have some time for writing but not a lot so it works for me. If I am wanting a quality article that I can basically put up without looking at it I pay much much more than a few dollars each. For tier 1 sites and my money sites I will pay up to 10.00 each but I still proof read them because I am a stickler for certain things.
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  • Profile picture of the author ServicesForIM
    You are asking a very hard question. If money is tight maybe order a smaller amount. Even don't you don't want to maybe you could write a few articles yourself to get an idea if the vision of your business has merit.

    Good Luck.

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    • Profile picture of the author jwmann2
      Write the articles on your own. Even if it is one per day, over time the number of articles will add up. Add original content that readers find useful and if you buy an article, how do you know that others aren't paying money for those same articles? There are no shortcuts in this game. Anything worthwhile is going to take some time. Buying articles is only taking shortcuts. Best of luck to you.
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  • Profile picture of the author OnlineAddict
    If you do SEO, you will need fresh articles on a regular basis, so then yes, buy them in tens or even hundreds, so you have updates for weeks or months to come. But if you just promote some product and need a few, you can write them on your own(you can do that for SEO, too, but if you manage more websites, it would take too much time).
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  • Profile picture of the author Forteam04
    yes you can .

    but the thing is you should look upon article's quality with keywords.
    you can have amazing article writers from this forum as well as some freelancing site too.

    hope to see better result from this efforts.
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  • Profile picture of the author DTGeorge
    Here's the thing:

    Posting great content won't magically bring traffic.

    If you're lucky you might get a few hits simply from posting articles - but build it and they will come does NOT work.

    You need to work on marketing your site, ensure that you have a steady stream of visitors for the content that you already have, THEN you should worry about producing more content.
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    • Profile picture of the author JRJWrites
      Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

      Hey guys, i have just started a new clickbank site, and cant be bothered writing more articles.
      Why can't you be bothered? Sounds like you're in a tough spot money-wise, so you really should think about writing a few yourself (one 800-1000 word article per day is enough to get going).

      Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

      I wanted to buy 10, to get the site up and running and looking a little bit meatier. Is it worth it?
      That depends on your niche, the quality of the writing, the optimization levels of the site, whether or not the article targets long tail keywords...

      Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

      I mean, as long as it starts to bring in some Google traffic i will b happy
      Laying all your eggs in the Google basket? I've heard that doesn't always go well...

      Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

      but dont really want to risk $50 on articles
      $50? For 10 articles?

      Here's the truth - you'll get trash on that kind of budget. Believe it or not, the article writing "firms" that offer $5/500 words or $5/1000 words outsource it to cheap 3rd world countries, where the writers don't know a thing about English.

      Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

      when i could spend that on two videos
      What strategy are you gonna use? Content (text) marketing or video marketing? Focus on the one that makes sense for your niche.

      Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

      which i know convert.
      Just wondering - how do you know that?

      Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

      BTW, my main source of income when it comes to clickbank is from youtube
      Then why not just concentrate on that? Are you really ready to take up a new project?

      Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

      but if i ever wanted some emergency cash, i would sell the site which would come with with the youtube channel on Flippa
      How do you know it would sell?

      Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

      as you cant sell a channel individually
      True. They should have a site for that.

      Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

      but it would be nice if the site brought in extra revenue as well.
      Here's the thing - if you want to earn money from it, be willing to either put in the HARD work (writing articles, content marketing, etc.) or put in the money (outsourcing everything, buying traffic etc.)

      Which one are you gonna do?

      Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

      Does anyone have any advise with buying articles for traffic? Has it been worth it?
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      Originally Posted by jwmann2 View Post

      Write the articles on your own. Even if it is one per day, over time the number of articles will add up.
      Great advice.

      Originally Posted by DTGeorge View Post

      Here's the thing:

      Posting great content won't magically bring traffic.
      Very, VERY true.
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      • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
        Originally Posted by JRJWrites View Post

        Why can't you be bothered? Sounds like you're in a tough spot money-wise, so you really should think about writing a few yourself (one 800-1000 word article per day is enough to get going).

        Lol im not in a tough spot for money? Where on earth did you pluck that idea from?

        Laying all your eggs in the Google basket? I've heard that doesn't always go well...

        Already stated that most of my money comes from youtube...

        $50? For 10 articles?

        Here's the truth - you'll get trash on that kind of budget. Believe it or not, the article writing "firms" that offer $5/500 words or $5/1000 words outsource it to cheap 3rd world countries, where the writers don't know a thing about English.

        Arent you from india? (A third world country ) Does that mean that your service is trash, and that you dont know a thing about english?


        What strategy are you gonna use? Content (text) marketing or video marketing? Focus on the one that makes sense for your niche.

        I already said both. Didnt you just say (in this very post) not to put all my eggs in one basket?

        Hmm. Ten characters
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    You're missing a key part of the equation. Great content is key. Of course. However, you need to build RELATIONSHIPS with that content as well. It is the relationships that will get your content in front of the right eyeballs. Do it right and you'll build a solid COMMUNITY around your value proposition. Once you reach these latter two stages, your chances of making money are quite good.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaJane
    I always tell people inquiring from me to start with a very small order first. I know for a fact that each writer have their own writing style, which goes the same when it comes to people's preference when it comes to the flow of their content. You'll have to find you're 'right match'..so I would suggest that you test several writers first, before you make a large order. Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

    Hey guys, i have just started a new clickbank site, and cant be bothered writing more articles. I wanted to buy 10, to get the site up and running and looking a little bit meatier.

    Is it worth it? I mean, as long as it starts to bring in some Google traffic i will b happy, but dont really want to risk $50 on articles when i could spend that on two videos, which i know convert.

    BTW, my main source of income when it comes to clickbank is from youtube, but if i ever wanted some emergency cash, i would sell the site which would come with with the youtube channel on Flippa, as you cant sell a channel individually, but it would be nice if the site brought in extra revenue as well.

    Does anyone have any advise with buying articles for traffic? Has it been worth it?


    Honestly... none of what you are asking is making any sense. Do you want to make money or not? Is this just a site because you can? just incase you need "emergency cash"? You could spend $50 for videos that convert, or you could spend $50 for ten articles that give an impression of "Meatier". Which $50 is better spent? <--did I just ask that? Did you have to ask that?

    Who else throws up sites for "Emergency cash"?
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    • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
      Originally Posted by savidge4 View Post


      Honestly... none of what you are asking is making any sense. Do you want to make money or not? Is this just a site because you can? just incase you need "emergency cash"? You could spend $50 for videos that convert, or you could spend $50 for ten articles that give an impression of "Meatier". Which $50 is better spent? <--did I just ask that? Did you have to ask that?

      Who else throws up sites for "Emergency cash"?
      Read the thread. I cant sell a youtube channel, which is why i need a site to sell ALONG with the channel.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    1.) Find a reputable article writing service.
    2.) Start by buying low amount before scaling
    3.) Make sure content is unique and original.
    4.) If you are hppy with the articles you purchased buy more
    5.) Rinse and Repeat
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  • Profile picture of the author jessiewriter
    If you decide to buy articles in bulk, I highly recommend a firm I've worked with in the past, owned by a trusted colleague I've known for many years: Yuwanda Black's NewMediaWords.biz.
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    usually, I use odesk to search writer for my blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    It strikes me that this is yet another thread from someone who is lazy, doesn't want to do the hard work OR spend a decent amount of money to get good quality work done for them. We seem to be seeing these threads every day.

    If you don't want to spend money or time, go find a regular J.O.B and then you can make regular income without the worry of what to do.
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    • Profile picture of the author seonutshell
      Originally Posted by laurencewins View Post

      It strikes me that this is yet another thread from someone who is lazy, doesn't want to do the hard work OR spend a decent amount of money to get good quality work done for them. We seem to be seeing these threads every day.

      If you don't want to spend money or time, go find a regular J.O.B and then you can make regular income without the worry of what to do.
      El Oh El.

      Lazy? No.Also, i have a real job, so i dont need to "worry about what to do"

      The question isnt about the quality of the articles i want to buy, but whether it would be worth buying articles to build a site quickly.
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      • Profile picture of the author NicoleBeckett
        Originally Posted by seonutshell View Post

        The question isnt about the quality of the articles i want to buy, but whether it would be worth buying articles to build a site quickly.
        If you don't want to write them yourself, then by all means, go out and pay someone to write them for you.

        The talk of quality came from myself and other posters who don't want to see you waste your money :p If you can find a *great* writer, then it's definitely worth it to buy a bunch of articles. After all, you'll be able to build your site much faster that way than if you were trying to squeeze writing in with all of your other daily tasks.

        But if you're going to settle for any ol' writer who can churn something out at $5 a pop, you're going to be very disappointed. If that's your plan, it's definitely not worth your time/money.
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  • Profile picture of the author i58biz
    There is a place for purchased articles but you need to be very careful in using them.

    You can buy articles as PLR where untold copies of the exact same article have been sold to many others out there OR get a ghost writer to create the articles for you.

    I have been down both paths and can state the following.

    There are 3 main issues as I see it:

    - the quality of the article (- you get what you pay for)

    - how closely relevant they may be to your websites purpose (- how well they understand your needs)

    - the risk of it being seen as duplicate content (- risk of poor website ranking)

    The above issues will mean that each article that you plan to use will need to be checked and maybe edited to some extent.

    The time you spend in checking and editing may mean that you could be better off writing it yourself to begin with.

    If you don't you may end up harming your websites ranking, etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author AzizA1
    By their very natural a mass bundle of ready made articles tend to be poor quality & have grammar mistakes.

    Your articles need to be impeccable. Another thing you need to be careful about, is duplicate content. I doubt you'll be the only person buying this pack of articles, so how many other folk will be using the same pack?!

    My advice is, if you don't have time to write articles, then outsource the task. You can do this quite cheaply. I use Fiverr & Iwriter, but you can use just Fiverr if you're starting out. Just make sure you choose a writer who has a high rating.

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  • Profile picture of the author lucidzfl
    With the relative dearth of videos out there for everything, why do videos automatically convert whereas articles do not? As a consumer, nothing is more frustrating than a 4 minute youtube video covering 3 steps which takes 15 seconds to read.

    EDIT: From reading another thread, is it just that its simply easier to drive targeted traffic with a video that matches a keyword result?
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    • In my experience of running a content writing/video production company for 8+ years, more people seem to buy the articles and videos in bulk from us. If I were to purchase articles, I'd purchase them in bulk.

      Reason? For example, with my company 1 article of 500 words is $7.50. However, when someone purchases 100 articles, the price per article comes to: $4.50 per article. As for not wanting to spend $50 on articles when you could purchase videos, my company also likes giving away free videos when someone purchases articles. Mind you, it's not just us doing this, most companies give bulk discounts when purchasing something.
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      • Profile picture of the author JohnTheJock
        NEVER buy articles in bulk, you have to test the water first.

        Order ONE article on a service like iWriter.

        If the quality is good, order another ONE from the same author.

        This time, use the comments section to share your plans with that author.

        For example, tell them :

        "I plan on having another 10 or 20 articles of similar structure and quality."

        Give a tip for your second article and tell the author there will be a tip for ALL future articles.

        This way you get good service and quality by building a relationship with the author
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