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Unread 2nd Feb 2014, 09:35 AM   #1
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We aren't just looking for a writer, we're looking for a team player that has a passion for everything Gaming/Tech related.

We run a popular gaming/tech community at Gaming News, Reviews, Tips, Cheats & Technology - Gamer Headlines and we are looking for some talented writers to find breaking news or write opinion pieces about games or tech which are unique and will bring in traffic.

If you take a look at our site, you'll see we currently have three authors that write about very related content which gets accessed by thousands of people daily.

We want to expand our current staff list to around 4-5 more authors, so that we can get content flowing more regularly.

The Requirements
1. Self sufficient - you must be able to research trending and high traffic topics in the gaming or tech industry.
2. Ability to use Wordpress
3. Ability to use Reddit
4. Familiar with N4G.com (it's quick to learn)
5. Experience in marketing, know how to draw attention with catchy titles, know how meta tags work.
6. Basic knowledge in HTML (alt tags of images, title tags, etc)
7. Excellent English skills
8. A passion for writing
9. A deep understanding of either the Gaming or Tech industry and trends (both is a bonus as you will be able to write more articles)

The Job
Basically, your tasks will include:

1. Researching trending topics (must be games, tech related)
2. Write an article about it, it must be unique and professional.
3. If it is breaking news, be quick.
4. After writing the article, make sure the meta title and description
are catchy and relevant. (more appealing titles generate more traffic)
5. Publish the article and interact with visitors if they comment on the article
6. Submit your article on your personal Reddit (mandatory)
7. Submit your article on your personal N4G.com (mandatory)
8. Go back to step 1 and repeat

We are paying writers a flat rate per word and also offering bonuses by paying X amount per 1,000 views your article brings in. This bonus is decided by us and will be adjusted to reflect the quality of content you provide and how much traffic you bring in.

Writers will be put on a 1 week trial, you will be given access to write posts and then our staff will review them, check your writing style, and then the article will be published and we will see how much traffic you manage to bring in.

Trial posts will be paid for.



In terms of amount of articles, we are currently posting betwen 10-15 a day across all of our editors and we want to try push this up to around 50 articles a day by the end of Feb or mid March. Our site is only three months old and we are growing very quickly, so this is a chance for you to not only earn some money, but participate in a rapid growing news community and to make a name for yourself.

We do not have any limit on how many articles you can post per day, as long as they are quality, your own content, and written about popular trending topics which bring in traffic.

That being said, it doesn't always need to be trending - you could research with Google's Keyword Planner for relative categories in the gaming/tech niche. For example "Spyro the Dragon" gets 16,000 searches per day (it doesn't, but lets use it as an example). You could then go and write a piece about Spyro the Dragon, its history or something related to it that people that are searching for Spyro the Dragon will click on and want to read it and engage with our site.

If you are interested, either send me a PM on here or drop me an e-mail at kyle[at]gamerheadlines[dot]com

Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.
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Great response so far - keep them coming still looking for a few more writers.
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PM sent. I might have someone who is interested in this type of work.
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Hi

I have written in pat many articles in this niche
Shoot me an email at alex.alex2117 (at) gmail (dot) with more info

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pm sent

k meganathan and arun balaji km

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but it all depends on the quality of article, how much traffic you manage to bring in and how authentic the piece you write is.
No self-respecting writer is going to accept these terms. We work on a price per word basis, that's it. We aren't concerned at all with the traffic that a piece brings in. We write it, we transfer it, and we're done.

These terms basically allow you to claim that you should pay .01 cent per word one day because the piece didn't receive x amount of hits—a scenario that could be entirely your fault. That's not how it works. Even content mills pay a fixed price per word.

If this pay for performance work, ie, there's no money up front, you should just say so clearly.

I'm not trying to troll your post. I'm just raising points that I feel should be addressed.

On the whole, you get what you pay for.
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Originally Posted by Ghoster View Post

No self-respecting writer is going to accept these terms. We work on a price per word basis, that's it. We aren't concerned at all with the traffic that a piece brings in. We write it, we transfer it, and we're done.

These terms basically allow you to claim that you should pay .01 cent per word one day because the piece didn't receive x amount of hits—a scenario that could be entirely your fault. That's not how it works. Even content mills pay a fixed price per word.

If this pay for performance work, ie, there's no money up front, you should just say so clearly.

I'm not trying to troll your post. I'm just raising points that I feel should be addressed.
I actually disagree. This is clearly aimed towards people interested in writing about games, and since this job also requires the the writers to self publish their articles to certain gaming sites, it makes sense they pay more to those who perform better.

This clearly is not a job for those who write for money, but rather those who would like to earn from writing about things they enjoy writing about.

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David, have you also selected a writer already on BHW? I saw this post on BHW, too.

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Originally Posted by Ghoster View Post

No self-respecting writer is going to accept these terms. We work on a price per word basis, that's it. We aren't concerned at all with the traffic that a piece brings in. We write it, we transfer it, and we're done.

These terms basically allow you to claim that you should pay .01 cent per word one day because the piece didn't receive x amount of hits—a scenario that could be entirely your fault. That's not how it works. Even content mills pay a fixed price per word.

If this pay for performance work, ie, there's no money up front, you should just say so clearly.

I'm not trying to troll your post. I'm just raising points that I feel should be addressed.
This isn't pay for performance, our writers get paid per word and they also get bonuses (paid per 1,000 views their article brings in) as an incentive to drive traffic to the website for the news they write.

What is the point in writing something that doesn't bring in any visitors? If that happened for every article then we would just end up with a database full of unique content which no one read.

This is actually a smart marketing strategy by us which allows us to reward our writers with bonuses based on their performance and also give them a standard rate per word. This keeps our writers happy and posting content on a daily basis and it helps drive traffic to the website.

Not to mention our website is Google News approved and the majority of our traffic is organic, so the writers get a passive bonus as soon as they post an article as our website actually drives most of the traffic itself.

To say "no self respecting writer is going to agree to these terms" is quite a global statement, are you sure you can actually speak for every writer when you say that? If you happened to check out our website, you'd see we already have 8 writers that post daily and are quite happy with these terms, so I'm not really sure where you are coming from to be honest.

Not everything is outlined in this topic, we were purposely vague with this post as we want people to contact us before we share specifics.

You are entitled to your opinion though.

Each to their own.
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Originally Posted by Latox View Post

This isn't pay for performance, our writers get paid per word and they also get bonuses (paid per 1,000 views their article brings in) as an incentive to drive traffic to the website for the news they write.

What is the point in writing something that doesn't bring in any visitors? If that happened for every article then we would just end up with a database full of unique content which no one read.

This is actually a smart marketing strategy by us which allows us to reward our writers with bonuses based on their performance and also give them a standard rate per word. This keeps our writers happy and posting content on a daily basis and it helps drive traffic to the website.

Not to mention our website is Google News approved and the majority of our traffic is organic, so the writers get a passive bonus as soon as they post an article as our website actually drives most of the traffic itself.

To say "no self respecting writer is going to agree to these terms" is quite a global statement, are you sure you can actually speak for every writer when you say that? If you happened to check out our website, you'd see we already have 8 writers that post daily and are quite happy with these terms, so I'm not really sure where you are coming from to be honest.

Not everything is outlined in this topic, we were purposely vague with this post as we want people to contact us before we share specifics.

You are entitled to your opinion though.

Each to their own.
Beyond proper usage of keywords within articles, SEO is your responsibility, not the writer's.

You're right though, I should have said, " no professional" writer. Duly noted.

On the whole, you get what you pay for.
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