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Wordgigs Is Looking For More (A Lot More) Article Writers 4 Pay (USA Writers Only, Sorry)...

 
Jerrico_Usher
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on 03/29/2013

Hey everyone, Wordgigs (content writing mill) has landed a huge client and has opened enrollment again (they want to pay people to write articles, you in?), this time we are looking for a lot more writers (write, get paid every two weeks for what you complete in the pay period- paypal address required, tax ID/w-9, USA Resident/speaking/writing native English only). Sorry if your outside the USA, I don't make the rules I just work there. On the site below you can read all their qualifications (same as I put here but may make more sense to read the page)... (I'm just a messenger so if you have questions of a basic nature I'll be glad to answer them but once you sign up use the ticket system (still be me and others  but at least there I'm paid to respond :)

Those who didn't get in last time (that qualify) can get in this time... It's simple, you sign up, run through training vids, pick projects (articles mainly, we're not looking for "blurb writers" but those who specifically want to write articles (for pay)... We have virtually an unlimited supply of work so if your waiting for your Wizzley income to happen this is a way to write for pay now (mostly 400-600 word articles) for your writing. Here is a typical offering (we have many more types as you work your way up/prove you are consistent, quality, no grammar/spelling issues etc... then more higher paying work is available too later)...

Standard Article 350-405 words: 4.00

Ezine Article type: 401-505 words: 5.50

Medium Article: 500 - 600 words - 7.00

It's not the highest paying mill but it's a no hassle always get paid on time mill. You grab work, complete it, get paid. That simple- why does it need to be more complicated?

You don't have to find me or go through me this time, this is much easier this time, just go to www.Wordgigs.com sign up and they will probably email you your log in information, you finish the video training (I made the videos so if you don't like them yell at me :)) and start choosing work from the queue to complete and it tally's showing how much your next payout will be... every two weeks (16th and 2nd) you can check your Paypal and rejoice that your not broke.

Anyone who signed up last time from here feel free to chime in about your experience... It's a straightforward writing mill, you have 2 days to complete any work, 400 words is the average, topics range from car dealerships, cars, to kitty litter boxes, jewelry, furby's, how to___, and anything else you'd likely see on the web that isn't spam or crap :)

the review process is a lot like here on Wizzley, crap writing will be caught and dealt with so only sign up if your a serious writer, (third person analytical writing basically, informative not chat speak :). You don't have to be award winning writers just able to write informative copy you'd want to read if you were researching whatever topic it is.

We don't have nazi editors, we are mainly focused on quality of the writing content/context/informative value/facts, not fluff. If this sounds like something you want to do, let us know (go there and sign up to be a paid writer/freelancer). I like to "cast call" on Wizzley due to the fact that all wizzley writers are moderated (content) and if you're here a while with work on your account, chances are your a professional writer :)... If you have friends, family, aquaintences, or anyone you know over 18 years of age, living in the USA, Native USA Resident, speak/write English as their FIRST language, i.e. qualify to sign up- then send them to the wordgigs site to get on board... This company had hired only twice this year so when they close the enrollment who knows when they will hire again (nobody really wants to leave!)...

Good Luck!

Jerrico


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BrendaReeves
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on 03/29/2013

Thanks Jerrico,I signed up.


Brenda Reeves
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It takes a long time to research and write a great article. However, if you keep building your portfolio, you have a good chance of creating a passive income stream that may last for many years to come.

Yes, I understand the concept of making a few quick bucks on a site that buys your work. But what if your work matures and grows and generates great traffic and income - who's gonna put that money in their pockets? Right, not you.

BTW, you, Jerrico, have written about 50,000 words in this forum in support of exactly that business model: write lots of great content, let it mature, reap ongoing rewards in the future. And you backed it up with tall tales of thousands of monthly $$ on HP. 

The biggest earners in this business focus on one business model, and then they stick with it. Believe me - I do have a bit of real insight on this, through my work on Wizzley and Pagewizz. They may have their 'eggs in different baskets' - Happy Easter, y'all! - but they do the same thing, over and over, until it pays off. It's either writing for residual income, or producing commissioned work. Not both.

If you want to sell your work for, let's say, $7 a pop - how much do you have to produce, so you can earn a living? The math looks pretty scary to me.

And even if you want to write only 3 articles per week for a site like yours - great quality articles, no less! - you'd give away all the future earning potential of 3 quality articles for a mere $15.

We have a very community-minded spirit, here on Wizzley. We love to promote what we think is helpful to our authors - competitors or not. I even let you post your infomercial in our forum. By the same token, I reserve the right to respond with a negative critique, if I think it is warranted. 

Especially in these days, where mass-produced content has no chance anymore, and only well-researched, unique, and highly-useful articles may generate passive income ... it simply does not make any sense to sell-out your work. Sorry. 

P.S.: If you're only dabbling in online writing, or if you're doing it just for fun and would like to try all kinds of different things - please ignore my rant. My advice is only for folks who want to build a business with their online writing. Smile

 


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BrendaReeves
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on 03/29/2013

Chef, I'm not going anywhere. I still love you. That is low pay in my book. I do need to make a living at this, and now that my mother is well taken care of in a nursing home, I can give this more attention.

 

I'LL NEVER LEAVE YOU, CHEF!!!!


Brenda Reeves
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on 03/29/2013

Aw, thank you, Brenda!  Embarassed

But that's not really the point of my rant. At Wizzley, we love it when our authors make money, whether it's through Wizzley, or somewhere else. We're all in the same boat, and what goes around comes around. I just don't think that spending hours on a real quality article--and hours it normally takes!--should be bought up cheaply with a couple bucks.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
BrendaReeves
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on 03/29/2013

Chef, I will only write crappy articles for them. I'll save the good ones for you.

 

Believe me, I would not spend hours writing a quality article for $7.


Brenda Reeves
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on 03/29/2013

But crappy articles help nobody, and they wouldn't even accept them (according to Jerrico).

You know how to produce quality, Brenda. Share your art!  Smile


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Sam
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on 03/29/2013

@Chefkeem

There are a couple of things I want to add. First of all, yes, a few bucks are not a lot, but if bills have to be paid or you live in a situation like this http://wizzley.com/how-to-live-on-1-25-a-day/ they do add up. Writing for a content mill is no fun, I have done it in the past and it really can impact negatively your creativity but if there is no choice and somebody can't find another job?

As for "building your own business here on Wizzley". With all due respect and as much as I love Wizzley, it is not our business, it is yours, Nightowl's, Hans', Simon's ect. We get a revenue share but it is not our business in the strict sense of the word as be don't have a real share in the business decisions made. Don't get me wrong, I love writing here, but it is not my main business, just a sideline, SY


Jerrico_Usher
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on 03/29/2013

No you won't. :)

BrendaReeves: 03/29/2013 - 02:50 PM

Chef, I will only write crappy articles for them. I'll save the good ones for you.

 

Believe me, I would not spend hours writing a quality article for $7.

 


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chefkeem
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on 03/29/2013

Sam - I'm talking about building your own business as an online writer, not only as a Wizzley author. You can write on many different sites, or on your own blog, or for hire (for decent money), or write your own e-books.

The way Jerrico put it, they're looking for absolute quality content, which, IMHO, can be marketed better than selling out for 5 bucks.

Unless they pay 5 bucks for stuff one can write in 30-60 minutes. Still underpaid, but an alternative for folks in need of extra money.

However, I had the impression they get picky. And they should, because crappy content ain't gonna return their $5 investment.

High-quality content has a chance of making much more than $5.

I'd recommend taking on a temporary part-time job somewhere, and building your long-term investment as a quality author in your spare time. Then, at least, you're building something for later.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Sam
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on 03/29/2013

@Chefkeem

Rare event - I agree with everything that you wrote ;-) SY


HollieT
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on 03/29/2013

When I first stated writing online I wrote for London Brokers.  The most soul destroying, laborious work that I have ever undertaken, bar none. The pay was also unbelievably low. After a couple of weeks I thought sod this for a game of soldiers, and started bidding for private clients. I bagged a couple of private clients and saw a *reasonable* return for my time.  I still write for the odd one or two clients now. 

I also wrote for a farm, a German company, who paid pretty well. Five dollars for 250 words and the content required no research whatsoever. I could write said content within 15 minutes and spend a minute proof reading. Worked my way up the ranking system and was eventually earning twenty odd dollars for 400 words when a client needed a particular piece writing. The work dried up. All good things must come to an end, I suppose. 

I read Sam's article about ClickWorker a week or so ago and signed up with Sam's affiliate link. Haven't written anything there yet Sam, but may do so when extra cash is needed :)

I found the same 250 word articles which I had been writing for the German company on Clickworker- only Clickworker are paying a little over two dollars. 

I regret writing hundreds of articles for that farm now, because if I'd have spent my time writing here, or indeed other sites, I'd be reaping the rewards now. However, sometimes you just need that quick money- there's no getting around it. 

My advice, in this situation, would be to find the highest paying farms that you can if you're going to do down that road. Or bid for private clients and do the best job that you possibly can. I only bagged two initially, but each recommended me to other clients. Those jobs kept a roof over my head and put the food on the table. And at the end of the day, that's what it's all about.

 

Jerrico_Usher
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on 03/29/2013

Chef, why are you talking to these people as if they were already at the point of making thousands a month where 5.00 for 400 words would be cheap? Even in the online world you pay your dues, put in the treadmill work for little to no pay, to LEARN the core things you need before you venture into the hard core IM realm or even just a writing business.

I'm going to say what I'm going to say then ditch this thread- if you guys want to sign up we're hiring freelancers... if not that's cool too. I don't appreciate chef's demeanor here so I'm not going to play that game. I'm here to help not argue senselessly.

For new writers, people breaking into the industry as most here are, this is not selling out- it's paid training, learning, practice, growth, learning to write on all types of topics they aren't used to. You only see the surface of our business and make judgements' that sound ignorant really when put into perspective.

I get what your saying, and your right in a sense, rather if you were speaking to a different customer base than Wizzlers... What your neglecting to see is that Wizzley is not where seasoned internet marketers go unless they enjoy writing and it's a part of their overall network. For me Wizzley is more of a playground where I can go in my free time and I can enjoy the process, set it and forget it, and chip away at it- it's fun not lucrative (yet). I have faith in it but it's not by any means something I depend on for income- I will later but for now if I didn't have anything else going I'd thrown in the towel based on no results- no decent ROI.

It may never get more lucrative than 2k a month, but it could.. but my attention is not on wasting time building a business on the backs of several businesses that could ultimately control my fate with a click of the mouse- it's to build a business that I OWN, that I control, and that makes much more in the same time. Wizzley I "hope" will one day sprout- HP did it and this sites on the same path virtually as HP when the money ramped up, but this is no business- this is YOUR business. Even if you diversify if you never branch out of this your still an employee- you get 60% your boss gets 40%. Even in HP days it was no more than Wizzley is now- just actually made money to justify my time, then passively much longer... but my main staple has always been my other ventures.

That said 99% of the people who'd write here are new to the industry/business, still trying to make it, not sure what to do, and NEED some practice- some paid practice even. Writing being the most core skill set you can hone in this business, I don't understand your dramatic opinions about what's fact and what's reality. 5.00 to a newbie is good because it's something for an unproven skill set- once proven we have more programs for better paying work (i.e. 500 words 25.00), but we don't just put anyone into that pool (called Elite writers). Like any business we have an entry level, minimum wage (of a sort) level where you prove yourself. If your good you move up- 

We're not review/audit nazi's I mentioned that.  We do demand quality as you do on Wizzley, but only the quality that we could demand for 5.00. Did you think we expected a press release for 5.00?

The reality is if you work at it you can learn to write 500 words on a topic you know or can research quickly, pretty fast- it only takes me 20 minutes to write an article that pays 4-6.00 and I can churn out 35 in a day. No it's not glamorous pay but it's consistent work, no bidding system, no worrying about if they will pay you and when (every two weeks is pretty good for a content mill!). Often the work is redundant which sucks but is also great because you can recycle your research efforts and write on a different angle this time, expand on another part of the niche and so on. This builds your niche building skill set and it makes it easier to write 500 words the second time... you just look to see if anything new has happened and write a new one. You can write a lot on any topic...

I don't think writing hinders creativity- it boosts it. Writing on topics your not used to builds your ability to write more, faster, and on more topics more easily- I used to take the worst projects just to get over them and be able to grab them without remorse (i.e. awe many i don't want to write on hemmhorids!)... If you have the right mindset going in you don't see challenge so much as learning, growing, and getting paid to learn- if you think the whole time wow I could have put that on wizzley and earned for years- then it's a chore and not to mention why couldn't you just write a fresh article for wizzley too? Just make it different, recycle the research, and you can talk in second person here- there you have to stick to third person informative-... so it's also different in tone. Your mind makes things real not opinions, but actions and the way you think.

The articles written are not Pulitzer prize winning, we're not idiots, but they are quality you'd find here- without hours of writing work required. I'd say most of my time is not in writing on wizzley- it's formatting. I write articles in 30 minutes that are 5k words sometimes, but formatting the wizzle takes hours, days even with NO PAY for months if at all. Talk about getting jacked for your time with promises based on faith. 

I could say a lot of the same things about writing on a 2.0 site for "hope", but that doesn't make it true. There is money to be made here and with a business model that's cohesive to earning- but business models aren't just one specific niche, I'm a bit taken back by your lack of realizing that your very customer base here at Wizzley are not seasoned IMers and your preaching to them what you should be preaching to experienced marketers if they were in this spot- not new writers, aspiring IMers, and the like. The realm is different for new writers/IMers than it is for those doing it for years- so is the pay, dues, and work to pay ratio they should be able to entitled to- before they put in the work though- entitlement is just a disease many think they deserve. 

The fact is a business model can include writing mills, blogs, 2.0 properties, and more. 

Can we bring this back to what it was here for- to offer a resource, a way to get paid to write now... you can sign up or not, makes no difference, but if you need money, are struggling, and are willing to churn out some work, this could be a very good opportunity for you.

It won't hinder you (unless you think chef's opinion is god), make you less of a "business builder" or make you grow fairy wings, but it will give you a good resource when nothing else is kicking in and you want to just work and get paid for a minute... or a career if you love it.

We had a writer last month generate almost 2,500.00 and she still has 2 days and 50 projects in her queue (one of our longest term writers)... If she read your rant, and that's what I think it was at the top there between some good information too, she'd tell you you were wrong in many respects... at least in the perspective your giving our mill, writing for a mill, and writing pay entitlement- I would suggest Chef that you get your facts first then rant- you make assumptions that only make an ass out of you and me... and the rude remarks were uncalled for- be a professional for Christ sake, I am trying to be one with you.

J-

 


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chefkeem
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I wrote my opinion - you resort to name-calling. Who's the professional here?


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Sam
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on 03/29/2013

Writing for content mills certainly destroys ones own writing skills. Just look at your forum answer Jerrico, you use hundreds of words were a few well chosen sentences would have been enough. The habit of boosting the word count shows through. By all means, if you are desperate to pay the bills write for content mills if you can't find another job where you live. If you want to learn the ropes of writing quality content, keep publishing and learning on Wizzley and then graduate to your own sites / blogs / books whatever. Good night, this European in another timezone is signing off now. Happy Easter to All! SY


Jerrico_Usher
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cloaked name calling chef, is still name calling... read your post again, but can we end the banter? the whole point was to help people you turned it into a pissing contest....


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chefkeem
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When you write about something, Jerrico - it's "helping people".

When I share my experience and give my opinion - it's "starting a pissing match".

You are way out of line, m'friend, and I'm losing my patience.

And that's not good.

Consider yourself warned (again).


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
WordChazer
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on 03/29/2013

Chef, you got me.

I'm not American, so to many sites, I don't exist.

The clicks I just had this week on my articles prove that, to you and those people who read my work here and who pay for those adverts to appear on my pages, I exist.

After the stuff I just endured with the other site, a year of changes I was ill-equipped to deal with, I'm not going anywhere unless you tell me I have to.

Sorry Jerrico, but your site doesn't think I exist. So I can't sign up, regardless of my feelings on the subject.


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
chefkeem
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You stay put, Paula, y'hear?   Laughing


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
WordChazer
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chefkeem: 03/29/2013 - 07:41 PM

You stay put, Paula, y'hear?   Laughing

Sir, yes SIR!

 

And considering I'm writing from Saarbrucken; jawohl. mein Herr...


Described by one of my clients as 'a literary grammarian', writing, researching and reading are requirements for sanity, at least this side of the keyboard.
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