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Old 11-22-2012, 09:23 AM
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My articles are not selling! What are some of the possible reasons?

I have tried selling my articles in the marketplace of this forum to no avail. Before selling, I always make sure the articles pass Copyscape and are 100% unique.
Although I am not a native, my grammar and writing skills are not bad. In addition, I have accounts at Triond, Ezine and Yahoo! Voices contributor network where I occasionally post my articles.
How will I convince buyers that indeed my articles are worth buying? I have tried posting links of my published work but still my efforts are not bearing any fruits.

Any help, from both buyers and sellers, will be highly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.
 
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:35 PM
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Maybe make a note in your ad(s) that the articles will only be sold once? That is something I would look for if I was in the market to buy some articles.
 
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:44 PM
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Maybe make a note in your ad(s) that the articles will only be sold once? That is something I would look for if I was in the market to buy some articles.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:51 PM
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Check your writting skills, maybe you should try check also to those articles that are doing good, try to find the way how they write their articles and start from there.
 
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:25 PM
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Check your writting skills, maybe you should try check also to those articles that are doing good, try to find the way how they write their articles and start from there.
Did you read the thread creators replies by any chance?

Do you have any tips on how the thread creator can sell his articles? Sometimes it's just how you word the thread title, sales pitch or the price.
 
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:32 PM
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give a few articles away and ask for reviews of your work
 
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:50 PM
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Do the articles meet high quality guidelines ? Who cares about copyscape (that's one of those shiny objects that far too many pay for).

Quality guidelines:

* Spelling and Grammar
* Proper Grade Level according to niche
* Semantically Related words included in article
* Low usage of stop words
* Significant Ratio of words
* Length of article
 
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:27 AM
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Quality guidelines:

* Spelling and Grammar
* Proper Grade Level according to niche
* Semantically Related words included in article
* Low usage of stop words
* Significant Ratio of words
* Length of article
While these are all good points regarding the quality of the articles produced, jimwriter needs some advertising help.
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I have tried selling my articles in the marketplace of this forum to no avail.
Perhaps you (and everyone else that replies to this thread) could have a look at his ads here and then come back with some constructive help to help him write better ads.

Note: Come back here with the help. Don't reply to his ads with your comments. Comments in the Marketplace are reserved for those serious about doing business with the OP.
 
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:33 AM
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I see no link to his ad, not being rude but I rather not spend 30 minutes looking for it. If you could point someone in the right direction it would give more help to the OP.
 
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:59 PM
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I see no link to his ad, not being rude but I rather not spend 30 minutes looking for it. If you could point someone in the right direction it would give more help to the OP.
Then remove yourself from the conversation. It wouldn't take you but a minute to have a look.
 
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Thank you all for the help. I highly appreciate anyone who contributed.
 
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What is your focus? Try researching other forums that specifically target your market not just SEO generalities.
 
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before submitting the articles, it is essential to read the rules and regulations first. A website like E zine they are usually very strict. If you make only one mistake in grammar all you articles are going to be rejected.
 
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