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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 2nd March 2018, 04:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 86
Posted By agmccall
Re: Filtering pages on Facebook

Scrapebox has quite a large youtube channel, you might want to start there.

also, you would probably be better served contacting their support

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Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th August 2016, 07:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,858
Posted By AnniePot
Re: Wanna hire a cheap article writer? Here's what you get.

It will be interesting to hear your experience when you try raising your prices. At the moment you may be attracting a boatload of bottom feeding clients who are very happy to pay a pittance for your...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2016, 05:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,858
Posted By Steve Faber
Re: Wanna hire a cheap article writer? Here's what you get.

It's not rocket science, it's math. Yeah, so maybe you were told there would be no math, but I digress. In native English speaking, first world countries, a professional writer must be able to put a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 16th August 2016, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By Kay King
Re: This ONE WORD is the reason why you will always remain an underpaid Freelancer.

I think you are working hard to make your theory of "but" plausible.

If I charge higher fees than other freelancers - and people pay those fees...where is a problem with that? That's not "fear"...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2016, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By writeaway
Re: This ONE WORD is the reason why you will always remain an underpaid Freelancer.

Great post

Stick to a price.

Do one hell of a job and you will never lack for customers.

Why?

Most of your competitors are hot/cold - they aren't consistent.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2016, 03:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By ryanbiddulph
Re: This ONE WORD is the reason why you will always remain an underpaid Freelancer.

Hi Junaid,

I like this a lot.

Being clear on why you're freelancing helps you release on urges to lower pricing. Or, to attach heavily to high or low pricing, and to focus instead of serving,...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2016, 12:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 471
Posted By Junaid khawaja
This ONE WORD is the reason why you will always remain an underpaid Freelancer.

Warning: This thread can be detrimental for those who are just starting out their freelance career and are struggling to gain some initial reviews and repute. (This is not sarcasm).

I am...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th November 2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By laurencewins
Re: The Ugly and Often Hilarious Reality of Content Writing

OK. I will share a story with you all.
I have been writing for six years. When I first started I didn't really know what I was doing, except that I knew how to write (or thought I knew).
OK - DAY...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th November 2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By Elvis Michael
Re: The Ugly and Often Hilarious Reality of Content Writing

Very impressive and inspirational, John.
In my honest opinion, more people would have the same success if they purchased your old guide on being a well-paid content writer. Correction: If they took...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th November 2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By ashloren
Re: The Ugly and Often Hilarious Reality of Content Writing

John, you're lucky that you got such an opportunity! I was fortunate enough to get MUCH better writing gigs down the road for a topic that I had lots of firsthand knowledge of and which is DIFFICULT...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th November 2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By jazbo
Re: The Ugly and Often Hilarious Reality of Content Writing

Yep, been there, sort of, in the beginning. 50 x 500 word articles on using Twitter. All had to be from a different angle. by the end I didn't care if I lived or died...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th October 2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,467
Posted By 24INVEST
Re: How To Rank You Tube Videos

Type in on google: "10Ksimpleformula video traffic formula"

Select the first result
That guy will tell you all about it and it's very good info
Forum: Offline Marketing 12th March 2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 35,586
Posted By shadow92
My 3 month cold calling test results - Inexperienced caller, ridiculous script, results

This section gets pretty boring at times. I think a lot of it is because many like to kick back and talk about imaginary sales techniques with imaginary customers. I personally love case studies and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st January 2015, 11:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,118
Posted By myob
Re: How do you scale up article marketing?

It appears you don't really understand my answer, the more detailed explanation given by Alexa, nor my apparently too subtle (and ongoing) little jab against precisely this type of mindless...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st January 2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,118
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: How do you scale up article marketing?

I confess that's (slightly) more than I've ever managed, myself. And I have multiple different niches. 2-3 articles per month (per niche) is plenty for me.

It's not about how many articles you...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By marketingva
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

John,

I would have fired him when he asked me to write fake reviews of his product on Amazon.com which is clearly against their TOS... and can get your Amazon account terminated.

I fire clients...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By thunderbird
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

I just read the headline. I'm sure you're familiar with the attitude filmmakers often display towards screenwriters? It is almost expected of them.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By Claude Whitacre
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

I've said that a few times to clients.

To the OP, you need to set better ground rules. Don't be a jerk about it, but you have a skill they don't have. Do you tell the doctor what tests he is going...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By MissTerraK
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

Aw, I'm sorry you had to go through that abuse, John.

Some people are just downright ludicrous!

Like you, I've been fortunate to have really good clients, however, I had a one that was just,...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By laurencewins
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

I am also a writer, John. I have experienced a few similar instances but not many, thank goodness.
Recently I picked up a new "regular client" who is a lawyer.
I quoted for several jobs and had no...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By Dennis Gaskill
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

John, trust me on this . . . it's not just writers that this person treats poorly. It's nearly everyone in his life at some point, some more often than others.

People like this tend to have low...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By garyv
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

The best thing to do is to not take it personally - just cut them off and move on immediately. You can't make everyone happy, so the most prudent thing to do is to recognize it quickly. You'll save...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By seasoned
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

Well, a LOT of foreigners tend to learn vulgar slang FIRST. HECK! I speak some danish and my danish aunt got me a GOOD danish dictionary(Like a dane would use, it is danish all throughout). I went...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By IvoryPulse
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

Sometimes we just need to recognize a real personality conflict. It happens to all of us. Sometimes you’re just going to run into an oil-and-water scenario where you can’t find a way to work with a...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By Frank Donovan
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

John, I'm glad you've been able to let off some steam. :D

It's a constant puzzle to me why good writers continue to rely on clients - effectively locking themselves into "job mode" - rather than...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By WeavingThoughts
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

You need to learn to fire clients. There is no other way. Just write:

"Your fired"
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By salegurus
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

It's not just online or only writers etc.
Try dealing with Nissan, Disney, Halliburton etc. When you have a contract with them they "own you", but then again your'e talking 6 or 7 figure contracts...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

Yes; I see how distressing things like that can be. It would be for me, also (and I'm not as tactful or easy-going as you are). And I agree that in the long run you're better off without him, of...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By Steve B
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

"Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?"


John,

It's not a personal thing. When you agree to do work for someone else you're often in a position of being told what...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By BizQ
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

I'm sorry that happened to you. Many people feel the need to feel superior to others, it is where their self worth comes from. This narcissistic culture that has developed certainly has not helped. ...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By ShoppingSignals
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

Hi John,

Sorry to hear about this a-hole client of yours. You're definitely better off without him. I'm not a paid writer, but I have done lots of client work over the years, so I can relate. I...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 7th July 2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 950
Posted By ecoverartist
Re: Why do some clients think the writers they hire are beneath them?

Apparently, he's desperate, jealous, temperamental or a combination. Your time is better spent with the excellent clients you've collected over the years :)
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 29th March 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 990
Posted By teresarothaar
Re: Content Writer wanted

I agree. People who ask for free "test" articles are shysters who are fishing for free content, period. There is absolutely no need to demand that a brandy-new article be written from scratch;...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,712
Posted By William Martin
Re: Are There Many Clients Who Pay $50/Article?

To answer the question directly, yes, there are clients who pay $50 (and more) per article.

I know because I have. However, I will generally only do this where the assignment is not pure writing...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,712
Posted By mizambar
Re: Are There Many Clients Who Pay $50/Article?

Yes...getting back to the original question. There are lots of people who pay high rates for an article. I'm currently working with a guy to do an article for $10 per 100 words, which will work out...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th January 2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,712
Posted By Winlin
Re: Are There Many Clients Who Pay $50/Article?

Regarding the original question: "Yes" $50.00 and more per article is a reasonable expectation.

"However" - You will need to know how to market yourself, and sell your services in order to get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 21st November 2013, 06:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,634
Posted By Raymond Duke
Re: Freelance writing: How much to charge?

If you're good...

$200+ per 800-1200 words.

People that want good content will pay that much, because they know that paying cheaper will not get them results.

There are a lot of companies...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,634
Posted By Adam Short
Re: Freelance writing: How much to charge?

There is some great advice here from those who are saying not to shortchange yourself. The freelance writing industry is one that is widely varied with low rates offered from content mills to high...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2013, 08:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,634
Posted By Devin X
Re: Freelance writing: How much to charge?

Charge whatever the market will bear. IF you can sell yourself to clients for $30+ per article, great! If not, you'll join the ranks of the millions who offer articles for like $5. Network, get...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th November 2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,634
Posted By AnniePot
Re: Freelance writing: How much to charge?

Hi Steve

I strongly suggest you take a look at John Coutts WSO:...
Forum: Warriors For Hire 15th November 2013, 12:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 636
Posted By SamKane
Re: [FREE Report] 50% Discount on Hummingbird-Compliant Quality Content

The article delivered was top notch! Delivered faster than I expected.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th October 2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,547
Posted By AnniePot
Re: Learn to write articles and sell as a service?

All the most talented writers are avid readers. My English teacher in high school told us often: if you want to write well, you should first read. Read everything you can lay your hands on. She also...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Buying an article form an expert copywriter

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...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 17th September 2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 585
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: Buying an article form an expert copywriter

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...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th August 2013, 08:38 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,712
Posted By DTGeorge
Re: Are There Many Clients Who Pay $50/Article?

I'll put this nicely: that's a load of tosh.

Communicate your worth effectively, and people won't care where you're from.

I only relatively recently began freelance writing, but I've made $30...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 661
Posted By Michael Levanduski
Re: How do you make your articles look good?

Alexa is, of course, spot on. I'd just expand on what she said slightly.

The formatting of your article CAN be important. For example, the following are great (when properly used):

Using...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2013, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 661
Posted By Alexa Smith
Re: How do you make your articles look good?

My two main attention-grabbing tricks in articles are "being entertaining" and "being provocative" (as close to the start as possible - the first sentence is a good place for both). Both are majorly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 03:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,926
Posted By Zabrina
Re: content writing at $2, is it worth?

You can answer that question yourself by doing a little math. Look at your budget and figure out how much money you absolutely need to earn each month. Could you scrape by on, say, $2,000 a month?
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th August 2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,953
Posted By androifield
Re: How to protect yourself when freelancing

I used to do freelance stuff from people I met on fiverr, odesk, etc. and they were good people. I've never experienced people not paying (thankfully) but I experienced some form of underpayment...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th August 2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,953
Posted By MaxTheMarketer
Re: How to protect yourself when freelancing

I always do the very unexpected and risk-reverse as this puts people at ease.

I put myself in their shoes and imagine what it is like being them right now.

I tell them that I will first do the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,450
Posted By Richard Van
Re: The GMAIL Update Did More Damage Than I Thought...

:D

I just signed up to both your sites in your signature.

Don't send me anything though, I'll report it as spam.

Because I want to. :D
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th August 2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,450
Posted By tpw
Re: The GMAIL Update Did More Damage Than I Thought...

LOL

So you subscribe to mailing lists, just so that you can call them spam?
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st August 2013, 06:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,147
Posted By MissTerraK
Re: Higher pay for writing articles...

I recommend John Coutts' Well Paid Content Writer (http://www.warriorforum.com/warrior-special-offers-forum/812313-40-article-today-yes-yes-yes-never-write-5-articles-again.html)


Terra
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2013, 06:50 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 11,377
Posted By Greenville
I am 55 and had my first $1K day in 3 months - Here is how I did it

I have wanted to make a post and provide testimony on this forum for a long time but I hesitated for several reasons.

First, English is not my first language and I feared I would not be properly...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 29th July 2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,477
Posted By Adie
Write more content, write more content, write write, write

The big question in this forum is always the same, repeated by people over and over again:

How do I promote my site? or How do I get traffic to my site?

People are always overlooking the...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 27th July 2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,493
Posted By Kay King
Re: Starting a career as a writer...

That's a red flag for me. A writer...writes. Putting together a portfolio is a basic for a writer who wants to be paid for his work. You need samples in several voices, in differing styles to show...
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