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Old 08-31-2011, 07:27 AM
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Angry This Really Irritates Me

I have to vent on this and I wanted to see if any others around here feel the same way. There's a couple of parts to this vent so let's start off with the first one.

Unskilled Writers Claiming to Be Pros

I have seen so many posts and responses to threads on here from people that claim to be professionals in the world of content creation. Not many of these people possess the skills needed to write compelling content that provides value to their clients as well as Google.

It's simple. If you write like this you need to think again before offering content services.

I haz skillz need to write fer you.

Clients Seeking Writers for Little to Nothing

This is one reason that I had to write for a penny per word (which is about to change for me really soon). I have to pay my bills and put food in my son's mouth. Not to mention get ready for another one headed to this world later this year.

Writers are simply artists of words. Please pay them what their worth and not like someone that produces sub-par content. I have seen many good writers have to seek other jobs and give up on their dream because of this. If you want quality you need to pay for it. It's as simple as that.

I know that this post will cause a little controversy but this situation needed some attention.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:01 AM
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Yeah like, fer shure dood.

Never have figured out why someone would add a thread touting their writing services and fill it with spelling, punctuation, or grammar errors. Funny part, they're often in the sentence claiming there won't be any spelling, punctuation or grammar errors.
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Old 09-20-2011, 09:54 PM
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Agreed. Those who uses that kind of spelling is very annoying.
Have you heard about "jejemon" on the internet? Well just like what you wanna say, they spelled the words in a very annoying way, they emerged from here (Philippines), and been a trend of discussions online and offline.
As they reach to 'fame' a contradictory part rouse, the jejebusters.
For instance, the common phrase 'The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog' may be translated in jejenese as this: d~ QUicK Br0wn~ Fox JumPed~ ovEr d LAZY doG.
Read the article here: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/256862...vs-jejebusters

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Old 09-23-2011, 12:02 PM
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Hmm, the original poster is in North Carolina. So am I.

I wanted to comment on the "working for pennies" complaint in her post. This is common and I know how you feel.

Can I suggest something?

You can either write 20 X $5 articles to make $100 or you can write 1 X $100 article to make $100. How much effort do you put into cranking out those 20 articles? How long does it take? It is much *easier* to identify and do work for one high-paying client than a bunch of clients who want the rock-bottom price anyway. Problem: nobody wants to do the searching for good clients.

Sure, I can hear you saying, that's all good if you can find someone who will pay $100 an article. There's nobody around here who does.

Well, I don't work for pennies, and I never have. I charge a minimum $35/hr for writing work, and I get it. I have a client in Wilmington, NC, who pays $100 per 600 word article. Total time to prepare these days is about two hours...it used to be three. I have to research and understand technical applications of equipment, mind you, which not everyone is capable of doing. So let me ask you this:

Is there a specialized area that you could write about, in which people would probably pay you a lot more money for your expertise?

On my writing services marketing website, I clearly state that my clients are getting a whole lot more than just a writer (and what that is!). Anyone can sling a few words and phrases together. So where does your value come from? If you're just hashing out words and phrases, that's why you are stuck writing for pennies. Think about where your true value could be coming from.

I hope this helps. It's not meant to be mean or insulting: I simply want to offer a different perspective.
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:14 PM
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I have often wondered why article writers in the Article Marketing industry subject themselves to such low per word rates. Writing an article for a magazine pays 10 to 50 cents per word.

I realize there is foreign competition, but look at what you get.
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Old 09-30-2011, 07:17 AM
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I agree with you but think like a business man if a person is getting an article for 2$ then why will he spend 20$ for just little better quality. Writing is such a skill that most of us can do.

I agree that professional copywriters are much ahead than a normal writer but people don't want to pay too much just for writing.
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