Something I learned in Internet Marketing

by GGpaul
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I've been doing internet marketing for a year now, and just recently something just clicked.

As mentioned again and again, this is a business so treat it like a BUSINESS. No easy route to success, etc. etc. For quite some time I would order articles through fiverr/iwriter and what not. It finally hit me that instead of hiring these people, why not just write my own content? I'm a college graduate, so why waste my degree? And even if I wasn't a college graduate, I should still know how to write. Writing takes practice, and honestly it's all due to laziness when people make excuses that they can't write!

Anyways - So I've been requesting articles on a particular niche. After reading these submitted articles, I decided that I've had enough. These articles are plain out terrible! It's like once in a blue moon that I'd get a good article. And that alone I'd have to wait for days for a good one.

I've taken my business to another level. Research, and NOT KEYWORD research. But research your niche, learn MORE about that niche, and have a PASSION for that niche/topic whatever it is you want to write about.

I decided to start writing my own articles. And after reading it, and sharing it with others to get their opinion; I realized that I'm better off doing it on my own!

I feel as if my content is more unique and "genuine" if even, just the fact that I wrote it. Anyways that's my two cents. Have a great day everyone!
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  • Profile picture of the author dburk
    Hi GGpaul,

    I am afraid you may have learned the wrong lesson. Well, half wrong anyway.

    You were not wrong about rejecting poorly written articles. And, you were not wrong about emphasizing "research" and "passion" as key ingredients for well written articles. However you may have drawn the wrong conclusion from your lessons.

    The bottom line is that you tend to get what you pay for. Trying to purchase the cheapest articles, not allowing for research or training writers as experts in your niche, those were mistakes you made.

    The lesson you should have learned is that you now know what it takes to produce great content. If you want to transfer that lesson in to what you call a "business", so that you can "treat it like a BUSINESS", then you need to be able to replicate it and scale it into a size that can be truly competitive with other businesses. Falling back to a "doing it on my own" mindset will limit this to merely a profession, not a business that is treated like a real business, that competes with other real businesses.
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    • Profile picture of the author GGpaul
      Originally Posted by dburk View Post

      Hi GGpaul,

      I am afraid you may have learned the wrong lesson. Well, half wrong anyway.

      You were not wrong about rejecting poorly written articles. And, you were not wrong about emphasizing "research" and "passion" as key ingredients for well written articles. However you may have drawn the wrong conclusion from your lessons.

      The bottom line is that you tend to get what you pay for. Trying to purchase the cheapest articles, not allowing for research or training writers as experts in your niche, those were mistakes you made.

      The lesson you should have learned is that you now know what it takes to produce great content. If you want to transfer that lesson in to what you call a "business", so that you can "treat it like a BUSINESS", then you need to be able to replicate it and scale it into a size that can be truly competitive with other businesses. Falling back to a "doing it on my own" mindset will limit this to merely a profession, not a business that is treated like a real business, that competes with other real businesses.
      Actually I'd like to add that if you start this business without barely any money, (and there are tons who don't) then I'd for sure write my own articles. I get what you're saying. If I want to scale up, I'd probably wouldn't have the time to write the articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    I always write for my own. Because, when you hire someone, he will not work for your business as much as you can give effort for your one. What he does, is to complete his tasks anyway to get the payment. To me, it seems better to write one personally than 10 from paid writers.
    When I write for myself. I have to care for every word used and every sentence there. One paid writer will never do that.
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  • Profile picture of the author prismkuet
    I always write for my own. Because, when you hire someone, he will not work for your business as much as you can give effort for your one. What he does, is to complete his tasks anyway to get the payment. To me, it seems better to write one personally than 10 from paid writers.
    When I write for myself. I have to care for every word used and every sentence there. One paid writer will never do that.
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  • Profile picture of the author RedClickSeo
    Hiring writers to write "articles" is a dumb approach in my eyes.

    Hiring people to write "columns" is much smarter. Hire one person to add their personality and flair around all of your articles. Brand your website and yourself and make it different from every other site with just ".60$ per 100 word articles".

    -Red
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    I'm writing articles to pay my way through college!! Help me out, and get an extremely high quality article from a college student majoring in English and Communications for dirt cheap!! -http://fiverr.com/mared151/write-a-4...y-high-quality
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  • Profile picture of the author jaginep
    I agree with dburk. In business you should always looking how to get out of "doing the mundane" task so that you can scale up your business. If you do not have a lot of money at the moment then it is fine doing it all by yourself. But once you do get a little money, you can start outsourcing.

    If you cannot pay for native US writers, start outsourcing using sites like oDesk or Freelancer to foreign writers from the Philippines. You will have to proofread the articles, but you can get well researched & written articles for a low price.
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    • Profile picture of the author jaginep
      Originally Posted by satish4321 View Post

      We can do our work properly by not hiring people to write articles. we should leave our laziness and just make a blue print and do what is required.
      So Donald Trump is lazy because he is not hammering nails in his construction projects? Oh ok. :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author RayW
    I agree that for someone just starting out that hasn't made any money yet, they should be doing the grunt work by themselves. Outsourcing is something you do once you've grown your business and have started earning, you don't do it right from the start...
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