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Re: Cointent Writing Services - Your Favs?
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2010, 09:41:22 PM »
I have been trying to find a good (& cheap) content spinner for ages - damned thin on the ground.

I have one filipina now who is Ok - not perfect, but cheap enough - but I will definitely need more.

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« Reply #16 on: November 17, 2010, 10:28:44 PM »
Have you tried Odesk.com?
I believe it is generally more expensive, but you get a screen shot of the workers desktop every few mins. 

Your comment made me remember it.

As for cheapskate... well, it depends what the vertical can stand eh? Thats the trouble for me.
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« Reply #17 on: November 17, 2010, 11:04:22 PM »
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it depends what the vertical can stand eh?

absolutely.  we are trying to break into higher value verticals and this is all initial cost for launching a site so they aren't earning yet.  Once they start earning and we get a feel for the value of the traffic, I can be more confident in reinvesting.

At this point, I think I am wasting too much of my time trying to get a perfect solution when I just need to "git er done".  I think 4 star open orders at TB is going to be the way of it for now.

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« Reply #18 on: November 17, 2010, 11:09:13 PM »
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Have you tried Odesk.com?

Yeah, that was the first place I tried - every single applicant made grammatical errors in their application!
Ming boggling - God knows how bad their spinning would have been.

The girl I have now is good enough that I need to do only a few minor corrections - just can only do 4 hours a day :(

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« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2010, 05:44:36 PM »
>>>Other options for high quality, real cheap content writing

Mommy bloggers. They can be golden.

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« Reply #20 on: November 18, 2010, 05:56:03 PM »
>I think I am wasting too much of my time trying to get a perfect solution when I just need to "git er done"

Lemme see, this is the 4th or 5th time you've come to that conclusion, right Jim?

>mommy bloggers

pay range?

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« Reply #21 on: November 18, 2010, 06:07:04 PM »
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Lemme see, this is the 4th or 5th time you've come to that conclusion, right Jim?

There is something hard coded in my head that I am continually fighting against :)

also interested in mommy blogger outreach

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« Reply #22 on: November 21, 2010, 02:17:28 AM »

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« Reply #23 on: November 21, 2010, 07:23:32 AM »
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http://tucsoncitizen.com/mark-evans/archives/18

interesting, wonder how high they are setting the bar for authors

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« Reply #24 on: November 21, 2010, 01:38:30 PM »
This is one of the best calls for writers I've seen, Jim.  Apparently, it's been working well as I've seen a few guest articles get into Digg and Redditt over the last couple of years.

http://www.dumblittleman.com/2006/08/submit-article-to-dlm.html

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« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2010, 06:23:27 PM »
>>>>pay range?

Varies a ton but you can get fantastic copy for .04 - .08C cents a word.

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« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2010, 08:31:30 PM »
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Have you tried Odesk.com?

Yeah, that was the first place I tried - every single applicant made grammatical errors in their application!
Ming boggling - God knows how bad their spinning would have been.

I found a brilliant writer on oDesk. Guess i could have been lucky.

Posted a job to rewrite some news posts. Majority of applicants had English as a 2nd language(guess i should have selected regions people could apply from more carefully) . To my surprise a few Brits applied, the one i selected was degree educated living in spain, charges $1.5 to rewrite 400-500 words. Pay $1.5 for 100 words when research needed. Quality is superb, she's now fully booked with our work for for next few years.








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« Reply #27 on: November 21, 2010, 10:44:36 PM »
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This is one of the best calls for writers I've seen, Jim.

Was it the altruism angle or something else that caught your attention?

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« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2010, 10:59:05 PM »
3 or so years ago, when I first ran across it, I was impressed by the overall thoroughness of the "walk through" particularly the addressing of problem areas upfront.  I found that it wasn't specific enough for my own writers' page but it pointed the way.

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« Reply #29 on: November 22, 2010, 10:36:07 PM »
I've had good success with Criagslist. I've hired some really good , reliable guys and gals in the past. You do have to pay a little more but I find it's worth it if you don't have to edit the hell out of it.

I found textbroker to provide sketchy results. 

I have also experimented with ordering up content from Fiverr (since seeing the link here). Found someone who will write a pretty good 500 word article for $5 which needs no editing.